James Henry CARNEY, II

Male 1927 - 2009

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    Jim visiting Australia
    Jim visiting Australia
    James H. Carney II and Buster
    James H. Carney II and Buster
    James H. Carney Circa 1943-45
    James H. Carney Circa 1943-45

  • Suffix  II 
    Birth  11 Apr 1927  Denver, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Education  14 Years 
    Occupation  Dir of Public Works, City Engineer, Owner of Engineering Firm, Civil Engineer 
    Religion  Lutheran 
    Died  4 Jan 2009  Champaign, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I24683  Carney Genealogy
    Last Modified  12 Feb 2012 

    Father  Jesse Monroe CARNEY,   b. 11 Feb 1903, Baltimore, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1965, Deer Lodge, Silver Bow, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Pauline Johanna Sarah STRAUSS,   b. 18 Aug 1900, Enterprise, Dickinson, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1957, Jefferson City/Junction City, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  18 Jul 1926  Unk Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F2  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Erma Lee ANDERSON-VARNER,   b. 30 Dec 1929, Osage, Camden, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1995, Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  5 Apr 1946  Leavenworth, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    Married:
    • Lived in Kansas City, MO
    Children 
     1. Karen Evelyn CARNEY, (Hamre)
     2. David Alan CARNEY, (Hamre)
     3. James Henry CARNEY, III
     4. Joan Paulette CARNEY
    Last Modified  22 May 2011 
    Family ID  F10914  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Linda 
    Married  Abt 1974  Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified  22 May 2011 
    Family ID  F1714  Group Sheet

    Family 3  Margaret A. POLLARD 
    Last Modified  22 May 2011 
    Family ID  F10226  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Born in Denver at Fitzsimmons Gen Hospital, Room 12/W.S. Ward in April and moved to Cheyenne, Wyoming to visit grandparents and pick up brother Charles at the Strauss's. In mid August, they moved back to Denver until May 1928 when they moved back to Junction City, through until Sept 5, 1930. At age 4, James stayed with Mrs. Kennedy's at Oceanport, New Jersey while father was stationed at Ft. Mammoth, NJ. Then the family moved to St. Louis, Missouri just about as James was turning 5. James stayed on the Strauss farm there until 2nd grade and at age 7 moved back into Junction City with mother and all the kids. The family moved through 3 houses until at age 15, James was confirmed in June of 1942, still in Jct City, Missouri.
      Met Erma in hospital (Sanitarium) where James was being treated for 3 months for fluid on his lungs. James continued on as an orderly once well and they grew to love each other thru meetings and love notes. James also worked as an aircraft riveter to bring income home to his family. After marriage to Erma in Leavenworth while living in Kansas City Missouri, they lived there from 1946 to 1949. They then moved to Phoenix where they lived from 1949-1950 (6 months), until moving onto Los Angeles, where they lived for 6 months. From there, Lee (assumed middle name) and James moved to Banning, California where they lived from 1950-1953, at 690 N. Park.
      In 1951, James joined the US Navy Reserve, CB's, Ser # 417-67-81 where he was a Surveyor Third Grade. In 1953 they moved to Calimesa, CA where they lived for 6 months and adopted Karen and David, because they had been trying for 7 years to conceive children, but were unsuccessful. Afterwards, the family moved back to Banning, from 1954 to 1956 where James III was born in 1955. In 1956 the family moved to Rialto, California where they lived from 1956 to 1960, along with several foster children (at times up to 4 foster children and Karen, David and Jimmy).

      James worked as a dishwasher, selling newspaper adds, sign painter, movie credits artist, and as a rodman (surveyor) during these periods. In June 1960, the families moved to Tucson, Arizona on doctors advise to help dry out the lungs of ErmaLea (new assumed name). Joan was born in 1960; Karen underwent a heart surgery for a hole in her heart, David underwent surgery in the groin area, Jimmy had a pin placed in a broken arm and James and ErmaLea were involved in a serious accident a mile from home, which broke her jaw and involved other injuries. James worked for Blanton and Co as an engineer. In 1967, the family moved to Phoenix, where James started his own Engineering firm. James and Erma eventually divorced in 1973 shortly after Jim & Lois were married, and James married Linda, his former secretary, and moved to Tucson, Arizona. Following the two-year marriage, James divorced Linda and moved to Rawlings, Wyoming where he became the City Engineer and lived for approximately 7 years. While there he met Marge and they married in 1979. Eventually, James and Marge moved to Chicago suburbs and then onto Champaign, Illinois where James worked as the Public Works Director until retirement. James continued his hobbies in gardening, remodeling and painting until his death after a two week illness in January 2009.