William B. Johnson

1830–28 November 1904 (Age 74)
Norfolk, Ontario, Canada

The Life Summary of William B.

When William B. Johnson was born in 1830, in Norfolk, Ontario, Canada, his father, Levi Johnson, was 29 and his mother, Margaret Backhouse, was 21. He married Mary B. Dubid on 7 May 1852, in Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He died on 28 November 1904, in Brockway, St. Clair, Michigan, United States, at the age of 74.

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William B. Johnson
Mary B. Dubid
Marriage: 7 May 1852
Hanna Josephine Johnson
Levi Johnson
Johanna Johnson
Delphine Johnson
Mary Hannah Johnson

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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening
Age 0
Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
Age 7
Michigan is the 26th state.
Age 33
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

(1997: 610104;2007: 1329295; 2010: 1932812)English and Scottish: patronymic from the Middle English and Older Scots personal name Johan, Jo(h)n (see John ) + -son. It was often interchanged with Jenson and Janson . In North America, this surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, e.g. Norwegian, Danish, or North German Johnsen , Johannesen , Johannsen , Johansen , Jansen , Jantzen , and Jensen , Swedish Johnsson (see below), Johansson , Jonsson , and Jansson , Dutch Janssen , German Janz , Czech Jansa 1, and Slovenian Janša (see Jansa 2) and Janežič (see Janezic ). Johnson (including in the sense 2 below) is the second most frequent surname in the US. It is also the second most common surname among Native Americans and a very common surname among African Americans.Americanized form (and a less common Swedish variant) of Swedish Johnsson: patronymic from the personal name John, a variant of Jon (see John ). Compare 1 above.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (10)

  • William B Johnston, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Wm B Johnson in entry for Levi Johnson and Hannah Jones, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"
  • Wm. B. Johnson in entry for Mary H. Palmerlee, "Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897"

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