Josephine Russo

13 December 1913–18 July 1999 (Age 85)
Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States

The Life Summary of Josephine

When Josephine Russo was born on 13 December 1913, in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States, her father, Giovanni Battista Russo, was 28 and her mother, Crocifissa Maria Rocca, was 21. She married Antonio Russo on 4 July 1933, in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She died on 18 July 1999, in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

Antonio Russo
Josephine Russo
Marriage: 4 July 1933
Salvatore Russo
Giovan "John" Batista Russo

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 July 1933Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 3
    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
    Age 4
    U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
    1937 · The Neutrality Act
    Age 24
    The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    Italian: from the personal name Russo, southern variant of Rosso , a nickname for someone with red hair, a red beard, or a ruddy complexion.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Dello Russo
    Lo Russo

    Sources (4)

    • Josephine Russo in household of Giovan B Russo, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Josephine Russo in household of Anthony Russo, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Mrs Josephine Mary Russo, "Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006"

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