James was born in Arkansas in 1851 to James Harrison Ogilvie and Mary Clausen Reynolds. His mother died 3 days after his birth. He earned a medical degree in 1892, and practiced in Arkansas. James married at least 3 times. His first wife died a few months after giving birth, and four years later he married her widowed sister. She died in 1899, and he remarried around 1905. He had children with all three wives. James passed away in 1921 at 69 years old.
Timeline with Sources
1851 Mar 10 - Birth - Harmony, Johnson, Arkansas
1860 United States Federal Census p 172 family #1195 - Spadra, Johnson, Arkansas, USA - Residence Post Office: Clarksville - Household members: James Ogilvie 45; Eliza Ogilvie 31; B H Ogilvie 10; J W Ogilvie 8; G W Ogilvie 6; R H Ogilvie 4; F C Ogilvie 3; J P Ogilvie 1
1870 United States Federal Census p 3 family #17 - Clarksville, Johnson, Arkansas, USA - Residence Post Office: Clarksville - Household members: James Ogilvie 18
1899 Aug 7 - Death of Wife Victoria Annie Laster - Harmony, Johnson, Arkansas
1900 United States Federal Census - Horsehead, Johnson, Arkansas - Marital Status: Widowed; Relation to Head of House: Head - Occupation: Doctor - Household members: James W Ogilvie 48; Benton L Ogilvie 12; Hoyt Ogilvie 6; Annie M Ogilvie 4
c 1905 - Marriage to Una Serena Porter - Harmony, Johnson, Arkansas
1906 Apr 15 - Birth of Daughter Easter Ogilvie - Harmony, Johnson, Arkansas - Find A Grave: Memorial #46209406
1909 Nov 5 - Birth of Daughter Marie "Polly" Beatrice Ogilvie - Harmony, Johnson, Arkansas - Find A Grave: Memorial #31222819
1910 United States Federal Census - Horsehead, Johnson, Arkansas - Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Head - Occupation: Physician - Household members: J W Ogilvie 59; Hons Ogilvie 32; Annie Ogilvie 14; Easter Ogilvie 2; Polly Ogilvie 0
1920 United States Federal Census p 10B family #174 - Horsehead, Johnson, Arkansas, USA - Relation to Head: Head; Residence Marital Status: Married - Occupation: Physician - Household members: James W Ogilvie 68; Una S Ogilvie 42; Easter Ogilvie 14; Polly B Ogilvie 10; (mother-in-law) Nancy C Porter 79
1921 Feb 19 - Death - Harmony, Johnson, Arkansas - Arkansas Death Index, 1914-1950
Name: James Wil Ogilvie
Death Day: 19
Death Month: Feb
Death Year: 1921
Volume Number: 7
Roll number: 19141923
Certificate Number: 379
1921 Feb - Burial - Harmony Cemetery, Harmony, Johnson County, Arkansas - Find A Grave: Memorial #31291107
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with James by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with James: