Knute Henfrid Johnson (1912 - 2005)

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Knute Henfrid Johnson
1912 - 2005
March 3, 1912
July 28, 2005
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home xxxxx-96th Street, in Otsego, Wright County, Minnesota, Wright County, Minnesota, Minnesota United States 55330
Knute Henfrid Johnson was born on March 3, 1912 in Sweden. He died on July 28, 2005 at age 93. We know that Knute Henfrid Johnson had been residing in home xxxxx-96th Street, in Otsego, Wright County, Minnesota, Wright County, Minnesota, Minnesota United States 55330.
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Knute was the youngest of 5 children: 4 brothers, 1 sister. He came to the United States in 1929 at age 17, to be near his other siblings who came here earlier in the 1920's.
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home xxxxx-96th Street, in Otsego, Wright County, Minnesota, Wright County, Minnesota, Minnesota United States 55330
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Watkins Products Door-To-Door Salesman. Chicken Hatchery Worker at Ghostley's Poultry Farm in Anoka, Minnesota.
Janitor at Ford Hall, University Of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Retired in 1977 at Age 65.

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DOD: Thursday, July 28th, 2005.
Preceded in Death by Wife of 61 Years Mildred (nmn) Johnson (nee Carlson) (dod Oct 25, 2004).
Survived by sons: Marlin Johnson, Eagan, Minnesota; Richard Johnson, Otsego, Minnesota; Grandsons Brian Johnson, Christopher Johnson, Granddaughter Tasha Johnson.
Buried in the Johnson Family Burial Plot, Forest Hill Cemetery, Anoka, Minnesota, USA.
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In 1912, in the year that Knute Henfrid Johnson was born, Arizona was admitted to the United States in February (on Valentine's Day). It became the 48th state in the Union. Previously a Spanish - then Mexican - territory, the U.S. paid $15 million dollars for the area in 1848. Arizona was the last of the contiguous states to be admitted to the United States.

In 1945, at the age of 33 years old, Knute was alive when on March 12th, a riot erupted at a Japanese internment camp in Santa Fe New Mexico. Two days earlier, white shirts with the Rising Sun on the back had been confiscated and the prisoners objected. Three leaders of the protest were removed and sent to another camp. Guards at the Santa Fe camp were armed with submachine guns, shotguns, and gun masks. On the morning of the 12th, prisoners began throwing rocks at the guards. When the "rioters" wouldn't disperse, the guards were ordered to use tear gas and batons. Four men were badly injured as a result.

In 1959, at the age of 47 years old, Knute was alive when on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

In 1965, he was 53 years old when the television show "I Spy" premiered in the fall season on NBC. The stars were Bill Cosby and Robert Culp, making Cosby the first African American to headline a television show. Four stations - in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama - refused to air the show.

In 1982, when he was 70 years old, on June 30th, time ran out on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The Amendment had only received 35 of the necessary 38 state ratifications. First sent to the states in 1972, the Amendment stated that "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex".

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