Josephine Sr Salette Happ

6 March 1894–15 January 1969 (Age 74)
Oakland, Alameda, California, United States

The Life of Josephine Sr Salette

When Josephine Sr Salette Happ was born on 6 March 1894, in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States, her father, Daniel John Happ, was 26 and her mother, Mary Cruz, was 28. She died on 15 January 1969, in Red Bluff, Tehama, California, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in California, United States.

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Daniel John Happ
Mary Cruz
David Francis Happ
Samuel Joseph Hopp
George Daniel Happ
Josephine Sr Salette Happ
Francis Talbot Happ
Victorius Edward Happ

Parents and Siblings

    Daniel John Happ


    Mary Cruz




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 12

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 22

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

1 South German: metonymic occupational name for someone who made sickles or who used a sickle, from Middle High German happe, heppe ‘sickle’, ‘vineyard worker's hook’.2 German: from a reduced form of the medieval German personal names Hadebald or Hadebert ( see Happel ).

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

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