Willard Johnson

8 July 1871–21 July 1947 (Age 76)
Logan, Cache, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Willard

When Willard Johnson was born on 8 July 1871, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, his father, John James Johnson, was 30 and his mother, Eva Kirstine Rasmusdatter Larsen, was 25. He married Sarah Amelia Tempest on 4 September 1894, in Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Rexburg, Madison, Idaho, United States in 1930. He died on 21 July 1947, in Marion, Oregon, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Salem, Marion, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Willard Johnson
1871–1947
Sarah Amelia Tempest
1873–1968
Marriage: 4 September 1894
Ruby Amelia Johnson
1897–1975
Lorin Willard Johnson
1901–1964
Ralph Tempest Johnson
1905–1999

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 September 1894Cache, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 1
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
    1877 · Logan's First Stake is Formed
    Age 6
    Eighteen years after the first ward was established and the population of the valley increased exponentially, the first Stake was established.
    1891 · The Logan Tabernacle is Dedicated
    Age 20
    The Logan Tabernacle was dedicated by Wilford Woodruff in 1891 and has been a center piece of Logan since then. In the late 1980's, the Tabernacle underwent a restoration project that restored all the original pioneer designs. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 20, 1975.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Jantzen
    John
    Jeansonne
    Jonson

    Sources (22)

    • Willard Johnson, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Willard Johnson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Lorin Willard Johnson in entry for Lorin Willard Johnson, "Idaho, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

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