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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Robert Bruce Johnston
Olga Zellona Beaman
Marriage: 10 February 1922
Olgia Zellona Johnston
Imogene Ellen Johnston
Betty Joyce Johnston Hosmer
Robert Johnston
Lois June Johnston
Welch Beaman Johnston

Spouse and Children

10 February 1922
McDowell, West Virginia, United States


    Olgia Zellona Johnston


    Imogene Ellen Johnston


    Betty Joyce Johnston Hosmer


    Robert Johnston


    Lois June Johnston


+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.

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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