Minnie E. Johnson

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MINNIE E. JOHNSON, eleventh child born to Swan and Kjer­stin John­son, was born Feb­ru­ary 16, 1879, at Keatsko­toos, one and one-half miles east of Genoa, Nebraska.

Shortly after her birth the fam­ily moved to a farm one and one-half miles west of Genoa, Nebraska, where she grew up, attended school at Genoa, grad­u­at­ing from the Genoa High School. After grad­u­a­tion she attended Nebraska Wes­leyan Uni­ver­sity at Lin­coln, Nebraska. She was in her seni.r year when she went west and was offered a school in Cen­tralia, Wash­ing­ton. Her Eighth Grade friend was the Super­in­ten­dent of this school. She taught school for sev­eral years in Nebraska and Wash­ing­ton, finally going to Eugene, Oregon.

In Eugene Min­nie met and was united in mar­riage with Frank Baker, an archi­tect. They build [sic] a home at Seat­tle, Wash­ing­ton, and have lived there for many years.

Three chil­dren were born to them — Eliz­a­beth, Robert and Frances.

Eliz­a­beth is now Mrs. Howard H. Hardy, 5712 Green­wood Ave., Seat­tle, Washington.

Frances is Mrs. Dan Bon­nell, of 1549 Roo­sevelt Street, Pasedena, California.

Robert A. Baker is engaged in bank­ing in Alaska.

     [Handwritten]

Min­nie had a stroke April 23, 1954

Eliz­a­beth wrote Sept 21, 1955 and told me her mother passed away — she was so shocked after los­ing Frances in Feb­ru­ary about 2 months later Eliz­a­beth was so shocked to have lost her mother & just didn’t write us. Min­nie is the last to pass away in this big won­der­ful “J.” family.

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