George Byron Johnson

George Byron Johnson

Bronson, Branch County, Michigan, USA
Death 11 Oct 1919 (aged 72)
Table Rock, Pawnee County, Nebraska, USA
Burial Table Rock, Pawnee County, Nebraska, USA
Plot 2-32-5
Memorial ID 54621016 · View Source
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Son of Morgan Byron and Abigail Hoxsie Johnson.

(Posted courtesy of the Table Rock Historical Society.)

Table Rock Argus, Oct. 17, 1919.


G. B.Johnson, for many years a resident of Table Rock, died at 2 a.m., on Saturday morning. For a half century he toiled as a pioneer in the development of Pawnee county, under-going the hardships and privation incident to pioneer life with courage and hope, believing that out of his toil and the burden would come reward, and he lived to see many of his hopes realized. For several years he has been largely interested in farming near Bird City, Kansas, and it was while there that he received the injury which terminated in his death. While not in good health he went out a few weeks ago to look after his farm interests, and fell and broke one of his legs and sustained other injuries which aggravated his stomach trouble. His sons, Edwin and M. B. brought him home. He was taken to the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles Linn, where he was given every care possible, but he passed away as above stated. Funeral services were held at the Christian church on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by the pastor, A. A. Beldon, old time neighbors and friends acting as pallbearers.

To the surviving children goes out the sympathy of all who knew him.

George Byron Johnson was born August 3, 1847, in Bronson, Branch county, Michigan. He passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles Linn October 11, 1919, aged 72 years, 2 months and 8 days.

He was united in marriage to Mary Theresa Straight in 1866 in the county where he was born. To this union were born nine children, six boys and three girls.

In 1869 they moved to Nebraska, where they lived in and about Table Rock most of the time until they passed away. In 1897 he joined the Christian church. Two children, Ralph Dell and Charles Byron, passed away in infancy. The other children were all at his bedside at the time of his death. M. B., Frank Albert, Andrew Edwin, pf Table Rock, Nebr., Nathan Alonzo of Dunning, Nebr., and Mrs. Eva Linn, Mrs. Myrta Pattison and Mrs. Vena Burow, of Table Rock, Nebr., survive. He has one sister, Mrs. Alvira Secor, of Bronson, Michigan, who came to be with him at the last, but arrived too late to see him alive. He was the grand-parent of twenty-nine grandchildren, twenty-six of these surviving. Besides these relatives he leaves many friend to mourn his departure from this life.

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