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Eva Boone Johnston
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Birth: Jun. 26, 1841
Indiana, USA
Death: 1932

DECATUR REVIEW 2/12/1932

MRS. EVA BOONE, JOHNSTON, 90 FOR 61 YEARS A RESIDENT OF DECATUR, DIED AT 3:55 p. M. THURSDAY IN HER HOME AT 820 W MCKINLEY AVE. AFTER AN ILLNESS OF A YEAR. SHE HAD BEEN CRITICALLY ILL FOR THE LAST THREE MONTHS.
MRS. JOHNSTON WAS THE WIDOW OF CHARLES JOHNSTON RETIRED WABASH ENGINEER WHO DIED OCT 26, 1931.
EVA BOONE WAS BORN JUNE 26, 1841, AT CAMBRIDGE CITY, IND, DAUGHTER OF CORNELIUS AND ZERENA BOONE HER FATHER WAS A GRANDSON OF SQUIRE BOONE A BROTHER OF DANIEL BOONE, FAMOUS BACKWOODSMAN AND PIONEER.
IN HER OBITUARY WHICH SHE PERSONALLY PREPARED, MRS. JOHNSTON TOLD OF HER FATHERS PURHASE OF A SMALL FARM ON WHAT IS THE PRESENT SITE OF KOKOMO, IND. THE FARM SHE RECALLED WAS NEAR AN INDIAN VILLAGE AND THE LAND HAD TO BE CLEARED BEFORE IT WAS TILLABLE.
SHE MARRIED TO CHARLES JOHNSTON AT FRANKLN, IND, FEB 7, 1870. THEY CAME TO DECATUR SOON AFTER THEIR MARRIAGE AND MADE THEIR HOME HERE EVER SINCE. SHE LEAVES TWO NEPHEWS, FRANK AND CHARLES BOONE OF DECATUR AN ADOPTED DAUGHTER, MRS. CHASSIE TWEED OF MODESTO, CAL, AN ADOPTED SON, EDWARD JOHNSTON OF DECATUR AND TWO HALF BROTHERS, CAD, AND DID BOONE OF DECATUR. MRS. JOHNSTON HAD NO CHILDREN OF HER OWN BUT WAS SAID TO HAVE REARED 14 CHILDREN, THREE OF WHOM SHE LEGALLY ADOPTED.
THE BODY WAS TAKEN TO THE MORAN & SONS FUNERAL HOME. ARRANGEMENTS FOR FUNERAL SERVICES WERE INCOMPLETE THURSDAY NIGHT.

OBITUARY BY JANET DONNER 
 
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 Spouse:
  Charles R Johnston (1850 - 1931)
 
Burial:
Fairlawn Cemetery
Decatur
Macon County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: kpet
Record added: Jan 20, 2011
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Eva <i>Boone</i> Johnston
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