Joseph Francis Dagan

2 September 1876–18 March 1954 (Age 77)
Broadway, Franklin Township, Warren, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Joseph Francis

When Joseph Francis Dagan was born on 2 September 1876, in Broadway, Franklin Township, Warren, New Jersey, United States, his father, William Dagon, was 43 and his mother, Malinda Smith, was 28. He married Bessie May Thatcher on 16 May 1897, in Broadway, Franklin Township, Warren, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Franklin Township, Warren, New Jersey, United States in 1900 and Easton, Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. He died on 18 March 1954, in Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Ferndale, Whatcom, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Francis Dagan
Bessie May Thatcher
Marriage: 16 May 1897
French Smith Dagon
Harold John Dagon
Harriet F. Dagon
Edith Caroline Dagon
Josephine May Dagon
Elsie Aletta Dagon
John Thomas Dagon

Spouse and Children

16 May 1897
Broadway, Franklin Township, Warren, New Jersey, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    William Dagon


    Malinda Smith




    Charles H. Dagon


    Irena Dagon



    Cora Dagon


    James Cleveland Dagon


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

Age 1

Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.

Age 3

Thomas Edison had been seeking to create a more practical and affordable version of the lightbulb, primarily for home use. Edison had attempted several different materials, including platinum and other metals, before ultimately deciding on a carbon filament. On October 21, 1879, Edison finally carried out the first successful test of this new light bulb in Menlo Park, New Jersey.
1897 · Seattle Grows Quickly

Age 21

The Klondike gold rush started in 1896 in Canada, but by 1897 as miners started moving and following the gold it caused for Seattle to rapidly grow as more miners joined the search for gold.

Name Meaning

Jewish (Israeli and Sephardic): ornamental name or metonymic occupational name from Hebrew dagan ‘cereals’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Joseph F Dagon, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Joseph Dagon, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Joseph Dagan, "United States Census, 1900"

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