Josephine May Nowell

2 May 1861–7 June 1934 (Age 73)
Saint Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Josephine May

When Josephine May Nowell was born on 2 May 1861, in Saint Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, United States, her father, William Nowell, was 33 and her mother, Rebecca Crites, was 24. She married John Hunter on 2 May 1878, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 7 June 1934, in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Chapel of the Chimes Columbarium and Mausoleum, Oakland, Alameda, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Hunter
Josephine May Nowell
Marriage: 2 May 1878
John William Hunter
Minnie Rebecca Hunter
Flora Rebecca Hunter
Lawrence E. Hunter
Ida June Hunter
Raymond Scott Hunter
George Leslie Hunter

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 May 1878Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


    +2 More Children

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    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1865 · Slavery Abolished
    Age 4
    On January 11, 1865, slavery was abolished in Missouri.
    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 20
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    Name Meaning

    English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): variant of Noel , Knowles , or Newell .

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

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    Sources (30)

    • Josephine Knowel in household of William Knowel, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Josephine Mowell in entry for George Leslie Hunter and Jennie Wheable, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Josephine in entry for Minnie Hunter, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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