James David Johnston (1909 - 1953)

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James David Johnston
1909 - 1953
updated August 09, 2019
James David Johnston was born in 1909 in Northcote, Australia. He was born to David Johnston and Elizabeth Ethel (Fairhurst) Johnston, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree. He died in 1953 in South Melbourne, Australia at 44 years old.


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James Johnston was born in in Northcote, Australia


James Johnston died in in South Melbourne, Australia

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David Johnston
South Melbourne, Australia
Elizabeth Ethel (Fairhurst) Johnston
South Melbourne, Australia


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James David Johnston died in 1953 in South Melbourne, Australia at 44 years of age. He was born in 1909 in Northcote, Australia. He was born to David Johnston and Elizabeth Ethel (Fairhurst) Johnston, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree.
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1909 - 1953 World Events

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In 1909, in the year that James David Johnston was born, explorer Robert Peary, a Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy, claimed to have been the first to have reached the geographic North Pole. His claim has been disputed for over a century - some say that he ended up 60 miles from the North Pole. Peary was the only navigator on his team and he didn't submit his records for public review.

In 1914, at the age of merely 5 years old, James was alive when in August, the Panama Canal opened to traffic. Begun by the French in the 1880's and abandoned, the United States undertook further construction in 1904. After 10 years, and the elimination of malaria carrying mosquitoes (which caused immense delays for the French and the Americans), the 48 mile long artificial waterway - a series of locks - created a shortcut for ships traveling between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

In 1934, he was 25 years old when on June 6th, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was formed as a response to the stock market crash of 1929 and the continuing Great Depression. Previously, the states regulated the offering and sales of stocks - called "blue sky" laws. They were largely ineffective. Roosevelt created a group (one member was Joseph Kennedy, father of the future President Kennedy) who knew Wall Street well and they defined the mission and operating mode for the SEC. The new organization had broad and stringent rules and oversight and restored public confidence in the stock market in the United States.

In 1946, he was 37 years old when 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 1953, in the year of James David Johnston's passing, on January 20th, Dwight D. Eisenhower became the 34th President of the United States. Formerly the 1st Supreme Allied Commander Europe in World War II, Eisenhower had never previously held a political office.

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Other James Johnstons

James Wilson Johnston
around 1908 - Aug 2, 1942
James William Johnston
around 1899 - Sep 25, 1918
James William Johnston
around 1920 - Mar 8, 1940
Oklahoma, United States
James William Johnston
around 1885 - Oct 30, 1917
James William Johnston
around 1894 - Feb 22, 1916
James William Johnston
around 1881 - Oct 3, 1915
James Weir Johnston
Died: Apr 5, 1945
James Webster Johnston
around 1924 - Nov 19, 1944
James Valentine Johnston
around 1895 - Apr 3, 1917
James Thomas Johnston
around 1914 - Aug 15, 1940
James Thomas Johnston
around 1877 - Jan 4, 1919
James Stewart Johnston
Died: Oct 12, 1917
James Stevenson Johnston
around 1893 - Jul 1, 1916
James Sidney Johnston
around 1917 - Oct 29, 1944
James Robert Alexander Johnston
around 1923 - May 30, 1946
James Reginald Johnston
around 1926 - Jun 6, 1941

Other Johnstons

David Johnston
South Melbourne, Australia
Elizabeth Ethel (Fairhurst) Johnston
South Melbourne, Australia
Agnes Fran Johnston
1885 - 1953
Ashbton, Australia
Mary Jane Flynn Johnston
Ashbton, Australia
Esther Johnston
1897 - 1953
Fitzroy, Australia
Byrne George Johnston
Fitzroy, Australia
Eleanor Worthington Johnston
Fitzroy, Australia
Jessie Wifred Johnston
1905 - 1953
Pas Vale S, Australia
Bates Stanley Johnston
Pas Vale S, Australia
Mary Jane Bryant Johnston
Pas Vale S, Australia
Sybil Lydia Johnston
1898 - 1953
Melbourne, Australia
White Charles Samuel Johnston
Melbourne, Australia
Eliza Jessie Waugh Johnston
Melbourne, Australia
Keith Alexder Johnston
1927 - 1953
Ballarat, Australia
Hugh Alex Johnston
Ballarat, Australia
Elizabeth May Franch Johnston
Ballarat, Australia
Jane Johnston
1873 - 1953
Dandong, Australia
Dobbie James Johnston
Dandong, Australia
Elizabeth Hodge Johnston
Dandong, Australia

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South Melbourne, Australia
Elizabeth Ethel (Fairhurst) Johnston
South Melbourne, Australia
Robert Prior
1868 - 1953
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Robert Prior
Nth Froy, Australia
K N Prior
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James George Watt
1883 - 1953
Thbury, Australia
Joseph Watt
Thbury, Australia
Mary Hughes Watt
Thbury, Australia
Amy Louisa Strickland
1894 - 1953
Parkville, Australia
Joseph Strickland
Parkville, Australia
Emily Amy Hill Strickland
Parkville, Australia
Elizabeth Ann Brogden
1871 - 1953
Yville, Australia
Ward James Bryan Brogden
Yville, Australia
Elizabeth Morgan Brogden
Yville, Australia
Mary Ann Todd
1880 - 1953
Yville, Australia
Baker Thomas Todd
Yville, Australia
Ann Mary Todd
Yville, Australia
Lorraine King
Died: 1953
Carlton, Australia
James Arthur King
Carlton, Australia
Patricia Wilson King
Carlton, Australia
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