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Pauline Ingrid JOHNSON

Pauline Ingrid JOHNSON


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1. Thomas Sinclair GORE

Pauline Ingrid JOHNSON

  • Born: 4 Dec 1874, Hobart, Lake County, Indiana
  • Marriage (1): Thomas Sinclair GORE on 4 Jan 1905 in New York City, New York County, New York
  • Died: 20 Apr 1950, Mexico City, D.F., Mexico at age 75
  • Buried: British Cemetery, Mexico City, Mexico

bullet  General Notes:

BIRTH: She may have been born on December 4, 1871, instead of 1874.
FAMILY: Her husband was an architect who built and owned the renowned Hotel Geneve in the historic "Zona Rosa" district of Mexico City (see He was also an opera singer who performed in New York and Mexico. Her daughter Marie became a concert pianist.
MOVE TO MEXICO: As a result of her husband's interest in designing, building and owning the Hotel Geneve in Mexico City, they permanently moved their family from New York to Mexico City in Dec 1906 when their daughter Marie was about 8 months old. Marie was their only child.
OPERA: As a young woman, Pauline performed throughout the eastern and central United States as a soprano opera singer, including a performance at New York's Metropolitan Opera House on 19 Mar 1896. Her New York vocal coach was world-renowned Australian opera star Emma Howson (1844-1928) who created the principal soprano role of Josephine in Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera "H.M.S. Pinafore". Pauline was known as the "Swedish Nightingale" throughout North America, and was also a member of the Swedish Ladies' Quartet. Later, she became the Director of the Ladies Morning Choral Club in Mexico City where she produced numerous opera performances with her Choral Club accompanied by full orchestras, and often including her husband who was a talented baritone opera soloist.
1926 TRIP TO ENGLAND: She and her husband and daughter took a trip to England in 1926. They returned on the White Star R.M.S. Majestic, the largest steamer cruise ship in the world at the time, leaving Southampton, England 20 Oct 1926 and arriving in New York 5 days later. They were among 350 first-class passengers on the ship that included 4,100 total passengers/crew, 9 decks, an indoor swimming pool, elevators, numerous salons, a full orchestra, and hot & cold water in all first-class cabins.

bullet  Research Notes:

-- Photos courtesy of G.A. Miller
-- Additional Photos of Pauline (Johnson) Gore (
-- Additional Photos of Hotel Geneve (
-- RMS Majestic:
-- Emma Howson:
-- Find A Grave, Memorial # 169550689


Pauline married Thomas Sinclair GORE, son of William Sinclair GORE and Jennie BLODGETT, on 4 Jan 1905 in New York City, New York County, New York. (Thomas Sinclair GORE was born on 24 Mar 1869 in Osceola, Clarke County, Iowa, died on 16 Feb 1955 in Mexico City, D.F., Mexico and was buried in British Cemetery, Mexico City, Mexico.)

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