Frederick Harris Johnson

Male23 October 1862–28 November 1944

Brief Life History of Frederick Harris

When Frederick Harris Johnson was born on 23 October 1862, in Huntsville, Madison, Alabama, United States, his father, Frederick Valentine Johnson, was 35 and his mother, Frances Cornelia Ann Harris, was 32. He married Sarah I O'Dwyer on 27 November 1889, in Montgomery, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, United States in 1880 and Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama, United States for about 20 years. He died on 28 November 1944, in Montgomery, Alabama, United States, at the age of 82.

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Frederick Harris Johnson
Sarah I O'Dwyer
Marriage: 27 November 1889
Raymond F Johnson
Mary Helen Johnson
Harris Frederick Johnson

Sources (8)

  • Harris F Johnson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Harris T Johnson, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • Harris F Johnson in the Alabama, Death Index, 1908-1959

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 November 1889Montgomery, Alabama, United States
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.


    Age 9

    Historical Boundaries: 1871: Jefferson, Alabama, United States [Spreads across Jefferson and Shelby counties]


    Age 24

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    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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