Josephine Mary Lewis

1886–1965 (Age 78)
Green Hill, Rutherford, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Josephine Mary

When Josephine Mary Lewis was born on 13 June 1886, in Green Hill, Rutherford, North Carolina, United States, her father, James Taliaferro Lewis, was 32 and her mother, Laura Alice McEntire, was 31. She married William Thomas Ross on 28 February 1906, in Rutherford, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Rutherfordton Township, Rutherford, North Carolina, United States in 1940 and Forest City, Rutherford, North Carolina, United States in 1965. She died on 23 January 1965, in Rutherfordton, Rutherford, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Mount Vernon Baptist Church, Rutherford, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Josephine Mary Lewis
1886–1965
William Thomas Ross
1882–1975
Marriage: 28 February 1906
Otto Walter Ross
1907–1984
Nannie Pauline Ross
1909–1991
Louise Ross
1913–
Ross
1914–
Laura Alice Ross
1915–2013
Lorene Ross
1919–
William Lewis Ross
1920–1994
James Brodus Ross
1924–2005
Doris Ross
1925–2013

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
28 February 1906
Rutherford, North Carolina, United States
children

(9)

  • Otto Walter Ross

    Male1907–1984Male

  • Nannie Pauline Ross

    Female1909–1991Female

  • Louise Ross

    Female1913–Female

  • Ross

    Male1914–Male

  • Female1915–2013Female

+4 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • James Taliaferro Lewis

    Male1853–1931Male

  • Laura Alice McEntire

    Female1854–1886Female

siblings

(5)

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 11

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 21

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

Name Meaning

Like the French name Louis, which is derived from Ludovicus, from the Old German name Ludwig. A root is "lautwig," meaning illustrious warrior. From this name come the old female names Lewes and Lewisa, from whence comes the modern name Louisa. Louise is a French form of Lewis. Liusaidh is a Gaelic form of Louisa. Luthais is a Gaelic form of Lewis. Loeys is an Anglo-Norman form of Lewis.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Josephine Ross in household of William T Ross, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Josephine Ross in household of William T Ross, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Josephine Ross in household of Willie Ross, "United States Census, 1940"

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