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James Henry McCourt

Birthdate: (77)
Birthplace: Buffalo, Clinton, New York, United States
Death: December 22, 1923 (77)
Sequim, Clallam, WA, United States
Place of Burial: Sequim, WA, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of James McCourt and Margaret Mary McCourt
Husband of Janette (Nettie) McCourt
Father of Lucia (Lucille) Frances Hudson; Harry Webb McCourt; Clinton M McCourt; Charles Humphrey McCourt; William Ernest McCourt and 2 others
Brother of John McCourt; Mary McLean; Thomas Young McCourt; Matthew L McCourt; William Howard McCourt and 4 others

Occupation: operated Standard Press newspaper 1888-1894, postmaster, a Mason, state senator, realtor, judge
Managed by: Nancy D. Coon
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About James Henry McCourt

James Henry built a home in St. Croix Falls on what is now McKenny Rd. JH was elected first president of the newly incorporated village of St Croix Falls, WI. He sold the house to the McKenny family after Nettie's death in 1889 before he followed his sons, Clinton and Charles, move west to Alaska for the Klondike Gold Rush.

After leaving Alaska, James settled in Sequim in 1905 and became postmaster and one of the most prominent citizens of the East End. He was recognized as a most efficient public official devoting himself to serving the public. He was a very public spirited citizen who ended a long, useful life in surroundings which he not only liked but where the people recognized in him a man of lovable qualities. He was a Mason for fifty-six years and his funeral was held at the Masonic lodge.

James was born in New York State and went to Sand Lake, Wisconsin while a boy. He married in Minnesota and had seven children. In his early life he was engaged in the mercantile business. later in the lumber business under the firm name of McCourt Brothers. In 1973, he went into the newspaper game operating the St Croix Valley Standard of St. Croix, Wisconsin. He was very active in County and State politics and served two terms as a member of the Wisconsin legislature from Polk county.

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James Henry McCourt's Timeline

October 26, 1846
Buffalo, Clinton, New York, United States
February 4, 1870
Age 23
Taylors Falls, Chisago, MN, United States
February 26, 1872
Age 25
Taylors Falls, MN, United States
May 6, 1873
Age 26
Taylors Falls, MN, United States
November 12, 1875
Age 29
Taylors Falls, MN, United States
August 24, 1880
Age 33
Taylors Falls, MN, United States
November 13, 1882
Age 36
Taylors Falls, Chisago, MN
June 19, 1885
Age 38
St Croix Falls, Polk, WI, United States
December 22, 1923
Age 77
Sequim, Clallam, WA, United States