Christopher McCartney Johnston Jr. (1946 - 1994)

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Christopher Mccartney Johnston
1946 - 1994
September 22, 1946
New Orleans, Orleans Parish County, Louisiana United States
April 5, 1994
New Orleans, Orleans Parish County, Louisiana United States
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New Orleans, Orleans Parish County, Louisiana United States
Christopher McCartney Johnston Jr. was born on September 22, 1946 in New Orleans, Louisiana United States. He is the child of Mary Ann Chambers Simon and Christopher McCartney Johnston Sr.. He died on April 5, 1994 in New Orleans, Louisiana United States at age 47.
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Birth: Sep. 22, 1946, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana Death: Apr. 5, 1994, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA Age: 47 Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Chris McCartney Johnston was the son of George McCartney Johnston Jr. [born George McCartney Johnston Jr. Dec. 11, 1925 and died George McCartney Johnston II Nov. 2, 1997] and Mary Ann Chambers Johnston [born Mary Ann Chambers July 24, 1926 and died Mary Ann Chambers (Johnston) Simon June 8, 1999]. Both parents were from New Orleans. However, they divorced in Dec. 1949 when Chris was just over three years old. His mother later married a Darryl M. Simon, now Chris's step-father, and they had a child named REBECCA "BECKY" SIMON (later REBECCA "BECKY" SIMON BRUNIES). Chris was raised primarily by his Aunt Helen Tynes Crozier (his mother's step-sister), and also by his grandmother Lena M. Landry Tynes Chambers (Mary Ann's and Helen's mother). He also lived at some point in Chalmette, Louisiana. Although very intelligent, with a wryly expressed humor and sense of the absurd, Chris developed a pronounced stutter in his childhood which continued throughout his life. Chris moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, around 1970 and lived there about 10 years. During that time, he was a student at the University of Utah, and also worked on the University of Utah's Grounds Crew, and then as a cook. Chris moved back to New Orleans, Louisiana, around 1980. He developed full-blown AIDS in the late 1980s or early 1990s and finally went into a Catholic Church run Hospice in New Orleans. He died there several months later on April 5, 1994, a year or two before effective life and health prolonging "3-drug cocktails" become available. Memorial: [external link] Memorial: [external link] Family links: Parents: George McCartney (Mac) Johnston (1925 - 1997) Mary Ann T Chambers (Johnston) Simon (1926 - 1999) Half-sibling: Rebecca "Becky" Simon Brunies Cremated, Ashes scattered.

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In 1946, in the year that Christopher McCartney Johnston Jr. was born, pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1951, at the age of just 5 years old, Christopher was alive when on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1966, when he was 20 years old, on July 1st, Medicare became available after President Johnson signed into law the Medicare Act in 1965. President Truman had received the first Medicare card since he had been the first to propose national healthcare law. insurance.

In 1973, at the age of 27 years old, Christopher was alive when on August 15th, amidst rising calls for the impeachment of President Richard Nixon, Congress imposed an end to the bombing of Cambodia.

In 1994, in the year of Christopher McCartney Johnston Jr.'s passing, on May 6th, former political prisoner, lawyer, and activist Nelson Mandela was elected the first black President of South Africa. He was 75 when he was elected and he served one five-year term.

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