Estella FAYER 1 2
- Born: 10 Mar 1890, Union Twp, Poweshiek Co, IA 1
- Marriage (1): Benjamin Harrison "Harry" JAMES on 21 Feb 1912 in IA 1
- Died: 15 Oct 1975, hospital, Grinnell, Powesheik Co, IA at age 85 1
- Buried: Jackson Twp Cem, Montezuma, Poweshiek Co, IA 1
1915 IA STATE CENSUS, Poweshiek Co, Union Twp, Montezuma P.O.: Benjamin H. James, 25, married, farmer, 7th grade education, no church affiliation; Estella, 24, married, housewife, 10th grade education, no church affiliation; Florence M., 2. All were b. IA and parents b. IA.
1920 IA CENSUS, Poweshiek Co, Union Twp: B. H. James, 30, farmer, farm; wife Estalla(?), 29; dau. Florence, 6; dau. Louise, 5/12. All were b. IA and parents b. IA.
1925 IA STATE CENSUS, Poweshiek Co, Union Twp: Benjamin H. James, 35, 6th(?) grade education, b. IA, father: Arthur E. James who was b. IA, mother: Lucy E. Hays who was b. IA and married IA, engaged in agriculture; wife Estella, 24, 5th (?) grade education, b. IA, father: Mike Fayer who was b. IA, mother: Ella R. Young who was b. IA and married IA, engaged in personal service; dau. Florence M., 11; dau. Louise D., 5; son Warren L., 4; dau. Erma E., 1(?). All children were b. IA, father: Benjamin H. James who was b. IA, mother: Estella Fayer who was b. IA and married IA.
1930 IA CENSUS, Poweshiek Co, Union Twp: Benjamin H. James, 41, married 21 yrs, farmer, gen. farm; wife Stella, 41, married 21 yrs; dau. Florence M., 17; dau. Louise D., 10; son Warren L., 9; dau. Erma E., 5. All were b. IA and parents b. IA.
FATHER'S OBIT, 1945: Estella and her husband were living in Montezuma, Poweshiek Co, IA.
SSDI: Stella Jones; b. 10 Mar 1890; d. Oct 1975; issued IA; last residence: Grinnell, Poweshiek Co, IA.
OBIT, 1975: Stella James services held
Stella James, 85, of friendship Manor, Grinnell, died Oct. 15, at Grinnell General Hospital.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Steffy Funeral Home in Montezuma, with burial at Jackson Township Cemetery.
The Rev. Hugh Shiveley officiated, and music was provided by Arthur Goeke, soloist, and Alice Underwood, organist. Pallbearers were Leroy Kellogg, Robert McLain, Dennis Johnston, Daryl Holcomb, Dick Breuklander, Laurel Keller, John Johnston, William McLain, Raymond Williams and Lauren James.
The daughter of Rachel and Michael Fayer, she was born March 10, 1890, in Union Township,. She attended Sunnyside rural school.
On Feb. 21, 1912, she was married to B. H. James. The couple had 5 children. Mr. and Mrs. James made their home on the same farm in Union Township for 57 yrs.
After breaking her hip, she and her husband moved to an apartment in Grinnell. For the past 2 years they lived at Friendship Manor.
Mrs. James was a member of the Little Mound Baptist Church until she transferred her membership to the First Baptist Church in Grinnell.
She is survived by her husband; her children, Florence M. Wiley of Grinnell, Louise McLain of Montezuma, and the Rev. Warren James of Montezuma, Erma Holcomb of Fort Collins, Colo., and Arlene Johnston of Victor; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Bertha Allen of Deep River.
Estella married Benjamin Harrison "Harry" JAMES, son of Arthur Eton JAMES and Lucy E. HAYS, on 21 Feb 1912 in IA.1 (Benjamin Harrison "Harry" JAMES was born on 23 Apr 1889 in Ewart, Poweshiek Co, IA 3 and died on 28 Feb 1978 in Grinnll, Poweshiek Co, IA 4.)