Obit: Johnson, Solomon (1820 - 1909)

Contact: Stan 

Surnames: JOHNSON BASHFORD CARSKADEN

----Source: CLARK COUNTY REPUBLICAN & PRESS (Neillsville, Wis.) 09/23/1909

Johnson, Solomon (4 Mar 1820 - 19 Sep 1909)

Solomon Johnson died Sunday at the home of his grandson Herbert Carskaden, the cause of his death being old age. According to the family records, deceased would have been 90 years old if he had lived till the 4th day of March next year. He was born in Columbia County, N.Y. where he grew to manhood. Sixty three years ago he was married there to Betsy M. Bashford, who died May 9, 1907. They came west soon after their marriage and lived for a time in Dane and Dodge counties. In the early fifties they moved to Weston Rapids, then a thriving village two miles up the river from Neillsville. They bought a lot, built a small house and continued to live there long after the village disappeared. At last the old man became so feeble he could not remain alone longer and the last year or more has been cared for by relatives and friends. Mr. Johnson was a well meaning and honest man. He took an active interest in public events and when a young man was quite a political worker. He was one of the committee appointed to visit Ex-president VanBuren to induce him to make his second run for president. Mr. Johnson was a life subscriber to the Republican and Press, taking the paper when it was first issued in 1865 and remained on the list till his death. He leaves one daughter, Mrs. Geo. Carskaden of this city. The funeral was held Tuesday, Rev. W.P. Burrows officiating.

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Obit: Johnson, Solomon (1820 - 1909)

Contact:  Shar Wamsley
Email:  sjwamsley@aol.com    

I'm looking for the family of Damaris Johnson, b.1815 in NY. Her daughter Hannah (McIntyre) was born in Oregon, Dane, Wisconsin. I know that Damaris had a brother named Solomon. Do you have any more information on this Solomon and his family? Might there be a tie?

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Obit: Johnson, Solomon (1820 - 1909)

Contact:  Sue Paral
Email:  sueparal@aol.com

I don't think this is the same family. I haven't come across any of those names. If I do, I will keep you posted.

 

 


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