Marion Johnston

(1871 - 1927)

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Marion Johnston
1871 - 1927
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c. 1871
Death
July 29, 1927
Kings County, New York United States
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Marion Johnston was born c. 1871. She died on July 29, 1927 in New York at 56 years of age.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Marion Johnston died on July 29, 1927 in New York at 56 years old. She was born c. 1871. We have no information about Marion's family or relationships.

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In 1871, in the year that Marion Johnston was born, on October 8th, 4 major fires started on the shores of Lake Michigan - in Chicago (Illinois), Peshtigo (Wisconsin), Holland (Michigan) and Manistee (Michigan). The Chicago fire is the most well known of them because it left almost 100,000 people homeless. But the Peshtigo Fire killed around 2,500 people. The casualty count made it the deadliest fire in US history.

In 1892, Marion was 21 years old when on October 12th, the "Pledge of Allegiance" was first recited in unison by students in U.S. public schools. Composed the previous August by Francis Bellamy, it was to be recited in 15 seconds and originally read: "I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." "Under God" was added in the 1950's.

In 1909, by the time she was 38 years old, the New York Times published the first movie review. It was a report on D.W. Griffith's movie "Pippa Passes" also called "The Song of Conscience", a silent film. The review said that this work was moving away from "lurid material that attracted the wrath of censors and concerned citizens and toward more respectable ends. The movie was the story of a young female factory worker, on her day off, wandering and singing - thus changing the hearts of those around her towards good.

In 1916, she was 45 years old when visiting nurse Margaret Sanger opened the first birth control clinic in the U.S. at 46 Amboy St. in Brooklyn New York. Ten days after the clinic opened, Sanger was arrested for "violating laws against giving out birth control information" which was defined as obscenity. The clinic was not handing out birth control - just information about sex and birth control methods. (The Comstock law categorized information about abortion, family planning, and contraception as “obscene”.) The clinics and organizations that Sanger established later evolved into the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

In 1927, in the year of Marion Johnston's passing, the first "talkie" (a movie with music, songs, and talking), The Jazz Singer, was released. Al Jolson starred as a cantor's son who instead of following in his father's footsteps as expected, becomes a singer of popular songs. Banished by his father, they reconcile on his father's deathbed. It was a tear-jerker and audiences went wild - especially when they heard the songs. Thus begun the demise of silent films and the rise of "talkies".

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c. 1901 - Jan 29, 1927 1901 - 1927
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c. 1926 - Nov 4, 1927 1926 - 1927
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c. 1926 - Mar 2, 1945 1926 - 1945
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c. 1861 - Dec 3, 1946 1861 - 1946
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c. 1846 - May 18, 1920 1846 - 1920
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c. 1866 - Aug 11, 1938 1866 - 1938
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c. 1903 - Apr 14, 1904 1903 - 1904
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c. 1865 - Aug 15, 1938 1865 - 1938
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c. 1897 - Jun 7, 1931 1897 - 1931
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c. 1884 - Oct 17, 1918 1884 - 1918
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c. 1822 - Oct 11, 1899 1822 - 1899
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c. 1863 - Jul 7, 1912 1863 - 1912
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c. 1832 - Jan 21, 1915 1832 - 1915
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c. 1849 - Dec 8, 1927 1849 - 1927
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c. 1883 - May 16, 1925 1883 - 1925
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c. 1878 - Feb 22, 1943 1878 - 1943
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c. 1840 - Jan 22, 1900 1840 - 1900
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c. 1891 - Jul 18, 1892 1891 - 1892
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c. 1830 - Apr 7, 1907 1830 - 1907
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c. 1906 - Jun 18, 1936 1906 - 1936

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c. 1926 - Mar 2, 1945 1926 - 1945
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c. 1861 - Dec 3, 1946 1861 - 1946
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c. 1846 - May 18, 1920 1846 - 1920
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c. 1866 - Aug 11, 1938 1866 - 1938
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c. 1903 - Apr 14, 1904 1903 - 1904
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c. 1865 - Aug 15, 1938 1865 - 1938
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c. 1897 - Jun 7, 1931 1897 - 1931
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c. 1884 - Oct 17, 1918 1884 - 1918
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c. 1822 - Oct 11, 1899 1822 - 1899
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c. 1863 - Jul 7, 1912 1863 - 1912
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c. 1832 - Jan 21, 1915 1832 - 1915
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c. 1849 - Dec 8, 1927 1849 - 1927
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c. 1883 - May 16, 1925 1883 - 1925
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c. 1878 - Feb 22, 1943 1878 - 1943
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