Josephine Szerna Szabados

19 March 1877–18 March 1953 (Age 75)

The Life of Josephine

When Josephine Szerna Szabados was born on 19 March 1877, in Hungary, her father, Joannes Szerna, was 37 and her mother, Susa Trulik, was 42. She had at least 2 sons and 3 daughters with Martin Szabados. She died on 18 March 1953, in Bloomington, McLean, Illinois, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Saint Joseph's Cemetery, Bloomington Township, McLean, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Martin Szabados
Josephine Szerna Szabados
Erwin Joseph Szabados
Josephine Szabados Clark
Fred M Szabados
Marie Szabados Westerdahl
Suzanne Szabados Myers

Spouse and Children



Parents and Siblings

    Joannes Szerna


    Susa Trulik




World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 8

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 21

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

Italian (Sicilian): topographic name for someone who lived where alders grew, from Sicilian sberna ‘alder’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Josephine Szabados in household of Martin Szabados, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Josephine Szarne Szabados in entry for Fred M Szabados, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Josophine Saerna in entry for Josephine Clark, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"

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