York Guernsey Johnson

Brief Life History of York Guernsey

When York Guernsey Johnson was born on 2 October 1913, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Rufus David Johnson, was 30 and his mother, Maude Emma Ericson, was 26. He had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Donna Darlene Gibson. He lived in Utah, United States for about 5 years and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 13 April 1995, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

York Guernsey Johnson
1913–1995
Donna Darlene Gibson
1914–1977
Judith Gibson Johnson
1944–
Mr David York Johnson
1944–2023

Sources (14)

  • York G Johnson in household of Rufus David Johnson, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • York Guernsey Johnson, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
  • York Guernsey Johnson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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1916 · No-Ni-Shee Arch

The No-Ni-Shee Arch was a temporary archway near the intersection of Main Street and South Temple in downtown Salt Lake City. The archway was built in 1916 for the Wizard of the Wasatch festival. The name No-Ni-Shee was derived from a mythical American Indian Salt Princess. Her tears caused the Great Salt Lake to be salty. The arch was dedicated to her and sprayed with salt water so that salt eventually crystallized on Main Street. The Wizard’s carnivals enlivened Utah’s summers for several years. The last Wizard of the Wasatch carnival was held in 1916, on the eve of World War I.

1935 · The FBI is Established

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

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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