His name was probably James William Weatherley, but his middle name might have been Lee William or William Lee or maybe Lee was only a nickname, although it appeared on several official records. He was born in 1905. His wife is my biggest problem right now, though.
Find a Grave shows James William "Lee" Weatherley (born in 1905) and wife Bessie Ellen Pierson Weatherley, born 1920 in California, died 1960 in California.
A marriage record for Lee Weatherley (the right age and in the same town as James) shows that he married Bessie Smith, of a nearby town, in 1925 (when the California Bessie was about 5 years old). According to this record, Bessie Smith was born about 1907.
The 1940 census shows Lee Weatherley (age 35) and wife Bessie E Weatherley (age 19 and born in California).
As if that's not enough confusion, the World War II draft registration shows James Lee William Weatherley with wife "Mrs Betty Helen Weatherley" (written in James' handwriting).
His children raise even more questions. The first was born in 1939 and the second in 1953. 14 years elapsed from when he married to his first child, and another 14 years to the second. Also, the second child appears to have been born in Phoenix Arizona, yet nothing else suggests that James ever set foot outside Arkansas in his life. Also, a photo on Bessie Pierson's Find a Grave page shows her with an infant and a toddler - hardly 14 years apart, although there is nothing stating that these are her children.
Soooo ... I await expert opinions about who the real Bessie (or Betty) is and a rationale for all the inconsistencies. THANX, y'all!
(please note - I am just starting to write James' profile and stuck at what to say about his marriage. All the data in all the sources is collected in a comment section at the end of the edit page, so I can refer to it as I work.)