Edward Emanuel Johnson

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Edward Emanuel Johnson


  • 1891-1988 (Creation)


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This file includes a copy of Edward Emanuel Johnson's newspaper obituary, a copy of Johnson's record of naturalization, and a copy of an individual's reminiscences of meeting Johnson at the age of 92. There is also a copy of a travel permit for Anna Oberg that was signed by her pastor in Lyrestad, Skaraborg, Sweden, a copy of an application for placer mining signed by Edvard Johnson and a mining certificate issued by the Dominion of Canada in 1898. An issue of The Sea Chest, the journal of the Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society, in addition to copies of photographs of Johnson's shipyard and with Anna Oberg for their wedding.

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Edward Emanuel Johnson was born in Vänersborg, Sweden in 1868. Beginning as a carpenter at the age of 15, he applied his knowledge towards an apprenticeship at the Langholmens Shipyard in Stockholm, and later emigrated. After serving a year in the Swedish army, where he gained a mastery of French he left Sweden in 1891 for Omaha, Nebraska. He worked in Nebraska as a farm hand, but one year later he continued on to Seattle and then Tacoma, where he re-entered the Maritime industry. He soon gained a high reputation as a ship builder, and eventually collaborated with other ship builders to make larger vessels, such as the halibut fishing vessel, Annie M. Nixon, and served as a foreman at the Crawford and Reid Shipyard in Tacoma. Johnson also participated in the Alaskan Gold Rush in the late 1890s, but after a year he found no gold and returned to Tacoma. Johnoson married Anna Oberg, another Swedish immigrant, in 1892, and they had three children.

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