William Marcus Johnson

12 Mar 1892 - 21 Sep 1966

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William Marcus Johnson

12 Mar 1892 - 21 Sep 1966
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William Marcus Johnson was born to Marcus Vigfus Johnson and Gudridur Wulfsson of Iceland (although Marcus was born in Denmark since his mother, Margaret, was there attending nursing school at the time of his birth.) Both Marcus and his wife Gudridur were converted to the church and were baptized in
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William Marcus Johnson

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Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah
United States
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William Marcus Johnson was born to Marcus Vigfus Johnson and Gudridur Wulfsson of Iceland (although Marcus was born in Denmark since his mother, Margaret, was there attending nursing school at the time of his birth.) Both Marcus and his wife Gudridur were converted to the church and were baptized in 1886. The family immigrated to Utah in July 1886 and settled in Spanish Fork. Like other pioneers, life in Spanish Fork was hard. William Marcus was the sixth child and the second son. He was the first child to be born in the new house. In fact he was born the day the chimney was finished and the family for the first time enjoyed a new home rather than the old dug-out across the lot. William was born March 12, 1892, and from the beginning showed the promise of being the true heir of Marcus, his father. An heir to Marcus' sterling qualities of judgment, honesty, and strong principles. He was healthy and strong, and early in his life, left school to help the family by going to work. And thus his formal education ceased at the seventh grade. The philosophy of the old folks was that formal education beyond reading and writing was a luxury. And so the childhood of William Marcus is mostly known as a time of work and a preparation for work as a way of life. At a very early age he learned to cut hair and to shear sheep, a practice that was to be a financial savior for his family in later years. William was baptized a member of the church when he was nine years of age. He was always connected with the church and was worthy to ask for and be granted a recommend for the temple when he was 21 years of age. He was active in the church, carrying different assignments in the 4th ward of the Palmyra Stake. He was in the Superintendency of the MIA and sang in the ward choir for many years. After being ordained a high priest, William filled a stake mission for the church. He was a ward and home teacher all his life and assisted in the building of the new ward chapel. He was secretary of his High Priest Quorum up until he was incapacitated. William was never much of a sportsman, and thus never went hunting or fishing. One of the reasons he never went hunting was related to a shooting accident involving two of his boyhood chums, Gudney Olsen and David Butler. The three were out walking around with a 22 caliber rifle that William owned. Gudney had the gun and it accidentally discharged striking the Butler boy in the head. He almost died. This scared William so badly that he prayed earnestly for the boy's recovery. William took the gun and buried it in an irrigation ditch. The gun was discovered and was accidentally discharged by the finders and killed Thurbur. Later the same gun was accidentally fired blinding another boy in one eye. These incidents were never forgotten and left very marked impressions on William's mind that were to last all his life. William worked for Utah-Idaho Sugar Co. as a young man during the refining operations and sheared sheep at various points in the desert country of Utah. Such places as Fairfield, Montpelier, Green River, Verde, Mounds, were names of sheep processing points that William went to in the early spring of each year. One event that was to have a profound effect on the life of William Marcus was the building of a new canning factory on the diversion canal just south of Spanish Fork. A man, Nephi Edwin Hardy, was commissioned to manage a canning factory in Spanish Fork. He brought with him among his children, a daughter, Myrtle, whom William later courted and married in January 1914. (More of that story in Myrtle's history).

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1892
William Marcus Johnson was born on 12 Mar 1892
William Marcus Johnson was 17 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.
1908
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William Marcus Johnson was 20 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.
1912
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William Marcus Johnson was 38 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.
1929
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William Marcus Johnson was 48 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.
1939
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William Marcus Johnson was 53 years old when World War II: Hiroshima, Japan is devastated when the atomic bomb "Little Boy" is dropped by the United States B-29 Enola Gay. Around 70,000 people are killed instantly, and some tens of thousands die in subsequent years from burns and radiation poisoning. 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.
1945
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William Marcus Johnson was 64 years old when Disneyland Hotel opens to the public in Anaheim, California. The Disneyland Hotel is a resort hotel located at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, owned by the Walt Disney Company and operated through its Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products division. Opened on October 5, 1955, as a motor inn owned and operated by Jack Wrather under an agreement with Walt Disney, the hotel was the first to officially bear the Disney name. Under Wrather's ownership, the hotel underwent several expansions and renovations over the years before being acquired by Disney in 1988. The hotel was downsized to its present capacity in 1999 as part of the Disneyland Resort expansion.
1955
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William Marcus Johnson died on 21 Sep 1966 at the age of 74
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