Leona Ray Johnson

6 August 1899–6 April 1904 (Age 4)
Glenwood, Catron, New Mexico, United States

The Life Summary of Leona Ray

When Leona Ray Johnson was born on 6 August 1899, in Glenwood, Catron, New Mexico, United States, her father, John S. Johnson, was 23 and her mother, Rachael Lucinda Maxwell, was 21. She lived in Election Precinct 3 Silver City, Grant, New Mexico, United States in 1900. She died on 6 April 1904, in El Paso, Texas, United States, at the age of 4, and was buried in Concordia Cemetery, El Paso, El Paso, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

John S. Johnson
1875–1905
Rachael Lucinda Maxwell
1878–1910
Charlie Silvester Johnson
1891–1894
Helen Mae Johnson
1892–1967
Edna Johnson
1893–1893
Maryette Johnson
1894–1894
Leona Ray Johnson
1899–1904

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World Events (5)

1900 · Gold for Cash!
Age 1
This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered
Age 2
"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."
1902 · So Much Farm Land
Age 3
A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

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.

Possible Related Names

Jantzen
John
Jeansonne
Jonson

Sources (4)

  • Leona Johnson in household of John J Johnson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Leona Ray Johnson, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • Leona Ray Johnson, "Find A Grave Index"

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