Josephine Woods Lewis

1895–1987 (Age 91)
Rockland, Power, Idaho, United States

The Life of Josephine Woods

When Josephine Woods Lewis was born on 4 August 1895, in Rockland, Power, Idaho, United States, her father, Joshua Lewis, was 44 and her mother, Peninah Josephine Wood, was 35. She married Charles Henry Adams on 22 June 1914, in American Falls, Power, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Oneida, Idaho, United States in 1900. She died on 11 April 1987, in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Valley View Cemetery, Rockland, Power, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Josephine Woods Lewis
Charles Henry Adams
Marriage: 22 June 1914
Wilburn Joshua Adams

Spouse & Children

22 June 1914
American Falls, Power, Idaho, United States


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1907 · The Marshall Public Library

Age 12

The first Public library in Pocatello opened its doors in 1907 and has served the community even since.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 24

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

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 Adams in household of Charles Adams, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Josephine Lewis in household of Joshua Lewis, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Josephine Adams in household of Charles H Adams, "United States Census, 1930"

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