William Leman Johnson

27 January 1857–5 March 1923 (Age 66)
Otto, Webster, Nebraska, United States

The Life Summary of William Leman

When William Leman Johnson was born on 27 January 1857, in Otto, Webster, Nebraska, United States, his father, Jarvis Johnson Sr., was 27 and his mother, Hester Ann Jackson, was 22. He married Katie Matilda Ellen Wickham on 27 July 1887, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Avon, Cache, Utah, United States in 1900 and Poplar, Bonneville, Idaho, United States in 1910. He died on 5 March 1923, in Rigby, Jefferson, Idaho, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Rigby Pioneer Cemetery, Rigby, Jefferson, Idaho, United States.

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William Leman Johnson
Katie Matilda Ellen Wickham
Marriage: 27 July 1887
William Leroy Johnson
Warren Edward Johnson
Sarah Maud Johnson
Sylvanes Johnson
Hester Ann Johnson
Lola May Johnson
Leona Minnie Johnson
Walter Leslie Johnson
John Wickham Johnson
Ethel Johnson
Lester Richard Johnson

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  • Marriage
    27 July 1887Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1859 · Logan is Founded
    Age 2
    "\""During the end of April, David Reese and his company settled the land north of the Logan River. That area was the second permanent settlement in Cache Valley and the future location of Logan. The city's boundary was drawn by Logan's first bishop, Jesse W. Fox, a government engineer. The name \""\""Logan\""\"" comes from a trapper that used to frequent the area before the pioneers came to the valley.\"""
    Age 6
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 18
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    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 (43)

    • Wm Johnson, "United States Census, 1920"
    • William Levan Johnson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • William I. Or L. Johnson in entry for Lola May Pulsipher, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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