Obit: Johnson, Floyd R. (1896 - 1921)

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Surnames: JOHNSON

----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 04/14/1921

Johnson, Floyd R. (1 JUL 1896 - 9 APR 1921)

Owen, Clark County, Wis. lost one of her most respected young men on Saturday afternoon of last week, when word of the death of Floyd Robert Johnson was received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Johnson, which occurred at a sanitarium at Stevens Point, at which place he had gone in June of last year to seek improvement in his health.

Floyd R. Johnson was born at Fairchild, Wis., July 1, 1896, and at the age of three years moved with his parents to this city, where he has made his home until the time of his death. He was educated in the Owen schools, graduating with the class of 1914, and the following two years was a student at Highland Park College, Des Moines, Iowa, where he studied to become a druggist.

After graduating from college he accepted a position with a drug company at Menomonie, this state, later going to Eau Claire, where he entered the employ of the Branstad Drug Co., at which place he remained until the outbreak of the war, when he entered the service. While in the service he contracted a severe attack of influenza, and was ill several weeks with this disease, from which it seems he never fully recovered. When discharged from the service he went to Chicago, where he sought employment in a drug store and there remained until failing health caused him to return to his home here, and after a short stay he entered the sanitarium for treatment.

He was a young man, 24 years and nine months of age, and was just in the prime of life and ready for all undertakings for a successful career when his life was taken from him. He was a member of the Masonic and Yoemen Lodges.

Funeral services were held at the home at 2:00 o'clock on Tuesday afternoon and from the First Congregational Church at 2:30, Rev. E. C. Clark officiating. The Masonic Lodge took charge of the body from the church and their services were held at the grave at Riverside Cemetery.

The high esteem in which the young man was held by his friends and acquaintances can only be estimated by the floral offerings. The lodges, American Legion, Aid Societies, Church societies and others each sending beautiful wreaths, while his friends went bouquets and plants which required a special car for the carrying of the flowers.

Those from away who came for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Tollard, Fairchild; Mr. and Mrs. Arvidson, Cumberland, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Kennedy, Butternut; Mr. and Mrs. Anderson, Plaza, N. D.; Miss Sophia Olson, Minneapolis; Mrs. Salter, St. Paul and Miss Ina Weirich, St. Paul. The out of town Masons were Alfred Kristiansen, Stanley; Wm. Tufts, Irving Barager and James Jensen, Eau Claire.



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