Samuel Smith Johnson

8 Apr 1885 - 23 Mar 1967

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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

Married: 18 May 1911

Provo City Cemetery

610 S State St
Provo, Utah, Utah
United States


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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

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Samuel Smith Johnson was born on 8 Apr 1885
Samuel Smith Johnson was 9 years old when Mahatma Gandhi forms the Natal Indian Congress (NIC) in order to fight discrimination against Indian traders in Natal. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was an Indian activist who was the leader of the Indian independence movement against British rule. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. The honorific Mahātmā – applied to him first in 1914 in South Africa – is now used worldwide. In India, he is also called Bapu and Gandhi ji, and known as the Father of the Nation.
Samuel Smith Johnson was 23 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.
Samuel Smith Johnson was 29 years old when Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, were assassinated by a Yugoslav nationalist named Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo, sparking the outbreak of World War I. Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria-Este was a member of the imperial Habsburg dynasty, and from 1896 until his death the heir presumptive (Thronfolger) to the Austro-Hungarian throne. His assassination in Sarajevo precipitated Austria-Hungary's declaration of war against Serbia, which in turn triggered a series of events that resulted in Austria-Hungary's allies and Serbia's declaring war on each other, starting World War I.
Samuel Smith Johnson was 45 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.
Samuel Smith Johnson was 46 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.
Samuel Smith Johnson was 60 years old when World War II: Nagasaki is devastated when an atomic bomb, Fat Man, is dropped by the United States B-29 Bockscar. Thirty-five thousand people are killed outright, including 23,200-28,200 Japanese war workers, 2,000 Korean forced workers, and 150 Japanese soldiers. Nagasaki is the capital and the largest city of Nagasaki Prefecture on the island of Kyushu in Japan. The city's name, 長崎, means "long cape" in Japanese. Nagasaki became a centre of colonial Portuguese and Dutch influence in the 16th through 19th centuries, and the Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region have been recognized and included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Part of Nagasaki was home to a major Imperial Japanese Navy base during the First Sino-Japanese War and Russo-Japanese War.
Samuel Smith Johnson was 68 years old when Jonas Salk announced the successful test of his polio vaccine on a small group of adults and children (vaccination pictured). Jonas Edward Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist. He discovered and developed one of the first successful polio vaccines. Born in New York City, he attended New York University School of Medicine, later choosing to do medical research instead of becoming a practicing physician. In 1939, after earning his medical degree, Salk began an internship as a physician scientist at Mount Sinai Hospital. Two years later he was granted a fellowship at the University of Michigan, where he would study flu viruses with his mentor Thomas Francis, Jr.
Samuel Smith Johnson died on 23 Mar 1967 at the age of 82
Grave record for Samuel Smith Johnson (8 Apr 1885 - 23 Mar 1967), BillionGraves Record 6619 Provo, Utah, Utah, United States