Obit: Johnston, Charles Allen #2 (1858 - 1942)

Contact: Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Johnston, Ortmayer, Mathers, Schoengarth, Rahn, Mills, Olson, Peterson

----Sources: The Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 18 June 1942

Johnston, Charles Allen (18 Dec. 1858 - June 1942)

Funeral services for Charles Allen Johnston, 84, were held at Owen Saturday afternoon, June 13, the Rev. R. E. Ortmayer officiating.

Mr. Johnston was well known in Neillsville and throughout the county for his career as a public spirited citizen and for his industrious habits and shrewd business mind.

For many years Mr. Johnston was chairman of the town of Hixton and a member of the Clark County board of supervisors.

The departed was born at Bolivar, Pa., December 18, 1858, moving, as a child, with his parents to Ontario, Canada, where he spent his childhood and early manhood. He was there married to Mary Mathers on the 23 of day of May, 1883. The couple returned to the United States after their marriage, settling in Michigan in surroundings new strange to the young couple. After spending several years in that state and northern Wisconsin, the Johnston family moved to Clark County in 1910, settling upon a farm in the town of Hoard which they later sold to Clark County and which now is part of the Clark County Hospital property. They again moved in 1923 to a farm in the town of Hixton where they have since made their home. Mrs. Johnston preceded her husband in death, passing away ? November of 1938.

He is survived by his four children: George, Gladstone, Mich.; William Henry, Portland, Ore.; David Thomas, at homeland, Ella, Mrs. H. J. Layng of A??ery.

Among those from the county seat who attended the rites on Saturday were Judge O. W. Schoengarth, Henry Rahn, Calvin Mills, Oluf Olson, and Attorney John M. Peterson.



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