Joseph Alfred Dewar

16 September 1890–12 March 1959 (Age 68)
Boston, Elizabeth Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Joseph Alfred

Joseph Alfred Dewar was born on 16 September 1890, in Boston, Elizabeth Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States. He married Caroline Lewis in 1915, in Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Union Township, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. He died on 12 March 1959, in New Eagle, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 68.

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Joseph Alfred Dewar
Caroline Lewis
Marriage: 1915
Baby G Dewar
Norman Ellsworth Dewar
Olive May Dewar
Helen Jean Dewar
Clarence Alfred Dewar
Robert J Dewar

Spouse and Children

Pennsylvania, United States


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    Olive May Dewar


    Helen Jean Dewar


    Clarence Alfred Dewar


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 15

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 19

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

Scottish:1. occupational name for a custodian of holy relics (which was normally a hereditary office), from Gaelic deoradh ‘pilgrim’, ‘stranger’. 2. habitational name from Dewar, a place near Dalkeith, of uncertain origin.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Joseph A Dewer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Joseph A Dewar, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Alfred Dewar in entry for Angelo Sposetti and Jean Dewar, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

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