Joanna Maria Johnson

2 February 1859–6 December 1949 (Age 90)
Malmö, Malmöhus, Sweden

The Life Summary of Joanna Maria

When Joanna Maria Johnson was born on 2 February 1859, in Malmö, Malmöhus, Sweden, her father, Jons Johansson, was 38 and her mother, Bothilda Hansson, was 35. She married Newton N. Craig on 29 October 1877, in Rawlins, Carbon, Wyoming, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1864 and lived in Eden Judicial Township, Alameda, California, United States in 1910 and Oakland, Alameda, California, United States for about 10 years. She died on 6 December 1949, in Los Gatos, Santa Clara, California, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Colma, San Mateo, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Newton N. Craig
Joanna Maria Johnson
Marriage: 29 October 1877
Edith Mary Craig
Mabel Elvira Craig
Edna Martha Craig
Arthur Newton Craig
Una Craig
Florence Craig
Newton Craig

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  • Marriage
    29 October 1877Rawlins, Carbon, Wyoming, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    Age 8
    Nebraska is the 37th state.
    Age 27
    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    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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    Sources (23)

    • Mary Johnson in entry for Una Craig, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Mary Johnson in household of James Johnson, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Mary Craig in household of Newton Craig, "United States Census, 1880"

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