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Everett Willis Johnson
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Birth: Jan. 13, 1892
Hannibal
Marion County
Missouri, USA
Death: Jan. 23, 1975
Century City
Los Angeles County
California, USA

[!Source: Hedger Binder A-1,320,321,322,323,325 A-320] Photo: Golden Wedding Ann Doris (Garrett) and Everett W. Johnson. Taken at South Pasadena, CA on June 4, 1973. A-321 Photo: Everett and friend on Caboose steps of a train. Photo: Everett in Valinda,CA. in the 60's. A-321, 322 Everett lived his entire life at Hannibal, MO except for a short time before his death when he went to South Pasadena, CA to live with his daughter Carla. He was a railroader all his life. He started working on the CB & O Railroad when he completed his schooling, and was first employed as a switchman. Everett and Agnes separated when Eugene was still a baby. The separation became a divorce in 1921. By 1922 they were working toward a reconciliation, but it never happened. Agnes took Eugene to Quincy, IL where she remarried. The story of how Everett met his second wife is worth telling. By 1922, he had worked up from switchman to a position as conductor of the run between St.Louis, MO and Keokuk, IA. At St,Louis, a comely young lady, eleven years his junior, boarded the train in the company of her sister, Thelma Alene Garrett. The two girls were headed back to Delta, Keokuk Co., Iowa which was their home. This comely lass was Doris Irene Garrett. The minute she saw him, Everett became the object of Doris's interest. She and her sister tried to find a way to attract his attention, and it was Doris who fell upon the plan to have him open the train window for her so she could have some fresh air. As he opened the window for her, Doris gasped and her hands flew to her face. She said, "Oh dear, I must have a cinder in my eye, can you see it?" What happened after that was history. Not only did she catch Everett's attention, she married him. When Doris took Evertt home to meet her parents and family and told them of their forthcoming marriage, she was only 18 years old. Her father tried to discourage the marriage because he felt she was too young to bring the necessary mature qualities to a marriage. She had always been a headstrong girl, however, and was determined to marry Everett, who was quite taken with her. Seeing the marriage could not be forestalled, John went with them to Sigourney, IA where they were married. When they returned to Hannibal, they stayed in the home of John and Margaret Johnson on Georgia Street. John had deceased in February of that year, and Everett's mother was in failing health, a victim of uterine cancer. Maggie died that December and Everett and Doris rented a home on Wardlow Street, where they lived until Doris went to Oskaloosa, IA to be with her parents, who had moved there earlier, until their first child was born. Everett was always called "E.W." E.W. and Doris lived in Hannibal from the time their first son was boen until E.W. retired from the CB & O Railroad at age 68. Upon retirement they moved to a small farm and stayed there until they went to California to live with their daughter, Carla. It was difficult for them to adjust to the tempo of California life, as they had never been very far from home. E.W. had been in Texas during WW I, and that was about as far as either of them had been prior to going West. They returned to Missouri and lived on a small farm near Palmyra until George Richard joined the Army, then they moved back to Hannibal and remained until 1967 when they located on another farm near New London. In the Fall of 1971 they moved permanently to California. They celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary in South Pasadena, CA on 4 June 1973. A large number of friends and relatives were present. A-323 Large photo: All 10 children of m/2, as adults. A-325 Everett's body was returned to Hannibal in accordance with his wishes and he was buried in the family plot at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. He and Doris share the tombstone that marks their final resting place.

I am told by Judi Swanson, that this is the father of Researcher "Pat" Pasha Audrey Johnson Smith.
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Doris Irene Garrett Johnson (1905 - 1983)
 
 Children:
  Pasha A Johnson Smith (1924 - 1991)*
  Louis Henry Johnson (1933 - 1992)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Hannibal
Marion County
Missouri, USA
 
Created by: Buddy
Record added: Mar 20, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35022314
Everett Willis Johnson
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Everett Willis Johnson
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Everett Willis Johnson
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 Added: Jun. 23, 2009
 
 
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