Harriett Rhoda Johnson

24 December 1841–5 July 1918 (Age 76)
Chalford, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Harriett Rhoda

When Harriett Rhoda Johnson was born on 24 December 1841, in Chalford, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, George Philip Johnson, was 28 and her mother, Mary Gardiner, was 63. She married Elijah Thomas on 7 March 1857, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860. She died on 5 July 1918, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elijah Thomas
1815–1906
Harriett Rhoda Johnson
1841–1918
Marriage: 7 March 1857
Mary Ester Thomas
1858–1937
William Henry Thomas
1861–1909
Jane Thomas
1863–1943
Daniel Thomas
1865–1867
Sarah Ellenore Thomas
1869–1871
James Monroe Thomas
1872–1953

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 March 1857Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (1)

    World Events (8)

    1843
    Age 2
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1861 · St. George Founded
    Age 20
    On December 6,1861, St. George Utah was founded. How it got its name remains a mystery. Some claim it was supposedly named after George A. Smith who was an Apostle for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the time. Those that went down were told to start cotton fields as it might be important with the American Civil War going on.
    1876 · St. George Tabernacle
    Age 35
    In 1876, the St. George Tabernacle was built. It was originally used for hosting church services and court hearings. Now it is used mainly for public events.

    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 (12)

    • Rhoda Bigelow (11 yr old) in household of Asa Bigelow, Great Salt Lake county, Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory "United States Census, 1850"
    • Harriet in entry for Monroe Thomas and Marion Miller, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Harriet Johnson in entry for Mary Esther Mccullough, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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