James Kenneth Johnston

(1915 - 1942)

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James Kenneth Johnston
1915 - 1942
Born
c. 1915
Death
September 2, 1942
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James Kenneth Johnston was born c. 1915. He died on September 2, 1942 at 27 years of age.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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James Kenneth Johnston
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Cottesmore (st. Nicholas) Churchyard Extension Compt. 11. Grave 45. in United Kingdom
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Service number: r/79842
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment: Royal Canadian Air Force
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James Kenneth Johnston passed away on September 2, 1942 at 27 years of age. He was buried in Cottesmore (st. Nicholas) Churchyard Extension Compt. 11. Grave 45., United Kingdom. He was born c. 1915. We have no information about James's immediate family.

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In 1915, in the year that James Kenneth Johnston was born, the Superior Court in Fulton County Georgia accepted the charter for the establishment of the new Ku Klux Klan, succeeding the Klan that flourished in the South in the late 1800's. This iteration of the Klan adopted white clothing and used many of the code words from the first Klan, adding cross burnings and mass marches in an attempt to intimidate others.

In 1922, James was just 7 years old when on December 6th, the Irish Free State, a self-governing dominion of the British Empire, was officially proclaimed. While establishing some independence for the people of Ireland, it did not create a fully independent Ireland and the fighting continued.

In 1928, by the time he was just 13 years old, Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1932, at the age of 17 years old, James was alive when five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1942, in the year of James Kenneth Johnston'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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Nov 8, 1878 - Unknown 1878 - ?
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c. 1908 - Aug 2, 1942 1908 - 1942
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c. 1899 - Sep 25, 1918 1899 - 1918
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c. 1920 - Mar 8, 1940 1920 - 1940
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c. 1885 - Oct 30, 1917 1885 - 1917
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c. 1894 - Feb 22, 1916 1894 - 1916
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c. 1881 - Oct 3, 1915 1881 - 1915
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Unknown - Apr 5, 1945 ? - 1945
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c. 1924 - Nov 19, 1944 1924 - 1944
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c. 1895 - Apr 3, 1917 1895 - 1917
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c. 1914 - Aug 15, 1940 1914 - 1940
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c. 1877 - Jan 4, 1919 1877 - 1919
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Unknown - Oct 12, 1917 ? - 1917
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c. 1893 - Jul 1, 1916 1893 - 1916
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c. 1917 - Oct 29, 1944 1917 - 1944
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c. 1923 - May 30, 1946 1923 - 1946
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c. 1926 - Jun 6, 1941 1926 - 1941

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c. 1890 - Jan 29, 1917 1890 - 1917
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c. 1921 - May 23, 1943 1921 - 1943
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c. 1915 - Mar 9, 1943 1915 - 1943
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Unknown - May 26, 1917 ? - 1917
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c. 1923 - Mar 4, 1945 1923 - 1945
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c. 1916 - Feb 15, 1942 1916 - 1942
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c. 1889 - Nov 6, 1917 1889 - 1917
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c. 1897 - May 18, 1918 1897 - 1918
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c. 1906 - Jun 8, 1941 1906 - 1941
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c. 1884 - May 27, 1916 1884 - 1916
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c. 1915 - Jun 25, 1940 1915 - 1940
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c. 1895 - Jul 21, 1917 1895 - 1917
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1893 - May 15, 1915 1893 - 1915
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Unknown - Nov 1, 1914 ? - 1914
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c. 1889 - Nov 6, 1917 1889 - 1917
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c. 1918 - Aug 13, 1944 1918 - 1944
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c. 1887 - Jul 1, 1916 1887 - 1916
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c. 1926 - Jun 6, 1941 1926 - 1941
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c. 1923 - May 30, 1946 1923 - 1946
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c. 1917 - Oct 29, 1944 1917 - 1944

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c. 1890 - Jan 29, 1917 1890 - 1917
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c. 1921 - May 23, 1943 1921 - 1943
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c. 1915 - Mar 9, 1943 1915 - 1943
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Unknown - May 26, 1917 ? - 1917
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c. 1923 - Mar 4, 1945 1923 - 1945
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c. 1916 - Feb 15, 1942 1916 - 1942
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c. 1889 - Nov 6, 1917 1889 - 1917
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c. 1897 - May 18, 1918 1897 - 1918
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c. 1906 - Jun 8, 1941 1906 - 1941
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c. 1884 - May 27, 1916 1884 - 1916
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c. 1915 - Jun 25, 1940 1915 - 1940
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c. 1895 - Jul 21, 1917 1895 - 1917
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1893 - May 15, 1915 1893 - 1915
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Unknown - Nov 1, 1914 ? - 1914
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c. 1889 - Nov 6, 1917 1889 - 1917
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c. 1918 - Aug 13, 1944 1918 - 1944
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c. 1887 - Jul 1, 1916 1887 - 1916
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c. 1926 - Jun 6, 1941 1926 - 1941
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c. 1923 - May 30, 1946 1923 - 1946
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c. 1917 - Oct 29, 1944 1917 - 1944
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