Samuel S Johnston, 18611916 (aged 54 years)

Name
Samuel S /Johnston/
Given names
Samuel S
Surname
Johnston
Birth October 20, 1861 41 43
Birth of a brotherWilliam Robert Johnston
about 1862 (aged 0)
Death of a sisterMargaret Johnston
February 22, 1864 (aged 2 years)
Burial of a sisterMargaret Johnston
February 1864 (aged 2 years)
Birth of a sisterEmma Johnston
September 28, 1864 (aged 2 years)
Death of a brotherJohn Johnston
October 15, 1869 (aged 7 years)
Burial of a brotherJohn Johnston
October 1869 (aged 7 years)
Marriage of a siblingJames White JohnstonMatilda JohnstonView this family
July 3, 1871 (aged 9 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherWilliam Johnston
March 6, 1872 (aged 10 years)
Burial of a paternal grandfatherWilliam Johnston
March 1872 (aged 10 years)
Cemetery: Woods Cemetery
Death of a brotherWilliam Robert Johnston
February 28, 1873 (aged 11 years)
Burial of a brotherWilliam Robert Johnston
March 1873 (aged 11 years)
Marriage of a siblingThomas H JohnstonElizabeth PaisleyView this family
March 21, 1877 (aged 15 years)
Death of a fatherJohn Huntley Johnston
October 5, 1877 (aged 15 years)
Burial of a fatherJohn Huntley Johnston
October 7, 1877 (aged 15 years)
Death of a motherJane Welsh
September 8, 1885 (aged 23 years)
Burial of a motherJane Welsh
September 1885 (aged 23 years)
Marriage of a siblingRobert R DoonanEliza Jane JohnstonView this family
May 16, 1889 (aged 27 years)
MarriageAnna M BaileyView this family
January 12, 1891 (aged 29 years)
Birth of a sonLeRoy Johnston
January 22, 1892 (aged 30 years)
Birth of a daughterMyra Ann Johnston
March 3, 1893 (aged 31 years)
Death of a sonLeRoy Johnston
February 14, 1894 (aged 32 years)
Birth of a sonIsaac Clarence Johnston
February 20, 1895 (aged 33 years)
Birth of a daughterEthel Irene Johnston
October 1, 1896 (aged 34 years)
Death of a sisterEliza Jane Johnston
November 30, 1907 (aged 46 years)
Burial of a sisterEliza Jane Johnston
December 2, 1907 (aged 46 years)
Death of a sisterMary Ann Johnston
March 15, 1913 (aged 51 years)
Burial of a sisterMary Ann Johnston
March 1913 (aged 51 years)
Death July 8, 1916 (aged 54 years)
Burial July 11, 1916 (3 days after death)
Note: Aledo Cemetery
Event
OBITUARY
July 13, 1916 (5 days after death)
Note: S. S. JOHNSTON DIES SUDDENLY

S. S. JOHNSTON DIES SUDDENLY

ALTHOUGH IN POOR HEALTH FOR SOME TIME THE END WAS UNEXPECTED.

EX-COUNTY TREASURER

Served In County Office From 1910-1914 - Prior to This Was Supervisor.

Samuel S Johnston, ex-county treasurer, passed away at the family home on South College avenue Saturday, July 8, 1916. The passing to the other shore was as had been the life of Mr Johnston, peaceful and quiet. Although Mr Johnston had not been in the best of health for some time, the end came unexpectedly a few minutes after noon on Saturday. The funeral services were held at the late home of the deceased Tuesday at 10 o'clock, Rev A E Moody of the Presbyterian church officiating, assisted by Rev J C Dawson, rector of St John's Episcopal church of Preemption. The members of the Aledo Masonic lodge attended in a body , and the Knights Templar in uniform. Interment was made at the Preemption cemetery, the friends and escort making the trip in autos, Mr Morrison having secured the auto-hearse from the Knox company of Rock Island for the occasion. Samuel S Johnston, son of John H Johnston and his wife, was born near Preemption, Illinois, October 20, 1861, and passed away at his home in Aledo July 8, 1916. On January 12, 1891, he was married to Miss Anna Bailey of Coal Valley and the new home was made near Preemption on a farm, Two sons and two daughters were born into this home, Leroy, who died when two years old, Myra, Isaac and Ethel, who are still in the home. Mr Johnston was a successful farmer and a faithful public servant, having served as supervisor for three consecutive terms and as treasurer of Mercer county. Some six years ago Mr Johnston removed to Aledo where the home has since been. Mr Johnston was a member of St John's Episcopal church until his removal to Aledo when he united with the Presbyterian church, of which he was a trustee at the time of his death. He had attained the rank of Knights Templar and was a member of the Preemption Blue lodge, the Aledo chapter, the Rock Island commandery and the Mystic Shrine of Davenport. In addition to his wife and three children he leaves to mourn his going, a brother, Thomas H Johnston, of Bowling, Illinois, and two sisters, Mrs James Y Johnston, of Preemption, Illinois, and Miss Emma Johnston, of Reynolds, Illinois, to all of whom the sympathy of many friends is extended. Mr Johnston was a sturdy man, quiet and true in all the relationships of life. Devoted to his home and its interests, he will be sorely missed. To know him was to respect him and to be better for knowing him. Rev Moody, in closing the services at the residence, used the following lines: In the hour of death, after this life's whim, When the heart beats low, and the eyes grow dim, And pain has exhausted every limb- The lover of the Lord shall trust in Him. When the will has forgotten the lifelong aim, And the mind can only disgrace its fame, And a man is uncertain of his own name- The power of the Lord shall fill this frame. When the last sigh is heaved, and the last tear shed, And the coffin is waiting beside the bed, And the widow and child forsake the dead- The angel of the Lord shall lift this head. For even the purest delight may pall, The power must fall, and the pride must fall, And the love of the dearest friends grow small- But the glory of the Lord is all in all.

The Reynolds Press, Reynolds, Illinois, July 14, 1916, DEATHS

JOHNSTON - Samuel S Johnston, Ex-County Treasurer of Mercer county, past away at noon on Saturday at his home in Aledo, aged 54 years, 8 months, 18 days. Death came unexpectedly, altho he had been in failing health for several years. Rev Moody of the Presbyterian church preached the funeral sermon at the family home at 10 a m Tuesday. Interment was made under Masonic auspices at the Preemption cemetery, Brother C E Duval acting as Master of Ceremonies and Brother C L Gregory conducting the ritualistic work. Mr Johnston was born in Preemption on Oct 20, 1861. On Jan 12, 1891, he was married to Miss Anna Bailey of Coal Valley who survives, together with two daughters, Myra and Ethel, and one son, Isaac. Another son, Leroy, died in childhood. He was a successful farmer and in public life served as supervisor of his town and treasurer of his county. For the last six years he had lived in Aledo where he was a member of the Presbyterian church. Formerly he belonged to St John's Church, Preemption. In Masonry he was a member of the Preemption Blue Lodge, the Aledo Chapter, the Rock Island Commandery and Kaaba Temple of Davenport. He also belonged to Reynolds Camp, M W A. Also surviving are two sisters - Miss Emma Johnston of Reynolds and Mrs James Y Johnston of Preemption - and a brother - Thomas H Johnston, of Bowling.

The Aledo Times Record, Aledo, Illinois, July 13, 1916

Family with parents
father
18201877
Birth: February 1820 35 30Corraghy, Rosslea, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Death: October 5, 1877Preemption Township, Mercer County, Illinois, United States of America
mother
18181885
Birth: about 1818County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Death: September 8, 1885Preemption township, Mercer County, Illinois, United States of America
Marriage
Marriage: January 18, 1842St Marks Church of Ireland, Aghadrumsee, Rosslea, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
10 months
elder brother
18421856
Birth: October 31, 1842 22 24Strananerriagh, Rosslea, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Death: December 30, 1856Preemption township, Mercer County, Illinois, United States of America
19 months
elder brother
18441921
Birth: May 13, 1844 24 26Strananerriagh, Rosslea, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Death: December 21, 1921Bowling township, Rock Island County, Illinois, United States of America
2 years
elder sister
18461913
Birth: July 12, 1846 26 28Preemption township, Mercer County, Illinois, United States of America
Death: March 15, 1913Reynolds, Rock Island County, Illinois, United States of America
5 years
elder brother
18501869
Birth: about 1850 29 32Preemption township, Mercer County, Illinois, United States of America
Death: October 15, 1869Preemption township, Mercer County, Illinois, United States of America
22 months
elder sister
18511929
Birth: October 22, 1851 31 33Preemption township, Mercer County, Illinois, United States of America
Death: January 31, 1929Preemption township, Mercer County, Illinois, United States of America
23 months
elder sister
18531907
Birth: August 1853 33 35Preemption township, Mercer County, Illinois, United States of America
Death: November 30, 1907Edgington township, Rock Island County, Illinois, United States of America
23 months
elder sister
18551860
Birth: June 24, 1855 35 37Preemption township, Mercer County, Illinois, United States of America
Death: March 27, 1860Preemption township, Mercer County, Illinois, United States of America
4 years
elder sister
18591864
Birth: September 8, 1859 39 41Preemption township, Mercer County, Illinois, United States of America
Death: February 22, 1864Preemption township, Mercer County, Illinois, United States of America
2 years
himself
18611916
Birth: October 20, 1861 41 43Preemption township, Mercer County, Illinois, United States of America
Death: July 8, 1916Aledo, Mercer County, Illinois, United States of America
15 months
younger brother
18621873
Birth: about 1862 41 44Preemption township, Mercer County, Illinois, United States of America
Death: February 28, 1873Preemption township, Mercer County, Illinois, United States of America
3 years
younger sister
18641945
Birth: September 28, 1864 44 46Preemption township, Mercer County, Illinois, United States of America
Death: October 7, 1945Reynolds, Rock Island County, Illinois, United States of America
Family with Anna M Bailey
himself
18611916
Birth: October 20, 1861 41 43Preemption township, Mercer County, Illinois, United States of America
Death: July 8, 1916Aledo, Mercer County, Illinois, United States of America
wife
18641934
Birth: April 15, 1864Coal Valley, Rock Island County, Illinois, United States of America
Death: July 16, 1934Aledo, Mercer County, Illinois, United States of America
Marriage
Marriage: January 12, 1891Rock Island County, Illinois, United States of America
13 months
son
18921894
Birth: January 22, 1892 30 27Preemption township, Mercer County, Illinois, United States of America
Death: February 14, 1894Preemption township, Mercer County, Illinois, United States of America
14 months
daughter
18931975
Birth: March 3, 1893 31 28Preemption township, Mercer County, Illinois, United States of America
Death: May 25, 1975Aledo, Mercer County, Illinois, United States of America
2 years
son
18951928
Birth: February 20, 1895 33 30Preemption township, Mercer County, Illinois, United States of America
Death: January 1, 1928Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois, United States of America
20 months
daughter
18961975
Birth: October 1, 1896 34 32Preemption township, Mercer County, Illinois, United States of America
Death: April 1975Aledo, Mercer County, Illinois, United States of America
Burial

Aledo Cemetery

Event

S. S. JOHNSTON DIES SUDDENLY

ALTHOUGH IN POOR HEALTH FOR SOME TIME THE END WAS UNEXPECTED.

EX-COUNTY TREASURER

Served In County Office From 1910-1914 - Prior to This Was Supervisor.

Samuel S Johnston, ex-county treasurer, passed away at the family home on South College avenue Saturday, July 8, 1916. The passing to the other shore was as had been the life of Mr Johnston, peaceful and quiet. Although Mr Johnston had not been in the best of health for some time, the end came unexpectedly a few minutes after noon on Saturday. The funeral services were held at the late home of the deceased Tuesday at 10 o'clock, Rev A E Moody of the Presbyterian church officiating, assisted by Rev J C Dawson, rector of St John's Episcopal church of Preemption. The members of the Aledo Masonic lodge attended in a body , and the Knights Templar in uniform. Interment was made at the Preemption cemetery, the friends and escort making the trip in autos, Mr Morrison having secured the auto-hearse from the Knox company of Rock Island for the occasion. Samuel S Johnston, son of John H Johnston and his wife, was born near Preemption, Illinois, October 20, 1861, and passed away at his home in Aledo July 8, 1916. On January 12, 1891, he was married to Miss Anna Bailey of Coal Valley and the new home was made near Preemption on a farm, Two sons and two daughters were born into this home, Leroy, who died when two years old, Myra, Isaac and Ethel, who are still in the home. Mr Johnston was a successful farmer and a faithful public servant, having served as supervisor for three consecutive terms and as treasurer of Mercer county. Some six years ago Mr Johnston removed to Aledo where the home has since been. Mr Johnston was a member of St John's Episcopal church until his removal to Aledo when he united with the Presbyterian church, of which he was a trustee at the time of his death. He had attained the rank of Knights Templar and was a member of the Preemption Blue lodge, the Aledo chapter, the Rock Island commandery and the Mystic Shrine of Davenport. In addition to his wife and three children he leaves to mourn his going, a brother, Thomas H Johnston, of Bowling, Illinois, and two sisters, Mrs James Y Johnston, of Preemption, Illinois, and Miss Emma Johnston, of Reynolds, Illinois, to all of whom the sympathy of many friends is extended. Mr Johnston was a sturdy man, quiet and true in all the relationships of life. Devoted to his home and its interests, he will be sorely missed. To know him was to respect him and to be better for knowing him. Rev Moody, in closing the services at the residence, used the following lines: In the hour of death, after this life's whim, When the heart beats low, and the eyes grow dim, And pain has exhausted every limb- The lover of the Lord shall trust in Him. When the will has forgotten the lifelong aim, And the mind can only disgrace its fame, And a man is uncertain of his own name- The power of the Lord shall fill this frame. When the last sigh is heaved, and the last tear shed, And the coffin is waiting beside the bed, And the widow and child forsake the dead- The angel of the Lord shall lift this head. For even the purest delight may pall, The power must fall, and the pride must fall, And the love of the dearest friends grow small- But the glory of the Lord is all in all.

The Reynolds Press, Reynolds, Illinois, July 14, 1916, DEATHS

JOHNSTON - Samuel S Johnston, Ex-County Treasurer of Mercer county, past away at noon on Saturday at his home in Aledo, aged 54 years, 8 months, 18 days. Death came unexpectedly, altho he had been in failing health for several years. Rev Moody of the Presbyterian church preached the funeral sermon at the family home at 10 a m Tuesday. Interment was made under Masonic auspices at the Preemption cemetery, Brother C E Duval acting as Master of Ceremonies and Brother C L Gregory conducting the ritualistic work. Mr Johnston was born in Preemption on Oct 20, 1861. On Jan 12, 1891, he was married to Miss Anna Bailey of Coal Valley who survives, together with two daughters, Myra and Ethel, and one son, Isaac. Another son, Leroy, died in childhood. He was a successful farmer and in public life served as supervisor of his town and treasurer of his county. For the last six years he had lived in Aledo where he was a member of the Presbyterian church. Formerly he belonged to St John's Church, Preemption. In Masonry he was a member of the Preemption Blue Lodge, the Aledo Chapter, the Rock Island Commandery and Kaaba Temple of Davenport. He also belonged to Reynolds Camp, M W A. Also surviving are two sisters - Miss Emma Johnston of Reynolds and Mrs James Y Johnston of Preemption - and a brother - Thomas H Johnston, of Bowling.

The Aledo Times Record, Aledo, Illinois, July 13, 1916