Samuel Pugh "High" Johnston

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

The Life 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
Elizabeth Ann Shaner
Marriage: 15 May 1880
Ernest Byron Johnston
Irvin Ray Johnston

Spouse and Children

15 May 1880
Iowa, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Samuel Peugh Johnston


    Susannah Pruella Shoup






    William L Johnston


    Wilson Johnston


    Walter Scott Johnston


    Hannah M. Johnston


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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.

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:1. 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 tone, toun ‘settlement’ (Old English tūn). There are other places in Scotland so called, including the city of Perth, which used to be known as St. John's Toun, and some of these may also be sources of the surname. 2. variant of Johnson ( see John ), with intrusive -t-.

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

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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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