Obit: Johnston, Rowena (1848 - 1916)

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----Source: Clark County Republican & Press (Neillsville, Wis.) 02/03/1916

Johnston, Rowena (28 JUN 1848 - 28 JAN 1916)

Mrs. William Johnston died at her home west of Neillsville, Clark County, Friday, Jan. 28, 1916, the cause of her death being paralysis. She was born Rowena Baxter in Quebec, Canada, June 28, 1848, and grew to womanhood there. She was married to Wm. Johnston Feb. 4, 1873 and the following June they came to Neillsville, settling on a farm in Pine Valley west of the city, which has been their home ever since.

Mrs. Johnston was a woman of rare good qualities, a good wife and mother, a helpful and kindly neighbor. She leaves to mourn her departure her husband and three children: Sam of Loyal, George of Circle, Mont., and Gladys living at home; also two sisters, Mrs. H.J. Kemp of Toronto, Canada, and Mrs. Wm. Hughes of Marlow, Canada; and one brother, Grant Baxter of Hillsboro, N.D.

The funeral was held at the home Monday afternoon, Rev. S.B. Pinney officiating.



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