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Riley Robertson Johnson
Birth: Apr. 9, 1872
Putnam County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Aug. 11, 1956
Arlington
Tarrant County
Texas, USA

Riley Robertson Johnson was the son of William Riley Johnson and Mary Caroline Clark. Riley was the grandson of Moses Johnson and Martha Brown.

Father of Eva Dell Johnson and Grandfather of Jack,Don,Jenevia,Patricia, and Brenda

Grandfather of Bobby Johnson

My grandmother died in 1939 and my grandfather lived with my family for 14 years. My father built a room onto the back of our house so he could have his own place. During the war he was the street guard. With his hardhat, flashlight and whistle he walked 3 blocks checking for lights. He took his job very serious. In the evenings he told us stories about his life. He was always on our side and gave us wonderful advise on getting out of trouble. He took us fishing, played checkers, he always won, and on 4th of July helped us with our fireworks, he shot off the end of his finger one year so stayed on the sidelines after that. Our grandfather gave us love, support, and wonderful chidhood memories. He was the love of my life and I still miss him.

Mary Clark was the daughter of Luther Clark and Susan Whitefield. Riley's father was killed 3 months before he was born. Mary returned to Tennessee with her 2 year old son, Melvin E Johnson. She gave birth to Riley R Johnson at her mother's home in Putnam Co, TN on April 9, 1872. Mary never remarried and died in Lamar Co, Texas at the age of 87.

Paris News, August 12, 1956.
Riley R. Johnson
Riley R. Johnson, 84, former lamar County farmer, died Saturday morning in Arlington.
Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday in Gene Roden and Sons Chapel by Rev. T. R. Hawkins, pastor Dodd City Methodist Church.
Burial will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery near High. Pallbearers are John A. Johnson, Joe William Meads, Billy Ray Bell, Cleo Wayne Johnson, Clay Lynn, and Wallace Bell.
Riley Johnson was the son of the late Riley and Mary Clark Johnson. His wife, the late Arminta Lollar, died in 1939.
Survivors include two sons, Cleo Johnson, Arlington, and Johnny N. Johnson, Alvin, and three daughters, Mrs. W. J. Bell, Bonham, Mrs. Jack Clark, Los Angeles, Calif, Mrs. Jake Cox, Oklahoma City, and 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Johnson was a long time member of the Masonic Lodge, Roxton.
 
 
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 Parents:
  William Riley Johnson (1839 - 1872)
  Mary Caroline Clark Johnson (1839 - 1928)
 
 Spouses:
  Susan D. Shipp Johnson (1869 - ____)
  Arminta Lollar Johnson (1883 - 1939)*
 
 Children:
  Vannie Leola Johnson Sanders (1890 - 1948)*
  Hollie Otto Johnson (1902 - 1945)*
  Cleo Dee Johnson (1905 - 1994)*
  Stella Beatrice Johnson Bell Taylor (1909 - 1996)*
  Eva Dell Johnson Clark (1911 - 1986)*
  John Newton Johnson (1914 - 1998)*
  Mary Leoma Johnson Cox (1915 - 2009)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Newton Johnson (1860 - 1928)**
  Charles McLinden Johnson (1864 - 1928)**
  Wilburn Garner Johnson (1866 - 1937)**
  Melvin Ellis Johnson (1870 - 1951)*
  Riley Robertson Johnson (1872 - 1956)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Inscription:
To Live In The Hearts We Leave Behind Is Not To Die.
 
Burial:
Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Paris
Lamar County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Jenevia Clark-Lowery
Record added: Mar 15, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25300290
Riley Robertson Johnson
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- sniksnak
 Added: Jan. 20, 2014
Miss you grandpa, love you Jenevia
- Jenevia Clark-Lowery
 Added: Aug. 10, 2013
To Live In The Hearts We Leave Behind Is Not To Die.Miss you, grandpa
- Jenevia, your granddaughter
 Added: Jun. 12, 2013
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