Saturday, December 29, 2007

Frank S. James (1872-1932)

Buried in the First Baptist Church of Yanceyville (Caswell County, North Carolina) cemetery near others with the James surname. He is a brother of Alice James Hughes. Death date may be 18 August 1932. See the obituary set forth below.

The Bee (Danville, Virginia) 19 August 1931 (Page 1)

F. S. James Is Victim Of Heart Attack

Funeral Services for Well Known Danville Man To Be Held This Afternoon

Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 4 o'clock for Frank S. James, prominent Danville business man, who died suddenly from heart failure last night shortly before 8:00 o'clock. The obsequies will be conducted from the residence by Rev. E. K. Means and the remains will be taken to Yanceyville, N. C. for interment in the Baptist church cemetery there.

Mr. James died suddenly while alone at his home, 119 South Main street from a heart attack. He had been seen walking about the yard a few minutes before he was found seated in a chair dead, by Miss Bessie Tatum, a nurse at Memorial Hospital who had called to see Mrs. James and by John G. Fuller, who called about the same time. Mrs. James at the time, was visiting in the neighborhood. She stated that her husband had appeared as well as usual when she left. He had been in ill health for some time. A physician was called and stated that Mr. James had been dead only a few minutes.

Mr. James was the son of Reverend J. J. James and Mary Mangum James, of Caswell county, coming from an old North Carolina family. His father was a leading Baptist minister of North Carolina and his mother was the daughter of a North Carolina jurist, Judge Mangum, of Raleigh. Mr. James came to Danville when he was eighteen years old and entered business. For many years he was a member of the firm Barker, Turner and James, clothiers, and lately had been engaged in an independent mercantile venture. He had a wide circle of friends and was noted for his warm-hearted generosity. In addition to his wife he is survived by a sister, Mrs. Alice James Hughes, of California.


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