Nancy Alice Johnson
Former Resident to Be Buried Here Tomorrow....
Mrs. W. H. Johnson, formerly a well known resident of Jefferson County, died at the
family residence near Equality, Ill., last night at 11 0'clock.
Mrs. Johnson, before her marriage was Nancy Alice Ford, daughter of the late Wm. and Eliza Ford.
She was born in Crawford County, Illinois, September 3, 1858. She was united in marriage with
Wm. H. Johnson of Mt. Vernon on July 3, 1877. To this union seven children were born, two of
whom, Daisy and Eddie, preceded their mother in death. The living children are A. C. Johnson,
Ridgeway; Mrs. Louie Tate, Paragould, Ark.; Nell, Martha and Edith Johnson of Los Angeles, Calif.
Mrs. Johnson resided in the Pleasant Grove neighborhood for years. She was a member of the
Methodist Episcopal Church and was faithful in attendance at church services until her health
failed. She always took a great interest in her home and the welfare of the neighborhood and
was highly respected by all who knew her.
She had been confined to her bed by illness the past four months but always bore her suffering
patiently. She leaves to mourn her loss, her aged husband, Wm. H. Johnson, five children, one
brother, one sister and a host of other relatives and friends.
The body will be brought here tomorrow morning for burial. Funeral services will be held at the
Hopewell Church by Rev. Mr. Leslie, Monday morning at 11 o'clock.
Submitted by; Ken Richardson