Dr Samuel Wister Johnson

Dr Samuel Wister Johnson

Birth
Dawson County, Georgia, USA
Death 7 Jan 1922 (aged 67)
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Burial Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 30523913 · View Source
Suggest Edits

Obituary:
Samuel Wistar Johnson, Sr., Dr., Mayor
Feb 11, 1854 - Jan 1922

January 8, 1922, Dallas, Texas
Dr. Johnson Dies at His Home in Dallas After Long Illness. Dr. S. W. Johnson, one of the first men engaged in developing the oil fields in Texas, at Corsicana, died early Saturday morning at his home, 3405 Oak Lawn avenue. He had been ill for several months. His brother, Cone Johnson of Tyler, arrived a short time before his death.
The body will be taken to Corsicana, his former home, Sunday morning, leaving Dallas at 9 o'clock, and funeral services will be held in the First Methodist Church of Corsicana at 2 p.m. The active pallbearers will be Albert Berry of Mexia, Haron Ferguson, Elmer Butler, R. B. Johnson, William Clarkson, Frank Drane, Arthur Elliott and W. G. Baker, all of Corsicana.
The honorary pallbearers named are Pat O'Keefe, W. T. Henderson, Cullen Thomas, Julius Germany, Curtis Scoville, Royal A. Ferris, Frank H. Blankenship, Duncan Culbreth, Grier Taylor, the Rev. Horace Bishop, Max Hahn, Dr. J. C. Calhoun and Dr. Henry Winans, all of Dallas; Dr. Heb Beall, Dr. Frank Beall and H. C. Lampe of Fort Worth; John Fortson of Rice, J. C. Webb of Shreveport and Finis Lindsey, Guss Hoover, J. D.
Jackson, Dr. J. H. Black, Tom Ray, Frank Wood and Dick Highnote of Corsicana.
Samuel Wister Johnson was born at Dawsonville, Ga., Feb. 11, 1854. He graduated from the Atlanta Medical College, Bellevue, N. Y., and went to practice his profession at Ennis in 1880. Soon afterward he was married to Miss Kate Beaton of Corsicana, and went to that city, where he practiced for many years.
Started Oil Development Dr. Johnson was one of the first to realize the possibilities of the oil field of Corsicana and to undertake developments. He was prominently identified in the business of Corsicana as president of the Corsicana National Bank. He served as Mayor of Corsicana and was for many years president of the School Board.
Dr. Johnson's first wife died in 1904, and a few years later he moved to Dallas. He married Miss Sarah Pace of Dallas twelve years ago. On coming to Dallas Dr. Johnson organized the Lone Star Life Insurance Company and was president of the company until its consolidation with the Great Southern Life. Since that time he has been retired.
Dr. Johnson is survived by his wife, three daughters, Mrs. W. G. Clarkson and Mrs. Emily Pearl Polk of Fort Worth and Mrs. Earle Fortson of Corsicana; a son, Samuel Mercer Johnson, 10 years old; two brothers, Cone Johnson of Tyler and Dr. Clay Johnson of Fort Worth, and two sisters, Mrs. W. E. Matchett of Dallas and Mrs. H. M. McHan of Georgia.
He was a Mason and a Knight Templar.



Sponsored by Ancestry

Advertisement

Planning a visit to Oakwood Cemetery?

Advertisement

Advertisement

  • Created by: Beth Ivie-Allen
  • Added: 12 Oct 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 30523913
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Samuel Wister Johnson (11 Feb 1854–7 Jan 1922), Find A Grave Memorial no. 30523913, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Beth Ivie-Allen (contributor 24114498) .