Ethnicity: He was born Arthur Edward Jessel on 13 May 1860 at St Mary Paddington, Middlesex, in the Kensington District, in England but his parents changed their names to Johnstone when they moved to Chicago by 1870.
Johnstone, Arthur Edward was born on May 13, 1860 in London, England. Son of Frank E. and Minnie (DeFries) Johnstone. He was born in St Mary Paddington, Middlesex, England as Arthur Edward Jessel in Paddington St Mary, but the districts have changed so Paddington in now in Essex. His parents changed their names by the time they had moved to Chicago in the 1870's.
Edward Jessel became Frank Edward Johnstone. Rosetta DeFries became Mrs. Minnie A (DeFries) Johnstone Arthur Edward Jessel became Arthur Edward Johnstone.