Elizabeth (Owens) Johnston (1865 - 1904)

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Elizabeth (Owens) Johnston
1865 - 1904
October 4, 1865
Sixmilecross, Northern Ireland United Kingdom BT79
November 24, 1904
New York, New York United States
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Elizabeth (Owens) Johnston was born on October 4, 1865 in Sixmilecross, Northern Ireland United Kingdom. Her maiden name is Owens and she married into the Johnston family. According to her family tree, Elizabeth was mother to 2 children. Elizabeth's partner was Herbert Jones Johnston, and they had children William Thomas Johnston and Catherine Johnston. She died on November 24, 1904 in New York, New York United States at 39 years of age.
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Elizabeth (Owens) Johnston, mother to 2 children, died on November 24, 1904 in New York, New York United States at age 39. She was born on October 4, 1865 in Sixmilecross, Northern Ireland United Kingdom. According to her family tree, Elizabeth's partner was Herbert Jones Johnston, and they had children William Thomas Johnston and Catherine Johnston.

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In 1865, in the year that Elizabeth (Owens) Johnston was born, on April 14th, President Abraham Lincoln was shot while attending a comedy at Ford's Theatre - Our American Cousin - in Washington, D.C. Actor and Confederate sympathizer John Wilkes Booth shot him 4 days after Lee had surrendered. The President died the next day. At almost the same time that Lincoln was shot, US Secretary of State William H. Seward and his family were attacked at home by another conspirator and Confederate sympathizer.

In 1876, at the age of just 11 years old, Elizabeth was alive when on July 4th, the United States celebrated its centennial. There were parades, music, speeches and fireworks - even in Union Square in New York City. Suffragettes also marched for equal rights and the vote for women.

In 1885, when she was 20 years old, on June 17th, the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York Harbor. Two hundred thousand people and hundreds of boats greeted the statue. It had to be assembled but that had to wait until the pedestal was completed the following April.

In 1898, she was 33 years old when magnate and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company controlled 84% of the oil and pipelines in the United States. Rockefeller grew Standard Oil through the merger of several other small oil companies throughout the U.S., creating a monopoly.

In 1904, in the year of Elizabeth (Owens) Johnston's passing, the World's Fair, officially known as the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, was held in St. Louis, Missouri. Attended by nearly 19.7 million people (and later the subject of a Judy Garland film), the Fair was funded by federal, state and local sources to the tune of $15 million. As the name suggests, the Fair was suggested as a way to celebrate the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. In the past, World's Fairs were a way of bringing new technology to the attention of the masses and this fair was no exception - the use of electricity (the public feared it at the time), personal cars, airplanes, and the electric streetcar were all highlighted.

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