William Henry Johnson (1869 - 1938)

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Footscray, Australia

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Australia

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Family

Father: Johnson William Henry Johnson
Mother: Jane Phillips Johnson

Husband: Doris May Widger

Husband: Doris May Widgey

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1869 - In the year that William Henry Johnson was born, on December 10th, the Wyoming territorial legislature gave women the right to vote. It was the first time in the world that women were able to vote legally without restrictions.

1886 - By the time he was 17 years old, on June 13th, the "Great Vancouver Fire" destroyed most of Vancouver, British Columbia. A small brush fire got out of control and spread to the rest of the city. Dozens of people died and it was only after the fire that money was raised for a fire hall. The local Squamish tribe rescued people who had jumped into bodies of water to escape the conflagration.

1896 - At the age of 27 years old, William was alive when on May 18th, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in the case of Plessy v. Ferguson. By a vote of 7 to 1, the Court upheld state racial segregation laws, introducing the idea of "separate but equal" facilities for races.

1932 - At the age of 63 years old, William was alive when five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

1938 - In the year of William Henry Johnson's passing, on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

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William Henry Johnson
Had a relationship with Doris May Widger
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Had a relationship with Doris May Widgey

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William Henry Johnson passed away in 1938 in Footscray, Australia at age 69. No cause of death has been listed for William. He was born in 1869. He was born to Johnson William Henry Johnson and Jane Phillips Johnson, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree. He married Doris May Widger. William married Doris May Widgey. We know that William Henry Johnson had been residing in Australia.

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