Retta Mae Johnson

Kentucky, United States

The Life of Retta Mae

When Retta Mae Johnson was born in 1901, in Kentucky, United States, her father, John William Johnson, was 46 and her mother, Lucinda Slone, was 44. She married Clayton Breckenridge Cornett on 23 December 1918, in Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Magisterial District 2 St. Helens, Lee, Kentucky, United States in 1910.

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Clayton Breckenridge Cornett
Retta Mae Johnson
Marriage: 23 December 1918
Priscilla Cornett
Herschel Cornett
Beulah M Cornett
Harold Dean Cornett

Spouse and Children

23 December 1918
Kentucky, United States


    Priscilla Cornett


    Herschel Cornett


    Beulah M Cornett



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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 0

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1904 · The Black Patch War

Age 3

From 1904-1909, the Black Patch War took place. This was a war between about 30 counties in southwestern Kentucky and northwestern Tennessee. The war was mostly over the Dark Fired Tobacco that was produced in the area during this time.

Age 31

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

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)

  • Rhetta M Johnson in household of John W Johnson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Retta Johnson Cornett in entry for Harold Cornett and Mary Lou Groston, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Rhetta May Johnson in entry for Clayton B Cornett, "Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979"

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