Helen Berneice Johnson

23 June 1918–25 August 2009 (Age 91)
Michigan, United States

The Life of Helen Berneice

When Helen Berneice Johnson was born on 23 June 1918, her father, Charles Ray Johnson, was 22 and her mother, Mary Etta Smith, was 23. She married Charles Edward Martin in 1938, in Missouri, United States. She lived in Clinton, Henry, Missouri, United States in 1930. She died on 25 August 2009, in Michigan, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton Township, Henry, Missouri, United States.

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Charles Edward Martin
Helen Berneice Johnson
Marriage: 1938

Spouse and Children

Missouri, United States

Parents and Siblings




    Dorothy Jane Johnson


    Mary H Johnson


    Evaline M Johnson


World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1931 · The Bagnell Dam and Lake of the Ozarks

Age 13

The Bagnell Dam on the Osage River was completed in 1931. The dam was built to generate hydroelectric power to the Osage Power Plant. The building of the dam created Lake of the Ozarks, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, and over 1,000 miles of shoreline.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 24

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

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 (2)

  • Bennyes Martin in household of Ray Johnson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Bernice H Johnson in household of Ray Johnson, "United States Census, 1930"

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