My Ancestral Chart
Murphy Family Chart
Murphy Family History
Causes of Death
CAUSES OF DEATH
born August 26, 1880 in Newark, New Jersey
died January 20, 1966 in Woodstock, Virginia - age 85 years.
Father: Louis Bittlingmeier (1844-1899)
Mother: Katharina Schuhmann Bittlingmeier Kern (1856-1925)
Cause of death: Congestive Heart Failure
Josephine attended school through the eighth grade and eventually found employment as a saleslady in a department store. She never married. She had a "sister" named Amanda Hammins/Kern who eventually married a man named Charles Brown. At some point, Amanda and her husband moved to Woodstock, Virginia. It appears that Josephine may have moved with them. Around 1962, Josephine developed dementia and Amanda had her committed to the Miller Nursing Home in Woodstock. Over the next four years, Josephine also suffered from heart disease and breast cancer. She died at the nursing home of congestive heart failure on January 20, 1966 at the age of 85. She was buried at Saint Gertrude's Cemetery in Colonia, NJ.