David Henry Johnston (1867-1937)

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David Henry Johnston
Johnst.jpg
Readmond Twp. Cemetery
Born: 19 Mar 1867 Pennsylvania
Died: 14 Jun 1937 Emmet Co., Michigan
Father: Robert Johnston
Mother: Margaret Machette
Siblings: Samuel Johnston
David Henry Johnston
Robert Roy Johnston
Francis Johnston
James W. Johnston
Spouse: (1) Mabel Buck
Married: 13 May 1902 Petoskey, Michigan
Children: Margaret Selina Johnston
Spouse: (2) Clara B. Pulver
Married: 22 Jun 1911 Petoskey, Michigan
Children: Clifford D. Johnston
David Henry Johnston

Obituary

Petoskey Evening News, June 1937:

David Johnston

Funeral services for David Johnston, well known Readmond township farmer were held Thursday afternoon from the Good Hart church with Rev. Clare E Olin officiating. Interment was made in Readmond township cemetery.

Mr. Johnston died June 14, 1937. He was born in Pennsylvania on March 19, 1867 and when seven years old went to Kilarney, Canada with his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Robert Johnston, where they lived for a short time before going to Walkerton, Ontario. From there they came to Michigan by boat landing at Cross Village in the year of 1873, where Mr. & Mrs. Johnston homesteaded 160 aces known as the Royal Arch farm near Cross Village.

In 1902 David Johnston was married to Miss Mabel Buck and to this union one daughter, Mrs. Rudolf (Margaret) Sterly was born. Following the death of his wife, he was married in 1911 to Mrs. Clara (Pulver) McFarland. During his residence in Readmond township, Mr. Johnston was engaged in farm and lumbering. About 4 years ago his health began to fail and he came to Harbor Springs to make his home with Mr. & Mrs. Sterly of Bluff Drive.

He was highway commissioner and a member of the school board in Readmond for many years. He was a member of the Modern Woodmen of American and had filled several chairs.

Surviving are Mrs. Sterly, David Henry Johnston and Clifford D Johnston of Harbor Springs and four step-children; Mrs. Harmon (Clara Belle) Wilcox of Traverse Street; Mrs. Mable Van Camp of Boyne Falls; Grant Frost of Nebraska and Archie Henry McFarland of Harbor Springs; and two brothers, Frank Johnston of Good Hart and Robert Johnston of Cross Village. Eleven grandchildren and g-grandchildren also survive.

Coming from away to attend the services were Mr. & Mrs. Frank Matchett, Robert Matchett and Miss Abbie Matchett of Charlevoix; Mrs. Van Camp of Boyne Falls and daughter, Mrs. Joseph Webber of Boyne City; Mrs. R Griswold of Clarion and Mr & Mrs. Douglas Clintsman of Petoskey.

Acting pallbearers were Seth Terpening, William Perry, George McNamara, George Kruzel, George Dunkley and Walter Readmond.

Sources

  • Variants: Johnson, born in Pennsylvania
  • 1880 Federal Census, Readmond, Emmet, Michigan
Johnston, Robert
, David, son, single, male, white, 13, CAN, At Home, PA, CAN
  • Marriage: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Marriages:
Johnston, David & Bush, Mable
Date of Marriage: 5/13/1902
Liber: 3
Folio: 139
  • Marriage: Michigan Marriages 1868-1925
Groom's name: Denis Johnston
Groom's age: 34 years
Groom's birth year: 1868
Groom's birthplace: Canada
Bride's name: Mable Back
Bride's age: 20 years
Bride's birth year: 1882
Bride's birthplace: Michigan
Marriage date: 13 May 1902
Marriage place: Petoskey, Emmet, Michigan
Groom's father's name: Robert
Groom's mother's name: Margaret Mathers
Father of bride's name: Not Known
Mother of bride's name: Not Known
Film number: 2342521:
Digital GS number: 4208661
Image number: 427
Reference number: p 668 rn 57
Collection: Michigan Marriages 1868-1925
  • Marriage: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Marriages:
Johnston, David & McFarland, Clara
Date of Marriage: 6/22/1911
Liber: 4
Folio: 116
  • Marriage: Michigan Marriages 1868-1925
Groom's name: David Johnston
Groom's age: 44 years
Groom's birth year: 1867
Groom's birthplace: Canada
Bride's name: Clara Mcfarland
Bride's age: 43 years
Bride's birth year: 1868
Bride's birthplace: Michigan
Marriage date: 22 Jun 1911
Marriage place: Petoskey, Emmet, Michigan
Groom's father's name: Robert
Groom's mother's name: Margaret Machett
Father of bride's name: Henry Pulver
Mother of bride's name: Rhoda Philipps
Film number: 2342692
Digital GS number: 4209152
Image number: 543
Reference number: v 2 p 257 rn 66
Collection: Michigan Marriages 1868-1925
Johnston, David
Born: 0/0/1867
Died: 0/0/1937
Burial: 0/0/0000
Cemetery: Readmond Twp., Harbor Springs
  • Gravestone: Photo by Jim Shearer