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James Lee Arrell


He was born on 7th November 1888 in Wyandotta, Kansas the son of Happer Samuel Arrell and Mary Eva (nee Ege).

He was educated at Stanford University.


Above the 1910 Stanford Freshmen rugby squad. 1. Lull, 2. Moulton (Trainer), 3. Burbank (Manager), 4. Presley (Coach), 5. Thoburn, 6. Kern, 7. Arrell, 8. Fyfe, 9. Wurswick, 10. Belcher, 11. Baumgartner, 12. Bly, 13. Frank, 14. Mitchell, 15. Ellis, 16. Murlin, 17. Ambrose, 18. Cass.



Above the 1911 Stanford rugby side. Back Row (L-R): Baumgartner, Minturn, Cheda. Second Row: ?, Presley, Sundell, Smith, Brown, Arrell, Burbank, Seated: Mitchell, Thoburn, Dole (Captain), Erb, Frank. Front Row: Reeves, Harrigan, Geissler.



Above the Lambda Sigma Chapter of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity at Stanford University in 1912. Back Row (L-R): Kilpatrick, Rounds, Schaupp, Wright, J.L.Arrell. Second Row: Hayes, Robertson, M.Rounds, Krost, Gehrman, C.Knight, Third Row: Nimmo, H.Knight, Bickel, Stoll, D.Arrell. Front Row: Smith, D’Journal, Gard, Burns.


Above the USA side that played Australia in 1912. Back Row (L-R) Guerin (Olympic RFC) (not used), Robert Howe Fletcher (University of California) (not used), William Norris King (University of California), Chris Martin Momson (Santa Clara University), Karl Ludwig Schaupp (Stanford University), Frank Jacob Gard (Stanford University), James Lee Arrell (Olympic RFC), Warren L. Smith (Stanford University), Chester Arthur Allen (University of California), Eugene Francis Kern (Stanford University) (not used), Glasscock (Olympic RFC) (not used), Phillip Frederick Harrigan (Stanford University). Front Row: Charles Allphin Austin (Olympic RFC), Augustus Mudge Sanborn (Stanford University), Joseph Louis McKim (University of California), Stirling Benjamin Peart (University of California), Laird Monterey Morris (University of California) (Captain), Benjamin Edward


Above Olympic Rugby Club 1913. 1. Haley, 2. Miller, 3. Sundrell, 4. Hardy, 5. Skov, 6. Pfund, 7. Guerin, 8. Lean (Trainer), 9. Wallfisch, 10. Arrell, 11. Lunt, 12. Sinclair, 13. McKenzie, 14. Trowbridge, 15. Von Manderscheid, 16. Marisch, 17. Montgomery, 18. Sharpe, 19. Austin, 20. Glasscock, 21. Jones, 22. Waymire, 22. Flatley, 24. Phillips.


He married Annie M Holderman and had 7 children.

He lived in Abeline, Texas from 1930 until his death on 26th March 1955. He was buried at Elmwood Memorial Park, Abilene, Taylor County, Texas, USA

Above the grave of James Lee Arrell



© Patrick Casey, 2011
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