Osa Josephine Jacobsen

1875–27 September 1940 (Age 65)
Antwerp, Antwerp, Jefferson, New York, United States

The Life of Osa Josephine

When Osa Josephine Jacobsen was born in 1875, in Antwerp, Antwerp, Jefferson, New York, United States, her father, Joseph Benjamin Jacobsen, was 20 and her mother, Jensine Christine Eleonora Fløijel, was 17. She married James Edward Cunningham on 4 January 1896. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake City Ward 3, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1920 and Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1939. She died on 27 September 1940, at the age of 65.

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Family Time Line

James Edward Cunningham
Osa Josephine Jacobsen
Marriage: 4 January 1896
Bryan James Cunningham
Edward Cunningham
May Catherine Cunningham
Josephine Cunningham
Grace Marcella Cunningham
Georgia Ann Cunningham

Spouse and Children

4 January 1896


    Bryan James Cunningham



    May Catherine Cunningham


    Josephine Cunningham



+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 0

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 0

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 21

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

Dutch, Danish, North German, and Norwegian: patronymic from Jacob .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Josephine Cunningham in household of James Cunningham, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Elinore Cunningham in household of J E Cunningham, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Josephine Jacobsen in entry for James Bryan Cunningham, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"

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