Josephine Williams

24 March 1863–7 September 1931 (Age 68)
Randolph, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Josephine

When Josephine Williams was born on 24 March 1863, in Randolph, North Carolina, United States, her father, Wyatt Williams, was 30 and her mother, Lydia Kidd, was 21. She married Horace Nathaniel Bridges on 24 August 1884, in Randolph, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 daughters. She lived in Brower Township, Randolph, North Carolina, United States for about 40 years. She died on 7 September 1931, in Morganton, Burke, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Asheboro, Randolph, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Horace Nathaniel Bridges
Josephine Williams
Marriage: 24 August 1884
Lydia Bridges
Cora Bell Bridges
Laura Bridges
Josephine Lee Bridges
Lydia Bridges

Spouse and Children

    Horace Nathaniel Bridges



24 August 1884
Randolph, North Carolina, United States


    Lydia Bridges


    Cora Bell Bridges


    Laura Bridges


    Josephine Lee Bridges


    Lydia Bridges


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1865 · Battle of Bentonville

Age 2

The Battle of Bentonville took place in Johnston, North Carolina from March 19, 1865- March 21, 1865. It was considered the bloodiest battle of North Carolina, with around 4,000 casualties.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 18

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 (also very common in Wales): patronymic from William .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Josaphine W Bridges in household of Horace M Bridges, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Josephine Bridges in household of Horace Bridges, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Josafena Williams in household of Lewis Kidd, "United States Census, 1880"

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