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William F. and Ida (Edwards) Johnson

, Wray

In 1860 Davis County, Iowa, John J. Johnson is 29, Evaline 19, May J. 3, William T. 2, and Elizabeth five months. One tree said John died in 1863 in Pe, buried in Pella...

In 1870 Appanoose County, Iowa Mary J. Johnson is 14, William S. 12, and Evaline is 30, married to John Mitchell 48.

In 1880 Appanoose County, Iowa, William F. Johnson is 22, Mary J. Johnson 24, stepchildren of John Mitchell 57. Evaline Mitchell is 40.

In 1880 Davis County, Iowa, William S. Edwards is 51, born in Tennessee, Sarah A. 25, James P. 21, Ida M. 16, Emmil S. 16 all foru bornin Iowa, and Mary S. Edwards - granddaughter 5 born in Iowa.
Ida and Emil are with William in 1885 Davis County.

William F. Johnson, 27, born in Indiana to John Johnson and Evalina Buttler, married Ida May Edwards on December 31, 1885 in Davis County, Iowa.
Ida was 23, born in Iowa to William Edwards and Elizabeth Willett.

They're in Appanoose County, Iowa in 1895, William F. 36, Ida M. 31, and Arhie D. 7.

In 1900 Wray, William L. Johnson is a day laborer, born Oct 1858 in Iowa, with Ida M. Jan 1863, with Delbert March 1886, all born in Iowa.

1904 Wray

"Arthur Delbert Johnson, only child of Mr. and Mrs. W.F. Johnson of this city, was born in Iowa March 20, 1887, died at their home in Wray, Colorado, June 2, 1907. Funeral services were held at the Christian Church of which the deceased was a memeber, Monday afternoon, June 3, conducted by Rev. F.R. Marsh. His funeral was one of the largest ever witnessed in Wray, the church not near holding all the people who wished to pay their last respects to the departed one. The Wray Band attended the service in full uniform and at the cemetery played the funeral dirge."

March 1908 "Billy Johnson has just completed a barn 18 x 30 near his residence in South Wray. The barn is equal in convenience and looks to some residences and contains windows, etc. The work was handled by J. A. Grant."

April 1909 Wray "Our town marshal, William Johnston has made some valuable improvements on our streets of late, removing the dirt from the gutters into the middle of the streets and repairing culverts and bridges. Billy knows how to do that kind of work according to Hoyle and should have the hearty co-operation of the town board."

In 1910, on South Antelope Street in Wray, William "Johnson" is farming 51, married 24 years to Ida M. 46, both born in Iowa.

March 1911 "O. C. Sheridan has been appointed temporary City Marshal, Marshal William Johnson suffering so much with his feet from the effects of typhoid fever of nearly two years ago that be had to give it up for a time. Will's many friends hope his trouble will not prove serious and that he will soon be his old self again."

June 1911 "Billy Johnson has one of tho finest, neatest and best kept yards, gardens and young orchards to be found in the city, and Billy never permits an idle moment to dwell on his hands. It is a sight for sore eyes to walk by his place."

W.F. "Johnston" and Ida May Johnston are in Benton County, Arkansas in 1920.
Ida M. Johnson 1864-1930 ( per # 81539307) is buried in Wray.
"Ida M. Johnson, wife of William F. Johnson of Bentonville, Arkansas, and formerly of Wray, died at her Arkansas home this week. The remains were shipped to Wray and funeral services were held from the Hitchcock Funeral Parlor, Wednesday with Rev. Clark Bower in charge. Interment was in Grandview Cemetery.
Mr. Johnson was unable to accompany the body of his wife to Wray because of ill health. Mrs. Johnson will be remembered by Wray people, as she resided here for many years. Mr. Johnson was at one time county sheriff and later served as town Marshall:

In 1930 Benton County, Arkansas, Osage district, William is farming, living alone, widowed, 71, born in Indiana.

Wonder if he's the William A. Johnson 1858-1941 buried in Washington County, Arkansas # 10937980....This one might be the W.H. Johnson 81, born in Kentucky, in Washington COunty in 1940 with wife Dorothy 71 born in Arkansas.

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