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Marion Elizabeth James Byam
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Birth: Sep. 29, 1899
Green County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Oct. 17, 1989
Laguna Hills
Orange County
California, USA

Marion James was the daughter of a newspaper editor who died when Marion was less than a year old. Marion later went to the University of Wisconsin in Madison and graduated from there. Later on, in 1923, Marion and Wally Byam met and fell in love. Marion James and Wallace Merle "Wally" Byam were married June 21, 1924. According to several accounts, Wally tried to interest her in camping. She obliged but did not like the primitive life associated with camping. Wally then came up with the idea of a tent like structure built over an old Ford chassis to tow around to camping sites. That led to the formation of the Airstream Trailer Co. Sadly, they divorced in September 1952 in Los Angeles, California. He went on to marry Estelle "Stella" North Hall. Later on, Marion became the head of the Los Angeles Red Cross Chapter for eighteen years and served as a consultant to the state.

Family links: 
  Wilbur Earl James (1866 - 1900)
  Elizabeth Roderick James (1869 - 1946)
  Wallace Merle Byam (1896 - 1962)
Greenwood Cemetery
Green County
Wisconsin, USA
Plot: Row 9/10, Block 20, Lot 65
Maintained by: Gleem
Originally Created by: Penny N.
Record added: Jan 15, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 83469164
Marion Elizabeth <i>James</i> Byam
Added by: Gleem
Marion Elizabeth <i>James</i> Byam
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 Added: Jul. 22, 2013

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