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Aleatha L. Johnson[1]

Female 1906 - 1951  (44 years)


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  • Name Aleatha L. Johnson  [2
    Born 4 Dec 1906  Reusens, Lynchburg, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    • Reusens
    Gender Female 
    Census 1930  Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • 2353 Arsenal Avenue
    Residence 1935  Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • 1222 Cornell Avenue, Apt 14
    Census 1940  Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • 1222 Cornell Avenue, Apt 14
    Residence Mar 1951  Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • 1222 Cornell Avenue
    Cause of Death Murder (gunshot wound of head)  [2
    Occupation Maid  [2, 4
    Research Notes Death certificate gives birthplace as Reusens, Virginia. This was a community along the James River northwest of Lynchburg (and administratively within the City of Lynchburg).  [2
    Died 23 Mar 1951  Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • 4250 N. Illinois
    Buried 27 Mar 1951  Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • Killed in a murder-suicide by a rejected suitor, Robert Leon King. King killed Aleatha with two gunshots to the head in the home of the Pearson family, where she was employed as a maid. He then returned to his own home and killed himself using natural gas. [2, 5]
    Person ID I10917  Mohr-Whalen
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2016 

    Father Peter Johnson
              b. Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Mary Magdalene Thompkins 
    Family ID F7375  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Charles LaVohn Bruce
              b. 7 Jun 1900, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 15 Oct 1968, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 20 Dec 1922  Marion County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Divorced Yes, date unknown  [2, 6
    Last Modified 15 Oct 2016 00:00:00 
    Family ID F3991  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Dec 1906 - Reusens, Lynchburg, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Dec 1922 - Marion County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1930 - Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1935 - Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1940 - Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mar 1951 - Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Mar 1951 - Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 27 Mar 1951 - Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S680] Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941, Ancestry.com (Works Progress Administration).
    2. [S4067] Death Certificate of Aleatha L. Bruce.
    3. [S4292] 1940 US Census - Household of Charles Bruce.
    4. [S4293] 1930 US Census - Household of LaVohn Bruce.
    5. [S4068] Murder, Suicide Seen in Deaths of Couple.
    6. [S4049] Death Certificate of Charles L. Bruce.