Obit: Johnson, Frank (1884 - 1943)

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Surnames: Johnson

----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 11/11/1943

Johnson, Frank (1884? - 10 NOV 1943)

Frank Johnson, 59, a farmer living alone, three miles southeast of the city, died at the Marshfield, Wisconsin Hospital, early Wednesday morning, where he had been taken by county officials the afternoon before.

Johnson, living alone on his farm, was last seen Saturday morning, when a driver of a milk truck called at his place to deliver his mile check to him. After that nothing was seen of him, until the mile truck driver heard moans from his home Tuesday morning, when he called there. He tried to enter the house, but found all doors locked, and he then notified deputy sheriff, Eino Luomo, who in turn notified the county sheriff and district attorney.

An investigation was started at once, and Sheriff Ray Kutsche, District Attorney, R.F. Gaffney, and deputy sheriff Eino Luomo, forced their way into this home, and found him lying in his bed in an unconscious condition, suffering with cold. He was immediately removed to the Marshfield, Wisconsin Hospital for treatment, and it was found that he was suffering with a severe case of pneumonia, from which he expired that next morning.

It is thought that he had remained in his home since Saturday without any heat, for when found by officials, he had only removed his shoes and was lying on his bed still clothed, without any bed clothing over him.

He has no living relatives in this country that officials have been able to locate and it is now thought that funeral services will take place Friday afternoon.



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