Etta <I>Terry</I> Duryea Johnson

Etta Terry Duryea Johnson

Death 11 Sep 1912 (aged 30–31)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Plot Section: BELLEVUE, Lot: 437, Space: 1
Memorial ID 33920361 · View Source
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Wife of heavyweight champion Jack Johnson. Johnson married Etta Terry Duryea in late 1910 or early 1911. A Brooklyn socialite and former wife of Clarence Duryea, she met Johnson at a car race in 1909, and their romantic involvement was turbulent. Beaten several times by Johnson and suffering from depression, she committed suicide in September 1912, shooting herself with a revolver.

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  • Created by: HalfBloodPrincess
  • Added: 16 Feb 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 33920361
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Etta Terry Duryea Johnson (1881–11 Sep 1912), Find a Grave Memorial no. 33920361, citing Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by HalfBloodPrincess (contributor 46529909) .