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Raymond Burnett Johnson

Last updated 11 Sep 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: 30 Oct 1915 in Pleasant Prarie Township, Eddy County, North Dakota, United States

Died: 10 May 1992 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States

Father: Henry B. Johnson (1865 – 1930)

Mother: Betsy P. Peterson (1882 – 1964)

Supporting evidence for:
name

birth-raymond-johnson-1915: Delayed certificate of birth for Raymond Burnett Johnson (1915); Eddy County, North Dakota, state and registrar numbers unknown, registered 3 Oct 1940, North Dakota State Department of Public Health; certified copy dated 8 October 1940; privately held

Comment: Source includes name (Raymond Burnett Johnson).

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 (Raymond B. 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 (Raymond B. Johnson).

religious-registry-ministerial-kvernes-nd-1884-9: Ministerialbog [Ministerial Book], Kvernes Evangelisk Lutherske Menighed, started 31 Aug 1884 (Foster County, North Dakota), page 9; U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Church Records, 1781-1969, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 2018) > “Congregational Records > North Dakota > Carrington > Kvernes Lutheran” image 114; citing “Protokol for Kvernes Menighed, 1901, Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA), Birth, Marriage, Deaths, Chicago, Illinois”

Additional detail for reference: Entry 283

Comment: Source includes name (Raymond Burnette [Johnson]).

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 name (Raymond B. Johnson).

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 11, dwelling 85

Comment: Source includes name (Raymond <?> Johnson).

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 26, dwelling 138

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

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 22, household 119

Comment: Source includes name (Raymond Johnson).

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

Comment: Source includes name (Raymond Burnett Johnson).

estate-will-raymond-johnson-1992: Will of Raymond B. Johnson; signed 25 March 1992; photocopy, privately held

Additional detail for reference: Page 1, declaration.

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

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.

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 name (Raymond Johnson).

military-discharge-raymond-johnson-1946: Discharge certificate and form, and separation qualification record for Raymond B. Johnson (1946); Army of the United States; photocopy, privately held

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

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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 (21) and location (N. Dakota). Using Loretta's birth date of 1 Jun 1937 gives a birth date range from 2 June 1915 to 1 June 1916. (All '1's in this document are typed as capital 'I', possibly due to limitations of the typewriter.)

birth-raymond-johnson-1915: Delayed certificate of birth for Raymond Burnett Johnson (1915); Eddy County, North Dakota, state and registrar numbers unknown, registered 3 Oct 1940, North Dakota State Department of Public Health; certified copy dated 8 October 1940; privately held

Comment: Source includes date (October 30, 1915) and location (Pleasant Prarie Township, 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 11, dwelling 85

Comment: Source includes age (4 2/12 [4y 2m]) and location (North Dakota). Using his age and the official census date of 1 Jan 1920 gives a birth date range from 2 Oct 1915 to 1 Nov 1915.

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 26, dwelling 138

Comment: Source includes age (14) 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 1915 to 1 Apr 1916.

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 22, household 119

Comment: Source includes age (25) and location (North Dakota). Using the official census date of 1 Apr 1940 gives a birth date range from 2 Apr 1914 to 1 Apr 1915. Note that the age is somewhat ambiguous, since the second digit's top part doesn't look like a 3 or a 5. However, the bowl looks more like a 5 than a 3, using other entries in the age column for comparison.

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

Comment: Source includes date (October 30, 1915).

memorialcard-raymond-johnson-1992: Memorial card (funeral program) for Raymond Johnson (1992); privately held

Comment: Source includes location (New Rockford, North Dakota).

military-discharge-raymond-johnson-1946: Discharge certificate and form, and separation qualification record for Raymond B. Johnson (1946); Army of the United States; photocopy, privately held

Comment: Source includes date (30 Oct 1915).

religious-registry-ministerial-kvernes-nd-1884-9: Ministerialbog [Ministerial Book], Kvernes Evangelisk Lutherske Menighed, started 31 Aug 1884 (Foster County, North Dakota), page 9; U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Church Records, 1781-1969, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 2018) > “Congregational Records > North Dakota > Carrington > Kvernes Lutheran” image 114; citing “Protokol for Kvernes Menighed, 1901, Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA), Birth, Marriage, Deaths, Chicago, Illinois”

Additional detail for reference: Entry 283

Comment: Source includes date (30 Oct. 1915).

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death

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

Comment: Source includes date (May 10, 1992) and location (Los Angeles, 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: Image #3.

Comment: Source includes date (1992).

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father

birth-raymond-johnson-1915: Delayed certificate of birth for Raymond Burnett Johnson (1915); Eddy County, North Dakota, state and registrar numbers unknown, registered 3 Oct 1940, North Dakota State Department of Public Health; certified copy dated 8 October 1940; privately held

Comment: Source identifies Henry B. Johnson as the biological father of Raymond Burnett Johnson.

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 4,11, dwelling 85

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

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

Comment: Source identifies Henry B. Johnson as the father of Raymond Burnett Johnson. 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: Message #2.

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

religious-registry-ministerial-kvernes-nd-1884-9: Ministerialbog [Ministerial Book], Kvernes Evangelisk Lutherske Menighed, started 31 Aug 1884 (Foster County, North Dakota), page 9; U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Church Records, 1781-1969, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 2018) > “Congregational Records > North Dakota > Carrington > Kvernes Lutheran” image 114; citing “Protokol for Kvernes Menighed, 1901, Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA), Birth, Marriage, Deaths, Chicago, Illinois”

Additional detail for reference: Entry 283

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

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mother

birth-raymond-johnson-1915: Delayed certificate of birth for Raymond Burnett Johnson (1915); Eddy County, North Dakota, state and registrar numbers unknown, registered 3 Oct 1940, North Dakota State Department of Public Health; certified copy dated 8 October 1940; privately held

Comment: Source identifies Betsy Peterson as the biological mother of Raymond Burnet Johnson.

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 22,26, dwelling 138

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

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 25, household 119

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

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

Comment: Source identifies Betsy Pederson as the mother of Raymond Burnett Johnson. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

religious-registry-ministerial-kvernes-nd-1884-9: Ministerialbog [Ministerial Book], Kvernes Evangelisk Lutherske Menighed, started 31 Aug 1884 (Foster County, North Dakota), page 9; U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Church Records, 1781-1969, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 2018) > “Congregational Records > North Dakota > Carrington > Kvernes Lutheran” image 114; citing “Protokol for Kvernes Menighed, 1901, Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA), Birth, Marriage, Deaths, Chicago, Illinois”

Additional detail for reference: Entry 283

Comment: Source identifies Betzi Johnson as a parent of Raymond Burnette [Johnson]. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

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Family

Spouse/Partner: Pearl Eileen Marks (1918 – 1971)

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: 26 Dec 1915

Burial: 15 May 1992 at Compton, Los Angeles County, California, United States

Confirmation: (Trinity Church (Evangelical Lutheran Church)) 4 May 1930

Education Level: (12) 1 Apr 1940

Military Induction: (United States Army) 11 Jul 1945 at San Pedro, Los Angeles County, California, United States

Military Award: (World War II Victory Ribbon)

Military Discharge: (United States Army) 30 Jul 1946 at , Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States

Organization: (Initiated into the Order of Masons, Greenleaf lodge #670.) 13 Jan 1954 at Whittier, Los Angeles County, California, United States

Organization: (Attained the degree of Master Mason at Greenleaf Lodge # 670) 23 Apr 1955 at Whittier, Los Angeles County, California, United States

Will (signed): 25 Mar 1992

Memorial Service: (Biby & Belyea Chapel) 15 May 1992 at South Gate, Los Angeles, California, United States

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

Supporting evidence for:
events

religious-registry-ministerial-kvernes-nd-1884-9: Ministerialbog [Ministerial Book], Kvernes Evangelisk Lutherske Menighed, started 31 Aug 1884 (Foster County, North Dakota), page 9; U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Church Records, 1781-1969, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 2018) > “Congregational Records > North Dakota > Carrington > Kvernes Lutheran” image 114; citing “Protokol for Kvernes Menighed, 1901, Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA), Birth, Marriage, Deaths, Chicago, Illinois”

Additional detail for reference: Entry 283

Comment: Source includes date (26 Dec 1915).

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

Comment: Source includes location (Angeles Abbey Mausoleum, Compton, California) and date (05-15-1992 [Mo. Day. Year]).

religious-confirmation-raymond-johnson-1930: Confirmation Certificate, Raymond B. Johnson, 4 May 1930; Trinity Church (Moorhead, Minnesota); photocopy, privately held

Additional detail for reference: Document text.

Comment: Source includes date ("4th day of May, A.D. 1930").

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 22, household 119

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

military-discharge-raymond-johnson-1946: Discharge certificate and form, and separation qualification record for Raymond B. Johnson (1946); Army of the United States; photocopy, privately held

Comment: Source includes date (11 Jul [19]45) and location (FT MAC ARTHUR CALIF).

military-discharge-raymond-johnson-1946: Discharge certificate and form, and separation qualification record for Raymond B. Johnson (1946); Army of the United States; photocopy, privately held

Comment: Source includes awards during military service (WORLD WAR II VICTORY RIBBON).

military-discharge-raymond-johnson-1946: Discharge certificate and form, and separation qualification record for Raymond B. Johnson (1946); Army of the United States; photocopy, privately held

Comment: Source includes date (30 Jul [19]46) and location (FT GEO G MEADE MD).

misc-raymond-johnson-masonic-membership-1954: Presentation page (1954) from Raymond Johnson's personal copy of Book of the Entered Apprentice; privately held

Comment: Source includes date (Jan 13, 1954), lodge (Greenleaf Lodge No. 670) and location (Whittier, California).

misc-raymond-johnson-masonic-membership-1955: Presentation page (1955) from Raymond Johnson's personal copy of Constitution of The Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of the Free and Accepted Masons of the State of California; privately held

Comment: Source includes date (April 23, 1955), lodge (Greenleaf Lodge No. 670 [located in Whittier, California]), and degree (Master Mason).

estate-will-raymond-johnson-1992: Will of Raymond B. Johnson; signed 25 March 1992; photocopy, privately held

Additional detail for reference: Page 3, signature.

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

Comment: Source includes date (May 15, 1992) and location (Biby & Belyea Chapel [, South Gate, California]).

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

Comment: Source includes location (Angeles Abbey Mausoleum [, Compton, California]).

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Attributes

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

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

Education: (Moorhead High School) 1931 To 1934 at Moorhead, Clay County, Minnesota, United States

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

Occupation: (laborer at Thrifty Drug) 1 Jun 1937

Occupation: (clerk) 6 Nov 1939

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

Occupation: (order assembly clerk for a wholesale drug seller) 1 Apr 1940

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

Occupation: (baker) 1941

Occupation: (machinist) 5 Jul 1943 at San Pedro, Los Angeles County, California, United States

Residence: 30 Jul 1946 at Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States

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

Residence: 1960 at , Orange County, California, United States

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

Residence: 10 May 1992 at Buena Park, Orange County, California, United States

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

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 11, dwelling 85

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

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 26, dwelling 138

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

military-discharge-raymond-johnson-1946: Discharge certificate and form, and separation qualification record for Raymond B. Johnson (1946); Army of the United States; photocopy, privately held

Comment: Source includes in the Separation Qualification (side 2) the name and location of the school (Moorhead High School, Moorhead, Minnesota), the year he left school (1934) and the number of years completed (3 3/4 yrs H.S.).

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 22, household 119

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

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 occupation (Laborer) and employer (Thrifty Drug Co.) and the fact he was employed on Loretta's birth date of 1 June 1937.

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 occupation (clerk).

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: Witness Affidavits

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 22, household 119

Comment: Source includes date (1 Apr 1940) and occupation (puts up orders / wholesale drugs).

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 22, household 119

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

military-discharge-raymond-johnson-1946: Discharge certificate and form, and separation qualification record for Raymond B. Johnson (1946); Army of the United States; photocopy, privately held

Comment: Source includes years (1941 to 1945) and occupation (baker).

misc-raymond-johnson-id-card-1943: Identification card for Raymond Burnett Johnson (1943); United States Coast Guard, Captain of Port, Port of Los Angeles; privately held

Comment: Source includes company (Pacific Screw Prod. Co.), occupation (machinist), remote work location ([Port of Los Angeles]), and date (7-5-43).

military-discharge-raymond-johnson-1946: Discharge certificate and form, and separation qualification record for Raymond B. Johnson (1946); Army of the United States; photocopy, privately held

Comment: Source includes date (30 July 1946) of separation and permanent mailing address (Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, 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 1959) and location (Downey, CA).

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]).

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

Comment: Source indicates number of years (32) living in the county (Orange County, California) before date of death (10 May 1992).

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).

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

Comment: Source includes residence (Buena Park, California) on date of death (10 May 1992).

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General Notes and Anecdotes

From 1941 to 1945 he worked for his brother-in-law Clifford Marks as a baker in Clifford's bakery in Los Angeles, California. [military-discharge-raymond-johnson-1946]

On 11 July 1945 he was drafted into the U.S. Army. He served about a year in the military, working as a baker, and later as a cook. He was honorably discharged 30 Jul 1946 at Fort George Meade in Maryland with the rank of sergeant. At the end of his service, he was attached to the 89th Quartermaster Training Company. [military-discharge-raymond-johnson-1946]

In 1943 he was issued an ID badge by the Captain Of Port Los Angeles for Pacific Screw Products Corp. His occupation was listed as machinist. [misc-raymond-johnson-id-card-1943]

He joined the masonic lodge in Whittier, California, in January 1954, and became a Master Mason in April 1955. [misc-raymond-johnson-masonic-membership-1954, misc-raymond-johnson-masonic-membership-1955]

Supporting evidence for:
general notes

military-discharge-raymond-johnson-1946: Discharge certificate and form, and separation qualification record for Raymond B. Johnson (1946); Army of the United States; photocopy, privately held

misc-raymond-johnson-id-card-1943: Identification card for Raymond Burnett Johnson (1943); United States Coast Guard, Captain of Port, Port of Los Angeles; privately held

misc-raymond-johnson-masonic-membership-1954: Presentation page (1954) from Raymond Johnson's personal copy of Book of the Entered Apprentice; privately held

misc-raymond-johnson-masonic-membership-1955: Presentation page (1955) from Raymond Johnson's personal copy of Constitution of The Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of the Free and Accepted Masons of the State of California; privately held

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

CONFLICTS

Birth Date: Raymond's death certificate identifies his birthday as 30 October 1915. However, his 1930 Certificate of Confirmation lists his birthday as 31 Oct 1916. Because the latter was closer to the event and likely filled in by his mother, the 1916 date is used. [death-raymond-johnson-1992, religious-confirmation-raymond-johnson-1930]

Employment Date (Thrifty): Ray attended high school in Moorhead Minnesota and left in 1934. According to his daughter Loretta's birth certificate, he was working for Thrifty Drug Co. from 1931 through at least 1937. However, although Thrifty had multiple locations in 1931, all were in or near Los Angeles, California. In addition, in 1931, Raymond was only 15 and living in Minnesota, not California. The time of 6 years employed at Thrifty, given in the birth certificate, is certainly wrong. A time of 3 years or less is a more reasonable value. [birth-loretta-johnson-1937]

FOLLOWUP

He went to Moorhead High School in Moorhead, MN, but attended only 3 3/4 years, never receiving a diploma. He left high school in 1934.

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]

How did employment at Pacifc Screw Products affect his job at Clifford's bakery?

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. 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

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

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.

religious-confirmation-raymond-johnson-1930: Confirmation Certificate, Raymond B. Johnson, 4 May 1930; Trinity Church (Moorhead, Minnesota); photocopy, privately held

Additional detail for reference: Certificate text.

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