Alta Marilla Johnson

11 December 1894–21 June 2000 (Age 105)
Circleville, Piute, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Alta Marilla

When Alta Marilla Johnson was born on 11 December 1894, in Circleville, Piute, Utah, United States, her father, Joseph Johnson, was 28 and her mother, Addie Lucetta Morrill, was 21. She married Joseph Vernon Erickson on 7 September 1916, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1930 and Bountiful Election Precinct, Davis, Utah, United States in 1940. She died on 21 June 2000, in Richfield, Sevier, Utah, United States, at the age of 105, and was buried in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Vernon Erickson
Alta Marilla Johnson
Marriage: 7 September 1916
Elaine Erickson
Maude Ilene Erickson
Virginia Erickson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 September 1916Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 2
    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.
    1896 · Utah Becomes a State
    Age 2
    After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition. This condition was that the new state rewrite their constitution to say that all forms of polygamy were banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
    1922 · Timpanogos Cave National Monument
    Age 28
    Timpanogos Cave National Monument is a United States National Monument protecting the Timpanogos Cave Historic District and a cave system on Mount Timpanogos. There are three caves in the cave system, one of which is specifically called Timpanogos Cave but the caves are only viewable on guided tours when the monument is open.

    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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    My Life Story -- Alta J. Howard

    LIFE STORY of ALTA J. HOWARD (Alta Marilla Johnson Erickson Howard) Chapter I “My Parents” My mother was Addie Lucetta Morrill, daughter of Horatio and Sarah Ann Sudweeks Morrill. She was …

    Sources (31)

    • Alta Erickson, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Alta M Johnson in entry for Ezra Thompson Clark and Maude Ilene Erickson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Alta J Howard in entry for Gordon Maxwell Howard, "Utah, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947"

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