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John Lafayette Johnson
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Birth: Mar. 2, 1861
Rush County
Indiana, USA
Death: May 28, 1939
Fairborn
Greene County
Ohio, USA

Original obituary prepared for newspaper by Glen Roy Johnson
JOHN LAFAYETTE JOHNSON, son of James W. and Amanda Johnson (nee Mullis) was born March 2, 1861 in Rush County, Indiana. His early boyhood was spent in and around Rushville and Kokomo, Indiana. While a very young man he settled in Madison County, near Anderson, Indiana. On July 4, 1883 he was married to Katie J. Blazer. To this union were born two sons, Letus W. and Glen R. In 1910 a foster daughter, Eva, came to bless the home. Letus, the older son, passed away in 1915. Shortly after coming to Anderson, Indiana, in 1889, to make their home they became identified with the Central Christian church and continued as active members until leaving there in March, 1930, due to illness of Mrs. Johnson, to make their home with their son Glen and family at Fairfield, Ohio. On May 20, 1930, Mrs. Johnson passed away and Mr. Johnson continued Living with his son until his death on May 28, 1939. In 1889 he entered the employ of American Steel and Wire Company at Anderson. In 1904 he entered business for himself as a fruit and vegetable peddler. After taking up his residence in Fairfield, he continued to sell fruit and vegetables during the spring and summer month, until the fall of 1938. Since January this year he had been in failing health, but did not become seriously ill until last Friday and died at 10:30 A.M., Sunday, May 28th, at the age of 78 years, 2 months, and 26 days. He leaves to mourn his passing his son Glen R. and daughter Mrs. Eva Skinner of Fortville, Indiana, and 4 grandchildren.
 
 
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 Parents:
  James Wilson Johnson (1829 - 1917)
  Amanda Evaline Mullis Johnson (1833 - 1868)
 
 Spouse:
  Katie J. Blazer Johnson (1864 - 1930)*
 
 Children:
  Letis W. Johnson (1887 - 1915)*
  Glen R. Johnson (1898 - 1985)*
  Mary Johnson (1909 - 1910)*
 
 Siblings:
  Martha Emily Whittiker (1856 - 1919)*
  Clara Johnson (1858 - 1859)*
  John Lafayette Johnson (1861 - 1939)
  Florella J. Johnson (1864 - 1864)*
  Inf. of James & Amanda Johnson (1868 - 1868)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
headstones are those of John L. Johnson, (wife) Katie J. Johnson, (son) Letis W. Johnson and (infant daughter) Mary Johnson
 
Burial:
Maplewood Cemetery
Anderson
Madison County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Section 12 Block South Half Lot 654 Anderson
 
Created by: Wendy Littrell
Record added: Aug 11, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28942940
John Lafayette Johnson
Added by: Wendy Littrell
 
John Lafayette Johnson
Added by: Wendy Littrell
 
 
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