Josephine Alexander, 18551952 (aged 96 years)

Name
Josephine /Alexander/
Given names
Josephine
Nickname
Josie
Surname
Alexander
Married name
Josephine /Ames/
Birth September 17, 1855 40 37
15th President of the United States
James Buchanan
March 4, 1857 (aged 1 year)

Birth of a brotherGeorge Washington Alexander
May 28, 1860 (aged 4 years)
16th President of the United States
Abraham Lincoln
March 4, 1861 (aged 5 years)

Death of a fatherHenry V Alexander
March 7, 1862 (aged 6 years)
Cause: contagious disease from civil war
Death of a motherRuth Smith
August 13, 1862 (aged 6 years)
Cause: contagious disease
17th President of the United States
Andrew Johnson
April 15, 1865 (aged 9 years)

18th President of the United States
Ulysses S Grant
March 4, 1869 (aged 13 years)

19th President of the United States
Rutherford B Hayes
March 4, 1877 (aged 21 years)

MarriageWesley AmesView this family
February 16, 1881 (aged 25 years)
20th President of the United States
James A Garfield
March 4, 1881 (aged 25 years)

21st President of the United States
Chester A Arthur
September 19, 1881 (aged 26 years)

Birth of a sonWalter Sherwood Ames
1883 (aged 27 years)

22nd President of the United States
Grover Cleveland
March 4, 1885 (aged 29 years)

Birth of a sonJohn Bertram Ames
October 25, 1885 (aged 30 years)
Death of a half-brotherIsaac Cast
December 1, 1886 (aged 31 years)
Birth of a daughterOrra Lea Ames
June 11, 1888 (aged 32 years)
23rd President of the United States
Benjamin Harrison
March 4, 1889 (aged 33 years)

24th President of the United States
Grover Cleveland
March 4, 1893 (aged 37 years)

Birth of a sonCharles Arthur Ames
March 27, 1893 (aged 37 years)
25th President of the United States
William McKinley
March 4, 1897 (aged 41 years)

26th President of the United States
Theodore Roosevelt
September 14, 1901 (aged 45 years)

27th President of the United States
William Howard Taft
March 4, 1909 (aged 53 years)

28th President of the United States
Woodrow Wilson
March 4, 1913 (aged 57 years)

Death of a brotherGeorge Washington Alexander
January 12, 1916 (aged 60 years)

Death of a half-brotherAcquila C Cast
January 15, 1920 (aged 64 years)
29th President of the United States
Warren G Harding
March 4, 1921 (aged 65 years)

Death of a brotherRobert William Alexander
July 22, 1921 (aged 65 years)
Death of a husbandWesley Ames
September 14, 1922 (aged 66 years)

Note: California Death Index, 1905 - 1929
Death of a sonWalter Sherwood Ames
1922 (aged 66 years)

30th President of the United States
Calvin Coolidge
August 2, 1923 (aged 67 years)

31st President of the United States
Herbert Hoover
March 4, 1929 (aged 73 years)

32nd President of the United States
Franklin D Roosevelt
March 4, 1933 (aged 77 years)

33rd President of the United States
Harry S Truman
April 12, 1945 (aged 89 years)

Death January 12, 1952 (aged 96 years)

Note

When her father died from wounds suffered during the Civil War, and then her mother from disease -- Josephine became an orphan at the age of 9. She was adopted by people named French who ran a boarding house.

Josephine separated from Grandfather Wesley and with their three youngest children - Orra Lee, John, and Charles - returned to Conrad, Iowa. Their oldest child, Walter, stayed with his father. Grandfather Wesley journeyed to Conrad in an effort to persuade Grandmother to return with him to their farm in Oregon, but she refused. It was on a Sunday and my mother, John, and Charles were in Sunday School. Grandmother would not tell Grandfather where they were. They divorced later.

I always considered Grandmother Ames an independent spirit. She divorced her husband which was a no-no in those days. She moved from Iowa to Pasadena, California, where she lived until she was persuaded she shouldn't be living alone away from family. She would never tell anyone how old she was and was reluctant even to tell her physician. When she was in her nineties, her picture was in the Oskaloosa newspaper saying she still walked up and down the 24 stairs several times a day in the nursing home where she was living. - Esther Strombotne

Last change July 17, 201914:02:55

Family with parents
father
18151862
Birth: February 7, 1815Cleveland, Cuyanoga, Ohio, USA
Death: March 7, 1862Crescent City, Iroquois, Illinois, USA
mother
18181862
Birth: March 17, 1818 39 33Clinton County, Ohio, USA
Death: August 13, 1862Crescent City, Iroquois, Illinois, USA
Marriage
Marriage: May 2, 1846Iroquois, Illinois, USA
21 months
elder brother
18481850
Birth: January 10, 1848 32 29Danville, Vermilion, Illinois, USA
Death: 1850Danville, Vermilion, Illinois, USA
3 years
elder brother
Rob Alexander
18501921
Birth: September 5, 1850 35 32Illinois, USA
Death: July 22, 1921Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
2 years
elder brother
3 years
herself
Josephine Alexander Ames
18551952
Birth: September 17, 1855 40 37Douglas Township, Iroquois County, Illinois, USA
Death: January 12, 1952
5 years
younger brother
Mother’s family with Hiram Villars Cast
step-father
18181845
Birth: October 24, 1818Clinton County, Ohio, USA
Death: June 10, 1845Vermillion, Illinois, USA
mother
18181862
Birth: March 17, 1818 39 33Clinton County, Ohio, USA
Death: August 13, 1862Crescent City, Iroquois, Illinois, USA
Marriage
Marriage: April 29, 1836
11 months
half-brother
18371920
Birth: March 13, 1837 18 18Wilmington, Clinton, Ohio, USA
Death: January 15, 1920Crescent City, Illinois, USA
2 years
half-brother
1839
Birth: May 20, 1839 20 21Clinton, Ohio, USA
4 years
half-brother
18431886
Birth: August 9, 1843 24 25Clinton, Summit County, Ohio, USA
Death: December 1, 1886Iroquois County, Illinois, USA
Family with Wesley Ames
husband
Wesley Ames
18461922
Birth: 1846 46 42PERU, CLINTON, NEW YORK, USA
Death: September 14, 1922
herself
Josephine Alexander Ames
18551952
Birth: September 17, 1855 40 37Douglas Township, Iroquois County, Illinois, USA
Death: January 12, 1952
Marriage
Marriage: February 16, 1881Danville, Vermillion County, Illinois, USA
3 years
son
3 years
son
John Bertram Ames
18851971
Birth: October 25, 1885 39 30Crescent City, Iroquois, Illinois, USA
Death: 1971
3 years
daughter
Orra Lea Ames
18881981
Birth: June 11, 1888 42 32Wateska, Iroquois County, Illinois, USA
Death: March 7, 1981Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA
5 years
son
Charles Arthur Ames
18931979
Birth: March 27, 1893 47 37Eugene, Lane, Oregon, USA
Death: December 1979Conrad, Grundy County, Iowa, USA
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