James S. Chadwick

1 Jan 1906 - 20 Sep 2003

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James S. Chadwick

1 Jan 1906 - 20 Sep 2003
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Grave site information of James S. Chadwick (1 Jan 1906 - 20 Sep 2003) at American Fork Cemetery in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States from BillionGraves

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James S. Chadwick

Married: 14 Aug 1928

American Fork Cemetery

601-699 Alpine Hwy
American Fork, Utah, Utah
United States

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Children: Janice, Jo Ann, James C., Kent


July 24, 2011


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James Spratley Chadwick, son of William John and Martha Ellen (Spratley)

Contributor: milesmeyer Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

James and his father shared a New Year's Day birthday. Meals were a wonderful time. James' father would stand inspection at the sink in the kitchen to make sure all the children's hands and faces were clean. We we passed inspection, we took our assigned place at the table. Before eating, each would turn their chairs out and kneel in prayer. Breakfast consisted of cornmeal mush covered with good, rich cream that had been skimmed off the to of the milk can. Then either honey or sugar was added to the top of the mush. One of his fondest childhood memories was the Saturday night bath. All seven boys took turns scrubbing each other with a brush and strong soap in the round tub on the kitchen floor. Each boy wanted to go first so as to be able to feel the warm water cover their bodies. When James was in second grade and walking home from school one day, he found an envelope in the mud beside the road. He picked it up, opened it and found inside a paycheck for a teacher at his school. He took the check to the teacher and she was relieved to recover her pay and praised him for being honest. When in third grade he was asked by his teacher to be in the Christmas play. He said no because he felt too shy, a decision he regretted ever since. While in fifth grade he came home with a powerful pain in his side. The doctor was called and he urged his parents to take him to the hospital in Lehi. Doctor Worlton operated on James' ruptured appendix. After operating on James, Dr. Worlton told his father to "take this boy home, he won't last long." However, James did survive because of the faith of his family. One night his father prayed by his bedside and was inspired to pick James up by his feet and turn him right as fast as he could and then left. He did this over and over again for several minutes. For some reason, James soon began to heal and regained his strength. James and his brother's slept in the loft of their home, three to a bed. Nights in the loft were hot in the summer and freezing cold in the winter. During this time they would heat a brick and take it upstairs to keep their feet warm. One day in Junior High School James woke up with a very painful toothache. There were only two dentists in American Fork at the time and he was taken to Dr. William Homer. He fixed his tooth and as he was leaving Dr. Homer asked James what he wanted to be when he grew up. He then suggested that he would make a very good dentist. James liked the idea and changed his class schedule to include Geometry, Physics and Chemistry in preparation for applying to dental school. James married Elva in the Salt Lake Temple. After their reception at Lindon Hall, his brothers prepared the honeymoon tent at Mutual Dell in American Fork Canyon, right in the center of the ball diamond. Very early the next morning the honeymooners were awakened by teenagers throwing rocks at the tent and hollering for them to move the tent off the ball field.

Life timeline of James S. Chadwick

James S. Chadwick was born on 1 Jan 1906
James S. Chadwick was 8 years old when Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, were assassinated by a Yugoslav nationalist named Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo, sparking the outbreak of World War I. Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria-Este was a member of the imperial Habsburg dynasty, and from 1896 until his death the heir presumptive (Thronfolger) to the Austro-Hungarian throne. His assassination in Sarajevo precipitated Austria-Hungary's declaration of war against Serbia, which in turn triggered a series of events that resulted in Austria-Hungary's allies and Serbia's declaring war on each other, starting World War I.
James S. Chadwick was 22 years old when Walt Disney character Mickey Mouse premieres in his first cartoon, "Plane Crazy". Walter Elias Disney was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons. As a film producer, Disney holds the record for most Academy Awards earned by an individual, having won 22 Oscars from 59 nominations. He was presented with two Golden Globe Special Achievement Awards and an Emmy Award, among other honors. Several of his films are included in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.
James S. Chadwick was 25 years old when Great Depression: In a State of the Union message, U.S. President Herbert Hoover proposes a $150 million (equivalent to $2,197,000,000 in 2017) public works program to help generate jobs and stimulate the economy. The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations; in most countries it started in 1929 and lasted until the late-1930s. It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of the 20th century. In the 21st century, the Great Depression is commonly used as an example of how far the world's economy can decline.
James S. Chadwick was 39 years old when World War II: German forces in the west agree to an unconditional surrender. The German Instrument of Surrender ended World War II in Europe. The definitive text was signed in Karlshorst, Berlin, on the night of 8 May 1945 by representatives of the three armed services of the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht (OKW) and the Allied Expeditionary Force together with the Supreme High Command of the Red Army, with further French and US representatives signing as witnesses. The signing took place 9 May 1945 at 00:16 local time.
James S. Chadwick was 52 years old when Space Race: Launch of Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth. The Space Race refers to the 20th-century competition between two Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union (USSR) and the United States (US), for dominance in spaceflight capability. It had its origins in the missile-based nuclear arms race between the two nations that occurred following World War II, aided by captured German missile technology and personnel from the Aggregat program. The technological superiority required for such dominance was seen as necessary for national security, and symbolic of ideological superiority. The Space Race spawned pioneering efforts to launch artificial satellites, uncrewed space probes of the Moon, Venus, and Mars, and human spaceflight in low Earth orbit and to the Moon.
James S. Chadwick was 59 years old when Thirty-five hundred United States Marines are the first American land combat forces committed during the Vietnam War. The United States Marine Corps (USMC), also referred to as the United States Marines, is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for conducting amphibious operations with the United States Navy. The U.S. Marine Corps is one of the four armed service branches in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States.
James S. Chadwick was 67 years old when Munich massacre: Nine Israeli athletes die (along with a German policeman) at the hands of the Palestinian "Black September" terrorist group after being taken hostage at the Munich Olympic Games. Two other Israeli athletes were slain in the initial attack the previous day. The Munich massacre was an attack during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany, in which the Palestinian terrorist group Black September took eleven Israeli Olympic team members hostage and killed them along with a West German police officer.
James S. Chadwick was 74 years old when Mount St. Helens erupts in Washington, United States, killing 57 people and causing $3 billion in damage. Mount St. Helens or Louwala-Clough is an active stratovolcano located in Skamania County, Washington, in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It is 50 miles (80 km) northeast of Portland, Oregon and 96 miles (154 km) south of Seattle, Washington. Mount St. Helens takes its English name from the British diplomat Lord St Helens, a friend of explorer George Vancouver who made a survey of the area in the late 18th century. The volcano is located in the Cascade Range and is part of the Cascade Volcanic Arc, a segment of the Pacific Ring of Fire that includes over 160 active volcanoes. This volcano is well known for its ash explosions and pyroclastic flows.
James S. Chadwick was 88 years old when The Rwandan genocide begins when the aircraft carrying Rwandan president Juvénal Habyarimana and Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira is shot down. The Rwandan genocide, also known as the genocide against the Tutsi, was a genocidal mass slaughter of Tutsi in Rwanda by members of the Hutu majority government. An estimated 500,000 to 1,000,000 Rwandans were killed during the 100-day period from 7 April to mid-July 1994, constituting as many as 70% of the Tutsi population. Additionally, 30% of the Pygmy Batwa were killed. The genocide and widespread slaughter of Rwandans ended when the Tutsi-backed and heavily armed Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) led by Paul Kagame took control of the country. An estimated 2,000,000 Rwandans, mostly Hutus, were displaced and became refugees.
James S. Chadwick died on 20 Sep 2003 at the age of 97
Grave record for James S. Chadwick (1 Jan 1906 - 20 Sep 2003), BillionGraves Record 64853 American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States