Joseph Lester Courtright

23 February 1894–January 1980 (Age 85)
Short Creek Township, Harrison, Ohio, United States

The Life of Joseph Lester

When Joseph Lester Courtright was born on 23 February 1894, in Short Creek Township, Harrison, Ohio, United States, his father, James Courtright, was 41 and his mother, Bertha Rizer, was 19. He married Anna Elizabeth Smith on 8 September 1917, in Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States. He lived in New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States for about 10 years and Dover Township, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States in 1940. He died in January 1980, in Dover, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Lester Courtright
1894–1980
Elsie Pauline Harshey
1903–1989
Robert Courtright
1923–2011
James Dean Courtright
1924–1941
George Courtright
1926–1998
John Courtright
1928–2015
Floyd Richard Courtwright
1932–1933

Spouse and Children

children

(5)

    Male1923–2011Male

    James Dean Courtright

    Male1924–1941Male

    Male1926–1998Male

    John Courtright

    Male1928–2015Male

    Floyd Richard Courtwright

    Male1932–1933Male

Parents and Siblings

    James Courtright

    Male1852–1910Male

    Bertha Rizer

    Female1874–1941Female

siblings

(2)

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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 4

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.
1917

Age 23

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

1 Americanized form of Dutch Kortrijk, a habitational name from a place of this name in Flanders.2 Perhaps also a respelling of English Cartwright .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lester Courtright in household of James Courtright, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Lester Courtright in household of James Courtright, "United States Census, 1910"
  • J Lester Courtright in household of Bertha Courtright, "United States Census, 1920"

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