Charles Milo Johnson

Male1 September 1860–30 December 1917

Brief Life History of Charles Milo

When Charles Milo Johnson was born on 1 September 1860, in Clifford, Clifford Township, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, James Richard Johnson, was 38 and his mother, Mary Jayne Robinson, was 28. He married Calista M Ash on 8 January 1885, in Holdrege, Phelps, Nebraska, United States. He died on 30 December 1917, in Yakima, Yakima, Washington, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Tahoma Cemetery, Yakima, Yakima, Washington, United States.

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Charles Milo Johnson
Edith Viola Ellsworth
Marriage: 27 January 1887
Walter Raleigh Johnson
Fane Ellsworth Johnson

Sources (16)

  • Charles Johnston in household of James Johnston, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Charles M. Johnson, "Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995"
  • Charles Milo Johnson, "Washington, County Death Registers, 1881-1979"

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  • Marriage
    27 January 1887Holdrege, Phelps, Nebraska, United States
  • Children (2)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.


    Age 5

    EARLIEST KNOWN BURIAL SITE: Minerva Jane Randolph Dyer BIRTH 23 Aug 1841 McLean County, Illinois, USA DEATH 28 May 1865 (aged 23) Galt, Sacramento County, California, USA BURIAL Tahoma Cemetery Yakima, Yakima County, Washington, USA MEMORIAL ID 91823036

    1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

    Age 16

    The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

    Name Meaning

    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.

    History: Surname Johnson was brought independently to North America by many different bearers from the 17th and 18th centuries onward. Andrew Johnson (1808–75), 17th president of the US, was born in Raleigh, NC, the younger son of Jacob Johnson and Mary (or Polly) McDonough. Little is known of his ancestors. The 36th president, Lyndon B. Johnson, dates his American forebears back seven generations to James Johnston (sic) (born c. 1662) who lived at Currowaugh, Nansemond, and Isle of Wight counties, VA. — Noted early bearers also include Marmaduke Johnson (died 1674), a printer who came from England to MA in 1660; Edward Johnson (1598–1672), a colonial chronicler who was baptized at St. George's parish, Canterbury, England, and emigrated to Boston in 1630; and Sir Nathaniel Johnson (c. 1645–1713), a colonial governor of Carolina, who came from County Durham, England.

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

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