Cyrenius Manley Johnson

Brief Life History of Cyrenius Manley

When Cyrenius Manley Johnson was born on 8 May 1838, in Malahide Township, Elgin, Ontario, Canada, his father, Cyrenius John Johnson, was 23 and his mother, Mary Esther Bird, was 21. He married Margaret Melissa Howell on 8 May 1871, in Bayham, Elgin, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Ontario, Canada in 1901. He died on 2 March 1909, in Axe Lake, McMurrich Monteith, Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 70, and was buried in Townline Cemetery, McMurrich Monteith, Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada.

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Cyrenius Manley Johnson
Margaret Melissa Howell
Marriage: 8 May 1871
Arden Manley Johnson
Archie Johnson
Clarence Wilburn Johnson
John Merritt Johnson
Alice May Johnson
Oscar Almon Johnson
Edward Norman Johnson
Mary Isabella Johnson
Sadie Johnston
George Arthur Clinton Johnson
Miriam Alma Johnson
Miriam Johnston
Ethel Johnston
Margaret Amy Johnson

Sources (40)

  • Manly Johnson, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Cyrenius M. Johnson - Individual or family possessions: Cemetery record or headstone: birth-name: Cyrenius Manely Johnson
  • Eyrenius M Johnson, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

World Events (5)

1867 · Ontario Founded

On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.



1883 · Mining Boom

In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.

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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