Albert Johnson (1858-1908) Winnipeg

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Albert Johnson (1858-1908) Winnipeg

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7.5.1858 - 8.4.1908


Albert Jónsson Johnson, Winnipeg - 7. maí 1858 - 8. apríl 1908 úr gaseitrun þegar hann var að bjarga samstarfsmönnum. Fór til Vesturheims 1887 frá Kollafjarðarnesi, Kirkjubólshreppi, Strand.


Klondike; Winnipeg

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Foreldrar hans; Guðbjörg Guðbrandsdóttir 31. jan. 1828 - 9. feb. 1896. Var á Tungugröf, Tröllatungusókn, Strand. 1835 og barnsfaðir hennar; Jón Guðmundsson 4. des. 1836 - 26. júní 1917. Vinnumaður í Brekku, Garpsdalssókn, A-Barð. 1860. Vinnumaður í Tröllatungu og Gilsfjarðarbrekku. Bóndi í Haga, Barðastrandarhr., Barð. Haga-Jón.
M1 18.8.1883; Sigríður Þorsteinsdóttir 23. sept. 1861 - 10. jan. 1903. Húsavík á Ströndum. Fór til Vesturheims 1887 frá Kollafjarðarnesi, Kirkjubólshreppi, Strand.
M2; Ástrós Jónsdóttir 15. mars 1862 - 15. feb. 1946. Fór til Vesturheims 1887 frá Hjarðarholti, Laxárdalshreppi, Dal. Sjá umfjöllun.
Albert and Sigridur had three surviving children:
1) Thorstein Jónsson, Blondie Johnson: b. 1893, Served overseas in World War I, worked as a logger in BC. d. 1958 November 6. Buried in Vancouver (306 E 11th Ave, Plot 57, Lot 8, Veterans area).
2) Jona Gudbjorg Jónsson, Alice Johnson: b.1894, December 17, married Walter Kelly. d.1966 March 13.
3) Guðný Jörgína Jónsson, Winnie Johnson: b.1897, d.1924 (see the Jack Bartle page), mother of Albert Bartle.

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This web page is about our ancestors, Albert Jónsson and Sigridur Þorsteinsdóttir, who migrated to Canada from Iceland in 1887. (The Icelandic character, "Þ" is an unvoiced "th").
Albert Jónsson (name later anglicized to "Johnson" in Canada) was born in Trollatunga, Strandasysla county, North-West Iceland, 1858 May 7. See Ancestors of Albert Jónsson.
He was aged 29 when he migrated to Canada in 1887.
He died 1908 April 8, in Winnipeg, aged 50 (1909 Almanak). (According to his obituary, he worked nights and slept days).
In the Icelandic language newspaper, Lögberg, published in Winnipeg, Number 16, Volume 21, 1908 April 16, there is a notice on the front page regarding his death, and inside the paper there is some more about the accident that caused his death. "Albert Johnson died 8 Apr 1908 in Winnipeg of poison gas in a well or sewer while trying to rescue a co-worker who had already succumbed to the gas." (Translated by Hálfdan Helgason).
Sigridur Þorsteinsdóttir was born 1861, September 17, in Husavik, Strandasysla county, North-West Iceland. See Sigridur's ancestors.
Sigridur had one brother, Jon Thorsteinsson, born 1859 August 7, who was a farmer in Gestsstadir, Strandasysla county. He married twice and had ten children and many descendants in Iceland.
She was aged about 27 when she migrated to Canada with Albert in 1887.
She belonged to a Kvennfelag, a woman's association for doing community services.
She died after a long illness, 1902 January 11 (according to her obituary), or 1903 January 10 (according to the 1904 Almanak), aged 40 or 41, in Winnipeg. Her elderly mother was apparently in Iceland at the time of her death.
Ástrós (Rose) Jónsdottir, Albert's second wife, survived her husband. Together they had one child, stillborn. Ástrós originated in Dalasýsla county, Western Iceland, from the farm Spagilsstadir. She was the stepmother of Alice, Winnie and Blondie. Dorothy (Piper) Bartle recalls meeting her in 1941 in Winnipeg during Albert Bartle's pre-embarcation leave, prior to going overseas in W.W.II. "Ástrós Jónsson died at her home in Winnipeg. She was 82 years of age, from the farm Spagilsstaðir in Dalasýsla county, had been in Canada for more than 50 years." Almanak 1947. (By Icelandic naming, she was Jónsdóttir. In this article, the author used Jónsson, her late husband's surname, as in the English Canadian naming protocol.)

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