Oscar Gustaf Johnson

15 June 1915–18 August 1998 (Age 83)
South Range, Douglas, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Oscar Gustaf

When Oscar Gustaf Johnson was born on 15 June 1915, in South Range, Douglas, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Oscar Walfred Johnson, was 23 and his mother, Mabel Mathilda Fogelberg, was 21. He married Ida Evelyn Fenton on 17 March 1944, in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Nichols Township, St. Louis, Minnesota, United States for about 10 years. He died on 18 August 1998, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Whittier, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Oscar Gustaf Johnson
Ida Evelyn Fenton
Marriage: 17 March 1944
Laura Ann Johnson

Spouse and Children

17 March 1944
Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States


    Laura Ann Johnson


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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1919 · Minimum Wage Laws Passed

Age 4

The first minimum wage law took effect in 1919 and specified women and children under 17 years of age should be paid 22 cents per hour.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 22

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: patronymic from the personal name John . As an American family name, Johnson has absorbed patronymics and many other derivatives of this name in continental European languages. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 .)

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Oscar Y Johnson in household of Oscar W Johnson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Oscar Johnson Jr. in household of Oscar W Johnson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Oscar Gustaf Johnson, "Minnesota, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947"

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