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Jesse Nathaniel JOHNSON

Male 1919 - 1995  (76 years)


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  • Name Jesse Nathaniel JOHNSON 
    Born 1 Jan 1919  Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Census 31 Jan 1920  McLennan County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Justice Precinct 5
    Census 12 Apr 1930  Waco, McLennan, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • 1714 Summer Ave.
    Residence 18 Jan 1981  Waco, McLennan, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • 3308 Oakridge
    Residence 2 Sep 1995  Waco, McLennan, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Religion United Methodist 
    Education Waco (Texas) High School, 1938; Baylor University 
    Occupation Educator 
    Died 2 Sep 1995  McLennan County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6
    Buried 5 Sep 1995  Oakwood Cemetery, Waco, McLennan, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I25510  Dyal and Speckels
    Last Modified 13 Nov 2007 

    Father William JOHNSON,   b. Abt 1897, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Canelia (JOHNSON),   b. Abt 1901, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1917  [7
    Family ID F18330  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Bessie Byrd LESTER,   b. 12 Nov 1926, Waco, McLennan, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1981, Waco, McLennan, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Children 
     1. Giles Lester JOHNSON,   b. 19 Jan 1951,   d. 8 Oct 1976  (Age 25 years)
    +2. Living
    +3. Living
    Last Modified 16 Apr 2020 
    Family ID F17593  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Jan 1919 - Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 31 Jan 1920 - McLennan County, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 12 Apr 1930 - Waco, McLennan, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 18 Jan 1981 - Waco, McLennan, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 2 Sep 1995 - Waco, McLennan, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Sep 1995 - McLennan County, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 5 Sep 1995 - Oakwood Cemetery, Waco, McLennan, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Headstones
    Johnson, Jesse N. and Bessie Byrd
    Johnson, Jesse N. and Bessie Byrd

  • Notes 
    • Jesse moved to Waco at an early age. He was a 1938 graduate of Waco High School, then earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Baylor University. He served as superintendent of the Rosenthal schools and as principal of Dean Highland Elementary School in Waco for 27 years, before retiring in 1982. After the death of his first wife, Bessie Byrd Lester, he married Evelyn Hirst Thompson in 1985. Jesse was a member of Austin Avenue United Methodist Church in Waco for 45 years. He was also an avid golfer. [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S77] Headstone survey, conducted by Robert C. Barritt, 31 Jul 2007.

    2. [S953] Waco Tribune-Herald, Tuesday, September 5, 1995, p. 2B.

    3. [S15] Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, United States of America, Bureau of the Census, McLennan County, Texas, ED 19, p. 27B, line 66.

    4. [S14] Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, United States of America, Bureau of the Census, McLennan County, Texas, ED 154, p. 1A, line 30.

    5. [S953] Waco Tribune-Herald, Monday, January 19, 1981, p. 11B.

    6. [S312] Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006).

    7. [S15] Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, United States of America, Bureau of the Census, McLennan County, Texas, ED 19, p. 27B, lines 64-65.