Benjamin JAMES Lela M TERRY Unknown LLOYD Mini tree diagram
David Myrddin JAMES

David Myrddin JAMES1,7,2,3,4,5,2

30th Jul 19251,2,3,4,5,2 - 7th Feb 19943,6

Life History

30th Jul 1925

Born in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, UK.1,2,3,4,5,2

2nd Jun 1951

Married Lela M TERRY in Polk County, Arkansas.1

7th Feb 1994

Died in Glendale, Maricopa, Arizona.3,6

Notes

  • England & Wales, Birth Index, 1916-2005
    David M James
    Mother's Maiden Surname Lloyd
    Date of Registration Jul-Aug-Sep 1925
    Registration district Merthyr Tydfil, Wales
    Volume 11a, Page #1505

    This Welsh birth record has only the quarter of the year, not theexact date. But the range of dates matches the exact birth date thatDavid reported to U S Immigration authorities in the followingrecords, and in his Social Security records.  The place of birth asMerthyr Tydfil matches David's reports to US immigration that he wasborn in Aberdare, Wales.  Merthyr Tydfil as the primary city inGlamorgan, Wales.  Aberdare is a smaller town near Tydfil.

    There is one 1925 birth record in Glamorgan in the last quarter of theyear for a David M James, but the birth date does not match thatdocumented by other sources for our  David Myrddin James.  (There areseveral birth records for individuals of the name David M James in1925 in various locales of Wales.)

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    Merthyr Tydfil

    Welsh: Merthyr Tudful
    Merthyr Tydfil, Mid Glamorgan Ceremonial County, Wales, United Kingdom
    Post town       MERTHYR TYDFIL

    Merthyr Tydfil (/ˈmɜrθər ˈtɪdvɪl/;[2] Welsh: Merthyr Tudful [ˈmɛrθɨrˈtɨːdvɨ̞l]) is a town in Wales, with a population of about 59,500,situated approximately 23 miles (37 km) north of Cardiff. Once thelargest town in Wales, it is now the 14th largest urban area in Wales.It is in the historic county of Glamorgan and is currently the maintown in Merthyr Tydfil County Borough administered by Merthyr TydfilCounty Borough Council. Both the town and the county borough are oftenreferred to as 'Tydfil' and the Crown Court can be found in the backhalf of the Crown Court lists.
    --  "Merthyr Tydfil," Wikipedia,http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merthyr_Tydfil
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    Aberdare (/ˌæbərˈdɛər/ ab-ər-dair;[1] Welsh: Aberdâr) is a town in theCynon Valley area of Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales, at the confluence ofthe Rivers Dare (Dâr) and Cynon. The population at the 2001 census was31,705 (ranked 13th largest in Wales).[2] Aberdare is 3.5 miles (5.6km) south-west of Merthyr Tydfil, 20 miles (32 km) north-west ofCardiff and 22 miles (35 km) east-north-east of Swansea. During thenineteenth century it became a thriving industrial settlement, whichwas also notable for the vitality of its cultural life and as animportant publishing centre.
    --  "Aberdare," Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aberdare

    Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
    Lela Terry
    Gender Female
    Age 22, Birth Year abt 1929
    Residence Mena, Polk, Arkansas
    Spouse's Name David M James
    Spouse's Age 25
    Spouse's Residence Mena, Polk, Arkansas
    Marriage 2 Jun 1951 Polk County
    Marriage License Date 2 Jun 1951

    Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1956
    David Myrddin James
    Last Permanent Residence 271 Windsor, Windsor, Ontario
    Arrival 15 Oct 1952 Niagara Falls, New York
    Departure Contact None in Canada, (Father Benjamin James, 25 CardiffRd, Aberdare, South Wales)
    Age 27, Birth Date 30 Jul 1925 Aberdare, South Wales
    Race Welsh, Nationality Canadian, Language English
    Occupation Stockman
    Last in US August 1950 to May 1952 various locations
    US Contact Wife, Lela James 1033 Seyburn, Detroit, Michigan
    Reason for entry to reside permanently
    5' 4.5" Height, medium Complexion, Brown Hair, Hazel Eyes, Scar overone eye and under chin
    Seaport Montreal, landing May 29, 1947 -- SS Inverness County
    - back side -
    Presents British Passport #530888 valid to 5/6/53 [6 May 1953].
    Signed David M James

    Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1956
    David Myrddin James
    Permanent Residence 4112 St Catherines St, Montreal [Quebec], Canada
    Arrival 3 Nov 1952 Niagara Falls, New York
    Accompanied By Wife Lela
    Departure Contact Sister Eleanor Samuel, Aberdare, Wales
    Age 27, Birth Date 30 Jul 1925 Aberdare, Wales
    Race/Nationality Welsh, Language English
    Occupation Shipping Clerk
    Resident in US 22 August 1950 to 2 May 1952, Tulsa, Oklahoma
    Home, 127 1/2 S Quaker St, Tulsa, Oklahoma
    Reason for entry to resume permanent residence
    5' 6" Height, Fair Complexion, Brown Hair, Hazel Eyes
    Seaport Montreal, landing May 29, 1947 -- SS Inverness County
    - back side -
    Presents British Passport #530888 valid to 5/6/52 [6 May 1952].States he entered US at Detroit via Bridge on August 22, 1950 incompany of his uncle from Arkansas and has remained in US since thatdate.  Made application for Nat [Naturalization] and was informed byKansas City office he was ill. [illegally] in US
    Signed David M James

    U.S. Naturalization Records Indexes, 1794-1995
    David Myrddin James
    Birth 30 Jul 1925
    Detroit, Michigan, District Court

    U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
    David M. James
    Born 30 Jul 1925
    Died 7 Feb 1994
    Last Residence Glendale, Maricopa, Arizona 85310
    SSN 429-56-6865 issued Arkansas (Before 1951)

Sources

  • 1. Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
  • 2. Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1956
  • 3. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
  • 4. U.S. Naturalization Records Indexes, 1794-1995
  • 5. England & Wales, Birth Index, 1916-2005
  • 6. U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 2
  • 7. U.S. Cemetery and Funeral Home Collection, Ancestry.com

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