Josie Armenda Rouse

1879–1963 (Age 83)
Jefferson, Alabama, United States

The Life of Josie Armenda

When Josie Armenda Rouse was born on 1 November 1879, in Jefferson, Alabama, United States, her father, William Monroe Rouse, was 32 and her mother, Artilda Alice Fortner, was 22. She married John Thomas Motte on 7 January 1900, in Jefferson, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She lived in Election Precinct 17, Jefferson, Alabama, United States in 1900. She died on 31 March 1963, in Warrior, Jefferson, Alabama, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Warrior, Jefferson, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Josie Armenda Rouse
John Thomas Motte
Marriage: 7 January 1900
Alice L. Motte
Pe*Ie V Motte
Tinnie Q M Motte

Spouse & Children

7 January 1900
Jefferson, Alabama, United States


  • Female1901–1993Female

  • Pe*Ie V Motte


  • Tinnie Q M Motte


Parents & Siblings

  • William Monroe Rouse


  • Artilda Alice Fortner




+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1895 · Alabama State Flag is Adopted

Age 16

Alabama adopted its state flag on February 16, 1895. Act 383 of the Alabama state legislature states, “The flag of the State of Alabama shall be a crimson cross of St. Andrew on a field of white.”
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 22

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a person with red hair, from Middle English, Old French rous ‘red(-haired)’ (Latin russ(e)us).2 Americanized spelling of German Raus .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Minnie Motte in household of John T Motte, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Josie A Motte in household of John T Motte, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Josie A Rouse in household of William Rouse, "United States Census, 1880"

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