Joseph Benjamin Story

Male15 October 1885–25 August 1944

Brief Life History of Joseph Benjamin

After growing up in the Wood River Valley of Idaho, he married and moved to Van Nuys California. In 1918 before his marriage, he was employed as a deputy sheriff. His occupation there was as a mechanic for the City of Los Angeles Light and Power Company. He was 51 years old when he registered for the draft in Van Nuys. He and Ruth had one son, Joseph Weston Storey.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Benjamin Story
Ruth Hanson
about 1888–1978
Marriage: 1921
Jack Weston Storey

Sources (17)

  • Joesph B Story, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Joseph Ben Storey, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Joseph Benjaman Storey, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1921Idaho, United States
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    about 1888 · Bauxite Mining Began

    Age NaN

    Bauxite a rock with relatively high aluminum content, is the main source of aluminum for the world. When it was discovered in Arkansas it changed the state. The city of Bauxite, Arkansas was the site of the discovery.

    1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

    Age 16

    President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

    Name Meaning

    English (Cumberland and Durham) and Scottish: from the Middle English and Older Scots personal name Stori (Old Norse Stóri, from stórr ‘big’).

    Altered form of Swiss German Störi, a variant of Storer .

    English (Cumberland and Durham) and Scottish: variant of Storer (especially in northeastern England) or vice versa. The names were probably often confused.

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

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