Josephine Pipkin Lewis

1891–1975 (Age 84)
Pima, Graham, Arizona Territory, United States

The Life of Josephine Pipkin

When Josephine Pipkin Lewis was born on 9 April 1891, in Pima, Graham, Arizona Territory, United States, her father, James Knox Polk Pipkin, was 51 and her mother, Sarah Elvira Lewis, was 21. She married Earl Eldredge on 30 April 1907, in Solomon, Graham, Arizona, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Graham, Arizona, United States in 1910 and Chandler, Maricopa, Arizona, United States in 1920. She died on 4 May 1975, in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

Josephine Pipkin Lewis
Earl Eldredge
Marriage: 30 April 1907
Ardella Eldredge
Glenna Eldredge
Pearl Lucille Eldredge
Josephine Elvira Eldredge
Carl Earl Eldredge
Harold Allen Eldredge
Clara Grace Eldredge
Arthur Eldridge
Harry Eldredge
Lola Eldredge

Spouse & Children

30 April 1907
Solomon, Graham, Arizona, United States


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 7

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 22

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

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 Lewis in household of Sarah J Lewis, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Josephine Eldredge in household of Earl Eldredge, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Josephine Eldredge in household of Earl Eldredge, "United States Census, 1930"

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