Josephine Atkinson

Female 1832 - 1921  (89 years)


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  • Name Josephine Atkinson  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 11 Feb 1832  Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Gender Female 
    Alternate Name Josephine /Butler/ 
    Birth Abt 1834  Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Occupation Civil War Nurse, Boarding House, Seattle (1882)  [8
    Died 18 Aug 1921  Seattle, King Co., Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I2429  Bishir Family | Major Christopher & Susanna/Rebecca Bishir
    Last Modified 6 Jul 2014 

    Father John Atkinson 
    Mother Ellen 
    Family ID F2143  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 John Henry Bishir,   b. 26 Jul 1829, Highland Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1898, Madison Co., IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 17 Aug 1867  Madison Co., Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 9
    Children 
    +1. Eleanor Bisher,   b. Mar 1871, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1898, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 27 years)
    +2. Ozella Bisher,   b. Mar 1871, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1958, Seattle, King Co., Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 87 years)
     3. twin Bisher,   b. Abt 1876, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1876, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     4. twin Bisher,   b. Abt 1876, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1876, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
    +5. Jennie Bisher,   b. Abt 1884, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F756  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Chester Wilson Hines 
    Married 30 Apr 1903  Kitsap, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Last Modified 12 Oct 2008 
    Family ID F4535  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Josephine was living with her daughter, Jennie, in Seattle, Washington in 1910 and 1920. She lists having had 9 children, 3 living in 1910.

      From The Seattle Star., August 19, 1921, Page 8:

      MRS. JOSEPHINE BISHER, 83,
      one of the few surviving nurses of the civil war, died Thursday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. Drisco, 946 23rd ave. Services at Home Undertaking parlors, 5 p. m. Sunday.

  • Sources 
    1. [S568] Census 1910 Wm. Drisko & Jennie Bisher.

    2. [S274] Census 1887 J. H. Bisher, Seattle, Washington.

    3. [S482] 1870 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2003).

    4. [S90] Iowa State Census Collection, 1836-1925 for Anna Bishir Irwin 1885.

    5. [S765] The Descendants of Heth Hart, (http://www.hethhart.com).

    6. [S902] Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960.

    7. [S175] Census 1870 John Henry Bishir.

    8. [S1183] .

    9. [S664] Madison Co. Iowa Marriage Records.

    10. [S995] Washington State Digital Archives - Marriages.