JOHNSTON, Chas. H. 1874-1924
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/14/2015 at 20:28:09
Chas. H. Johnston Dies At Waterloo
Illness of Brief Duration Following Attack of Pneumonia
The many friends hereabouts of Chas. H. Johnston were grieved to learn that he had passed away at the Presbyterian hospital in Waterloo, at 7:30 on Tuesday morning, October 7th, of pleuro-pneumonia and other complications.
Mr. Johnston was in Grundy Center the fore part of last week and on Sunday ? throat but he thought it would soon leave him, and a day or two later returned to Iowa Falls where his amusement equipment was located.
On Thursday of last week Mrs. Johnston was called to Iowa Falls and found him suffering from pneumonia. He preferred to be removed to a Waterloo hospital and was taken there. He gradually grew worse, suffering intense pain until the end.
Chas. H. Johnston was born in New York City, May 13, 1874, and was aged 50 years, 4 months and 24 days. He was left an orphan when about six years of age. After the death of his parents he came west and lived in Illinois for a few years. When a young man he came to Grundy county and lived hereabouts at various farm homes for a few years and then located at Wellsburg in the livery and bus business.
In the fall of 1906 Mr. Johnston was elected Recorder of Grundy county, which position he held for six years, making a very efficient and accommodating official. After three terms in office he engaged in the moving picture business here and was one of the builders of the Gem theatre in this city and managed the same for some years. Disposing of his theatre business he purchased a merry-go-round and has since followed that line of business.
He was married to Miss Mable A. White March 10th, 1907, at Merriman, Neb., and she with one son, Burton, survive. He has no other known relatives living.
Mr. Johnston was a member of the Knights of Pythias of this city and took much interest in the Order.
The remains will be brought here from Waterloo this afternoon and funeral services will be held from the Presbyterian church at 2:30 this afternoon. The Knights of Pythias will attend the services in a body. Interment will be in the cemetery west of town.
Those from a distance here for the funeral are Mr. and Mrs. B. E. White, parents of Mrs. Johnston, from Merriman, Neb., and Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Hahn, of LaPorte City, uncle and aunt of Mrs. Johnston.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 9 October 1924, pg 1
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