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.
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),
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,
the grave of James Lee Arrell