THE JOHNSON/JOHNSTON FILE
COMPILED BY: Sharon Milich Kouns
JOHNSON, ABNER (COLORED)
I.R. August 18, 1887 – Abner Johnson, the well known colored caterer and brother of Gabe Johnson, died at his home in Ironton, last Wednesday, of consumption, at the age of 57. He had been practically confined to his house for six months. Mr. Johnson spent much of his life in the service of steamboats, having run on Mississippi River packets for 15 years prior to taking up his residence in Ironton, 10 years ago. His only son, Charles, is in St. Louis, sick, and did not attend the funeral.
JOHNSON, DR. ALICE
IET March 3, 1931 – DIED MONDAY AT COLUMBUS.
Dr. Alice Johnson of Columbus, daughter of the late Ben and Ethel Johnson and granddaughter of the late Dr. Hall, of Burlington, all formerly of this county, died at Columbus Monday after an invalidism of nine years, local relatives and friends have been advised. She will be remembered by many residents.
Dr. Johnson spent her girlhood here and in 1890 was graduated in medicine at Columbus. She practiced in Huntington for a short time and in 1892 moved to Columbus, where she practiced her profession. She retired many years ago.
Dr. Johnson was a cousin of Mrs. Jim Ferguson of Delta and was a niece of Mrs. Wm. Bay. Her parents and one sister preceded her in death, but one sister survives, Mary Johnson, of Columbus.
JOHNSON, MRS. ALICE IWR SEPT. 9, 1899 – STRUCK BY A LOCOMOTIVE.
– Mrs. Alice Johnson Instantly Killed at South Point Wednesday Evening.
Mrs. Alice Johnson was instantly killed at South Point Wednesday evening by being struck and run over by a locomotive on the N. & W. road. Mrs. Johnson, with her sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Anderson was walking up the railroad track towards North Kenova and when just in front of Mr. C. D. Brown’s home Mrs. Johnson attempted to cross the tracks in front of a fast approaching locomotive. Her sister tried to induce her to wait until the locomotive passed but thinking she had ample time to cross the unfortunate woman stepped out upon the track and becoming bewildered remained standing on the track until struck by the locomotive and ground under its wheels. She was dead before anyone could reach her.
The remains were taken to her home two miles back of North Kenova on Solida Creek. Coroner Moxley was summoned and went to the home of the Johnsons and an examination showed that the woman’s skull was crushed and her left arm and collar bone broken, besides being terribly bruised and scratched. Coroner Moxley took the evidence of Mrs. Anderson and his verdict will be to the affect that deceased met death accidentally with no one to blame.
Engineer Strap reversed his engine, but not in time to prevent striking the woman. Mrs. Johnson was married and leaves a husband and six children. The funeral occurred this afternoon.
NOTE: The following is one of her children.
I.R. APRIL 19, 1900 – A PITIFUL CASE – Lon Johnson, a little waif received at the Children’s home from South Point last Tuesday, died at that institution this morning, aged 4 years and 10 months.
The deceased was a child of the Mrs. Johnson who was killed by a train at South Point last fall and is said to have been in the care of a 13 year old sister since that time. It had been compelled to stay in a small box, according to the information imparted to the matron of the Home, and was almost starved to death when received, being a mere skeleton. Its death is attributed to the hardships through which it passed.
JOHNSON, MRS. AMELIA
I.R. JAN. 29, 1891 – Worthy Deed – Mrs. Amelia Johnson and Mr. Thomas Johnson have placed in the bank $1,500 for the benefit of the children of their deceased son George, who died in South Point recently.
JOHNSON, A. R. (A. Romulus Johnson)
I. R. Feb. 10, 1887 – A. R. Johnson left for Ann Arbor, this week, to remain in the law school a few months and graduate next June. He has spent a year or more there.
I. R. July 7, 1887 – A. R. Johnson is home from Ann Arbor Law School where he gained a diploma and now enters the legal ranks with a good certificate to back him.
I. R. June 19, 1890 – A. R. Johnson will attend the commencement at Ann Arbor law school, next week.
I. R. Oct. 16, 1890 – TO BE MARRIED – We are happy to announce that A. R. Johnson, the popular young lawyer of this city, and the Republican candidate for Prosecuting Attorney of this county, will lead to the matrimonial altar this Thursday evening, Miss Dora B. Ricketts, one of Lawrence county’s fairest daughters. The wedding will take place at the residence of the bride’s parents at South Point. The esteemed couple will surely have the warmest wishes and congratulations of all Lawrence County.
I.R. Jan. 29, 1891 – A. R. Johnson has traded two Whitwell lots for J. W. Sayre’s residence on Olive street. There is one lot of the latter property, but a finely situated one and Mr. Johnson proposes to build a nice residence on it.
I.R. April 9, 1896 – Mr. A. R. Johnson has been very sick for two weeks but is now able to be out again.
I.R. April 23, 1896 – A. R. Johnson and George Gray are at Hot Springs plunging in the steamy baths to avert rheumatic tendencies.
SWR Feb. 9, 1912 – SUES IRONTON FOR $10,000 – Attorney A. R. Johnson was in Cincinnati Tuesday in attendance at the session of the United States Circuit Court. The case of Harrison Construction Company against the City of Ironton, for $10,000 for an alleged breach of contract, was called yesterday (do not have end of this article)
I. R. Jan. 30, 1913 or 1918 – Hon. and Mrs. A. R. Johnson have as their guests, their cousin, Mrs. Walter Harper nee Nan Johnson of Catlettsburg.
MI January 31, 1925 – ADNA JOHNSON HAS RESIGNED POSITION. – Local Lawyer Plans to Resume His Law Practice, It is Believed.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 – Adna R. Johnson, of Ironton, Ohio, has submitted his resignation as Assistant Attorney General of the United States effective March 4. He was appointed in 1921 by former Attorney General Harry M. Daugherty, and has been in charge of alien property cases. He is the son of former Representative A. Romulus Johnson, of Ironton. He is to resume the practice of law upon his retirement from the Government service.
MI February 01, 1925 – ADNA JOHNSON GOES TO LARGE NEW YORK FIRM. Gallipolis Man to Accept Government Situation.
Adna R. Johnson, former Irontonian, and son of Hon. A. R. Johnson, of this city, who has tendered his resignation as assistant attorney general of the United States, to become effective March 4, is to become general counsel for a large trust and banking company of New York City.
Mr. Johnson was appointed to his present position in 1921 by former Attorney General Harry M. Daugherty, being in charge of alien property cases during that time. During his government service he has acquitted an enviable reputation for the conduct of his department.
RETAINED WEEKS AGO.
He was retained by the New York firm several weeks ago, but upon the request of the Attorney General consented to remain in charge of his department until March 4, at which time he will enter on his new duties.
Mr. Johnson will be succeeded by Edwin Cherrington, of Gallipolis, who has been associated with him in the work of the department for the past two years.
I.R. Oct. 30, 1873 – Real Estate Transfers –
Bellfield Johnson to Brook Johnson, land, $400.
JOHNSON, JUDGE BENJAMIN – I.R. JULY 9, 1863 – Judge Benjamin Johnson, of Perry Township, died at his residence in South Point, last Saturday after an illness of only a few days. Previous to the present attack, he had been much reduced by frequent hemorrhage, yet had so far recovered from his last one as to attend to affairs on the farm.
Judge Johnson served a number of years on the Bench as Associate Judge. Along with Judges Scovel and Dempsey, under Judge Peck; he has also represented this county in the General Assembly. For many years has been an active member of the Presbyterian Church and has given liberally to various benevolent institutions, leaving him a name and record untarnished, which will not cease to have its influence felt for years to come. A large concourse of people followed his remains to the grave yard in Burlington, where the last sad rites in honor to the dead, were performed with usual ceremonies. A more extended notice will be given hereafter.
JOHNSON, BROOKE (COLORED)
I.R. Jan. 16, 1896 – Shot. – A colored boy by the name of Johnson, 16 years old, shot his younger brother near South Point, last Saturday. It was purely accidental. The older boy pointed a shot gun at the younger, when by some mishap it went off, the shot striking the little fellow in the breast, causing a severe wound of which he died soon after. They were children of Brooke Johnson. While the shot was not intended, great blame rests on the older brother for pointing a gun at another.
JOHNSON, CHARLES A. (COLORED)
I.R. August 29, 1895 – Charles A. Johnson, a well known colored man who used to live in Ironton died in Washington, Tuesday. Charley was a graduate of the Ironton High School, and made a fine speech at the last alumna meeting. He was engaged in the Attorney General’s department at Washington.
I.R. July 13, 1899 – Mrs. Slater and Emma Johnson held a delightful levee at the former’s residence, Tuesday afternoon.
SWI Nov. 25, 1913 – JOHNSON TO BE SENT TO HOSPITAL FOR TREATMENT.
Frank Johnson, the young man who went on a rampage at Russell Monday evening and Tuesday morning and caused a great deal of excitement in the little village was arraigned in the court at Greenup Thursday morning on the charge of felony or more specifically for throwing a rock through the window of the Deepwater passenger train. He plead not guilty and was bound over to the grand jury.
It was thought that the young man would be tried on the charge of insanity but it is alleged that he could not be adjudged insane and that while he may have been slightly deranged on that particular occasion, this was due to excessive cigarette smoking and that the derangement can be cured so it was decided at the hearing to send the young man to Huntington for treatment at the hospital there. Johnson was unable to pay the $200 bond and was remanded to jail.
JOHNSON, MRS. FRANK
I.R. July ___, 1888 – Mrs. Frank Johnson of St. Louis is spending the summer with Miss C. G. Johnson.
I.R. Oct. 6, 1881 – Gabe Johnson sued the Scioto Valley R. R., for the sum of $18.00 which he claimed as commission on tickets sold to a church excursion. He said the company promised him 25 cents on each ticket sold. The railroad company said they promised it to the church and so paid it. The case came up before Esq. Polley, last Thursday, who decided in favor of the railroad company. Dean for Johnson, Enochs for R. R.
JOHNSON, GABRIEL (COLORED)
I.R. Sept. 10, 1891 – Gabriel Johnson has two umbrellas left at the Teacher’s Institute.
I.R. Jan. 19, 1888 – George Johnson, of South Point, sent us a sample of his sweet potatoes. They were very fine, good as new. He has 500 bushels of them.
JOHNSON, HARRY W.
I.R. October 26, 1905 – JOHNSON – Harry W. Johnson, formerly of South Point died at the Massilon State Hospital from the effects of paralysis Thursday, aged forty years. Mr. Johnson’s remains were brought to the city over the Norfolk & Western road, arriving here at noon Friday. Undertakes Pixley and Bingaman took charge of the corps and removed it to Woodland cemetery where the funeral services were held at about 12:30 o’clock.
JOHNSON, JAMES E.
I.R. DECEMBER 11, 1862 Died. – On the 30th of June, Jas. E., member of the 53d Regiment O. V. I., and son of Bazil Johnson, of Windsor township.
JOHNSON, J. W.
I.R. JUNE 19, 1890 J. W. Johnson, editor of the Waverly Courier, called to see us Monday. He is running an interesting paper.
JOHNSON, JESSE W.
I.R. June 12, 1884 – MARRIAGE LICENSES – Jesse W. Johnson and Ida C. Parker.
JOHNSON, JOHN W.
I.R. DECEMBER 11, 1862 Died on the 9th of October, John W., son of Bazil Johnson, and member of the 53d Regiment O.V.I. The deceased is the second son who has died in the service of his country, and leaves a wife and child to mourn his departure.
JOHNSON, MAHALA (becomes Mrs. Nicholas McMahon)
IWR May 6, 1893 – WEDDED. – Nicholas McMahon and Mahala Johnson Take Up the Journey of Life Together.
Nicholas McMahon, our city hackman whom everybody knows, and Miss Mahala Johnson, of this city, were married Wednesday evening. The ceremony was performed by Father Cotter, of St. Lawrence Church, and took place at the handsomely furnished home which the groom had already prepared for his bride, on Lawrence street. The attendants were Miss B. McDonough bridesmaid and Mr. John B. McDonough groomsmen, and maids of honor Misses Ollie McMahon and Mamie Sullivan. At 8 o’clock the bridal party entered the parlors where were assembled a large company of invited guests, Matthews’ orchestra playing a wedding march, and here in their own home amidst their friends, the two took the vows which united them, as all will wish, in a happy wedded life.
Following the ceremony was a reception and than a lunch was served, while congratulations and good wishes were showered upon Nicholas and his bride, who were also the recipients of more substantial testimonials of good will in the shape of many useful and handsome presents.
May they live long and prosper is the wish of all their friends.
JOHNSON, MRS. MARGARET
SWI April 25, 1913 – MRS. JOHNSON VICTIM OF PAINFUL ACCIDENT. –
Mrs. Margaret Johnson, who recently moved to Bakersfield, Cal., with her daughter, Mrs. Carl Kemp and husband and is here visiting Mrs. August Schrader of north Fifth street met with a most unfortunate accident Wednesday evening.
Mrs. Johnson was coming down stairs at the Schrader home when her foot got entangled in the stair carpet and precipitated her down a flight of steps but fortunately she escaped without any broken bones, but was more or less badly bruised up. Mrs. Johnson is well up in years and hence her bruises are more severe to her.
Dr. Will Moore was called and gave her medical attention.
JOHNSON, MRS. MARY E.
I.R. Jan. 5, 1888 – DIED – Mrs. Mary E. Johnson, age 68, died Jany. 2nd.
I. R. Jan. 5, 1888 – DEATH OF MRS. JOHNSON. – Mrs. Mary E. Johnson, the venerable mother of Capt. T. F. (or T. T.) Johnson, died suddenly at her son’s residence in Ironton last Monday morning. She was quite feeble, but had been around the house as usual the day before, and retired without any apprehension of sickness. Capt. Johnson was in her room at 8 o’clock Monday morning and found her sleeping quietly, but when he returned in half an hour she had changed her position and upon going to her bedside he discovered that she was dead. Her age was 68. She was the wife of Wm. Johnson, who died 8 years ago, and had lived at Haverhill 40 years, in which community she was known and beloved by all. She had been visiting her son since the McCoy trial, in which she was an important witness, and it may be that her experience in this affair hastened her death. Her funeral took place at the church in Haverhill Tuesday afternoon.
I.R. November 24, 1887 – Marriage License – Mason Johnson and Dora G___wite (need to verify)
JOHNSON, MISS MAYME ELIZABETH (becomes Mrs. Dan Norton)
SWR – Jan. 5, 1912 – MARRIED AT COVINGTON
A marriage of unusual interest was that of Mr. Dan Norton of Ashland and Miss Mayme Elizabeth Johnson, which was solemnized at Covington Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock, the Rev. J. R. Blackburn pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, performing the ceremony.
Though there had been rumors of the approaching wedding of the young couple, yet no one knew the date, nor where it would take place, but a telegram from the groom at noon today brought the above message. Mr. Norton is a mail carrier, and is also manager of the Scenic Theater. He is the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Seneca Norton and a grandson of the late Capt. D. K. Weis. He is a fine young businessman, and has hosts of friends in this city, says The Ashland Independent. The bride is a charming young lady, with a sunny disposition, and a cheerful manner that has made her a pronounced favorite. Her home is at Hanging Rock, O., but she has spent much time in this city, a guest at the home of her sister, Mrs. Fred Fearing. She is talented and cultured, and will make an ideal companion. Mr. and Mrs. Norton after a honeymoon trip of a few days, will return here Sunday night, and will go at once to their home on 17th Street. Mr. Norton has the Bullington flat handsomely furnished, and it is there they will be at home to their friends. The Independent hastens to extend congratulations and best wishes for a long life of continued happiness and success.
JOHNSON, MRS. NANCY EMALINE
IET Jan. 16, 1926 – OBITUARY – JOHNSON
The death of Nancy Emaline Johnson was a shock to friends and relatives. She quietly passed to the Great Beyond Monday. Her life work will live on even though she has gone to the realms of the unknown. She and her husband have spent more than fifty years of married life in the near vicinity of her present farm. To their union were born six children. They and their father survive. The children are as follows: Hattie Payne and Raymond of Huntington; Chloe at home; Elizabeth Hayes of Pleasant Ridge; Chloria of St. Paul, Ky.; Vernie Dalton of Miller, Ohio.
Rev. Bachman led the services of the last tribute paid to the deceased at Pleasant Ridge cemetery Wednesday.
I.R. March 30, 1905 – DEATH RECORD. – JOHNSON – Richard Johnson, about 53 years old, and well known about the city, as Dick, was drowned Friday night about 11 o’clock. It is supposed he was intoxicated at the time, and wandered off into the backwater of Storms creek at Fourth and Mill streets.
Watchman Schriber, of the Belfont Iron Works, heard a noise in the back water about 11 o’clock Friday and finding a man’s hat on the bank this morning, search was started and the body recovered at 10:30 a.m.
G. W. Wymer and Alfred Slaughter got a boat and hauled it to the back water, and after several hours of searching finally found the body.
His mother, now Mrs. Hogsten, of West Ironton and his brother, R. H. Johnson, the South Third street grocer, are the only relatives he has in the city.
Coroner Remy held an inquest over the body at noon and a verdict was rendered in accordance with the above facts.
IST Oct. 23, 1938 – SYBENE NEWS (by Mrs. C. M. Wilson) – Mr. and Mrs. Richard Johnson and son, Richard, Jr., have returned to their home at Columbus about six weeks. They buried their baby daughter and since then, Mrs. Johnson has been at the bedside of her grandmother, Mrs. Hardin Smith.
JOHNSON, MRS. ROSA C.
I.R. April 21, 1864 – DIED – In Ironton, Ohio, on Monday, April 18, 1864, at 9 ½ o’clock, A. M., of typhoid fever, Mrs. Rosa C. Johnson, wife of Sherman G. Johnson, aged 33 years.
JOHNSON, MRS. RUTH
SWR JAN. 12, 1912 – Funeral of Mrs. Johnson Friday Afternoon. – The funeral services over the remains of Mrs. Ruth Johnson who died early Wednesday morning will be held Friday afternoon at the home of Rev. W. H. Hampton, rector of the Christ Episcopal Church …(can’t make out these 2 sentences).
Mrs. Ruth Johnson, one of the most beloved and highly respected residents of the South Side died at the home of her son, James L. Johnson, early Wednesday, after an illness of but short duration due to heart failure. Mrs. Johnson was a woman of many decided characteristics which marked her as a woman of noble and honorable nature, and that claimed respect and admiration from all who knew her. Death, coming as it did in the early hours of morning, was as peaceful as the breaking of a beautiful morning and her soul passed to He who is higher than all as quietly as she had lived the life that she believed and trusted in.
The deceased was born in Pittsburgh in 1850 and came to Ironton with her husband one year after her marriage in 1869. Together with her husband she located in the South Side. In 1883 her husband died and since that time she had been making her home with her children, the most of the time with her son, James.
Mrs. Johnson has been a constant attendant of The Christ Episcopal church of this city, although never a member and has always followed the doctrine, which was taught her, to the best of her ability. She was the mother of five children, Mrs. Charles Bowman of Newport; Mrs. C. A. Juhnke of Hyde Park, Cincinnati; Mrs. Will Centaup of Cincinnati; Thomas R. Johnson, of Pittsburgh and James Lambert Johnson of this city and these together with the following brothers and sisters are left to mourn the sudden demise of a kind and considerate lady: Mrs. Kate McCartney, of Pittsburgh, John McCartney of Pittsburgh and Mrs. Mary McGuire of Pittsburgh.
The funeral arrangements have not been completed but the funeral will occur in charge of Messrs. Bingaman and Jones, Friday afternoon.
JOHNSON, MISS SADIE
I.R. Feb. 13, 1890 – Miss Sadie Johnson has been elected Matron of the Children Home to succeed Miss Zell, who has resigned. Miss Johnson is an Ironton lady, and popular among all the people. She is a lady of strong character and high order of ability. She will make a splendid matron, for besides being exact in her ideas of duty, she possesses the genial and sympathetic nature that the place demands. We state this much that he poor parents or others whose relations are at the Home may be assured that the past kindly and honorable administration of the Home will be maintained under the new Matron. The change does not take place until April.
I. R. March 8, 1860 – Married – On Feb. 26th, by Rev. A. J. McMillen, Saliman Johnson, of Ashtabula county; to Miss Caroline G. Frampton, of Union Township, Lawrence County.
JOHNSON, COL. SAMUEL C. –
I. R. May 23, 1878 – Col. S. C. Johnson is moving up to Union tp. today. He will reside on the old Frampton place. This community will sadly miss him and his excellent family. We wish them the calm of a farm life.
I. R. Oct. 24, 1878 – TRADED. – Col. S. C. Johnson has traded his 5th st. residence to Mr. Smith, of Kansas, for a farm in that state. The farm is located in Montgomery county; is about 240 acres, with a good house on it. We understand Fred and Frank will go out and take charge of the farm. Mr. smith does not intend moving here, but will rent his residence and stay in Kansas.
I. R. March 6, 1879 – Mr. Ellison has traded the Sheridan House to Col. S. C. Johnson, for the latter’s farm in Kansas. We understand that Colonel Johnson will fit it up right away and open it to the traveling and boarding public. The Colonel will make a popular landlord.
I. R. Dec. 15, 1881 – SHERIDAN HOUSE SOLD – Col. Johnson has sold the Sheridan House to N. K. Mead, of Cincinnati, and the house now under charge of Mr. Metcalf, of Greenfield, Ohio, who is Mr. Mead’s agent here. There will be material additions and improvements to the building, and it will be run strictly as a $2.00 a day house. Col. Johnson is now a boarder at the house, but will soon rent and live in family style.
I.R. OCT. 15, 1885 – Death of Col. Johnson – Last week, while at press, we received the news of the death of Col. Samuel C. Johnson, and got the notice in a part only of our edition. He died at the house of a farmer, 18 miles from Columbia, Tenn., where he happened to be while engaged in looking up ore lands for a Birmingham furnace company. He had been there some thirteen days, and had not been feeling well, though he was not kept to his bed. In fact, he was sitting up with the family, until 11 o’clock of the day on which he died, (Oct. 6,) at which time he went to his room, saying he would go and lie down awhile. In an hour or so, the lady of the house went to his room, apprehending serious sickness, and found him delirious. Two physicians were summoned., but their services were of no avail. He died at 5 p.m of a congestive chill. So sudden came this calamity upon him, that none of his family could be summoned, but he died among strangers, only in name, for he lacked nothing that helpful hands and tender hearts could give. His son Fred, who had seen him 10 days before, was telegraphed to and came on immediately, reaching his dead father the next morning. The remains reached here Thursday night and the funeral took place on Saturday.
Col. Johnson was born in Durham, Conn., Feb’y 2, 1820, moved to the Western Reserve when a mere child, and came to this county when a young man; most of the time since, living in this region – at the Rock, at Burlington, at Ironton, on Symmes Creek, in Huntington. He has always been an active out-door man; a good citizen whom all respected; a Christian gentleman of good example; a public man of honest and noble purposes; a friend of unfaltering attachment. He has at times held the position of County Commissioner, Representative in the Legislature, and Member of the State Board of Equalization. Every position he filled honorably.
He had ten brothers and sisters, nine of whom are living; one brother (Sherman) is dead. Eight were at the funeral: T. N. and F. L. Johnson of Portsmouth; Orin Johnson of Ashland; Seliman Johnson of St. Louis; Mrs. G. A. Knight, of Cincinnati; Mrs. Amelia Johnson, of South Point; Mrs. Turner Kemp, of Whitwell; Mrs. Eba, of Catlettsburg. But one living, Mrs. Wright, of Kingville, O., was absent from the funeral.
The deceased leaves a wife and six children to suffer the grief of an inconsolable loss and to revere his honored memory. On Sunday morning, Rev. R. S. Lindsey preached a sermon upon the life and character of Col. Johnson, who was an active member of the Congregational Church, and for many years Superintendent of the Sunday School.
JOHNSON, SAWNY (COLORED)
I.R. August 13, 1891 – NOT HEARD FROM. – About eighteen months ago, Mr. and Mrs. Sawny Johnson, colored people, and the parents of the little girl who was regarded as a sort of musical prodigy, left her eon a mission to exhibit their daughter’s wonderful musical gifts. Last December, they wrote from Baltimore to relatives here that they intended to leave right away for Ironton. Since then not a word has been received from them, and their relatives are concerned about it.
JOHNSON, MRS. S. G.
I.R. July 23, 1896 – Mrs. S. G. Johnson who has been very sick for a long time is now sitting up some.
I.R. August 19, 1875 – Seliman Johnson has a sunflower stalk that contains thirty-five flowers and about a dozen buds.
I.R. FEB. 28, 1856 – Died on Tuesday morning, the 26th, inst., at the residence of her father at Hecla Landing, Miss Selina Johnson, daughter of Samuel C. Johnson, formerly of Kingsville, Ashtabula county, aged 22 years. On the evening previous to Miss Johnson’s sudden death, she was cheerful and lively, and retired in her usual good health. In the morning her father called to her and she answered as usual; she started to rise, and when partly up fell forward upon the floor, with perhaps, an exclamation. Her twin brother, Seliman, came immediately into the room, raised her in his arms, some water was brought and sprinkled in her face, she opened her eyes and gasped – and was gone. Probably it was an affection of the heart; a post mortem examination is to be had on this (Wednesday) evening. Funeral set for tomorrow (Thursday) morning, at 10 o’clock, at the Presbyterian Church. (Poem)
JOHNSON, SHERMAN G.
I.R. FEB. 19, 1880 – Death of S. G. Johnson, formerly a citizen of Ironton, died at his home in Portsmouth last Friday morning and was buried on Monday afternoon. He was born in Ashtabula county, Ohio, and died in the fiftieth year of his age, leaving a wife and three children to mourn his departure. When a boy he came with his parents to this county and lived here until his removal to Portsmouth, about ten years ago. While living in Ironton, Mr. Johnson was an esteemed and influential citizen. He was superintendent of the Lawrence Iron Works, and while performing the duties of this position showed himself an affable, energetic and honorable business man. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church, where he not only occupied important positions, but showed himself in every humble way, a true Christian gentleman.
I.R. May 10, 1888 – MARRIAGE LICENSES – Simon Johnson and Julia L. Brumfield.
JOHNSON, T. E.
SWI Nov. 28, 1911 – VETERAN DEAD. – T. E. Johnson, a prominent citizen of LaBelle, O., died Friday morning. His life was ended by paralysis. He leaves a wife. A veteran of the Civil War, he is one of the most prominent and respected residents of the neigh (do not have end of this)
JOHNSON, CAPT. T. T. –
I.R. July 28, 1887 – Deaths – JOHNSON. July 17, Florence, daughter of T. T. Johnson, 4 months old.
I.R. July 19, 1888 – Capt. T. T. Johnson has been appointed agent of the Maysville and Big Sandy R. R., for Ironton and Russell. He applied for the position a year ago, and last Friday got a telegraphic message to meet the officials as they passed by on a trip over the road, and there receive his appointment. It is a good one for the road. Frank Bomer is the telegraph operator at the Russell station. He has for a long time attended to the construction company’s telegraph business at that point. They have a nice depot at Russell, with long platform, waiting rooms and freight room combined, and comfortable and commodious quarters for the agents.
I.R. Oct. 02, 1890 – Capt. T. T. Johnson is now superintendent of the street railway. This will not interfere with his duties as agent of the Big Sandy Packet Co., in which position he is again regularly installed. We congratulate the railway company upon their choice and the Captain upon his pleasant arrangement.
I.R. April 23, 1891 – Capt. T. T. Johnson gave the children of the Home a free ride on the open car of the Street Railway, last Saturday.
I. R. July 21, 1892 – Capt. T. T. Johnson’s visit to Lynchburg to consult with the President of the Ironton Street Railway did not result in anything definite, but Capt. Johnson says, the indications gathered from the President’s talk and reflections are that we will have the electric cars running on our street railway by the first of November next. The Captain feels quite good over the prospects.
I.R. July 3, 1917 – Mrs. T. T. Johnson who has been visiting a few days with her aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Dupre, of Portsmouth, returned home this morning.
I.R. March 4, 1886 – BANQUET – Last Monday night, Thos. Johnson, Pros. Atty., gave a banquet to the Knights of Pythias at the Ironton House. About 40 ladies and gentlemen sat down to the feast. The occasion was really a long delayed festivity in honor of Knight Johnson’s matrimonial venture. Everybody was glad Tom got married, and so was he.
Also see Amelia Johnson
I.R. January 29, 1891 – WORTHY DEED – Mrs. Amelia Johnson and Mr. Thomas Johnson have placed in the bank $1,500 for the benefit of the children of their deceased son George, who died at South Point recently.
I. R. Nov. 11, 1875 – DEATHS IN PERRY TOWNSHIP – Thomas Johnson, whose residence is near the head of Big Ice Creek, died on the 2d day of this month.
JOHNSON, W. A.
I.R. Jan. 1, 1891 – (Suiter) – W. A. Johnson is at home from Arkansas.
JOHNSON, WM. H.
I.R. Nov. 17, 1859 – Wm. H. Johnson and Nancy Zeig. (note spelled way paper had it)
JOHNSON, W. W.
I.R. August 4, 1864 – NOTICE – Whereas, my wife Sophia Johnson, has left my bed and board without just cause or provocation; this is to warn all persons from trusting or harboring her on my account, as I will pay no debts by her contracted. August 4, 1864 W. W. Johnson.
JOHNSON, JUDGE W. W.
I.R. Nov. 11, 1875 – Judge W. W. Johnson, of Ironton, has been spoken of as a member of the Supreme Court Commission. There is no man in Southern Ohio better qualified for so exalted a position. Ports. Republican.
JOHNSON, MRS. W. W.
I.R. Oct. 6, 1887 – Mrs. W. W. Johnson has rented her residence to W. L. Bickmore, and will probably make an extended visit at her sister’s on the Pacific coast. She gives possession of the house next week.
I.R. Oct. 16, 1890 – Miss Blocksom, of Zanesville, is visiting Mrs. W. W. Johnson.
I. R. June 25, 1896 – Mrs. W. W. Johnson was badly hurt by a runaway horse, at Marietta, where she is visiting her sister, Mrs. Cram. She was walking along the sidewalk upon which the frightened horse dashed and struck her with such force that her arm was broken and she was otherwise badly bruised. The injury to the arm was a compound fracture of the right illum, and was a very aggravated wound, for the bone protruded from the flesh. It was feared that she sustained some internal injuries. Though a severe strain on one of Mrs. Johnson’s delicate nervous temperament, she bore bravely the surgeon’s attentions, and at last accounts was resting more comfortably than could be expected. Her friends here learned with deep sorrow of her misfortune, and all hope to hear of her sure improvement.
I.R. Nov. 13, 1884 – Wm. Johnson, a stranger here, was bound over to Court last week for burglarizing Peter Constable’s house. He effected an entrance in the basement while the family was in the midst of a social gathering upstairs, and carried off a clock.
JOHNSTON, HARRY W.
I.R. Jan. 11, 1894 – JOHNSTON – BOOMER. – This Wednesday evening occurs the marriage of Harry W. Johnston and Miss DeEtta Boomer, in the Presbyterian Church, at Philo, Illinois. There will be four ushers in full dress. There will be two bridesmaids and groomsmen, the latter from Chicago. Also two little girls to strew flowers along the aisle the party takes. The bride’s dress is of white Chinese silk. After the wedding in the church, there will be a reception and feast at the bride’s residence; and then at 6:30 p.m. the bride and groom will leave for Chicago to be gone two weeks. On their return they will begin housekeeping at Philo, in a house all ready for them to go into. We send Harry and his bride our best wishes.
JOHNSTON, MRS. MALVINA
I.R. March 22, 1860 – DIED – On the 3d inst., in Georgetown, Brown Co., Mrs. Malvina H. Johnston, wife of Hon. Sanders W. Johnston, of Kansas, and daughter of the late Gen. Thomas L. Hamer.