The following list of names is taken from an autograph book belonging to Irene "Rena" M. Johnson, given to her on Christmas Day in 1883, when she was about 17 years old. Rena lived on Galloo Island in the Town of Hounsfield, Jefferson Co., New York, where her father, F. Byron Johnson, was keeper of Galloo Island Lighthouse from 1876 to 1906. Many of Rena's relatives, friends and schoolmates signed her book. In later years Rena made notes in the margins when some of them married or passed away. All names recorded by Rena in her book are included below.

        The decorative border, banner, and inscription used on this webpage are taken from Irene's original 1883 autograph book.

Design © Mark A. Wentling, 2004


 
Signer
Residence
Date
Relation
Irene's Notes
Austin, Eva F.
Theresa
26 Nov 84
friend
married 1890
Mr. Ackerman
Barney, M. M.
Belleville
1 Feb 87
 
married Carrie Martin
Oct 1887
Blount, C. W.
Sandy
Creek
4 Feb 84
 
 
Boomer, L. Dot
 
18 Mar 83
 
 
Boomer, L. Dot
Belleville
23 Feb 84
 
died Nov 1890
Boomer, Lillian
 
 
 
 
Bradley, Julia A.
Antwerp
4 Sep 83
friend
 
Bradshaw, E.
Schenectady
NY
10 Jun 87
friend
married April 1893
Chapman, C. M.
Belleville
4 Mar 84
 
 
Chapman, H. H.
Belleville
22 Feb 84
 
married May 1889
Nellie Sprague
Clark, Dennis H.
Belleville
7 Mar 84
 
married Aug 9-93
Belle Phillips
Dean, Florence P.
Watertown
17 Dec 84
friend
 
Dean, L. J.
Watertown
17 Dec 84
 
 
Durfee, C. B.
Belleville
13 Mar 84
 
married June 1889
May J. Fox
Fillmore, A. L.
Henderson
34 Feb 84
 
married 1896 in
Steven's Point, Wis.
Fish, Mary L.
Belleville
20 Feb 84
 
married Aug 5 1891
to C. M. Elderkin,
Chicago, Ill.
G., S. M.
Galloup Is.
Light Station
29 Aug 83
aunt
 
Gannett, Clara
Galloup Island
22 Apr 83
friend
married Dec 6 '84
to Wm Baker
Gannett, Clara
Galloup Island
20 Oct 83
cousin
 
Gannett, Ida
Galloup Island
20 Oct 83
cousin
 
Gannett, Ida M.
Galloup Island
27 Aug 83
friend
died Aug 17 1889
Gannett, Jane
 
17 Oct 83
 
married Oct 19 '83
to Frank H. Gill,
died Mch 15 1887
Gannett, W. E.
Galloo Island
21 Feb 83
 
married October 5 1894
Lois Lamira Eastman
Gill, Frank H.
Gallor Island
17 Oct 83
cousin
married Oct 19 1883
to Jennie Gannett
Gill, Frank H.
Greeley,
Colorado
20 Oct 83
 
 
Gill, Jennie F.
Greeley,
Colorado
20 Oct 83
 
 
Gill, Hugh H.
 
9 Aug 83
cousin
married May 1887
Minnie Conlin
Gill, J. E.
Galloe Island
1 Mar 86

grand-
mother

 
Goodenough, Morris M.
Pierrepont
Manor
5 Mar 84
 
 
Goodenough, M. M., Jr.
 
6 Mar 85
 
 
Gray, Sarah H. Tinker
"born in the city
of Honolulu on
the Island of
Oahu, one of
the Hawaiian
Islands"
 
friend
 
Hannah, Aunt
Clyde, N.Y.
1885
aunt
 
Hanson, May A.
Lorraine
17 Feb 84
friend
married Jan 1890
Hart, Catherine
LeRay
6 Sep 83
 
 
Hart, Ella A.
 
7 Sep 83
cousin
 
Hart, George B.
LeRay
6 Sep 83
 
 
Hart, M. Josie
Phoenix,
Lazoo Co.,
Miss
21 Aug 88
 
married June 2-89
R. L. Edmund
Harwick, Will H.
Jacksonville,
Fla.
30 Dec 84
 
 
Hayes, Mamie E.
Three Mile Bay
24 Nov 84
friend
married Oct 31, 1884
married Oct 1889
E. H. Lewis
Hicks, Allie E.
Ellisburgh
13 Apr 86
"your
daughter"
married N. H. Holley
May 1890
Holden, Kittie
Jamestown,
D.T.
 
friend
 
Holt, Auntie
Ann Arbor,
Mich
10 Aug 85
aunt
 
Horton, Bessie
Stony Island
21 Jul 88
 
picnic North Pond
chaperoned by
Irene Johnson
Horton, Frank
Stony Island
21 Jul 88
 
picnic North pond
chaperoned by
Irene Johnson
Hovey, A.
 
20 Feb 83
 
 
Hovey, Mrs. M. E.
 
20 Feb 83
 
 
Hovey, W. A.
 
20 Feb 83
 
 
Hovey, Mrs. W. A.
 
20 Feb 83
 
 
Howland, Amos G.
Black River
9 Sep 83
cousin
married
Carrie Slack 1890
Howland, Eunice R.
LeRay
7 Sep 83
cousin
 
Howland, J. C.
Felts Mills
7 Sep 83
 
 
Howland, H. T.
 
7 Sep 83
 
 
Howland, Phebe B.
Felts Mills
9 Sep 83
cousin
 
Jennings, Emma L.
 
30 Jan 84
 
married
F A Jackson 1885
Johnson, Anna Margaret
 
21 Jul 88
 
picnic North Pond
chaperoned by
Irene Johnson
Johnson, Clara E.
Galloup Island
20 Oct 85
sister
married Aug 12-91
to Charles Hart,
Bloomington Nebraska
Johnson, E. A.
 
 
mother
 
Johnson, F. B.
 
 
father
 
Johnson, F. E.
Henderson
13 Mar 84
 
 
Johnson, Mary A.
Henderson
12 Mar 84
friend
 
Johnson, R. M.
Galloup Island
7 Apr 86
brother
 
Johnson, Ralph M.
 
21 Jul 88
 
picnic North Pond
chaperoned by
Irene Johnson
Johnson, W. E.
Henderson
7 Apr 86
brother
 
Johnson, Anna M.
Galloup Island
11 Apr 86
sister
 
Jones, Anna May
Sandy Creek
21 Jul 88
 
picnic North Pond
chaperoned by
Irene Johnson
Kelsey, D. M.
Ox Bow
31 Jan 84
 
married Clara Bacon
Dec 1885
married Littie Bacon
Apr 1890
Kelsey, Mrs. D. M.
Belleville
13 Mar 86
friend
died Apr 1889
Kenway, Flora A.
Henderson
13 Mar 84
 
married Dec 25 1896
to Frank Bownett
Kilby, May H.
Galloup Island
6 Sep 84
 
 
Lawrence, Mary Gill
Galloup
20 Aug 85
 
 
Madagau, Jessie Newell
Des Moines,
Iowa
21 Jul 88
 
picnic North Pond
chaperoned by
Irene Johnson
McLean, Helle
 
4 Dec 84
 
married Walter Martin
Feb 1886
Metcalf, B. H.
Sackets
Harbor
24 Aug 88
 
 
Norton, Lulu G.
East Fishkill,
Dutchess Co.,
NY
24 Sep 85
friend
 
Ormsby, Cora M.
Belleville
4 Feb 84
friends
 
Pelo, W. J.
Belleville
27 Sep 85
"auntie"
 
Phillips, Belle
Belleville
4 Mar 84
friend
 
Phillips, Eliza A.
Belleville
5 Feb 84
friend
married to
H. H. Barney
Pope, Hiram S.
Smithville
4 Feb 84
 
married & divorced
Reade, Myrta E.
Watertown
13 Mar 84
 
married Oct 8 84
C. S. Adams
Richmond, Mrs. C. M.
Belleville
14 Apr 86
friend
 
Richmond, Mila
Belleville
10 Oct 85
your
"husband"
still
 
Rosenthal, Frank A.
Syracuse
NY
21 Aug 88
friend
died Jan 93
Denver, Colo.
Seeber, Clara
 
26 Sep 85
 
 
Stayt, Nettie
Ann Arbor,
Mich
30 Jun 87
friend
 
Swan, Marietta
Belleville
 
 
 
Tenney, Mary A.
Hancock,
N. H.
30 Jan 84
 
 
Walton, C. H.
Henderson
 
 
 
Walton, Mrs. C. H.
Henderson
Oct 83
 
 
Wheeler, Minnie B.
Belleville
6 Mar 84
friend
married
George Johnston
Oct 1886
Wilder, Dora E.
Smithville
30 Jan 84
 
married Mr. Englehart
Oct 1889
Willard, Erwin
LeRay
9 Sep 83
 
 
Williams, M. E.
Chester,
Vermont
6 Feb 84
 
married April 1890
Williams, Martha
Belleville
 
 
married April 1889
Mr. Sturtevant
Williams, Mary
Pierrepont
Manor
2 Feb ??
friend
  
Wood, Mamie E.
Woodville
5 Jan 85
 

married March 1889
Charlie Spicer


 

 
 
 
 

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