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Walter Neil Johnson[1]

Male 1897 - 1977  (79 years)


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  • Name Walter Neil Johnson  [2
    Born 2 Jul 1897  Medford, Taylor, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Fireman  [5
    Died 17 Mar 1977  Merrill, Lincoln, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 7
    • Holy Cross hospital
    Buried 21 Mar 1977  Merrill Memorial Park, Merrill, Lincoln, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 8
    • Plot: 172, Sub-division 1st addition
    Notes 
    • Walter N. Johnson, 79, 1608 W. Main St., Merrill, a former Merrill Fire Chief, died Thursday afternoon in Holy Cross Hospital, Merrill. Services will be held Monday in Schram-Wald Funeral Home, Merrill. Burial will be in Merrill Memorial Park. Mr. Johnson was born July 2, 1897, in Medford, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Johnson. He was married June 14, 1917 in Merrill to Laura Radke, who survives. Mr. Johnson was a fireman in Merrill from 1925 until 1942, when he became fire chief. He served in that capacity until retiring in 1949. A World War I veteran, Mr. Johnson was also a member of St. Stephen's United Church of Christ. His wife is the only immediate survivor.

      1920 US Census, Wisconsin, Lincoln, Merrill, Walter Johnson, 22, born WI, parents born WI, laborer sawmill, wife Laura, 22, born WI, parents born Germany,

      1930 US Census, Wisconsin, Lincoln, Merrill, Walter Johnson, owns home valued 2000, owns radio, 33, first married 21, born WI, father born Germany, mother born WI, truck driver line truck, wife Laura, 33, first married 21, born WI, parents born Germany

      1940 US Census, Wisconsin, Lincoln, Merrill, Walter Johnson, owns home valued 2500, 42, education H2, born WI, fireman city fire dept, wages 3120, wife Laura, 43, education 8, born WI [5, 9, 10, 11]
    Person ID I862  Mindrum
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2014 

    Father Lawrence Peter Johnson,   b. Jul 1871, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Olene Petrine (Lena) Olson,   b. 13 Aug 1872, Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 29 Nov 1893  Taylor Co., Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6, 12
    Family ID F297  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Laura Radke,   b. 1897, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1980  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 14 Jun 1917  Merrill, Lincoln, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 10
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2014 
    Family ID F982  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
    Johnson, Walter and Laura Radke
    Johnson, Walter and Laura Radke

  • Sources 
    1. [S13] Mindrum GEDCOM file imported on 25 Jan 1999 from Addy Monsen.

    2. [S351] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, www.ancestry.com.

    3. [S453] 1900 US Census, Wisconsin, Taylor, Medford, District 180.

    4. [S16] Social Security Death Index.

    5. [S1675] Walter N. Johnson obituary, The Daily Herald, Wassau-Merrill, Wis., 18 Mar 1977, page 4-.

    6. [S8152] Ancestry Public Trees, Greenman, DeHart, Johnson, Coates, Ect., www.ancestry.com.

    7. [S4581] Wisconsin Death Index, 1959-1997.

    8. [S6231] www.findagrave.com.

    9. [S8153] 1920 US Census, Wisconsin, Lincoln, Merrill, Enum. Dist. 113, sheet 4B.

    10. [S8154] 1930 US Census, Wisconsin, Lincoln, Merrill, Enum. Dist. 35-12, sheet 7B.

    11. [S8155] 1940 US Census, Wisconsin, Lincoln, Merrill, Enum. Dist. 35-12, sheet 3A.

    12. [S1674] Wisconsin Pre-1907 Vital Records Collection, www.wisconsinhistory.org.