James Couthren Borland (1877-1943)
James Couthren Borland
James Carruthers Borland in Store.jpg
Sex: Male
Birth: September 25, 1877
Harrison County, Ohio
Death: April 19, 1943
Harrison County, Ohio
Father: James Borland II (1835-1903)
Mother: Catherine Jane Walker (1848-1928)
Spouse/Partner: Lizzie Alberta Miller (1875-1975)
Marriage: September 10, 1902
Coshocton County, Ohio
Children: Gene Iris Borland (1905-1905)
Genevieve Irene Borland (1905-1905)
Weldon Earl Borland (1906-2002)
Ruth Eleanor Borland (1914-1990)

James Couthren Borland (1877-1943)


James was born September 25, 1877 in Bowerston, Harrison County, Ohio to parents James Borland II (1835-1903) and Catherine Jane Walker (1848-1928).

Marriage to Lizzie Alberta Miller[]

On September 10, 1902, James married Lizzie Alberta Miller (1875-1975) in Coshocton County, Ohio.


James was a butcher, and he owned a general store called J.C. Borland Wholesale and Retail. The store was located in Bowerston, Ohio.

Children by Lizzie Alberta Miller[]

First in birth order were two twins who died at birth:

  • Gene Iris Borland (1905-1905)
  • Genevieve Irene Borland (1905-1905)

James and Lizzie also had the following two children who survived to maturity:

An additional son was stillborn on September 10, 1917.


According to his death certificate, James had divorced Alberta Miller prior to 1943.


James died April 19, 1943 in Bowerston, Harrison County, Ohio. The cause of death was a cerebral hemorrhage secondary to alcoholism. According to his death certificate, James had been a chronic alcoholic since 1930.