Josephine Britten

16 June 1889–10 December 1951 (Age 62)
Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Josephine

When Josephine Britten was born on 16 June 1889, in Wisconsin, United States, her father, Matthias Britten, was 35 and her mother, Wilhelmina or Minnie Brunner, was 26. She married Theodore Willliam Decker on 4 February 1909. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Black Creek, Outagamie, Wisconsin, United States for about 5 years and Mayville, Clark, Wisconsin, United States for about 10 years. She died on 10 December 1951, at the age of 62.

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Family Time Line

Theodore Willliam Decker
Josephine Britten
Marriage: 4 February 1909
Cyril Peter Decker

Spouse and Children

4 February 1909


    Cyril Peter Decker


Parents and Siblings

    Matthias Britten


    Wilhelmina or Minnie Brunner




    Mary Britten


    Tekla Britten


    Susie Britten




+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 1

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 17

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Brittain .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Josephine Decker in household of Theodore Decker, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Josephine Decker in household of Theodor Decker, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Josephine Britten in household of Matt Britten, "Wisconsin State Census, 1905"

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