Thursday, March 22, 2012

James Harrison Nugent (1887-1954)

James Harrison Nugent was born April 16, 1887 in Grant Parish, Louisiana.  He was the son of FrancisOliver Nugent and Dolly Crump.  He was raised in Grant Parish.

His father died in 1889, when James was two years old, and his mother died in 1896, when he was nine. 

In 1910, James was living with his married sister, Fannie Starling, and her family in Grant Parish.  He was 23 years old and employed as a machinist.

James registered for the draft for the First World War on June 5, 1917.  He was described as tall and slender with light brown eyes and dark hair.  James was a veteran of the war.

By 1920, James was living with his married brother, Dale, and his family in Tono, Thurston County, Washington.  At that time, he was employed as a repairman for a coal mine.

James married Cora Evangeline Ostling on May 18, 1924 in Washington.  He was 36 years old and she was 25 years.  Evangeline was born in July 1898 in Anderson Island, Pierce County, Washington, the daughter of Carl J. Ostling and Louise E. Kenton.  James and Evangeline had at least two children:

            Roberta L.                  born 1925
            Frances E.                 born 1927

After their marriage, James and Evangeline settled in a house on Silver Street in Centralia, Lewis County, Washington.  James was employed as an engineer for a power house.

Cora Evangeline Ostler Nugent died on April 18, 1944 in Centralia, Lewis County, Washington.  She was 45 years old at her death.  James survived his wife by almost ten years

James Harrison Nugent died on February 19, 1954 in the same place.  He was 66 years old at his death.

Notes for James Harrison Nugent
Birth, Military, Occupation & Physical description in 1917: World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2005.  Registration Location: Rapides County, Louisiana; Roll: 1684931; Draft Board: 1.
Residence in 1910:  Year: 1910; Census Place: Police Jury Ward 5, Grant, Louisiana; Roll: T624_515; Page: 27B; Enumeration District: 0062; Image: 241; FHL microfilm: 1374528.
Residence in 1920:  Year: 1920; Census Place: Tono, Thurston, Washington; Roll: T625_1942; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 389; Image: 957.
Marriage:, Washington State County Marriages, 1858-1950 for J H Nugent
Residence in 1930: Year: 1930; Census Place: Centralia, Lewis, Washington; Roll: 2507; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 19; Image: 233.0; FHL microfilm: 2342241.
Death:  Washington State Department of Health. State Death Records Index, 1940-1996. Microfilm. Washington State Archives, Olympia, Washington. 

Notes for Cora Evangeline Ostler
Birth & Death:  Washington State Department of Health. State Death Records Index, 1940-1996. Microfilm. Washington State Archives, Olympia, Washington. 

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