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From: Wilbur Haines <>
Subject: Re: [CAAlameda] James Morris Lotta
Date: Fri, 5 Apr 2002 11:50:52 -0800
At 11:35 AM -0700 4/5/02, wrote:
>Message Board Post:
>I'm trying to document family lore on James Morris Lotta, b. 1882,
>IL; first wife Beulah Watson (marriage lasted c. 1903 to 1907).
>Name of second wife unknown. Lotta is supposed to have served in
>both U.S. Army & Navy, gone up San Juan Hill w/ T.R.'s Rough Riders;
>worked as a tailor in L.A. and later (in the 1940's) as a private
>investigator in Oakland, CA. Would love the names of his father and
>mother. Family says mother's maiden name was "Lord" and that both
>parents died of T.B. in tenement house in Chicago. Lotta died c.
>1953 in Alameda CA. Being new to this type of research I'd be
>painfully grateful if someone took pity on me and offered advise.
The CADI shows a James LOTTA b. 19 April 1882, IL. d. Alameda Co. 18
With this info you can order a death certificate from Alameda County
or State of CA which may reveal parents names and possibly name of
You may also request an obituary search from the Oakland Public
Library which could provide additional family info.
Good luck in your search.
Wilbur H. Haines
PO Box 165
The Sea Ranch, CA 95497