MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 471
submitted by Jo Ann Carlson, January 7, 2008
DR. D. POWELL JOHNSON
Feb 14, 1900 (hand written)
Dr. D. Powell Johnson, for nearly fifty years a valued resident and practicing physician of Muscatine, died at his home on West Third street last evening, after an illness of two weeks. He had lived to see his eighty-seventy birthday, and although having been gradually declining physically during the past few years, he retained his bright mental faculties until the last, his genial disposition and kindly personality having made him a favorite among all classes. Dr. Johnson, who retired from active practice ten years ago, was one of the oldest practitioners in Iowa and has led a busy and useful life. Even in his declining days he took an active interest in the affairs of the city, and when his health permitted never missed taking a daily ride to all the four corners of Muscatine, never falling to find friends to visit with on the cars enroute. Every man, woman and child in the city knew the venerable doctor, and his familiar figure will be greatly missed from the busy thoroughfares he loved to visit daily.
Dr. Johnson was born in Steubenville, Ohio, in 1813. After completing a classical education he chose the medical profession for his life work and entered the office of the well-known Dr. Stanton, father of Hon. Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War under President Lincoln. Upon completing his studies with Dr. Stanton he entered the Cincinnati medical school, from which he subsequently graduated and received the diploma of that famous institution. He came to Iowa forty-eight years ago and since resided here continuously.
Dr. Johnson was twice married. His first wife was Miss Mary Ann Scott, who resided in Pan Handle county, Virginia. To them were born two sons, August, now dead, and Jesse M., of Kansas City. His second marriage was with Miss Sarah M. Bumgardner, who, with one son, Dr. D. Powell Johnson, Jr., of Chicago, and an adopted daughter, Miss Vivian, of this city, survive him.
Dr. Johnson was an honored citizen a man of exceptional worth and intelligence, and one of whose life work and daily acts only words of praise will be spoken.
The funeral has not yet been decided upon, but it is thought that the services will be held on Saturday afternoon.
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