Josephine Mae Lewis

1884–1969 (Age 84)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Josephine Mae

When Josephine Mae Lewis was born on 14 November 1884, in Kentucky, United States, her father, Marion F Lewis, was 28 and her mother, Rose Ann Harpole, was 19. She married Charles W Brown on 17 November 1903, in Jefferson, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Mount Vernon Township, Jefferson, Illinois, United States in 1935 and Washington Park, St. Clair, Illinois, United States in 1940. She died on 11 April 1969, in Mount Vernon, Jefferson, Illinois, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Mount Vernon, Jefferson, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Josephine Mae Lewis
Charles W Brown
Marriage: 17 November 1903
Louise Thelma Brown
Charles Williard Brown Jr
Lena Brown
Allen Vernon Brown

Spouse & Children

17 November 1903
Jefferson, Illinois, United States


  • Louise Thelma Brown


  • Charles Williard Brown Jr


  • Female1910–1973Female

  • Male1915–1997Male

Parents & Siblings

  • Marion F Lewis


  • Female1865–1886Female



World Events (8)

1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 1

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
1892 · The Radio is invented

Age 8

Kentucky native Nathan Stubblefield invented the radio in 1892
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 26

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • May Brown in household of Erwin Heuser, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Josie M Lewis in household of William C Oakley, "United States Census, 1900"
  • May Brown in household of Charley Brown, "United States Census, 1920"

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