Gustavus W Johnson

22 December 1848–11 February 1929 (Age 80)
Ramlösa, Skåne, Sweden

The Life Summary of Gustavus W

When Gustavus W Johnson was born on 22 December 1848, in Ramlösa, Skåne, Sweden, his father, Anders or Andrew Johnson, was 26 and his mother, Bengta Nilsson, was 23. He married Dora Elmira Day on 28 November 1870, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1880 and Fairview, Sanpete, Utah, United States for about 20 years. He died on 11 February 1929, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Fairview Upper Cemetery, Fairview, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Gustavus W Johnson
Dora Elmira Day
Marriage: 28 November 1870
Imogene Lolata Johnson
Gustavus Abraham Johnson
Bengta Charlotte Johnson
Dora Elmira Johnson
Andrew Arthur Johnson
Georgia Ellis Johnson
Laura Gertrude Johnson
Beatrice Josephine Johnson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 November 1870Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    Anti-Jewish riots broke out in Stockholm.
    Age 15
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 22
    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.

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    Sources (24)

    • Gurtaus Petersen in household of Andrew Petersen, "United States Census, 1870"
    • John G. Johnson in entry for Laura Gertrude Lasson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Gustav Johnson in household of Andrew Johnson, "United States Census, 1860"

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