James W Johnson

April 1850–28 October 1919 (Age 69)
Macon, Illinois, United States

The Life of James W

When James W Johnson was born in April 1850, in Macon, Illinois, United States, his father, James Madison Johnson, was 29 and his mother, Sarah Nave, was 26. He married Anna Susan Ogdon on 13 April 1878, in Decatur, Macon, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Macon, Macon, Illinois, United States in 1850. He died on 28 October 1919, in Decatur, Macon, Illinois, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Decatur, Macon, Illinois, United States.

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James W Johnson
Anna Susan Ogdon
Marriage: 13 April 1878
Harry O Johnson

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    Anna Susan Ogdon


13 April 1878
Decatur, Macon, Illinois, United States


    Harry O Johnson


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World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 6

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 13

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 20

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.

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)

  • Jas W Johnson in household of Jas M Johnson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James Johnson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James W Johnson, "United States Census, 1880"

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