Luther Johnson

Luther Johnson

Birth
Death unknown
Burial Platte County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 162108232 · View Source
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Virtually nothing is known of Luther Johnson other than that his parents were Daniel W. Johnson and Susan JANE Funderburk Yocam Johnson, that he was born in Marshall Township, Platte Co, Missouri in the mid 1880s and likely died shortly after birth. His name is recorded on the Johnson family record in his mother's Yocam Family Bible - but his entry is not in his mother's handwriting, nor do they bear any dates; they say simply "Luther Johnson was born" and a few lines later "Luther Johnson died." Perhaps after burying a half dozen or more young children, Jane had grown weary of recording death. It is assumed that Luther was buried in the Yocam family cemetery, as most of his family was.

Luther was part of a large family including three siblings and 12 half-siblings.

It is also possible that this burial could be the same as Findagrave Memorial # 109994781 for a stillborn infant of D.W. Johnson reportedly buried in nearby Coleman Cemetery. Per Mary Bailey, Harouff Funeral Home records (Atchison, KS) note "Mar. 24, 1889 - Infant of D. W. Johnson, stillborn, Colemam Yard, from Sugar Lake, MO." But odd that a named child was unnamed at time of burial - and also that the parents would bury two children in one cemetery and a third in a different nearby cemetery. Mary Bailey notes that the funeral homes are often inaccurate as to place of interment.



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  • Created by: Bob Turpin
  • Added: 3 May 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 162108232
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Luther Johnson (unknown–unknown), Find A Grave Memorial no. 162108232, citing Yocam Cemetery, Platte County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Bob Turpin (contributor 47219541) .