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MCNEIL Family History, Part II

May 2013

Alma H. JOHNSON (1890-1918)

1I1. Alma H. Johnson was born in February 1890 probably in Coulterville, Mariposa County, California. She died in 1918 at the age of 28 and was buried at the Coulterville Cemetery.

1918 Spanish Flu?
Judging from the fact that Alma and her sister Ida both died in their twenties in 1918, they may have fallen during the devastating "Spanish Flu" pandemic toward the end of World War I.

Ida J. JOHNSON (1894-1918)

1I2. Ida J. Johnson was born in November 1894, probably in Coulterville, Mariposa County, California. She died in 1918 at the age of 23 and was buried at the Coulterville Cemetery.

1918 Spanish Flu?
Judging from the fact that Ida and her sister Alma both died in their twenties in 1918, they may have fallen during the devastating "Spanish Flu" pandemic toward the end of World War I.

Peter JOHNSON (~1895-1898)

1I3. Peter Johnson was born in 1895, probably in Coulterville, Mariposa County, California. He died 3 years later in 1898 and is buried at the Coulterville Cemetery.

Daisy Loretta (JOHNSON) HOPKINS (1898-1990)

Daisy L. (JOHNSON) HOPKINS 1K1. Daisy Loretta Johnson was born on March 31, 1898, in California, likely in Mariposa County. She was likely named in remembrance of her maternal aunt Daisy Converse, who died in childhoon. Daisy married Floyd Valentine Hopkins (Sr.), a native of York County, Nebraska, about 1920 and had two sons:

1K11. Jack Rogers Hopkins 28 Dec 1920 30 Mar 2006 (85)
1K12. Floyd J. Hopkins, Jr. 16 May 1922 19 Feb 2008 (85)
Jack and Floyd HOPKINS, ages 4 and 2
Jack and Floyd Jr., circa 1924

Prior to their marriage, Daisy worked as an accountant at a cannery in Coulterville.[Cen 1920A] Floyd worked as a rivet heater at the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation, Ltd., in Alameda County, California, during World War I,[Draft 1918] and after the war he worked as a fireman at a milk condensery in Modesto, Stanislaus County, California.[Cen 1920B]

After their marriage, the Hopkins started their family in Modesto, Stanislaus County, but by 1930 they moved south to Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, where they resided at 1437 West 58 Place, in South Los Angeles.[Cen 1930]

They likely moved to Kern County by 1940 and at some point divorced.

Floyd remarried to a woman named Emma.

Bakersfield Californian, September 9, 1960
"Hopkins, Floyd Valentine--Funeral services will be conducted in the chapel at Greenlawn Mortuary Friday at 3 p.m. for Floyd Valentine Hopkins, 61, 1503 Oswell St., who died Sept. 6 in a Bakersfield hospital. Carl Beck, worshipful master of Libertas Lodge 466 F&AM will officiate. Cremation will be in Forest Lawn in Glendale. Mr. Hopkins was a native of Nebraska and had lived in Kern County for 20 years. He was employed for the past two years with Kern County as a truck driver. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Fresno. Survivors include his widow, Emma Hopkins; his mother, Bertha Hopkins of Los Angeles; two sons, Floyd J. Hopkins of Sunnyvale and Jack R. Hopkins, and five grandchildren. Pallbearers will be E. A. Dametz, Clifford Lourg, George Ammon, Estel Campbell, Frank Lelanne and Gerald Obenshain."

Floyd Valentine Hopkins died on September 6, 1960, in Bakersfield, Kern County, California. He was 61 years old. Floyd was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, Los Angeles County.

Daisy Loretta (Johnson) Hopkins died on December 28, 1990 in Santa Clara County, California. She is buried at Modesto Citizens Cemetery in Modesto, where her parents are buried.

Daisy and brother Peter, Modesto
Sources
  • Cen 1900: 16 Jun 1900 Census, Bull Creek, Mariposa County, California
  • Cen 1910: 7 May 1910 Census, Township 2 (Coulterville), Mariposa County, California
  • Draft 1918: 12 Sep 1918, World War I Draft Registration, Oakland, Alameda County, California
  • Cen 1920A: 20 Feb 1920 Census, Township 2 (Coulterville), Mariposa County, California
  • Cen 1920B: 26 Mar 1920 Census, Paradise Precinct, Modesto, Stanislaus County, California
  • Cen 1930: 11 Apr 1930 Census, 1437 West 58 Place, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California

Peter Carl JOHNSON (1904-1993)

Peter C. JOHNSON 1K2. Peter "Pete" Carl Johnson was born on April 29, 1904, in California, likely in Mariposa County. He married Opal Mae McKinley, a native of Missouri, on July 2, 1928. They had two daughters:

1K21. Dorothy Mae Johnson 25 Dec 1929 28 Apr 2013 (83)
1K22. Shirley Johnson --  --  -- 
Ida, Pete, and Dorothy JOHNSON, circa 1934
Pete Johnson with mother Ida
and daughter Dorothy, circa 1934

The Johnson family lived in Salinas, Monterey County, California, and later moved north to the East Bay at Alameda, Alameda County.

Peter and Opal later divorced in 1948, a few months after their 20th anniversary.

Opal Mae (McKinley) Johnson died on November 28, 1986, in Salinas. She was 77 years old.

Peter later lived in Turlock, Stanislaus County, California.


Daisy and brother Peter, Modesto

Peter Carl Johnson died on January 11, 1993, in Tuolumne County, California, and is believed to be buried at Modesto Citizens Cemetery in Modesto, Stanislaus County, along with his sister and parents; however, the absence of a death year on his headstone introduces doubt as to whether or not he is actually buried there. Peter was 88 years old.


Sources
  • Cen 1910: 7 May 1910 Census, Township 2, Mariposa County, California
  • Cen 1920: 20 Feb 1920 Census, Township 2 (Coulterville), Mariposa County, California