Joseph Willis Madden

Male12 March 1927–3 September 1978

Brief Life History of Joseph Willis

When Joseph Willis Madden was born on 12 March 1927, in Foreman, Little River, Arkansas, United States, his father, William Benjamin Madden, was 53 and his mother, Emma Viola Brown, was 39. He married Ruby Louise Smith on 14 November 1945, in Gregg, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Jackson Township, Little River, Arkansas, United States for about 10 years. He died on 3 September 1978, in Gladewater, Gregg, Texas, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Rock Springs Cemetery, Gladewater, Gregg, Texas, United States.

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Joseph Willis Madden
Ruby Louise Smith
Marriage: 14 November 1945
John Edward Madden
Dennis Wayne Madden
Gary Loyd Madden
Kathy Elaine Madden

Sources (21)

  • Joseph W Madden, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Mr. Joseph Willis Madden, "Texas, Gregg County, Marriage Records, 1873-2017"
  • Arkansas First Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 November 1945Gregg, Texas, United States
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

    1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

    Age 2

    Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.


    Age 14

    Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    Irish: from Gaelic Ó Madáin ‘descendant of Madán’, a shortened form of Madadhán, from madadh ‘dog’ (compare Madigan ).

    Welsh: from the personal name Madin.

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

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