Josephine Sullivan

about 1855–19 July 1940 (Age 85)
Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Josephine

When Josephine Sullivan was born about 1855, in Wisconsin, United States, her father, Jeremiah Sullivan, was 40 and her mother, Nancy Ann Fraley, was 35. She married Thomas O'Connor on 18 November 1871, in La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Minnesota, United States in 1910 and Lincoln Township, Washington, Minnesota, United States in 1940. She died on 19 July 1940, in Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 85.

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Thomas O'Connor
Josephine Sullivan
Marriage: 18 November 1871
Ellen Rose O'Connor
Anne O'Connor
Minne O'Connor
David J. O'Connor
Mary Eva O'Connor
Charlotte O'Connor
Thomas E. O'Connor
Josephine O'Connor
Irene O'Connor
Delphine Lillian O'Connor

Spouse and Children

18 November 1871
La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States


    Ellen Rose O'Connor


    Anne O'Connor




    Mary Eva O'Connor


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Parents and Siblings

    Jeremiah Sullivan





+5 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 3

Minnesota is the 32nd state.
1867 · The First Successful Typewriter is Invented

Age 12

A patent was filed on October 11, 1867, on a new direct action typewriter. The patent was filed by Christopher Latham Sholes, Carlos Glidden, and Samuel Soule who had invented the prototype in Milwaukee.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 28

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.

Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of O’Sullivan, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Súileabháin ‘descendant of Súileabhán’, a personal name composed of the elements súil ‘eye’ + dubh ‘black’, ‘dark’ + the diminutive suffix -án.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Josephine Oconnor in household of Thomas E Oconnor, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Josephine O'Conner, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Josephine O Connor in household of Thomas O Connor, "Wisconsin, State Census, 1905"

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