Obit: Johnson, Albert G. (1868 - 1921)

Contact: Mary Saggio

----Source: Owen Enterprise Owen, Clark County, Wisconsin November 3, 1921


Owen lot another one of its most respected citizens Sunday evening, in the death of Albert G. JOHNSON, aged 53 years, which occured at his home here. For more than a year and a half he had been in failing health and when he his trouble first began, he sought medical treatment from physicians here and then later went to Rochester for the advice and treatment of specialists but in all there seemed to be no relief, and his life passed on at about 9:30 o'clock.

A.G. JOHNSON was one of the pioneer residents of the city, coming here twenty-two years ago, when the city was yet unincorporated and the country around here a wilderness. He accepted a position with the John S. Owen Lbr. Co. at that time as a scaler and continued in their employ until failing health required him to quit his work. After being here two years he opened up an insurance agency and land office and did much in this line of work up until about two years ago when he disposed of his business. This work he attended to after finishing his days work in the lumber yards.

After being a resident of Owen about a year the District Superintendent of Sunday Schools of the Congreagational church came to Owen, and Mr. JOHNSON with his aid started the first Sunday School in Owen, holding the meetings in the school house. In later years he also would go to neighboring towns and preach and help in organizing churches and Sunday Schools. He was the Deacon of the Congregational church when it was organized here and has been an officer ever since. In starting the Sunday School he became superintendent and held that office for about fifteen years. His life work and social activities were at all times in the church and his efforts are greatly responsible for the success and growth.

In the passing of Mr. JOHNSON the church loses a good worker and the town as well. He was a member of two fraternal societies, the Yoeman and the Knights of Pythias, the later order attending the services in a body and taking charge of the funeral services at the grave. He leaves to mourn a wife and three children, two daughters, Leona and Dorothy and one son, Jerome.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, a short prayer being held at the home and services at the First Congregational church of which he was the founder at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. E.C. CLARK officiating. Burial taking place in Riverside Cemetery. The bereaved wife and children have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community at this hour in the loss of their husband and father.



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