Gass, James Johnson

Birth Name Gass, James Johnson 1a 2a
Gender male
Age at Death 54 years, 8 months, 3 days

Narrative

Son of James Gass and Mary Jane Dyment.

James Johnson Gass was born in Queens County Prince Edward Island on May 29 1884. He was a tree climber at the time of his marriage. Mary was the daughter of John Giles and Sarah Conley (second marriage for her). From census records, they don't seem to have had any surviving children.

He was a chauffeur or driver in later records. He was 5'10", with brown hair and gray eyes.

James was alone in the 1937 Cambridge directory, and could be the James Gass who died in Cambridge in 1939. He and his wife were not in the 1940 US census.

When he applied for American citizenship, he was described as being 5'10" and 175 pounds, brown hair and grey eyes. He gave much the same description on his WW1 registration form, except he said his eyes were brown.

Events

Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth May 29, 1884 Appin Road, Lot 30, Queens County, Prince Edward Island, Canada from PEI Baptismal index; probably b. Appin Road 1b 2b
Death February 1, 1939 Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States    

Parents

Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Gass, James TNovember 14, 1856October 20, 1921
Mother Dyment, Mary JaneNovember 9, 1855September 21, 1919
    Brother     Gass, John Andrew May 20, 1875 December 17, 1933
    Brother     Gass, Thomas Howard October 23, 1877 about 1926
    Sister     Gass, Maude Elmira April 4, 1882 May 1964
         Gass, James Johnson May 29, 1884 February 1, 1939
    Sister     Gass, Sarah Alice June 21, 1887 April 7, 1962
    Sister     Gass, Margaret Laura May 21, 1888 March 18, 1981
    Brother     Gass, Daniel D June 26, 1890 1983
    Sister     Gass, Ada Mae Mary June 10, 1892 May 1966
    Brother     Gass, Sanford December 1, 1894 1978
    Brother     Gass Goss, Vernon Joseph November 28, 1897 July 11, 1978
    Sister     Gass, Harriet Hattie Edna November 19, 1899 1991

Families

Family of Gass, James Johnson and Merchant, Mary Giles

Married Wife Merchant, Mary Giles ( * + ... )
   
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage February 12, 1914   in Massachusetts marriages, parents James Gass and Mary Diamond  

Source References

  1. 1881 Census of Canada
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        Birth date: abt 1885 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1891 Residence place: Queens, Prince Edward Island, Canada

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        Birth date: abt 1885 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1891 Residence place: Queens, Prince Edward Island, Canada

  2. 1901 Census of Canada
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        Birth date: 1884 Birth place: Pe Residence date: 1901 Residence place: Lot (township/canton) 30, Prince (east/est), Prince Edward Island, Canada

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        Birth date: 1884 Birth place: Pe Residence date: 1901 Residence place: Lot (township/canton) 30, Prince (east/est), Prince Edward Island, Canada