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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Joseph Lester Courtright
Elsie Pauline Harshey
Robert Courtright
James Dean Courtright
George Courtright
John Courtright
Floyd Richard Courtwright

Spouse and Children




    James Dean Courtright



    John Courtright


    Floyd Richard Courtwright


Parents and Siblings

    James Courtright


    Bertha Rizer




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.

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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