Ellen Johnson

21 March 1869–11 June 1936 (Age 67)
Boston, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Ellen

When Ellen Johnson was born on 21 March 1869, in Boston, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Henry Johnson, was 37 and her mother, Elizabeth Ann Tomlinson, was 37. She married Myron James Thomas on 29 September 1885, in Collingwood, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 11 June 1936, in Flint, Genesee, Michigan, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Genesee, Genesee, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Myron James Thomas
Ellen Johnson
Marriage: 29 September 1885
Laura Louise Thomas
Bessie Ann Thomas
George Herbert Thomas
Charlotte Mae Thomas
Myrtle Thomas
Frank Thomas
Charles Edward Thomas
Theodore M. Thomas

Spouse and Children

29 September 1885
Collingwood, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Elizabeth Ann Johnson


    John Johnson



    William Johnson


    Charles Henry Johnson


+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 10

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1887 · The Bagley Memorial Fountain

Age 18

"The Bagley Memorial Fountain was erected in 1887 with funds from the estate of John Judson Bagley. Bagley's will ordered the construction of the drinking fountain which would provide the people of Detroit ""water cold and pure as the coldest mountain stream."" H.H. Richards was the architect for the Romanesque-style, pink granite, lionhead fountain. It is engraved with the words, ""TESTAMENTARY GIFT FOR THE PEOPLE FROM JOHN JUDSON BAGLEY A.D. MDCCCLXXXVII""."

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)

  • Elen Thomas in household of James Thomas, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Nelly Johnson in household of John Johnson, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Ella Johnson in entry for Laura Louisa Thomas, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"

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