Herbert G. Johnston

Herbert G. Johnston

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Death 21 Jun 1918 (aged 20)
Burial Ritzville, Adams County, Washington, USA
Memorial ID 40840547 · View Source
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Herbert Johnston was killed and Ed Seidl and Leland Oestreich injured early last Friday morning when the Johnston car in which they were riding overturned at a sharp turn in the Central Washington Highway one-half mile east of the T. A Daughters ranch. The boys were returning from the Pioneer Picnic, having stayed for the dance that night. It was 3:30 in the morning when the accident occured. Johnson was known as a very fast driver and the speed of the car at the time it struck the corner was reported to have been around 55 miles an hour. The corner where the tragedy occurred is a right angle. --------The Oestreich boy suffered bruises and had his arm badly skinned. Seidl's face was lacerated. neither had serious injuries.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Methodist church and the crowd in attendance taxes the seating capacity of the church.---interment was in the Ritzville cemetery.

Georg Herbert Johnston, the son of Mr. and Mrs. T. G. Johnston, was born in Bobcaggen, Ontarios, Canada, April 17, 1898. He died at Ritzville, Wash., June 21, 1918, being 20 years, 2 months and four days old. Practically all his life was lived in this community, his parents residing on a ranch north of the city. He attended the public schools and the high school here and had a wide circle of friends among the young people of the city. The members of his immediate family who mourn his sudden death are his parents, thre sisters; Violet, Gladys, and Iris and one brother Merel, all of Ritzville.

Journal Times June 1918 Sue Gardner & gapwork90


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  • Created by: Scott Bolliger
  • Added: 18 Aug 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 40840547
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Herbert G. Johnston (17 Apr 1898–21 Jun 1918), Find a Grave Memorial no. 40840547, citing Ritzville Memorial Cemetery, Ritzville, Adams County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Scott Bolliger (contributor 49600767) .