Rev. John Sexton James (1848 - 1909)

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Birthplace: Pennsylvania, United States
Death: Died in Allentown, PA, USA
Managed by: George Alfred Napjus
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About Rev. John Sexton James

JAMES, John Sexton:

Clergyman; born in Philadelphia, July 20, 1848; son of Charles Sexton James and Mary (Evans) James. He was graduated from Bucknell University as A. B. in 1868, A. M. in 1871. and received the degree of D. D. in 1892; student at Crozer Theological Seminary. 1808-1871, and at Leipzig University and Erlangen, 1871-1872. He married in Worcester, Mass., Aug. 5, 1871, Anna Woodward Hakes, and they have two sons: Henry Hakes James, M. D., and Arthur Edwin James. He was pastor of the First Baptist Church, Allentown, Pa., 1872-1882; First Baptist Church, Germantown, Philadelphia, 1883-1889; First Baptist Church, Hartford, Conn., 1889-1895; editor of the Commonwealth, 1895-1897: pastor of the First Baptist Church, Altoona, since 1897, and was editor of the Kurtz Church History from Seventh German edition. He was secretary and treasurer of the Commonwealth Publishing Company, 1895-1897: a member of the board of managers of the Pennsylvania Baptist State Mission Society. Dr. James was a member of Lambert's Cavalry, United States Volunteers, 1804; member of the Altoona Department of Health, 1902-1905; president of the board, 1904-1905: and member of the Allentown School Board. He is an Independent Republican in politics, and a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity (Kappa Chapter), the Masonic Order, and the Grand Army of the Republic. He is author of Centennial History of the First Baptist Church of Hartford. Residence: El Dorado. Pa. Business address: Fifteenth Street and Eleventh Avenue, Altoona, Pa. Who's who in Pennsylvania: A Biographical Dictionary of Contemporaries, Volume 2 1908 http://books.google.com/books?id=V08DAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA391&lpg=PA391&dq=anna+woodward+hakes+james&source=bl&ots=vsjFbGMBP8&sig=XuhudsYSV_vz1b7NrnZX0gKnZIw&hl=en&sa=X&ei=858gUOiVK8foqAHunIGoBw&ved=0CE0Q6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=anna%20woodward%20hakes%20james&f=false

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1860 United States Federal Census about Sexton James Name: Sexton James Age in 1860: 12 Birth Year: abt 1848 Home in 1860: Lewisburg South Ward, Union, Pennsylvania Gender: Male Post Office: Lewisburg Value of real estate: View image Household Members: Name Age Charles S James 40 Mary James 38 Sexton James 12 Edwin James 9 Charles James 7 Alice James 4 Mary James 1 Matilda Blyler 23 Augusta Evans 25

1880 United States Federal Census about J. S. James Name: J. S. James Age: 31 Birth Year: abt 1849 Birthplace: Pennsylvania Home in 1880: Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania Race: White Gender: Male Relation to Head of House: Self (Head) Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name: A. H. James Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania Neighbors: View others on page Occupation: Minister Cannot read/write:

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Idiotic or insane: View image Household Members: Name Age J. S. James 31 A. H. James 30 Henry J. James 7 Arthur E. James 2

1900 United States Federal Census about John S James Name: John S James Age: 51 Birth Date: Jul 1848 Birthplace: Pennsylvania Home in 1900: Altoona Ward 3, Blair, Pennsylvania [Blair] Race: White Gender: Male Relation to Head of House: Head Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name: Anna H James Marriage Year: 1871 Years married: 29 Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania Occupation: View on Image Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age John S James 51 Anna H James 50 Arthur E James 22 Edith Schmelzer 20

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Rev. John Sexton James's Timeline

1848
July 20, 1848
Pennsylvania, United States
1871
August 5, 1871
Age 23
Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
1872
July 14, 1872
Age 23
Worcester, MA, USA
1877
September 25, 1877
Age 29
Allentown, Lehigh, PA, USA
1909
November 30, 1909
Age 61
Allentown, PA, USA