Almon Lewis Johnston

21 May 1872–28 December 1943 (Age 71)
Northfield, Rice, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Almon Lewis

When Almon Lewis Johnston was born on 21 May 1872, in Northfield, Rice, Minnesota, United States, his father, Peter J Johnstone, was 43 and his mother, Sarah Ellen Broeffle, was 31. He married Gertrude Knippen on 3 September 1899, in Ortonville, Big Stone, Minnesota, United States. He lived in Malta Township, Big Stone, Minnesota, United States in 1880. He died on 28 December 1943, in Pine, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 71.

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Almon Lewis Johnston
Gertrude Knippen
Marriage: 3 September 1899

Spouse and Children

3 September 1899
Ortonville, Big Stone, Minnesota, United States

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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

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.
1884 · Iron Mining starts in Minnesota

Age 12

After discovering iron ore in the Vermilion Range in North-East of Minnesota, iron mining companies began to come to the area and caused an economic boom to the area of Duluth and to the state as a whole.
1893 · The Minnesota State Flag

Age 21

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.

Name Meaning

Scottish:1. habitational name, deriving in most cases from the place so called in Annandale, in Dumfriesshire. This is derived from the genitive case of the personal name John + Middle English tone, toun ‘settlement’ (Old English tūn). There are other places in Scotland so called, including the city of Perth, which used to be known as St. John's Toun, and some of these may also be sources of the surname. 2. variant of Johnson ( see John ), with intrusive -t-.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Almon Johnson in household of Peter Johnson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Almon Lewis Johnstone, "Minnesota Deaths, 1887-2001"
  • Almon Lewis Johnstone, "Minnesota, Death Records and Certificates, 1900-1955"

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