Josephine Barcus

Female1 July 1862–December 1930

Brief Life History of Josephine

When Josephine Barcus was born on 1 July 1862, in Effingham, Effingham, Illinois, United States, her father, George Washington Barcus, was 50 and her mother, Grace Workman, was 40. She married James Riley Merry on 31 December 1879, in Lucas Township, Effingham, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. She lived in Illinois, United States in 1870 and Lucas Township, Effingham, Illinois, United States for about 20 years. She died in December 1930, in Effingham, Illinois, United States, at the age of 68.

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Family Time Line

James Riley Merry
Josephine Barcus
Marriage: 31 December 1879
Claudie L. Merry
Samuel Arthur Merry
Clarence Oscar Merry
Geen Merry

Sources (12)

  • Josie Merry, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Josephine Barcus, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934"
  • Barcus in entry for Samuel A. Merry and Ada B. Field, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 December 1879Lucas Township, Effingham, Illinois, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.


    Age 9

    In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 19

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of Lithuanian Barkus or Bartkus .

    Possibly also an altered form of English Barkus .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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