Robert Johnson (1910 - 1977)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

Robert Johnson’s biography is built and maintained by people like you. Create an online profile of Robert so that his life is remembered forever. If any factual information is incorrect, please edit Robert’s biography.

Robert Johnson Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of Robert Johnson and his immediate Johnson family. Add to Robert Johnson's genealogy page to share your memories & historical research with his family and other genealogy hobbyists.

Birth

Death

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Robert.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Robert Johnson? Add burial and funeral information.

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Florida

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Add family members

Education

Did Robert finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Robert attend? Add education.

Professions

Share what Robert did for a living or if he had a career or profession. Add Profession.

Military Service

It is unknown if Robert Johnson is a military veteran.

Middle name

Unknown. Add middle name

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add Robert's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add Robert's nationality.

Religion

Unknown. Was Robert a religious man? Add Robert’s religion

Gender

Male

Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Robert during various points of his life.

Timeline

1910 - In the year that Robert Johnson was born, Thomas Edison introduced his kinetophone, which he hoped would make "talkies" a reality. But the sound wasn't synchronized to the pictures and only 45 Kinetophones were made.

1911 - When he was only 1 year old, the Triangle Shirtwaist fire occurred, one of the deadliest industrial disasters in U.S. history. 146 workers (123 women and 23 men, many of them recent Jewish and Italian immigrants) died from the fire or by jumping to escape the fire and smoke. The garment factory was on the 8th, 9th, and 10th floors of a building in Greenwich Village in Manhattan. Doors to stairwells and exits had been locked in order to prevent workers from taking unauthorized breaks and to prevent theft, so they couldn't escape by normal means when the fire broke out. Due to the disaster, legislation was passed to protect sweatshop workers.

1915 - By the time he was merely 5 years old, the Germans first used poison gas as a weapon at the second Battle of Ypres during World War I. While noxious gases had been used since ancient times, this was the first use of poisonous gas - in this case, lethal chlorine gas - in modern war. Subsequently, the French and British - as well as the United States when they entered World War 1 - developed and used lethal gas in war.

1948 - When he was 38 years old, on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

1977 - In the year of Robert Johnson's passing, on January 21st, President Carter pardoned "draft dodgers" - men who avoided the draft during the Vietnam War. He fulfilled a campaign promise with the pardon. But it only applied to civilian evaders - the estimated 500,000 to 1 million active-duty personnel who went AWOL were not included.

Robert Johnson Family Tree

Who was Robert’s parents? Did he get married and did they have children? Share Robert’s family tree to share his legacy and genealogy pedigree.

Robert's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
Robert Johnson
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

You can add or remove people from Robert's family tree by clicking here.

Obituary

This obit of Robert Johnson is updated by the community. Edit this biography to contribute to his obituary. Include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Robert Johnson died in May 1977 at age 67. There is no known cause of death. He was born on January 2, 1910. There is no information about Robert's immediate family. We know that Robert Johnson had been residing in Florida.

Memories

What do you remember about Robert Johnson? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about him. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Robert is remembered.

Write a comment

Other Records of Robert Johnson

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Sources