Hester Jane Middleton

27 March 1847–14 November 1931 (Age 84)
Gravesend, Kent, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Hester Jane

When Hester Jane Middleton was born on 27 March 1847, in Gravesend, Kent, England, United Kingdom, her father, Alfred Middleton, was 30 and her mother, Esther Hester Jane Swift, was 25. She married John Johnson on 18 July 1863. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Pawnee, Nebraska, United States in 1870 and Guittard Township, Marshall, Kansas, United States for about 40 years. She died on 14 November 1931, in Beattie, Marshall, Kansas, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Beattie, Marshall, Kansas, United States.

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John Johnson
Hester Jane Middleton
Marriage: 18 July 1863
William John Johnson
Hester Jane Johnson
Louisa Lois Johnson
Helena Gurena Johnson
Ida May Johnson
Grant Swift Johnson

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18 July 1863


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World Events (8)

1854 · The Crimean War

Age 7

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

Age 20

Nebraska is the 37th state.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 23

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: habitational name from any of the places so called. In over thirty instances from many different areas, the name is from Old English midel ‘middle’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. However, Middleton on the Hill near Leominster in Herefordshire appears in Domesday Book as Miceltune, the first element clearly being Old English micel ‘large’, ‘great’. Middleton Baggot and Middleton Priors in Shropshire have early spellings that suggest gemȳðhyll (from gemȳð ‘confluence’ + hyll ‘hill’) + tūn as the origin.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Hester Johnson in household of John Johnson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Hester Newton, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Hester Newton in household of Carl G Newton, "United States Census, 1910"

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