Mary Marie Johnson

23 October 1925–20 May 2000 (Age 74)
La Grande, Union, Oregon, United States

The Life of Mary Marie

When Mary Marie Johnson was born on 23 October 1925, in La Grande, Union, Oregon, United States, her father, Oscar Johnson, was 28 and her mother, Clea Stark, was 20. She married Henry John Halverson on 4 July 1945, in Taunton, Burlington, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 20 May 2000, in Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States, at the age of 74.

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Henry John Halverson
Mary Marie Johnson
Marriage: 4 July 1945
Henry John Halvorson III

Spouse and Children

4 July 1945
Taunton, Burlington, New Jersey, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 15

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 20

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: patronymic from the personal name John . As an American family name, Johnson has absorbed patronymics and many other derivatives of this name in continental European languages. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 .)

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary M Johnson in household of Oscar Johnson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary M Halvorson in entry for Mrs Clea Stark Johnson Or Shorty Wiles, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Mary M Halvorson, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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