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Pearl Eileen Marks

Last updated 23 Oct 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: 24 Aug 1918 in Vergas, Otter Tail County, Minnesota, United States

Died: 20 Jun 1971 in Maywood, Los Angeles County, California, United States

Father: Edward K. Marks (1882 – 1963)

Mother: Hattie Maria "Mimi" Swanson (1889 – 1973)

Supporting evidence for:
name

birth-loretta-johnson-1937: Certificate of birth for Loretta Pearl Johnson (1937); Los Angeles County, California, local registered number 8064, filed 8 Jun 1937, State of California Department of Public Health; certified copy generated after 9 July 1945; privately held

Comment: Source includes maiden name (Pearl Ellen Marks).

birth-pearl-marks-1918: Certificate of birth for Pearl Eileen Marks (1918); Otter Tail County, Minnesota, Birth Record J, page 62, section 1228, Clerk of the District Court (Seventh Judicial District), filed 11 Sep 1918; certified copy generated 2 February 1962; privately held

Comment: Source includes name (Pearl Eileen Marks).

census-us-1920-ps-mn-ottertail-132-1a: 1920 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Otter Tail County, Dora Township, enumeration district 132, sheet 1A (form/penned) or page 171A (stamped); 1920 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 17 August 2018) > "Minnesota > Otter Tail > Dora > District 0132" image 1; citing “Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, NARA microfilm publication T625, roll 847 (of 2076), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 27, dwelling 4

Comment: Source includes name (Pearl E. Johnson).

census-us-1930-ps-mn-ottertail-22-2b: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Otter Tail County, Dora Township, enumeration district 56-22, sheet 2B (form/penned) or page 108B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 22 November 2020) > "Minnesota > Otter Tail > Dora > District 0022" image 4; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 1111 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2340846]

Additional detail for reference: Line 88, dwelling 45

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

census-us-1940-ps-ca-losangeles-629-5a: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, California, Los Angeles County, San Antonio Township, enumeration district 19-629, sheet 5A; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before Aug 2018) > "California > Los Angeles > San Antonio > 19-629" image 9; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 249 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 23, household 119

Comment: Source includes name (Pearl 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: Image #2.

Comment: Source includes name (Pearl [Marks]).

memorialcard-pearl-johnson-1971: Memorial card (funeral program) for Pearl E. Johnson (1971); privately held

Comment: Source includes name (Pearl E. Johnson). See research notes about duplication between Pearl's obituary and her memorial card.

obituary-pearl-johnson-1971: Obituary for Pearl Ellen Johnson (1971); “Pearl Ellen Johnson,” Buena Park Independent (Buena Park, California), 30 Jun 1971 (Wednesday), page unknown, column unknown

Comment: Source includes name (Pearl Ellen Johnson). See research notes about duplication between Pearl's obituary and her memorial card.

religious-baptism-pearl-marks-1918: Baptism Certificate, Pearl Elen Marks, 13 Oct 1918; unknown church; photocopy, privately held

Comment: Source includes name (Pearl <spelling> Marks). See reseach notes for spelling details.

religious-confirmation-pearl-marks-1933: Confirmation certificate, Pearl Elen Marks, 14 May 1933; First Lutheran Church (Fargo, North Dakota); photocopy, privately held

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

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birth

birth-loretta-johnson-1937: Certificate of birth for Loretta Pearl Johnson (1937); Los Angeles County, California, local registered number 8064, filed 8 Jun 1937, State of California Department of Public Health; certified copy generated after 9 July 1945; privately held

Comment: Source includes age (18) and location (Minn). Using Loretta's birth date of 1 Jun 1937 gives a birth date range from 2 June 1918 to 1 June 1919. (All '1's in this document are typed as capital 'I', possibly due to limitations of the typewriter.)

birth-pearl-marks-1918: Certificate of birth for Pearl Eileen Marks (1918); Otter Tail County, Minnesota, Birth Record J, page 62, section 1228, Clerk of the District Court (Seventh Judicial District), filed 11 Sep 1918; certified copy generated 2 February 1962; privately held

Comment: Source includes date (Aug. 24, 1918) and location (Vergas Village, Otter Tail, Minnesota).

census-us-1920-ps-mn-ottertail-132-1a: 1920 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Otter Tail County, Dora Township, enumeration district 132, sheet 1A (form/penned) or page 171A (stamped); 1920 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 17 August 2018) > "Minnesota > Otter Tail > Dora > District 0132" image 1; citing “Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, NARA microfilm publication T625, roll 847 (of 2076), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 27, dwelling 4

Comment: Source includes age (1 <indistinct>/12 [total of 12 to 23 months]) and location (Minnesota). Using her age of 1 year (ignoring the month count) and the official census date of 1 Jan 1920 gives a birth date range from 2 Jan 1918 to 1 Jan 1919.

census-us-1930-ps-mn-ottertail-22-2b: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Otter Tail County, Dora Township, enumeration district 56-22, sheet 2B (form/penned) or page 108B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 22 November 2020) > "Minnesota > Otter Tail > Dora > District 0022" image 4; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 1111 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2340846]

Additional detail for reference: Line 88, dwelling 45

Comment: Source includes age (11) and location (Minnesota). Using her age and the official census date of 1 Apr 1930 gives a birth date range from 2 Apr 1918 to 1 Apr 1919.

census-us-1940-ps-ca-losangeles-629-5a: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, California, Los Angeles County, San Antonio Township, enumeration district 19-629, sheet 5A; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before Aug 2018) > "California > Los Angeles > San Antonio > 19-629" image 9; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 249 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 23, household 119

Comment: Source includes age (21) and location (Minnesota). Using the official census date of 1 Apr 1940 gives a birth date range from 2 Apr 1918 to 1 Apr 1919.

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: Image #2.

Comment: Source includes date (Aug. 24, 1918).

memorialcard-pearl-johnson-1971: Memorial card (funeral program) for Pearl E. Johnson (1971); privately held

Comment: Source includes date (August 24, 1918). See research notes about duplication between Pearl's obituary and her memorial card.

obituary-pearl-johnson-1971: Obituary for Pearl Ellen Johnson (1971); “Pearl Ellen Johnson,” Buena Park Independent (Buena Park, California), 30 Jun 1971 (Wednesday), page unknown, column unknown

Comment: Source includes age (52) and location (Minnesota). See research notes about duplication between Pearl's obituary and her memorial card.

religious-baptism-pearl-marks-1918: Baptism Certificate, Pearl Elen Marks, 13 Oct 1918; unknown church; photocopy, privately held

Comment: Source includes date (Aug 24th 1918) and location (Vergas, Minn).

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death

misc-raymond-johnson-date-notes: Scrap paper note with dates of parents’ births, marriage, and wife’s death (between 1971 and 1992); Raymond Johnson; privately held

Comment: Source includes date (6-20-71) that Ray was widowed.

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: Image #3.

Comment: Source includes date (1971).

memorialcard-pearl-johnson-1971: Memorial card (funeral program) for Pearl E. Johnson (1971); privately held

Comment: Source includes date (jun 20, 1971). See research notes about duplication between Pearl's obituary and her memorial card.

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father

birth-pearl-marks-1918: Certificate of birth for Pearl Eileen Marks (1918); Otter Tail County, Minnesota, Birth Record J, page 62, section 1228, Clerk of the District Court (Seventh Judicial District), filed 11 Sep 1918; certified copy generated 2 February 1962; privately held

Comment: Source identifies Ed Marks as the biological father of Pearl Eileen Marks.

census-us-1920-ps-mn-ottertail-132-1a: 1920 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Otter Tail County, Dora Township, enumeration district 132, sheet 1A (form/penned) or page 171A (stamped); 1920 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 17 August 2018) > "Minnesota > Otter Tail > Dora > District 0132" image 1; citing “Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, NARA microfilm publication T625, roll 847 (of 2076), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Lines 21,27, dwelling 4

Comment: Source identifies Pearl E. Marks as a daughter of Edward K. Marks. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

census-us-1930-ps-mn-ottertail-22-2b: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Otter Tail County, Dora Township, enumeration district 56-22, sheet 2B (form/penned) or page 108B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 22 November 2020) > "Minnesota > Otter Tail > Dora > District 0022" image 4; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 1111 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2340846]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 84,88, dwelling 45

Comment: Source identifies Perl Marks as a <conflict> of Edward Marks. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

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: Image #2.

Comment: Source identifies Pearl [Marks] as a child of Edward Marks Sr. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

periodical-born-loretta-johnson-1937: “The Chronicler / Born,” birth announcement; Grace Notes (Los Angeles, California), unknown date, page unknown, column unknown; privately held

Comment: Source identifies Pearl Ellen Marks as a daughter of Edward Marks, Sr. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

religious-baptism-pearl-marks-1918: Baptism Certificate, Pearl Elen Marks, 13 Oct 1918; unknown church; photocopy, privately held

Comment: Source identifies Pearl <conflict> [Marks] as a child of Edward Marks [Sr.]. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship. See research notes for conflict details.

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mother

birth-pearl-marks-1918: Certificate of birth for Pearl Eileen Marks (1918); Otter Tail County, Minnesota, Birth Record J, page 62, section 1228, Clerk of the District Court (Seventh Judicial District), filed 11 Sep 1918; certified copy generated 2 February 1962; privately held

Comment: Source identifies Hattie Swansen as the biological mother of Pearl Eileen Marks.

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: Image #2.

Comment: Source identifies Pearl [Marks] as a child of Hattie Swanson Marks. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

obituary-pearl-johnson-1971: Obituary for Pearl Ellen Johnson (1971); “Pearl Ellen Johnson,” Buena Park Independent (Buena Park, California), 30 Jun 1971 (Wednesday), page unknown, column unknown

Comment: Source identifies Mrs. Hattie Marks as the mother of Pearl Ellen Johnson. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship. See research notes about duplication between Pearl's obituary and her memorial card.

religious-baptism-pearl-marks-1918: Baptism Certificate, Pearl Elen Marks, 13 Oct 1918; unknown church; photocopy, privately held

Comment: Source identifies Pearl <conflict> [Marks] as a child of Hattie [Marks] nee Swanson. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship. See research notes for conflict details.

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Family

Spouse/Partner: Raymond Burnett Johnson (1915 – 1992)

Married: 24 Aug 1936 in Moorhead, Clay County, Minnesota, United States

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

census-us-1940-ps-ca-losangeles-629-5a: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, California, Los Angeles County, San Antonio Township, enumeration district 19-629, sheet 5A; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before Aug 2018) > "California > Los Angeles > San Antonio > 19-629" image 9; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 249 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 23, household 119

Comment: Source notes Pearl [Johnson] as the wife of Raymond Johnson.

misc-raymond-johnson-date-notes: Scrap paper note with dates of parents’ births, marriage, and wife’s death (between 1971 and 1992); Raymond Johnson; privately held

Comment: Source includes date (8-24-1936) of marriage of Ray and Pearl.

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

Additional detail for reference: Note #9: Raymond Burnett Johnson.

Comment: Source indicates date (1936) and location (Moorhead, MN) and noted they probably eloped.

obituary-pearl-johnson-1971: Obituary for Pearl Ellen Johnson (1971); “Pearl Ellen Johnson,” Buena Park Independent (Buena Park, California), 30 Jun 1971 (Wednesday), page unknown, column unknown

Comment: Source notes fact of marriage of Raymond B. Johnson and Pearl Ellen. See research notes about duplication between Pearl's obituary and her memorial card.

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Child: Loretta Pearl Johnson (1937 – 2019)

Miscellaneous Facts

Events

Christening: 13 Oct 1918

Burial: at Compton, Los Angeles County, California, United States

Organization: (Order of the Eastern Star, Bell Chapter (#393))

Confirmation: (First Lutheran Church of Fargo (Evangelical Lutheran Chrurch)) 14 May 1933 at Fargo, Cass County, North Dakota, United States

Education Level: (12) 1 Apr 1940

Memorial Service: (Angeles Abbey Chapel) 24 Jun 1971 at Compton, Los Angeles County, California, United States

Mausoleum: (Angeles Abbey Mausoleum) at Compton, Los Angeles County, California, United States

Supporting evidence for:
events

religious-baptism-pearl-marks-1918: Baptism Certificate, Pearl Elen Marks, 13 Oct 1918; unknown church; photocopy, privately held

Comment: Source includes date (Oct. 13th 1918). The location is given as "the home of parents."

memorialcard-pearl-johnson-1971: Memorial card (funeral program) for Pearl E. Johnson (1971); privately held

Comment: Source includes location (Angeles Abbey Mausoleum [, Compton, California]). See research notes about duplication between Pearl's obituary and her memorial card.

obituary-pearl-johnson-1971: Obituary for Pearl Ellen Johnson (1971); “Pearl Ellen Johnson,” Buena Park Independent (Buena Park, California), 30 Jun 1971 (Wednesday), page unknown, column unknown

Comment: Source indicates Pearl was associated with the Bell Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. See research notes about duplication between Pearl's obituary and her memorial card.

religious-confirmation-pearl-marks-1933: Confirmation certificate, Pearl Elen Marks, 14 May 1933; First Lutheran Church (Fargo, North Dakota); photocopy, privately held

Comment: Source includes church (The First Lutheran Church of Fargo N.D.), doctrine (Evangelical Lutheran Church), date ("14th ... May A.D. 1933").

census-us-1940-ps-ca-losangeles-629-5a: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, California, Los Angeles County, San Antonio Township, enumeration district 19-629, sheet 5A; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before Aug 2018) > "California > Los Angeles > San Antonio > 19-629" image 9; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 249 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 23, household 119

Comment: Source includes date (1 Apr 1940) and highest grade level (H-4 [high school, fourth year]).

memorialcard-pearl-johnson-1971: Memorial card (funeral program) for Pearl E. Johnson (1971); privately held

Additional detail for reference: Card text.

Comment: Source includes date (June 24, 1971) and location (Angeles Abbey Chapel). This chapel is known to be in the same cemetery as Angeles Abbey Mausoleum in Compton, California. See research notes about duplication between Pearl's obituary and her memorial card.

memorialcard-pearl-johnson-1971: Memorial card (funeral program) for Pearl E. Johnson (1971); privately held

Additional detail for reference: Card text.

Comment: Source includes location (Angeles Abbey Mausoleum). This mausoleum is known to be in Compton, California. See research notes about duplication between Pearl's obituary and her memorial card.

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Attributes

Residence: 1 Jan 1920 at Dora Township, Otter Tail County, Minnesota, United States

Residence: 1 Apr 1930 at Dora Township, Otter Tail County, Minnesota, United States

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

Residence: 6 Nov 1939 at Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States

Residence: 1 Apr 1940 at Florence, Los Angeles County, California, United States

Residence: Abt 1959 at Downey, Los Angeles County, California, United States

Residence: Abt 1963 at Buena Park, Orange County, California, United States

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

census-us-1920-ps-mn-ottertail-132-1a: 1920 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Otter Tail County, Dora Township, enumeration district 132, sheet 1A (form/penned) or page 171A (stamped); 1920 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 17 August 2018) > "Minnesota > Otter Tail > Dora > District 0132" image 1; citing “Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, NARA microfilm publication T625, roll 847 (of 2076), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 27, dwelling 4

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Jan 1920) and location (Dora Township, County: Otter Tail, State: Minnesota).

census-us-1930-ps-mn-ottertail-22-2b: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Otter Tail County, Dora Township, enumeration district 56-22, sheet 2B (form/penned) or page 108B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 22 November 2020) > "Minnesota > Otter Tail > Dora > District 0022" image 4; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 1111 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2340846]

Additional detail for reference: Line 88, dwelling 45

census-us-1940-ps-ca-losangeles-629-5a: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, California, Los Angeles County, San Antonio Township, enumeration district 19-629, sheet 5A; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before Aug 2018) > "California > Los Angeles > San Antonio > 19-629" image 9; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 249 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 23, household 119

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

citizenship-petition-herman-joop-1939: Petition for Naturalization for Herman William Joop (1939), includes Declaration of Intention (1934); U.S., Naturalization Records, 1840-1957, database with images, Ancestry (https://ancestry.com: accessed 11 May 2018) > “California > District Court > (Roll 241) Petitions for Naturalization 69283-69728; 2/9/40-2/22/40” images 419–422; petition number 69387; citing "National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.; Naturalization Records of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, Central Division (Los Angeles), 1887-1940; Microfilm Roll: 241; Microfilm Serial: M1524" [The collection of papers is internally inconsistent on Herman’s date of immigration; the date from the Petition for Naturalization is assumed.]

Additional detail for reference: Affidavits of Witnesses

Comment: Source includes location (Los Angeles, Calif.) and date (6th ... November ... 1939).

census-us-1940-ps-ca-losangeles-629-5a: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, California, Los Angeles County, San Antonio Township, enumeration district 19-629, sheet 5A; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before Aug 2018) > "California > Los Angeles > San Antonio > 19-629" image 9; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 249 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 23, household 119

Comment: Source includes date (1 Apr 1940) and location (Florence, Los Angeles, California).

interview-<private>-2007-d: Email conversation with <private>, 10-12 Sep 2007; privately held

Additional detail for reference: Message #1.

Comment: Source includes date (around 1959), and location (Downey [, California]).

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

Additional detail for reference: Note #9: Raymond Burnett Johnson.

Comment: Source includes date (about 1963) and location (Buena Park, CA).

obituary-pearl-johnson-1971: Obituary for Pearl Ellen Johnson (1971); “Pearl Ellen Johnson,” Buena Park Independent (Buena Park, California), 30 Jun 1971 (Wednesday), page unknown, column unknown

Comment: Source includes date of her death (1971), location (Buena Park [, California]) and length of time (<conflict>) in that location. See research notes for conflict details. Also see research notes about duplication between Pearl's obituary and her memorial card.

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General Notes and Anecdotes

Pearl was a talented cake decorator and spent many years working for her brother Clifford in his bakery. [interview-<private>-2007-d]

Supporting evidence for:
general notes

interview-<private>-2007-d: Email conversation with <private>, 10-12 Sep 2007; privately held

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

CONFLICTS

Relationship (Father): This database uses daughter. The 1930 U.S. Census indicates Pearl's relationship to her father Edward is "son" which is clearly incorrect. [census-us-1930-ps-mn-ottertail-22-2b]

Residence (Buena Park,1963): This database uses about 1963. In Pearl's obituary, the date is implied to be about 1964. [obituary-pearl-johnson-1971]

SPELLING

GIven Name: This database uses Pearl Eileen. The 1930 U.S. Census uses Perl for her first name. [census-us-1930-ps-mn-ottertail-22-2b]

Given Name: This database uses Pearl Eileen. Her baptism and confirmation certificates use Elen for her middle name. [religious-baptism-pearl-marks-1918, religious-confirmation-pearl-marks-1933]

DUPLICATION

Pearl's memorial card and her obituary contain duplications and are probably not independent sources. However, they also have significant differences, with information shown on one but not the other, so both are used. Care has been taken to avoid both both being used as evidence for the same facts (with the exception of Pearl's name, to establish credibility of the source for this person). And for such duplication, the obituary has been used as the source. [memorialcard-pearl-johnson-1971, obituary-pearl-johnson-1971]

FOLLOWUP

Ray and Pearl eloped. Probable locations for the ceremony may have been Moorhead, MN, Fargo, ND, or Los Angeles, CA. Unfortunately, they never talked about the marriage with their daughter. [interview-helen-oram-2009, interview-<private>-2006-a]

The residence of Ray and Pearl between 1959 and 1963 is a little confusing. An interview with Helen Oram indicates they were in Downey (Los Angeles County) about 1959 and Buena Park (Orange County) about 1963 and implicitly excludes any other address between those two locations. Pearl's obituary gives indicates she was living in Buena Park for 7 years before her death in 1971, implying they moved there in 1964. However, the death certificate for Ray implies they were in Orange County about 1960, by stating that at his death in 1992, he had been in Orange County for 32 years. My (<private> Spear's) personal recollection (albeit rather dim as I was still a toddler by the end of that period) is that they were not living in separate locations for any of those years. [interview-helen-oram-2009, death-raymond-johnson-1992]

Supporting evidence for:
research notes

census-us-1930-ps-mn-ottertail-22-2b: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Otter Tail County, Dora Township, enumeration district 56-22, sheet 2B (form/penned) or page 108B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 22 November 2020) > "Minnesota > Otter Tail > Dora > District 0022" image 4; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 1111 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2340846]

Additional detail for reference: Line 88, dwelling 45

death-raymond-johnson-1992: Certificate of Death for Raymond Burnett Johnson (1992); Los Angeles Department of Health Services, Los Angeles County, California, registration number unknown, registered 14 May 1992, certified copy generated 19 May 1992; photocopy, privately held

interview-<private>-2006-a: Email conversation with <private>, 21-23 Sep 2006; privately held

Additional detail for reference: Message #2,#9.

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

Additional detail for reference: Note #9: Raymond Burnett Johnson.

memorialcard-pearl-johnson-1971: Memorial card (funeral program) for Pearl E. Johnson (1971); privately held

obituary-pearl-johnson-1971: Obituary for Pearl Ellen Johnson (1971); “Pearl Ellen Johnson,” Buena Park Independent (Buena Park, California), 30 Jun 1971 (Wednesday), page unknown, column unknown

religious-baptism-pearl-marks-1918: Baptism Certificate, Pearl Elen Marks, 13 Oct 1918; unknown church; photocopy, privately held

religious-confirmation-pearl-marks-1933: Confirmation certificate, Pearl Elen Marks, 14 May 1933; First Lutheran Church (Fargo, North Dakota); photocopy, privately held

Additional detail for reference: Document text.

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