Edgar Willoughby Johnson

Male5 September 1895–27 January 1986

Brief Life History of Edgar Willoughby

When Edgar Willoughby Johnson was born on 5 September 1895, in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Edgar Frank Johnson, was 46 and his mother, Julia Barrows, was 40. He married Annah Mildred Lougee in 1920, in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Salem Ward 2, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States for about 20 years. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 27 January 1986, in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 90.

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Family Time Line

Edgar Willoughby Johnson
1895–1986
Annah Mildred Lougee
1896–1976
Marriage: 1920
Robert B Johnson
1922–
Dorothy Jones
Dorothy A Johnson
1925–

Sources (13)

  • Edgar Willoughby, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Edgar W. Johnson, "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915"
  • Edgar Willoughby Johnson, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1920Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 1

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    1901 · St Nicholas Orthodox Church and Rectory

    Age 6

    St. Nicholas Orthodox church and rectory was built in 1908. It is a wood framed building with a cross shaped spire, built for immigrants from Eastern Europe. It would years later that the rectory was built on it

    1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

    Age 24

    The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

    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.

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