Thomas C Johnston (I5258), 18371923 (aged 86 years)

Name
Thomas C /Johnston/
Given names
Thomas C
Surname
Johnston
Birth February 27, 1837 42 39
Birth of a brotherJohn Cool Johnston (I5240)
November 1, 1839 (aged 2 years)
Birth of a sisterEllen Johnston (I5259)
June 19, 1841 (aged 4 years)
Birth of a brotherRichard C Johnston (I5260)
March 21, 1844 (aged 7 years)
Marriage of a siblingWilliam C Johnston (I5253)Jane Gauley (I5786)View this family
March 9, 1853 (aged 16 years)
Death of a fatherJoseph Johnston (I5251)
1858 (aged 20 years)

Note: Died on-board a ship on the Atlantic Ocean
Marriage of a siblingJohn F Byers (I5785)Elizabeth Jane Johnston (I5254)View this family
February 25, 1859 (aged 21 years)
Marriage of a siblingLuther K Gilman (I5784)Dorcas Johnston (I5256)View this family
May 8, 1866 (aged 29 years)

Marriage of a siblingSilas Sprague (I5782)Ellen Johnston (I5259)View this family
November 8, 1866 (aged 29 years)
Marriage of a siblingJoseph C Johnston (I5257)Margaret Olivia Maggie Johnston (I4620)View this family
November 27, 1868 (aged 31 years)
Marriage of a siblingRobert Hutchinson (I4170)Sarah Johnston (I4910)View this family
February 1, 1870 (aged 32 years)
Marriage of a siblingJames C Johnston (I5255)Elizabeth Eliza Montgomery (I5772)View this family
February 28, 1870 (aged 33 years)
Marriage of a siblingJohn Cool Johnston (I5240)Rachel Ann Blakely (I4305)View this family
April 27, 1870 (aged 33 years)
MarriageElizabeth Gauley (I5783)View this family
February 27, 1871 (aged 34 years)
Marriage of a siblingRichard C Johnston (I5260)Jane Baird (I5781)View this family
November 7, 1871 (aged 34 years)
Death of a sisterDorcas Johnston (I5256)
December 31, 1884 (aged 47 years)
Burial of a sisterDorcas Johnston (I5256)
January 2, 1885 (aged 47 years)
Death of a brotherJames C Johnston (I5255)
January 29, 1885 (aged 47 years)
Burial of a brotherJames C Johnston (I5255)
January 30, 1885 (aged 47 years)
Death of a brotherWilliam C Johnston (I5253)
June 10, 1886 (aged 49 years)
Burial of a brotherWilliam C Johnston (I5253)
June 12, 1886 (aged 49 years)
Death of a motherJane Ann Gregg (I5252)
June 3, 1887 (aged 50 years)
Death of a sisterElizabeth Jane Johnston (I5254)
January 7, 1892 (aged 54 years)
Burial of a sisterElizabeth Jane Johnston (I5254)
January 1892 (aged 54 years)
Death of a sisterSarah Johnston (I4910)
January 26, 1892 (aged 54 years)
Burial of a sisterSarah Johnston (I4910)
January 27, 1892 (aged 54 years)
Note: burial service by Rev Westover

burial service by Rev Westover Grace Church Records

Death of a brotherJohn Cool Johnston (I5240)
December 24, 1894 (aged 57 years)
Burial of a brotherJohn Cool Johnston (I5240)
December 26, 1894 (aged 57 years)
Death of a brotherRichard C Johnston (I5260)
January 12, 1907 (aged 69 years)
Burial of a brotherRichard C Johnston (I5260)
January 1907 (aged 69 years)
Death of a brotherJoseph C Johnston (I5257)
June 7, 1907 (aged 70 years)
Burial of a brotherJoseph C Johnston (I5257)
June 9, 1907 (aged 70 years)
Death of a sisterEllen Johnston (I5259)
May 5, 1910 (aged 73 years)
Burial of a sisterEllen Johnston (I5259)
May 10, 1910 (aged 73 years)
Death of a wifeElizabeth Gauley (I5783)
March 23, 1921 (aged 84 years)
Death June 7, 1923 (aged 86 years)
Burial June 9, 1923 (2 days after death)
Obituary
Newspaper
June 29, 1923 (22 days after death)

Note: OBITUARY

OBITUARY DEATHS JOHNSTON - Thomas C Johnston, born in county Monaghan, Ireland, Feb 27, 1845, left his native land when he was 22 years old. The voyage was made in a sailing vessel, and it took six weeks to reach America. He came to Illinois and there worked on a farm. From thence he came to Poweshiek county Iowa, and for three years worked at farm labor here. He then returned to Mercer county Illinois, where on March 1, 1871, he was married to Miss Elizabeth Gauley. Bringing his bride to Poweshiek county, they located on a farm south of Brooklyn, where they lived for sometime. Selling that farm they bought near Deep River, to which place they moved and there resided until retiring from labors, they came to Montezuma to the late home where they rounded out fifty years of wedded life. On March 1, 1921, they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. On the 23rd of that same month the wife died. Since the departure of his companion, Mr Johnston had been lonely and depressed. He failed rapidly, physically and mentally. His children cared for him at home, did all that they possibly could - but it was necessary that he be taken to the hospital at Mt Pleasant, where he died June 7, aged 88 years, 3 months, 8 days. Mr Johnston was the father of five children, Joseph Casper and Thomas Arthur, both of Deep River; Mrs Abbie Carmichael of Brooklyn; and Clara and Tassie at home. There are four grandchildren. He was one of a family of eleven, all of whom are now dead. Mr Johnston was of a jovial disposition. He loved music, song and poetry. He was a fifer, and for years played the fife when occasion called for martial music. He could recite much of paraphrase of scripture even top his last days. He was a member of the Orange lodge at Deep River and almost word perfect in the ritual of the lodge. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church at Deep River, having previously had membership in the class at the place called Pleasant Ridge, where he was a member of the board of trustees at the time of building the church. His death marks the passing of another one of Poweshiek county's early pioneers. Soon will be gone all those adventurous men who turned this prairie wast into fruitful lands which yield abundant wealth. Their places will know them no more, but their works are established. The funeral was held at the Methodist church on June 9 the pastor, L H Landing, having charge of the service. Interment was made in the Montezuma cemetery by the side of his companion of fifty-years. - Montezuma, Iowa, Paper.

Reynolds Press, Reynolds, Illinois, June 29, 1923

Family with parents
father
mother
17981887
Birth: 1798Legnakelly, County Monaghan, Republic of Ireland
Death: June 3, 1887Poweshiek County, Iowa, United States of America
Marriage MarriageApril 14, 1820Clones, County Monaghan, Republic of Ireland
11 months
elder brother
18211886
Birth: March 6, 1821 26 23Corraghy, Rosslea, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Death: June 10, 1886Poweshiek County, Iowa, United States of America
23 months
elder sister
18231892
Birth: January 1823 28 25Corraghy, Rosslea, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Death: January 7, 1892Brooklyn, Poweshiek County, Iowa, United States of America
5 years
elder brother
18271885
Birth: July 1827 32 29Corraghy, Rosslea, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Death: January 29, 1885Keokuk County, Iowa, United States of America
4 years
elder sister
18301892
Birth: 1830 35 32Corraghy, Rosslea, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Death: January 26, 1892Bowling township, Rock Island County, Illinois, United States of America
3 years
elder sister
18321884
Birth: August 8, 1832 37 34Corraghy, Rosslea, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Death: December 31, 1884Brooklyn, Poweshiek County, Iowa, United States of America
3 years
elder brother
18351907
Birth: February 19, 1835 40 37Corraghy, Rosslea, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Death: June 7, 1907Iowa City, Johnston County, Iowa, United States of America
2 years
himself
18371923
Birth: February 27, 1837 42 39Corraghy, Rosslea, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Death: June 7, 1923Mt Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa, United States of America
3 years
younger brother
18391894
Birth: November 1, 1839 44 41Corraghy, Rosslea, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Death: December 24, 1894Lincoln Township, Poweshiek County, Iowa, United States of America
20 months
younger sister
18411910
Birth: June 19, 1841 46 43Corraghy, Rosslea, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Death: May 5, 1910Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois, United States of America
3 years
younger brother
18441907
Birth: March 21, 1844 49 46Corraghy, Rosslea, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Death: January 12, 1907Lincoln Township, Poweshiek County, Iowa, United States of America
Family with Elizabeth Gauley (I5783)
himself
18371923
Birth: February 27, 1837 42 39Corraghy, Rosslea, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Death: June 7, 1923Mt Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa, United States of America
wife
18501921
Birth: January 1850Preemption township, Mercer County, Illinois, United States of America
Death: March 23, 1921Montezuma, Poweshiek County, Iowa, United States of America
Marriage MarriageFebruary 27, 1871Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois, United States of America
Obituary

OBITUARY
DEATHS
JOHNSTON - Thomas C Johnston, born in county Monaghan, Ireland, Feb 27, 1845, left his native land when he was 22 years old. The voyage was made in a sailing vessel, and it took six weeks to reach America. He came to Illinois and there worked on a farm. From thence he came to Poweshiek county Iowa, and for three years worked at farm labor here. He then returned to Mercer county Illinois, where on March 1, 1871, he was married to Miss Elizabeth Gauley.
Bringing his bride to Poweshiek county, they located on a farm south of Brooklyn, where they lived for sometime. Selling that farm they bought near Deep River, to which place they moved and there resided until retiring from labors, they came to Montezuma to the late home where they rounded out fifty years of wedded life.
On March 1, 1921, they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. On the 23rd of that same month the wife died. Since the departure of his companion, Mr Johnston had been lonely and depressed. He failed rapidly, physically and mentally. His children cared for him at home, did all that they possibly could - but it was necessary that he be taken to the hospital at Mt Pleasant, where he died June 7, aged 88 years, 3 months, 8 days.
Mr Johnston was the father of five children, Joseph Casper and Thomas Arthur, both of Deep River; Mrs Abbie Carmichael of Brooklyn; and Clara and Tassie at home. There are four grandchildren. He was one of a family of eleven, all of whom are now dead.
Mr Johnston was of a jovial disposition. He loved music, song and poetry. He was a fifer, and for years played the fife when occasion called for martial music. He could recite much of paraphrase of scripture even top his last days. He was a member of the Orange lodge at Deep River and almost word perfect in the ritual of the lodge. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church at Deep River, having previously had membership in the class at the place called Pleasant Ridge, where he was a member of the board of trustees at the time of building the church.
His death marks the passing of another one of Poweshiek county's early pioneers. Soon will be gone all those adventurous men who turned this prairie wast into fruitful lands which yield abundant wealth. Their places will know them no more, but their works are established.
The funeral was held at the Methodist church on June 9 the pastor, L H Landing, having charge of the service. Interment was made in the Montezuma cemetery by the side of his companion of fifty-years. - Montezuma, Iowa, Paper.Reynolds Press, Reynolds, Illinois, June 29, 1923