Buchanan County, Missouri

Johns, James E.
James Everett Johns
Long a Prominent Architect, Dies, St. Joseph News Post, Oct. 1, 1967--J. Everett John, St. Joseph architect, died Saturday night shortly before 8 at a hospital here. He was 72. Mr. Johns' health had been failing for several years and his condition became critical three weeks ago. He was widely known in Missouri through active practice of his profession and his service on the Missouri board of registration for architects and engineers. ....Known to his friends as "Duke", Mr. Johns was born April 25, 1895, at Brookfield, MO, the son of Isaac Thomas Susanna Sylvester Riley Johns.

He was a graduate of St. Joseph Central High School and George Washington University, Washington, D.C. In his last year of High School he worked as an apprentice architect in Rudolph Meier's office here. During WWI he wa a navy draftsman in the Bureau of Yards and Docks in Washington. ...He supervised work on the A.T. &T. building in K.C.... (Here it lists many building he built including those listed above and many more, this list includes residences)...Mr. Johns' architectual seal was No. 2. He was a member of the Rotary club, the Elks, the Knights of Columbus, the Country Club, and the American Institute of Architects.

Mr. Johns resided at 1102 Corby St. He had never married. His body is at the Meierhoffer-Fleeman mortuary. The only survivors are cousins and an aunt.
[Source: St. Joseph News Post, Oct. 1, 1967) (transcribed by Natalie Bailey), Submitted by Jerri Decker]

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