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William T. (Bill) James - Gene Autry, OK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter
N 34° 16.921 W 097° 02.488
14S E 680279 N 3795162
Quick Description: This memorial is mounted on the wall just inside the entrance to the Gene Autry Oklahoma Museum.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 2/20/2019 1:42:11 PM
Waymark Code: WM103V7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni
Views: 1

Long Description:
This building was the former Berwyn School, constructed by the WPA in 1937-38. The name of the town was changed to Gene Autry, Oklahoma in 1941. Today, the building houses the post office and the Gene Autry Oklahoma Museum. As you enter the museum on the wall to the right is this bronze plaque honoring William (Bill) James from the old Berwyn school days.

Bill James was born on Christmas Day of 1909, and passed away on July 9, 1976. He is buried in O M Cemetery in Hollis, Oklahoma.

The plaque reads:

in memory of
William T. (Bill) James
his dedicated services as
Superintendent, Teacher and Friend
the Berwyn School and Community
from 1934 to 1959
July 3, 1987 by the Berwyn Alumni Association

Location: Gene Autry Oklahoma Museum

Website with more information on either the memorial or the person(s) it is dedicated to: Not listed

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