Josephine Elma Lefavor

about 1851–
Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States

The Life of Josephine Elma

When Josephine Elma Lefavor was born about 1851, in Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States, her father, Hazen C. Favor, was 37 and her mother, Sarah A. Eveleth, was 29. She married William Andrew Cressy on 31 January 1877, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. She lived in Boston Ward 11, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1910.

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Family Time Line

William Andrew Cressy
Josephine Elma Lefavor
Marriage: 31 January 1877

Spouse and Children

31 January 1877
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Hazen C. Favor


    Sarah A. Eveleth




    Sarah E. Favor


    Mary L. Favor



World Events (8)

1860 · Abraham Lincoln Elected President

Age 9

Abraham Lincoln was Elected President of the United States in November of 1860

Age 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 31

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of French Lefèvre ( see Lefevre ), with the generalized use of the feminine article in family names that is characteristic of Canada and New England.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Josephine E Cressy in household of William A Cressy, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Josephine E. Lafavor, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1841-1915"

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