Hamilton County


Lt. Harold Johnson





According to a letter received by relatives from T/5 Thurber Curran of Williams, he and three other Williams servicemen recently had a reunion in Hawaii. The other three—all former schoolmates of Curran—included Lt. Harold Johnson, Pfc. Donald Cheyne and Petty Officer 2nd Class Gilbert Snyder.

Source: Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA - April 4, 1945

Wedding news clipping-gives more informtion about his parentage & schooling & Harold Johnson's WWII service:

Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA - July 8, 1942

Patricia Dumphy Weds Harold Johnson

Miss Patricia Dumphy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dumphy, of Humboldt, became the bride of Harold L. Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed N. Johnson, of Williams, at a beautiful wedding, Monday morning in St. Mary’s Catholic church in Humboldt. The Rev. Fitzpatrick performed the single ring ceremony before an alter decorated with large baskets of gladioli and baby breath.

The attendants were Miss Rachel Dumphy, sister of the bride, and Gordon Devine, both of Humboldt.

The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, was attired in a gown of white Spanish rose lace, floor length, with finger tip veil. She carried a spray of yellow roses. The bridesmaid was dressed in a floor length gown of lace net over pale blue, and carried delphiniums and sweet peas.

The bride’s mother was attired in a navy blue suit and carried tea roses while the mother of the groom wore a gown of dusty rose and carried sweet peas and tea roses.

Preceding the ceremony, Mary and Eunice Ennis sang “On This Day, O Beautiful Mother,” “Heart of Jesus, Hear,” “Ava Marie,” and “O Lord I Am Not Worthy.” Altar boys were cousins of the bride, George and Frank Dumphy.

A wedding breakfast was served at the home of the bride’s parents to some thirty relatives. A three tiered wedding cake, topped with a miniature bride and groom in uniform, was the centerpiece of the bride’s table. Waitresses were classmates o the bride, Eugenia Qualy, Florence Orris, Mary and Eunice Ennis.

Mrs. Johnson graduated from the Humboldt high school and later graduated from home economics from Iowa State college, Ames. Since 1940 she has been in the home management division of the Farm Security administration at LeMars.

The groom graduated from the Williams high school and from the electrical engineering course at Iowa State college at Ames in 1939. He was with the Northwestern Light and Power Co. in Omaha, until he enlisted in the air corps in February. He is now a teletype instructor at Camp Chanute, Ill. The young couple will live in Rantoul, Ill., near the camp.


His Obituary: Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA - July 11, 1995

Harold Johnson, 86, Indianapolis, Ind., a former Williams resident, died Friday, July 7, 1995, at Indianapolis. Graveside services are scheduled for 11 1.m. Saturday, July 22, at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Williams, with the Rev. Rick Dagit officiating. No visitation is planned.

Harold Johnson, the son of Edward and Elsie (Tuttle) Johnson, was born June 13, 1909, at Almira, Wash. He graduated from Iowa State University and married the former Mary Dumphy.

Mr. Johnson worked for 27 years as a safety engineer and auditor for US F & G Insurance and Bond Co. of Minneapolis, Minn. He also had served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

In Indianapolis, Mr. Johnson was a member of St. Monica’s Catholic Church and the Marquette Manor Duplicate Bridge Club.

He is survived by his wife, Mary; two daughter, Rita Fenters, Plainfield, Ind., and Sue Johnson, Minneapolis, Minn.; one son Leo Johnson, San Jose, Calif.; a brother Raymond Johnson, Webster City; and seven grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Marquette Manor Foundation in Indianapolis or to the donor’s favorite charity.

Source: ancestry.com