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Finding death age for Joseph Fenton Johnson died 28 Aug 1916 New Jersey
« on: Saturday 13 January 18 15:58 GMT (UK) »
There is an entry in the England & Wales National Probate Calendar:  Joseph Fenton Johnson of 4 Station Square Rutherford Bergen New Jersey died 28 August 1916 Administration (with Will limited) London 26 June to Wyndham Theodore Vint Solicitor the attorney of Mary Agneta Johnson. Effects 256 11s 3d.

Buried Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, King's County, New York, Lot 24970, Section 201.

I do not know how to find out his age at death.  Green-Wood Cemetery offer research but at $30 an hour.

I am hoping this is the same person who was born in 1847, son of Thomas & Elizabeth Johnson, in Chorlton, Lancashire, England, and who married Sophia Richards in 1883 in Ontario, Canada.

Looking at the solicitor mentioned: From London Gazette 4 Jan 1924: Dissolving of partnership.  Charles John Vint, Frank Herbert Hill, Henry Killick & Wyndham Theodore Vint in partnership called Vint, Hill & Killick, Solicitors, Bradford, to be carried on in same name but without Henry Killick.

It seems hopeful as Ardwick, where JFJ was brought up, is about 40 miles from Bradford.
Wells: Sussex, Whitby, Middlesbrough
Best & Carter & Williamson: North Yorkshire
Baxter & Tunstill: Fylingdales & Middlesbrough
Dryden: Whitby
Truran: Cornwall, Walthamstow
Wisdom: Plumstead, Woolwich

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Re: Finding death age for Joseph Fenton Johnson died 28 Aug 1916 New Jersey
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 13 January 18 16:07 GMT (UK) »
1910 Census
Address 4 Station Square, Rutherford, Ward 1, Bergen, New Jersey

Joseph F Johnson, age 76
Mary A Johnson, age 72
S. Wales, Somerset, Devon - Oxenham

Aberavon - Hopkin/s, Jenkins, Thomas
St. Brides/Wick - Jenkins
Llanblethian - Price
Abergwynfi - Han(d)ford
Pontardawe - Lewis.

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Re: Finding death age for Joseph Fenton Johnson died 28 Aug 1916 New Jersey
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 13 January 18 16:16 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for that hanes teulu, not the age I was hoping for!  Does the census entry state country of birth, please?

Makes things more complicated in some ways as there is a marriage 2 Nov 1876 Manhattan for Joseph Fenton Johnson age 43 and Susan Maria Angell 37.  If JFJ wasn't English, why appoint a solicitor in Bradford to administer his Will?

The plot thickens....
Wells: Sussex, Whitby, Middlesbrough
Best & Carter & Williamson: North Yorkshire
Baxter & Tunstill: Fylingdales & Middlesbrough
Dryden: Whitby
Truran: Cornwall, Walthamstow
Wisdom: Plumstead, Woolwich

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Re: Finding death age for Joseph Fenton Johnson died 28 Aug 1916 New Jersey
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 13 January 18 16:26 GMT (UK) »
He was a book - keeper born in England. Here is the link to the image (you need to be signed into family search to view it - but that's free anyway)
Marriage 1 for Joseph - Imm 1867 - NA - - Marriage 2 for Mary - Had 3 children and 2 survive

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GRKH-JP7?i=68&cc=1727033

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Re: Finding death age for Joseph Fenton Johnson died 28 Aug 1916 New Jersey
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 13 January 18 16:30 GMT (UK) »
Mary Agneta Johnson - 7 April 1922  - FIND A GRAVE

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/152701064

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Re: Finding death age for Joseph Fenton Johnson died 28 Aug 1916 New Jersey
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 13 January 18 20:56 GMT (UK) »
Many thanks for those links Sandra, I forget about FamilySearch having the censuses. 

Oh well, back to the drawing board tomorrow.....

Wells: Sussex, Whitby, Middlesbrough
Best & Carter & Williamson: North Yorkshire
Baxter & Tunstill: Fylingdales & Middlesbrough
Dryden: Whitby
Truran: Cornwall, Walthamstow
Wisdom: Plumstead, Woolwich