Dorthea Ann Johnson

27 February 1876–22 February 1955 (Age 79)
Fairfield Township, Bureau, Illinois, United States

The Life of Dorthea Ann

When Dorthea Ann Johnson was born on 27 February 1876, in Fairfield Township, Bureau, Illinois, United States, her father, Rasmus Johansen, was 42 and her mother, Johanne Hansdatter, was 33. She had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with William Francis Meek. She lived in Greenville Township, Bureau, Illinois, United States for about 20 years. She died on 22 February 1955, in Fairfield Township, Bureau, Illinois, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in New Bedford, Bureau, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Francis Meek
Dorthea Ann Johnson
Ruth I Meek
DeWayne C Meek

Spouse and Children

    William Francis Meek





    Ruth I Meek


    DeWayne C Meek


Parents and Siblings

    Rasmus Johansen


    Johanne Hansdatter




    Kirsten (Christina) Rasmussen (Johnson)


    Johansine Pederline Marie Rasmussen


    Hans Johan (John W) Rasmussen (Johnson)


    Mary Bertha Johnson


    Peter Jacob Johnson


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World Events (8)

1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 1

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 22

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.

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)

  • Dora A Meek in household of Wm F Meek, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Dora A Meek in household of Wm F Meek, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Dora Meek in household of William Meek, "United States Census, 1920"

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