Clarence LeRoy Johnson

Male10 March 1894–7 September 1915

Brief Life History of Clarence LeRoy

When Clarence LeRoy Johnson was born on 10 March 1894, in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States, his father, John Parley Johnson, was 36 and his mother, Melvina Gustava Anderson, was 32. He lived in Box Elder, Utah, United States in 1910. He died on 7 September 1915, at the age of 21, and was buried in Elwood Cemetery, Elwood, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Parley Johnson
1857–1925
Melvina Gustava Anderson
1861–1931
John Parley Johnson
1880–1888
Charles Theodore Johnson
1882–1947
Andrew Franklin Johnson
1885–1954
Gorinna Melvina Johnson
1887–1957
Wilford Marian Johnson
1890–1905
Lovina Josephine Johnson
1892–1930
Clarence LeRoy Johnson
1894–1915
Sarah Jenette Johnson
1896–1951
Verna Lanore Johnson
1898–1898
Clifford Romel Johnson
1899–1981
Sylvin Eugene Johnsen
1902–1902

Sources (5)

  • Clarence L Johnson in household of Parley Johnson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Clarence Leroy Johnson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
  • Clarence Lee Roy Johnsen, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Record of Members (Worldwide), 1836-1970"

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

1900 · A City Pavillion Is Built

Age 6

The city of Lehi purchased property from John Beck in July 1900 for a city pavillion. Hundreds of volunteers cleared the ground and built a dance floor. The following month, volunteers used planking to cover the rough paneling that was originally laid. The Grand Sugar Ball was held on January 1, 1901. 

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 7

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

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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