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Mrs. Mary H. S. Johnston


Posted By: Karen AD (email)
Date: 10/17/2012 at 11:41:23

Mrs. Mary H. S. Johnston, of Humboldt, State Regent of Iowa D. A. R., and author of the History of the Iowa D. A. R., has the honor to be eligible and to belong to many patriotic organizations. Mary Hannah Stoddard Johnston was born at Red Wing, Minn., Feb. 28, 1865. She is the daughter of James Stoddard, a descendant of Elder William Brewster, who came to America in the Mayflower in 1620, and of Gov. Theophilus Eaton, founder of New Haven Colony. Her mother was Margaret Barr, daughter of Andrew and Mary Auld Barr, descendants of the Douglas and Stewart families. She was married June 27, 1888, to Robert James Johnston, cashier of the Humboldt State Bank and nominee for State Senator. She is a member of the Humboldt Woman's Club and an active worker in the Iowa Federation of Women's Clubs, having served it as treasurer and is now its auditor. She is a member of Mary Brewster chapter D. A. R., joining on the service of Sergt. Mark Stoddard, Capt. William Morgan, Capt. Elijah Brewster and Isreal Morgan. She has served as treasurer for the Iowa D. A. R. and is now the state regent. She is state president of the U. S. Daughters of 1812. She is a member of the Connecticut Mayflower Association, of the Colonial Dames, Founders and Patriots of America, U. S Daughters of 1812, Ladies of the G. A. R. and the Order of the Eastern Star. She is assistant cashier of the Humboldt State Bank and is secretary of its Board of Directors. In 1911 Mrs. Johnston compiled a history of the Iowa D. A. R. from the date of its organization in 1891, and provided the funds for its publication. It is a complete history and a most generous contribution to the records of the society.

From: The Blue Book of Iowa Women, digital copyright to Larry Kinyon, Kinyon Digital Library


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