Josephine Adaline Collier

16 May 1863–8 January 1891 (Age 27)
Tyler, Smith, Texas, United States

The Life of Josephine Adaline

When Josephine Adaline Collier was born on 16 May 1863, in Tyler, Smith, Texas, United States, her father, William Durdon Collier, was 36 and her mother, Sophronia Ann Eliza Walker, was 32. She married Henry Anderson Cruse on 17 November 1880, in Tyler, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 8 January 1891, in Tyler, Texas, United States, at the age of 27, and was buried in Tyler, Smith, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Anderson Cruse
Josephine Adaline Collier
Marriage: 17 November 1880
John Thomas Cruse
Sophronia Elizabeth Cruse
John Cruse
Charles Stith Cruse
Sarah Stella Cruse

Spouse and Children

17 November 1880
Tyler, Texas, United States


Parents and Siblings



    Abner Belcher Collier


    Mary Elizabeth Collier



    Nancy Lial Collier


    John Thomas Collier


World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1865 · Juneteenth (Slaves Were Freed)

Age 2

"On June 19, 1865, Gordon Granger (Union Major) read General Orders, No. 3 to the people of Galveston. The statement was written as follows: ""The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor. The freedmen are advised to remain quietly at their present homes and work for wages. They are informed that they will not be allowed to collect at military posts and that they will not be supported in idleness either there or elsewhere."""
1872 · The First National Park

Age 9

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a burner of charcoal or a gatherer or seller of coal, from Middle English cole ‘(char)coal’ + the agent suffix -(i)er.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • J A Collier, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965"
  • Josephine Collier in entry for Sarah Cruse Anderson, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • Josephine Collier in entry for John Thomas Cruse, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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