Cora Johnson

Brief Life History of Cora

When Cora Johnson was born on 27 January 1874, in Richmond, Cache, Utah, United States, her father, John Peter Johnsen, was 35 and her mother, Anna Barbara Feltman, was 33. She married Heber Frank Halgren on 8 March 1893, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 11 March 1917, in Richmond, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 43, and was buried in Richmond, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Heber Frank Halgren
1869–1934
Cora Johnson
1874–1917
Marriage: 8 March 1893
Heber Leland Halgren
1894–1946
Anna Verda Halgren
1896–1968
John Dewey Halgren
1898–1983
Earl Frank Halgren
1902–1978
Farris Glendel Halgren
1904–1907
Raymond Martell Halgren
1908–1999

Sources (24)

  • Cora Halgren in household of Heber F Halgren, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Cora Johnson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • Cora Johnson Halgreen, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.

1890

Idaho is the 43rd state.

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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