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Josephine Olive (Lamb) Church (1902)

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Josephine Olive Church formerly Lamb aka Stephenson Hall Hull Anderson
Born in Dakota, Minnesotamap
Ancestors ancestors
Sister of , , [half], [half], [private brother (1910s - unknown)] [half], [half], [half] and [half]
Wife of — married before 1917 in Michiganmap
Wife of — married 20 Sep 1919 in Turtle Lake, Wisconsinmap
Wife of — married 26 Oct 1946 in Ludington, Mason County, Michigan, USAmap
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Profile last modified 25 May 2019 | Created 15 Aug 2018
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Josephine Olive Lamb was born on 8 Jul 1902 in Dakota, Minnesota, the daughter of Charles F Lamb and Grace Olin.

Josephine married 1st unknown Stephenson, sometime in 1916, as a son, Francis Elmer, was born on 8 Apr 1917 in Battle Creek, Michigan. What happened to him is unknown.

Josephine is married to Alfred C Hall when the 1920 US Census was talked for Turtle Lake, Barron, Wisconsin. There are 6 children in the household, 5 are Josephine's stepchildren and the 6th is Francis E Hall, whose father was ? Stephenson. It's unknown if Alfred Hall actually adopted Francis but he used his stepfather's name on the and all documents used as sources. Their divorce papers give the marriage date of 20 Sep 1919 in Turtle Lake, Wisconsin, The divorce was granted on 16 Aug 1933 in Charlevoix, Michigan and the number of children from the marriage was listed as 4, Donald - Age 13, Bobby - age 8, James - age 7 and George - age 6.

On 26 Aug 1933 in Emmet, Michigan, Josephine Stephenson, married Walter Hull. She was age 31, the daughter of Charles Lamb and Grace Lamb and he was 37 and the son of Stephen and Maggie Hull.

There was another marriage, before 1940. When the US Census was taken on 26 Apr 1940 for Michigan, Mason, Epworth Heights, 53-21, Josephine and her children, Bobby - age 14, James - age 13, George - age 11 and a daughter, Betty Jane Anderson - age 6/12, all the children using the last name Anderson, enumerated as wife and children of Leonard Anderson, head age 38 born Michigan. The residence for 1935 was listed as Mason County, Michigan for all of them.

Josephine Hull married Denton Church on 26 Oct 1946 in Ludington, Mason County, Michigan. She was 44 years old. He was the son of Claude Church and June Stewart

Note - her death is found to be Oct 1971 in Joliet, Will County, Illinois but no source for this date has been found.

Research Notes

I found the children, Josephine - age 7, Frank - age 4, and Margarete - age 0, in the 1910 US Census for Kalamazoo Ward 4, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, living on Walter St. when the census was transcribed, they were put in the household of Milo Freeman (Head) with a Morris Hadden as boarder. When looking at the actually image, Milo Freeman is on Portage St and there is not an adult with the three children. It's on the last page of the Census for that District 0148 (image 28). Grace Lamb is found on image 7 for District 0148, which is also Walter St, she is the head, 26 years, Married but did not give the # years of present marriage and lists 2 children on the 18th of Apr 1910


  • US Census Year: 1910; Census Place: Kalamazoo Ward 4, Kalamazoo, Michigan; Roll: T624_654; Page: 14B; Enumeration District: 0148; FHL microfilm: 1374667 online image
  • US Census Year: 1920; Census Place: Turtle Lake, Barron, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_1976; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 29 online image
  • US Census Year: 1930; Census Place: Boyne City, Charlevoix, Michigan; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 0004; FHL microfilm: 2340715 online image
  • Michigan, County Marriages, 1822-1940 Film #000966508 (Stephenson/Hull 1933) online database
  • US Census Year: 1940; Census Place: Epworth Heights, Mason, Michigan; Roll: m-t0627-01788; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 53-21 online image
  • Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952 County File #231 State File #53 3256 online database
  • Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952; Film: 148; Film Title: 53 Mason 1270-54 Mecosta 99; Film Description: Mason (1934)-Mecosta (1926), Michigan Department of Community Health, Division of Vital Records and Health Statistics; Lansing, MI, USA; Denton Church and Josephine Hull, 26 Oct 1946, Ludington, Mason, Michigan, USA. [database on-line : accessed 25 May 2019].

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