Claude Washington Johns

Brief Life History of Claude Washington

When Claude Washington Johns was born on 3 September 1894, in Alabama, United States, his father, Alfred Loon Johns, was 23 and his mother, Sereptia Emeline Davis, was 24. He married Flossie Easter on 31 October 1917, in Hill, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in New Lexington, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States in 1910 and Justice Precinct 2, Hamilton, Texas, United States in 1930. He died on 25 July 1966, in Hillsboro, Hill, Texas, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Itasca Cemetery, Itasca, Hill, Texas, United States.

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Claude Washington Johns
Flossie Easter
Marriage: 31 October 1917
John Loon Johns

Sources (17)

  • Claude Johns, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Unknown, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965"
  • Claude W Johns, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

English and Welsh: variant of John with genitival or excrescent -s, or a variant of Jones . It is common in Cornwall and Devon, south Wales, the West Midlands and Lancashire. In North America, this surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, such as Albanian Gjonaj or any other Albanian patronymic from the personal name Gjon ‘John’ and its variants or derivatives; see also examples at Johnson .

German: patronymic from John or a shortened form of Johannes .

Americanized form of Swiss German Schantz .

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

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