Joseph Thirion

1890–1948 (Age 58)
Thanvillé, Schlettstadt, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany

The Life of Joseph

Joseph Thirion was born on 8 May 1890, in Thanvillé, Schlettstadt, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany as the son of Alfons Thirion and Anna Marie Stalter. He had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Matilda Benke. He died on 3 September 1948, in Richmond, Richmond, New York, United States, at the age of 58.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Thirion
Matilda Benke
Oscar Joseph Thirion
Helen Thirion

Spouse & Children



  • Oscar Joseph Thirion


  • Helen Thirion


Parents & Siblings

  • Alfons Thirion


  • Anna Marie Stalter




World Events (8)


Age 4

Mary Philbrook was the first woman in New Jersey to become a lawyer. She had applied for admission to the New Jersey Bar in 1894, but was rejected because the New Jersey Court stated that women were not vested with any right to be attorneys. Mary lobbied with the Jersey City Woman's Club for an update to the law, which was passed in 1895 and allowed women to become lawyers. Mary Philbrook was the first woman to be admitted after the law change.
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.

Age 24

Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary and his wife were assassinated in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina provoking World War I.

Name Meaning

French: from a pet form of Thiry, a variant of Thierry .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Joseph Thirion, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Joseph Thirion, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Joseph Thirion, "United States Census, 1920"

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