Brown Date Garden
Family-owned date farm in Southern California, with retail mail orders to U.S. addresses
Southern California AIHA; industrial hygiene professionals
William Beaumont Family
Genealogy includes Dr. William Beaumont, first U.S. physiologist.
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" Benson Irwin
(born March 17, 1930 - died August 8, 1991) American astronaut and Air Force colonel. In 1964, he was in a plane crash in which he broke his jaw and both legs, and suffered a brain concussion and memory loss; to recover his lost memory, he was treated with truth serum and hypnosis. Only two years later, he entered the astronaut program. He made his only spaceflight as the lunar module pilot for Apollo 15 in July 1971, when he became the eighth man to walk on the moon; the Apollo 15 mission was known for the first use of the electric Lunar Roving Vehicle. After Irwin left NASA and Air Force service, he founded the High Flight Foundation, which funded six expeditions to Mount Ararat in Turkey in an unsuccessful search for the remains of Noah's Ark. Of the 12 men who have walked on the moon, Irwin was the first to die (he had a heart attack); he is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
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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