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James Ethmur ISBELL

Male 1905 - 1981  (76 years)


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  • Name James Ethmur ISBELL 
    Born 7 Apr 1905  Coy, McDonald, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Also Known As Jim 
    Also Known As Thomas Ethmur 
    Census 16 Apr 1910  Miller, Lawrence, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Gillmore Ave.
    Residence Jun 1981  Gilbert, Maricopa, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Occupation Hotel Work 
    Died Jun 1981  [2
    Person ID I13105  Dyal and Speckels
    Last Modified 10 May 2011 

    Father Luther Lionel ISBELL,   b. Jul 1879, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1950  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Mother Anna Scott HOPKINS,   b. Oct 1877, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1963  (Age ~ 85 years) 
    Married 29 May 1898  McDonald County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Divorced Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F9180  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Dolce Lee HORNBERGER,   b. 13 May 1917, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1962, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Married 11 Nov 1943  Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Divorced 1948  Dade County, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
    +1. Dallas Ann ISBELL
    Last Modified 2 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F9178  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Apr 1905 - Coy, McDonald, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Nov 1943 - Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDivorced - 1948 - Dade County, Florida, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Jun 1981 - Gilbert, Maricopa, Arizona, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • “Jim was raised by his mother and stepfather in a small town in Missouri. He attended school until the eighth grade and helped on the farm. His first job was the Connor Hotel in Joplin, not from where he grew up. In the late 1920’s he was working in Chicago, Illinois and was there during the time of the St. Valentine’s Day massacre. He made a career of hotel work and in 1947 went with this daughter to Tulsa to be close to his ailing father. During his stay in Tulsa, Oklahoma he worked at the Mayo Hotel and was a member and moved back to Arizona where he spent several years at the Westward Ho in Phoenix. Hotel work was seasonal in Phoenix because of the hot weather so Jim would work in Las Vegas, Nevada during the summer returning to Phoenix when the season started again. He moved permanently to Las Vegas in 1957 to work at the Flamingo Hotel. He eventually became assistant manager of the hotel and remained there while the hotel was owned by Bugsy Segal of mafia fame. Upon the sale of the hotel, several of his associates and he moved to the Frontier Hotel where he worked until his retirement in 1971. Jim was an avid horse lover and loved horse racing. He also loved music and was an avid reader. His favorite books were westerns, especially those written by Louis L’Amour. He liked to cook, especially fried chicken, for his friends and family.” [6]

  • Sources 
    1. [S371] The Von Rosenberg Family Record, ed., Charles Wilburn von Rosenberg, (Texian Press (Waco, TX, 1974)), p. 68.

    2. [S82] U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011), Number: 321-07-5578;Issue State: Illinois;Issue Date: Before 1951.

    3. [S13] Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Lawrence County, Missouri, ED 93, p. 3A, line 11.

    4. [S657] Missouri Marriage Records, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007).

    5. [S1079] Florida Divorce Index, 1927-2001, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006), Certificate #3296.

    6. [S335] California Birth Index, 1905-1995, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network Inc., 2005), p. 51.


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