Josephine Esther Rettich

7 December 1892–19 March 1979 (Age 86)
Sullivan, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of Josephine Esther

When Josephine Esther Rettich was born on 7 December 1892, in Sullivan, Indiana, United States, her father, Henry Rettich, was 30 and her mother, Isabella Pott, was 24. She married James Brian Maple on 27 June 1914, in Vigo, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Shelburn, Curry Township, Sullivan, Indiana, United States in 1910. She died on 19 March 1979, at the age of 86, and was buried in Sullivan, Sullivan, Indiana, United States.

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James Brian Maple
Josephine Esther Rettich
Marriage: 27 June 1914
Josephine Louise Maple

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 June 1914Vigo, Indiana, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 4
    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.
    1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded
    Age 14
    The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 24
    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

    Name Meaning

    German (also Hättich): from Hattich, a pet form of a Germanic personal name ( see Hatt 2).

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

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    Sources (5)

    • Josephine E Rettich in household of Henry Rettich, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Josephine Rettich, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
    • Josephine Rettich, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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