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 Margaret <I>Clark</I> Johnson

Margaret Clark Johnson

Death 12 May 1865 (aged 22–23)
Burial Mount Hope, Hamilton Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Memorial ID 16637599 · View Source
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Literary Figure. She was the subject of G.W. Johnson's poem "When You and I Were Young, Maggie." Johnson met her while teaching in the Binbrook, Ontario, Canada area, and fell in love with her. She contracted Tuberculosis (at that time, a fatal disease), and Johnson wrote the poem about the future they wouldn't have together. After she succumbed to the disease at the age of 23, Johnson had his friend J.A. Butterfield put his poem to music, and soon the new song was a huge hit all over North America. The song that was inspired by Margaret Johnson has been recorded hundreds of times, and is still being recorded today.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 16637599
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Margaret Clark Johnson (1842–12 May 1865), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16637599, citing White Church Cemetery, Mount Hope, Hamilton Municipality, Ontario, Canada ; Maintained by Find A Grave .