Emma Serena Johnson

30 June 1872–2 July 1903 (Age 31)
Independence, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Emma Serena

When Emma Serena Johnson was born on 30 June 1872, in Independence, Arkansas, United States, her father, George Washington Johnson, was 34 and her mother, Mary Jane L. Benton, was 31. She married Gaden Alexander Jackson on 13 December 1891. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Big Spring Township, Izard, Arkansas, United States in 1880 and Big Creek Township, Cleburne, Arkansas, United States in 1900. She died on 2 July 1903, in Banner, Cleburne, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 31, and was buried in Banner, Cleburne, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Gaden Alexander Jackson
Emma Serena Johnson
Marriage: 13 December 1891
Earnest V. Jackson
Otto Ralph Jackson
Marnie M. Jackson
Mary Opal Jackson

Spouse and Children

13 December 1891


Parents and Siblings

    George Washington Johnson


    Mary Jane L. Benton




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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 3

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 9

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: patronymic from the personal name John . As an American family name, Johnson has absorbed patronymics and many other derivatives of this name in continental European languages. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 .)

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary S E Johnson in household of George W Johnson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary S Jackson in household of Gadene A Jackson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Emma Johnston, "Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957"

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