Mary Edna Johnson

14 August 1931–19 January 2015 (Age 83)
Broxton, Coffee, Georgia, United States

The Life of Mary Edna

When Mary Edna Johnson was born on 14 August 1931, in Broxton, Coffee, Georgia, United States, her father, Buster Johnson, was 24 and her mother, Vermell Cato, was 21. She married Talmadge Lenton Lewis on 28 April 2001, in Hazlehurst, Jeff Davis, Georgia, United States. She lived in Coffee, Georgia, United States in 1935 and District 1127, Coffee, Georgia, United States in 1940. She died on 19 January 2015, in Glenwood, Montgomery, Georgia, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Cumorah Cemetery, Douglas, Coffee, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Roy Sylvester McGee
Mary Edna Johnson
Edwina Tina Mc Gee
Bobby Jay McGee

Spouse and Children

    Roy Sylvester McGee





Parents and Siblings

    Buster Johnson





World Events (8)


Age 1

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.
1942 · Germans Sink Ships Near St. Simons Island

Age 11

Lights from homes along the coast of St. Simons Island provided a clear view of the SS Oklahoma for German U-boat Captain Reinhard Hardegen on April 8, 1942. A German torpedo was fired at the SS Oklahoma shortly after midnight. An hour later, a second torpedo was fired at the oil tanker Esso Baton Rouge. Both ships sunk and the attacks left 22 seamen dead. After the incident, residents of the Golden Isles panicked over concern of a German Invasion of the coast and were stringently observant of a nighttime blackout.  
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 24

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Edna Johnson McGee in household of Roy Sylvester McGee, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Edna Johnson in household of Buster Johnson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Edna Johnson McGee, "Find A Grave Index"

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