Josephine Taunton

28 July 1873–29 January 1954 (Age 80)
Kansas, United States

The Life of Josephine

When Josephine Taunton was born on 28 July 1873, in Kansas, United States, her father, James Taunton, was 34 and her mother, Mary Ann Ayers, was 30. She married William Everett Cagle on 12 December 1897, in Lawrence, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Mount Pleasant, Lawrence, Missouri, United States in 1880 and Mount Pleasant Township, Lawrence, Missouri, United States in 1900. She died on 29 January 1954, in Purdy, Barry, Missouri, United States, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

William Everett Cagle
Josephine Taunton
Marriage: 12 December 1897
Lelia Marie Cagle
Cecil Everett Cagle
Byron Raymond Cagle

Spouse and Children

12 December 1897
Lawrence, Missouri, United States


Parents and Siblings

    James Taunton


    Mary Ann Ayers




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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

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.
1877 · Nicodemus is Founded

Age 4

The town of Nicodemus was founded by African-American migrants from Kansas in 1877.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 23

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

English: habitational name from Taunton in Somerset, Taunton Farm in Coulsdon, Surrey, or Tanton in North Yorkshire. The Somerset place name was originally a combination of a Celtic river name (now the Tone, possibly meaning ‘roaring stream’) + Old English tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. The Surrey name is possibly from Old English tān ‘branch’, ‘stalk’ + tūn, while Tanton was named in Old English as ‘settlement (tūn) on the Tame’, another Celtic river name.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Josie Cagle in household of William E Cagle, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Josie Cagle in household of William E Cagle, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Josephine Taunton in household of James Taunton, "Kansas State Census, 1875"

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