Rena Anna Johnson

12 December 1896–21 January 1983 (Age 86)
Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of Rena Anna

When Rena Anna Johnson was born on 12 December 1896, in Tennessee, United States, her father, Wilford Matthew Green Johnson, was 30 and her mother, Louvenia Chamlee, was 32. She had at least 2 daughters with General Forrest Odell Mcgee. She lived in Hardin, Tennessee, United States in 1935 and Civil District 6, Hardin, Tennessee, United States in 1940. She died on 21 January 1983, in Michie, McNairy, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 86.

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Family Time Line

General Forrest Odell Mcgee
1898–1944
Rena Anna Johnson
1896–1983
Child McGee
1919–1919
Mary Helen McGee
1921–2009

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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.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment
Age 23
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 The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

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.

Possible Related Names

Jantzen
John
Jeansonne
Jonson

Sources (3)

  • Rennie Mcgee in household of Forest Mcgee, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Renee Johnson in entry for Child Mcgee, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"

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