Robert Alexander Johnston

15 January 1925–23 October 1989 (Age 64)
London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Robert Alexander

When Robert Alexander Johnston was born on 15 January 1925, in London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada, his father, Alexander Herbert Johnston, was 33 and his mother, Margaret Annie West, was 26. He married Joyce Marjorie Bernice Thorne on 16 March 1946, in London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada. He died on 23 October 1989, in Oakville, Halton, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 64, and was buried in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

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Robert Alexander Johnston
1925–1989
Joyce Marjorie Bernice Thorne
1926–2004
Marriage: 16 March 1946

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
16 March 1946
London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada

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World Events (5)

1934 · Dionne Quintuplets Born

Age 9

Born on May 28, 1934, the Dionne quintuplets were the first set of quintuplets to survive infancy. The five girls were born two months prematuare and months later were taken from their parents by the Red Cross. In the 1940s they were returned to their family.
1943 · Conservative Party Wins Ontario Election

Age 18

George A. Drew was the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party. In 1943, they won the Ontario election.
1955 · General Motors Auto Workers Strike

Age 30

From 1955-1956, around 17,000 workers for General Motors went on strike. They wanted a pay raise, more secure working conditions, and a health plan half paid by General Motors. The strike lasted 148 days.

Name Meaning

Scottish:1. habitational name, deriving in most cases from the place so called in Annandale, in Dumfriesshire. This is derived from the genitive case of the personal name John + Middle English tone, toun ‘settlement’ (Old English tūn). There are other places in Scotland so called, including the city of Perth, which used to be known as St. John's Toun, and some of these may also be sources of the surname. 2. variant of Johnson ( see John ), with intrusive -t-.

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

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