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 Edward Absalom Johnson

Edward Absalom Johnson

Birth
Finland
Death 1 Aug 1954 (aged 86)
Alexandria, Douglas County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Holmes City, Douglas County, Minnesota, USA
Plot Lot 1, Plot 2
Memorial ID 100333965 · View Source
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Name changed from Juntunen to Johnson after coming to America. Married to Laura Mathilda Bulieu April 17, 1894. Parent of Nina Florance, Wallace Richard, Linda Lavina, Winnifred Virgina, Ellsworth Albin, Gladys Rosalie, LaRenza G. and Lillian.
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Funeral services for Edward A. Johnson of Holmes City, who passed away at the Hibbard Rest Home in Alexandria Sunday, Aug. 1, were held Thursday at 1 p.m. from the Anderson Funeral Home and at 2 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran church near Holmes City. The Rev. Henry L. Sprengeler officiated. Pallbearers were William and Isaac Johnson, Carl Frederickson, Howard Johnson, Melvin Johnson and Verner Johnson. Interment was made in St. Paul's cemetery.

Mr. Johnson was 86 years, five months and eight days of age at the time of his death. Edward A. Johnson was born on Feb. 23, 1868, in Oleoberg, Finland, as the son of Erick and Kaisa Juntunen. There he was baptized in his infancy and as a youth confirmed in the Lutheran church. In 1887 he came to America with the family to Tower, Minn., and in 1889 to Holmes City where they lived on a farm. On April 17, 1894, he was married to Laura Bulliu at Holmes City. Nine children were born to them. Surviving are, besides the widow, the children: Nina (Mrs. Harrison) of Los Angeles, Cal.; Linda, at home; Edwin of Holmes City; Winifred (Mrs. Gerald Bitzan) of East Chicago; Ellsworth of Gary, Ind.; Gladys (Mrs. John Bursaw) of Minneapolis; LaRensa (Mrs. Lloyd Chadbourn) of Bagdad, Iraq. Two children preceded him in death, a daughter in infancy and Wallace in 1951. Surviving him also are one brother, Jack Johnson of Holmes City township and 15 grandchildren.
(Park Region Echo, Aug. 10, 1954)



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  • Maintained by: kj
  • Originally Created by: Lainey
  • Added: 7 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100333965
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edward Absalom Johnson (22 Feb 1868–1 Aug 1954), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100333965, citing Saint Pauls Lutheran Church Cemetery, Holmes City, Douglas County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by kj (contributor 47962105) .