Susan Veronica (McGirr) Johnston (1891 - 1942)

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Susan Veronica (McGirr) Johnston
1891 - 1942
March 1, 1891
February 2, 1942
Susan Veronica (McGirr) Johnston was born on March 1, 1891. Her maiden name is McGirr and she married into the Johnston family. According to her family tree, Susan was mother to 1 child. Susan's partner was William Thomas Johnston, and they had a child Elizabeth Anna (Johnston) Quackenbush. She died on February 2, 1942 at age 50.
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Susan Veronica (McGirr) Johnston, mother to 1 child, passed away on February 2, 1942 at age 50. She was born on March 1, 1891. According to her family tree, Susan's partner was William Thomas Johnston, and they had a child Elizabeth Anna (Johnston) Quackenbush.

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In 1891, in the year that Susan Veronica (McGirr) Johnston was born, on June 25th, in the July issue of The Strand Magazine in London, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's character Sherlock Holmes appeared in a series of short stories for the first time. Doyle eventually wrote 4 novels and 56 short stories with Holmes as the main character.

In 1901, when she was just 10 years old, Teddy Roosevelt became the 26th President of the United States. TR, as he was known, had been Vice-President for 6 months when President William McKinley was assassinated. At age 42, he became the youngest President to serve although John Kennedy, at age 43, was the youngest President elected. He was a popular progressive and was elected to a second term in 1904 as a Republican, winning 56.4% of the popular vote and 336 electoral votes.

In 1928, Susan was 37 years old 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 1930, by the time she was 39 years old, on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1942, in the year of Susan Veronica (McGirr) Johnston's passing, from January 7th through April 9th, the Battle of Bataan was fought in the Philippines. At the end of the battle, the U.S. and Filipino forces surrendered and a three-year occupation of the Philippines by Japan began. Between 60,000 and 80,000 American and Filipino soldiers surrendered and were marched around 60 to 69 miles - most were beaten, abused, or killed. Named the Bataan Death March, it was later declared to be a war crime.

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