Joshua James (lifesaver) - Family and Children

Family and Children

In 1859 when he was 32 Joshua James married his 16-year-old fourth cousin Louisa Lucihe of Hingham, Massachusetts. Six of their ten children reached adulthood. Three girls and one boy died in infancy. Their surviving son, Osceola James born in 1865, became a sailor and master of the steamer Myles Standish. As captain of the Hull chapter of the Massachusetts Humane Society volunteer life-savers, Osceola James received a gold lifesaving medal and achieved a record of saving lives approaching his father's.

  • Osceola F. James: Hull, Massachusetts, born November 1865.
  • Bertha Coleta James: Hull, Massachusetts, born March 1870.
  • Rosella Francesca James: Hull, Massachusetts, born March 1873.
  • Genevieve Endola James: Hull, Massachusetts, born October 1879.
  • Edith Gertrude James: Hull, Massachusetts, birth date unknown
  • Louisa Julette James: Hull, Massachusetts, birth date unknown

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