Joseph Wurms

14 January 1891–2 January 1971 (Age 80)

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Wurms was born on 14 January 1891, his father, Edouard Wurms, was 35 and his mother, Marie KRAFFT, was 35. He died on 2 January 1971, in Belfort, Franche-Comté, France, at the age of 79.

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Joseph Wurms
Georgette Wach

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    Georgette Wach


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    Edouard Wurms


    Marie KRAFFT




World Events (8)

1894 · The Affair - Dreyfus is Accused of Treason

Age 3

The Dreyfus affair was a huge scandal in the late 19th century and early 20th century French. Alfred Dreyfus was born on October 9, 1859 in Mulhouse, France  and died on July 12, 1935 in Paris France. He was convicted of treason. He was accused of being a spy in the German embassy in France.

Age 9

Paris, France hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1914 · World War I

Age 23

On July 31, 1914 French socialist leader, Jean Jaurés was murdered. A few days later Germany starts plans to invade France. Britain then started to occupy France. The battles that took place in France were First Battle of the Marne, Gallipoli, Jutland, Battle of Verdun, Battle of the Somme, and the Brusilov Offensive. 25 percent of the allied military deaths that happened in World War I were from France. Between civilian and military deaths France lost 1,697,800 people and 4,266,000 were wounded.

Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from Worms, on the Rhine.

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

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