Columbiana County, Ohio
Obituaries and Death Notices
Bessie Allison Johnson
Long Illness Claims Wife
Mrs. Virgil Johnson's Rites To Be Saturday
Mrs. Bessie Allison Johnson, 46, wife of Virgil Johnson, died Thursday at 1:15 p. m. in her home, 108 West Drury Lane, followed a long illness.
Mrs. Johnson was born in East Liverpool, a daughter of Harry Allison and the late Laura Mackall Allison. She was a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Women of the Moose, Eagles Auxiliary, Ladies of the Golden Eagle, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and the Daughters of America.
Besides her husband and father, she leaves a son, Robert G. Johnson, two sisters, Mrs. Sara Manges and Mrs. Mary Hawkins, a brother, Peter P. Allison, all of East Liverpool, and a grandchild.
Rites will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. in the church. Burial will be in Columbiana County Memorial Park.
Friends may call tonight at the Dawson Funeral Home. [Source: The East Liverpool Review, July 21, 1950]
Sonny Johnson, 75, of 807 Wood St., Wellsville, was pronounced dead on arrival at City Hospital Monday at 4:30 p.m. following an apparent heart attack. Mr. Johnson was born March 22, 1901 in Olive Hill, Ky, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Johnson. [Source: Evening Review, Page 4]
Oakland, O., April 9, ae. 52. He was the son of Catlit and Sarah Jones, who emigrated from Virginia to Columbiana Co., O., about the first of the present century. Catlit Jones accompanied Daniel Boone in his first adventure in Kentucky. On the occasion of the capture of Col. Boone's daughter and another distinguished lady by the Indians, Mr. Jones was one of the "twelve brave men" who volunteered and perilled their lives to rescue these young ladies from their savage captors. While with Col. Boone in guarding the " corn patch " against the Indians, he received a severe wound in the arm. He was also an officer in the revolutionary war. Afterwards he joined the Society of Friends, and resolved " to beat his sword into a ploughshare and his spear into a pruning hook," and was an acceptable minister in that society. Benjamin was also a member of the Society of Friends. He leaves two brothers, a bereaved wife, and eight children, to mourn his death. He was a general reader, and was familiar with the solid literature of the age ; was remarkable for the precision and extent of his knowledge of all subjects upon which he conversed. He took a lively interest in agricultural improvements, and by the judicious application 8f fertilizers and subsoiling had greatly increased the productiveness of his farm. He was the friend to popular education. He took a deep interest in the antislavery movement, and was a zealous advocate of the rights of man, and of the interests of free labor against the aggressions of American slavery. [Source: "Annual Obituary Notices of Eminent Persons who have died in the United States for 1858" by Hon. Nathan Crosby; John P. Jewett and Co., pub. 1859.]