Alfred Lawrence Johnson

Alfred Lawrence Johnson

Birth
Johnson, Kane County, Utah, USA
Death 7 May 1939 (aged 35)
Kanab, Kane County, Utah, USA
Burial Johnson, Kane County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 37976041 · View Source
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Kane County Standard, May 12, 1939

Kanab Rancher Is Killed When Horse Stumbles

Alfred Johnson, a rancher and livestock raiser of Kanab, was killed at his ranch in Johnson Sunday morning when the horse on which he was riding stumbled, throwing him to the ground and fracturing his skull. A little later Mrs. Johnson saw the horse standing riderless at the corral and upon making an investigation, found the body of her husband a short distance away.
Thinking that he was unconscious she summoned Denzil Frost and Bernard Mulliner, who were at the ranch, and with their help brought Mr. Johnson to the Kanab hospital, where Dr. George R. Aiken pronounced him dead.
It is reported that the Doctor said he had died of concussion almost immediately after the accident. The body was taken to the Pickett Mortuary, where it was prepared for burial.
Appropriate funeral services for the deceased were held at the North Ward chapel Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. Melvin S. Haycock of the North Ward conducted the services.
Musical numbers were furnished by the choir. The opening prayer was by F.A. Lundquist and benediction by William Bunting.
Speakers included Bishop Jos. S. Johnson, D. Mayrell Tietjen and Bishop Daniel S. Frost.
Burial was at the cemetery at Johnson.
After his father's death he and his brother, Ross, were adopted by the late Jesse N. and Celestia Y. Johnson. About 14 years ago, while in California, he met and married Margaret Hartshorn. They came to Kanab to live, spending part of their time here and the other part at the ranch in Johnson.
Sometime in February their little son, David Johnson, was taken ill. The parents took him to Los Angeles for expert medical care, but he died and was buried there only a few weeks ago.
Mr. and Mrs. Johnson had returned to their ranch at Johnson. Last Saturday morning, after making preparations to take a trip to the Kaibab, Mr. Johnson mounted a horse to bring in a cow and a calf before leaving. It was while rounding them up that he was thrown from the horse.
Just how the accident occurred is not known, as no one saw the mishap.
His is survived by his widow, Mrs. Margaret H. Johnson, 4 small children, Tommy, Lucile, Mary Ann and Joyce Laree Johnson of Kanab, his mother, Mrs. Mary J. Prull of Salt Lake City, and one brother, Ross Johnson, of Kanab.
Several out-of-town relatives and friends came to Kanab to attend the funeral services. Among them were Mr. and Mrs. D.E. Hortshorn, Mrs. Johnson's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Forest Huggins, Bruce Hartshorn, all of Pasadena, Calif.; Mrs. Mary J. Prull and Mrs. Cora Jensen of Salt Lake City and Mr. and Mrs. Keith Whitelock and Mr. and Mrs. Earl Young of Panguitch.
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Another daughter, Barbara May Johnson, is buried in the Mountain View Cemetery in Altadena, California along side her brother and sister.



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  • Maintained by: Kristy Rhodes
  • Originally Created by: Bob Ford
  • Added: 5 Jun 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 37976041
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alfred Lawrence Johnson (30 Jul 1903–7 May 1939), Find A Grave Memorial no. 37976041, citing Johnson Cemetery, Johnson, Kane County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Kristy Rhodes (contributor 47334578) .