Merle Reynold Johnson

12 September 1930–25 September 2003 (Age 73)
Osceola, Polk, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Merle Reynold

When Merle Reynold Johnson was born on 12 September 1930, in Osceola, Polk, Nebraska, United States, his father, Theodore Paul Johnson, was 29 and his mother, Bernice Lucille Peterson, was 23. He married Darlene Phyllis Gustafson on 3 September 1949. He lived in Osceola Township, Polk, Nebraska, United States in 1940. He died on 25 September 2003, in Osceola, Polk, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Osceola, Polk, Nebraska, United States.

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Merle Reynold Johnson
Darlene Phyllis Gustafson
Marriage: 3 September 1949

Spouse and Children

3 September 1949

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 1

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1944 · Congress Passes the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Project

Age 14

The Flood Control Act of 1944 was passed and would later be called the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program. It was named after the authors of the program Lewis A. Pick and William Glenn Sloan. It began as two separate plans but they both had the idea for an irrigation system that would help with the flooding of the Missouri River.

Age 20

United States military forces play a leading role against North Korean and Chinese troops in Korean War.

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)

  • Merle Johnson in household of Theo Johnson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Merle R. Johnson, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Merle in entry for Waldean Theodore Johnson, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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