Ida Johnson

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IDA JOHNSON, fifth in the line of chil­dren of Swan and Kjer­stin John­son, was born Octo­ber 20, 1865, at Wiby, Swe­den. Fol­low­ing the fam­ily in its immi­gra­tions and jour­neys west­ward, she lived at Chicago, Illi­nois, Bement, Illi­nois, and at the farm home near Genoa, Nebraska, where she grew to wom­an­hood. She had a happy, sunny dis­po­si­tion, and the early years in the midst of their large fam­ily were joy­ous with song, play and work.

On Decem­ber 27, 1891, she was united in mar­riage with John W. John­son, of Arling­ton, Nebraska. To them were born five chil­dren: Mabel Eve­lyn, now teach­ing in the Shore­wood School at Mil­wau­kee, Wis­con­sin; Earle Edward, lead­ing Den­tist of Rut­land, Ver­mont; Wal­ter John­son, oper­at­ing a store in Lin­coln, Nebraska; Gladys Marie who is now Mrs. Albert M. Hin­man, of New­man Grove, Nebraska, and Nor­man Floyd, asso­ci­ated with Earle E. as Den­tist in Rut­land, Vermont.

Earle E. united in mar­riage with Kather­ine Kins­man, of Rut­land, Ver­mont. They have three chil­dren: Lor­raine, Mar­i­lyn and Carolyn.

Wal­ter mar­ried Gladys Thomp­son, of Lin­coln, Nebraska, and they have an adopted daugh­ter, Patri­cia Ann.

Gladys, with Albert M. Hin­man, has two chil­dren — Arthur Lee, and John Stuart.

Nor­man Floyd united in mar­riage with Kather­ine King, of Lin­coln, Nebraska. They have three chil­dren — Ray­mond Earle, Lyman Wal­ter, and Car­lene King Johnson.

Ida — Mrs. John W. John­son — passed away May 5, 1903, in Genoa, Nebraska, and was laid to rest in the Val­ley View Ceme­tery at Genoa.

Ida was a sweet singer. Almost every evening the fam­ily gath­ered around the organ or melodeon which Ida played, and they sang hymns. “The Sweet Bye and Bye” was Ida’s favorite.

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