Robert Bruce Johnston

1 May 1899–
Volney, Grayson, Virginia, United States

The Life of Robert Bruce

Robert Bruce Johnston was born on 1 May 1899, in Volney, Grayson, Virginia, United States. He married Olga Zellona Beaman on 10 February 1922, in McDowell, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Rural, Wise, Virginia, United States in 1935 and Grundy Magisterial District, Buchanan, Virginia, United States in 1940. He died in Princeton, Mercer, West Virginia, United States, and was buried in Princeton, Mercer, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Bruce Johnston
1899–
Olga Zellona Beaman
1906–1996
Marriage: 10 February 1922
Olgia Zellona Johnston
1923–
Imogene Ellen Johnston
1923–
Betty Joyce Johnston Hosmer
1929–2007
Robert Johnston
1929–
Lois June Johnston
1931–2014
Welch Beaman Johnston
1933–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
10 February 1922
McDowell, West Virginia, United States
children

(6)

    Olgia Zellona Johnston

    Female1923–Female

    Imogene Ellen Johnston

    Female1923–Female

    Betty Joyce Johnston Hosmer

    Female1929–2007Female

    Robert Johnston

    Male1929–Male

    Lois June Johnston

    Female1931–2014Female

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1901 · Maggie Lena Walker Opens Bank

Age 2

Maggie Lena Walker was the first African American and woman to open a bank. She opened the St. Luke Penny Savings Bank on August 20, 1901. She encouraged the young people to start saving their pennies in her bank and when they hit a hundred pennies they could start a bank account with the bank.
1931

Age 32

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

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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Sources (3)

  • Bruce Johnson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ellen Duncan in household of F D Johnson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Robert Bruce Johnston in entry for James Robert Sparks and Olgia Zellona Johnston, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

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