Brown Date Garden
Family-owned date farm in Southern California, with retail mail orders to U.S. addresses
Children's music reviews, written by John Wood
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William Beaumont Family
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Border Clan Scott
History for 29 generations (nine centuries) of Scotts. Family includes poet and novelist Sir Walter Scott.
Each week, we highlight a historic or famous person named James. This week's famous James is:
|James "Jim" Arness
(born May 26, 1923 – died June 3, 2011) American actor, best known for his role as Marshall Matt Dillon in the "Gunsmoke" TV series (1955-1975). In World War II, he was the first American soldier to jump off his boat at the Anzio beachhead in Italy; he was chosen so he could test the water's depth (he was 6'8" and the tallest man in his company). Arness is the tallest actor ever to play a lead role. Interesting roles: The Thing in "The Thing From Another World" (1951), Mutant Crouching by Raygunner in "Invaders from Mars" (1953), and Robert Graham in "Them!" (1954). TRIVIA: John Wayne turned down the Gunsmoke role and then suggested Arness for it.
The name "James" is the English equivalent of Jacob; the first Jacob in the Bible was the patriarch of the 12 tribes of Israel. "James" is consistently among the most popular names for boys in the U.S.
Plural form of James: According to the Carnegie Mellon Style Guide, "Form plurals of family names that end in 's' by adding 'es.' Right: The Jameses live in Edgewood." See also StackExchange.com.
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