Albin Russel Johnson

Brief Life History of Albin Russel

When Albin Russel Johnson was born in October 1892, in Michigan, United States, his father, Peter Erik Johnson, was 42 and his mother, Johanna Charlotta Carlsdotter, was 36. He had at least 2 sons and 2 daughters with Frances Mary Burke. He lived in Bates Township, Iron, Michigan, United States in 1930 and Mapleton, Iron, Michigan, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1918. He died on 30 March 1952, in Iron River, Iron, Michigan, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Iron River, Iron, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Albin Russel Johnson
1892–1952
Frances Mary Burke
1898–
Pvt. William Johnson
1922–1945
Lorraine F Guzowski
1924–2002
James Johnson
1926–2018
Cleo Contardi
1929–1992

Sources (9)

  • Albin R Johnson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Albin Russel Johnson, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"
  • Albin Russel Johnson, "Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952"

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1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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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.

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