James Cunningham Washington

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James Cunningham Washington

Birthdate: (44)
Birthplace: WV, USA
Death: July 10, 1926 (44)
Douglas, WA
Immediate Family:

Son of Bushrod Corbin Washington and Emma Edwards Washington
Brother of Nathaniel Willis Washington and Peachey Ryland Washington
Half brother of Ellen Blackburn Washington; Bushrod Corbin Washington, Jr.; Jenetta Fairleigh Washington; Catherine Blackburn Ward; Hannah Lee Washington and 3 others

Managed by: Ofir Friedman
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About James Cunningham Washington

As of 12 Sep. 1918 James was farming at Almira, Lincoln Co., Washington; he listed his father (B.C. Washington) as his nearest relative; he was of medium height and build, with blue eyes and brown hair.

Listed as single and a stock farmer in the 1920 Federal Census, Barry, Douglas, WA; mother Emma and sister Peachey listed in the household.


1. 1900 Federal Census, Charles Town, Jefferson, WV (lists his birth year as 1882).

2. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 (lists his birth year as 1883).

Nat W Washington, prosecuting attorney of Grant County , residing at Ephrata, his sister, Peachy, and brother James Washington, were drowned in the Columbia River while in bathing Saturday. The body of James has been recovered but dynamite was used without success in an endeavor to raise the other brother and sister and ferrymen down the river have been notified to be on the look out for their bodies...James and Peachy Washington were operating a stock ranch north of Almira.(Excerpt: Odessa Record: 7-16-1926) The bodies of N W Washington and his sister, Peachy who were drowned in the Columbia River near Seaton Ferry, July 10 were found Saturday morning near Bridgeport in Douglas County, 75 miles below the scene of their death. They were taken to Almira where a triple funeral service was held for James, Peachy and Nat Washington last Wednesday and their remains were laid beside those of their father and brother in the Almira Cemetery. (Odessa Record: 7-23-1926) Jacob Oster took Chris Musselman to Soap Lake Sunday. Mr. Oster brought back the news to Ruff that N W Washington had drowned in the Columbia River. (Odessa Record: Ruff Column: 7-16-1926)

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James Cunningham Washington's Timeline

March 9, 1882
July 10, 1926
Age 44
Douglas, WA