He married Jane Helen Cheesman—they had one son, Edward Leaming who went on to become a physician in New York city like his father. James later married Kathryn Lawton Strobel and together they had one daughter, Abby Anna Leaming. She was a well known socialite in New York society and a close friend of Emily Post.
He was honored as one of America’s most notable figures at the commemoration of the Brooklyn Bridge along with three Presidents of the United States. He was a noted student and collector of ancient works of art and, by the time of his death, had acquired a large collection. He died at his residence No. 28 West 38th St. in New York City on Dec 5, 1892.
James Edward Fina,