James A. Tramel Sabine Parish, Louisiana

James A. Tramel, member of the Police Jury from Ward Four, was born in Sabine parish, November 13, 1860, his parents moving here from Alabama in 1859. His father died in March, 1865, as a result of the Civil War, and he was reared by his widowed mother on a farm eight miles north of Many. His limited education was such as could be obtained in the common schools just after the war; yet his strict adherence to the principles of industry won him confidence and esteem.

He was married to Lula Lewis in 1886, to which union eight children have been born, six now living. He took a limited course in Soule' Business college in 1888. Mr. Tramel has been a member of M. E. Church South since 1885, besides serving as parish assessor, he has been constantly identified with the directorship of schools.

He moved with his family to Fort Jesup in 1890 and for ten years was secretary of the board of directors of the Sabine Central High school; he made the first white enrollment in the parish for W. H. Vandegaer as supervisor of the work.

In March, 1911, he was elected Police Juror to fill the unexpired term of A. F. Addison; was re-elected in 1912 and was appointed chairman of the ways and means committee and is now assisting in doing pioneer work in model road building in Sabine parish.

Mr. Tramel is a faithful and conscientious public official and stands for a better and greater parish.

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Source: History of Sabine Parish, Louisiana, by John G. Belisle, Sabine Banner Press, 1913.


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