JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES
John A. Johnston

John A. JOHNSTON, in his active life, one of the best known men 
in the south part of Jefferson County, died last night at the 
"Soldiers' Home" in Danville.  Death was due principally to the 
infirmities of age.  Mr. JOHNSTON was about 80 years old.  The body 
will arrive at Cub tonight at 7 o'clock and burial will be held tomorrow 
morning at 10 o'clock at Cub Cemetery.  Mr. JOHNSTON was a veteran of 
the Civil War, and had spent the last year at the Soldiers' Home at Danville.  
In his day he was a prominent business man and farmer of Dodds Township and 
accumulated much personal and real property.

Mr. JOHNSTON's wife died years ago, but he is survived by the following 
named children:  Mrs. Lillian ATWOOD, of Cub; Virgil JOHNSTON of Texas; Ollie, 
a son, in Virginia; Mrs. Ed KELLEY, Danville; Mrs. Belle BARROW, Bonnie.  
One brother, Ambrose JOHNSTON survives, and lives at Bonnie.

Mt. Vernon, IL Register News - April 22, 1922 - Bonnie Column

John A. JOHNSTON died at the Soldier's home in Danville, on Thursday night.  
Mr. JOHNSTON was a life long resident of Jefferson County and until a few 
years ago was active in business circles.  He was a large land owner and engaged 
in threshing and running a saw mill and grist mill in Bonnie.  Mr. JOHNSON was a 
member of the M. E. Church.  He is survived by 3 sons and 3 daughters, and one 
brother W. A. JOHNSTON of this place.


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(Note:  William A. JOHNSTON, born 1836; died 21 Oct 1924; buried Kirk Cemetery; 
f. Bazil JOHNSTON; m. Berticia (JAMERSON); sp. Sarah J.)

Source: Mt. Vernon, IL Register News
Date: April 7, 1922
Submitted by: Mary Zinzilieta
 

 

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