Robert R Johnston, 18271903 (aged 75 years)

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Name
Robert R /Johnston/
Given names
Robert R
Surname
Johnston
Birth September 1, 1827 33 35

MarriageMary Jane JohnstonView this family
April 29, 1853 (aged 25 years)
Birth of a daughterSarah F Johnston
April 7, 1854 (aged 26 years)
Marriage of a siblingJoseph JohnstonJane Anne ErskineView this family
July 11, 1856 (aged 28 years)

Note: Name: Joseph Johnston

Name: Joseph Johnston Event Type: Marriage Event Date: 11 Jul 1856 Event Place: Cooltrain, County Fermanagh, Ireland Event Place (Original): Cooltrain, Lisnaskea, Ireland Father's Name: John Johnston Spouse's Name: Jane Anne Erskine Spouse's Father's Name: James Erskine

District: Lisnaskea GS Film Number: 000101378 Digital Folder Number: 007719512 Image Number: 00096

Citing this Record "Ireland Civil Registration, 1845-1913," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QGVD-V4GY : 6 February 2019), James Erskine in entry for Joseph Johnston and Jane Anne Erskine, Marriage 11 Jul 1856, Cooltrain, County Fermanagh, Ireland; citing General Register Office, Dublin; FHL microfilm 101,378.

Birth of a sonThomas J Johnston
July 23, 1857 (aged 29 years)
Birth of a sonRobert J Johnston
March 12, 1859 (aged 31 years)
Birth of a sonJohn W Johnston
October 18, 1860 (aged 33 years)
Marriage of a siblingWilliam JohnstonAnne LangView this family
March 5, 1861 (aged 33 years)

Birth of a daughterElizabeth R Johnston
August 15, 1862 (aged 34 years)
Birth of a sonJoseph S Johnston
July 7, 1864 (aged 36 years)
Birth of a daughterSophîa Johnston
May 17, 1867 (aged 39 years)
Death of a brotherJoseph Johnston
May 20, 1868 (aged 40 years)

Birth of a daughterRachel Ann Johnston
August 16, 1869 (aged 41 years)
Marriage of a childSamuel M JohnstonSarah F JohnstonView this family
December 14, 1871 (aged 44 years)
Note: Illinois State Archives, Marriages

Illinois State Archives, Marriages JOHNSTON, Samuel M JOHNSTON, Sarah F 12/14/1871 00C/0179/00007932 ROCK ISLAND

Birth of a granddaughterSalene Johnston
October 16, 1872 (aged 45 years)
Death of a granddaughterSalene Johnston
January 1, 1875 (aged 47 years)
Birth of a grandsonJosiah Johnston
February 21, 1875 (aged 47 years)
Birth of a daughterMary Jane Johnston
August 12, 1876 (aged 48 years)
Birth of a grandsonJohn David Johnston
August 21, 1877 (aged 49 years)
Birth of a grandsonRobert Henry Johnston
January 19, 1879 (aged 51 years)
Death of a fatherJohn Johnston
March 11, 1880 (aged 52 years)
Death of a motherSarah
October 26, 1880 (aged 53 years)
Death of a wifeMary Jane Johnston
April 11, 1881 (aged 53 years)
MarriageMargaret Little DoonanView this family
June 10, 1882 (aged 54 years)
Birth of a granddaughterSarah Elizabeth Johnston
September 8, 1882 (aged 55 years)
Death of a granddaughterSarah Elizabeth Johnston
February 15, 1883 (aged 55 years)
Marriage of a childJoseph S JohnstonSophîa JohnstonView this family
March 26, 1884 (aged 56 years)
Marriage of a childJohn W JohnstonMary Ellen BlakelyView this family
December 6, 1885 (aged 58 years)
Marriage of a childThomas HicksElizabeth R JohnstonView this family
December 21, 1887 (aged 60 years)
Marriage of a childRobert J JohnstonCatherine Ann ArmstrongView this family
June 26, 1890 (aged 62 years)
Birth of a granddaughterFlorence Elizabeth Johnston
1893 (aged 65 years)

Note: Based on 1940 Census
Death of a brotherWilliam Johnston
December 11, 1898 (aged 71 years)

Burial of a brotherWilliam Johnston
December 13, 1898 (aged 71 years)
Cemetery: St Marks, Aghadrumsee
Death of a wifeMargaret Little Doonan
March 14, 1902 (aged 74 years)
Death April 9, 1903 (aged 75 years)
Citation details:

Obituary

Text:

JOHNSTON - Robert R Johnston died April 9, 1903, aged 76 years. He was born in county Fermanagh, Ireland, in the year 1827, and came to the United States in 1850, landing at New Orleans, La. In 1853 he was married to Mary Jane Johnston of Preemption, Ill, and settled in the town of Bowling where he resided till his death. Nine children were the result of this union which was broken by the death of the wife and mother in the spring of 1881. Of the large family, but four survive him, Robert J and John W, who are prosperous farmers residing on the old homesteads; Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Hicks of Montezuma, Iowa, and Sophia, widow of Joseph Johnston, who resides southwest of Reynolds. After amply providing for his children, Mr Johnston was again married in 1882 to Mrs Margaret Doonan, who also preceded her husband to the land beyond but one short year ago. Robert R Johnston was one of the pioneers of this country and has contributed his full share toward the upbuilding and civilization of the territory which he adopted as his home. Judged by the truest standards, he was a great man and of him it can truthfully be said that "none knew him but to love him." Perhaps the surest way to find out a man's real worth is to learn how he stands with his own family first and with the community second. From this view point, Robert R Johnston towered a giant in stature. It is not given to every man to prove his position so effectually, for not only do his children rise up to call him blessed, but also every one of his five surviving step children. In his own family he was a loving husband and a generous and forgiving father. A volume might be written and it would inadequately convey an idea of the magnanimity and loving kindness displayed by this husband and father toward his large family of children, stepchildren and grandchildren. To his relatives in need, he always extended the right hand of fellowship and there are many such who owe to him in a great measure such modest success as they have achieved in this world. As one of the latter, the writer has been peculiarly well placed to judge, and in penning this last tribute, I am overcome by the recollection of innumerable instances of his thoughtfulness and tenderness. To his neighbors and acquaintances - they are all his friends - he was the soul of honor and integrity. No man ever knew him to defraud anyone out of one cent in this world, nor did he by word or deed ever injure the most unworthy of his kind. Truly a grand old man has been called from this to the other shore. In a lifetime we are no liable to meet many of his like, but a few such sterling characters make life worth the living to the rest of mankind, and altho the sphere of their influence may be circumscribed, it is none the less potential and effective. Mr dear uncle is gone and to me his faults pale into insignificance when I contemplate how his virtues tower above them. J H J

The Reynolds Press, Reynolds, Illinois, April 17, 1903

Card of Thanks: We wish in this manner to extend our most heartfelt thanks to those friends and neighbors who gave us their help and sympathy during the illness and at the death of our beloved father, R. R. Johnson. The Children.

Burial April 12, 1903 (3 days after death)
Family with parents
father
17941880
Birth: 1794 33 23
Death: March 11, 1880Tully, Rosslea, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
mother
17921880
Birth: 1792
Death: October 26, 1880Tully, Rosslea, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Marriage
Marriage: 1825
-10 months
elder brother
Griffith Valuation 1847 - 1864
18241868
Birth: March 7, 1824 30 32
Death: May 20, 1868
21 months
elder brother
Griffith Valuation 1847 - 1864
18251898
Birth: November 20, 1825 31 33
Death: December 11, 1898
22 months
himself
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18271903
Birth: September 1, 1827 33 35
Death: April 9, 1903Bowling township, Rock Island County, Illinois, United States of America
Family with Mary Jane Johnston
himself
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18271903
Birth: September 1, 1827 33 35
Death: April 9, 1903Bowling township, Rock Island County, Illinois, United States of America
wife
JohnstonMaryJane-1466[1835-1881].JPG
18351881
Birth: about 1835 40 38County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Death: April 11, 1881Bowling township, Rock Island County, Illinois, United States of America
Marriage
Marriage: April 29, 1853Rock Island County, Illinois, United States of America
11 months
daughter
18541884
Birth: April 7, 1854 26 19Bowling Township, Rock Island County, Illinois, United States of America
Death: April 18, 1884Rock Island County, Illinois, United States of America
3 years
son
18571883
Birth: July 23, 1857 29 22Bowling township, Rock Island County, Illinois, United States of America
Death: May 5, 1883Bowling township, Rock Island County, Illinois, United States of America
20 months
son
JohnstonRobertJ-1955[1859-1935].JPG
18591935
Birth: March 12, 1859 31 24Bowling township, Rock Island County, Illinois, United States of America
Death: March 29, 1935Rock Island County, Illinois, United States of America
20 months
son
18601917
Birth: October 18, 1860 33 25Bowling township, Rock Island County, Illinois, United States of America
Death: June 25, 1917Preemption, Mercer County, Illinois, United States of America
22 months
daughter
18621943
Birth: August 15, 1862 34 27Bowling township, Rock Island County, Illinois, United States of America
Death: July 28, 1943Montezuma, Poweshiek County, Iowa, United States of America
23 months
son
18641865
Birth: July 7, 1864 36 29Bowling township, Rock Island County, Illinois, United States of America
Death: March 1865Bowling township, Rock Island County, Illinois, United States of America
3 years
daughter
18671945
Birth: May 17, 1867 39 32Bowling township, Rock Island County, Illinois, United States of America
Death: February 22, 1945Derby, Lucas County, Iowa, United States of America
2 years
daughter
18691879
Birth: August 16, 1869 41 34Bowling township, Rock Island County, Illinois, United States of America
Death: July 12, 1879Bowling township, Rock Island County, Illinois, United States of America
7 years
daughter
18761888
Birth: August 12, 1876 48 41Bowling township, Rock Island County, Illinois, United States of America
Death: April 11, 1888Bowling township, Rock Island County, Illinois, United States of America
Family with Margaret Little Doonan
himself
JohnstonRobert-2139[1826-1903].JPG
18271903
Birth: September 1, 1827 33 35
Death: April 9, 1903Bowling township, Rock Island County, Illinois, United States of America
wife
18301902
Birth: about 1830County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Death: March 14, 1902Bowling township, Rock Island County, Illinois, United States of America
Marriage
Marriage: June 10, 1882Illinois, United States of America
DeathThe Reynolds Press
Citation details:

Obituary

Text:

JOHNSTON - Robert R Johnston died April 9, 1903, aged 76 years. He was born in county Fermanagh, Ireland, in the year 1827, and came to the United States in 1850, landing at New Orleans, La. In 1853 he was married to Mary Jane Johnston of Preemption, Ill, and settled in the town of Bowling where he resided till his death. Nine children were the result of this union which was broken by the death of the wife and mother in the spring of 1881. Of the large family, but four survive him, Robert J and John W, who are prosperous farmers residing on the old homesteads; Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Hicks of Montezuma, Iowa, and Sophia, widow of Joseph Johnston, who resides southwest of Reynolds. After amply providing for his children, Mr Johnston was again married in 1882 to Mrs Margaret Doonan, who also preceded her husband to the land beyond but one short year ago. Robert R Johnston was one of the pioneers of this country and has contributed his full share toward the upbuilding and civilization of the territory which he adopted as his home. Judged by the truest standards, he was a great man and of him it can truthfully be said that "none knew him but to love him." Perhaps the surest way to find out a man's real worth is to learn how he stands with his own family first and with the community second. From this view point, Robert R Johnston towered a giant in stature. It is not given to every man to prove his position so effectually, for not only do his children rise up to call him blessed, but also every one of his five surviving step children. In his own family he was a loving husband and a generous and forgiving father. A volume might be written and it would inadequately convey an idea of the magnanimity and loving kindness displayed by this husband and father toward his large family of children, stepchildren and grandchildren. To his relatives in need, he always extended the right hand of fellowship and there are many such who owe to him in a great measure such modest success as they have achieved in this world. As one of the latter, the writer has been peculiarly well placed to judge, and in penning this last tribute, I am overcome by the recollection of innumerable instances of his thoughtfulness and tenderness. To his neighbors and acquaintances - they are all his friends - he was the soul of honor and integrity. No man ever knew him to defraud anyone out of one cent in this world, nor did he by word or deed ever injure the most unworthy of his kind. Truly a grand old man has been called from this to the other shore. In a lifetime we are no liable to meet many of his like, but a few such sterling characters make life worth the living to the rest of mankind, and altho the sphere of their influence may be circumscribed, it is none the less potential and effective. Mr dear uncle is gone and to me his faults pale into insignificance when I contemplate how his virtues tower above them. J H J

The Reynolds Press, Reynolds, Illinois, April 17, 1903

Card of Thanks: We wish in this manner to extend our most heartfelt thanks to those friends and neighbors who gave us their help and sympathy during the illness and at the death of our beloved father, R. R. Johnson. The Children.