Bessie Gertrude Johnson

20 April 1894–18 April 1985 (Age 90)
Corvallis, Ravalli, Montana, United States

The Life of Bessie Gertrude

When Bessie Gertrude Johnson was born on 20 April 1894, in Corvallis, Ravalli, Montana, United States, her father, Naaman Johnson, was 58 and her mother, Emma Florence Cooper, was 41. She married Montague Wonnacott on 22 March 1914. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Butte, Silver Bow, Montana, United States in 1930. She died on 18 April 1985, in Missoula, Missoula, Montana, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Missoula, Montana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Montague Wonnacott
Bessie Gertrude Johnson
Marriage: 22 March 1914
James Montague Wonnacott

Spouse and Children

22 March 1914


Parents and Siblings

    Naaman Johnson


    Emma Florence Cooper




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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.
1902 · Montana Capital Building Completed

Age 8

Construction started on the Montana state capital in 1899. In 1902 the capital was completed.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 24

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: patronymic from the personal name John . As an American family name, Johnson has absorbed patronymics and many other derivatives of this name in continental European languages. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 .)

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bessie G Wonnacott in household of Monte Wonnacott, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bessie G Johnson in household of Norman Johnson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Bessie G Wonnacott in household of Montague Wonnacott, "United States Census, 1940"

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