Harry Laverne Johnson

(1916 - 1942)

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Harry Laverne Johnson
1916 - 1942
Born
c. 1916
Death
June 16, 1942
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Harry Laverne Johnson was born c. 1916. He died on June 16, 1942 at 26 years old.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Harry Laverne Johnson
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Finningley (holy Trinity And St. Oswald) Churchyard Extension Row E. Grave 4. in United Kingdom
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Service number: r/70600
Rank: Flight Sergeant
Regiment: Royal Canadian Air Force
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Harry Laverne Johnson passed away on June 16, 1942 at 26 years old. He was buried in Finningley (holy Trinity And St. Oswald) Churchyard Extension Row E. Grave 4., United Kingdom. He was born c. 1916. We have no information about Harry's family or relationships.

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In 1916, in the year that Harry Laverne Johnson was born, the U.S. National Park Service - part of the Department of the Interior - was created by an act of Congress in August. The Park Service was charged with the dual role of "preserving the ecological and historical integrity of the places entrusted to its management while also making them available and accessible for public use and enjoyment". The resources managed by the National Park Service have often been referred to as the "crown jewels" of the United States.

In 1924, Harry was only 8 years old when Macy's department store in New York held its first "Thanksgiving parade" on November 27th at 9a - during church services but leaving plenty of time to attend the big football game between Syracuse and Columbia universities. The parade was held as a way to promote the opening of the “World’s Largest Store” and its 1 million square feet of retail space in Manhattan’s Herald Square. The parade was 6 miles long and included floats, Macy's employees dressed as clowns, cowboys, and sword-wielding knights, and animals from Central Park Zoo. Santa Claus, of course, brought up the rear - opening the Christmas shopping season for Macy's.

In 1927, he was just 11 years old when aviator and media darling Charles Lindbergh, age 25, made the first successful solo TransAtlantic flight. "Lucky Lindy" took off from Long Island in New York and flew to Paris, covering  3,600 statute miles and flying for 33 1⁄2-hours. His plane "The Spirit of St. Louis" was a fabric-covered, single-seat, single-engine "Ryan NYP" high-wing monoplane designed by both Lindbergh and the manufacturer's chief engineer.

In 1930, Harry was merely 14 years old when on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1942, in the year of Harry Laverne Johnson's passing, on November 28th at 10:15p, a nightclub in Boston, the Cocoanut Grove, caught fire. The origins of the fire are unknown but it killed 492 people - the deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history. Hundreds more were injured. The disaster was so shocking that it replaced World War II in the headlines and lead to reforms in safety standards and codes.

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c. 1921 - Dec 6, 1944 1921 - 1944
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c. 1887 - May 3, 1917 1887 - 1917
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c. 1898 - Jul 22, 1916 1898 - 1916
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c. 1919 - May 29, 1940 1919 - 1940
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c. 1897 - Apr 9, 1917 1897 - 1917
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Unknown - Sep 25, 1917 ? - 1917
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Unknown - Jan 8, 1944 ? - 1944
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Unknown - Oct 13, 1916 ? - 1916
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Unknown - Jun 15, 1946 ? - 1946
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c. 1897 - Apr 9, 1917 1897 - 1917
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c. 1919 - May 29, 1940 1919 - 1940
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c. 1898 - Jul 22, 1916 1898 - 1916
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c. 1887 - May 3, 1917 1887 - 1917
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Unknown - Aug 10, 1918 ? - 1918
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c. 1921 - Dec 6, 1944 1921 - 1944
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c. 1889 - Mar 8, 1944 1889 - 1944
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c. 1885 - Oct 31, 1916 1885 - 1916
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Unknown - Dec 19, 1941 ? - 1941
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c. 1895 - Sep 24, 1917 1895 - 1917
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c. 1909 - May 5, 1945 1909 - 1945
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Unknown - Jul 21, 1917 ? - 1917
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c. 1937 - Mar 3, 1943 1937 - 1943
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Unknown - May 6, 1921 ? - 1921

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Unknown - Sep 25, 1917 ? - 1917
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Unknown - Jan 8, 1944 ? - 1944
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Unknown - Oct 13, 1916 ? - 1916
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Unknown - Jun 15, 1946 ? - 1946
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c. 1897 - Apr 9, 1917 1897 - 1917
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c. 1919 - May 29, 1940 1919 - 1940
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c. 1898 - Jul 22, 1916 1898 - 1916
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c. 1887 - May 3, 1917 1887 - 1917
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Unknown - Aug 10, 1918 ? - 1918
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c. 1921 - Dec 6, 1944 1921 - 1944
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c. 1889 - Mar 8, 1944 1889 - 1944
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c. 1885 - Oct 31, 1916 1885 - 1916
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Unknown - Dec 19, 1941 ? - 1941
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c. 1895 - Sep 24, 1917 1895 - 1917
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c. 1909 - May 5, 1945 1909 - 1945
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Unknown - Jul 21, 1917 ? - 1917
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c. 1937 - Mar 3, 1943 1937 - 1943
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Unknown - May 6, 1921 ? - 1921
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c. 1885 - Apr 2, 1918 1885 - 1918
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c. 1893 - Oct 12, 1917 1893 - 1917
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