Othniel Johnson

20 August 1891–24 December 1971 (Age 80)
Orange Township, Fayette, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of Othniel

When Othniel Johnson was born on 20 August 1891, in Orange Township, Fayette, Indiana, United States, his father, Elias Riley Johnson, was 36 and his mother, Clara A Croddy, was 35. He married Edna Hannefey on 24 December 1918, in Brookville, Brookville Township, Franklin, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Orange, Orange Township, Fayette, Indiana, United States in 1930. He died on 24 December 1971, in Rush, Indiana, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Orange-North Cemetery, Orange Township, Fayette, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Othniel Johnson
1891–1971
Edna Hannefey
1899–1985
Marriage: 24 December 1918
Mary Evelyn Johnson
1923–
Janet C Johnson
1926–2016
Thomas Riley Johnson
1927–2011

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 December 1918Brookville, Brookville Township, Franklin, Indiana, United States
  • Children

    (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 5
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
    1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded
    Age 15
    The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
    1912 · The Girl Scouts
    Age 21
    Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

    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 (16)

    • Othniel Johnson in household of Elias R Johnson, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Otho Johnson, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019"
    • Otha Johnson, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

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