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Cedar Valley Daily Times; Feb 15, 1960
Mrs. Delia Johnson Dies in Humboldt
Delia Johnson

Mrs. Delia Johnson, former resident, a former Shellsburg resident, died in a Humboldt Nursing Home this morning. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. in the Shellsburg Federated Church. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Johnson was preceded in death of her husband, Tom. Surviving are four children. Mrs. Doris Westerbeck of Humboldt. Ben of Cedar Rapids, Glenn of Masonville, and Robert of Brandon.

{Submitter comment: Listed information in the Oakwood Cemetery records state Johnson, Zelia T. (Strawn) 1882-1960. Husband Thomas C. born 1879-1944, m 1900}

Submitted on 08-Jun-2010 by
Martha Long,

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Vinton Eagle, April 17, 1896

Dick Johnson

"DICK" JOHNSON, a prominent farmer in Eden township, fell from his wagon a few days ago in Shellsburg, the wheels passing over his body. He lived but a few days, death resulting Tuesday night. He was buried yesterday.

Vinton Eagle, April 24, 1896

Dick Johnson


Richard M. Johnson was born Dec. 1, 1841, in Delaware county, Ohio. In early life he came with his parents to Linn county, Iowa, and some few years after this they moved to Illinois. January 18, 1866, he was married to Susan Lazbun, in Fulton County, same state. In an early period of married life they moved to Benton county, Iowa, where they have since lived. To them were born six children, all of whom are still living. His death was the result of a paralytic stroke, received about two weeks ago, from the effects of which he never recovered. He died April 15, 1896 at his home in Eden township, aged 54 years, 4 months and 15 days. The last part of his illness was attended with much suffering. He declared himself "ready to die." He was not a member of any christian organization. He leaves a sorrowing companion, four sons, two daughters, two brothers, two sisters, and a large concourse of other relatives and friends to mourn. The funeral services were held at the Prairie creek United Brethren church April 16, 1896, and was conducted by Rev. Geo. L. Kulp, of Shellsburg, Iowa, after whch the mortal remains were laid away in the grave in the cemetery near by. --Geo. L. Kulp.

{Submitter comment: Some obituaries of the people buried in the Prairie United Brethren Cemetery, Sec. 35, Taylor Township.}
Submitted on Sat Aug 28, 1998 by
Thom Carlson,

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Vinton Eagle; Wednesday, June 12,1878
Dickson "Dixon" Johnson

Mr. Dickson Johnson, one of the oldest and one of the most esteemed citizens of Benton County, died in Vinton, on Saturday of last week. Mr. Johnson was born in Kentucky, September 4, 1818, moved to Indiana when a boy, married in 1842, and located in Benton County, Iowa, November 1855, settling on a farm in Jackson township, where he lived until a year ago last April, when he moved to Vinton. There were ten children in the family, five of whom are still living, and all are residents of this county. He was a member of the Christian Church about twenty years. The funeral which took place on Monday was largely attended, Rev. Weaver preaching the sermon.

{Submitter comment: This obituary was looked up for me by Alberta Willmott, Sec.. Gen. Dept. B.C.H.S.. 410 Cottage St. N.W.. Shellsburg, IA. 52332 in 1991.. Dickson and Nancy (Sewel) Johnson were the parents of our ancestor, William W. Johnson (wife Mary E. Urmy). Cemetery card file said that Dickson Johnson died 6-12-1878 at 59 yr. 9 mo. 4 da.}

Submitted on 05-Aug-2011 by
Mary A. Crabe,

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Cedar Rapids Gazette; 8 Feb 1913
Death of Mrs. Johnson
Elizabeth Johnson

Mrs. Lizzie Johnson, wife of Thomas Johnson, 724 Eighteenth avenue West, died at 8 o'clock this morning at the age of 33 years following a three week illness. The body will be taken to Norway for interment probably Monday. A short service to be held at the home before leaving.

{Submitter comment: The Record of Funeral shows the cause of death to be child birth.}

Submitted on 27-Dec-2008 by
Brian Erland,

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Cedar Valley Daily Times; March 13, 1967
George Johnson Dies at Age 81
George Johnson

BRANDON-George W. Johnson 81, retired farmer, died of a heart attack Sunday at People's Hospital in Independence.

He was born June 10, 1885, at Shellsburg, a son of Robert E. and Debra Wilt Johnson.

Surviving are one sister Dora Mobry (Moubry) of Shellsburg; and two brothers R.J. Johnson of Rowley and Earl Johnson of Strawberry Point.

Funeral services will be held at 2:45p.m., Wednesday at Fry and Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Norman Eddy of Independence officiating. Burial will be Oakwood Cemetery, Shellsburg

Submitted on 04-Jun-2010 by
Martha Long,

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Cedar Valley Times;

Loueva M. Johnson

Loueva M. Johnson, 99, of Winslow House Care Center; Marion, passed away there peacefully in her sleep Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008. Services will be Tuesday at Teahen Funeral Home. Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Shellsurg.

Loueva is survived by four grandsons, Daniel Kimball and L. Douglas (Margaret) Kimball of Cedar Rapids, Dennis (Roxanne) Hoover of Lisbon, and David Zbanek of Mason City; granddaughter, Darlene Zbanek of Denver, Colo.; four sisters; Blanche Henkel, Sadie Sturtz, Genevieve Theiher, and Edith Williams; two brothers, George and Otis Coy; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous great-great-grandchildren.

Loueve Mae Johnson was born Aug 2,1908, in rural Shellsburg, the daughter of Otis and Nellie Engledow Coy. She married Clifford O. Johnson in Shellsburg.

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The Vinton Eagle; April 17, 1894

Pyous Johnson

On April 11th at his home in Eldorado township, Mr. P. Johnson quietly passed to that bourne from which no traveler returns. Mr. Johnson was 77 years old and has been a resident of Benton county for a long time and was respected by all who knew him. He was buried at Parker's Grove.

{Submitter comment: not related}

Submitted on 07-Jun-2020 by
John Shuck,

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