Josephine Metsker

23 January 1870–14 June 1968 (Age 98)
Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Josephine

When Josephine Metsker was born on 23 January 1870, in Iowa, United States, her father, Jeremiah Jared Metsker, was 35 and her mother, Ellen Martha Dickinson, was 17. She married Claude Briggs on 11 July 1888, in Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Yakima, Yakima, Washington, United States for about 10 years. She died on 14 June 1968, in Dayton, Mason, Washington, United States, at the age of 98.

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Claude Briggs
Josephine Metsker
Marriage: 11 July 1888
Lousina May Briggs

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  • Marriage
    11 July 1888Idaho, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 2
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
    1884 · There is now a Capital Building
    Age 14
    The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 26
    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.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of German Metzger .

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

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    Sources (12)

    • Josephine Briggs in household of Robert Rundstrom, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Josephine Briggs in household of Clarend Briggs, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Josephine Metzger in entry for Robt W Rundstrom and Lousina J Briggs, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"

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