James Harry Staples (December 3, 1879 - April 15, 1954) was the son of James Harrison Staples and Lila Marsh. Staples worked as a banker after graduation. He later became an insurance agent for companies in Lexington including the Union Central Life Insurance Company and the Provident Mutual Life Insurance Company. Staples married Emma Hunter.
James Harry Staples was not included in the 1910 edition of The Kentuckian.