Josephine Hull

Birth Name: Mary Josephine Sherwood

Date of Birth: January 3, 1877

Place of Birth: Newtonville, Massachusetts, U.S.

Date of Death: March 12, 1957

Place of Death: The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.

Ethnicity: English, small amount of Dutch

Josephine Hull was an American actress. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Harvey (1950).

Josephine was the daughter of Mary Elizabeth “Minnie” and William H. Sherwood. She was married to actor Shelley Hull, until his death.

Josephine’s paternal grandfather was John W. Sherwood (the son of George H. Sherwood and Martha Van Cott Wetmore). John was born in Massachusetts.

Josephine’s paternal grandmother was named Amanda Mitchell Merrill. Amanda was born in Massachusetts.

Josephine’s maternal grandfather was named William Tewkesbury. William was born in New Hampshire.

Josephine’s maternal grandmother was named Jerusha. Jerusha was born in Connecticut.

Sources: Genealogy of Josephine Hull –

Jospehine Hull on the 1880 U.S. Census –
Josephine Hull on the 1900 U.S. Census –

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