Mary Ann Johnson

4 May 1851–26 January 1919 (Age 67)
Whipsnade, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Johnson was born on 4 May 1851, in Whipsnade, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Benjamin Johnson, was 37 and her mother, Charlotte Budd, was 39. She married Edward Brain on 4 May 1869. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake City Ward 4, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years. She died on 26 January 1919, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward Brain
1821–1890
Mary Ann Johnson
1851–1919
Marriage: 4 May 1869
Mabel Ruth Brain
1871–1953
Edward Benjamin Brain
1872–1875
Henry Brain
1874–1955
Ebenezer James Brain
1875–1953
Fred Brain
1878–1945
Albert George Brain
1881–1961
Alice Daisy Brain
1883–1971

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 May 1869
  • Children

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 3
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    1863
    Age 12
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 19
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    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

    Sources (36)

    • Mary A Johnson in entry for Henry Brain, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Polly Brain in household of William Willes, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Mary Ann Johnson in entry for Henry Brain and Emilia Kemp, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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