Samuel Pugh "High" Johnston

21 November 1855–8 May 1919 (Age 63)
Carroll, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Samuel Pugh "High"

When Samuel Pugh "High" Johnston was born on 21 November 1855, in Carroll, Illinois, United States, his father, Samuel Peugh Johnston, was 39 and his mother, Susannah Pruella Shoup, was 34. He married Elizabeth Ann Shaner on 15 May 1880, in Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Clay Township, Hardin, Iowa, United States in 1910. He died on 8 May 1919, in Hardin, Iowa, United States, at the age of 63.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Pugh "High" Johnston
1855–1919
Elizabeth Ann Shaner
1857–1937
Marriage: 15 May 1880
Ernest Byron Johnston
1881–1961
Irvin Ray Johnston
1889–1949

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 May 1880Iowa, United States
  • Children

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    World Events (8)

    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 1
    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.
    1863
    Age 8
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 17
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: habitational name, deriving in most cases from the place so called in Annandale, in Dumfriesshire. This is derived from the genitive case of the personal name John + + Middle English ton ‘town, village, settlement’ (Old English tūn). There are other places in Scotland so called, including the city of Perth, which used to be known as Saint John's Toun, and some of these may also be sources of the surname.English: habitational name from Johnson Hall (Staffordshire), recorded as Johannestonc. 1233 and Joneston in 1314. The placename means ‘John's settlement’, from the genitive case of the Middle English personal name Johan, Jon (see John ) + Middle English ton ‘town, village, settlement’.History: As far as can be ascertained, most Scottish bearers of this surname are descendants of John, probably a Norman baron from England, who held lands at Johnstone in Annandale from the Bruce family in the late 12th century. His son Gilbert was the first to take the surname Johnstone and their descendants later held the earldom of Annandale.

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

    Possible Related Names

    John
    Johnstone

    Sources (2)

    • Pue A Johnson, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Samuel Pugh Johnston in entry for Irven Ray Johnston and Josie Marie Fossler, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

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