Noted events in his life were:
• Census, 11 Jun 1900, Knob Noster, Johnson, Missouri, USA. 2
James married Sonora Kidwell, daughter of Martin Berry Kidwell and Sarah Woods, on 4 Jan 1884 in Smithville, Clay, Missouri, USA.1 (Sonora Kidwell was born on 9 Feb 1863 in , Clay, Missouri, USA,2 3 died on 19 May 1928 in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, USA 3 and was buried on 21 May 1928 in Knob Noster, Johnson, Missouri, USA 3.)
Missouri State Archives, Missouri Marriage Records 1805-2002 (Ancestry.com. Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007. Original data: Missouri Marriage Records. Jefferson City, MO, USA: Missouri State Archives. Microfilm.
http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=1171&enc=1&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0), Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002 > Clay > Record images for Clay > 1884, page 201 - image: http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=View&r=an&dbid=1171&iid=vrmmo1833_c1794-0232&fn=Sonora&ln=Kidwell&st=r&ssrc=&pid=509407128. Surety: 3.
2 1900 U.S. census, Johnson County, Missouri, population schedule, Knob Noster, enumeration district (ED) 119, sheet 10B, dwelling 231, family 232, Sorona Kidwell; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com/ : accessed 23 Jun 2009); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T623, roll T623_868. Repository: Ancestry.com, http://www.Ancestry.com. Surety: 4.
Missouri State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Missouri Death Certificates, 1910 – 1957 (Certificate of death - Missouri Digital Heritagehttp://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/#search), cert 17251, Kansas City, Jackson County, MO. Repository: MO, University of Missouri - Digital Library. Surety: 4.