Thomas Jefferson CRISWELL Alfred P CRISWELL Neoma Belle CRISWELL Sadie Inez CRISWELL Hallie Jefferson Brown CRISWELL Lucious Hanna CRISWELL Hubbard Ross CRISWELL Roy Wayne CRISWELL Lida B COCHRAN Mini tree diagram

James Breaxton CRISWELL1,2,3

6th Apr 19191,2,3 - 13th Aug 20102,3

Life History

6th Apr 1919

Born in Arkansas County, Arkansas.1,2,3

13th Aug 2010

Died in Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada.2,3

24th Aug 2010

Buried in Home Bunker Memorial Gardens, Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada.2


  • 1930 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 21 April, District 25,Page 7A, Ethel & Point Rd, Hse #124, Fam #125
    Criswell, Thomas  Head  M W 52  M first married at age 27  AR MS USA
    Criswell, Lyda  Wife  F W 43  M first married at age 15  AR MS MS
    Criswell, J B  Son  M W 10  S  AR AR AR [born abt 1920]

    U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current
    James Breaxton Criswell
    Born 6 Apr 1919
    Died 13 Aug 2010
    Last Residence Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada 89108
    SSN issued Texas (Before 1951)

    U.S. Cemetery and Funeral Home Collection
    James Breaxton Criswell
    Age at Death 91
    Birth 6 Apr 1919 Ethel, Arkansas
    Death 13 Aug 2010 Las Vegas, Nevada
    James B. Criswell, Jr. of Las Vegas
    Robin Criswell of Las Vegas
    Cynthia Criswell of New Orleans
    Carmen Criswell-Alley of Las Vegas

    Brothers and Sisters:
    Roy Wayne Criswell of Bellevue, Texas; Sadie Davis of Henrietta, Texas

    Military U.S. Army

    Full Obituary:
    James Breaxton Criswell April 6, 1919 - August 13, 2010
    Davis Funeral Home & Memorial Park
    6200 South Eastern Avenue Las Vegas, NV 89119

    Memorial Service 8/23/2010 from 3:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
    Funeral 8/24/2010 at 1:00 P.M. Home Bunker Memorial Gardens
    7251 West Lone Mountain Road Las Vegas, NV 89129

    James Breaxton Criswell, born April 6, 1919, in Ethel, Arkansas,passed away Aug. 13, 2010, in Las Vegas.  A survivor of the Battle ofthe Bulge in World War II, he was a machine gunner on the front linesof the 110th Infantry of the U.S. Army in the Bloody Buckets Platoon.James moved to Las Vegas in 1958.  His occupation was an auto mechanicand he owned his own business known as "Cris' Auto Repair."  He alsoworked for Gaudin Ford and later at the Nevada Test Site, from whichhe retired.

    He was a member of the Operating Engineers Union, the American Legionand the VFW Post 2190 in Chloride, Arizona. James is survived by hisdaughters, Robin Criswell of Las Vegas, Cynthia Criswell of NewOrleans, and Carmen Criswell-Alley of Las Vegas; son, James B.Criswell, Jr. of Las Vegas; sister, Sadie Davis of Henrietta, Texas;and brother, Roy Wayne Criswell of Bellevue, Texas.

    Everyone that knew James, loved him. To his friends, he was known as"Cowboy," "J.B." or "Cris."  He was a special ray of light to all hecame into contact with, and was especially loved by his children andfamily. James will be greatly missed and always remembered.


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