Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Newell Johnson and Family 1930

above from Laurel State Register Oct 31 1930

Jesse Newell Johnson (1898-1971) would move to the Lincoln Ave address and live there until his death in 1971.  He is buried, with his wife and daughter Lois, in St Stephens Cemetery.  He was a traveling shoe salesman for Endicott-Johnson for 40 years before retiring.  He moved here with his wife, Agnes Pryde Johnson (1903-1975) , his mother and two sons; Robert Pryde Johnson (1925-), Wesley Gibson Johnson (1929-1994) and their daughter Lois Ann Johnson (1926-1940).  In 1939 they would have a second daughter; Nancy Jane Johnson (1939-2006).   He was active in the American Legion, Church and was a town councilman. 

Their daughter, Lois Ann, died in 1940 at age 14 from an infection caused by a boil on her nose that spread to the base of her skull.  

Nancy would marry Wayne Fitzhugh.  At one time she was co-owner of Flowers By Hearns in Delmar.  She was a nurse.  She named her daughter Lois. 

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