|Birth: ||Sep. 29, 1875|
|Death: ||Jul. 28, 1952|
[My Great Grandfather.]
Served as Carter County Commissioner 1931- 1934 and 1941-1946.
Married Minnie August 7, 1898 in Oklahoma.
Cole's services were held on a Wednesday at 3 p.m. in the Lone Grove School. He died on a Monday afternoon in a local hospital after a long illness.
Dr. Virgil Alexander of the First Methodist Church conducted the services and was assisted by the Rev. Walter Douglas of Wilson.
The Lone Grove Masonic Lodge Number 25 had charge of the graveside rites. Harveys made burial arrangements.
A native of Montague County, Texas, Johnson had lived most of his life in Carter County. He served four terms as County Commissioner beginning in 1932.
He was a 40-year Mason, a past worshipful master of the Lone Grove Lodge and a member of the Order of Eastern Star.
Johnson had lived in Carter County 60 years.
Survivors include his wife, Sarah, 412 Wheeler Southwest; five sons, Guy and Fred, Ardmore; Carl, Wilmington, California; Gurney, Hoisington, Kansas; J.L., Lone Grove; three daughters, Mrs. A.C. Troop, Pampa, Texas; Mrs. R.E. Foust, San Antonio, Texas; Mrs. Lloyd Jackson, Baton Rouge, Louisiana; 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Cole was the last of a family of six boys and one girl.
His body was laid to rest in the Lone Grove Cemetery. All friends were honorary pallbearers.
Active pallbearers listed were Emett Dunlap, Clarence Harris, J.A. Bivens, L.A. Fischl, Alvin Bruce, and Clyde Keith.
*** Special thank you to Crystal for sponsoring my Great Grandfather Cole's memorial.
Cole and Minnie's other daughter is Ona Bell Johnson Jackson Clifford (1913-1989). I believe she may be buried in Houston, Texas.
Some information from the Ardmoreite.
John Thomas Johnson (1829 - 1886)
Elsey Woods Johnson (1836 - 1910)
Minnie Belle Brandenburg Johnson (1877 - 1916)*
Sarah C. Bow Johnson (1892 - 1956)*
George Clyde Johnson (1899 - 1927)*
Guy T. Johnson (1900 - 1987)*
William Carl Johnson (1902 - 1962)*
Alice M. Johnson Troop (1904 - 1976)*
J. Fred Johnson (1905 - 1984)*
Beulah Faye Johnson Foust (1908 - 1970)*
Gurney Ray Johnson (1910 - 1984)*
Jap Johnson (1918 - 2000)*
Henry E. Johnson (1855 - 1925)*
John A Johnson (1857 - 1940)*
Newton T. Johnson (1860 - 1943)*
Charley J. Johnson (1862 - 1924)*
Fred Johnson (1869 - 1946)*
Cole Johnson (1875 - 1952)
Note: Buried next to Bud Ballew.
Lone Grove Cemetery
Created by: Jeff R. Johnson
Record added: Nov 25, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44783388