Ada Genella Johnson

Brief Life History of Ada Genella

When Ada Genella Johnson was born on 17 June 1897, in DeKalb, Tennessee, United States, her father, Isaac Newton Johnson, was 23 and her mother, Mary Catherine Lawson, was 32. She had at least 1 son and 2 daughters with George Washington Hibdon. She lived in Civil District 5, DeKalb, Tennessee, United States for about 20 years and Smithville, DeKalb, Tennessee, United States for about 1 years. She died on 4 April 1985, at the age of 87.

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Family Time Line

George Washington Hibdon
1894–1951
Ada Genella Johnson
1897–1985
George Hibdon Jr
1916–1931
Virginia Lenora Hibdon
1918–2018
Wilma Rebecca Hibdon
1924–2010

Sources (7)

  • Ada N Hiboon, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ada Johnson, "Tennessee State Marriage Index, 1780-2002"
  • Ada Johnson in entry for George Hibdon, Jr., "Tennessee Death Records, 1914-1963"

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

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!

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

1920

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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