Randolph R. James — Randall Roland James. The couple is listed in the 1915 city directory of Mobile, Alabama, at 652 Saint Louis, and in the 1920 census of Newark, New Jersey. They divorced not long after. Both their sons, Randall R. James Jr. and Charles Darden James, worked in the funeral home business his grandfather founded, and Charles James assumed its helm after their uncle C.L. Darden died.
John G. Thomas’ quasi-gossip column, “Wilsonia,” noted the appointment of Robert E. Vick and James:
Wilson Daily Times, 2 April 1940.
Reverse side of the registration card of Luther Jones, Wilson, N.C., signed by James as registrar on 16 February 1942.
In the 1920 census of Newark, Essex County, New Jersey: at 188 McWhorter Street, Randall James, 30, born in Texas; wife Elizabeth, 31, born in North Carolina; and sons Charles, 5, born in Alabama, and Randall, 3, born in North Carolina.
In 1940, Randall Roland James registered for the World War II in Wilson County. Per his registration card, he was born 10 June 1916 In Wilson; resided at 111 Pender Street; his contact was wife Ruth Vashti James; and he worked for C.H. Darden & Sons, 608 East Nash.
In the 1940 census of Wilson, Wilson County: at 111 Pender Street, Elizabeth James, 45, nursery school cook; son Randle James, 23, assistant undertaker at Darden Funeral, his wife Ruth, 22, and their daughter Dianne, 1; son Charles, 26, undertaker at Darden Funeral; cousin Eugene Tennessee, 22, field agent for Darden Funeral; and brother Arthur Darden, 40, [occupation illegible.]
Randall R. James Jr. died 9 June 1981 in Goldsboro, North Carolina.
Randall R. James Jr., Wilson Daily Times, 15 August 1952.