James Johnson Jr

November 1895–1985 (Age 89)
Caldwell, Louisiana, United States

The Life of James

When James Johnson Jr was born in November 1895, in Caldwell, Louisiana, United States, his father, James Johnson, was 19 and his mother, Elnora Howard, was 23. He died in 1985, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, at the age of 90.

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Family Time Line

James Johnson
1876–
Elnora Howard
1872–1960
Lillie Johnson
1892–1978
Rosa Lee Johnson
1893–1960
James Johnson Jr
1895–1985
Carrie Johnson
1900–1978

Parents and Siblings

    James Johnson

    Male1876–Male

    Female1872–1960Female

siblings

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World Events (3)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1897 · Beginnings of Kmart

Age 2

Detroit was the home of the second dime and nickel stores that S. S. Kresge owned. After two years with John McCrory, his partner, he traded his share in the Memphis store, plus $3,000, for full ownership of the Detroit store and formed the Kresge & Wilson Company with his brother-in-law, Charles J. Wilson. In 1962, the S. S. Kresge Company would rebrand and change their name to Kmart.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 3

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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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