Josephine Amanda Dennis

Brief Life History of Josephine Amanda

When Josephine Amanda Dennis was born in 1864, in Ohio, United States, her father, Joseph F. Dennis, was 30 and her mother, Ellen Carnes, was 28. She married William Henry Murphy on 2 November 1880, in Logan, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Roundhead Township, Hardin, Ohio, United States in 1900 and Richland Township, Logan, Ohio, United States for about 10 years.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Murphy
–1899
Josephine Amanda Dennis
1864–
Marriage: 2 November 1880
Edith Eleanor Murphy
1881–1959
Coral Woodworth Murphy
1882–1954
Edward E. Murphy
1884–
Neva Charlotte Murphy
1889–1963
Oscar Arnold Murphy
1891–
Earnest Leroy Cy Murphy
1896–1972

Sources (37)

  • Josie Dennis in household of Joseph F Dennis, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Josephine A. Dennis, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Josephine Amanda Murphy, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

World Events (8)

1865

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

1865 · The Assassination of a President

"While attending the play ""Our American Cousin"" in Ford's Theatre, actor John Wilkes Booth climbed up the stairs to the suite that President Abraham Lincoln and his wife resided. Once inside the suite Booth pulled out his pistol and shot The President in the head. In critical condition The President was carried out of the theatre for urgent medical attention. Unfortunately, Lincoln died the following day. Abraham Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated, and his death caused a period of national mourning both in the North and South."

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English (Old French) personal name Denis(e), Dinis(e), vernacular forms of Latin Dionysius, Greek Dionysios ‘(follower) of Dionysos’, an eastern god introduced to the classical pantheon at a relatively late date and bearing a name of probably Semitic origin. The name was borne by various early Christian saints, including Saint Denis, the martyred 3rd-century bishop of Paris who became the patron saint of France. From the 12th century onward, the popularity of the name in England (and of its cognates, mainly Denis , in the continental Europe) seems to have been largely due to French influence. The feminine form Dionysia (in vernacular English likewise Den(n)is) is also found, and some examples of the surname may originate from it.

English: from Middle English deneis, a variant of danais ‘Danish’, with the vowel influenced by Middle English denshe (Old English denisc). Compare Dence .

Irish (mainly Dublin and Cork): of the same origin as 1 and 2 above, sometimes an alternative form to Donohue but more often to McDonough , since the personal name Donnchadh was Anglicized as Donough or Denis.

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

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