Josephine P. or Josie Lewis

1886–1979 (Age 93)
Cardens Bluff, Carter, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Josephine P. or Josie

When Josephine P. or Josie Lewis was born on 10 January 1886, in Cardens Bluff, Carter, Tennessee, United States, her father, William Lafayette Lewis, was 45 and her mother, Celia Anna Goodwin, was 35. She married William McKinley Nidiffer on 21 January 1912, in Carter, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Civil District 1, Carter, Tennessee, United States for about 20 years. She died on 13 October 1979, in Elizabethton, Carter, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 93.

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Family Time Line

Josephine P. or Josie Lewis
William McKinley Nidiffer
Marriage: 21 January 1912
Viola Nidiffen
Robert Lafayette Nidiffer
Melvin Gene Nidiffer
Gladiola Elizabeth Nidiffer

Spouse & Children

21 January 1912
Carter, Tennessee, United States


  • Viola Nidiffen


  • Robert Lafayette Nidiffer


  • Male1918–1984Male

  • Gladiola Elizabeth Nidiffer


Parents & Siblings



  • Naomi Elizabeth Lewis


  • Hiley Catherine Lewis


  • Male1871–1956Male

  • Martha Lucinda Lewis


  • Male1875–1950Male

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 4

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 26

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Jossie Nidiffer in household of William M Nidiffer, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Jasie Lewis in household of W L Lewis, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Josie P Lewis, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

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