Johnson, Samuel Francis (1833-1920)

 

Vancouver Daily World, January 4, 1899, page 8, columns 6-7.

 

Samuel Francis Johnson was a hardware dealer. He lived at 952 Denman Street in 1902.

 

Family Background

Samuel Francis Johnson (often called “S.F. Johnson”) was born in Suffolk, England on March 4, 1833. His parents were William F. Johnson (1804-1857) and Maria Bond (born 1805).

William F. Johnson and Maria Bond were married in Suffolk on May 14, 1832. They had two sons: Samuel Francis Johnson, and William F. Johnson, Junior, who was born on January 14, 1834.

It appears that Maria died between 1834 and 1841.

By 1841, the Johnson family was in Canada.

On March 11, 1841, William married Sarah Mary Willett. Sarah was born in Dorking, Surrey, England on February 9, 1820. Her parents were Richard Willett (1781–1867) and Martha Skilton (1785–1844).

In 1851, William and Sarah were living in Woolwich, Waterloo County, Canada West (which later became the province of Ontario).

 

“Canada Census, 1851,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWTV-255 : 3 August 2016), William F Johnson, Woolwich, Waterloo County, Canada West (Ontario), Canada; citing p. 103, line 34; Library and Archives Canada film number C_11754, Public Archives, Ontario; image: http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e095/e002371277.jpg.

 

William died on October 25, 1857. He was buried in St James’s Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery in Elmira, Ontario.

Sarah died on June 18, 1887 in Seaforth, Ontario.

 

Samuel: To Oakville

At the time of the 1861 Canada census, Samuel and his half-brother, George, were living in Oakville, Ontario. Samuel was working as a tinsmith.

 

“Ontario Census, 1861,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQW9-M6C : 5 September 2017), Saml Johnson, Oakville, Halton, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 27, line 34; Library and Archives Canada film number C-1031, Public Archives, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,435,852; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1861/jpg/4391935_00398.jpg.

 

Marriage to Margaret Wilson

On July 10, 1866, in Oakville, Samuel married Margaret Ann Wilson.

Margaret was born in Oakville in 1844. Her parents were Robert Wilson (1806-1888) and Louisa Miles (1815-1882).

 

“Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2YM-4VFW : 17 March 2018), Samuel Johnson and Margaret A Wilson, 10 Jul 1866; citing Halton, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,030,057.

 

Margaret’s father, Robert Wilson, was a ship captain who helped black slaves to escape from the United States. As well, the Wilson house (still standing at 279 Lawson Street in Oakville), was known as the “Mariners’ Home” because the Wilsons often offered shelter to needy sailors.

 

Mariners’ Home; 279 Lawson Street, built in 1862 by Captain Robert Wilson; https://www.oakvillehistory.org/trafalgar-allan-corridor.html.

 

279 Lawson Street, Oakville, Ontario; Google Streets; searched November 21, 2019; image dated May 2016.

 

In 1871, Samuel and Margaret were living in Seaforth, Ontario. Samuel was a merchant. Samuel’s half-brothers, David and Edwin, were living in the same household.

 

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M478-HNT : 24 October 2018), Samuel Johnson, Seaforth, Huron East, Huron, Ontario, Canada; citing 1871; citing National Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1871/jpg/4396679_00417.jpg.

 

To Winnipeg

By June 1880, the Johnsons had moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba. Samuel established a partnership with the Hamilton, Ontario firm of Wood and Leggat. The partnership operated a retail and wholesale hardware business in Winnipeg.

 

Manitoba Free Press (Winnipeg, Manitoba), March 22, 1881, page 4, columns 4-5.

 

At the time of the 1881 Canada census, Samuel and Margaret were in Winnipeg, along with their two sons, Duncan and Norman. Samuel’s half-brother, Edwin, and Edwin’s wife, Ettie, were also living there.

 

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVDB-F29 : 20 May 2019), S. F. Johnson, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; from “1881 Canadian Census.” Database with images. Ancestry. (www.ancestry.com : 2008); citing S. F. Johnson, citing Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e329/e008209584.jpg.

 

Henderson’s directory of the City of Winnipeg and incorporated towns of Manitoba, 1882, page 141; http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/bibliography/921.1.3/137.html.

 

Winnipeg, Manitoba and her industries; Chicago; Winnipeg; Steen & Boyce, 1882, page 35; https://archive.org/details/cihm_30637/page/n91.

 

 

From Winnipeg to Brandon

In 1885, Samuel retired from the partnership in Winnipeg.

 

Manitoba Free Press (Winnipeg, Manitoba), March 26, 1885, page 4, column 1.

 

Manitoba Free Press (Winnipeg, Manitoba), March 26, 1885, page 4, column 7.

 

Samuel started a hardware business in what was then the new city of Brandon, Manitoba. The store was on the southeast corner of Ninth Street and Rosser Avenue, and it remained in operation until 1959.

 

800 Block Rosser Avenue Showing Johnson & Co. Hardware store and the Nation & Shewan Block ca. 1900. (Source: Lawrence Stuckey collection (1-2002.3.1C12), S.J. McKee Archives, Brandon University) (3/29); http://heritagebrandon.ca/photos/street-scenes.

 

In April 1888, Samuel went to Toronto, probably on his way to Oakville, where Margaret Johnson was very ill.

 

Manitoba Free Press (Winnipeg, Manitoba), April 7, 1888, page 4, column 2.

 

Margaret died in Oakville on April 10, 1888.

 

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNWN-X48 : 23 October 2018), Margaret Ann Johnson, 1888.

 

Manitoba Free Press (Winnipeg, Manitoba), April 12, 1888, page 4, column 1.

 

 

Marriage to Mary Claffy

On April 30, 1890 in Barrie, Ontario, Samuel married Mary Elizabeth (“Lizzie”) Claffy.

 

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMV2-WZL : 11 March 2018), Samuel F Johnson and Mary Lizzie Claffy, 30 Apr 1890; citing registration , Barrie, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,870,308.

 

Mary was born on April 30, 1860 in Newmarket, Ontario. Her parents were Thomas Claffy and Elizabeth Davison.

 

Ancestry.com. Ontario, Canada, Roman Catholic Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1760-1923 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2017. Archdiocese of Toronto (Ontario); Toronto, Ontario. Name: Mary Elisabeth Claffy; Baptism Age: 0; Event Type: Baptism; Birth Date: 30 Apr 1860; Baptism Date: 20 May 1860; Baptism Place: Newmarket, Ontario, Canada; Father: Thomas Claffy; Mother: Elisabeth Davison.

 

Thomas Claffy was a tailor. It appears that he died of consumption in 1860.

 

“Ontario Census, 1861,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQ7Y-4N1 : 5 September 2017), Elizabeth C Claffy, Whitchurch, York, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 19, line 23; Library and Archives Canada film number C-1089-1090, Public Archives, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,435,949; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1861/jpg/4391575_00580.jpg.

 

One source says that Elizabeth C. Davidson was a daughter of John and Ann Davison. Elizabeth drowned in Sandy (perhaps Sandy Creek?), New York, on September 2, 1864. She was buried in Newmarket, Ontario.

 

Sale of Business in Brandon

In 1892, Samuel was preparing to move to California. He sold the Brandon hardware business to his half-brother, Edwin Henry Johnson.

 

Manitoba Free Press (Winnipeg, Manitoba), April 21, 1892, page 5, column 4.

 

Edwin lived in Brandon until he died in 1923.

 

Winnipeg Tribune (Winnipeg, Manitoba), March 12, 1923, page 3, column 6.

 

To San Diego

By 1893, Samuel was working at Fred N. Hamilton’s hardware store in San Diego, California.

 

San Diego City Directory, 1893-1894, page 103; https://archive.org/details/directoryofsandi9300john/page/103.

 

 

San Diego City Directory, 1893-1894, page 90; https://archive.org/details/directoryofsandi9300john/page/90.

 

 

The Record-Union (Sacramento, California), April 24, 1894, page 4, column 3.

 

The Referee & Cycle Trade Journal, volume 13, number 2, May 11, 1894, [page 23], column2; https://archive.org/details/refereecycletra131894chic/page/n86.

 

Samuel’s wife, Mary, died in San Diego on July 21, 1895.

 

Ancestry.com. California, County Birth, Marriage, and Death Records, 1849-1980 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2017. California Department of Public Health, courtesy of http://www.vitalsearch-worldwide.com. Name: Mary L C Johnson; Gender: Female; Race: White; Death Age: 35; Event Type: Death; Birth Date: abt 1860; Birth Place: Canadian; Death Date: 21 Jul 1895; Death Place: San Diego, California, USA.

 

San Diego Union and Daily Bee, Volume XL, Number 9714, 22 July 1895, page 5, column 1; https://cdnc.ucr.edu/?a=d&d=SDDU18950722.2.36&e=——-en–20–1–txt-txIN——–1.

 

Samuel was still with the Hamilton Hardware Company in 1896 and 1897.

 

San Diego Union and Daily Bee, 10 January 1896, page 4, column 3; https://cdnc.ucr.edu/?a=d&d=SDDU18960110.2.28.2&e=——-en–20–1–txt-txIN——–1.

 

Directory of San Diego City and County – 1897, by The Olmstead Company, page 139; https://archive.org/details/sandiegocityco9700unkn/page/139.

 

 

To Vancouver

In early April 1898, Samuel sailed from San Diego to San Francisco.

 

San Diego Union and Daily Bee, April 1, 1898, page 6, column 4; https://cdnc.ucr.edu/?a=d&d=SDDU18980401.2.45&e=——-en–20–1–txt-txIN——–1 [first initial for G. Hartzell in line 12 is suggested only].

 

Later in April 1898, Samuel and one of his sons (probably Norman, his younger son) arrived in Vancouver.

 

Vancouver Daily World, April 21, 1898, page 5, column 3.

 

 

Residences in Vancouver

From 1899 to 1906, Samuel lived at the following addresses in Vancouver.

 

1899-1900 978 Broughton Street
1901 819 Nicola Street
1902 952 Denman Street
1903 Badminton Hotel (603 Howe Street) (S.F. Johnston and Norman Johnston)
1904 to 1905 Not listed under Vancouver names
1906 1906 Powell Street
1907 to 1908 Not listed under Vancouver names

 

Samuel and his son, Norman, first appeared in the 1899-1900 Vancouver directory: the names directory said they were at 9 Broughton Street. However, their actual address was 978 Broughton Street, which was not far from the residence of Samuel’s business partner, John McPhail, at 992 Broughton Street.

 

Vancouver City Directory, 1899-1900, page 185.

 

Vancouver City Directory, 1899-1900, page 185.

 

Vancouver City Directory, 1899-1900, page 8 [Broughton Street].

 

The 1901 Vancouver street directory listed Samuel at 819 Nicola Street.

 

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1901, page 590 [Nicola Street].

 

According to the 1901 Canada census, Samuel’s children, Norman, Frances and Norah, were also living in the Nicola Street house. (The census recorded Samuel’s name as “Frances S. Johnson.”)

 

1901 Canada Census; District: BC Burrard (#1); Subdistrict: Vancouver (City/Cité) D-3; Page 14; Schedule 1, Microfilm T-6428; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=59769&highlight=8&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Frances+S.+Johnson; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1901/z/z001/jpg/z000010211.jpg.

 

Johnson and McPhail: Hardware Business in Vancouver

In 1898, Samuel opened a hardware store in Vancouver, in partnership with John Randolph McPhail (1856-1932).

 

Vancouver Province, December 13, 1898, page 7, columns 3-4.

 

Johnson and McPhail occupied the former space of J. A. Skinner and Company, who were distributors of crockery, china and glassware. (Frederick Buscombe (1862-1938) was associated with J.A. Skinner before he took over the business on his own. Further information appears on the page for Frederick Buscombe: https://westendvancouver.wordpress.com/biographies-a-m/biographies-b/buscombe-frederick-1862-1938/.)

The arrow in the photograph below shows the J. A. Skinner store at 514 West Hastings Street in 1892.

J.A. Skinner and Company, 514 West Hastings Street, detail from Looking east along Hastings Street from Richards Street, 1892, Vancouver City Archives, Van Sc P38.3; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/looking-east-along-hastings-street-from-richards-street.

 

Vancouver Province, December 13, 1898, page 7, column 2.

 

Vancouver Daily World, December 22, 1898, page 8, columns 6-7.

 

Johnson and McPhail continued until June 1901, when Samuel and John McPhail dissolved their partnership. The McPhail family carried on the business as McPhail and Company.

 

Vancouver Daily World, June 21, 1901, page 5, column 1.

 

Despite the dissolution of the partnership in 1901, the 1902 Vancouver directory still showed Johnson and McPhail as an ongoing entity.

 

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1902, page 706.

 

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1902, page 706.

 

In 1905, McPhail and Company sold their hardware business to Logan Edward Pickard McAdam, who was from Dunedin, New Zealand.

 

Vancouver Daily World, July 12, 1905, page 12, column 3.

 

John McPhail died in Vancouver in 1932.

 

Vancouver Sun, December 8, 1932, page 12, column 4.

 

Vancouver Sun, December 9, 1932, page 20, column 1 [edited image].

 

After the McPhails sold out, the business name became McAdam Hardware Company.

Samuel’s half-brother, James Lorenzo Johnson, arrived from Edmonton to manage the business. James had been a hardware dealer in several western Canadian locations, including Brandon, Prince Albert, Calgary and Edmonton.

 

Vancouver Province, September 5, 1905, page 3, columns 5-6.

 

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1906, page 409.

 

James remained in Vancouver only a short time before ill health forced him to retire.

By 1907, Fraser Hardware Company had taken over the store.

 

Vancouver Daily World, August 31, 1907, page 2, columns 4-5.

 

James Johnson and his family moved back to Edmonton. James died in Edmonton in October 1909.

 

Edmonton Journal, October 27, 1909, page 10, column 1.

 

James’s wife, Catherine, died in Edmonton in 1941.

 

Edmonton Journal, March 5, 1941, page 16, column 3.

 

 

Samuel in Vancouver: After Leaving the Hardware Business

After Samuel withdrew from the hardware business, he remained in Vancouver for some time.

In 1902, he was living on Denman Street, probably at 952 Denman.

 

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1902, page 685.

 

In 1902, the contents of Samuel’s house on Denman Street were for sale by auction.

 

Vancouver Province, August 23, 1902, page 12, column 2.

 

In 1903, Samuel and his son, Norman, were boarding at the Badminton Hotel, at the corner of Howe Street and Dunsmuir Street.

 

Hotel Badminton, Vancouver (postcard); https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/97108935704881354/.

 

Samuel did not appear in the Vancouver directories in 1904 and 1905.

By 1906, “Johnson & Company” was operating a grocery business at 1906 Powell Street.

 

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1906, page 408.

 

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1906, page 407.

 

In early February 1906, Samuel went to California to deal with the death of his son, Duncan.

 

Vancouver Province, February 3, 1906, page 4, column 3.

 

A few days later, a young man named “Norman Johnston” was found lying on a downtown Vancouver street. He had a serious case of tuberculosis.

Although it is not certain, it appears that this was Samuel’s son, Norman. (The newspaper reports said that Norman was associated with a hardware business “on Hastings Street, near Seymour.” The Johnson & McPhail hardware business was at 514 Hastings Street, between Richards Street and Seymour Street.)

 

Vancouver Daily World, February 13, 1906, page 6, column 2.

 

Norman Johnson died on March 8, 1906.

 

Vancouver Daily World, March 9, 1906, page 9, column 4.

 

The funeral arrangements had to wait until Norman’s father returned from California.

 

Vancouver Province, March 9, 1906, page 8, column 2.

 

The funeral was on March 10. Norman was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

 

Vancouver Province, March 10, 1906, page 16, column 3.

 

 

Business in San Francisco

By 1908, Samuel was operating a saloon in the Glen Park area of San Francisco. It was at the northwest corner of Diamond Street and Chenery Street.

 

San Francisco Crocker-Langley Directory, 1908, page 960; https://archive.org/details/crockerlangleysa1908sanfrich/page/960.

 

In 1908, a fire and an explosion destroyed a grocery store next door to the saloon. The building that housed the saloon also suffered extensive damage.

 

San Francisco Examiner, June 30, 1908, page 1, columns 5-6 [selected portions of illustration] [Note: the street on the upper left should probably be Chenery Street, not Glen Avenue].

 

Four people died at the scene, and several people were injured. Some reports said that an oil tank in the grocery store might have caused the explosion. Others suggested that dynamite was the cause.

This was the building on the corner of Chenery Street and Diamond Street. (Note the telegraph pole on the right side of the photograph.)

 

Oakland Tribune (Oakland, California), June 29, 1908, page 3, columns 1-3.

 

This was the house next door.

 

San Francisco Examiner, June 30, 1908, page 1, columns 5-6.

 

 

Evening Mail (Stockton, California), June 29, 1908, page 1, column 1.

 

A coroner’s jury concluded that the cause was of “unknown origin.”

 

San Francisco Call, July 3, 1908, page 10, column 3.

 

This is a recent view of the corner of Chenery Street and Diamond Street.

 

Tyger’s Coffee Shop; 2798 Diamond Street, San Francisco, California; Google Streets; searched November 21, 2019; image dated August 2014.

 

 

Later Life

By 1911, Samuel was part of the San Francisco real estate firm of Johnson and Chamberlain.

 

Crocker-Langley San Francisco directory, 1911, page 887; https://archive.org/details/crockerlangleysa1911sanfrich/page/887.

 

He was living at 4006 18th Street.

 

Crocker-Langley San Francisco directory, 1911, page 886; https://archive.org/details/crockerlangleysa1911sanfrich/page/886.

 

4006 18th Street and 4008 18th Street, San Francisco; Google Streets, searched November 22, 2019; image dated May 2019.

 

By the time of the 1920 United States census, Samuel was at 515 East 14th Street in Oakland, California, along with his daughter, Nora.

Samuel died in Alameda, California on June 5, 1920.

 

Oakland Tribune (Oakland, California), June 6, 1920, page 59.

 

 

Children

Samuel Johnson and Margaret Wilson had two sons: Duncan and Norman.

 

Duncan Chisholm Johnson

 

Duncan C. Johnson, from The Johnson Family of Seaforth, Ontario

 

Samuel Johnson’s older son was Duncan Chisholm Johnson.

According to most records, Duncan was born in Ontario in 1864. (This was some time before his parents’ marriage in July 1866.)

In 1871 Duncan was living with his parents in Seaforth, Ontario.

In 1881, he was with his parents in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

By 1887, he was in San Francisco, California. He was a clerk with Huntington, Hopkins and Company, a large hardware firm that had stores in Sacramento, San Francisco and New York.

 

Langley’s San Francisco directory for the year commencing May 1887, page 656; https://archive.org/details/langleyssanfranc1887sanf/page/656.

 

Huntington, Hopkins and Company, The industries of San Francisco, Fred H. Hackett, editor; San Francisco; Payot, Upham, Publishers, July 1884, page 52; https://archive.org/details/industriesofsanf1884sanf/page/52.

 

On July 28, 1889, in San Francisco, Duncan married Harriet (“Hattie”) Bell Hopkins.

 

San Francisco Examiner, July 29, 1889, page 3, column 2.

 

Hattie was born in California in September 1863. Her parents were William Wade Hopkins (1833-1907) and Emily A. Wilson (1843-after 1920).

Hattie’s grandmother, Arabella, died in San Francisco in 1899.

 

San Francisco Examiner, February 11, 1899, page 6, column 6.

 

In 1891, Duncan and Hattie moved to San Jose, California.

 

San Francisco Chronicle, May 11, 1891, page 5, column 4.

 

In September 1891, in San Jose, Duncan declared his intention to become a naturalized United States citizen.

 

Ancestry.com. California, State Court Naturalization Records, 1850-1986 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. California State Archives; Sacramento, California; Film Number: 1455373; Film Description: San Jose County Declaration of Intention, J, 1887-1892; K, 1892-1896. Name: Duncan C Johnson; Record Type: Declaration; Declaration Date: 3 Sep 1891; Declaration Place: Santa Clara, California, USA.

 

Ancestry.com. California, Voter Registrations, 1900-1968 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2017. California State Library; Sacramento, California; Great Register of Voters, 1900-1968 [ 1900-1906]; San Jose, Precinct Number 7.

 

Duncan was a salesman in San Jose for the San Francisco hardware company of Miller, Sloss and Scott. (The directory listing below mis-spelled the firm name as Miller, “Schloss” and Scott.)

 

San Jose, California, City Directory, 1899-1900, page 249.

 

 

San Francisco, California, City Directory, 1900, page 1221.

 

Miller, Sloss and Scott started in San Francisco in 1891. In 1901 they merged with George W. Gibbs and Company and became known as Pacific Hardware and Steel Company. In 1918, they merged with another firm called Baker and Hamilton, and they used the name “Baker, Hamilton and Pacific Company.” In 1942, the company became Baker and Hamilton.

Hattie died in San Jose on February 24, 1902. She was buried in the Odd Fellows Cemetery in San Francisco.

 

Ancestry.com. California, County Birth, Marriage, and Death Records, 1849-1980 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2017. California Department of Public Health, courtesy of http://www.vitalsearch-worldwide.com. Digital Images. Name: Hattie Bell Johnson; Gender: Female; Race: White; Death Age: 38; Event Type: Death; Birth Date: abt 1864; Birth Place: California; Death Date: 25 Feb 1902; Death Place: San Francisco [sic: San Jose], California, USA.

 

San Francisco Chronicle, February 27, 1902, page 12, column 4.

 

 

Duncan died in San Jose on February 1, 1906.

 

Vancouver Daily World, February 3, 1906, page 9, column 4.

 

He was buried in the Odd Fellows Cemetery in San Francisco.

 

San Francisco Chronicle, February 5, 1906, page 13, column 3.

 

 

Norman Wilson Johnson

Samuel Johnson’s younger son was Norman Wilson Johnson, who was born in Seaforth, Ontario on July 17, 1872.

In 1881, he was living with his parents in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

In 1901, he was with his father in Vancouver. He was working as a hardware salesman.

It appears that Norman died in Vancouver on March 8, 1906, and that he was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

 

Vancouver Province, March 10, 1906, page 16, column 3.

 

 

Samuel Johnson and Mary Claffy had two daughters: Frances and Nora.

 

Frances Johnson and Nora Johnson; The Johnson Family of Seaforth, Ontario.

 

 

Frances Mary Johnson

Samuel Johnson’s older daughter was Frances Mary Johnson, who was born in Brandon, Manitoba on August 16, 1891.

In 1901, she was living with her father in Vancouver.

In 1910, she was with her father in San Jose, California.

On June 1, 1916, in San Jose, Frances married Howard Watkinson, who was a carpenter and a teacher. He was born in Sheffield, England on August 9, 1889.

 

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZ31-VTL : 8 December 2017), Howard Watkinson and Frances Mary Johnson, 01 Jun 1916; citing Santa Clara, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 1,468,545.

 

Howard and Frances lived in California until the 1970s.

Howard died in San Mateo, California on August 21, 1975.

 

Times (San Mateo, California), August 22, 1975, page 34, column 4.

 

Frances died on April 21, 1982 in Burlingame, California.

 

Howard Watkinson and Frances Johnson had two children.

 

John Howard Watkinson

John Howard Watkinson was born in San Jose, California on January 11, 1919.

In 1945, he married Margaret Frances Cook. She was born in San Francisco on May 8, 1920. Her parents were Frank Cook (1888-1959) and Dorothy Violet Bird (1888-1988).

 

Times (San Mateo, California), February 4, 1959, page 25, column 3.

 

Times (San Mateo, California), April 5, 1946, page 7, column 8.

 

Times (San Mateo, California) June 11, 1946, page 11, column 7.

 

John later lived in Folsom, California. He died on April 9, 2003.

 

 

Frank Redmayne Watkinson

Frank Redmayne Watkinson was born in San Mateo County, California on October 4, 1929.

He died in August 1935 from a drowning accident at Strawberry Lake in Sierra National Forest.

 

San Francisco Examiner, August 12, 1935, page 13, column 7.

 

Nora Claffy Johnson

Samuel Johnson’s younger daughter was Nora Claffy Johnson, who was born in San Diego, California on April 12, 1893.

 

Ancestry.com. California, County Birth, Marriage, and Death Records, 1849-1980 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2017. California Department of Public Health, courtesy of http://www.vitalsearch-worldwide.com. Name: Female No Name Johnson; Gender: Female; Race: White; Event Type: Birth; Birth Date: 12 Apr 1893; Birth Place: San Diego, California, USA; Father: A [S] F Johnson; Mother: Mary S [L] Johnson.

 

In 1901, she was living with her father in Vancouver.

In 1910, she was with her father in San Jose, California.

On November 12, 1916, in San Jose, she married Carl E. Johnson.

 

 

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZ3F-M6D : 8 December 2017), Carl E. Johnson and Nora C. Johnson, 09 Nov 1916; citing Santa Clara, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 1,468,524.

 

Oakland Tribune (Oakland, California), November 10, 1916, page 17, column 2.

 

In October 1917, Nora sued Carl for divorce.

 

Oakland Tribune (Oakland, California), October 3, 1917, page 8, column 5.

 

At the time of the 1920 United States census, Nora was living with her father in Oakland. She was divorced and she was an assistant manager for the U.S. Mail service.

On May 31, 1924, in San Francisco, Nora married James Max Henderson, who was a lawyer. (He was often called “Max.”)

 

 

Capital Times (Madison, Wisconsin), June 12, 1924, page 14, column 3.

 

Max was born in Edgerton, Wisconsin on August 14, 1895. His parents were John Alexander Henderson (1858–1930) and Effie Louise Dodson (1867–1951).

John Henderson died in 1930.

 

Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Wisconsin), December 18, 1930, page 14, column 4.

 

Effie Henderson died in 1951.

 

Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Wisconsin), March 7, 1951, page 9, column 1.

 

General Register of the Members of the Phi Kappa Sigma Fraternity, 1850-1920, page 1044; https://archive.org/details/generalregistero00phik/page/1044.

 

In 1928, Max became qualified as a Wisconsin lawyer.

 

Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Wisconsin), July 29, 1928, page 5, column 6 [selected portions].

 

At the time of the 1930 United States census, Nora and Max were living in Edgerton.

In 1931, Max became Edgerton’s mayor.

In 1934, a group of Wisconsin citizens proposed Max as a justice on the Wisconsin State Supreme Court.

 

Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Wisconsin), April 22, 1934, page 3, column 6.

 

Max did not become a supreme court justice. Instead, the Wisconsin governor (Albert G. Schmedeman) appointed the governor’s executive secretary, Theodore G. Lewis, to the court.

 

Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Wisconsin), November 15, 1934, page 1, columns 2-3.

 

Mr. Lewis died shortly after his appointment, and Joseph E. Martin took over Mr. Lewis’s position on the court.

 

La Crosse Tribune (La Crosse, Wisconsin), December 21, 1934, page 1, column 7.

 

In November 1935, Max became the managing editor of Callaghan and Company, a Chicago firm of law book publishers.

 

Capital Times (Madison, Wisconsin), November 5, 1935, page 6, column 5.

 

In the late 1930s and early 1940s, Max and Nora were living in Winnetka, a village north of Chicago.

 

Rhinelander Daily News (Rhinelander, Wisconsin), October 2, 1937, page 5, column 8.

 

“United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V1KS-6H4 : 9 March 2018), James Max Henderson, 1942; citing NARA microfilm publication M1936, M1937, M1939, M1951, M1962, M1964, M1986, M2090, and M2097 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

 

In late 1942, the address for the Hendersons was Hubbard Woods, Illinois, which is a neighbourhood in Winnetka.

 

Capital Times (Madison, Wisconsin), November 30, 1942, page 6, column 2.

 

Nora’s and Max’s marriage ended in the 1940s.

Nora died in Los Angeles, California on November 7, 1959.

 

“California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QPWN-275S : 27 September 2019), Nora Henderson, 1959.

 

 

Max’s Later Life

In September 1945, Max married Mrs. Norma Woodhouse Shearer.

 

Capital Times (Madison, Wisconsin), September 11, 1945, page 10, column 7.

 

In the early 1950s, Max and Norma moved to Florence, Lane County, Oregon.

 

Janesville Daily Gazette (Janesville, Wisconsin), June 18, 1953, page 23, column 7.

 

Max died in Florence on May 9, 1967.

 

Janesville Daily Gazette (Janesville, Wisconsin), May 10, 1967, page 2, column 9.

 

Max’s wife, Norma, died in Florence on July 30, 1983.

In 2003, Nora’s and Max’s daughter, Joan, published Max’s autobiography, called Memoirs of a Mouse.

 

Nora and James had the following children.

 

Beverly Jean Henderson

Beverly Jean Henderson was born in San Francisco, California on December 14, 1925.

 

Capital Times (Madison, Wisconsin), December 22, 1925, page 14, column 7.

 

On February 4, 1950, in Highland Park, Illinois, Beverly married Frederick Alfred Hill III, who was a lieutenant, junior grade, in the United States Naval Reserve.

 

Ancestry.com. U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Church Records, 1781-1969 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Archives; Elk Grove Village, Illinois; Chaplains Pastoral Acts; Roll: NLC-15. Name: Miss Beverly J. Henderson; Gender: Female; Record Type: Marriage; Marriage Date: 4 Feb 1950; Marriage Place: Chapel, NAS, Glenview, Ill; Spouse: Frederick Alfred Hill.

 

Janesville Daily Gazette (Janesville, Wisconsin), February 7, 1950, page 11, column 5.

 

 

Chicago Tribune, March 7, 1950, page 21, columns 1-2.

 

Frederick was born in Oak Park, Illinois on July 12, 1923. His parents were Frederick Alfred Hill Jr. (1888-1946) and Helen Marie Flack (1897–1987).

Frederick had been married before, to Sidney Mae Stratton (1924-2003). The wedding was in Oak Park on December 2, 1944.

 

Chicago Tribune, December 27, 1944, page 13, column 4.

 

Frederick’s and Sidney’s marriage ended in divorce.

On January 14, 1952, Sidney married Ralph Edson Johnson (1919-1994), who owned a tent manufacturing company.

Sidney operated a bookstore in Barrington, a village about 40 kilometres northwest of Chicago.

 

The Herald (Crystal Lake, Illinois), May 7, 1980, page 9, columns 1-2.

 

The building that housed Sidney’s bookshop later became a stone and tile retail store and a spa and beauty bar.

 

119 East Main Street, Barrington, Illinois; Google Streets; searched November 30, 2019, image dated October 2018.

 

Ralph Johnson died in Barrington on June 12, 1994.

 

Chicago Tribune, June 15, 1994, page 2-10, columns 5-6.

 

Sidney died in Barrington on February 28, 2003.

 

Chicago Tribune, March 5, 2003, page 2-10, columns 5-6.

 

Chicago Tribune, March 4, 2003, page 2-9, column 1.

 

 

Beverly and Frederick: Later Life

Beverly and Frederick lived in Media, near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania until they moved to Florida about 1970.

Frederick died in Brevard County, Florida on October 10, 1986.

Beverly died on November 10, 1996 at Eau Gallie, a section of Melbourne in Brevard County, Florida.

 

Florida Today (Cocoa, Florida), November 18, 1996, page 15, column 4.

 

Joan Nancy Henderson

Joan Nancy Henderson was born in Edgerton, Wisconsin on December 5, 1928.

In 1930 and 1940, she was living with her parents.

In 1951, Joan became engaged to Roger L. Boerner, who was a law student. He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on November 8. 1928.

 

Capital Times (Madison, Wisconsin), February 5, 1951, page 6, column 4.

 

The marriage was on April 14, 1951.

Roger was admitted to the Wisconsin bar in 1952. He specialized in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions.

In 2003, Joan published her father’s autobiography: Memoirs of a Mouse, by James Max Henderson;

Joan died at Newcastle, Wisconsin on November 15, 2012.

The Wisconsin State Bar website indicated that Roger was an active emeritus member of the bar in 2019.

 

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Bond family of Shadingfield, Suffolk Co, England; by Carol Washburn June 25, 2004 at 07:18:22; https://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/bond/3452/

I am looking for information on the family of Maria Bond, born 17 Feb 1805 in Shadingfield, Suffolk, England. Supposed to be the daughter of Robert Bond and Anne Welton. I believe she married William F Johnson around 1832 and had two children: Samuel Francis Johnson, born 4 Mar 1833 and William F Johnson, born 14 Jan 1834, both supposed to be born in Shadingfield. IGI indicates she may have had brothers Robert Charles Edward and Henry. If anyone has any info on any of these people or can do any “lookups, ” please let me know.

New Re: St John the Baptist-Shadingfield, by joebeagle1 ; Posted: 24 Mar 2005 06:03AM; Edited: 17 Jun 2005 11:37PM; https://www.ancestry.com/boards/thread.aspx?mv=flat&m=3158&p=localities.britisles.england.sfk.general

. . .

Since being in touch with Ken, I have learned a few more tidbits about “my” William Johnson. I know he was educated-he was able to read and write, unlike the Bond family he married into (neither Maria nor her brother Edward were able to sign their names). The marriage was witnessed by Maria Bond’s brother Edward and a woman named Elizabeth Rackham. The marriage certificate also gave his place of residence as Willingham. Both of William and Maria’s sons were baptized in Shadingfield. He witnessed a marriage between William Stammer (from Weston) and Rhoda Smith (from Willingham) 23 Nov 1829 in North Cove.

“England Marriages, 1538–1973 ,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NJNL-B6F : 10 February 2018), William Johnson and Maria Bond, 14 May 1832; citing North Cove Cum Willingham, Suffolk, England, reference , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 918,521.

 

Richard Willett (father of Sarah Mary Willett)

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Martha Skilton (mother of Sarah Mary Willett)

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Sarah Mary Willett (wife of William F. Johnson)

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“Canada Census, 1851,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWTV-25R : 3 August 2016), Sarah Johnson, Woolwich, Waterloo County, Canada West (Ontario), Canada; citing p. 103, line 35; Library and Archives Canada film number C_11754, Public Archives, Ontario; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e095/e002371277.jpg.

“Ontario Census, 1861,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQW6-4VF : 5 September 2017), Sarah Johnson, Woolwich, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 42, line 31; Library and Archives Canada film number C-1079, Public Archives, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,435,945; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1861/jpg/4391953_00472.jpg.

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4Q4-VXK : 24 October 2018), Sarah Johnson, Woolwich, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada; citing 1871; citing National Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1871/jpg/4396336_00302.jpg.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVN9-S3T : 20 May 2019), Sarah Johnston in household of David Johnston, Seaforth, Huron East, Huron, Ontario, Canada; from “1881 Canadian Census.” Database with images. Ancestry. (www.ancestry.com : 2008); citing David Johnston, citing Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e329/e008203381.jpg.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNCY-3XS : 27 April 2019), Sarah Johnson, 18 Jun 1887; citing Seaforth, Huron, Ontario, cn 007011, pg. 81, Registrar General. Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,853,485.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVLX-38N6 : 11 July 2016), Sarah Willett Johnson, 1887; Burial, Seaforth, Huron, Ontario, Canada, Maitlandbank Cemetery; citing record ID 98892286, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/98892286: “Sarah Willett Johnson; Birth: 1820; Death: 18 Jun 1887 (aged 66–67); Burial: Maitlandbank Cemetery, Seaforth, Huron County, Ontario, Canada; Memorial ID: 98892286.”

 

Samuel Francis Johnson

Samuel Johnson (4 March 1833 – Deceased); https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/sources/MC36-T93.

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N158-V77 : 11 February 2018, Samuel Johnson, 31 Mar 1833); citing , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 918,523.

Ancestry.com. England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Original data: England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013. Name: Samuel Johnson; Gender: Male; Baptism Date: 31 Mar 1833; Baptism Place: Shadingfield,Suffolk,England; Father: William Johnson; Mother: Maria; FHL Film Number: 918523.

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“Ontario Census, 1861,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQW9-M6C : 5 September 2017), Saml Johnson, Oakville, Halton, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 27, line 34; Library and Archives Canada film number C-1031, Public Archives, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,435,852; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1861/jpg/4391935_00398.jpg [possible connection].

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“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M478-HNT : 24 October 2018), Samuel Johnson, Seaforth, Huron East, Huron, Ontario, Canada; citing 1871; citing National Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

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History of Brandon, Excerpts from “The Face of Yesterday” by MacDonald Coleman; http://economicdevelopmentbrandon.com/history-of-brandon.

Former Johnson House; Heritage Brandon; http://heritagebrandon.ca/municipal/former-johnson-house: 446 – 7th Street (Lots 3/4, Block 7, Plan 2) Brandon, Manitoba: “Mr. [Edwin] Johnson, a hardware merchant, was the owner of Johnson Hardware. Johnson’s business, which was established in 1885 and located on the southeast corner of Ninth Street and Rosser Avenue, remained in operation until 1959.”

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“United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVGG-8K3 : accessed 30 November 2019), S F Johnson, San Jose Ward 2, Santa Clara, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 96, sheet 1B, family 14, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 106; FHL microfilm 1,374,119.

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MH3W-ZBM : accessed 22 November 2019), Samuel F Johnson, Oakland, Alameda, California, United States; citing ED 106, sheet 2A, line 34, family 43, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 90; FHL microfilm 1,820,090.

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Robert Wilson (father of Margaret Ann Wilson)

Robert Wilson (ship captain), Wikipedia article; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Wilson_(ship_captain).

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Find A Grave; https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/153927985: “Capt Robert Wilson; Birth: 1806, Ireland; Death: 22 May 1888 (aged 81–82), Oakville, Halton Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada; Burial: Oakville and Saint Marys Cemetery, Oakville, Halton Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada; Memorial ID: 153927985.”

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Louisa Miles (mother of Margaret Ann Wilson)

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDN3-N3N : 23 October 2018), Louisa Wilson, 1882.

 

Margaret Ann Wilson (wife of Samuel Francis Johnson)

Margaret A. Wilson (1845 – 11 April 1888); https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/sources/LD1B-P5N.

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Thomas Claffy (father of Mary Elizabeth Claffy)

Thomas Claffy, by joebeagle1; Posted: 15 Jul 2003 09:03AM; Edited: 17 Jun 2005 11:37PM: https://www.ancestry.com/boards/thread.aspx?mv=flat&m=59&p=surnames.claffey:

“I finally was able to gather some information in regards to my Thomas Claffy. According to the 1861 Newmarket, Ontario Census, my Thomas Claffy was about 30 years old. He was born in Ireland, was Roman Catholic and worked as a tailor. It also shows he died within one year of the census, of consumption. . . .

I’ve checked the birth, marriage and death registers for Newmarket, no record was kept of any of this (too early).”

 

Thomas Claffy, by joebeagle1; Posted: 06 Jan 2006 06:10AM; https://www.ancestry.com/boards/thread.aspx?mv=flat&m=59&p=surnames.claffey:

“Since posting that message in 2003, I have found out more about “my” Thomas Claffy.

He was born (according to his death records) about March of 1832. His father was James Claffy, born between 1780 (according to obit) and 1795 (1855 NY census). His mother’s name was Mary (last name unknown). He had siblings Patrick Henry Claffy, born about March 1832 (possible twin), Ann Claffy, born about 1828, John Claffy, born about 1825, and Joseph Claffy, born about 1840.

The family moved from King’s Co, Ireland to NY and lived in the Fort Ann and Sandy Hill area (Washington and Warren Counties). James died in Newmarket, York Co, Ontario in 1860.

Any connections or info on this family would be greatly appreciated!”

 

“Ontario Census, 1861,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQ7Y-4J9 : 5 September 2017), Thomas Claffy, Whitchurch, York, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 19, line 22; Library and Archives Canada film number C-1089-1090, Public Archives, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,435,949.

 

Elizabeth C. Davison (mother of Mary Elizabeth Claffy)

Claffey Families in Canada: 02-Elizabeth C. Davidson Claffy drowned in Sandy, NY, buried in Newmarket, Ontario, daughter of John and Ann Davison; http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~camounts/ann_sts/ann_can.html.

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Mary Elizabeth Claffy (wife of Samuel Francis Johnson)

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Duncan Chisholm Johnson (son of Samuel Francis Johnson)

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M47Z-Y1Z : 24 October 2018), Duncan Johnson in household of Samuel Johnson, Seaforth, Huron East, Huron, Ontario, Canada; citing 1871; citing National Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

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“California Death Index, 1905-1939,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK91-51ZB : 8 November 2017), Duncan C Johnson, 01 Feb 1906; citing 4948, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento; FHL microfilm 1,686,045.

Miller, Sloss and Scott, new hardware firm; Oakdale Leader (Oakdale, California), July 10, 1891, page 3, column 3.

93 Years of Hardware and Steel: The Story of Baker and Hamilton [advertisement with company history], San Francisco Examiner, September 14, 1942, page 22, columns 4-8.

National Register of Historic Places in San Francisco; Baker and Hamilton Building in San Francisco; National Register #05000001; Baker & Hamilton, 601 Townsend Street, Built 1904-1905; https://noehill.com/sf/landmarks/nat2005000001.asp: “The Pacific Hardware and Steel Company merged with the Baker & Hamilton Company in 1918 and continued operating in the building until 1981.”

 

William Wade Hopkins (father of Harriet Bell Hopkins)

William Wade Hopkins (1833–1907); Birth: 28 JUNE 1833, Glocester, Providence, Rhode Island, USA; Death: 24 OCT 1907, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, USA (ancestry.ca).

“United States Census, 1860”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MDKZ-KLH : 13 December 2017), Wm H Hopkins, 1860.

“Rhode Island Town Marriages Index, 1639-1916,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F8VG-WB8 : accessed 26 November 2019), William W. Hopkins and Emily A. Wilson, 17 Oct 1862; citing , Johnston, Rhode Island, United States, town halls, Rhode Island, and Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence; FHL microfilm 940,847.

“California Great Registers, 1866-1910,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VTXJ-TG4 : 25 July 2019), William Wade Hopkins, 21 Mar 1882; citing Voter Registration, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States, county clerk offices, California; FHL microfilm 1,548,299.

“California Great Registers, 1866-1910,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VYDC-R7V : 25 July 2019), William Wade Hopkins, 17 Aug 1886; citing Voter Registration, N E Cor Taylor And Geary, San Francisco, California, United States, county clerk offices, California; FHL microfilm 977,211.

“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9GN-Q3D : accessed 26 November 2019), William W Hopkins in household of Fred Kayman, Township 2 Santa Barbara city Ward 3, 4, Santa Barbara, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 153, sheet 5A, family 95, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,109.

“California Death Index, 1905-1939,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK91-PN6K : 8 November 2017), William Hopkins, 24 Oct 1907; citing 26144, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento; FHL microfilm 1,686,045.

 

Emily A. Wilson (mother of Harriet Bell Hopkins)

Emily A. Wilson (1843–); Birth: 28 DEC 1843, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, USA; Death: Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, USA (ancestry.ca).

“Rhode Island Town Marriages Index, 1639-1916,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F8VG-WBH : accessed 26 November 2019), William W. Hopkins and Emily A. Wilson, 17 Oct 1862; citing , Johnston, Rhode Island, United States, town halls, Rhode Island, and Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence; FHL microfilm 940,847.

“United States Census, 1880,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M6PJ-DM1 : 19 August 2017), Emily A Hopkins in household of W W Hopkins, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States; citing enumeration district ED 82, sheet 510A, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), FHL microfilm 1,254,081.

“United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV27-KWL : accessed 26 November 2019), Emily A Hopkins, Oakland Ward 5, Alameda, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 122, sheet 9A, family 113, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 70; FHL microfilm 1,374,083.

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MH37-NV4 : accessed 26 November 2019), Emily A Hopkins, Oakland, Alameda, California, United States; citing ED 97, sheet 2B, line 73, family 86, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 89; FHL microfilm 1,820,089.

 

Harriet “Hattie” Bell Hopkins (wife of Duncan Chisholm Johnson)

Harriet B. Hopkins (1863 – Deceased); https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/9K8S-VJM.

Harriet B “Hattie” Hopkins (1863–1904); Birth: SEP 1863, California; Death: ABT 1904, San Jose, Santa Clara, California (ancestry.ca).

Ancestry.com. Rhode Island, State Censuses, 1865-1935 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013. Name: Hattie B Hopkins; Birth Date: abt 1864; Birth Place: California; Gender: Female; Age: 1; Enumeration Year: 1865; Township: Providence Ward 7; County: Providence; Enumeration District or Census Tract: 47; Line Number: 21; Household number: 163; Volume Number: 1; Page Number: 217.

“United States Census, 1870”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MN6R-CPF : 7 June 2019), Himil Hopkins in entry for William W Hopkins, 1870.

“United States Census, 1880,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M6PJ-D9M : 19 August 2017), Hattie B Hopkins in household of W W Hopkins, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States; citing enumeration district ED 82, sheet 510A, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), FHL microfilm 1,254,081.

“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9GJ-RSH : accessed 26 November 2019), Hattie B Johnson in household of D C Johnson, San Jose Township San Jose city Ward 2, Santa Clara, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 66, sheet 3A, family 50, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,111.

Hattie Belle Hopkins Johnson, Find A Grave; https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/202524777 : “Hattie Belle Hopkins Johnson; Birth: 22 Sep 1863, California, USA; Death: 25 Feb 1902 (aged 38), San Jose, Santa Clara County, California, USA; Burial: San Francisco Columbarium, San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA; Plot: Ground floor, Eurus Quadrant, Tier 3, Niche 17; Memorial ID: 202524777. Wife of D C Johnson of San Jose, daughter to Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Hopkins, sister to Mrs. W W. Gillespie, and W W Hopkins Jr.”

 

Frances Mary Johnson (daughter of Samuel Francis Johnson)

Manitoba Birth Registrations; Registration Number: 1891-001773; Name: Frances Mary Johnson; Gender: Female; Birth Date: 16 Aug 1891; Birth Place: Brandon, Manitoba, Canada; Mother: Mary Lizzie Cliffy.

Ancestry.com. California, County Birth, Marriage, and Death Records, 1849-1980 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2017. California Department of Public Health, courtesy of http://www.vitalsearch-worldwide.com. Digital Images. Name: Frances Mary Johnson; Gender: Female; Event Type: Marriage; Marriage Date: 1 Jun 1916; Marriage Place: Santa Clara, California, USA; Spouse:  Howard Watkinson.

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZ31-VTL : 8 December 2017), Howard Watkinson and Frances Mary Johnson, 01 Jun 1916; citing Santa Clara, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 1,468,545.

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHWW-JNB : accessed 27 November 2019), Francis Watkinson in household of Howard Watkinson, Needles, San Bernardino, California, United States; citing ED 145, sheet 5B, line 78, family 109, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 128; FHL microfilm 1,820,128.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCN5-SZV : accessed 27 November 2019), Frances Watkinson in household of Howard Watkinson, Burlingame, San Mateo, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 1, sheet 12B, line 65, family 328, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 216; FHL microfilm 2,339,951.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9DL-3G9 : 27 July 2019), Frances Watkinson in household of Howard Watkinson, Burlingame, Judicial Township 5, San Mateo, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 41-85, sheet 63B, line 52, family 199, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 332.

 

Howard Watkinson (husband of Frances Mary Johnson)

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZ31-VTG : 8 December 2017), Howard Watkinson and Frances Mary Johnson, 01 Jun 1916; citing Santa Clara, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 1,468,545.

“United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZKQ-GFJ : 24 August 2019), Howard Watkinson, 1917-1918.

“California County Naturalizations, 1831-1985,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QGTK-7ZXZ : 29 August 2019), Howard Watkinson, 1918; citing Naturalization, Santa Clara, California, United States, {record.getField(‘SOURCE_ENTRY_NBR’)}, Alameda County Superior Court of California, Oakland.

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHWW-JNY : accessed 27 November 2019), Howard Watkinson, Needles, San Bernardino, California, United States; citing ED 145, sheet 5B, line 77, family 109, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 128; FHL microfilm 1,820,128.

“California County Naturalizations, 1831-1985,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QP7Q-X6XD : 29 August 2019), Howard Watkinson, 1930; citing Naturalization, San Mateo, California, United States, {record.getField(‘SOURCE_ENTRY_NBR’)}, Alameda County Superior Court of California, Oakland..

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCN5-SZJ : accessed 27 November 2019), Howard Watkinson, Burlingame, San Mateo, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 1, sheet 12B, line 64, family 328, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 216; FHL microfilm 2,339,951.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9DL-3GM : 27 July 2019), Howard Watkinson, Burlingame, Judicial Township 5, San Mateo, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 41-85, sheet 63B, line 51, family 199, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 332.

“United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V48X-WTC : 8 November 2017), Howard Watkinson, 1942; citing NARA microfilm publication M1936, M1937, M1939, M1951, M1962, M1964, M1986, M2090, and M2097 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPHR-WDQ : 26 November 2014), Howard Watkinson, 21 Aug 1975; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JBQT-RZ4 : 20 May 2014), Howard Watkinson, Aug 1975; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVLW-JM5W : 13 December 2015), Howard Watkinson, 1975; Burial, Colma, San Mateo, California, United States of America, Cypress Lawn Memorial Park; citing record ID 87544477, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/87544477: “Howard Watkinson; Birth: unknown; Death: 21 Aug 1975; Burial: Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, San Mateo County, California, USA; Memorial ID: 87544477.”

 

John Howard Watkinson (son of Frances Mary Johnson)

“California Birth Index, 1905-1995,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V25F-DZG : 27 November 2014), John H Watkinson, 11 Jan 1919; citing Santa Clara, California, United States, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento.

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHWW-JN1 : accessed 27 November 2019), John H Watkinson in household of Howard Watkinson, Needles, San Bernardino, California, United States; citing ED 145, sheet 5B, line 79, family 109, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 128; FHL microfilm 1,820,128.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCN5-SZK : accessed 27 November 2019), John H Watkinson in household of Howard Watkinson, Burlingame, San Mateo, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 1, sheet 12B, line 66, family 328, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 216; FHL microfilm 2,339,951.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9DL-3GS : 27 July 2019), John H Watkinson in household of Howard Watkinson, Burlingame, Judicial Township 5, San Mateo, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 41-85, sheet 63B, line 53, family 199, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 332.

“California, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QGFW-13Q7 : 27 November 2019), John Howard Watkinson, 16 Oct 1940; from From “California, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945.” Database and images. Ancestry. (www.ancestry.com : n.d.) citing 16 Oct 1940, Burlingame, San Mateo, California, United States, Selective Service Registration Cards, World War II: Fourth Registration. Record Group Number 147. NAI: 603155. Records of the Selective Service System. The National Archives at St. Louis, Missouri.

“United States Public Records, 1970-2009,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K1LH-D6F : 23 May 2014), John W Watkinson, Residence, Folsom, California, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J56W-DWG : 20 May 2014), John H Watkinson, 09 Apr 2003; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. Name: John Howard Watkinson [John H Watkinson]; Gender: Male; Race: White; Birth Date: 11 Jan 1919; Birth Place: San Jose San, California; Death Date: 9 Apr 2003; Father: Howard Watkinson; Mother: Frances Johnson; SSN: 548050587; Notes: Dec 1936: Name listed as JOHN HOWARD WATKINSON; 15 Apr 2003: Name listed as JOHN H WATKINSON.

 

Frank Cook (father of Margaret Frances Cook)

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHWK-9QF : accessed 29 November 2019), Frank Cook, San Francisco Assembly District 25, San Francisco, California, United States; citing ED 63, sheet 12B, line 92, family 90, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 134; FHL microfilm 1,820,134.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCNK-T59 : accessed 29 November 2019), Frank Cook, Burlingame, San Mateo, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 1, sheet 3A, line 39, family 71, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 216; FHL microfilm 2,339,951.

“California County Naturalizations, 1831-1985,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QPZN-471C : 29 August 2019), Frank Cook, 1935; citing Naturalization, San Mateo, California, United States, Alameda County Superior Court of California, Oakland.

“California County Naturalizations, 1831-1985,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QPZN-4718 : 29 August 2019), Frank Cook, 1938; citing Naturalization, San Mateo, California, United States, Alameda County Superior Court of California, Oakland.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9DL-9T8 : 27 July 2019), Frank F Cook, Burlingame, Judicial Township 5, San Mateo, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 41-86, sheet 7A, line 23, family 237, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 332.

 

Dorothy Violet Bird (mother of Margaret Frances Cook)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XRK-2G3 : 1 October 2014), Dorothy Violet Bird, 1888; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Romford, Essex, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QGJY-BPZ : 3 May 2019), Dorothy V Bird in household of Frederick Geo Bird, Barking, Essex, England, United Kingdom; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Essex county, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X9NS-74Z : 21 May 2019), Dorothy V Bird in household of Frederick G Bird, Ilford, Essex, England, United Kingdom; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Ilford subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XWF5-1NM : 24 June 2019), Dorothy Violet Bird in household of Frederick George Bird, Ilford, Essex, England, United Kingdom; from “1911 England and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

Ancestry.com. Australia, Marriage Index, 1788-1950 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Dorothy Violet Bird; Father’s name: Frederick George George; Spouse Name: Frank Cook; Spouse’s Father’s Name: Alfred Cook; Marriage Date: 05 Nov 1914; Marriage Place: Res Of A G Bond North Adelaide; Registration Place: Adelaide, South Australia; Page Number: 345; Volume Number: 261.

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHWK-9QN : accessed 29 November 2019), Dorothy Cook in household of Frank Cook, San Francisco Assembly District 25, San Francisco, California, United States; citing ED 63, sheet 12B, line 93, family 90, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 134; FHL microfilm 1,820,134.

“New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6LG-N5S : 21 August 2019), Dorothy Violet Cook, 1921.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCNK-T5S : accessed 29 November 2019), Dorothy Cook in household of Frank Cook, Burlingame, San Mateo, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 1, sheet 3A, line 40, family 71, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 216; FHL microfilm 2,339,951.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9DL-9TD : 27 July 2019), Dorothy D Cook in household of Frank F Cook, Burlingame, Judicial Township 5, San Mateo, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 41-86, sheet 7A, line 24, family 237, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 332.

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPMV-T8T : 26 November 2014), Dorothy Violet Cook, 11 Aug 1988; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

 

Margaret Frances Cook (wife of John Howard Watkinson)

“California Birth Index, 1905-1995,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V25N-3LQ : 27 November 2014), Margaret F Cook, 08 May 1920; citing San Francisco, California, United States, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento.

“New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6LG-N53 : 21 August 2019), Margaret Frances Cook, 1921.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCNK-T53 : accessed 27 November 2019), Margaret E Cook in household of Frank Cook, Burlingame, San Mateo, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 1, sheet 3A, line 41, family 71, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 216; FHL microfilm 2,339,951.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9DL-9T6 : 27 July 2019), Margaret F Cook in household of Frank F Cook, Burlingame, Judicial Township 5, San Mateo, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 41-86, sheet 7A, line 25, family 237, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 332.

Ancestry.com. U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 1 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Voter Registration Lists, Public Record Filings, Historical Residential Records, and Other Household Database Listings. Name: Margaret F Watkinson; Birth Date: 8 May 1920; Address: 252 Bluebird Ln, Folsom, CA, 95630-1759 (1993).

“United States Public Records, 1970-2009,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K1LH-NWM : 23 May 2014), Margaret W Watkinson, Residence, Folsom, California, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information.

 

Frank Redmayne Watkinson (son of Frances Mary Johnson)

“California Birth Index, 1905-1995,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VGFY-5XV : 27 November 2014), Frank Redmayne Watkinson, 04 Oct 1929; citing San Mateo, California, United States, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento.

United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCN5-SZ2 : accessed 27 November 2019), Frank R Watkinson in household of Howard Watkinson, Burlingame, San Mateo, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 1, sheet 12B, line 67, family 328, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 216; FHL microfilm 2,339,951.

“California Death Index, 1905-1939,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKS9-K3VX : 8 November 2017), Frank R Watkinson, 01 Aug 1935; citing 49456, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento; FHL microfilm 1,686,050.

 

Nora Claffy Johnson (daughter of Samuel Francis Johnson)

“United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVGG-8K7 : accessed 27 November 2019), Nora C Johnson in household of S F Johnson, San Jose Ward 2, Santa Clara, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 96, sheet 1B, family 14, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 106; FHL microfilm 1,374,119.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X9SP-FZS : accessed 28 November 2019), Nora C Henderson in household of James M Henderson, Edgerton, Rock, Wisconsin, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 19, sheet 6A, line 20, family 143, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 2610; FHL microfilm 2,342,344.

 

John Alexander Henderson (father of James Max Henderson)

John A Henderson (1858–1930); Birth: 18 APRIL 1858, Cold Springs, Jefferson, Wisconsin; Death: 15 DECEMBER 1930, Edgerton, Rock, Wisconsin, USA (ancestry.ca).

“United States Census, 1860”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWM1-GFZ : 12 December 2017), John Henderson in entry for A G Henderson, 1860.

“United States Census, 1870”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MN9V-NGW : 11 June 2019), John Henderson in entry for Alex Henderson, 1870.

“United States Census, 1880,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MN4G-YLW : 17 September 2017), John Henderson in household of Alex Henderson, Cold Spring, Jefferson, Wisconsin, United States; citing enumeration district ED 163, sheet 21B, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), FHL microfilm 1,255,430.

“Illinois Marriages, 1815-1935,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V2L5-HY4 : 10 February 2018), John A. Henderson and Effie Dodson, 20 May 1886; citing , Cook, Illinois; FHL microfilm 1,030,155.

“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MM24-126 : accessed 29 November 2019), John A Henderson, Edgerton city Ward 1-3, Rock, Wisconsin, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 169, sheet 10A, family 191, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,814.

“Wisconsin State Census, 1905,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MMQ7-MDC : 10 March 2018), J A Henderson, Edgerton, Rock, Wisconsin; citing p. 398, line 53, State Historical Society, Madison; FHL microfilm 1,020,983.

“United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MPK7-ZT6 : accessed 29 November 2019), John A Henderson, Edgerton Ward 2, Rock, Wisconsin, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 106, sheet 10B, family 205, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1735; FHL microfilm 1,375,748.

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFK8-XMN : accessed 29 November 2019), John Hendeson, Edgerton Ward 2, Rock, Wisconsin, United States; citing ED 103, sheet 9B, line 86, family 221, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 2013; FHL microfilm 1,822,013.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X9SP-FZ7 : accessed 29 November 2019), John A Henderson, Edgerton, Rock, Wisconsin, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 19, sheet 6A, line 23, family 144, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 2610; FHL microfilm 2,342,344.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVP9-GPYV : 13 December 2015), John A Henderson, 1930; Burial, Whitewater, Walworth, Wisconsin, United States of America, Hillside Cemetery; citing record ID 134456986, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/134456986: “John A Henderson; Birth: 18 Apr 1858; Death: 15 Dec 1930 (aged 72); Burial: Hillside Cemetery, Whitewater, Walworth County, Wisconsin, USA; Memorial ID: 134456986.”

 

Effie Louise Dodson (mother of James Max Henderson)

Effie Louise Dodson (1867–1951); Birth: 19 JAN 1867, Manchester, , Iowa, USA; Death: 6 MAR 1951, Edgerton, Rock, Wisconsin, USA (ancestry.ca).

“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MM24-12X : accessed 29 November 2019), Peffer L Henderson in household of John A Henderson, Edgerton city Ward 1-3, Rock, Wisconsin, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 169, sheet 10A, family 191, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,814.

“United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MPK7-ZTX : accessed 29 November 2019), Effie Henderson in household of John A Henderson, Edgerton Ward 2, Rock, Wisconsin, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 106, sheet 10B, family 205, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1735; FHL microfilm 1,375,748.

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFK8-XMJ : accessed 29 November 2019), Hendeson in household of John Hendeson, Edgerton Ward 2, Rock, Wisconsin, United States; citing ED 103, sheet 9B, line 87, family 221, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 2013; FHL microfilm 1,822,013.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X9SP-FZW : accessed 29 November 2019), Effie L Henderson in household of John A Henderson, Edgerton, Rock, Wisconsin, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 19, sheet 6A, line 24, family 144, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 2610; FHL microfilm 2,342,344.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K7JG-V9S : 26 November 2019), Effie D Henderson in household of Fred B Gleave, Edgerton, Edgerton City, Rock, Wisconsin, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 53-26A, sheet 2A, line 3, family 23, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 4520.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVP9-GPYW : 11 July 2016), Effie L Dodson Henderson, 1951; Burial, Whitewater, Walworth, Wisconsin, United States of America, Hillside Cemetery; citing record ID 134456767, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/134456767: “Effie L Dodson Henderson; Birth: 1867; Death: 5 Mar 1951 (aged 83–84), Burial: Hillside Cemetery, Whitewater, Walworth County, Wisconsin, USA; Memorial ID: 134456767.”

 

James Max Henderson (husband of Nora Claffy Johnson)

James Max Henderson (1895–1967); Birth: 14 AUG 1895, Edgerton, Rock, Wisconsin, USA; Death: 9 MAY 1967, Lane, Oregon, USA (ancestry.ca).

Memoirs of a Mouse, by James Max Henderson; Publisher: Joan Henderson Boerner, 2003; https://www.amazon.com/Memoirs-Mouse-James-Max-Henderson/dp 0971960917: “Being born on the sunny side of a church in Edgerton, Wisconsin, Max Henderson (1895-1967) had a sunny disposition. Edgerton was known as “Tobacco City” for the rich tobacco crops that grew around it His father, the son of old Alexander Henderson who came to nearby Whitewater in 1837 from Cabrach, Scotland, was station agent for the Chicago Milwaukee & Saint Paul Railroad that ran through town. This book tells his life story as a lawyer, WWI fighter pilot, and newspaper editor. 7.5×9″, viii+219 pp.”

General Register of the Members of the Phi Kappa Sigma Fraternity, 1850-1920, page 1044; https://archive.org/details/generalregistero00phik/page/1044: “James Max Henderson, LL.B. [Northwestern], Chicago, 111. Room 801, 208 South LaSalle Street. Born at Edgerton, Wis., August 14, 1895. Son of John Alexander and Effie (Dodson) Henderson. Attorney-at-law. Private, Ambulance Company No. 9, May 13, 1917, to October 9, 1917; flying cadet, air service, October 9, 1917, to June 21, 1918; commissioned Second Lieutenant, A. S. M. A., June 21, 1918; overseas September 17, 1918; discharged March 26, 1919.”

James Max Henderson (14 August 1895 – 9 May 1967); https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/KCWC-NVW.

“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MM24-12N : accessed 20 November 2019), James M Henderson in household of John A Henderson, Edgerton city Ward 1-3, Rock, Wisconsin, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 169, sheet 10A, family 191, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,814.

“Wisconsin State Census, 1905,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MMQ7-MDD : 10 March 2018), James M Henderson in household of J A Henderson, Edgerton, Rock, Wisconsin; citing p. 398, line 56, State Historical Society, Madison; FHL microfilm 1,020,983.

“United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MPK7-ZTN : accessed 20 November 2019), James M Henderson in household of John A Henderson, Edgerton Ward 2, Rock, Wisconsin, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 106, sheet 10B, family 205, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1735; FHL microfilm 1,375,748.

“United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K6D6-QDB : 25 August 2019), James M Henderson, 1917-1918.

“United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QPRY-FXJ7 : 23 October 2019), James Max Henderson, 26 Mar 1919; citing Military Service, NARA microfilm publication 76193916 (St. Louis: National Archives and Records Administration, 1985), various roll numbers.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X9SP-FZ9 : accessed 20 November 2019), James M Henderson, Edgerton, Rock, Wisconsin, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 19, sheet 6A, line 19, family 143, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 2610; FHL microfilm 2,342,344.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KW48-TBW : 28 July 2019), James M Henderson, Winnetka, New Trier Township, Cook, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 16-316B, sheet 65A, line 32, family 292, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 783.

“United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V1KS-6H4 : 9 March 2018), James Max Henderson, 1942; citing NARA microfilm publication M1936, M1937, M1939, M1951, M1962, M1964, M1986, M2090, and M2097 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“Oregon Death Index, 1903-1998,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VZH8-Y79 : 11 December 2014), James M Henderson, 09 May 1967; from “Oregon, Death Index, 1898-2008,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2000); citing Lane, Oregon, certificate number 6759, Oregon State Archives and Records Center, Salem.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J2P6-PQ9 : 20 May 2014), James Henderson, May 1967; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

 

Norma Woodhouse (wife of James Max Henderson)

Norma Woodhouse (1896–1983); Birth: 27 JAN 1896, Bloomington, Grant, Wisconsin, USA; Death: 30 JUL 1983, Florence, Lane, Oregon (ancestry.ca).

 

Harry Arthur Shearer (husband of Norma Woodhouse)

Harry Arthur Shearer (1894–1956); Birth: 8 MAY 1894, Fennimore, Grant, Wisconsin; Death: 27 JUL 1956, Madison, Dane, Wisconsin (ancestry.ca).

 

Beverly Jean Henderson (daughter of Nora Claffy Johnson)

Beverly Jean Henderson (14 December 1925 – 10 November 1996); https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/KHYZ-4JZ

“California Birth Index, 1905-1995,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V25T-6DX : 13 December 2014), Beverley Jean Henderson, 14 Dec 1925; citing San Francisco, California, United States, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X9SP-FZ3 : accessed 28 November 2019), Beverly J Henderson in household of James M Henderson, Edgerton, Rock, Wisconsin, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 19, sheet 6A, line 21, family 143, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 2610; FHL microfilm 2,342,344.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KW48-TBH : 28 July 2019), Beverly Henderson in household of James M Henderson, Winnetka, New Trier Township, Cook, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 16-316B, sheet 65A, line 34, family 292, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 783.

Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. Name: Beverly Jean Henderson, [Beverly Jea Hill], [Beverly Hill]; Gender: Female; Race: White; Birth Date: 14 Dec 1924; Birth Place: San Francisco, California; Death Date: 10 Nov 1996; Father: James M Henderson; Mother: Nora C Johnson; SSN: 361181965. Notes: Oct 1942: Name listed as BEVERLY JEAN HENDERSON; Sep 1950: Name listed as BEVERLY JEA HILL; 11 Nov 1996: Name listed as BEVERLY H HILL.

“Florida Death Index, 1877-1998,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VVNC-XJS : 25 December 2014), Beverly H Hill, 10 Nov 1996; from “Florida Death Index, 1877-1998,” index, Ancestry (www.ancestry.com : 2004); citing vol. , certificate number 130824, Florida Department of Health, Office of Vital Records, Jacksonville.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JLM2-Y5S : 20 May 2014), Beverly H Hill, 10 Nov 1996; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

 

Frederick Alfred Hill Jr. (father of Frederick Alfred Hill III)

Frederick Alfred Hill Jr. (1888–1946); Birth: 01 MAY 1888, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA; Death: 14 MAY 1946, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA (ancestry.ca).

 

 

Helen Marie Flack (mother of Frederick Alfred Hill III)

Helen Marie Flack (1897–1987); Birth: 4 AUG 1897, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA; Death: 21 AUG 1987, Hinsdale, DuPage, Illinois, USA (ancestry.ca).

 

Frederick Alfred Hill III (husband of Beverly Jean Henderson)

Frederick Alfred Hill III (12 July 1923 – 10 October 1986); https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/KCHL-TVN

“Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates, 1871-1940,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVSH-L2SX : 18 May 2016), Fredrick Alfred Hill, 12 Jul 1923; Oak Park, Cook, Illinois, United States, reference/certificate 882, Cook County Clerk, Cook County Courthouse, Chicago; FHL microfilm .

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XSTL-DYM : accessed 28 November 2019), Frederick A Hill in household of Frederick A Hill, Oak Park, Cook, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 2251, sheet 2B, line 77, family 38, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 504; FHL microfilm 2,340,239.

Ancestry.com. Cook County, Illinois Marriage Index, 1930-1960 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008. Original data: Cook County Clerk, comp. Cook County Clerk Genealogy Records. Cook County Clerk’s Office, Chicago, IL: Cook County Clerk, 2008. Name: Sidney Mae Stratton; Marriage Date: 28 Nov 1944; Spouse: Frederick Alfred Hill III; Marriage Location: Cook County, IL; Marriage license: {67CA669F-B1AD-434B-A931-5A994B15C8C5}; File Number: 1835672; Archive Collection Name: Cook County Genealogy Records (Marriages); Archive repository location: Chicago, IL; Archive repository name: Cook County Clerk.

“Florida Death Index, 1877-1998,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VVWJ-LS9 : 25 December 2014), Frederick Alfred Hill, 10 Oct 1986; from “Florida Death Index, 1877-1998,” index, Ancestry (www.ancestry.com : 2004); citing vol. , certificate number 94336, Florida Department of Health, Office of Vital Records, Jacksonville.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V9H7-JMW : 20 May 2014), Fred Hill, Oct 1986; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

 

Sidney Mae Stratton (wife of Frederick Alfred Hill III)

Sidney Mae Stratton (24 May 1924-28 February 2003); https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/sources/K4P1-9Y3/

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XSTL-Y3C : accessed 30 November 2019), Sidney M Stratton in household of Leonard L Stratton, Oak Park, Cook, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 2270, sheet 18B, line 78, family 512, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 505; FHL microfilm 2,340,240.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KW4Z-DKZ : 28 July 2019), Sidney Stratton in household of Leonard L Stratton, Oak Park, Oak Park Township, Cook, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 16-362, sheet 3B, line 51, family 54, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 785.

“United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK44-4QSB : accessed 30 November 2019), Mrs Sidney Mae Stratton Johnson, Illinois, United States, 06 Mar 2003; from “Recent Newspaper Obituaries (1977 – Today),” database, GenealogyBank.com (http://www.genealogybank.com : 2014); citing Barrington Courier-Review, born-digital text.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGT-527G : 11 July 2016), Sidney Stratton Johnson, 2003; Burial, Barrington, Cook, Illinois, United States of America, Evergreen Cemetery; citing record ID 132572868, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/132572868: “Birth: 24 May 1924; Death: 28 Feb 2003 (aged 78); Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Barrington, Cook County, Illinois, USA; Plot: Section 27; Memorial ID: 132572868.”

 

Ralph Edson Johnson (husband of Sidney Mae Stratton)

Ralph Edson Johnson (30 March 1919 – 12 June 1994); https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/sources/9XFY-N36.

“Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2MV-12YM : 18 March 2018), Ralph E Johnson, 12 Jun 1994; citing Barrington, Cook, Illinois, United States, source reference , record number , Cook County Courthouse, Chicago; FHL microfilm .

 

Joan Nancy “Hendy” Henderson (daughter of Nora Claffy Johnson)

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X9SP-FZQ : accessed 28 November 2019), Joan Henderson in household of James M Henderson, Edgerton, Rock, Wisconsin, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 19, sheet 6A, line 22, family 143, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 2610; FHL microfilm 2,342,344.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KW48-TBC : 28 July 2019), Joan Henderson in household of James M Henderson, Winnetka, New Trier Township, Cook, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 16-316B, sheet 65A, line 35, family 292, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 783.

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2HWK-QDT : 16 March 2018), Joan H Boerner, 1954; citing Immigration, New York City, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Joan H. “Hendy” Boerner, obituary; Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from Nov. 18 to Nov. 24, 2012; https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/jsonline/obituary.aspx?n=joan-h-boerner-hendy&pid=161112252&fhid=5695:

“Boerner, Joan H. “Hendy” Passed away November 15, 2012 in the Highlands at Newcastle, Mequon, Wisconsin. Hendy was born December 5, 1928 in Edgerton, Wisconsin to Max and Nora (Nee Johnson) Henderson. She was the great-granddaughter of Alexander Henderson who emigrated to the Wisconsin Territory from Kildrummy, Scotland in 1834. Her family moved in 1936 to Winnetka, Illinois where she graduated from New Trier High School. She attended the University of Wisconsin (Madison) and, in 1950, earned a BA degree from the School of Education with high honors. She was president of Kappa Alpha Theta, her sorority, and was one of the prettiest girls on campus. Her father paid for her college education on condition that she earn nothing below a B in her class work. Hendy was a strong ethical person who took responsibility for herself early in life; she worked since early high school. Hendy married Roger, April 14, 1951, while he was in Law school and went with him to Oberammergau, Germany when he was called into the service. They returned to Milwaukee in 1954 where her two children, Susan and Ellen were born. She was always reading, was good at languages and loved to dance. Hendy was a full time Mom but found time to volunteer for Junior League projects, the Genslen School and the Milwaukee Art Center. She was co-chairman of the second Lake Front Festival of Art. Starting in 1966 she traveled annually with Roger, bird watching and sight-seeing to countries all around the world. They owned a winter home in Tucson, Arizona that she enjoyed immensely. When both children were in high school or about to get out, she took a job at UWM with a Faculty Search and Screen Committee and later became an assistant to the Dean of the UWM School of Business. Hendy played social golf and tennis and, after her children were gone from the house, swam a mile a day. She had a wonderful sense of humor enjoyed a good party and loved her many friends. In addition to her two children, Susan and Ellen, and Roger, her husband for 62 years, Hendy is survived by two grandchildren, Kelly and Michael Riordan, four nephews and nieces and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her sister, Beverly Henderson Hill, her brother-in-law, Frederick Hill and by her parents. In Lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to the Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N. Art Museum Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53202, to Friends of The Boerner Botanical Garden, 9400 Boerner Drive, Hales Corners, WI 53130 or a charity of your choice. Visitation will take place at the Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral Home, 10280 North Port Washington Road, Mequon, WI on Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 2:00 PM, a reception for friends will follow.

Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from Nov. 18 to Nov. 24, 2012.

 

Roger L. Boerner (husband of Joan Nancy “Hendy” Henderson)

Roger L. Boerner; Prabook; https://prabook.com/web/roger_l.boerner/1236549: “Background: Boerner, Roger L. was born on November 8, 1928 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States; Education: University of Wisconsin (Bachelor of Science, 1950. Bachelor of Laws, 1952); Career: Worked at Reinhart, Boerner, Van Deuren, Norris & Rieselbach, South Carolina (U.S.) (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) specializing in Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law. Admitted to the bar, 1952, Wisconsin. Member: Milwaukee and American Bar Associations. State Bar of Wisconsin.”

Reinhart Law; https://www.reinhartlaw.com/about-us/history/: “Roger Boerner joined the firm in 1954.”

Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.; Wikipedia article; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reinhart_Boerner_Van_Deuren_s.c..

Richard Anthony Van Deuren (Feb 18, 1929 – Dec 17, 2017); https://www.legacy.com/funeral-homes/obituaries/name/richard-van-deuren-obituary?pid=187625868&v=batesville&view=guestbook. Includes history of Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.

“Boerner Botanical Gardens Celebrate 75th Anniversary,” Milwaukee County Board Supervisor, Steve F. Taylor, e-newsletter, August 2014, page 4: [includes photograph of Roger Boerner (son of Al Boerner who designed the gardens)]; https://county.milwaukee.gov/ImageLibrary/Groups/PrivilegedtoServe-August2014.pdf.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X9S9-RTJ : accessed 28 November 2019), Roger L Boerner in household of Alfred L Boerner, Shorewood, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 361, sheet 1A, line 18, family 5, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 2600; FHL microfilm 2,342,334.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K7J2-LCS : 29 July 2019), Roger Boerner in household of Alfred Boerner, Granville Town, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 40-12, sheet 19B, line 52, family 353, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 4500.

“United States Public Records, 1970-2009,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KBWW-C99 : 23 May 2014), Roger L Atty Res Boerner, Residence, Mequon, Wisconsin, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information.

Wisconsin State Bar; https://www.wisbar.org/directories/pages/lawyerprofile.aspx?Memberid=1006650: “Atty. Roger L. Boerner, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren SC, 1000 N Water St Ste 1700, PO Box 2965, Milwaukee WI 53201-2965; Phone: (262) 243-9990; County: Milwaukee; Email: rlboerner5@gmail.com; Member ID: 1006650; Graduation Year: 1952; Languages: English; Law School: University of Wisconsin Law School; WI Admission: 06/20/1952; License Status: Good Standing; Member Type: Emeritus.”