Mary (1859 - 1938)
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Surnames: Johnston, Mathers, Layng
----Sources: Owen Enterprise (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 11/17/1938
Johnston, Mary (31 JUL 1859 - 11 NOV 1938)
Mrs. C.A. Johnston passed into eternity Sunday morning after being rushed from her home Friday to the St. Joseph’s Hospital at Marshfield when she became very low. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon from the Griebenow-Weirich Funeral Parlors. Father R. E. Ortmayer officiated and interment was made in Riverside Cemetery. Mrs. Johnston was 79 years of age at the time of her passing.
Mrs. Johnston, nee Mary Mathers, was born in Ontario, Canada, on July 31, 1859, and was married to Mr. Johnston on May 23, 1883. After residing in upper Michigan and northern Wisconsin for a number of years the family moved to Clark County in 1910, settling on a farm in the town of Hoard, which was later sold to Clark County and is now the site of the county asylum. In 1923 Mr. Johnston and family moved onto their present farm in the town of Hixon, of which her husband is the town chairman.
Besides her husband, Mrs. Johnston leaves to mourn four children: Mrs. E.J. (Ella) Layng, Amery; William E., Portland, Oregon, George, Gladstone, Michigan, and David who is at home. Also surviving are nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Out of town relatives here for the funeral included Mr. and Mrs. Layng and their children Beatrice and Joseph, and Mrs. Ten Vademan and ?, Amery, Mr. and Mrs. George Johnston, Gladstone, Michigan, Mrs. Walter Rue, Clayton, Mrs. Phillip ?anske, Minneapolis, and Mrs. Renetta Scobie, Cleveland, Ohio, a sister of Mrs. Johnston.
Out of respect to a fellow member, the Clark County Board of Supervisors adjourned their session and the county officers attended services in a body.
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