Edith B. Spain (James)

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Edith Burke Spain (James)

Also Known As: "Dick", "Dickie"
Birthdate: (61)
Birthplace: Cascade, MT, United States
Death: June 5, 1984 (61)
Washington, DC, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Sexton James and Edith Beatrice James
Wife of James William Spain
Mother of Patrick James Spain; Ellen Sikandra Spain; Stephen James Spain and <private> Spain
Sister of John "Jack" Sexton James, Jr. and Catherine James Hancock Barnes

Occupation: Editor
Managed by: Patrick James Spain
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About Edith B. Spain (James)

Washington Post, The (DC) - June 8, 1984

Deceased Name: Edith James Spain, 61, who had worked as an edito

Edith James Spain, 61, who had worked as an editor in Washington and lived overseas with her Foreign Service officer husband, died of cancer June 5 at Georgetown University Hospital.

Mrs. Spain was born in Conrad, Mont., but moved to Washington at a young age. She graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School and Beloit College. She served in the Navy WAVES during World War II, earned a master's degree from the University of Chicago, and taught school in Los Angeles before her marriage in 1951.

Mrs. Spain accompanied her husband, James, on diplomatic assignments to Pakistan, Turkey and Tanzania that included ambassadorial assignments in Dar-es-Salaam and Ankara.

She edited two books he wrote on the Pathans of Pakistan and Afghanistan and during the 1950s and 1960s was an editor for various government agencies and American University.

Mrs. Spain was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church and was a supporter of the House of Ruth and Martha's Table.

In addition to her husband, of Washington, survivors include three sons, Patrick, of Chicago, Stephen, of Boston, and William, of Amherst, Mass., and her mother Edith Burke James, and a sister Catherine Barnes, both of Upland, Calif.

Washington Post, The (DC)

Date: June 8, 1984

Edition: Final Edition

Page: C4

Record Number: 8302120836

Copyright (c) 1984 The Washington Post

U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1 about Edith J Spain Name: Edith J Spain Address: 2244 Cathedral Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20008-1504 (1992)

1930 United States Federal Census

about Edith James

Name: Edith James

Home in 1930: Helena, Lewis and Clark, Montana

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Age: 7

Estimated birth year: abt 1923

Relation to Head of House: Daughter

Father's name: John S James

Mother's name: Edith James

Race: White



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John S James 44

Edith James 43

John S James 17

Catherine James 14

Edith James 7

1940 United States Federal Census about Edith B James Junior Name: Edith B James Junior Age: 17 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1923 Gender: Female Race: White Birthplace: Montana Marital Status: Single Relation to Head of House: Daughter Home in 1940: Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia View Map City of residence in 1935: Helena State of residence in 1935: Montana Resident on farm in 1935: No Sheet Number: 4A Rent/home value:



Employment status: View image Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age John S James 55 Edith B James 53 Edith B James 17 John S James 27 Harriet L James 29

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957

about Edith Spain

Name: Edith Spain

Arrival Date: 11 Jun 1953

Birth Location: Montana

Port of Departure: Genoa, Italy

Port of Arrival: New York, New York

Ship Name: Constitution

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Edith B. Spain (James)'s Timeline

October 4, 1922
Cascade, MT, United States
February 4, 1954
Age 31
New York, Manhattan, New York, United States
June 5, 1984
Age 61
Washington, DC, United States
Beloit, Wisconsin, United States
Chicago, Illinois, United States