Ralph N Johnson

30 May 1881–26 December 1955 (Age 74)
Burr Oak, Burr Oak Township, St. Joseph, Michigan Territory, United States

The Life of Ralph N

When Ralph N Johnson was born on 30 May 1881, in Burr Oak, Burr Oak Township, St. Joseph, Michigan Territory, United States, his father, Charles William Johnson, was 32 and his mother, Mary Lucelia Atchinson, was 29. He married Hattie M Teal on 23 December 1905, in St. Joseph, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Colon, St. Joseph, Michigan, United States in 1910 and Prairieville, Barry, Michigan, United States in 1920. He died on 26 December 1955, in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States, at the age of 74.

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Ralph N Johnson
Hattie M Teal
Marriage: 23 December 1905
Helen M. Johnson

Spouse and Children


    Hattie M Teal


23 December 1905
St. Joseph, Michigan, United States


    Helen M. Johnson


Parents and Siblings



    Frank C Johnson



    George Deforest Johnson


    Flora Ethelyn Johnson


World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1887 · The Bagley Memorial Fountain

Age 6

"The Bagley Memorial Fountain was erected in 1887 with funds from the estate of John Judson Bagley. Bagley's will ordered the construction of the drinking fountain which would provide the people of Detroit ""water cold and pure as the coldest mountain stream."" H.H. Richards was the architect for the Romanesque-style, pink granite, lionhead fountain. It is engraved with the words, ""TESTAMENTARY GIFT FOR THE PEOPLE FROM JOHN JUDSON BAGLEY A.D. MDCCCLXXXVII""."
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 20

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.

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)

  • Ralph Johnson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ralph Johnson in household of William C Johnson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ralph N Johnson in household of Wm Johnson, "United States Census, 1900"

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