Clara Johnson

about 1850–
Cartersville, Cerro Gordo, Iowa, United States

The Life of Clara

Clara Johnson was born about 1850, in Cartersville, Cerro Gordo, Iowa, United States. She married John Edmiston about 1881, in Cartersville, Cerro Gordo, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Edmiston
1850–1906
Clara Johnson
1850–
Marriage: about 1881

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1881
Cartersville, Cerro Gordo, Iowa, United States

World Events (3)

1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 7

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
1863

Age 13

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 13

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

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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