William Orson Johnson

16 July 1891–30 November 1907 (Age 16)
Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life of William Orson

When William Orson Johnson was born on 16 July 1891, in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, his father, Orson Telee Johnson, was 22 and his mother, Margaret Ann Chisholm, was 22. He died on 30 November 1907, in his hometown, at the age of 16, and was buried in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Orson Telee Johnson
Margaret Ann Chisholm
Ellen LaVern Johnson
William Orson Johnson
Reva Pearl Johnson
Ralph Robert Johnson
Geneva Maudie Johnson

Parents and Siblings



World Events (6)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1896 · Utah Becomes a State

Age 5

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition. This condition was that the new state rewrite their constitution to say that all forms of polygamy were banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 9

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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)

  • William O. Johnson in household of Orson T. Johnson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William Orsen Johnson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
  • William Orson Johnson, "Find A Grave Index"

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