John Joseph "Joel" Usrey

22 September 1871–17 May 1944 (Age 72)
Jackson, Alabama, United States

The Life of John Joseph "Joel"

When John Joseph "Joel" Usrey was born on 22 September 1871, in Jackson, Alabama, United States, his father, Alex Usrey, was 43 and his mother, Nancy Suggs, was 36. He married Georgia Ann "Annie" Whitaker on 17 May 1894, in Madison, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 5, Menard, Texas, United States in 1920. He died on 17 May 1944, in Memphis, Hall, Texas, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Little Hope, Wood, Texas, United States.

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John Joseph "Joel" Usrey
Georgia Ann "Annie" Whitaker
Marriage: 17 May 1894
William Russell Usrey
Alva "Alvie" Usrey
Dolley Hulett Usrey
Effie Etta Usrey
Dock Sherill Usrey
Marvin Usrey
Kate Lou Usrey

Spouse and Children

17 May 1894
Madison, Alabama, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Alex Usrey


    Nancy Suggs




World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

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.
1875 · Alabama Constitution is Ratified

Age 4

A constitutional convention was held on November 16, 1875, to redeem the state from the Reconstructionist Constitution which had been adopted in 1868. The constitution reduced the size of government and services provided, lowered taxes and the political constraint on African-Americans. Segregated schools were also established.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 23

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Ussery .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Jal Usrey, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John Joel Usrey, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • John Jose Usrey, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"

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