Josephine Pearl Spearman

27 June 1910–28 July 1987 (Age 77)
Crawford, Dawes, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Josephine Pearl

When Josephine Pearl Spearman was born on 27 June 1910, in Crawford, Dawes, Nebraska, United States, her father, Grant Spearman, was 24 and her mother, Mary Pearl Broadhurst, was 24. She married Dale Edward Fernau on 22 November 1939, in Whitney, Dawes, Nebraska, United States. She lived in Election District 4, Niobrara, Wyoming, United States in 1940. She died on 28 July 1987, in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Crawford, Dawes, Nebraska, United States.

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Dale Edward Fernau
Josephine Pearl Spearman
Marriage: 22 November 1939

Spouse and Children

22 November 1939
Whitney, Dawes, Nebraska, United States

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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 2

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1919 · Mesa Arizona Latter-day Saint Temple Announced

Age 9

The Mesa Arizona Latter-day Saint Temple was announced on October 3, 1919. Don Carlos Young and Ramm Hansen were chosen to design the temple. The Mesa, Arizona temple was the first temple to be built in Arizona.

Age 21

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

English:1. occupational name for a soldier armed with a spear, from Middle English spere ‘spear’ + man. 2. from the Middle English, Old English personal name Spereman, of the same origin as the occupational name above.

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

Sources (2)

  • Josephine Ferneau in household of Dale Ferneau, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jo, "Find A Grave Index"

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