William Arthur Johnson

19 November 1867–16 March 1951 (Age 83)
Bullitt, Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of William Arthur

When William Arthur Johnson was born on 19 November 1867, in Bullitt, Kentucky, United States, his father, Charles C. Johnson, was 35 and his mother, Mary S. Weaver, was 28. He married Maude Margaret Barger on 21 June 1894, in Rockcastle, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Taylor Township, Harrison, Indiana, United States in 1920 and Magisterial District 1, Hardin, Kentucky, United States in 1940. He died on 16 March 1951, in Jefferson, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Brooks, Bullitt, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Arthur Johnson
1867–1951
Maude Margaret Barger
1878–1954
Marriage: 21 June 1894
Lola May Johnson
1901–1973
Lola Johnson
1901–1971
Charlie Johnson
1909–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 June 1894Rockcastle, Kentucky, United States
  • Children

    (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1868 · Impeach the President!
    Age 1
    Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.
    1868 · The Fourteenth Amendment
    Age 1
    As one of the Reconstruction Amendments, the Fourteenth Amendment addresses the rights and protections that all citizens of the United States have. The amendment also limits actions of state and local officials in all states.
    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
    Age 23
    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.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Jantzen
    John
    Jeansonne
    Jonson

    Sources (9)

    • Will Johnson, "United States Census, 1940"
    • William Johnson in entry for Frank Lewis Fluhr and Lola May Johnson, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
    • William Johnson, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1961"

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