James Messley Cantrell1,2

b. 13 July 1886, d. 28 August 1905
Last Edited=28 Jan 2015
Granduncle of Marge Gaylord
     James Messley Cantrell was born on 13 July 1886 at Missouri.1,2 He was the son of Joseph Pealin Cantrell and Sarah Caroline Cantrell.1

On 14 June 1900 James Messley Cantrell was enumerated in the household of Joseph Pealin Cantrell on the 1900 U. S. census for High Prairie Township, Webster County, Missouri as James M Cantrell, 13 years old, Son, single, Born July 1886 in Missouri, occupation of Farm Laborer. Attended school for 2 months, Could read, Could write, Could speak English. Father born in Tennessee. Mother born in Missouri. Also enumerated in the household were Sarah Caroline Cantrell, Jasper Cantrell, Ada S Cantrell, Emma S Cantrell, Martha E Cantrell, Sadie Cantrell, Minnie M Cantrell and Virgil Weaver Cantrell.1

James Messley Cantrell died on 28 August 1905 at age 19.2

James Messley Cantrell was buried at Sixteenth Cemetery, Webster County, Missouri, FG .2


  1. 1900 U. S. census, Webster County, Missouri, High Prairie Township, Enumeration District 137, p. 9 A (written) and , p. 9 B (written), dwelling 159, family 159, Jos P Cantrell; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com/ : accessed 27 Jan 2015); citing NARA microfilm publication T623, Roll 906.
  2. Find A Grave, database and images (http://findagrave.com: 28 Jan 2015), memorial page for Jas. Messley Cantrell, Find A Grave Memorial no. 37447561, Creator:Malinda, Photo Malinda, accessed 28 Jan 2015, citing Sixteenth Cemetery, Webster County, Missouri.