Josephine Lynn

5 December 1874–13 January 1949 (Age 74)
New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Josephine

Josephine Lynn was born on 5 December 1874, in New Hampshire, United States as the daughter of Auguste and Catherine. She had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Charles Pierce Polsey. She lived in Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States in 1900 and Pawtucket, Providence, Rhode Island, United States in 1910. She died on 13 January 1949, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 74.

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Charles Pierce Polsey
Josephine Lynn
Clifford Lynn Polsey
Lester W Polsey

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    Charles Pierce Polsey





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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 17

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 22

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.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Fhloinn and Ó Fhloinn ( see Flynn ).2 Scottish: variant of Lyne 3.3 English: habitational name from any of several places so called in Norfolk, in particular King's Lynn, an important center of the medieval wool trade. The place name is probably from an Old Welsh word cognate with Gaelic linn ‘pool’, ‘stream’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Josephine E Palsey en la familia de Charles P Palsey, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Josephine Polsey en la familia de Lester Polsey, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Josephine Polsey in household of Charles Polsey, "United States Census, 1910"

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