Henry Clay Johnson



Sidney L Johnson
1864-1926


Clodia Margaret Wyatt
1868-1927

Henry Clay Johnson

Born:    23 Sep 1898 in Chestnut Mound, Smith County, Tennessee
Died:    July 1988   Lafayette, Macon, Tennessee

Spouse:   Maurine West   b. 11 Apr 1905 Lafayette, Macon, Tennessee
d. 9 Jun 2001 Lafayette, Macon, Tennessee
Married:    25 June 1925 -- Lafayette, Macon County, Tennessee

Children:
  Stephen Henry Johnson
Livng Son

A brief history of Henry Clay Johnson

Much of the following was obtained from the biographical information from "Prominent Tennesseans, 1796-1938 Section: La Follette" By James L. Gillum

Henry Clay Johnson was born in Smith County, Tennessee on 23 September 1898 to Clodia (Wyatt) and Sidney L Johnson.

Henry Clay was cited in the 1900 U.S. census in Civil District 8, Smith County, Tennessee with his parents and siblings. Again in the 1910 census, Henry was listed as living with his family in Civil District 1, Macon County, Tennessee. [Researcher Note: I could not locate a WWI draft registration.]

Henry attended public schools in Macon County, and then went on to attend Palmer School of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, obtaining a B.S. and Ph.D. in 1924. He attended Cumberland University in 1932 and the Business College in Akron, Ohio in 1920. In the 1920 census, there is a Henry Johnson who is listed as living in Akron, Ohio and working in a Rubber Factory.

Henry married Maurine West on 25 Jun 1925 in Lafayette, Macon County, Tennessee. Maurine was born 11 Apr 1905 in Lafayette, Macon County, Tennessee to Eunice (Wakefield) and Merlin Arless West. [I believe her middle name was "Ruby".] Maurine had at least two sisters, including: Lois Lyda (1901-1993) and Ora Francis (1901-1904). In the 1910 U.S. Federal Census, Maurine is listed as living in Lafayette, Macon, Tennessee with her parents and sister Lois. In the 1920 census, Maureen was living with her parents in Lafayette.

In the 1930 census, Henry and Maurine were living in District 1 of Macon County, Tennessee. Henry's occupation is listed as a Chiropractor. Maurine is a stenographer for an attorney.

Henry practiced chiropractry and law; however, in January 1934, he was appointed Postmaster at Lafayette by President Roosevelt. Henry was considered to be a leading business and professional man in Tennessee. He was a Democrat and a Mason. His hobbies were athletics, fishing and music. He was of Irish-English descent. Henry and Maurine had two [living] sons.

Henry passed away in July 1988 in Lafayette, Macon, Tennessee. Maurine lived over a decade longer, dying on 9 June 2001 in Lafayette. Their burial place is unknown.

Research References:

1- 1900 U.S. Federal Census -- Civil District 8, Smith, Tennessee. Listed (Page 17 of 19) Soidney L Johnson 36, Claudia E Johnson 32, William H Johnson 15, Charles E Johnson 12, Clide C Johnson 10, Lillyaen E Johnson 7, Harry H Johnson 4, Henry C Johnson 1, Nannie Mills 21.
Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Civil District 8, Smith, Tennessee; Roll: T623_1600 Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 97.
Source Information:   Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls.

2- 1910 U.S. Federal Census -- Civil District 1, Macon, Tennessee. Listed (Page 17 of 42) Sidney L Johnson 46, Clodia B Johnson 43, Lillian E Johnson 17, Hazden H Johnson 14, Henry Johnson 11, Pearl D Johnson 8, Johnie Johnson 6, Beula B Johnson 2
Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Civil District 1, Macon, Tennessee; Roll: T624_1510; Page: 16A; Enumeration District: 38; Image: 619.
Source Information:   Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1910. T624, 1,178 rolls.

The following census is a likely match for Henry. He was attending Business College in Akron in 1920.
1920 U.S. Federal Census -- Akron Ward 7, Summit, Ohio. (Page 27 of 35). Elmer Zaiser 41, Ella Zaiser 41, Lloyd Zaiser 17, Foster Zaiser 6, Peter Riddle 24, Duskie Riddle 21, Henry Johnson 21, Graridge 23.
Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Akron Ward 7, Summit, Ohio; Roll: T625_1440; Page: 14A; Enumeration District: 212; Image: 143. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA.

Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002
Name: Henry C Johnson
Spouse: Maurine West
Marriage Date: 25 Jun 1925
Marriage County: Macon
Marriage State: Tennessee

Source Information: Ancestry.com. Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2008. Original data: Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002. Nashville, TN, USA: Tennessee State Library and Archives. Microfilm.

1930 U.S. Federal Census -- District 1, Macon, Tennessee. (Page 2 of 12). Henry C Johnson 31, Maurine Johnson 24
Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: District 1, Macon, Tennessee; Roll: 2263; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 1; Image: 575.0. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2002. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls.

Social Security Death Index
Name: Henry C. Johnson
SSN: 414-54-1100
Last Residence: 37083 Lafayette, Macon, Tennessee, United States of America
Born: 23 Sep 1898
Died: Jul 1988
State (Year) SSN issued: Tennessee

Source Citation: Number: 414-54-1100;Issue State: Tennessee;Issue Date: 1952. Source Information: Ancestry.com. Social Security Death Index [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2009. Original data: Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration.

The following References are about Maurine West 1910 U.S. Federal Census -- Lafayette, Macon, Tennessee.. (Page 11 of 14). Merlin A West 28, Emmie P West 31, Siela L West 9, Ruby M West 5
Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Lafayette, Macon, Tennessee; Roll: T624_1510; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 38; Image: 599. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1910. T624, 1,178 rolls.

1920 U.S. Federal Census -- Lafayette, Macon, Tennessee. (Page 6 of 59). Norber A West 37, Eunice D West 40, Ruby M West 14.
Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Lafayette, Macon, Tennessee; Roll: T625_1753; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 36; Image: 929. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA. Note: Enumeration Districts 819-839 on roll 323 (Chicago City. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1920. T625, 2,076 rolls.

Social Security Death Index
Name: Maurine W. Johnson
SSN: 414-05-6985
Last Residence: 37083 Lafayette, Macon, Tennessee, United States of America
Born: 11 Apr 1905
Died: 9 Jun 2001
State (Year) SSN issued: Tennessee (Before 1951)

Source Citation: Number: 414-05-6985;Issue State: Tennessee;Issue Date: Before 1951. Source Information: Ancestry.com. Social Security Death Index [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2009. Original data: Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration.

Family Data Collection - Births
Name: Maurine West
Father: Merlin Arless West
Mother: Eunice Wakefield
Birth Date: 11 Apr 1905
State: TN
Country: USA

Source Information: Edmund West, comp.. Family Data Collection - Births [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001.