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JOHNSON, John T. 1884-1945

JOHNSON, SOOY, VANCE

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 4/20/2021 at 15:13:40

John Johnson, 60, Cedar Falls, Dies of Heart Ailment

Cedar Falls-- John Taylor Johnson, 60, of 915 Walnut street, died of heart trouble at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at University hospital, Iowa City, where he was taken a week ago.

Born July 20, 1884, near Jacksonville, Ill., son of Hiram and Suzannah Johnson, on Oct. 12, 1904, he married Elizabeth Sooy at Meridosia, Ill. The family moved to a farm near Gilbertville in 1919 and lived there until 1944, when they moved to Cedar Falls. Mrs. Johnson died on Feb. 18, 1937.

Thirteen children were born to this union, all of whom are living, with the exception of Adrian, who died in May, 1921. They are: Fred, Esther and Carol, all at 1609 Iowa street; Mrs. Milton Closson, 816 Grove street, all of Cedar Falls; Ercil, 550 Cutler street, Mrs. Edward Schwartz, 200 Witry street, and Charles at 120 Home Park boulevard, all of Waterloo; Randall, Virgil and Gilbert, all near Janesville and Orren, near Shell Rock. A brother, Mark Johnson, Hull, Ill., and three sisters, Mrs. Bert Myers, Manchester, Ill., Mrs. Robert Alexander, Athenville, Ill., and Mrs. Mary Reynolds, Jackson, Mich., also survive as well as eight grandchildren.

In 1939 he married Tena Vance of Clarksville, who survives with four children born to this union: Jerry, Betty Lou, Nathan and Sally Kay, at home.

The body is at Brown's funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday from Methodist church at Dike. Burial will be in the cemetery there.

--The Courier (Waterloo, Iowa), 1 February 1945, pg 2

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Name Is Omitted

Cedar Falls--(Special)-- In the list of survivors of John Taylor Johnson, 60, of 915 Walnut street, in Thursday's Courier, the name of a son, Pvt. Kenneth Johnson was omitted. Private Johnson has been overseas two years and is in France. His father died Wednesday at University hospital of heart trouble.

--The Courier (Waterloo, Iowa), 2 February 1945, pg 2


 

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