Seth Jedediah Johnson Jr.

16 October 1882–28 October 1922 (Age 40)
Gila Bend, Maricopa, Arizona, United States

The Life Summary of Seth Jedediah

When Seth Jedediah Johnson Jr. was born on 16 October 1882, in Gila Bend, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, his father, Seth Jedediah Johnson, was 24 and his mother, Polly Elizabeth Richmond, was 22. He married Mary Evans Van Dam on 23 November 1904, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Gridley, Butte, California, United States in 1910 and Susanville, Lassen, California, United States in 1920. He died on 28 October 1922, in Modesto, Stanislaus, California, United States, at the age of 40, and was buried in Modesto Citizens Cemetery, Modesto, Stanislaus, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Seth Jedediah Johnson Jr.
Mary Evans Van Dam
Marriage: 23 November 1904
Seth Herbert Johnson
Dorthella May Johnson
Norma Johnson
Mildred Johnson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 November 1904Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
    Age 10
    Coolgardie gold-field is discovered.
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 14
    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.

    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 (23)

    • Seth J Johnson in entry for Mildred Johnson, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Seth J Johnson, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Seth J Johnson, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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