Obit: Johnson, Lydia (1837 - 1907)
Surnames: JOHNSON WILLARD
----Source: HUMBIRD ENTERPRISE (Humbird, Clark County, Wis.) 06/01/1907
Johnson, Lydia (11 OCT 1837 - 24 MAY 1907)
After a short illness with pneumonia, Mrs. J. W. Johnson passed peacefully away Friday morning, May 24, 1907. She had been in feeble health nearly all of the winter, but had kept about her household duties, faithfully administering to the wants of those about her.
Lydia A. Willard was born Oct. 11, 1837, at Pike, Allegheny Co., N.Y. When quite young she moved with her parents to Ohio, where they lived for a few years, and from there moved to Greenfield, Erie Co., Pa., where she was married May 28, 1854, to James Wilson Johnson, and in October ot the same year they came to Black River Falls, Wis., residing there one years, and then moved to Hixton, where they lived until 1885. In that year they came to Humbird, Clark County, Wis., and since have made this place their home.
To Mr. and Mrs. Johnson were born nine children, eight sons and one daughter, six of whom have preceded their mother to the other world. Three sons, George W., and J. Cole, of this place, and Henry L. of Osseo, and the aged husband, survive to mourn the loss of a faithful wife and loving mother, and the community laments the loss of a kind-hearted, cheerful and self-sacrificing neighbor.
She was converted in the month of June 1858, under the ministry of Rev. J. N. Cady, then pastor of the M. E. Church at Hixton, and in her death the church has lost one of its most active and faithful communicants, and eternity alone will reveal her value in service and soul winning to the Kingdom of God, for she faithfully employed her talents until the final summons came.
The funeral services were held at the M. E. Church at 9:30 last Sunday morning, being conducted by the pastor, Rev. B. C. Sills, and the interment was in the family lot in the Pole Grove Cemetery near Hixton.
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