Luella Maude Joseph

26 March 1880–4 July 1970 (Age 90)
Prairieburg, Linn, Iowa, United States

The Life of Luella Maude

When Luella Maude Joseph was born on 26 March 1880, in Prairieburg, Linn, Iowa, United States, her father, Noah Albert Joseph, was 26 and her mother, Ferina Jane Byerly, was 22. She married Robert Russell Smith on 25 August 1925, in Woodbury, Iowa, United States. She lived in Delaware, Iowa, United States in 1895 and South Fork Township, Delaware, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. She died on 4 July 1970, in Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Wayne, Wayne, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Russell Smith
Luella Maude Joseph
Marriage: 25 August 1925

Spouse and Children

25 August 1925
Woodbury, Iowa, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Noah Albert Joseph


    Ferina Jane Byerly




World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

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.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 4

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

Age 24

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

English, German, French, and Jewish: from the personal name, Hebrew Yosef ‘may He (God) add (another son)’. In medieval Europe this name was borne frequently but not exclusively by Jews; the usual medieval English vernacular form is represented by Jessup . In the Book of Genesis, Joseph is the favorite son of Jacob, who is sold into slavery by his brothers but rises to become a leading minister in Egypt (Genesis 37–50). In the New Testament Joseph is the husband of the Virgin Mary, which accounts for the popularity of the given name among Christians.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Joseph L Mand in household of Albert L Barker, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Maude Joseph in household of Patterson O Joseph, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Luela Maud Joseph in household of Patterson O Joseph, "Iowa State Census, 1895"

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