Josephine M. Kafer

2 April 1878–24 June 1979 (Age 101)
Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Josephine M.

When Josephine M. Kafer was born on 2 April 1878, in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, United States, her father, Jacob Garner Kafer, was 24 and her mother, Laura Melissa Glenn, was 24. She married Miles Homer Otis on 1 January 1905, in Hillsboro, Washington, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Glendale, Douglas, Oregon, United States in 1920 and Grants Pass, Josephine, Oregon, United States in 1930. She died on 24 June 1979, in Medford, Jackson, Oregon, United States, at the age of 101, and was buried in Glendale, Douglas, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Miles Homer Otis
1872–1939
Josephine M. Kafer
1878–1979
Marriage: 1 January 1905
Wilma Izetta Otis
1905–1996
Letha M Otis
1908–
Laura Gwynethe Otis
1909–1994
Miles Harrison Grey Otis
1913–1960
Martin Sylvester Otis
1919–1995
Gertrude Elaine Otis
1921–2003

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1 January 1905
Hillsboro, Washington, Oregon, United States
children

(6)

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(5)

    Female1878–1979Female

    Gertrude Ida Kafer

    Female1880–Female

    Male1882–1955Male

    Charles Jacob Kafer

    Male1885–Male

    Edward Pearson Kafer

    Male1887–Male

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

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.
1883 · ""

Age 5

Historical Boundaries - 1883: Jackson, Oregon, United States
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 28

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

1 German (Käfer): nickname from Middle High German keveor ‘bug’, ‘beetle’.2 Possibly an altered spelling of German Köfer, from Low German küfe ‘hut’, ‘pen’, hence a nickname for someone living in a hut.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Josephine Otis, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Josephine Kafer in household of Jacob Kafer, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Josephine M Otis in household of Partner Miles H Otis, "United States Census, 1910"

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