James Mckinley Johnston

(1915 - 1940)

A photo of James Mckinley Johnston
James Mckinley Johnston
1915 - 1940
Born
c. 1915
Death
June 25, 1940
Summary
James Mckinley Johnston was born c. 1915. He died on June 25, 1940 at 25 years of age.
Updated: February 06, 2019
ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM
+ Add to this collaborative biography to show & tell James' life with your memories & stories.
Show & Tell His Story
Share your memories, family stories, & photos so that James is always remembered.
Biography
James Mckinley Johnston
Most commonly known name
James Mckinley Johnston
Full name
Nickname(s) or aliases
Male
Gender
James Johnston was born
Birth
James Johnston died on
Death
James Johnston was born
James Johnston died on
Birth
Death
Halifax Memorial Panel 4. in Canada
Burial / Funeral
Heritage
Childhood
Adulthood

Military Service

Service number: 2802
Rank: Able Seaman
Regiment: Royal Canadian Navy
Unit/ship/squadron: H.m.c.s. Fraser.
Obituary

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Looking for a different James Johnston?
View other bios of people named James Johnston

James' immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the Johnston family tree.

James's Family

Parent
Parent
James Mckinley Johnston
Partner
Child
Partner
Child
Sibling

Friends:

Leave a comment to ask questions, share information, or simply to show that you care about James.

Share James' obituary or write your own to preserve his legacy.

James Mckinley Johnston passed away on June 25, 1940 at 25 years old. He was buried in Halifax Memorial Panel 4., Canada. He was born c. 1915. We are unaware of information about James's immediate family.

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during James' lifetime.

In 1915, in the year that James Mckinley Johnston was born, in April, the Ottoman Empire rounded up, arrested, and deported 235 to 270 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Turkey. As their actions continued through the next several years, an estimated 600,000 to 1 million Armenians were killed by Turkish soldiers.

In 1923, when he was just 8 years old, on November 8th and 9th, Adolf Hitler and his followers (the early Nazi party) staged the "Beer Hall Putsch" in Munich in an attempt to take over Bavaria (a state in Germany). They failed. Hitler was charged with treason and convicted, receiving a sentence of 5 years. He served under 1 year in jail.

In 1928, at the age of only 13 years old, James was alive when 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 1938, James was 23 years old when on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1940, in the year of James Mckinley Johnston's passing, in July, Billboard published its first Music Popularity Chart. Top recordings of the year were Tommy Dorsey's "I'll Never Smile Again" (vocal Frank Sinatra) - 12 weeks at the top, Bing Crosby's "Only Forever" - 9 weeks at the top, and Artie Shaw's "Frenesi" - 12 weeks at the top.

Other James Johnstons

Bio
Unknown - Apr 1912 ? - 1912
Bio
Unknown - Unknown ? - ?
Bio
Nov 8, 1878 - Unknown 1878 - ?
Bio
Unknown - Unknown ? - ?
Bio
c. 1908 - Aug 2, 1942 1908 - 1942
Bio
c. 1899 - Sep 25, 1918 1899 - 1918
Bio
c. 1920 - Mar 8, 1940 1920 - 1940
Bio
c. 1885 - Oct 30, 1917 1885 - 1917
Bio
c. 1894 - Feb 22, 1916 1894 - 1916
Bio
c. 1881 - Oct 3, 1915 1881 - 1915
Bio
Unknown - Apr 5, 1945 ? - 1945
Bio
c. 1924 - Nov 19, 1944 1924 - 1944
Bio
c. 1895 - Apr 3, 1917 1895 - 1917
Bio
c. 1914 - Aug 15, 1940 1914 - 1940
Bio
c. 1877 - Jan 4, 1919 1877 - 1919
Bio
Unknown - Oct 12, 1917 ? - 1917
Bio
c. 1893 - Jul 1, 1916 1893 - 1916
Bio
c. 1917 - Oct 29, 1944 1917 - 1944
Bio
c. 1923 - May 30, 1946 1923 - 1946
Bio
c. 1926 - Jun 6, 1941 1926 - 1941

Other Johnstons

Bio
c. 1895 - Jul 21, 1917 1895 - 1917
Bio
1893 - May 15, 1915 1893 - 1915
Bio
Unknown - Nov 1, 1914 ? - 1914
Bio
c. 1889 - Nov 6, 1917 1889 - 1917
Bio
c. 1918 - Aug 13, 1944 1918 - 1944
Bio
c. 1887 - Jul 1, 1916 1887 - 1916
Bio
c. 1926 - Jun 6, 1941 1926 - 1941
Bio
c. 1923 - May 30, 1946 1923 - 1946
Bio
c. 1917 - Oct 29, 1944 1917 - 1944
Bio
c. 1893 - Jul 1, 1916 1893 - 1916
Bio
Unknown - Oct 12, 1917 ? - 1917
Bio
c. 1877 - Jan 4, 1919 1877 - 1919
Bio
c. 1914 - Aug 15, 1940 1914 - 1940
Bio
c. 1895 - Apr 3, 1917 1895 - 1917
Bio
c. 1924 - Nov 19, 1944 1924 - 1944
Bio
Unknown - Apr 5, 1945 ? - 1945
Bio
c. 1881 - Oct 3, 1915 1881 - 1915
Bio
c. 1894 - Feb 22, 1916 1894 - 1916
Bio
c. 1885 - Oct 30, 1917 1885 - 1917
Bio
c. 1920 - Mar 8, 1940 1920 - 1940

Other Bios

Bio
c. 1895 - Jul 21, 1917 1895 - 1917
Bio
1893 - May 15, 1915 1893 - 1915
Bio
Unknown - Nov 1, 1914 ? - 1914
Bio
c. 1889 - Nov 6, 1917 1889 - 1917
Bio
c. 1918 - Aug 13, 1944 1918 - 1944
Bio
c. 1887 - Jul 1, 1916 1887 - 1916
Bio
c. 1926 - Jun 6, 1941 1926 - 1941
Bio
c. 1923 - May 30, 1946 1923 - 1946
Bio
c. 1917 - Oct 29, 1944 1917 - 1944
Bio
c. 1893 - Jul 1, 1916 1893 - 1916
Bio
Unknown - Oct 12, 1917 ? - 1917
Bio
c. 1877 - Jan 4, 1919 1877 - 1919
Bio
c. 1914 - Aug 15, 1940 1914 - 1940
Bio
c. 1895 - Apr 3, 1917 1895 - 1917
Bio
c. 1924 - Nov 19, 1944 1924 - 1944
Bio
Unknown - Apr 5, 1945 ? - 1945
Bio
c. 1881 - Oct 3, 1915 1881 - 1915
Bio
c. 1894 - Feb 22, 1916 1894 - 1916
Bio
c. 1885 - Oct 30, 1917 1885 - 1917
Bio
c. 1920 - Mar 8, 1940 1920 - 1940
Our Best Friends Are Like Family
We get through life with the help of our friends - school playmates, sports buddies, work associates, friends we've made a...
Winter Wonderlands Gone By
Everyone has their favorite time of year. Some love winter because of the holidays (Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Ramadan,...
The History of Locomotives
While the history of railway transport (using animals or men) goes back to ancient Greece, trains as we know them now real...
Created on Jun 04, 2020 by Daniel Pinna
"Thank you for helping me find my family & friends again so many years after I lost them. I get the chance to remember them all this time later."

Highlights of just a few of the many successes of sharing memories on AncientFaces. From reuniting lost or 'orphan' photos with their families, seeing faces of relatives for the first time, to the many connections made with family & friends.

These special moments are why it's important we share.
Back to Top