Monday, February 23, 2009

Obituary: James Edwin "Buddy" Bland

Des Moines Register - 7 December 1977
  James Bland, Sr., 51, formerly of Centerville, died Sunday of a heart ailment in Redwood City, Calif., where he had been living.

James Edwin Bland 
Numa High School Graduation Picture

  Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Johnson Funeral Home in Centerville, with burial at Jerome Cemetery there.
  Mr. Bland worked as a carpenter in Des Moines for a few years before moving to Redwood City in 1968.
  Survivors include his wife, a son, James, Jr., of Des Moines, three daughters, including Terri Worley of Des Moines, a brother, two sisters, and six grandchildren.

James Edwin Bland's Four Children
Terri, Sandi, Sue & James
  Note: James Edwin Bland was the son of Edwin W. Bland and Leah Hope Howard.
Social Security Death Index
  The SSDI gives his birth date as 13 March 1926, his death date as December 1977 and his last residence as Redwood City, San Mateo, California 94063.  His SSN was issued in Iowa before 1951.
California Death Index
  The California Death Index, 1940-1997, on states he was born 13 March 1926 in Iowa and died 4 December 1977 in Santa Clara, California.
James Edwin Bland's Gravestone 
in the Jerome Cemetery

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