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 Nora Ethel <I>Floyd</I> Johnson

Nora Ethel Floyd Johnson

Georgia, USA
Death 26 Jan 1969 (aged 75–76)
New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Hastings-on-Hudson, Westchester County, New York, USA
Plot Section 98, Lot 78
Memorial ID 126247194 · View Source
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NY Times obituary, published January 28, 1969

"Mrs. J. Rosamond Johnson, Composer's Widow, Is Dead

Mrs. Nora E. Floyd Johnson, widow of J. Rosamond Johnson, composer, author, actor and singer, died Sunday at her home at 437 West 162nd Street. She was 76 years old. Her husband was the brother of James Weldon Johnson, a founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. The music of the hymn, "Lift Every Voice and Sing," which became a national Negro anthem, was written by J. Rosamond Johnson, the words by his brother. Mrs. Johnson attended Atlanta University. Her daughter, Mrs. Mildred Johnson Edwards, founded Harlem's first private school, the Modern School at 539 West 152d Street, in 1934. Mrs. Johnson had been part of its administration since. Surviving are her daughter and a granddaughter."

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Forever in Our Hearts
J. Rosamond
Aug. 11, 1873
Nov. 11, 1954
Donald McQuivey
Oct. 3, 1934
Apr. 18, 1955

Gravesite Details Nora's name was never inscribed on the stone.




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