Dec. 10, 1871 Altoona Blair County Pennsylvania, USA
Sep. 18, 1936 Altoona Blair County Pennsylvania, USA
Joseph was a son of Peter and Magdaline "Lanna" Lasher (his obituary lists his mother as "Mary"). He was employed as a coremaker in the South Altoona Foundries of the Altoona Works, P.R.R. He was twice married, his first wife dying at a young age. He had five children to each of his two wives. He was a member of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament and the Veterans Association of the Pennsylvania Railroad.