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Johnson, Joan Frances 1856 - 1923


Posted By: Doris Hoffman, Volunteer (email)
Date: 1/26/2012 at 19:28:25

The funeral of Mrs. Albert Johnson of Sheldon, was held at the Baptist church a t 4 o'clock on Wednesday afternoon, Rev. M. P. Arrasmith, of Sheldon, being in charge. The body was interred at Crathorne that evening at 8 o'clock, the funeral cortege experiencing much difficulty in making the trip from Le Mars because of the heavy roads.

Joan Frances Douglas was born in Glasgow, Scotland, February 12, 1856, and died in Sheldon, Iowa, June 24, 1923. In 1886. she came to the United States to visit her brother, A. C. Douglas. On October 1, 1890, she was married to Albert Johnson. Following their marriage they resided on a farm until 1906 when they moved to Le Mars where they lived until 1920, when they moved .to Sheldon.

She is survived by her husband and two daughters, Mrs. O. H. Foster, of Springfield, S. D., and Mrs. Gerald Bauerly, of Lake Benton, Minn., also five grandchildren. She also leaves two brothers, Rev. Robert Douglas, of Johannesburg, South Africa, and Malcolm Douglas, of. Glasgow, Scotland.

She has been active for many years in the work of the church, having taught a Sunday school class in the Baptist church in Le Mars for a number of years. She loved God's house and enjoyed its services and It
was always a source of great disappointment to her when compelled to be absent. For the past six months she has been in broken health which has kept her closely confined to her home. She realized that the end was approaching and seemed to be perfectly reconciled to go.

Le Mars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
Friday, June 29, 1923
Le Mars, Iowa


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