James was born probably in late 1830s or early 1840s to Grand family in Summerside. He was raised there and attended Summerside school. Years later, he became a member of Summerside High School Board of Trustees.
Visit to the Raymond HouseEdit
- "Mr. Grand was the chairman of the High School board of trustees and had matters of importance to talk of, which he wished to discuss fully before he left on Monday to attend an educational conference in Kingsport."
- —Anne of Windy Poplars, Chapter 3, Third Year
During their interview, the incorrigible twins made fun of Ivy Trent.
James is a male given name of Hebrew origin and means supplanter.
- James shared name with Jem Blythe and his son Jem Jr., Jim Anderson and his son Jims, James Armstrong, James A. Harrison, James Pringle, Jim Wilcox, Jim Boyd and James, father of Jamesina.