Anna Elizabeth (Burkey) Johnson | 1867-1929
This blog series explores the lives of Johnson ancestors as revealed in their obituaries. Much of this information was gathered during a March 2011 research trip to Tuscarawas and Harrison counties in Ohio. A scan of the obituary is available at the bottom of this post.
Previous posts in this series included:
Great-grandfather Charles Arthur Johnson
Great-grandmother Viola Mae (Palmer) Johnson
Great-great Grandfather Clement Alvin Johnson
From the Dover Daily Reporter, Monday, Nov. 4, 1929:
Mrs. Johnson, 62, New Phila, Dies
Funeral Wednesday at 2 p.m. From Home
Mrs. Anna E. Johnson, 62, wife of Clement A. Johnson, 890 E. High Ave., New Philadelphia, died at Union Hospital on Sunday at 5 p.m. following an illness of ten days caused by complications of diseases.
Mrs. Johnson was born in Guernsey County on July 25, 1867. She had been a resident of New Philadelphia for 49 years.
Surviving are her husband and the following children: Mrs. Joseph Stringer, Mrs. Douthitt Severn, Delbert, Dwigth, Charles and Mrs. Ralph Weber of New Philadelphia; Harman and Adrian at home and Donald of Wyandotte, Mich.
She is also survived by one half sister, Mrs. Mary Chick, of Chicago, Ill.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the home. Rev. McGee of the U.B. Church will officiate. Burial will be in East Ave. Cemetery. The Linn-Hert Co. has charge of the arrangements.
View the scanned image of Anna (Burkey) Johnson’s obituary.
What else was happening in the world Nov. 3, 1929? That month, the first patent for color television was taken out; in New York, the Museum of Modern Art opened to the public for the first time; and a U.S. crew became the first to fly to the South Pole. But the big news, of course, happened a little over a week prior, as a New York stock market crash triggered worldwide economic depression.