Afton Donald Johnston

Male27 May 1919–4 June 1958

Brief Life History of Afton Donald

When Afton Donald Johnston was born on 27 May 1919, in Burley, Cassia, Idaho, United States, his father, Ralph Waldo Johnston, was 24 and his mother, Velma Althea Kidd, was 18. He married LaVerne Ruth Foster in December 1939. He lived in Anaheim, Orange, California, United States in 1930. He died on 4 June 1958, in Anchorage, Alaska, United States, at the age of 39, and was buried in Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery, Anchorage, Alaska, United States.

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Afton Donald Johnston
Evelyn June Bacon
Marriage: 2 February 1947

Sources (6)

  • Afton J Johnston in household of Elmer C Posey, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Don Johnston, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • Afton Don Johnston, "California, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 February 1947Ventura, California, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.


    Age 1

    Women are given the right to vote under the Nineteenth Amendment.


    Age 12

    The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: habitational name, deriving in most cases from the place so called in Annandale, in Dumfriesshire. This is derived from the genitive case of the personal name John + + Middle English ton ‘town, village, settlement’ (Old English tūn). There are other places in Scotland so called, including the city of Perth, which used to be known as Saint John's Toun, and some of these may also be sources of the surname.

    English: habitational name from Johnson Hall (Staffordshire), recorded as Johannestonc. 1233 and Joneston in 1314. The placename means ‘John's settlement’, from the genitive case of the Middle English personal name Johan, Jon (see John ) + Middle English ton ‘town, village, settlement’.

    History: As far as can be ascertained, most Scottish bearers of this surname are descendants of John, probably a Norman baron from England, who held lands at Johnstone in Annandale from the Bruce family in the late 12th century. His son Gilbert was the first to take the surname Johnstone and their descendants later held the earldom of Annandale.

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

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