Omar Stanley "Homer" Johnson

Male1 April 1896–25 July 1986

Brief Life History of Omar Stanley "Homer"

When Omar Stanley "Homer" Johnson was born on 1 April 1896, in Taney, Missouri, United States, his father, Sherman Johnson, was 34 and his mother, Lydia Hester Stanley, was 34. He married Laura Swearengin on 15 May 1921, in Taney, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Beaver Township, Taney, Missouri, United States in 1910. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 25 July 1986, in Taney, Missouri, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Mountain Home, Baxter, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Omar Stanley "Homer" Johnson
1896–1986
Laura Swearengin
1904–1969
Marriage: 15 May 1921
Omar Stanley Johnson
1923–1951

Sources (8)

  • Homer Johnson in household of Sherman Johnson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Homer Johnson, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • Homer Johnson, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 May 1921Taney, Missouri, United States
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)

    1898 · War with the Spanish

    Age 2

    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.

    1900 · Gold for Cash!

    Age 4

    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

    1920

    Age 24

    The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

    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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