George P. Johnston

Male1854–9 January 1883

Brief Life History of George P.

When George P. Johnston was born in 1854, in Illinois, United States, his father, Henry Johnston, was 39 and his mother, Nancy Emeline Atkins, was 23. He married Pinkie Viola Steed on 28 April 1881, in Virden, Macoupin, Illinois, United States. He died on 9 January 1883, in Macoupin, Illinois, United States, at the age of 29, and was buried in Virden, Macoupin, Illinois, United States.

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George P. Johnston
1854–1883
Pinkie Viola Steed
1863–1930
Marriage: 28 April 1881

Sources (5)

  • George Johnson in household of Henry Johnson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • George P Johnston, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • George P Johnston, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    28 April 1881Virden, Macoupin, Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

    Age 2

    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

    1858 · A House Divided

    Age 4

    Abraham Lincoln's goal was to be different than the previous Senators of Illinois and voice his opinion in how he saw the State and the United States start to drift apart in the different ideology on what was right and what was wrong. Even though it would become an unsuccessful campaign strategy to win the senate seat, to this day it is one of the most famous speeches of US politics.

    1863

    Age 9

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

    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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