Myron Barber Johnson (1903 - 1969)



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at Gridleyville Hamlet, Candor Township, Tioga County, New York, USA, 391 Ithaca-Owego Turnpike RD - 391 Ithaca RD/Route 96B, in Gridleyville Hamlet, Candor Township, Tompkins County, New York USA


on at Tompkins County Hospital (Hospital's Now Torn Down), Trumansburg RD, in Ithaca City, Tompkins County, New York USA
Cause of death: He Died From a Stroke

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He Died From a Stroke

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Johnson House, 75 Ridgeway RD, in Brooktondale Township, Tompkins County, New York USA

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Father: Irvine Leroy "Irving" Johnson
Mother: Harriet Emma "Hattie" Gibbons - Johnson
Siblings: Merritt Samuel Johnson, Mertie Lena Johnson - Slate, Bertha Elizabeth Johnson - Russell, Estelle Mary Johnson - Schoonover, Minnie Viola Johnson, and Marion Leroy Johnson

Wife: Pauline Evelyn (Dingy) Russell - Johnson
Children with Pauline: Frederick Myron Johnson Sr


Went To Candor Schools


Worked as a farmer and factory worker


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1903 - In the year that Myron Barber Johnson was born, two brothers, Orville and Wilbur Wright, flew the first powered heavier-than-air plane. They flew 4 times in one day - the longest flight lasting 59 seconds and a little over 852 feet. While the brothers had notified several newspapers of their attempt, only one - a local paper - covered it. After their 4th flight, a gust of wind caught the plane, turned it over, and totaled it.

1916 - By the time he was just 13 years old, the Battle of Verdun was fought from February through December. It was the largest and longest battle of World War I, lasting 303 days. The original estimates were 714,231 casualties - 377,231 French and 337,000 German, an average of 70,000 casualties a month. Current estimates are even larger. The Battle of the Somme was also fought from July through September of the same year. Original estimates were 485,000 British and French casualties and 630,000 German casualties.

1947 - When he was 44 years old, on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

1966 - Myron was 63 years old when on July 1st, Medicare became available after President Johnson signed into law the Medicare Act in 1965. President Truman had received the first Medicare card since he had been the first to propose national healthcare law. insurance.

1969 - In the year of Myron Barber Johnson's passing, in August, a previously planned small concert turned into a (free) more than 400,000 strong gathering of attendees and bands at Max Yasgur's farm in upstate New York - now called Woodstock. Just some of the 32 acts: Richie Havens, Joe Cocker, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Joan Baez, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Jefferson Airplane, Country Joe, Santana, The Band, and Sly and the Family Stone.

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JOHNSON - Myron B Johnson, 65, Ridgeway Rd., Brooktondale, died Sunday in Tompkins County Hospital, Ithaca. He is survived by his wife Pauline Dingy Johnson, Brooktondale, one son, Frederick Johnson, one step-daughter, Miss Beverly Russell, one step-son, Irvine Russell all of Brooktondale. Two sisters, Mrs Bertha Russell Cayuga NY, Mrs Stella Schoonover Candor, Several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was a former employee of the Morse Chain Co. Funeral services will be held Thurs a 2pm at the Allen Funeral Home, Candor. The Rev Lee. Meade, Pastor of the Willseyville Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Candor. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 2 to 4.

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Myron was my grandfather, i never met him, he passed away when my dad was 9. its a weird situation. my grandfather myron died when my father was 9 and his father, my great grandfather passed away when my grandfather was 9. i've been told he was a drinker, he was a friendly drunk. he was an alcoholic, he loved his beer. he smoked kools and before that, camels non-filters. he was a farmer and factory worker. he had two sons. he was married 2 times. his first wife died from cancer and his second wife out lived him by 15 years. he worked in Ithaca NY at Morse chain co and the pocketbook factory, he also worked at wands glove factory in Candor Ny. From what i understand of Myron, he was a good son, father, uncle and friend.
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