Victor O. Johnson

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VICTOR O. JOHNSON, eighth in the line of children of Swan and Kjerstin Johnson, was born January 1, 1872, at Bement, Illinois.

Coming to Nebraska in 1878, he obtained his preliminary education in the grade and high schoo1 of Genoa, Nebraska. He was always an outstanding, scholar in public and preparatory schools, in college and the university. He graduated from the University of Chicago in 1896 with high honors, receiving a reward for high merits in scholarship. Victor received the first key issued by the University of Chicago for high scholastic standing. He then entered the Law School at the University of Nebraska and graduated from there with high honors in 1898, and was admitted to the Nebraska Bar Association.

On July 12, 1898, he united in marriage with Dora Sprague, of Blair, Nebraska. Immediately thereafter he enlisted in military service for the Spanish American War. He went as far as Florida, where he contracted typhoid fever. He was finally sent home on sick leave. After a long illness he partially recovered, but he carried the marks and effects of the disease throughout life, including partial loss of hearing.

Victor located and practiced law, at Ord, Nebraska, then seeking a climate that might be beneficial to the health of his wife, they moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was a prominent and succesful practitioner at law here for some years, but failing to find the healthful environment they were seeking they moved to Shoshone, Idaho, in 1909. Here he entered into a partnership as the senior partner of the law firm of Victor O. Johnson and Paul Haddock, continuing until he passed away after a year’s illness on January 5, 1915, at Shoshone, Idaho.

Four children were born to them — Chester, Victor, Eric and May.

They are now located at LaCresenta, California, 2708 Foothills Boulevard.

Victor was laid to rest in the Valley View Cemetery at Genoa, Nebraska.

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