Johnnie Ray Washburn

1925–30 December 2013 (Age 89)
Alabama, United States

The Life of Johnnie Ray

When Johnnie Ray Washburn was born in 1925, in Alabama, United States, his father, James Spencer Washburn, was 38 and his mother, Sarah Maudella Price, was 35. He married Mildred Nell Lang on 24 April 1945, in Morgan, Alabama, United States. He lived in Election Precinct 13 Flint, Morgan, Alabama, United States for about 10 years. He died on 30 December 2013, in Decatur, Morgan, Alabama, United States, at the age of 88.

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Johnnie Ray Washburn
Mildred Nell Lang
Marriage: 24 April 1945

Spouse and Children

24 April 1945
Morgan, Alabama, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Mary Lou Washburn



    Eunice Ozell Washburn


    Mattie B Washburn


World Events (8)


Age 2

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1941 · The Tuskegee Airmen

Age 16

The first African-American military aviators in the U.S. Army Air Corps were known as the Tuskegee Airmen, after the Tuskegee Army Air Field where they trained. The group flew over 15,000 individual sorties during World War II which earned them over 150 Distinguished Flying Crosses.  
1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 23

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

Name Meaning

Northern English: topographic name for someone living on the banks of the Washburn river in West Yorkshire, so named from the Old English personal name Walc + Old English burna ‘stream’. The river name is first recorded as Walke(s)burna in the early 12th century.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • John R Washburn in household of Jones S Washburn, "United States Census, 1940"
  • James R Washburn in household of James P Washburn, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mr Johnnie Ray Washburn, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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