Rev. Warren Lloyd JAMES 1
- Born: 22 Dec 1920, Union Twp, Poweshiek Co, IA 2
- Died: 16 Nov 2000, Porterville, Tulare Co, CA at age 79 3
POWESHIEK HERITAGE, 1991: Warren Lloyd & Velma Revell James
Warren Lloyd James, son of Estella Fayer amd Benjamin Harrison James, was born 1920 December 22 in Union Township, Poweshiek County, Iowa.
Warren's great grandfather, Henry James (1818-1888), came from Kentucky (where he was born) to Iowa in 1848 to homestead a farm in Union, Poweshiek, Iowa. That farm remained in the James family 100 years.
Henry James was one of seven brothers, no sisters. He fathered seven sons, no daughters.
One of those sons was Arthur E. James (1860-1929), whose son was Benjamin Harrison James (1889-1978), father of Warren Lloyd James.
Warren's maternal great-grandfather, Michael Fayer I was born in Ireland.
Warren graduated 1938 from Montezuma High School, served in the Ninth Air Force Service Command 1942-1945 in the European Theater of Operation; farmed; was a 4-H leader and Extension Councilman. He was ordained to preach the Gospel in 1970. He pastored Baptist Churches at Confidence, Iowa, Rathbun Lake, Bricelyn, Minnesota, What Cheer, Iowa 1968-1985 and Montezuma, Iowa since 1985.
In 1942 in Fresno, California, Warren L. James and Velma Revell, daughter of Ethel Hulbert and Robert Revell, were married.
Velma Revell was born 1920 at Iowa Center, Story, Iowa; graduated Grinnell High School and Normal Training; taught in Poweshiek Rural Schools; was active in 4-H, Family Living, charter member of Montezuma Garden Club and Poweshiek County Historical and Genealogical Society. She was an interviewer for Gallup Poll. Velma teaches basic family history research through Iowa Valley Continuing Education.
Velma is of French, Welch, and Norwegian descent. Her earliest known Revell ancestor in America was Elijah Revell in Nash County, North Carolina in early 1700's. Her great-great-grandfather, Elijah Hammond Revell, was a Baptist minister in North Carolina and Kentucky. He was father to sixteen children born in two marriages.
The son of Warren and Velma James is Lauren Kenneth James, - - - -.
Warren's ancestors are Arthur Eton James and Lucy E. Hays, Michael Fayer II and Rachel Ellen Young, Henry James and Margaret Ragan, William Frazier Hays and Malinda Watson, Michael Fayer I and Philinda Wickham, Walling Young and Caroline Hill, Mary and Claybourne Hays, Solomon Watson and Mary Schultz.
Velma's ancestors are: Joseph Revell and Minta Jones, Marion Hulbert and Jennie See, Elijah Hilliard Revell and Catherine Wright, Robert Jones and Nancy Ferguson, Samuel Hulbert and Phoebe Pugh, Jonathon See and Mary Dawson, Elijah Hammond Revell and Susan Hamons, Humphrey Revell and Delilah Hammond, Richard Wright and Sarah Farmer, Job Wright and Sarah Newton, William Jones and Elizabeth Madison, James Ferguson and Mary Barrett, John Ferguson and Mary Green, Joshua Pugh and Phoebe Tusing, John Walters and Elizabeth Frush, Philip Tusing and Catharine Hottinger, John Dawson and Mary Loomis. Submitted by Warren L. James
SSDI: Warren L. James; b. 22 Dec 1920; d. 16 Nov 2000; issued CA; last residence: Porterville, Tulare Co, CA.
Rev. married Living