James McCartney (1902 - 1976)

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Nicknames: "Jim"
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Death: Died in Liverpool, England
Occupation: cotton salesman
Managed by: Liz B.
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Immediate Family

About James McCartney

James "Jim" McCartney was the father of musician, author and artist Paul McCartney, best known for his work in The Beatles and Wings, and photographer and musician Mike McCartney, who worked with The Scaffold.

McCartney worked for most of his life in the cotton trade, and was a musician himself playing in ragtime and jazz bands in Liverpool, including Jim Mac's Jazz Band, while his wife Mary Patricia McCartney (née Mohan) was a trained nurse and midwife.

The McCartney family lived in council houses during Mary's life, but Paul later bought his father a house called Rembrandt, in Heswall, Cheshire. Jim encouraged his two sons to take up music by buying instruments for them to learn, as well as improving their status in life through education. After Mary’s death, Jim married Angela Williams and adopted her daughter from a previous marriage, Ruth McCartney.

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James McCartney's Timeline

July 7, 1902
Liverpool, England
December 18, 1942
Age 40
Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
January, 1976
Age 73
March 18, 1976
Age 73
Liverpool, England