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Salem Pioneer Cemetery ~ Elizabeth J. Johnson ~ part of the Marion County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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Elizabeth J. Johnson
MAIDEN NAME: Whitley AKA 1:  AKA 2:  AKA 3: 
BORN: 26 Aug 1819 DIED: 26 Feb 1897 BURIED: 28 Feb 1897
BIRTH PLACE:  Wayne Co., Illinois
DEATH PLACE: Salem, Marion Co., Oregon
IOOF - Mrs. Elizabeth J. Johnson, age 78, died at 307 Church St., Salem, of paralysis of the brain, widow of the late H. A. Johnson.
1880 OR CENSUS - Elizabeth J. Johnson, age 60, b. Illinois, is enumerated with her husband, H. A. Johnson, age 60, b. New York, occupation justice of the peace. Also enumerated in the home are John Earl, age 31, b. Canada, occupation farmer, and his wife, Rachel [daughter of H. A. & Elizabeth], age 27, b. Oregon.
She Was a Pioneer of 1847 and an Old Resident of Salem. 
Elizabeth J. Johnson, relict of H. A. Johnson, Sr., died at her Church street home yesterday morning at 7:45 o'clock, leaving six sons and a daughter and a large number of grandchildren and friends and acquaintances as mourners. Her maiden name was Elizabeth J. Whitley and she was a native of Wayne County, Illinois, the date of her birth being August 26, 1819; consequently she was in her 78th year at the time of her death. She was the last of the Whitley family of six children and also the oldest. 
On the 25th of July, 1841, in Pike county, Illinois, she was united in wedlock with Mr. Johnson and they remained residents of that state until April, 1847, when they started across the plains to Oregon, arriving in the Willamette valley on the 10th of September following, and Marion county claimed them as residents until Feb. 4, 1896, when Mr. Johnson departed this life. Mrs. Johnson sustained a fall from the front steps of her residence some weeks ago which caused her bodily injury and a few days later she was attacked with brain trouble which resulted in her death at the hour above mentioned. The children surviving her are George W., John C., William W., Hiram A. Jr., Samuel T., and Francis M. Johnson, and Mrs. Rachel C. Harritt. All but two - F. M., residing at Moscow, Idaho, and W. W, at Burns, Harney county - were at her bedside. The funeral will be held at the first Christian church at 2 p.m. tomorrow. Rev. H. A. Denton will officiate. 
Oregon Statesman 27 February 5:6 

The last sad rites over the remains of the late Mrs. H. A. Johnson, Sr., will be performed at the First Christian church, on Center and High streets, this afternoon at 2 o’clock, and burial will be had in Rural cemetery. Rev. N. A. Denton will officiate. 
Daily Oregon Statesman 28 Feb 1897 5:4.
Elizabeth J. 
Wife of 
H. A. Johnson 
August 26, 1819 
Feb. 26, 1897 
(north face of marker shared with with H. A. Johnson)

2nd Marker: "Mother"
IOOF Register of Burials
DAR pg 76 
Saucy Survey & Photographs
1880 OR CENSUS (Marion Co., E. Salem Pct., pg 31D)
OS 27 Feb 5:6 
DOS 28 Feb 1897 5:4
LOT: 921 SPACE: 3 SW S½ LONGITUDE: N 44° 55.190' LATITUDE: W 123° 03.009'

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