|Birth: ||Feb. 1, 1851|
Jo Daviess County
|Death: ||Dec. 28, 1935|
Another Pioneer Crosses the Divide
That the earthly life of Allen P. Johnson should draw to a close just as 1935 was fast ebbing away, seemed singularly fitting, for as the old year had witnessed countless changing events, so this esteemed pioneer had experienced many changes in his long life, and had grown weary as he faltered along the way. When evening shadows lengthened he, too, joined the innumerable throng beyond the vale. But someone has said "It is always darkest just before the dawn," and as the tired and jaded year gives way to a new one of hope and promise, so a new life opens up for those who must sever the ties here.
Allen P. Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Johnson, was born in Stockton township, Jo Daviess county, Ill., Feb. 1, 1851 and passed away at the home of his son Thurlow on Dec. 28, 1935, aged 84 years and 10 months.
On Nov. 4, 1875 he was united in marriage to Emma Hopkins and they resided on a farm near Morseville until 1912 when they moved to Stockton.
Two years later they moved to Idaho and later to Colorado where they lived until after the death of their daughter Orlena in 1921. Since then they have made their home with their children.
Mrs. Johnson passed away on Feb. 21, 1935, this devoted couple having been married for nearly 60 years. And so, it seemed, he must join her soon in that other world.
Mr. Johnson was a man of integrity, helpful, and pleasant to meet, and will be remembered by many.
He is survived by four children: Thurlow, wiht whom he spent his last days; Mrs. George Sheridan of Clear Lake, Iowa; Leland of Jerome, Idaho and Allen C. of Elmhurst, Ill. He also leaves one brother, three sisters and other relatives and friends.
The funeral was held at 2:00 o'clock on Tuesday afternoon from the old homestead that had been the scene of many of his joys and sorrows. Rev. B. C. Holloway, Methodist pastor, officiated. Harold and Leslie Finkenbinder, Homer Curtiss and Clyde Tyrrell, accompanied by Mrs. Tyrrell, sang "That Beautiful Land" and "In the Garden." The Misses Gail Justus and Ruth Wixson had charge of the flowers, and interment was made in the family lot in the Ladies Union cemetery, J. R. Evans, L. D. Pimperton, E. C. Wixson, E. C. Coppernoll, Theodore Hermann, L. C. Bastian and Harvey Pierce serving as casket bearers.
Samuel Henry Johnson (1821 - 1910)
Roxy L. Lyon Johnson (1828 - 1893)
Emma Hopkins Johnson (1856 - 1935)*
Thurlow W. Johnson (1877 - 1967)*
Jessie Amanda Johnson Sheridan (1879 - 1972)*
Orlena Johnson (1890 - 1921)*
Allen P. Johnson (1851 - 1935)
Millard F. Johnson (1852 - 1933)*
Liberty Union Johnson Parker (1856 - 1952)*
Victoria Queen Johnson (1859 - 1931)*
Grace Unity Johnson Griggs (1861 - 1939)*
Reverdy Grant Johnson (1863 - 1882)*
Noble George Johnson (1866 - 1944)*
Delma A. Johnson (1872 - 1930)*
Ladies Union Cemetery
Jo Daviess County
Created by: Old Country Roots
Record added: May 16, 2011
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