Joseph Boysha Jr

Male15 September 1909–3 August 1983

Brief Life History of Joseph

When Joseph Boysha Jr was born on 15 September 1909, in Nanticoke, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Joseph Boysha Sr, was 24 and his mother, Frances Zionczkowski, was 21. He had at least 3 sons and 4 daughters with Dorothy May Spencer. He lived in United States in 1949 and Newport, Newport Township, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States in 1950. He registered for military service in 1945. He died on 3 August 1983, in Cuba, Cuba, Allegany, New York, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Olean, Cattaraugus, New York, United States.

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Joseph Boysha Jr
Dorothy May Spencer
Anna Boysha
Jane Boysha
Alice Boysha
John Boysha
James P Boysha Sr.
Loretta Boysha
Joseph Boysha III

Sources (7)

  • Joseph Boysha, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Joseph Boysha, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
  • Joseph Jr Boysha, "United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946"

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World Events (8)

1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 1

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

1917 · Women Given the Right to Vote in New York

Age 8

Voters in New York approve a bill giving women the right to vote. This is passed three years prior to the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution which allowed women to vote nationwide.


Age 20

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

form of the biblical Hebrew name Yosef, meaning ‘(God) shall add (another son)’. This was borne by the favourite son of Jacob, whose brothers became jealous of him and sold him into slavery (Genesis 37). He was taken to Egypt, where he rose to become chief steward to Pharaoh, and was eventually reconciled to his brothers when they came to buy corn during a seven-year famine (Genesis 43–7). In the New Testament Joseph is the name of the husband of the Virgin Mary. It is also borne by a rich Jew, Joseph of Arimathea (Matthew 27:57; Mark 15:43; Luke 23:50; John 19:38), who took Jesus down from the Cross, wrapped him in a shroud, and buried him in a rock tomb. According to medieval legend, Joseph of Arimathea brought the Holy Grail to Britain. The name was uncommon in Britain in the Middle Ages but was revived in the mid 16th century and had become popular by the 1630s, remaining so ever since.

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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