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John Hardin Johnson
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Birth: Jan. 21, 1856
Waldron
Platte County
Missouri, USA
Death: Dec. 21, 1933
Olathe
Johnson County
Kansas, USA

He was a farmer and a master carpenter. Married 31 October 1877 to Lois Iantha Smith by T.F. Doublase, minister of the Gospel. They had 12 children:

Ora Ethel (1878-1878)
Ezra Oran ("Ed") (1879-1938)
Harley Emmet (1880-1967)
Edith Cordelia (1881-1881)
Otis William (1883-1963)
Omer Miller (1885-1964)
Bertha May (1886-1971)
Anna Mabel (1888-1940)
Willis Benford (1890-1965)
Myron Ernest (1892-1968)
Orla John (1893-1986)
Raymond Melvin (1895-1978)

After his first wife died, John remarried twice, to a Mrs. Curran (c. 1900) and to Martha P. "Mattie" Spates (30 November 1913). Both of these marriages ended in divorce and no children resulted from these marriages.

John Hardin Johnson died 21 December 1933 in Olathe, Kansas.

An unidentified newspaper clipping from family files:

Mr. John Harden Johnson

Mr. John Harden Johnson was born at Waldron, Missouri, January 21, 1856. Later he moved to Monticello, Kansas, and made his home there. He was a carpenter by trade and built several houses around Monticello. He also was a farmer.

Mr. Johnson died Dec. 21, 1933 at Olathe, Kansas and is survived by ten children. Ezra O. Johnson, Portland, Oregon, Omar [Omer] M. Johnson, Kansas City, Kansas, Mrs. Walter F. Baker [Bertha May], Overland Park, Kansas, Mrs. Robert Dougan [Anna Mabel], Stanley, Kansas, Orla Johnson, Kansas City, Kansas, Ray M. Johnson, Kansas City, Missouri, Harley E. Johnson, Emmett, Idaho, Willis B. Johnson, Olathe, Kansas, Otis D. [W.] Johnson, Bucyrus, Kansas, Myron E. Johnson, Columbus, Ohio.

Funeral services were held at the Ruppelius Chapel at 1 o'clock Saturday, Dec. 24, 1933. Burial Monticello Cemetery. Mr. Elmer Breckenridge of Stanley, Kansas read the funeral services.


Note on burials:

A story was told by a family member that at one point in time "in the history of Monticello Methodist Church, there was a cemetery next to the church. The church is still [1999] located on the North side of Highway 10 in Johnson County, Ks. at about 97th Street, approximately half way between Olathe, Ks. and Bonner Springs, Ks. The graveyard was filling up next to the church and the church contracted with Grandpa Johnson [John Hardin Johnson] to build coffins so that they could move the graveyard across the road to the South side where they established a new Monticello Cemetery. The church didn't have money to pay Grandpa Johnson for his carpentry work so an agreement was made to give him burial plots in exchange for his labor. This is the cemetery where he is buried along with his wife [Lois Smith Johnson] and one or two of their infant children [Ora and Edith Cordelia]. Uncle Willis [Johnson Sr.] is buried there as well as Aunt Ethel. To the East of their graves are [Lois] Iantha Smith's parents [as] well as other family members of the Smith clan. The Smiths lived on North of the cemetery and the church near a small town of Hol[l]iday, Ks....This cemetery also contains the remains of our great-grandfather John Johnson and his wife and a great Uncle Amos who died as a result of wounds he suffered in the [Civil] War."
 
 
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 Parents:
  John Arthur Johnson (1818 - 1876)
  Susan A. Nash Johnson (____ - 1862)
 
 Spouse:
  Lois Iantha Smith Johnson (1854 - 1897)
 
 Children:
  Ora Ethel Johnson (1878 - 1878)*
  Ezra Oran Johnson (1879 - 1938)*
  Harley Emmet Johnson (1880 - 1964)*
  Edith Cordelia Johnson (1881 - 1881)*
  Otis William Johnson (1883 - 1963)*
  Omer Miller Johnson (1885 - 1964)*
  Bertha May Johnson Baker (1886 - 1971)*
  Anna Mabel Johnson Dougan (1888 - 1940)*
  Willis Benford Johnson (1890 - 1965)*
  Myron Ernest Johnson (1892 - 1968)*
  Orla John Johnson (1893 - 1986)*
  Raymond Melvin Johnson (1895 - 1978)*
 
 Siblings:
  Amos Knox Johnson (1843 - 1865)*
  Mary Elizabeth Johnson Hymer (1849 - 1867)*
  Thomas McBride Johnson (1849 - 1914)*
  John Hardin Johnson (1856 - 1933)
  Willis Dickey Johnson (1858 - 1918)*
  Cordelia Johnson Bull (1858 - 1905)*
  Walter Raleigh Johnson (1864 - 1955)**
  Ulysses Grant Johnson (1875 - 1937)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Inscription:
John H. Johnson
Born Jan. 21, 1856
Died Dec. 21, 1933
 
Burial:
Monticello United Methodist Church Union Cemetery
Shawnee
Johnson County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Section NE, Row 1
 
Maintained by: Memories of You
Originally Created by: Linda Dorei Jones
Record added: Jun 03, 2011
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John Hardin Johnson
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John Hardin Johnson
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- Linda Dorei Jones
 Added: Nov. 13, 2011
 
 
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