Nephi Johnson

15 Dec 1874 - 29 Apr 1947

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A SKETCH OF THE LIFE OF NEPHI JOHNSON (Written by Himself) I was born on Dec. 15, 1875 at Hillsdale, Utah. This little town is located on the bank of the Sevier River about seven miles north of Panguitch, Utah. My father, Seth Johnson and my mother Lydia Ann Smith Johnson had moved to this little to

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Nephi Johnson

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about 3 miles south of Cannonville on Kodacrome Way (a few hundred yards to the west)
Cannonville, Garfield, Utah
United States

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Father; Mother; Their children, He Saved Soles, In His Will Is Our Peace, Married Sep 14, 1935; sealed Sept 27, 1952, Wife of Seth Johnson Peace Perfect Peace A Loving Wife, A Mother Dear, A friend to all, Lies Buried Here, Sons of Geo. W & Henrietta G Johnson, married June 29, 1956; children Clara S, A. True, Marilyn K., Richard W., Joyce F, A Devoted Husband and a Loving Father a True Latter Day Saint, Beloved Father

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Father - Joseph Edward
Mother - Susan J
Children: Joseph E, Alfred D, Karma J, US ARMY WORLD WAR II, says and Baby, Children: Saundra, Ronald Lee, Sheila, Nila, Sue Ellen, Children: Billy, Sherman, Gwen, Deane, David, Dimion, Karen, Rebecca, Mother
Father, Sealed Sept 27, 1952
Children: Larry W - Ladona - Myrna L - Alma D - Ramona J - Joseph D, Son of Adelbert & Mary J Heaps, Children of Nephi & Zina Johnson, Children of Irving A & Daisie C Johnson, Utah
Cpl 12 Infantry
World War II BSM-PH, Married Irving A Johnson Sept 5, 1923, A loving wife & mother...
A friend to all..., Sons of Geo. W & Henrietta C. Johnson, Wife: Shana
Daughter: Kori Lee, Sealed June 28, 1939, US ARMY
WORLD WAR II, DEAN: US ARMY WORLD WAR II, UTAH CPL 1050 BASE UNIT AAF
WORLD WAR II, PFC US ARMY
WORLD WAR I, Children: Clara S - A True - Marilyn K - Richard W - Joyce F, Wife of Cyrus Mangum, Daugh of Marion..., Son of R. W. & Clara E Pinney, Magleby Mortuary, Husband of Sarah A Dutton, Daughter of Richard C & Susanah D. Pinney
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Contributor: vcorn49 Created: 2 years ago Updated: 1 month ago

A SKETCH OF THE LIFE OF NEPHI JOHNSON (Written by Himself) I was born on Dec. 15, 1875 at Hillsdale, Utah. This little town is located on the bank of the Sevier River about seven miles north of Panguitch, Utah. My father, Seth Johnson and my mother Lydia Ann Smith Johnson had moved to this little town about two or three years before my birth. During these early years, my father with his two families suffered many hardships and it was very difficult to make a livelihood for his family. The winters were cold and sometimes food became very scarce and it would appear as we would not be able to live through until spring. But by the faith of my parents and their good management we always lived through until spring. Naturally, my earliest recollections are of this little town and its surrounding country. Much of the activity of my boyhood days was in playing, fishing, and playing jokes on other people. Upon the day that I was eight years of age, a hole was cut in the ice of the “Old” Sevier River and I was baptized by my elder brother, Seth Alvin. My father always tried to have each of his children baptized upon the day that he or she was eight years of age. And since my birthday came in December it was necessary to cut a hole in the ice. In the summer in 1886 my father and his two families sold out at Hillsdale and moved over the mountain eastward to a spot near Cannonville. Here he laid out a town which we called Georgetown. This country to which he moved is now termed as “under the dump.” It fell to the lot of my brother George W. and I to drive some cattle over to this new place. It was while doing this that I beheld for the first time one of Utah’s beautiful wonderlands, Bryce Canyon, for it was by this route that we made the trip. I was very much impressed with this scenery although I little realized that in some future time it would be a scenic park that it is. I made this trip riding a horse bareback. During the next few years I lived on a ranch with my mother in the summer time and attended school a part of the time in the winter. While on the ranch we children would help mother make butter and cheese which would be brought to town and sold and money used to get food and clothing for the family. On Nov. 1, 1984 I was married to Miss Zina Goulding – the marriage taking place at Georgetown, Kane County, Utah. She was a daughter of Bishop Daniel Goulding of Henrieville, Utah. I had heard the saying: “Needles and pins, when a man marries his troubles begin.” Also the saying that marriage is a lottery. If this latter saying be true I must admit that I chose very wisely - - our union has been a happy one. Since our marriage ten children have been born to us. Throughout all of my wife’s sickness she has been very patient - - she has felt that one of her great missions upon the earth was to be the mother of a large family. Now that her family is raised she is doing a great deal of charity work among the sick. Being able to do this as she does is really a fulfillment of one of the promises made to her by Patriarch Blackbern when he gave her a Patriarchal blessing. We were endowed and married in the Manti Tempe. This was several years after our marriage, however. For several years after our marriage we resided at Georgetown. From here we moved to Henrieville and lived there for a few years. While in Henrieville I was selected as ward clerk under Bishop William Patterson Willis. This experience was a valuable one for me. From Henrieville we moved to Cannonville where I acted as Sunday School Superintendent for eighteen years. While at Cannonville, in 1911 I was ordained a seventy by Charles H. Hart. I might add also that I have been a teacher in the Young Men’s Mutual Improvement Association for 18 years. If there is any special spiritual gift that I have I think it is in administering to the sick. I have often been called to go and administer to the sick and have been able to make many promises which have been fulfilled. However, I do not take the honor of this unto myself, for I realize that it was through he power of God that these things have been done - - to him be the honor for anything that has been done along this line. I am only glad that He has seen fit to use me as an instrument healing the sick. I have held several offices of a civil nature. I was elected County Attorney for Garfield County in 1916. In addition to this I have held the office of Justice of the Peace and a school board trustee. I greatly appreciate having the mother and father that I did and belonging to the family that I do. I have thought it very strange that my father being born in Illinois and my mother away over in England, that they should be led together in the manner that they were. Of course I realize that it was through the Gospel that they were brought together. I think that they were a couple that were certainly intended for one another, for all through their married life they have had perfect love, trust and confidence for one another. Always they have been able to work together - - probably they were promised to each other in the Spirit World before they came here and through the guiding hand of God they were led together here upon the earth. I give all the credit to my parents for any good that I have done to my Fellowmen. My parents gave me a very good religious training and if there have been any misdeeds on my part it is not their fault. My father set an example for his children to follow by always having respect for those in authority and by always being loyal to both state and church. My mother always taught me that it is better to suffer wrong than to do wrong. Also that two wrongs never make one right. At the present time (1933) I am living at Cannonville. Most of the members of my family are grown and some of them have married and have families of their own. Cannonville, Utah 1933 (Uncle Nephi has also passed away after a lingering and serious illness.) Nephi Johnson and Zina Goulding Johnson were the parents of 10 children.

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Contributor: GlacierSiren Created: 1 month ago Updated: 1 month ago

A SKETCH OF THE LIFE OF NEPHI JOHNSON (Written by Himself) I was born on Dec. 15, 1875 at Hillsdale, Utah. This little town is located on the bank of the Sevier River about seven miles north of Panguitch, Utah. My father, Seth Johnson and my mother Lydia Ann Smith Johnson had moved to this little town about two or three years before my birth. During these early years, my father with his two families suffered many hardships and it was very difficult to make a livelihood for his family. The winters were cold and sometimes food became very scarce and it would appear as we would not be able to live through until spring. But by the faith of my parents and their good management we always lived through until spring. Naturally, my earliest recollections are of this little town and its surrounding country. Much of the activity of my boyhood days was in playing, fishing, and playing jokes on other people. Upon the day that I was eight years of age, a hole was cut in the ice of the “Old” Sevier River and I was baptized by my elder brother, Seth Alvin. My father always tried to have each of his children baptized upon the day that he or she was eight years of age. And since my birthday came in December it was necessary to cut a hole in the ice. In the summer in 1886 my father and his two families sold out at Hillsdale and moved over the mountain eastward to a spot near Cannonville. Here he laid out a town which we called Georgetown. This country to which he moved is now termed as “under the dump.” It fell to the lot of my brother George W. and I to drive some cattle over to this new place. It was while doing this that I beheld for the first time one of Utah’s beautiful wonderlands, Bryce Canyon, for it was by this route that we made the trip. I was very much impressed with this scenery although I little realized that in some future time it would be a scenic park that it is. I made this trip riding a horse bareback. During the next few years I lived on a ranch with my mother in the summer time and attended school a part of the time in the winter. While on the ranch we children would help mother make butter and cheese which would be brought to town and sold and money used to get food and clothing for the family. On Nov. 1, 1984 I was married to Miss Zina Goulding – the marriage taking place at Georgetown, Kane County, Utah. She was a daughter of Bishop Daniel Goulding of Henrieville, Utah. I had heard the saying: “Needles and pins, when a man marries his troubles begin.” Also the saying that marriage is a lottery. If this latter saying be true I must admit that I chose very wisely - - our union has been a happy one. Since our marriage ten children have been born to us. Throughout all of my wife’s sickness she has been very patient - - she has felt that one of her great missions upon the earth was to be the mother of a large family. Now that her family is raised she is doing a great deal of charity work among the sick. Being able to do this as she does is really a fulfillment of one of the promises made to her by Patriarch Blackbern when he gave her a Patriarchal blessing. We were endowed and married in the Manti Tempe. This was several years after our marriage, however. For several years after our marriage we resided at Georgetown. From here we moved to Henrieville and lived there for a few years. While in Henrieville I was selected as ward clerk under Bishop William Patterson Willis. This experience was a valuable one for me. From Henrieville we moved to Cannonville where I acted as Sunday School Superintendent for eighteen years. While at Cannonville, in 1911 I was ordained a seventy by Charles H. Hart. I might add also that I have been a teacher in the Young Men’s Mutual Improvement Association for 18 years. If there is any special spiritual gift that I have I think it is in administering to the sick. I have often been called to go and administer to the sick and have been able to make many promises which have been fulfilled. However, I do not take the honor of this unto myself, for I realize that it was through he power of God that these things have been done - - to him be the honor for anything that has been done along this line. I am only glad that He has seen fit to use me as an instrument healing the sick. I have held several offices of a civil nature. I was elected County Attorney for Garfield County in 1916. In addition to this I have held the office of Justice of the Peace and a school board trustee. I greatly appreciate having the mother and father that I did and belonging to the family that I do. I have thought it very strange that my father being born in Illinois and my mother away over in England, that they should be led together in the manner that they were. Of course I realize that it was through the Gospel that they were brought together. I think that they were a couple that were certainly intended for one another, for all through their married life they have had perfect love, trust and confidence for one another. Always they have been able to work together - - probably they were promised to each other in the Spirit World before they came here and through the guiding hand of God they were led together here upon the earth. I give all the credit to my parents for any good that I have done to my Fellowmen. My parents gave me a very good religious training and if there have been any misdeeds on my part it is not their fault. My father set an example for his children to follow by always having respect for those in authority and by always being loyal to both state and church. My mother always taught me that it is better to suffer wrong than to do wrong. Also that two wrongs never make one right. At the present time (1933) I am living at Cannonville. Most of the members of my family are grown and some of them have married and have families of their own. Cannonville, Utah 1933 (Uncle Nephi has also passed away after a lingering and serious illness.) Nephi Johnson and Zina Goulding Johnson were the parents of 10 children.

Life timeline of Nephi Johnson

Nephi Johnson was born on 15 Dec 1874
Nephi Johnson was 12 years old when Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show opens in London. William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody was an American scout, bison hunter, and showman. He was born in Le Claire, Iowa Territory, but he lived for several years in his father's hometown in Toronto Township, Ontario, Canada, before the family returned to the Midwest and settled in the Kansas Territory.
Nephi Johnson was 24 years old when Spanish–American War: The Treaty of Paris is signed, officially ending the conflict. The Spanish–American War was fought between the United States and Spain in 1898. Hostilities began in the aftermath of the internal explosion of the USS Maine in Havana Harbor in Cuba, leading to US intervention in the Cuban War of Independence. American acquisition of Spain's Pacific possessions led to its involvement in the Philippine Revolution and ultimately in the Philippine–American War.
Nephi Johnson was 34 years old when Ford puts the Model T car on the market at a price of US$825. Ford Motor Company is an American multinational automaker headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. It was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16, 1903. The company sells automobiles and commercial vehicles under the Ford brand and most luxury cars under the Lincoln brand. Ford also owns Brazilian SUV manufacturer Troller, an 8% stake in Aston Martin of the United Kingdom, and a 49% stake in Jiangling Motors of China. It also has joint-ventures in China, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, and Russia. The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is controlled by the Ford family; they have minority ownership but the majority of the voting power.
Nephi Johnson was 42 years old when Tsar Nicholas II of Russia was forced to abdicate in the February Revolution, ending three centuries of Romanov rule. Nicholas II or Nikolai II, known as Saint Nicholas in the Russian Orthodox Church, was the last Emperor of Russia, ruling from 1 November 1894 until his forced abdication on 15 March 1917. His reign saw the fall of the Russian Empire from one of the foremost great powers of the world to economic and military collapse. He was given the nickname Nicholas the Bloody or Vile Nicholas by his political adversaries due to the Khodynka Tragedy, anti-Semitic pogroms, Bloody Sunday, the violent suppression of the 1905 Russian Revolution, the executions of political opponents, and his perceived responsibility for the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905). Soviet historians portray Nicholas as a weak and incompetent leader whose decisions led to military defeats and the deaths of millions of his subjects.
Nephi Johnson was 55 years old when The New York Stock Exchange crashes in what will be called the Crash of '29 or "Black Tuesday", ending the Great Bull Market of the 1920s and beginning the Great Depression. The New York Stock Exchange, is an American stock exchange located at 11 Wall Street, Lower Manhattan, New York City, New York. It is by far the world's largest stock exchange by market capitalization of its listed companies at US$21.3 trillion as of June 2017. The average daily trading value was approximately US$169 billion in 2013. The NYSE trading floor is located at 11 Wall Street and is composed of 21 rooms used for the facilitation of trading. A fifth trading room, located at 30 Broad Street, was closed in February 2007. The main building and the 11 Wall Street building were designated National Historic Landmarks in 1978.
Nephi Johnson was 56 years old when Great Depression: In a State of the Union message, U.S. President Herbert Hoover proposes a $150 million (equivalent to $2,197,000,000 in 2017) public works program to help generate jobs and stimulate the economy. The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations; in most countries it started in 1929 and lasted until the late-1930s. It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of the 20th century. In the 21st century, the Great Depression is commonly used as an example of how far the world's economy can decline.
Nephi Johnson died on 29 Apr 1947 at the age of 72
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