Serretta Melissa Johnson

27 September 1904–6 December 1990 (Age 86)
Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States

The Life Summary of Serretta Melissa

When Serretta Melissa Johnson was born on 27 September 1904, in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, her father, Ellis Hills Johnson, was 31 and her mother, Adeline Sirrine, was 26. She married LeRoy Barton Pyper on 7 April 1930, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 6 December 1990, in Apache Junction, Pinal, Arizona, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Mesa Cemetery, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

LeRoy Barton Pyper
1898–1969
Serretta Melissa Johnson
1904–1990
Marriage: 7 April 1930
Eleanor Mae Pyper
1932–2019
Leroy Barton Pyper Jr.
1933–1999
Patricia Ann Pyper
1936–2010
Robert Johnson Pyper
1937–2004
Harold Eugene Pyper
1941–2011

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 April 1930Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1906 · Saving Food Labels
    Age 2
    The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
    1908 · Vance Auditorium
    Age 4
    Vance Auditorium opened on February 14, 1908. The auditorium was built by John Thomas Vance. The auditorium was used for community gatherings such as dances and political speeches. Eleven years later, Vance sold the auditorium to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and renamed the building to the Mezona, a combination of the words Mesa and Arizona.
    1927
    Age 23
    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

    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

    Story Highlight

    My Life Story By Beulah Pomeroy Gibson

    Part 1: Childhood With my arrival at the home of Heber Chase Kimball Pomeroy and Cassandra Johnson Pomeroy, my parents, on the 29th of October, 1903, there was a note of disappointment as I was chil …

    Sources (21)

    • Serretta Johnson Pyper in household of Leroy Barton Pyper, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Serretta Mellisa Johnson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Serretta Johnson Pyper in household of Leroy Barton Pyper, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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