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James Monroe Flack

James Monroe Flack[1, 2]

Male 1913 - 1989  (75 years)

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  • Name James Monroe Flack  [3, 4
    Nickname Jim 
    Born 29 Aug 1913  Baxter MS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Home 1920  Baxterville MS Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    In 1920 Census, Flack household w/ Jesse James as head, Saw Boss, Logging Company 
    Education 1935  Delta State Teachers College, Cleveland MS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    BS 
    Education 1942  Yale Divinity School, New Haven CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    MS Divinity 
    Home 1942  Wilton CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    WWII - after Jim joined the Navy & married Tah, they moved to Wilton CT while Jim went to flight school in Boston  
    Military Service May 1942 
    Lieutenant Commander United States Navy, received flight training, earned his wings and served as a flight instructor throughout WW II.
    May 1942-October, 1945. Lt. Commander, Squadron Commander, Flight Training Command, domestic bases, Naval Air Combat Intelligence, Quonset Point, RI 
    Home 1943  Miami FL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    WWII - stationed in Miami for short time 
    Home 1944  Minneapolis MN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    WWII - stationed for another short period, Jim II born in April 
    Home 1944  Chicago IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    WWII - stationed in Chicago with a mid-winter ride from Miami in a rickety unheated 2-seater with holes in the floor boards. 
    Home 1944  Norman OK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    WWII - Unclear dates 
    Home 1945  Danbury CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Lived in Sonny & Ernst Weber's vacation home at Candlewood Lake. Sonya Karen born on Nov 19. 
    Home 1945  Dallas TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    WWII - final station near end of war 
    Home 1946  Westford MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1946-50 abt - lived in 2 homes before spending a year in Puerto Rico 
    Home 1950  San Juan PR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1950-51 abt - Jim & family was re-located to San Juan for a year while working for Textron. Returned to Westford MA in time for Suzanne M. (Tita) birth. 
    Education 1952  Harvard University Business School Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Post graduate studies 
    Home 1952  Westford MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1952-54 abt - lived in 2 homes, including the large yellow house across from the Frost School. Tita is born 4 Mar 1952 
    Home 1955  623 Wilderness Road, Tryon NC 28782 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1955-62 - Aug 1955 moved to Tryon NC, road trip along the Blue Ridge Parkway 
    Home 1962  New York NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1962-75 moved to NYC, 3 addresses, kept Tryon NC home for summer/vacations 
    Home 1975  Tryon NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    JMF-HEF moved back to Tryon NC after Jim's retirement in Dec 1974. 
    Died 16 Jun 1989  Moscow RU (on tour) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cremated Tryon NC Holy Cross Episcopal Church Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • JMF-HEF TIMELINE
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      1913 JMF (James M Flack) born in Baxter MS: 29 Aug 1913
      1916 HEF (Hertha E Flack) born in Cleveland OH: 10 Oct 1916
      1920 JMF lived in Baxterville MS w/family: 1920 Census
      1934 HEF graduated A.B. Davis High School, Mt Vernon NY
      1935 JMF graduated Delta State Teachers College, Cleveland MS
      1935-1939 JMF Principal at Shaw MS High School
      1938 HEF graduates from Swarthmore College, Swarthmore PA
      1939-1942 JMF Yale Divinity School, Divinity Degree
      1941 HEF graduated Yale Nursing School, New Haven CT
      1941 JMF-HEF marriage at Mt Vernon NY: 30 Aug 1941
      1942-1945 JMF Commissioned Naval Officer
      __abt-1942 Stationed in Boston (flight school-lived in Wilton CT)
      __abt-1943 Stationed in Miami FL
      __abt-1944 Stationed in Chicago IL
      __abt-1944 Stationed in Minneapolis MN, JMF II born: 20 Apr 1944
      __abt-1944 Stationed in Norman OK (date unclear)
      __abt-1945 Stationed in Dallas TX
      1945 JMF-HEF Lived in Danbury CT
      1945 Sonya Karen born Danbury CT: 19 Nov 1945
      1946 JMF Standard Oil Corp of NJ, Employee Relations Depart
      1946-1950 lived in Westford MA - 2 homes
      1946-1953 JMF Textron, Inc. Officer, subsidiary Director
      1948 Robert Frank born Westford MA: 19 Feb 1948
      1950-1951.abt JMF-HEF lived in San Juan PR: 1123 Piccioni Calle
      1952-1954 JMF-HEF lived in Westford MA - 2 homes
      1952 Suzanne Margaret born Westford MA: 4 Mar 1952
      1953-1972 JMF Indian Head, Inc, Vice-president, Director
      1955-1962 JMF-HEF moved from Westford MA to Tryon NC: Aug 1955
      1962-1975 JMF-HEF moved to New York City, 3 addresses, kept Tryon home
      1972-1974 JMF Indian Head, Inc, Vice-chairman (retired Dec 1974)
      1975 JMF-HEF moved back to Tryon NC
      1989 JMF died in Moscow: 16 Jun 1989
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    • NY Times Obituary - June 22, 1989
      James M. Flack, 75, Textile Executive, Dies
      James Monroe Flack, a retired textile industry executive, died of a heart attack on Monday at a Moscow hospital. He was 75 years old and lived in Tryon, N.C.
      Mr. Flack, who was on a tour with his wife Hertha, was a founder of Indian Head Inc. and its vice chairman when he retired in 1975.
      He had been a director of Textron Inc. and had been with the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey. He had also been principal of the Shaw (Miss.) High School.
      Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Karen Bonnell of Montvale, N.J., and Suzanne Young of Boulder, Colo.; two sons, James, of San Francisco, and Robert, of Watertown, Mass.; two sisters, Ruby Stringer of Baton Rouge, La., and Ann Heard of Merritt Island, Fla., and 10 grandchildren.
    • James Monroe Flack, business executive 1946-1974. Served as lieutenant Commander United States Navy, 1942-1945.

      BACKGROUND
      Flack, James Monroe was born on August 29, 1913 in Baxterville, Mississippi, United States. Son of Jesse James and Lenora (Lucas) Flack.

      EDUCATION
      Bachelor of Science, Delta State University, 1935; Master of Divinity, Yale University, 1942; postgraduate, Harvard University, 1952.

      CAREER
      Principal, Shaw (Mississippi) High School, 1935-1939; with employee relations department, Standard Oil Corporation of New Jersey, 1946; officer, director subsidiary, Textron, Inc., 1946-1953; vice-president, director, Indian Head, Inc., from 1953; vice chairman, Indian Head, Inc., 1972-1974.

      MEMBERSHIPS
      Served as lieutenant Commander United States Navy, 1942-1945. Member of New York Athletic, Yale of New York City, Red Fox Country, Tryon (North Carolina) Country.

      FAMILY
      Married Hertha E. Eisenmenger, August 30, 1941. Children: James Monroe, Sonya Karen, Robert Frank, Suzanne Margaret.
      father: Jesse James Flack
      mother: Lenora (Lucas) Flack

      TIMELINE
      Education
      1935 Delta State University
      1942 Yale University
      1952 Harvard University

      Military Duty
      1942-1945 lieutenant Commander United States Navy ? flight instructor

      Business Career
      1935 - 1939 Principal Shaw (Mississippi) High School
      1946 with employee relations department Standard Oil Company of New Jersey
      1946 - 1953 officer, subsidiary Textron
      1946 - 1953 director, subsidiary Textron
      1972 - 1974 vice president, Indian Head
      1972 - 1974 director, Indian Head
    Person ID I4  Flack Genealogy
    Last Modified 20 Dec 2019 

    Father Jesse James Flack,   b. 26 Mar 1886, Newbern, Dyer County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1969, Pascagoula, Mississippi 39567 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Louella Lenora Lucas,   b. 1891, Mount Olive, MS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1975, Pascagoula MS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 1909 
    Family ID F1  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hertha Emma Eisenmenger,   b. 10 Oct 1916, Cleveland OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 2019, Tryon Estates, Columbus NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 102 years) 
    Married 30 Aug 1941  159 Lorraine Ave, Mt Vernon, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Type: Civil 
    Children 
    +1. Sonya Karen Flack
    +2. Suzanne Margaret Flack
    +3. James Monroe Flack, II
    +4. Robert Frank Flack
    Last Modified 2 Mar 2019 
    Family ID F6  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Aug 1913 - Baxter MS Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHome - In 1920 Census, Flack household w/ Jesse James as head, Saw Boss, Logging Company - 1920 - Baxterville MS Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - BS - 1935 - Delta State Teachers College, Cleveland MS Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Type: Civil - 30 Aug 1941 - 159 Lorraine Ave, Mt Vernon, NY Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - MS Divinity - 1942 - Yale Divinity School, New Haven CT Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHome - WWII - after Jim joined the Navy & married Tah, they moved to Wilton CT while Jim went to flight school in Boston - 1942 - Wilton CT Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHome - WWII - stationed in Miami for short time - 1943 - Miami FL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHome - WWII - stationed for another short period, Jim II born in April - 1944 - Minneapolis MN Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHome - WWII - stationed in Chicago with a mid-winter ride from Miami in a rickety unheated 2-seater with holes in the floor boards. - 1944 - Chicago IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHome - WWII - Unclear dates - 1944 - Norman OK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHome - Lived in Sonny & Ernst Weber's vacation home at Candlewood Lake. Sonya Karen born on Nov 19. - 1945 - Danbury CT Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHome - WWII - final station near end of war - 1945 - Dallas TX Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHome - 1946-50 abt - lived in 2 homes before spending a year in Puerto Rico - 1946 - Westford MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHome - 1950-51 abt - Jim & family was re-located to San Juan for a year while working for Textron. Returned to Westford MA in time for Suzanne M. (Tita) birth. - 1950 - San Juan PR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - Post graduate studies - 1952 - Harvard University Business School Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHome - 1952-54 abt - lived in 2 homes, including the large yellow house across from the Frost School. Tita is born 4 Mar 1952 - 1952 - Westford MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHome - 1955-62 - Aug 1955 moved to Tryon NC, road trip along the Blue Ridge Parkway - 1955 - 623 Wilderness Road, Tryon NC 28782 Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHome - 1962-75 moved to NYC, 3 addresses, kept Tryon NC home for summer/vacations - 1962 - New York NY Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHome - JMF-HEF moved back to Tryon NC after Jim's retirement in Dec 1974. - 1975 - Tryon NC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Jun 1989 - Moscow RU (on tour) Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCremated - - Tryon NC Holy Cross Episcopal Church Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 
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  • Photos
    James Monroe Flack
    James Monroe Flack
    James Monroe Flack, business executive 1946-1974. Served as lieutenant Commander United States Navy, 1942-1945. Died 6/16/1989 of a heart attack at 75 years while on tour in Moscow with Tah. At his death left spouse (Hertha), 4 children and 10 grandchildren.
    James M. Flack
    James M. Flack
    Delta State 1935 Yeabook Sports
    James M. Flack
    James M. Flack
    Delta State Yearbook 1935
    Coach Jim Flack
    Coach Jim Flack
    Shaw High School Baseball Team with Boo Ferris
    Betty & Norm Frost
    Betty & Norm Frost
    Family friends and Tryon neighbor on Wilderness RD
    Jim & Tah Flack
    Jim & Tah Flack
    Possibly soon after Jim was commissioned in the Navy in 1942
    Jim & Tah Flack
    Jim & Tah Flack
    Out for dinner

    Documents
    1920 Lamar, MS Census scan
    1920 Lamar, MS Census scan
    1920 Census scan, listing Jesse James Flack and family, Baxterville Village MS
    James M. Flack induction to the Delta State Sports Hall of Fame
    James M. Flack induction to the Delta State Sports Hall of Fame
    James M. Flack
    James M. Flack
    birth certificate 29 Aug 1913
    Jim Flack Yale Divinity School Diploma
    Jim Flack Yale Divinity School Diploma
    James Monroe Flack Obituary
    James Monroe Flack Obituary
    James Monroe Flack, a retired textile industry executive, died of a heart attack on Monday at a Moscow hospital. He was 75 years old and lived in Tryon, N.C.

    Mr. Flack, who was on a tour with his wife Hertha, was a founder of Indian Head Inc. and its vice chairman when he retired in 1975.

    He had been a director of Textron Inc. and had been with the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey. He had also been principal of the Shaw (Miss.) High School.

    Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Karen Bonnell of Montvale, N.J., and Suzanne Young of Boulder, Colo.; two sons, James, of San Francisco, and Robert, of Watertown, Mass.; two sisters, Ruby Stringer of Baton Rouge, La., and Ann Heard of Merritt Island, Fla., and 10 grandchildren.
    James M. Flack
    James M. Flack
    passport 1971-75
    Eastern Airlines #626 Manifest
    Eastern Airlines #626 Manifest
    James Flack is a passenger from San Juan PR to Newark NJ, c/o Fomento Economico, San Juan
    Ambling and Scrambling on the Appalachian Trail (book)
    Ambling and Scrambling on the Appalachian Trail (book)
    Jim & Tah Flack's tales and letters reporting on their adventures on the Appalachian Trail
    James P. Flack (95 years old) letter to James M. Flack
    James P. Flack (95 years old) letter to James M. Flack
    1967 letter describing JJ Flack: have seen sister (Ann Flack Heard) and your father (JJ Flack) "since he was a very small boy". JJ Family with 4 boys and 2 girls. JJ's father (John Yancey Flack) "is my Gran Pa".

    JJ Flack & JP Flack are "half-uncles". JJ was orphaned as a child and moved into JP's household who was around 20 and married
    James M. Flack notes on Family Genealogy
    James M. Flack notes on Family Genealogy
    Hattie E. Flack 1974 letter to James M. Flack
    Hattie E. Flack 1974 letter to James M. Flack
    Daughter Hattie writing on behalf of her 101 year old father James P. Flack responding to JMF request about genealogy info
    Bob Flack letter to his children
    Bob Flack letter to his children
    1989 letter delivered at James M. Flack's funeral - The Holy Cross Episcopal Church, Tryon NC
    James M. Flack Biography
    James M. Flack Biography
    Mamie Shippy letter to James M. Flack
    Mamie Shippy letter to James M. Flack
    Asks for genealogical info
    Mamie Shippy letter to Irene & Roy
    Mamie Shippy letter to Irene & Roy
    Includes remembrances of her family
    Louella Lenora ('Nora') Flack Death notices - notation on Alta Lodge notepad
    Louella Lenora ("Nora") Flack Death notices - notation on Alta Lodge notepad
    James M. Flack handwritten notation lists Nora's parents as John Franklin Lucas and Caroline Lucas, according to Hattie Mangum. However, her mother was Frances Eugenia Mangum (1857-1891) who died in Nora's childbirth (according to Ann Heard's family history). Aunt Caroline was the surrogate mother for her brother's 7 children.
    James M. Flack Neighborhood Nominations (humor)
    James M. Flack Neighborhood Nominations (humor)
    List distributed to friends - possibly a meeting or party invitation
    James M Flack letter to sister Ann Heard in response to receiving her notes on the 4 siblings reunion 14 Apr - 24 Apr 1988
    James M Flack letter to sister Ann Heard in response to receiving her notes on the 4 siblings reunion 14 Apr - 24 Apr 1988
    Letter attaches remembrances on his siblings (Frank, Ruby & Ann) to be included in a collaborative project called "All in A Days Living". Separately, Ann distributed a family history called "Chapters" without these pages.
    The hand written notes about their reunion are at the back of the file.

    Histories
    Flack Family History
    Flack Family History
    Flack family history, as told by James M Flack to James M Flack II, 1980

    Videos
    Tah & Jim Flack<br/>Wedding
    Tah & Jim Flack
    Wedding

    Backyard wedding at 159 Lorraine Ave, Mt. Vernon NY

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] Flack Family History, James M Flack II.

    2. [S16] Ambling and Scrambling on the Appalachian Trail, James & Hertha Flack, (Sewall Co - 1983), ISBN-10: 091795310X, ISBN-13: 978-0917953101.

    3. [S439308767] Minnesota, Birth Index, 1935-2000, Minnesota Department of Health, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc), Minnesota Department of Health; Saint Paul, Minnesota; Minnesota, Birth Index, 1935-2000.

    4. [S418858808] U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.).

    5. [S9] 1920 Census, Lamar MS (Reliability: 3).