Verna Wray Johnson

15 March 1898–5 December 1966 (Age 68)
North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of Verna Wray

When Verna Wray Johnson was born on 15 March 1898, in North Carolina, United States, her father, Charles James Johnson, was 43 and her mother, Mary Susan Johnson, was 37. She married Robert Clayton Grady on 23 March 1919, in Lenoir, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Kinston, Lenoir, North Carolina, United States in 1920 and Nansemond, Virginia, United States in 1935. She died on 5 December 1966, in Portsmouth, Virginia, United States, at the age of 68.

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Family Time Line

Robert Clayton Grady
1898–1939
Verna Wray Johnson
1898–1966
Marriage: 23 March 1919
Corrinne Dare Grady
1919–2013
Robert Clayton Grady
1921–
Lloyd Alton Grady
1923–1986
Earl Ray Grady
1925–2001

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 March 1919Lenoir, North Carolina, United States
  • Children

    (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1899 · USS Shubrick is Launched
    Age 1
    On March 11, 1899 the USS Shubrick was laid, on October 31, 1899 it was launched. The ship was named after William Branford Shubrick. It was sponsored by Miss Caroline Shubrick and commissioned in 1901 with Lt Allen M Cook in command.
    1900 · Gold for Cash!
    Age 2
    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 18
    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

    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 (24)

    • Verna J Grady, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Verna May Johnson, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
    • R C Grady in entry for R C Grady, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"

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