Samuel Smith Johnson

8 Apr 1885 - 23 Mar 1967


Samuel Smith Johnson

8 Apr 1885 - 23 Mar 1967
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SAMUEL SMITH JOHNSON (Prepared by his nephew - - Udell Jolley) Samuel Smith Johnson, ninth child of Seth Johnson and Martha Jane Stratton Johnson, was born in Hillsdale, Garfield County, Utah, on April 8, 1885. When he was but six weeks old, his family moved to yellow Creek, thirty miles southeast o
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Samuel Smith Johnson


Provo City Cemetery

610 S State St
Provo, Utah, Utah
United States


June 1, 2011

Provo City Cemetery

January 1, 1970

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SAMUEL SMITH JOHNSON (Prepared by his nephew - - Udell Jolley) Samuel Smith Johnson, ninth child of Seth Johnson and Martha Jane Stratton Johnson, was born in Hillsdale, Garfield County, Utah, on April 8, 1885. When he was but six weeks old, his family moved to yellow Creek, thirty miles southeast of Hillsdale, where they lived on a ranch. His early boyhood days were spent in that vicinity, especially in Georgetown, a small settlement laid out by his father soon after moving on the ranch at Yellow Creek. His schooling was obtained in Cannonville and Tropic. At the age of eight, he moved to Tropic. His earlier years were spent in farming, stock raising, and various other occupations, which existed in that region. In 1903, Samuel went with some of his friends to Lowell, Wyoming. He helped to develop that section by building canals, working on a sawmill, and on the railroad, as it extended into the Big Horn Basin. After working in Wyoming for three years, he returned to his home in Utah, where he remained for a period of six months, during which time he was occupied in repairing a section of railroad which had been washed out by a flood. He then returned to Wyoming for the next six years. In 1907, he worked on the Huntly Canal in Montana, and then returned to Wyoming to continue his work there. During the summer of 1910 he labored on the railroad in Casper, Wyoming. In the fall of 1910, he came to Idaho, where his mother was ill at the home of his sister Lydia Jolley, near Shelley, Idaho. His mother died in October, and he returned to his home in Cannonville. During that winter, he met Thirza Riding, of Panguitch, who was teaching school in Cannonville. They were married on May 18, 1911. One and one-half years later, he and his wife took up a homestead in Heward Canyon, ten miles west of Cannonville. They remained on the homestead for ten years. After securing the deeds, they placed a mortgage on the place, and in 1919, he and his brother, Parley, invested in cattle to the amount of $4600.00. The next winter was the most severe they had experienced for many years. The deep snow and intense cold took a heavy toll of their cattle, and they suffered the loss of half their number. This heavy loss was a great burden, but with courage and stamina which has characterized Samuel throughout his life, they struggled on and were eventually able to clear up their obligations. They remained on their homestead, desperately trying again to build up their property but financial conditions in general became worse, and in spite of their hard labor and determination, they lost their place. In 1925, Samuel with his wife and family moved to Provo, Utah, where they reside at the time of this writing. (1933) Upon moving to Provo, they bought a small fruit farm. He has been active in church affairs of the Sharon Stake. He is at the present time serving as committeeman in the Scout Work, Secretary of the Elder’s Quorum, and is very active in Genealogical work. He has achieved distinction as a diligent worker in everything he undertakes in church affairs and private enterprise. Since his moving to Provo, he has worked in the Tintic Standard Mine at Eureka for two winters, and the Castle Gate No. 2 coal mine in Castle Gate for two winters, and in the Hiawatha mine for one winter. He has worked in the Pleasant Grove Canning Factory at different periods for three years. His extensive traveling in the west and his meeting and working with all kinds of men under varying conditions has served to create in him a keen appreciation and understanding of different people and different conditions and how to meet them. He is well known as a willing and helpful neighbor. Of particular interest is the fact that Samuel received his patriarchal blessing from his father, who was a Patriarch. In this blessing, he was promised that he should do a great work in Genealogy, and that he should be chosen to go to Jackson County, Missouri and serve the Lord in his work at that place. Samuel Smith Johnson is the father of 9 children

Life timeline of Samuel Smith Johnson

Samuel Smith Johnson was born on 8 Apr 1885
Samuel Smith Johnson was 8 years old when Electrical engineer Nikola Tesla gives the first public demonstration of radio in St. Louis, Missouri. Nikola Tesla was a Serbian American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist who is best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system.
Samuel Smith Johnson was 20 years old when Albert Einstein publishes his first paper on the special theory of relativity. Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He is best known to the general public for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc2, which has been dubbed "the world's most famous equation". He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect", a pivotal step in the development of quantum theory.
Samuel Smith Johnson was 27 years old when The British passenger liner RMS Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic at 2:20 a.m., two hours and forty minutes after hitting an iceberg. Only 710 of 2,227 passengers and crew on board survive. RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early hours of 15 April 1912, after colliding with an iceberg during its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. There were an estimated 2,224 passengers and crew aboard, and more than 1,500 died, making it one of the deadliest commercial peacetime maritime disasters in modern history. RMS Titanic was the largest ship afloat at the time it entered service and was the second of three Olympic-class ocean liners operated by the White Star Line. It was built by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast. Thomas Andrews, her architect, died in the disaster.
Samuel Smith Johnson was 43 years old when Walt Disney character Mickey Mouse premieres in his first cartoon, "Plane Crazy". Walter Elias Disney was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons. As a film producer, Disney holds the record for most Academy Awards earned by an individual, having won 22 Oscars from 59 nominations. He was presented with two Golden Globe Special Achievement Awards and an Emmy Award, among other honors. Several of his films are included in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.
Samuel Smith Johnson was 54 years old when World War II: Nazi Germany and Slovakia invade Poland, beginning the European phase of World War II. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
Samuel Smith Johnson was 55 years old when The Holocaust: The first prisoners arrive at a new concentration camp at Auschwitz. The Holocaust, also referred to as the Shoah, was a genocide during World War II in which Nazi Germany, aided by its collaborators, systematically murdered some six million European Jews, around two-thirds of the Jewish population of Europe, between 1941 and 1945. Jews were targeted for extermination as part of a larger event involving the persecution and murder of other groups, including in particular the Roma and "incurably sick", as well as ethnic Poles and other Slavs, Soviet citizens, Soviet prisoners of war, political opponents, gay men and Jehovah's Witnesses, resulting in up to 17 million deaths overall.
Samuel Smith Johnson was 73 years old when Space Race: Launch of Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth. The Space Race refers to the 20th-century competition between two Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union (USSR) and the United States (US), for dominance in spaceflight capability. It had its origins in the missile-based nuclear arms race between the two nations that occurred following World War II, aided by captured German missile technology and personnel from the Aggregat program. The technological superiority required for such dominance was seen as necessary for national security, and symbolic of ideological superiority. The Space Race spawned pioneering efforts to launch artificial satellites, uncrewed space probes of the Moon, Venus, and Mars, and human spaceflight in low Earth orbit and to the Moon.
Samuel Smith Johnson died on 23 Mar 1967 at the age of 82
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