Walter Ray Johnson

4 October 1914–24 January 1932 (Age 17)
Canyon, Idaho, United States

The Life Summary of Walter Ray

When Walter Ray Johnson was born on 4 October 1914, in Canyon, Idaho, United States, his father, Charles W Johnson, was 28 and his mother, Grace June Christensen, was 23. He lived in Payette, Ada, Idaho, United States in 1920 and New Plymouth, Payette, Idaho, United States in 1930. He died on 24 January 1932, at the age of 17, and was buried in Payette, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles W Johnson
1886–1977
Grace June Christensen
1891–1971
Walter Ray Johnson
1914–1932
Virgil F Johnson
1921–2009
Lois Pearl Johnson
1932–2007

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
Age 2
Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1917
Age 3
U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1920
Age 6
The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

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.

Possible Related Names

Jantzen
John
Jeansonne
Jonson

Sources (7)

  • Walter Johnson in household of Charles Johnson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Walter R Johnson in household of Charles W Johnson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Walter Johnson in entry for Lois Pearl Or Smith Johnson, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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