- Stephen R. Lowe
Demaret, Jimmy (24 May 1910–28 December 1983), professional golfer, was born James Newton Demaret in Houston, Texas, the son of John O’Brien Demaret, a carpenter; his mother’s name is unknown. He grew up in Houston, began caddying at the age of eight, and won his first competitive tournament three years later in 1923. Demaret completed two years of high school before starting his professional golf career. He married a redhead named Idella Adams, and the couple had a daughter....