Paul Richard Johnson

Male3 March 1956–30 January 2011

Brief Life History of Paul Richard

When Paul Richard Johnson was born on 3 March 1956, in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States, his father, Duane Calvin Johnson, was 30 and his mother, Phyllis Flakne, was 29. He died on 30 January 2011, in Robbinsdale, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Roseville, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Duane Calvin Johnson
1925–2001
Phyllis Flakne
1926–1979
Paul Richard Johnson
1956–2011

Sources (2)

  • Paul Richard Johnson, "Minnesota Birth Index, 1935-2002"
  • Paul Richard Johnson, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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World Events (8)

1958 · The First U.S. Satellite in Space

Age 2

Explorer 1 was the first satellite of the United States to be launched and successfully orbit the Earth.

1968 · The American Indian Movement

Age 12

The American Indian Movement is a Native American advocacy group that was formed to address the affirmation, treaty issues, spirituality and leadership of the Native Americans in the area. They addressed incidents of police harassment and racism against the Natives and strove to create real economic independence for the Indians. Decades after its founding, the American Indian Movement has continued to fight for the interests of the indigenous groups around the world.

1971 · The Twenty-Sixth Amendment

Age 15

The Twenty-sixth Amendment prohibits the states and the federal government from using age as a reason for denying the right to vote to citizens who are eighteen years old or older.

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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