Erb Murray Johnson

20 March 1893–16 September 1980 (Age 87)
Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Erb Murray

When Erb Murray Johnson was born on 20 March 1893, in Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States, his father, Nels Johan Johannesson, was 36 and his mother, Agnes Murray, was 34. He married Florence Barber on 1 February 1916, in Tooele, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Election Precinct 1 Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States for about 40 years. He died on 16 September 1980, in Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Tooele City Cemetery, Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Erb Murray Johnson
1893–1980
Florence Barber
1895–1983
Marriage: 1 February 1916
Luana Johnson
1916–1978
William Don Johnson
1918–1919
Erb Dee Johnson
1919–1981
Velma Faye Johnson
1922–2005
Ross Nels Johnson
1924–2003
Roxie Beth Johnson
1927–2019
Barbara Florence Johnson
1929–1990
Jo Ann Johnson
1934–2018

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 February 1916Tooele, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 3
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
    1897
    Age 4
    World exposition held in Stockholm. First Swedish car built.
    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 23
    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

    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

    Story Highlight

    Parties of the Johnson Family

    The Andrew John Johnson family was fond of parties. The long kitchen of the family home would seat 24 people, and was often filled twice at the same party. A party was always held during the Christma …

    Sources (45)

    • Erb Murray Johnson, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Mr. Erb M Johnson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Erb Johnson in entry for Ross Niels Johnson, "Utah, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947"

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