Mary Viola Johnson

8 June 1888–4 February 1940 (Age 51)
Indiana, United States

The Life of Mary Viola

When Mary Viola Johnson was born on 8 June 1888, in Indiana, United States, her father, Thomas Ace Johnson, was 21 and her mother, Mary Louisa Lopp, was 15. She lived in Oakwood Township, Vermilion, Illinois, United States in 1900. She died on 4 February 1940, in Siskiyou, California, United States, at the age of 51.

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Thomas J KenKnight
Mary Viola Johnson

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Ace Johnson


    Mary Louisa Lopp




World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 3

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 14

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

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)

  • Viola Johnson in household of George Bebout, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary Viola Kenknight, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Mary Viola Johnson - Government record: Census record: birth: June 1889; Indiana, United States

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