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 Ann <I>Thompson</I> Johnston

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Ann Thompson Johnston

  • Birth 8 May 1812 County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland
  • Death 8 Jan 1903 Reynolds, Rock Island County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Reynolds, Rock Island County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 75739914

Reynolds Press, Friday, January 16, 1903

Anna Thompson Johnston was born in Fermanagh county, Ireland, in May, 1812, and died at the home of her youngest daughter, Mrs. Eliza Hauck, in Reynolds, Ill., Jan. 8, 1903, aged 90 years and 8 months. She was married to Joseph Johnston in 1832. They came to the United States in 1848 and settled in Mercer county, Ill., where like many sons and daughters of the Emerald Isle, they secured a home under the flag of the free. To them were born twelve children, one-half of whom have gone to the life beyond, leaving six to weep at mother's bier. Her husband died in 1881, leaving her to travel the rest of the journey of life in widowhood. Sister Johnston was converted and united with the M. E. church in Reynolds, Ill., Nov. 30, 1884, under the pastorate of W. H. Witter, now of Cambridge, Ill. She was loyal to the church and faithful in attending all the means of grace, especially prayer meeting, which she so much enjoyed as long as she was able to attend. Thru all of her last illness she was strong in faith, joyous in hope and longed for her heavenly home which was a reality to her. How often her hands would come together in holy triumph as her pastor would repeat the words of Jesus, "I go to prepare a place for you," or sing "I'm going home to die no more." Her faith in the efficacy of the blood that cleanseth from all sin, was last attested on Sabbath evening, Dec. 28, 1902, as she partook of the emblems of the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sacrament administered to her by her presiding elder and her pastor at her home. "He that believeth on the Son hath life.: She is not dead, but alive for evermore, because Jesus says, "He that liveth and believeth in me shall never die." There are left to mourn, the two sons, four daughters, thirty-one grandchildren and nine great grandchildren besides a large circle of friends and neighbors. Funeral services were held at the M. E. church on Saturday morning at eleven o'clock, conducted by Rev G. W. Peregoy, assisted by Rev. Smith. Interment was made in the Reynolds cemetery.


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  • Created by: Carol (Schlueter) Long
  • Added: 31 Aug 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 75739914
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ann Thompson Johnston (8 May 1812–8 Jan 1903), Find A Grave Memorial no. 75739914, citing Reynolds Cemetery, Reynolds, Rock Island County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Carol (Schlueter) Long (contributor 46947720) .