Monthly Archives: December 2012

Biography, Joseph Francis James

JAMES, Joseph Francis, botanist, was born at Cincinnati, Ohio, Feb. 8, 1857; son of Uriah P. James, publisher of The Paleontologist, and the owner of a fine collection of fossils. Joseph was educated in the common schools, became interested in botany, and in 1881 was made custodian of the Cincinnati Society of Natural History. He was professor of geology and botany in Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1885-88; professor of natural history at the Agricultural College of Maryland, 1888; assistant paleontologist, U.S. geological survey 1889; and assistant vegetable pathologist, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1891-96. He practised medicine in Hingham, Mass., in 1896, and died there March 29, 1897.

Source: Johnson, Rossiter, ed. Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans, Boston, MA: The Biographical Society, 1904.

Death notice, Sarah Stubbs James

JAMES–On Friday, January 25, 1918 at 2 p.m, after a brief illness. SARAH S. JAMES, widow of Dr. Joseph F. James and mother of J. Pierson and William S. James. Funeral services at her late residence, 1460 Belmont Street, Sunday, January 27, at 3 p.m. Friends invited to attend. Internment at Cincinnati, Ohio. (Cincinnati and San Francisco papers please copy.)

Source: Washington Post, Saturday, 26 January 1918, page 3.