Charles Harlum Johnson

11 November 1897–14 June 1961 (Age 63)
Pima, Graham, Arizona, United States

The Life of Charles Harlum

When Charles Harlum Johnson was born on 11 November 1897, in Pima, Graham, Arizona, United States, his father, Seth Merrill Johnson, was 28 and his mother, Mary Emily Andersen, was 19. He married Wilma Wilder DeShane on 7 June 1917, in Globe, Gila, Arizona, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Camp Verde, Yavapai, Arizona, United States in 1930 and Yavapai, Arizona, United States for about 5 years. He died on 14 June 1961, in Ashland, Jackson, Oregon, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Memory Gardens Memorial Park, Medford, Jackson, Oregon, United States.

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Charles Harlum Johnson
Wilma Wilder DeShane
Marriage: 7 June 1917
Harvey Harlem Johnson
Mary Alice Johnson
Thora Laveve Johnson
Harvey Edward Johnson
Charles Norman Johnson
Kenneth Winford Johnson
Wilma Darlene Johnson
Dwain Leroy Johnson

Spouse and Children

7 June 1917
Globe, Gila, Arizona, United States


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 9

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 19

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 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)

  • Harlan C Johnson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Charles H Johnson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Charles Harlum Johnson in entry for Unknown, "Arizona, Birth Certificates and Indexes, 1855-1930"

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