Francis L Johnston, 1857–1935 (aged 77 years)
|Birth|| June 1857
|Birth of a sister||Mary Ellen Johnston|
June 15, 1860 (aged 3 years)
|Death of a paternal grandmother||Mary Buchanan|
April 25, 1861 (aged 3 years)
|Burial of a paternal grandmother||Mary Buchanan|
April 1861 (aged 3 years)
Cemetery: Woods Cemetery
|Birth of a sister||Margaret Ann Johnston|
March 10, 1864 (aged 6 years)
|Birth of a brother||Thomas Johnston|
1867 (aged 9 years)
|Birth of a sister||Caroline Johnston|
October 28, 1869 (aged 12 years)
|Death of a paternal grandfather||William Johnston|
March 6, 1872 (aged 14 years)
|Burial of a paternal grandfather||William Johnston|
March 1872 (aged 14 years)
Cemetery: Woods Cemetery
|Marriage of a sibling||Edward C Damp — Elizabeth A Johnston — View this family|
September 10, 1872 (aged 15 years)
|Birth of a sister||Sadie Jane Johnston|
April 5, 1875 (aged 17 years)
|Death of a maternal grandfather||Francis Johnston|
August 4, 1877 (aged 20 years)
Name: Francis Johnston Event Type: Death Event Date: 1877 Event Place: Clones, Ireland Registration Quarter and Year: 1877 Registration District: Clones Age: 77 Birth Year (Estimated): 1800 Volume Number: 13
Page Number: 87 GS Film number: 101588 Digital Folder Number: 004200220 Image Number: 00395
Citing this Record "Ireland Civil Registration Indexes, 1845-1958," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FR1Z-S6N : 10 March 2018), DEATHS entry for Francis Johnston; citing Clones, 1877, vol. 13, p. 87, General Registry, Custom House, Dublin; FHL microfilm 101,588.
|Death of a sister||Elizabeth A Johnston|
1879 (aged 21 years)
|Burial of a sister||Elizabeth A Johnston|
1879 (aged 21 years)
Cemetery: Aledo Cemetery
|Death of a brother||William Johnston|
November 6, 1880 (aged 23 years)
|Marriage||Margaret Buchanan — View this family|
March 10, 1884 (aged 26 years)
|Death of a maternal grandmother||Elizabeth Mayne|
January 1885 (aged 27 years)
|Burial of a maternal grandmother||Elizabeth Mayne|
January 25, 1885 (aged 27 years)
St Marks Church of Ireland, Aghadrumsee, Rosslea, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
|Birth of a son||William H Johnston|
March 1885 (aged 27 years)
|Death of a brother||Thomas Johnston|
October 13, 1886 (aged 29 years)
|Birth of a son||Thomas R Johnston|
November 1886 (aged 29 years)
|Birth of a daughter||Cora Johnston|
November 18, 1888 (aged 31 years)
|Death of a daughter||Cora Johnston|
October 20, 1890 (aged 33 years)
|Marriage of a sibling||Joseph Andrew Gauley — Caroline Johnston — View this family|
February 20, 1895 (aged 37 years)
|Marriage of a sibling||Samuel Hicks — Margaret Ann Johnston — View this family|
October 16, 1895 (aged 38 years)
|Death of a mother||Mary Ann Johnston|
November 29, 1896 (aged 39 years)
OBITUARY MRS MARY ANN JOHNSTON,
Wife of Thomas L Johnston, died on Sunday morning, November 29th, very suddenly. She had been in her usual health until Saturday night about six o'clock, when she was suddenly taken with a sickness which ended her earthly career in a few hours.
Mrs Johnston was about 63 years of age. She was born in the county of Fermanaugh, Ireland, and was baptized and confirmed in the Episcopal church of Adram See in Ireland. Forty-eight years ago she married Mr Thos. L Johnston, and six months after came to Mercer county Illinois, where she resided until her death. Eleven children were born to this union, five are living and six dead.
Mrs Johnston was an earnest Christian woman, devoted to her family and friends. In her home she exemplified in her life what a Christian woman should, and all who knew her felt that indeed she was a "mother in Israel." Her devotion to the church of her youth knew no bounds, for daily she carried it in her heart, and by work, prayers and gifts aided its advancement.
We shall miss her, but we have the sweet assurance that she is at rest and we shall see her again in a better world.
The funeral services were held at the residence Monday afternoon and were largely attended by the friends and relatives, after which the remains were interred in the Reynolds cemetery. PASTOR.
The Reynolds Press, December 3, 1896
|Burial of a mother||Mary Ann Johnston|
November 30, 1896 (aged 39 years)
Cemetery: Reynolds Cemetery
|Marriage of a sibling||James Henry Hicks — Sadie Jane Johnston — View this family|
February 8, 1899 (aged 41 years)
|Death of a father||Thomas L Johnston|
February 14, 1902 (aged 44 years)
THOMAS L JOHNSTON
Thomas L Johnston, an aged and respected citizen of Reynolds, died at his home last Friday, February 14, 1902. Mr Johnston was born in Ireland in 1827, and emigrated to this country in 1848, and settled in Mercer county, where he had ever since remained a citizen. In the same year that he came to this country and before his departure from his native land, he was married to Miss Mary Johnston to which union were born eight children, three of whom are now dead, viz: William, Eliza and Thomas. The other five, Frank, of Barnes, Iowa, Maggie Hicks, of Pre- Emption, Mary who remains at home, Carrie Gauley, of Reynolds, and Sadie Hicks, of Pre- Emption, are left to mourn his loss. Besides his children eight grandchildren survive him. His wife had preceded him to the great beyond, having departed this life in November 1896, since which time he had lived with his daughter, Mary, at their late home in Reynolds. the cause of death was heart disease from which he had been a sufferer fro many years, and gradually failed during the past few months until death came as a relief.
Mr Johnston was well known and had a wide circle of friends. He was a kind father and grandfather and was highly respected by all who knew him.
Funeral services were held Sunday forenoon at 11 o'clock from his late residence, conducted by Rev Sweet, of the First Episcopal church of Rock Island and were very largely attended. Interment was in Reynolds cemetery.
The Aledo Democrat, February 18, 1902
JOHNSTON - Thomas L Johnston was born in county Fermanagh, Ireland, in 1827. He was married to Miss Mary Ann Johnston and the young couple soon after removed to America, settling in Mercer county, Illinois, in 1848. For fifty years the family lived on the old homestead west of Reynolds where eight children were born and reared to useful and honorable lives. William, Thomas and Mrs Eliza Damp are dead. Those living are Frank L, of Barnes City, Iowa, Mrs Samuel Hicks and Mrs Jas H Hicks of Preemption, Mrs Joseph Gauley of Reynolds and Miss Mary who still remains at home. The beloved wife and mother died in the fall of 1896. In February, 1898, the family removed to Reynolds to occupy a new home, one of the finest and largest residences in the village. Two months ago Mr Johnston was attacked by heart trouble which culminated in a sudden and painless death at 1 o'clock, Friday afternoon, Feb 14. In early life he had joined the Episcopal church and his burial was in accordance with the ritual of that faith. Rev R F Sweet of Rock Island delivered a most eloquent, thoughtful and practical sermon at the funeral which was held at the residence on Sunday at 11 am. There was a profusion of beautiful flowers and the singing was furnished by a quartet under direction of Thad Ash. The body was buried in the village cemetery beside the grave of the wife who had gone before. Thos L Johnston was an honest and upright man, gentle in manner, jovial in disposition and a kind and indulgent father.
The Reynolds Press, February 21, 1902, DEATHS
|Burial of a father||Thomas L Johnston|
February 16, 1902 (aged 44 years)
Cemetery: Reynolds Cemetery
|Death of a sister||Sadie Jane Johnston|
April 4, 1916 (aged 58 years)
DEATHS HICKS - Sadie, daughter of Thomas L and Mary Ann Johnston, was born in the town of Perryton, Mercer county, Illinois, on April 5, 1875, and past away at her home near Preemption at 11:30 pm, on Tuesday, April 4, lacking less than one hour of having lived to see her 41st birthday. Her death was caused by pneumonia from which she had suffered only a few days. On Feb 8, 1899, she was united in marriage to James H Hicks of Preemption and to their union were born three children - Leroy now aged 15, Mary aged nine and Luella aged three years. Baptized and confirmed in girlhood, she remained thru life a communicant and faithful worker in St John's Episcopal Church. Besides the grieving husband and children, she is survived by a brother - Frank Johnston of Cedar Rapids, Iowa - and three sisters - Mrs Samuel Hicks of Preemption and Mrs Carrie Gauley and Miss Mary Johnston - just back from Los Angeles, Calif. There are also a number of nephews and nieces. Her parents, two brothers and one sister preceded her to the better land. By her death the Church has lost a faithful and active member as she was always ready to lend a hand in every good cause. The neighborhood has lost a kind and obliging friend as she had a pleasant smile for all and was quick to offer aid and good advice to those in need. But we mourn not as those who have no hope. Her last works, "I'm going to heaven; I'm going to heaven; won't you come with me?" were almost a prayer. Funeral services were conducted Sunday noon at St John's Church by Rector Dean Dawson and were attended by one of the largest crowds ever assembled for such a purpose in Preemption. Music was rendered by members of Trinity Church choir, Rock Island, assisted by St John's Church choir. The body was tenderly borne to its grave in Preemption cemetery by six of the nephews - Arthur and Elmer Damp, Clarence and Edward Hicks, Roland Bowes and Thomas Johnston. Among those from a distance present at the funeral were Frank L Johnston, wife and son Thomas of Cedar Rapids; Mrs W F Allen, Mrs David McKee, Thomas Hicks and wife, Samuel Hall and wife, W H Hicks and son Clarence and J C Johnston of Montezuma; Mrs Murry Kraft of Brooklyn, Iowa; and Mr and Mrs L Hammond of Davenport.
Reynolds Press, Reynolds, Illinois, April 14, 1916
|Burial of a sister||Sadie Jane Johnston|
April 9, 1916 (aged 58 years)
Cemetery: Preemption Cemetery
|Death of a sister||Mary Ellen Johnston|
April 24, 1930 (aged 72 years)
|Burial of a sister||Mary Ellen Johnston|
April 26, 1930 (aged 72 years)
Cemetery: Reynolds Cemetery
Miss Mary Ellen Johnston, daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Johnston, was born in Mercer county, June 15, 1860 and died at the home of her sister, Mrs J A Gauley, 2035 Grand Avenue, Davenport, Iowa, Thursday, April 24, 1930, following a stroke
She received her education in the Reynolds schools and moved to Davenport 15 years ago. She was a member of the Episcopal church. For the past 28 years she has made her home with her sister, Mrs Gauley.
Surviving are one brother, Frank L Johnston of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; two sisters, Mrs Samuel Hicks of Preemption, and Mrs J A Gauley of Davenport, Iowa; four nieces and six nephews.
Funeral services were held at the McGinnis Funeral Home, Davenport, Saturday, April 26, 1930 at 11 o'clock and burial was in the Reynolds cemetery. The pall bearers were Arthur Damp, Elmer Damp, William Johnston, Leroy Hicks, George Gauley and Fay Moffitt.
The Reynolds Press, May 2, 1930, DEATHS
JOHNSTON - Funeral services for Miss Mary Johnston were held at the McGinnis Funeral Home in Davenport at 11:00 o'clock last Saturday morning. The Rev Rowland Philbrook, of Trinity cathedral, officiated. A large number of friends accompanied the body to the village cemetery at Reynolds where interment was made.
Miss Mary Ellen Johnston past away at 2:30 Thursday afternoon, April 24 at the home of her sister, Mrs J A Gauley, in Davenport. Death resulted from a paralytic stroke suffered some months ago.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs J A Gauley, of Davenport and Mrs Samuel Hicks of Preemption; one brother, Frank L Johnston, of Cedar Rapids; four nieces and six nephews.
Born at the old homestead, a half-mile west of Reynolds, on June 15, 1860, she was a daughter of Mr and Mrs Thomas L Johnston. She spent her girlhood on the farm and moved with the family into Reynolds when her father built one of the finest and largest homes in the village. About 15 years ago she moved with her sister, Mrs Gauley, and husband to Davenport where she had since made her home. All thru live she was a devoted member of the Episcopal church.
|Death|| 1935 (aged 77 years)|
Marriage: December 18, 1850 — St Marks Church of Ireland, Aghadrumsee, Rosslea, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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4 yearselder brother
3 yearsyounger sister
4 yearsyounger sister
4 yearsyounger brother
3 yearsyounger sister
6 yearsyounger sister
Marriage: March 10, 1884 — Rock Island County, Illinois, United States of America