Josephine was my great grandmother. Her life has been a stumbling block for me. It has been rumored that she died mysteriously. As I started researching, I'm finding that her life was a mystery, too. I'm hoping that someone can help me solve the mystery.
Josephine, spelled Josaphine in the 1880 census, was born in 1876. At that time, she lived with her grandparents, John Traver, Sr. and Margaret Traver in Pine Creek, Ogle County. She was born in Illinois, as was her father. Her mother was born in MD. This information is from the 1880 census.
She married David Cox b. 1869. His early life is very much a mystery as well as he was NOT living with his parents at the time of the 1880 census. I have not been able to check the censuses after that as I live too far away and they are not online as of yet.
Her parents and when she died are both unknown.
If anyone has any information on either her parents or her death, I would greatly appreciate it if you would post here or email me.