|Birth: ||Oct. 28, 1848|
New Jersey, USA
|Death: ||May 2, 1930|
Hood River County
Although George Silas Johnson was born before the American Civil War, his life's adventures led him from sea to shining sea.
George was born in the Fall of 1848, 29 October, in the State of New Jersey, likely in Ocean County, along the Jersey shore, where his father is said to have resided. He was the second of six children born to John Ogden and Caroline Thompkins Clark Johnson.
When George was still a young child, the Johnson family moved west to Illinois. Then as a young man, George moved further west, settling in Cass County, Nebraska with his family.
It is not known whether or not George served in the military during the Civil War. At age 22, he was living with his parents and working as a farm laborer along with his brothers.
In the Fall of 1875, at age 27, George married Marilla Cecilia Antinette Sowards, who had also migrated to the West with her family. They married at South Bend, Nebraska.
The couple located at Wilsonville, Furnas County, Nebraska. They had five children: Elma May (1876-1930), Alta A (1879-1955), Willis Windlow (1881-1890), Edna (1883-1951), and Ivan Owen (1885-1958).
In 1900, George and Marilla moved their family to a ranch on Birdwood Creek at the O'Fallons Community in an area northeast of Sutherland, in Lincoln County, Nebraska. They were cattle ranchers and wheat farmers.
With ever restless feet, George and Marilla left the Birdwood after a few years, and migrated to the Pacific Northwest, settling at Mount Hood, Oregon, where they established a fruit orchard.
George was over 52 years old when he relocated to Oregon and started his orchard. He was still farming at the age of 81, and was listed as a farmer on the 1930 census, taken one week before his death in the Spring of 1930, on the 2nd of May.
George is buried beside his wife Marilla at Idlewilde Cemetery, Hood River, Hood River County, Oregon.
John Ogden Johnson (1815 - 1896)
Caroline F Thompkins Clark Johnson (1820 - 1875)
Marilla Cecilia Antinette Sowards Johnson (1857 - 1942)
Alta Johnson Dixon (1879 - 1955)*
Edna Johnson Mullennix (1883 - 1951)*
Ivan Owen Johnson (1885 - 1948)*
Note: Buried 5 May 1930. Age 81
Hood River County
Plot: Block A, Lot 81, Grave 2
Maintained by: CONNIE FYFE
Originally Created by: Jeffrey Bryant
Record added: Jan 31, 2010
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