Mary Elizabeth Johnson

Brief Life History of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Johnson was born on 23 August 1914, in Merit, Hunt, Texas, United States, her father, Walter Roy Johnson, was 27 and her mother, Dora Brunett Lawrence, was 22. She married Chapman Truett Kimzey on 10 November 1934, in Collin, Collin, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Justice Precinct 2, Collin, Texas, United States in 1940 and Collin, Collin, Texas, United States in 1950. She died on 20 November 1996, in Farmersville, Collin, Texas, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Farmersville Ioof Cemetery, Farmersville, Collin, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Chapman Truett Kimzey
1911–1987
Mary Elizabeth Johnson
1914–1996
Marriage: 10 November 1934
Mary Margaret Kimzey
1942–2023
Jimmie Kimzey
1946–1946

Sources (16)

  • Mary Kimzey, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Mary Johnson, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965"
  • Mary Kimzey, "Texas Death Index, 1903-2000"

World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.

1937 · The Neutrality Act

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 Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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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