James Earl Mills Johnson

Indiana, United States

The Life of James Earl Mills

When James Earl Mills Johnson was born in 1875, in Indiana, United States, his father, William Thomas Mills, was 28 and his mother, America Jane Scott, was 25. He married Edith Lillian Hewgell on 12 December 1900, in Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Cannelton, Troy Township, Perry, Indiana, United States in 1910 and Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United States in 1930.

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James Earl Mills Johnson
Edith Lillian Hewgell
Marriage: 12 December 1900
Helen J Johnson

Spouse and Children

12 December 1900
Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United States


Parents and Siblings

    William Thomas Mills


    America Jane Scott




    Mary Belle Mills


    James Earl Mills Johnson


World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 0

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 4

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 31

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Earl Johnson in household of Jamie Johnson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Earl M Johnson in household of James Johnson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Earl Johnson in entry for Howard E Beebout and Helen J Johnson, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"

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