Joseph Thomas Cusworth

23 October 1856–30 July 1918 (Age 61)
Oregon, Holt, Missouri, United States

The Life of Joseph Thomas

When Joseph Thomas Cusworth was born on 23 October 1856, in Oregon, Holt, Missouri, United States, his father, William Bailey Cusworth, was 33 and his mother, Elizabeth Hammond, was 32. He married Harriett Roberts on 11 March 1885, in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Boomer Township, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Boyer Township, Harrison, Iowa, United States in 1910. He died on 30 July 1918, at the age of 61, and was buried in Grange Cemetery, Honey Creek, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States.

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Joseph Thomas Cusworth
Harriett Roberts
Marriage: 11 March 1885
Joseph T Clement Cusworth
Perry David Cusworth
Emma Gertrude Cusworth
James Leonard Cusworth
Charles Henry Cusworth
Irene Harriet Cusworth

Spouse and Children

11 March 1885
Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States


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World Events (8)

1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 1

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

Age 7

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 19

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places named Cudworth, in South Yorkshire and Somerset. The first element of the Yorkshire name is the Old English personal name Cūtha, that of the Somerset name the Old English personal name Cuda; the second element of both is Old English worð ‘enclosure’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Joseph T Cusworth in household of W D Cusworth, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Joe Cusworth, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Joseph Cusworth, "United States Census, 1900"

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