Josephine "Josie"Adaline Lewis

1890–1969 (Age 79)
Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Josephine "Josie"Adaline

When Josephine "Josie"Adaline Lewis was born on 30 January 1890, in Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas, United States, her father, Christopher Columbus Lewis, was 46 and her mother, Nancy Ann Galloway, was 43. She married Jesse Erick Olsen on 24 June 1911, in Blaine, Whatcom, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Benton Charter Township, Berrien, Michigan, United States in 1910 and Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington, United States in 1920. She died on 28 January 1969, in Benton Harbor, Berrien, Michigan, United States, at the age of 78.

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Josephine "Josie"Adaline Lewis
Jesse Erick Olsen
Marriage: 24 June 1911
Pearl Adelaine Olsen
Dollie Dimple Olsen
Lois M Olsen
Clifford Silvester Olsen
Jesse Olsen Jr
Vernon Woodrow Olsen
Doris Olsen
Lorraine Beverly Olsen

Spouse & Children

24 June 1911
Blaine, Whatcom, Washington, United States


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Parents & Siblings

  • Christopher Columbus Lewis


  • Nancy Ann Galloway




  • James Richard Lewis


  • Mary Elizabeth Lewis


  • Miranda Lewis


  • George Thomas Lewis


  • Millard Lewis


+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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.
1897 · Seattle Grows Quickly

Age 7

The Klondike gold rush started in 1896 in Canada, but by 1897 as miners started moving and following the gold it caused for Seattle to rapidly grow as more miners joined the search for gold.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 22

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.

Name Meaning

Like the French name Louis, which is derived from Ludovicus, from the Old German name Ludwig. A root is "lautwig," meaning illustrious warrior. From this name come the old female names Lewes and Lewisa, from whence comes the modern name Louisa. Louise is a French form of Lewis. Liusaidh is a Gaelic form of Louisa. Luthais is a Gaelic form of Lewis. Loeys is an Anglo-Norman form of Lewis.

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Sources (3)

  • Josie Lewis in household of Christopher C Lewis, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Josie Lewis in household of Christopher C Lewis, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Josephine Olsen in household of Jesse Olsen, "United States Census, 1920"

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