Elmer Franklin Johnston (1904-1982)

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Elmer Franklin Johnston
Readmond Twp. Cemetery
Born: 6 Nov 1904 Readmond Twp., Michigan
Died: 30 Apr 1982 Petoskey, Michigan
Father: Robert Roy Johnston
Mother: Mary Elizabeth Sheffield
Siblings: Anna Johnston
Berta I. Johnston
Elmer Franklin Johnston
Robert Earl Johnston
Roy Melvin Johnston
Samuel Edwin Johnston
Irene E. Johnston
Edna May Johnston
Marvin J. Johnston
Spouse: Nellie R. Wyland
Married: 27 Nov 1930 Petoskey, Michigan
Children: Mary Johnston
Nelda Johnston
Juanita Johnston


Petoskey News-Review, Monday, May 3, 1982:

Elmer F. Johnston, 77

Funeral services for Elmer F. Johnston, 77, of Harbor Springs, were held today (Monday) at 2 p.m. at the Schiller-Gillian Funeral Chapel. Rev. Edward Warner officiated and burial was in Readmond Township Cemetery.

Mr. Johnston died April 30 at Little Traverse Division of Northern Michigan Hospitals.

He was born Nov. 6, 1904 in Readmond Township and attended the Sogonosh Valley School. He worked on the family farm and later on his own farm all his life.

On Nov. 27, 1930 he married the former Nellie Sheffield in Petoskey. The couple made their home in Readmond Township ever since.

Mr. Johnston is survived by his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Jim (Mary) Lang of Bermerton, Wash., Mrs. Lloyd (Nelda) Farrow of Tecumseh, Okla., Mrs. Anton (Juanita) Peterson of Harbor Springs; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three brothers, Robert Earl of Harbor Springs, Sam of Harbor Springs and Marvin of Petoskey; three sisters, Mrs. Berta Matthews of Harbor Springs, Mrs. Herb (Irene) Hickman of Petoskey and Mrs. Edna Swiss of Harbor Springs.


  • Marriage: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Marriages:
Johnston, Elmer & Wyland, Nellie
Date of Marriage: 11/27/1930
Liber: 4
Folio: 119
  • Death: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Deaths:
Date of Death: 4/29/1982
Liber: 1982
Folio: 140
Place of Death: Petoskey
Johnston, Elmer F.
Age: 77
Born: 11/6/1904
Died: 4/30/1982
Burial: 5/3/1982
Cemetery: Readmond Twp., Harbor Springs
Obituary: on file
  • Gravestone : Photo by Jim Shearer