Lewis B. Johnson

Last updated 21 Nov 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: Bet 16 Apr 1908 and 1 Jan 1909 in New Rockford, Eddy County, North Dakota, United States

Died: Aft 1972 in Maywood, Los Angeles County, California, United States

Father: Henry B. Johnson (1865 – 1930)

Mother: Betsy P. Peterson (1882 – 1964)

Supporting evidence for:
name

census-us-1910-ps-nd-eddy-79-1a: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, North Dakota, Eddy County, Pleasant Prairie Township, enumeration district 79, sheet 1A (form/penned) or page 169A (stamped OR stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 14 August 2018) > "North Dakota > Eddy > Pleasant Prairie > District 0079" image 1; citing “Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 1141 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1375154]

Additional detail for reference: Line 9, dwelling 3

Comment: Source includes name (<spelling> Johnson). See research notes for spelling details.

census-us-1920-ps-mn-clay-43-6a: 1920 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Clay County, Moorhead (Ward 2), enumeration district 43, sheet 6A (form/penned) or page 206A (stamped); 1920 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 17 August 2018) > "Minnesota > Clay > Moorhead > District 0043" image 11; citing “Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, NARA microfilm publication T625, roll 827 (of 2076), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 8, dwelling 85

Comment: Source includes name (<spelling> B. Johnson). See research notes for spelling details.

census-us-1930-ps-mn-clay-30-7a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Clay County, Moorhead (Ward 2), enumeration district 14-30, sheet 7A (form/penned) or page 148A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "Minnesota > Clay > Moorhead > District 0030" image 13; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 1083 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2340818]

Additional detail for reference: Line 23, dwelling 138

Comment: Source includes name (<spelling> B. Johnson). See research notes for spelling details.

census-us-1940-ps-mn-clay-33-21b: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Clay County, Moorhead, enumeration district 14-33, sheet 21B; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before Aug 2018) > "Minnesota > Clay > Moorhead > 14-33" image 42; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 1914 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 74, household 431 [probably enumerator error, and should be 441]

Comment: Source includes name (Lewis Johnson).

census-us-nd-1925-eddy-pleasantprairie-5: 1925 North Dakota State Census, Eddy County, Pleasant Prairie Township, Sheet 5; North Dakota, Territorial and State Censuses, 1885, 1915, 1925, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 28 Feb 2009) > "1925 > Eddy > Roll 5230" image 73; citing “1915 North Dakota State Census and 1925 North Dakota State Census, State Archives and Historical Research Library, State Historical Society of North Dakota, Bismarck, North Dakota”

Additional detail for reference: Line 21, dwelling 8

Comment: Source includes name (Lewis Johnson).

death-harold-johnson-1948: Certificate of Death for Harold K. Johnson (1948); Department of Public Health, California, district 1901, registration number 1826, registered 20 Jan 1948, certified copy was generated 29 Jan 1948; privately held

Comment: Source includes name (Lewis B. Johnson, Brother). Lewis was the informant on the death certificate.

interview-helen-oram-2009: Notes from interview with Helen (Johnson) Caswell Oram, 19 Oct 2009; privately held

Additional detail for reference: Note #6: Louis B. Johnson.

Comment: Source includes name (Lewis B. Johnson).

interview-loretta-spear-2006: Email conversation with Loretta Pearl (Johnson) Spear, 19 Aug 2006, includes physical notes sent by mail; privately held

Additional detail for reference: Message #2, Image #1.

Comment: Source includes name (Lewis [Johnson]).

obituary-harold-johnson-1948: Obituary for Harold K. Johnson (1948); “In Memoriam (Harold K. Johnson),” Grace Notes (Los Angeles, California), 25 Jan 1948 (Sunday), page 5, column 1 [This is a bulletin of the Grace Lutheran Church.]

Comment: Source includes name (Lewis B. Johnson).

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birth

census-us-1920-ps-mn-clay-43-6a: 1920 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Clay County, Moorhead (Ward 2), enumeration district 43, sheet 6A (form/penned) or page 206A (stamped); 1920 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 17 August 2018) > "Minnesota > Clay > Moorhead > District 0043" image 11; citing “Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, NARA microfilm publication T625, roll 827 (of 2076), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 8, dwelling 85

Comment: Source includes age (11) and location (North Dakota). Using his age and the official census date of 1 Jan 1920 gives a birth date range from 2 Jan 1908 to 1 Jan 1909.

census-us-1930-ps-mn-clay-30-7a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Clay County, Moorhead (Ward 2), enumeration district 14-30, sheet 7A (form/penned) or page 148A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "Minnesota > Clay > Moorhead > District 0030" image 13; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 1083 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2340818]

Additional detail for reference: Line 23, dwelling 138

Comment: Source includes age (21) and location (No [North] Dakota). Using his age and the official census date of 1 Apr 1930 gives a birth date range from 2 Apr 1908 to 1 Apr 1909.

census-us-1940-ps-mn-clay-33-21b: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Clay County, Moorhead, enumeration district 14-33, sheet 21B; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before Aug 2018) > "Minnesota > Clay > Moorhead > 14-33" image 42; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 1914 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 74, household 431 [probably enumerator error, and should be 441]

Comment: Source includes age (31) and location (North Dakota). Using the official census date of 1 Apr 1940 gives a birth date range from 2 Apr 1908 to 1 Apr 1909.

census-us-nd-1925-eddy-pleasantprairie-5: 1925 North Dakota State Census, Eddy County, Pleasant Prairie Township, Sheet 5; North Dakota, Territorial and State Censuses, 1885, 1915, 1925, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 28 Feb 2009) > "1925 > Eddy > Roll 5230" image 73; citing “1915 North Dakota State Census and 1925 North Dakota State Census, State Archives and Historical Research Library, State Historical Society of North Dakota, Bismarck, North Dakota”

Additional detail for reference: Line 21, dwelling 8

Comment: Source includes age (16). Using the official census date of 1 Apr 1925 gives a birth date range from 2 Apr 1908 to 1 Apr 1909.

interview-helen-oram-2009: Notes from interview with Helen (Johnson) Caswell Oram, 19 Oct 2009; privately held

Additional detail for reference: Note #6: Lewis B. Johnson.

Comment: Source includes location (New Rockford, Eddy County, ND).

census-us-1910-ps-nd-eddy-79-1a: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, North Dakota, Eddy County, Pleasant Prairie Township, enumeration district 79, sheet 1A (form/penned) or page 169A (stamped OR stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 14 August 2018) > "North Dakota > Eddy > Pleasant Prairie > District 0079" image 1; citing “Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 1141 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1375154]

Additional detail for reference: Line 9, dwelling 3

Comment: Source includes age (1) and location (North Dakota). Using his age and the official census date of 15 Apr 1910 gives a birth date range from 16 Apr 1908 to 15 Apr 1909.

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death

interview-helen-oram-2009: Notes from interview with Helen (Johnson) Caswell Oram, 19 Oct 2009; privately held

Additional detail for reference: Note #6: Lewis B. Johnson.

Comment: Source includes date (after 1972) and location (Maywood, Los Angeles County, CA).

interview-loretta-spear-2006: Email conversation with Loretta Pearl (Johnson) Spear, 19 Aug 2006, includes physical notes sent by mail; privately held

Additional detail for reference: Message #2.

Comment: Source includes location (CA [California]) in statement "all three of them died in CA" in reference to brothers Oscar, Lewis, and Harold.

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father

census-us-1910-ps-nd-eddy-79-1a: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, North Dakota, Eddy County, Pleasant Prairie Township, enumeration district 79, sheet 1A (form/penned) or page 169A (stamped OR stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 14 August 2018) > "North Dakota > Eddy > Pleasant Prairie > District 0079" image 1; citing “Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 1141 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1375154]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 5,9, dwelling 3

Comment: Source identifies Louis [Johnson] as a son of Henery B. Johnson. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

census-us-1920-ps-mn-clay-43-6a: 1920 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Clay County, Moorhead (Ward 2), enumeration district 43, sheet 6A (form/penned) or page 206A (stamped); 1920 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 17 August 2018) > "Minnesota > Clay > Moorhead > District 0043" image 11; citing “Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, NARA microfilm publication T625, roll 827 (of 2076), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Lines 4,8, dwelling 85

Comment: Source identifies Louis B. Johnson as a son of Henry V. Johnson. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

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mother

census-us-1930-ps-mn-clay-30-7a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Clay County, Moorhead (Ward 2), enumeration district 14-30, sheet 7A (form/penned) or page 148A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "Minnesota > Clay > Moorhead > District 0030" image 13; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 1083 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2340818]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 22,23, dwelling 138

Comment: Source identifies Louis B. Johnson as a son of Betsy Johnson. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

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Family

Spouse/Partner: Mabel ____ (1911 – 2009)

Married: ?

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

census-us-1940-ps-mn-clay-33-21b: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Clay County, Moorhead, enumeration district 14-33, sheet 21B; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before Aug 2018) > "Minnesota > Clay > Moorhead > 14-33" image 42; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 1914 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 75, household 431 [probably enumerator error, and should be 441]

Comment: Source identifies Mabel [Johnson] as the wife of Lewis Johnson.

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Child: <private>

Miscellaneous Facts

Events

Education Level: (high school, four years)

Supporting evidence for:
events

census-us-1940-ps-mn-clay-33-21b: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Clay County, Moorhead, enumeration district 14-33, sheet 21B; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before Aug 2018) > "Minnesota > Clay > Moorhead > 14-33" image 42; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 1914 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 74, household 431 [probably enumerator error, and should be 441]

Comment: Source includes highest grade completed (H-4 [high school, four years]).

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Attributes

Residence: 15 Apr 1910 at Pleasant Prarie Township, Eddy County, North Dakota, United States

Residence: 1 Jan 1920 at Moorhead, Clay County, Minnesota, United States

Residence: 1 Apr 1925 at Pleasant Prairie, Eddy County, North Dakota, United States

Residence: 1 Apr 1930 at Moorhead, Clay County, Minnesota, United States

Residence: 1 Apr 1935 at Moorhead, Clay County, Minnesota, United States

Occupation: (retail hardware salesman) 1 Apr 1940

Residence: 1 Apr 1940 at Moorhead, Clay County, Minnesota, United States

Residence: 16 Jan 1948 at Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States

Occupation: (hardware store owner) at Maywood, Los Angeles County, California, United States

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

census-us-1910-ps-nd-eddy-79-1a: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, North Dakota, Eddy County, Pleasant Prairie Township, enumeration district 79, sheet 1A (form/penned) or page 169A (stamped OR stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 14 August 2018) > "North Dakota > Eddy > Pleasant Prairie > District 0079" image 1; citing “Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 1141 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1375154]

Additional detail for reference: Line 9, dwelling 3

Comment: Source includes census date (15 Apr 1910) and location (Pleasant Prairie Township, County: Eddy, State: North Dakota).

census-us-1920-ps-mn-clay-43-6a: 1920 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Clay County, Moorhead (Ward 2), enumeration district 43, sheet 6A (form/penned) or page 206A (stamped); 1920 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 17 August 2018) > "Minnesota > Clay > Moorhead > District 0043" image 11; citing “Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, NARA microfilm publication T625, roll 827 (of 2076), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 8, dwelling 85

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Jan 1920) and location (Moorhead City, County: Clay, State: Minnesota).

census-us-nd-1925-eddy-pleasantprairie-5: 1925 North Dakota State Census, Eddy County, Pleasant Prairie Township, Sheet 5; North Dakota, Territorial and State Censuses, 1885, 1915, 1925, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 28 Feb 2009) > "1925 > Eddy > Roll 5230" image 73; citing “1915 North Dakota State Census and 1925 North Dakota State Census, State Archives and Historical Research Library, State Historical Society of North Dakota, Bismarck, North Dakota”

Additional detail for reference: Line 21, dwelling 8

Comment: Source includes official census date (1 Apr 1925) and location (Ploeasant Prairie, Eddy County, North Dakota).

census-us-1930-ps-mn-clay-30-7a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Clay County, Moorhead (Ward 2), enumeration district 14-30, sheet 7A (form/penned) or page 148A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "Minnesota > Clay > Moorhead > District 0030" image 13; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 1083 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2340818]

Additional detail for reference: Line 23, dwelling 138

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Apr 1930) and location (City of Moorhead, County: Clay, State: Minnesota).

census-us-1940-ps-mn-clay-33-21b: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Clay County, Moorhead, enumeration district 14-33, sheet 21B; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before Aug 2018) > "Minnesota > Clay > Moorhead > 14-33" image 42; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 1914 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 74, household 431 [probably enumerator error, and should be 441]

Comment: Source includes date (April 1, 1935) and location (Moorhead, Clay County, Minnesota) of census.

census-us-1940-ps-mn-clay-33-21b: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Clay County, Moorhead, enumeration district 14-33, sheet 21B; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before Aug 2018) > "Minnesota > Clay > Moorhead > 14-33" image 42; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 1914 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 74, household 431 [probably enumerator error, and should be 441]

Comment: Source includes date (1 April 1940) and occupation (retail hardware salesman).

census-us-1940-ps-mn-clay-33-21b: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Clay County, Moorhead, enumeration district 14-33, sheet 21B; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before Aug 2018) > "Minnesota > Clay > Moorhead > 14-33" image 42; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 1914 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 74, household 431 [probably enumerator error, and should be 441]

Comment: Source includes date (1 April 1940) and location (Moorhead, Clay County, Minnesota).

death-harold-johnson-1948: Certificate of Death for Harold K. Johnson (1948); Department of Public Health, California, district 1901, registration number 1826, registered 20 Jan 1948, certified copy was generated 29 Jan 1948; privately held

Comment: Source includes location (Los Angeles [, California]). Lewis was identified as the informant for the death certificate.

interview-loretta-spear-2006: Email conversation with Loretta Pearl (Johnson) Spear, 19 Aug 2006, includes physical notes sent by mail; privately held

Additional detail for reference: Message #4.

Comment: Source includes the statement, "... Lewis had the hardware store in Maywood ..."

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General Notes and Anecdotes

Lewis owned a hardware store in Maywood, California. [interview-loretta-spear-2006]

Supporting evidence for:
general notes

interview-loretta-spear-2006: Email conversation with Loretta Pearl (Johnson) Spear, 19 Aug 2006, includes physical notes sent by mail; privately held

Additional detail for reference: Message #4.

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

SPELLING

Given Name: This database uses Lewis. The 1910, 1920, and 1930 U.S. Censuses use Louis. [census-us-1910-ps-nd-eddy-79-1a, census-us-1920-ps-mn-clay-43-6a, census-us-1930-ps-mn-clay-30-7a]

Supporting evidence for:
research notes

census-us-1910-ps-nd-eddy-79-1a: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, North Dakota, Eddy County, Pleasant Prairie Township, enumeration district 79, sheet 1A (form/penned) or page 169A (stamped OR stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 14 August 2018) > "North Dakota > Eddy > Pleasant Prairie > District 0079" image 1; citing “Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 1141 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1375154]

Additional detail for reference: Line 9, dwelling 3

census-us-1920-ps-mn-clay-43-6a: 1920 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Clay County, Moorhead (Ward 2), enumeration district 43, sheet 6A (form/penned) or page 206A (stamped); 1920 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 17 August 2018) > "Minnesota > Clay > Moorhead > District 0043" image 11; citing “Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, NARA microfilm publication T625, roll 827 (of 2076), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 8, dwelling 85

census-us-1930-ps-mn-clay-30-7a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Clay County, Moorhead (Ward 2), enumeration district 14-30, sheet 7A (form/penned) or page 148A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "Minnesota > Clay > Moorhead > District 0030" image 13; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 1083 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2340818]

Additional detail for reference: Line 23, dwelling 138

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Sources

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