Gazlay Family History

FamilyJosephine Caroline Voelker


FatherJoseph George Voelker (4 August 1868 - 30 January 1915)
MotherMargaret Percy (4 April 1875 - 1945)

Personal Information

Record Created: 9 November 2009; Last Edited: 6 May 2015 
NameJosephine Caroline Voelker
Born 24 July 1904 in Bloomfield, Essex County, New Jersey1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Married 20 November 1921 to William Passmore McGregor
Died 18 August 1923 in Orange, Essex County, New Jersey: She died of typhoid fever.6


Josephine was said to be happy-go-lucky, and well-liked by her siblings. She attended but never graduated from Bloomfield High School, New Jersey.


Spouse 1FamilyWilliam Passmore McGregor (son of David McGregor and Nellie Birrell Patterson)
Born 18 July 1897 in New Jersey
Married 20 November 1921 to Josephine Caroline Voelker
Married ca. 1924 to Alice E. Hodgeboom
Married 6 May 1934 in Elkton, Maryland to Leonette Sophia Scales
Died 20 December 1976
Children of Josephine Caroline Voelker and William Passmore McGregor:
+1.FamilyDoris Margaret McGregor
Born 21 May 1922 in Orange, Essex County, New Jersey
Married 6 April 1946 in Orange, Essex County, New Jersey to Robert Bush Gazlay
Died 15 May 2012 in Manahawkin, Ocean County, New Jersey


  1. Birth Certificate, New Jersey, Josephine Caroline Voelker. Copy in possession of Robert Lee Gazlay
  2. New Jersey State Census, 1905, Essex County, family of Joseph Volker (37); Margurett Volker (31); Faney T. Volker (12); John J. Volker (8); Margurett E. Volker (2); Josephine C. Volker (1).
  3. U.S. Federal Census, 1910, New Jersey, Essex County, Bloomfield City, Enumeration District 152, Sheet No. 18B, family of Joseph Volker (41, Germany, carpenter, house); wife of 13 years Margaret Volker (35, New Jersey, 5 children, 5 living); daughter Fannie Volker (17, New Jersey); daughter Margaret Volker (7, New Jersey); daughter Josephine Volker (6, New Jersey); son Jack Volker (13, New Jersey); son Percy Volker (2, New Jersey).
  4. New Jersey State Census, 1915, Essex County, Bloomfield Township, family of Margaret Voelker; John Voelker; Marguerite Voelker; Josephine Voelker; Percy Voelker.
  5. U.S. Federal Census, 1920, New Jersey, Essex County, Orange, Enumeration District 308, Sheet No. 5A, family of Margaret Brighton (42, New Jersey); daughter Evelyn Brighton (3 6/12, New Jersey); daughter Margaret Voelker (16 11/12, New Jersey, machine worker, magneto plant); daughter Josephine Voelker (15 11/12, New Jersey, machine worker, magneto plant); son Percy Voelker (11, New Jersey).
  6. Death Certificate, New Jersey, Josephine C. McGregor. Copy in possession of Robert Lee Gazlay