Josephine Luvenia “Jocie” (Whitton) Embry (1869 - 1960)

Josephine Luvenia (Whitton) Embry
1869 - 1960
updated February 06, 2019
Josephine Luvenia “Jocie” Whitton Embry, mother to 1 child, was born on January 10, 1869 at Alabama. She was born into the Whitton family and married into the Embry family. Josephine's partner was Thomas Jefferson Embry, and they gave birth to Burma Eunice (Embry) Howard. She died on November 14, 1960 at Hereford, TX at 91 years old.

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Josephine Luvenia “Jocie” Whitton Embry & Thomas Jefferson Embry

Josephine Luvenia “Jocie” Whitton Embry


Dec 5, 1864 - Jul 7, 1924


Jul 11, 1908 - Apr 19, 1984


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Burial West Park Cemetery, Hereford, Deaf Smith County, Texas,
Memorial ID 105184803
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Josephine Luvenia “Jocie” Whitton Embry, mother to 1 child, passed away on November 14, 1960 at Hereford, TX at 91 years old. She was born on January 10, 1869 at Alabama. Josephine's partner was Thomas Jefferson Embry, and they gave birth to Burma Eunice (Embry) Howard.
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In 1869, in the year that Josephine Luvenia “Jocie” Whitton Embry was born, on February 5th, prospectors in Victoria, Australia, discovered the biggest loose gold nugget ever found. Known as the "Welcome Stranger", it was discovered only 1.2 inches below ground and weighed a whopping 214.1 lbs. It would be worth over $4 million today.

In 1874, Josephine was just 5 years old when on November 4th, the Democratic Party regained control of the US House of Representatives - the first time since 1860. The Democrats now held 183 seats - up 94 - and the Republicans held 106 - down 93.

In 1882, by the time she was just 13 years old, on March 22nd, the Edmunds Act - passed by Congress - made polygamy a felony. The Act also banned "bigamous" relationships and "unlawful cohabitation", making it illegal for polygamists and those who simply lived together without marrying to vote, be on a jury, or hold a public office.

In 1907, by the time she was 38 years old, the showman Florenz Ziegfeld introduced his Ziegfeld Follies. Ziegfeld was inspired by the Folies Bergère of Paris and the show was a step up from the then current vaudeville shows. The top entertainers of the time played in the Follies but the stars were the Ziegfeld girls - beautiful chorus girls in elaborate costumes. For almost a quarter of a century, the Ziegfeld follies were the toast of Broadway.

In 1960, in the year of Josephine Luvenia “Jocie” Whitton Embry's passing, on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

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