William Joseph James,2/20/1874, went missing around 1910, born in Alabama, mother was a Pace?

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in Genealogy Help by Gene Mauney G2G Rookie (260 points)
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Married an Ada Rogers? Looks like he died prior to 1910, but after 1905?  In the 1910 census, Ada James is living in Red Bay, Franklin, Alabama, and says she's a widow: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MKQK-426. Their youngest child was born in May of 1906.
by Christina Jobe G2G6 Mach 1 (14.5k points)
Here's Ada's gravesite record: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/34721495/ada-james

But no record of William's death or burial so far.
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Possible? Census was 16 April 1910.

Name: William James
Birth Date: abt 1875
Birth Place: Pike Road, Alabama
Death Date: 15 Feb 1910
Death Place: Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama
Cemetery Name: Lincoln Cemetery
Death Age: 35
Race: Black
Marital status: Married
Gender: Male
Street address: 25 Proctor St.
FHL Film Number: 1894078

Source Information

Ancestry.com. Alabama, Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

by Marion Poole G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
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He was County Solicitor,according to census, so you might find more from Franklin County. He also went by Joe/Joseph.
by Sandra Vines G2G6 Mach 9 (92.4k points)
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Found something for you.

Honorable William Joseph James

20 Feb 1874, Franklin County, Alabama – 1907, Franklin County, Alabama

Son of PVT. William A. James (5 Feb 1836 AL – 14 Jan 1912 AL), and Mary E. Pace (13 Oct 1838 AL – 2 Jan 1882 AL)

Education: Russellville high school, attended the State Normal College at Florence 1894-1895, and Entered the law office of Almon & Bullock at graduation.  

Dec 1895 • Alabama - Married Ada Rogers (1876 – 1937), daughter of Daniel Mortimer Rogers and Rebecca Malinda Stone.

1896 • Russellville, Franklin, Alabama, USA - Admitted to the bar by Chancellor Simpson, had a private practice until 1903 when he moved to the firm of Bullock & James

1898 • Franklin County, Alabama, USA - Appointed as the County Solicitor, for a term expiring in 1904; Served as the chairman of the Democratic county committee from 1898 -1902

1902 • Alabama, USA - Elected to the legislature, the first Democratic representative for nearly twenty-five years.

Memberships: Member of the Woodmen of the World, the Knights of Pythias passing through the chairs, and of the Baptist church.

Source: Notable Men of Alabama: Personal and Genealogical, Volume 2, pages 251 & 252

teddybearsmom originally shared this to Ancestry.com on 21 Sep 2019
by Sandra Vines G2G6 Mach 9 (92.4k points)

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