Josephine Richmond

Female23 September 1890–6 May 1924

Brief Life History of Josephine

When Josephine Richmond was born on 23 September 1890, in Raleigh, West Virginia, United States, her father, John William Richmond, was 35 and her mother, Julia Ann Cantley, was 34. She married Jefferson Johnson Williams on 18 April 1908, in Jarrolds Valley, Raleigh, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Marsh Fork District, Raleigh, West Virginia, United States for about 10 years. She died on 6 May 1924, in Raleigh, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 33.

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Family Time Line

Jefferson Johnson Williams
Josephine Richmond
Marriage: 18 April 1908
Howard Williams
Claude Williams
Noble Williams
Ruby Williams
Eugene Williams
Verne McCoy Williams

Sources (6)

  • Josie Williams in household of Jefferson Williams, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Josephine Williams, "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999"
  • Josephine Richmond in entry for Verne Mccoy Williams, "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 April 1908Jarrolds Valley, Raleigh, West Virginia, United States
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 6

    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 8

    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.

    1900 · Gold for Cash!

    Age 10

    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

    Name Meaning

    habitational name from Richmond (North Yorkshire). The placename was probably transferred after the Norman Conquest from any of numerous places in France named with Old French riche ‘mighty, strong’ + munt, mont ‘mountain, hill’. Richmond in southwest London received this name only in the reign of Henry VII, in honor of the king, who had been Earl of Richmond until he came to the throne, and is unlikely to be the source of this surname.

    occasionally a variant of Richman , with excrescent -d. The two names were probably often confused.


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

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