Margaret Jane Johnson

Brief Life History of Margaret Jane

When Margaret Jane Johnson was born on 21 July 1892, in La Follette, Campbell, Tennessee, United States, her father, Willam M Johnson, was 70 and her mother, Talitha Jane Shelton, was 35. She married David Moline "Harley" Racer on 5 June 1913, in La Follette, Campbell, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Civil District 4, Campbell, Tennessee, United States in 1900 and Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States for about 30 years. She died on 23 January 1986, in Spring Park, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Moline "Harley" Racer
1878–1951
Margaret Jane Johnson
1892–1986
Marriage: 5 June 1913
David Gordon Racer
1914–2000
Paul Edward Harley Racer
1917–2010
Margaret R Racer
1919–
James William Racer
1921–1997
Grace Elizabeth Racer
1922–2009
Dr Harley Joseph Racer
1924–2012

Sources (14)

  • Margaret Racer, "United States 1950 Census"
  • M J (Unknown) Johnson, "Tennessee State Marriage Index, 1780-2002"
  • Margaret J. Racer, "Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002"

World Events (8)

1893 · The Minnesota State Flag

The Flag of Minnesota was adopted on August 2 and consists of scenes from the seal of Minnesota. The flag has been modified over the years to be easier to manufacture.

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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.

1917

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

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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