Josephine Dolsen King

4 March 1917–12 December 2000 (Age 83)
Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States

The Life of Josephine Dolsen

When Josephine Dolsen King was born on 4 March 1917, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, her father, Charles Savois King, was 32 and her mother, Marjorie Hewitt Pease, was 27. She lived in Detroit Ward 12, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1920. She died on 12 December 2000, in Newport, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 83.

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Henry Read Hartz
1915–1997
Josephine Dolsen King
1917–2000

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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1920 · The Detroit Wall

Age 3

The Detroit Wall is a half mile long wall that was constructed to serve as a wall of racial separation as a physical barrier between white and black homeowners in northwest Detroit. Today the wall is mostly gone with only a small portion of it located at a local park.
1941

Age 24

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: nickname from Middle English king, Old English cyning ‘king’ (originally merely a tribal leader, from Old English cyn(n) ‘tribe’, ‘race’ + the Germanic suffix -ing). The word was already used as a byname before the Norman Conquest, and the nickname was common in the Middle Ages, being used to refer to someone who conducted himself in a kingly manner, or one who had played the part of a king in a pageant, or one who had won the title in a tournament. In other cases it may actually have referred to someone who served in the king's household. The American surname has absorbed several European cognates and equivalents with the same meaning, for example German König ( see Koenig ), Swiss German Küng, French Leroy . It is also found as an Ashkenazic Jewish surname, of ornamental origin.2 Chinese 金: variant of Jin 1.3 Chinese 景, 荆, 井, 金: see Jing .

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

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  • Josephine King in household of Chas S King, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Josephine King in household of Charles S King, "United States Census, 1930"

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