William John Johnson

25 May 1864–21 August 1919 (Age 55)
Morris, Grundy, Illinois, United States

The Life of William John

When William John Johnson was born on 25 May 1864, in Morris, Grundy, Illinois, United States, his father, John Johnson, was 25 and his mother, Esther Jane Middleton, was 17. He married Janet Matters on 1 March 1886. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Guittard Township, Marshall, Kansas, United States in 1880 and Clay, Nebraska, United States in 1910. He died on 21 August 1919, in Harvard, Clay, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Harvard, Clay, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

William John Johnson
Janet Matters
Marriage: 1 March 1886
Ethal Vane Johnson
Helena Betsy Johnson
Henry John Johnson
Agnes Lois Johnson
Alice Louisa Johnson

Spouse and Children

1 March 1886


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+1 More Child

World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Age 3

Nebraska is the 37th state.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 17

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Willie John Johnson in household of John Johnson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William Newton in household of Parsom Newton, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William J Johnson, "United States Census, 1900"

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