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Mabel Pearl Webber Johnston
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Birth: Feb. 11, 1876
Death: Jul. 1, 1946

Mabel Pearl Webber Johnston [By Nellie Webber DeYoung Clark]

Mabel was my mother's double cousin as well as the other members of the Webber Reynolds kin in both marriages the children shared the same grandparents. The ironic thing was that Ray Johnston, her husband, was Jay DeYoung's cousin. My mother was visiting Mabel when Jay stopped to visit his cousin Ray. It was love at first sight. And that is the reason that I had the pleasure of sharing my little slot in this wild, wild world.

Mabel and Ray had one child whom they named Lucille. Lucille married Harry Wilson and they had one son and three daughters. The children's names were Harry, Jr, Lois, Jean and Irma. They parted company.

Mabel was one of these mothers who gave their all and are neglected by all when they need to be cared for themselves. The rest of the story is of tragedy. Harry, Jr. was killed in a plane crash in 1942.[Four days after receiving his wings in the Army Air Corps.] I made the trip down to L.A. for the funeral. Mabel was living alone in a tiny grim flat. She spent her days rocking in a sad looking little chair and chain smoking.

Lucille had remarried and she and her husband operating a dry cleaning business. They had a little girl from that marriage. Jeanie who had several children had left her husband, living in a roadside. She was a striking beautiful girl. I never did get to see her kids. She was killed in a accident while trying to get onto the freeway. According to Lois it took four hours to free her from the car and she died shortly thereafter. The last I heard from the family was that Lucille had Alzheimer and her youngest daughter was taking care of her. Ray Johnston spent the rest of his life living in a cabin in the desert outside of L.A. This was not a pretty picture. Someone or more made some bad decisions along the way. 
 
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 Parents:
  Fred M Webber (1852 - 1933)
  Ella M Reynolds Webber (1855 - 1921)
 
 Spouse:
  Raymond Theodore Johnston (1873 - 1955)
 
 Children:
  Edna Lucille Johnston Clark (1897 - 1982)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale)
Glendale
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Liberty, Map 1, Lot 1236, Space 5
 
Maintained by: Darrell McLain
Originally Created by: Chris Mills
Record added: Feb 22, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 85436407
Mabel Pearl <i>Webber</i> Johnston
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