Josephine Rosanna Lewis

1920–2012 (Age 91)
Michigan, United States

The Life of Josephine Rosanna

When Josephine Rosanna Lewis was born on 22 October 1920, in Michigan, United States, her father, Chester B. Lewis, was 48 and her mother, Mary Jane Chewinski, was 41. She married Stanley A Goodenough on 27 September 1939, in Otsego, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Vanderbilt, Otsego, Michigan, United States in 1930. She died on 22 May 2012, in Michigan, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Vanderbilt Cemetery, Vanderbilt, Otsego, Michigan, United States.

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Josephine Rosanna Lewis
Stanley A Goodenough
Marriage: 27 September 1939
Willis L Goodenough

Spouse & Children

27 September 1939
Otsego, Michigan, United States


Parents & Siblings



  • Allen McKinley Lewis


  • Female1900–1989Female

  • Beatrice Eliza Lewis


  • Grace Sarah Lewis


  • Oliver T Lewis


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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1923 · Amendment of Equal Rights

Age 3

Is a proposed amendment to help guarantee equal legal rights for all citizens of the United States. Its main objective is to end legal distinctions between the two genders in terms of divorce, property, employment, and other legal matters. Even though it isn't the 28th Amendment yet, it has started conversations about the meaning of legal equality.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 24

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

Like the French name Louis, which is derived from Ludovicus, from the Old German name Ludwig. A root is "lautwig," meaning illustrious warrior. From this name come the old female names Lewes and Lewisa, from whence comes the modern name Louisa. Louise is a French form of Lewis. Liusaidh is a Gaelic form of Louisa. Luthais is a Gaelic form of Lewis. Loeys is an Anglo-Norman form of Lewis.

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Sources (3)

  • Josephine Lewis in household of Mary Lewis, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Josephine R Goodenough, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Josephine Lewis in entry for Wendall L Wilkie, "Michigan Marriages, 1822-1995"

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