Merlyn Johnson

Female19 July 1935–3 October 2021

Brief Life History of Merlyn

When Merlyn Johnson was born on 19 July 1935, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, her father, James Packer Johnson, was 23 and her mother, Alta Harmon, was 21. She married Joel Edison Leetham on 21 February 1953, in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in United States in 1949 and Redwood City, San Mateo, California, United States in 1950. She died on 3 October 2021, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Holladay Memorial Park, Holladay, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joel Edison Leetham
1927–2018
Merlyn Johnson
1935–2021
Marriage: 21 February 1953
Suzanne Leetham
1958–2015

Sources (13)

  • Merlyn Johnson, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Merlyn Johnson - Church record: birth: 19 July 1935; Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
  • Merlyn Johnson Fox, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 February 1953Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)

    1937 · The Neutrality Act

    Age 2

    The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

    1945 · George Albert Smith becomes the Prophet

    Age 10

    After the death of Heber J. Grant, George Albert Smith became the 8th Prophet of this dispensation.

    1958 · The First U.S. Satellite in Space

    Age 23

    Explorer 1 was the first satellite of the United States to be launched and successfully orbit the Earth.

    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.

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