Josephine Barcus

1862–1930 (Age 68)
Effingham, Effingham, Illinois, United States

The Life 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 in 1880. She died in December 1930, in Effingham, Illinois, United States, at the age of 68.

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Family Time Line

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

Spouse & Children

  • Female1862–1930Female

  • James Riley Merry


31 December 1879
Lucas Township, Effingham, Illinois, United States


  • Claudie L. Merry


  • Samuel A. Merry


  • Clarence Oscar Merry


  • Geen Merry


Parents & Siblings

  • George Washington Barcus


  • Female1822–1883Female



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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

Lithuanian: variant spelling of Bartkus .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Josephine Barcus in household of Geo W Barcus, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Josephine Barcus in household of Geo W Barcus, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Josephine Merry in household of James R Merry, "United States Census, 1880"

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