James Locke Johnston

(1921 - 1943)

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James Locke Johnston
1921 - 1943
Born
c. 1921
Death
May 23, 1943
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James Locke Johnston was born c. 1921. He died on May 23, 1943 at age 22.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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James Locke Johnston
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El Alia Cemetery 12. G. 20. in Algeria
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Service number: r/102632
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment: Royal Canadian Air Force
Unit/ship/squadron: 608 (r.a.f.) Sqdn
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James Locke Johnston passed away on May 23, 1943 at 22 years old. He was buried in El Alia Cemetery 12. G. 20., Algeria. He was born c. 1921. There is no information about James's family.

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In 1921, in the year that James Locke Johnston was born, hugely popular Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, silent film star, was arrested for rape and manslaughter after an actress died following a party at his house. He was acquitted after three trials and the jury wrote a formal letter apologizing for the charges, but his career never recovered. His films were at first banned - the ban was lifted after a year - and he was mostly ostracized by the community. He died at 46..

In 1930, James was only 9 years old when as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1933, when he was merely 12 years old, on March 4th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt became the 32nd President of the United States. He was elected four times (equaled by no other President) and guided the United States through the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, and World War 2. His wife was his cousin Eleanor Roosevelt (Teddy Roosevelt's niece) who President Truman called "First Lady of the World". Some of the major programs that survive from his presidency are the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Wagner Act (The National Labor Relations Act of 1935) , the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and Social Security.

In 1943, in the year of James Locke Johnston's passing, on June 20th through June 22nd, the Detroit Race Riot erupted at Belle Isle Park. The rioting spread throughout the city (made worse by false rumors of attacks on blacks and whites) and resulted in the deployment of 6,000 Federal troops. 34 people were killed, (25 of them black) - mostly by white police or National Guardsmen, 433 were wounded (75 percent of them black) and an estimated $2 million of property was destroyed. The same summer, there were riots in Beaumont, Texas and Harlem, New York.

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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. 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. 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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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. 1893 - Jul 1, 1916 1893 - 1916
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Unknown - Oct 12, 1917 ? - 1917

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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. 1893 - Jul 1, 1916 1893 - 1916
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Unknown - Oct 12, 1917 ? - 1917
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