James Samuel Bevins

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  • Name: James Samuel Bevins
  • Location of Birth: Sebeka, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: October 11, 1917 **
  • Date of Death: August 2, 1964 (46 years old)
  • Parents: Samuel Bevins and Hattie (Collins) Bevins
  • High School and Class:
  • College:
  • Highest Rank: S SGT (Staff Sergeant)
  • Branch: Army
  • Other Branch: Military Police Battalion
  • Date Sworn In: September 19, 1940 (Enlistment Date)
  • Place Sworn In:
  • Date of Discharge: October 22, 1945 (Discharge Date)
  • Place of Discharge:
  • Military Awards:
    Bronze Star Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Military Highlights:
    James served with Minnesota Company B in the 386th Military Police Battalion during World War II.

    Information in the United States, World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:
    Name: James Samuel Bevins
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Age: 28
    Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
    Birth Date: September 11, 1917
    Birth Place: Sebeka, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Deer River, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: October 29, 1945
    Registration Place: Deer River, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Employer: None
    Height: 5' 9"
    Weight: 150
    Complexion: Other
    Hair Color: Brown
    Eye Color: Blue
    Next of Kin: Hattie Bevins (mother)

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

  • MIA / POW:

  • Civilian Life:
    News article from Grand Rapids Herald Review, dated August 3, 1964:
    "James S. Bervins, (sp) 46, senior custodian at the county courthouse, died Sunday 45 minutes after he arrived at Itasca Memorial hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Rowe funeral home."

    Survivors are his wife, Josephine; three daughters, Linda, Patricia and Debra; a son, Bradley, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Bevins; three brothers, William, Raymond, and Kenneth; and four sisters, Mrs. Theodore Brorson, Mrs. Arden Johnson, Mrs. Loyal Omer, and Mrs. Vernon Sebade.

    Born at Sebeka, Minnesota, Mr. Bevins had been courthouse custodian in Grand Rapids, Minnesota for the past 12 years.

    Buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot I-B-04-0-5)


    There is a discrepancy in the records for the month James was born. Some records indicated he was born on September 11, 1917, while others show October 11, 1917.

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