Frank Kirk Johnston

Male8 October 1875–29 September 1968

Brief Life History of Frank Kirk

When Frank Kirk Johnston was born on 8 October 1875, in Albion, Albion, Orleans, New York, United States, his father, Charles H. Johnston, was 37 and his mother, Lavantia E. Benson, was 43. He married Harriet Shumway Anketell on 27 September 1929, in Canyon, Idaho, United States. He lived in Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States in 1900 and Alameda, Alameda, California, United States in 1930. He died on 29 September 1968, in San Francisco, California, United States, at the age of 92.

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Frank Kirk Johnston
Harriet Shumway Anketell
Marriage: 27 September 1929

Sources (9)

  • F Kirk Johnston in household of Charles Johnston, "United States Census, 1900"
  • F Kirk Johnston, "Idaho, County Marriages, 1864-1950"
  • Frank Kirk Johnston, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 September 1929Canyon, Idaho, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

    Age 1

    The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

    1882 · Cleveland School of Art

    Age 7

    Originally called the Western Reserve School of Design for Women, the Cleveland School of Art is a co-educational school that has highlighted its students works in different arts and designs. After World War II, the school began offering a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and soon after became the Cleveland Institute of Art. The school today offers 17 different artistic programs all year long.

    1913 · Cleveland Museum of Art

    Age 38

    The Cleveland Museum of Art was founded as a trust from Hinman Hurlbut, John Huntington, and Horace Kelley. It is to be known as the fourth-wealthiest art museum in the United States. The museum opened its doors to the public on June 6, 1916, and is free to the public to come and enjoy the diverse collections inside. Today the museum can be found as the center piece of Wade Park and both are on the National Register of Historic Places.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: 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 ton ‘town, village, settlement’ (Old English tūn). There are other places in Scotland so called, including the city of Perth, which used to be known as Saint John's Toun, and some of these may also be sources of the surname.

    English: habitational name from Johnson Hall (Staffordshire), recorded as Johannestonc. 1233 and Joneston in 1314. The placename means ‘John's settlement’, from the genitive case of the Middle English personal name Johan, Jon (see John ) + Middle English ton ‘town, village, settlement’.

    History: As far as can be ascertained, most Scottish bearers of this surname are descendants of John, probably a Norman baron from England, who held lands at Johnstone in Annandale from the Bruce family in the late 12th century. His son Gilbert was the first to take the surname Johnstone and their descendants later held the earldom of Annandale.

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

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