James Bert Skipper was born on March 8, 1887 in Bucksport, Horry, South Carolina, son of Benjamin Frank Skipper and Maria Roberts Skipper.
1900 Census Information:
According to the United States Census recorded on June 14, 1900, Beny F Skipper (31) rented a home in Georgetown Township Georgetown City, South Carolina, with his wife of 14 years, Maria M Skipper (38). She reported that she was the mother of two children, both were still living in the home; Lizzie Skipper (16) and James B Skipper (12). Also in the home was a boarder, Geo Smoot (49). All household members were born in South Carolina, except for Geo Smoot who was born in Georgia; Beny F was a carpenter, Maria M was a house-wife, James B was at school and Geo Smoot was an engineer.
1910 Census Information:
According to the United States Census recorded on April 16, 1910, Benjamin F Skipper (42) rented a home in Conway Ward 1, Horry, South Carolina, with his wife of 25 years, Maria Skipper (45), who was reported to be the mother of two children, however only one was still living and was in the household; James B Skipper (21). It was reported that James had been married for one year to Maggie Skipper (17)(no children), who was also in the only; along with 2 boarders; William H Chrys (38) and wife of 3 years, Cyliodora Chryst (32), who reported having two children, none whom survived. All household members were born in South Carolina, except for William H Chrys who was born in Pennsylvania. It was reported that Benjamin F was a carpenter in the house, James B was a laborer at the saw mill, and William H was an Engineer on a Locomotive.
On June 5, 1917 in Conway, Horry, South Carolina, James Bertley Skipper completed his World War I Registration Card, giving his current home address in Conway, South Carolina. His occupation was listed as Sewing Machine Salesman, for White Sewing Machine Co in Alabama and Tennessee. James declared that he had a wife and three children depended upon him. His description was listed as medium height, medium built, dark brown eyes and dark brown hair.
On December 10, 1918, James Bertley Skipper was discharged from the service as a Sergeant 19 Military Police, his address was listed as 118 W Central Ave, Orlando Florida. His enlistment date was recorded as May 28, 1918.
1930 Census Information:
According to the United States Census recorded on April 4, 1930, B F Skipper (63) rented in a home in Conway, Horry, South Carolina with his wife, Maria Skipper (65). It was reported that they were married when he was 21 and she was 23. Also in the home was their son; James Skipper (43). It was reported that James was divorced. All household members were born in South Carolina; B F was a carpenter in house and James was automobile salesman
1940 Census Information:
According to the United States Census recorded on May 12, 1940, James Bert Skipper (52) rented a home in Blaney, Kershaw, South Carolina with his wife, Lila Boykin Skipper (45). All household members were born in South Carolina; it was reported that on April 1, 1935, James Bert lived in Columbia, Richland, South Carolina and Lila Boykin lived in Rural, Kershaw County. James was a manager of a filling station.
Blaney, April 7 – (Special) James B Skipper, veteran of World War I, died today at the Camden Hospital after an illness of six days (due to Coronary Occlusion). He was a garage operator here for eight years.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lila B. Skipper of Blaney; two daughters, Mrs. Granville Sawyer of Florence and Mrs. Dorothy Jones of Florida; one son, Marion Skipper of Norfolk, Va., and one sister, Mrs. Mary E. Powell, of Conway, and his mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Skipper.
Funeral services will be held at 11 o’clock Wednesday morning, April 9, 1947 from Smyrna United Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. L. D. Hamer. Inter will follow in the church cemetery.
Standard Certificate Of Death
On March 7, 1952, James B. Skipper was listed as the father of the groom on the certificate of marriage of Marion Marvin Price and Eva Rolie Lewis Loeffler.