John "Jonny" Clark Johnson b. 7 Nov 1863 Johnson Co., AR d. 5 or 28 Mar 1936 California Married: 27 Feb 1892 Paris, Logan Co., AR Buried: Johnson Cemetery, Logan Co., AR Father: John Adkins Johnson Mother: Mary Adline Lee
Wife: Mary K. Mosley b. 29 Jul 1871 Logan Co., AR d. 24 Jan 1959 Logan Co., AR Buried: Johnson Cemetery, Logan Co., AR Father: Sir John Parker Mosley Mother: Rebecca Walker
Emma Gaye Johnson b. Aug 1893 Logan Co., AR Married: 24 Mar 1913, Logan Co., AR
Husband: William "Bill" (B.R.) Richard Moore b. 21 Feb 1887 d. 27 Aug 1919 (tombstone) Buried: Johnson Cemetery, Subiaco, Logan Co., AR
Penelope "Neppie" R. Johnson b. 21 Mar 1899 Logan Co., AR d. 3 Oct 1986 Married: 4 Nov 1917 Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Logan Co., AR
Husband: Marion Joseph Redding, Sr. (MD) b. 7 Sep 1898 d. 19 Mar 1961 (tombstone) Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Logan Co., AR Father: William "Will" Jefferson Redding Mother: Pressiller Victoria Freeman
William Earl Johnson b. 8 Jan 1901 Logan Co., AR d. 17 Apr 1981 Married: 12 Feb 1922 Logan Co., AR Buried: McKendree Cemetery, Logan Co., AR
Wife: Mittie Pearl Friar b. 13 Feb 1903 d. 12 Sep 1973 Buried: McKendree Cemetery, Logan Co., AR Father: James M. Friar Mother: Voisie E. Rogers
Unige Ila E. Johnson b. 1909 Logan Co., AR d. 11 Feb 1973 Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Logan Co., AR
Husband: Clarence Robert Harris b. 7 Apr 1914 Ellsworth Twp., Logan Co., AR d. 13 Nov 2003 Paris, Logan Co., AR Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Logan Co., AR Father: Thomas Timothy Jefferson Harris Mother: Caldonia Isabella Howard
Omer Clarence Johnson b. 18 Jun 1916 Logan Co., AR d. alive, farmer on family land in Franklin Co., AR
Wife: Rosemary Wahl b. Nov 1919 AR d. ? Buried: b. 30 Nov 1915 d. Nov 1985 Hartman, Johnson Co., AR Father: Charles Frederick Wahl (AR) Mother: Augusta "Gussie" Kennedy (AR)
Robert Littleton Johnson b. 22 Oct 1903 Logan Co., AR d. 12 Jun 1993 Logan Co., AR Buried: McKendree Cemetery, Logan Co., AR
Wife: Mary Ola Friar b. 18 Feb 1907 d. 9 May 1991 Buried: McKendree Cemetery, Logan Co., AR Father: James M. Friar Mother: Voisie E. Rogers
----Johnny Johnson Family History----
Johnson's were Hard Shell Baptists, a religious sect one did not join but were born into sect. Evidently, the sect died out.
Some information provided by Omer Dee Johnson, John Sachs and Susan Fullbright.
Marriage Index of AR 1933-1939
James M. Friar b. 23 Feb 1877 d. 17 Oct 1956 Voisie E. Rogers b. 30 Nov 1882 d. 30 Dec 1933 more on rootsweb
Child of Earl Johnson & Pearl Frier: Jerald Kenneth Johnson b. 8 Jan 1925 Paris, Logan Co., AR d. 1950. Wife: Willa Dean Redding b. 10 Sep 1926 Paris, Logan Co., AR
Charles Frederick Wahl b. 13 Dec 1894 AR d. 20 Sep 1968 Denver, Chaffee Co., CO (employed coal operation 1930 Paris, AR. Wife: Augusta "Gussie" Kennedy b. 1897 AR d. Denver, CO. Children: Harold E., Rosemary, Dorothy Mae, Vera Mae F., & Charles (more on rootsweb)
1920 USFC: Paris, Logan Co., AR: Maron (as spelled) Redden b. abt 1899, age 21, Wife: Neppie
1910 USFC: San Francisco, SF Co., CA: Frederick Wahl, wife: Augusta
1920 USFC: Denver, Chaffee Co., CO:
Charles Wahl, 66, b. abt 1854 wife: Augusta K.
T.T.J. Harris in 1880, 1900, 1910 Ellsworth Twp., Logan Co., AR. 1920 Scranton, River Twp., Logan Co., AR, & 1930 District 29, Paris, Logan Co., AR. He was a teamster, farmer, and well driller.
Thomas Timothy Jefferson Harris b. 16 Apr 1873 Ellsworth Twp., Logan Co., AR d. 2 Jun 1931 Logan Co., AR Buried: Oakwood Cemetery Wife: Caldonia Isabella Howard b. 2 Feb 1874 AR d. 28 Mar 1960 Ft. Smith, Sebastian Co., AR Buried: Oakwood Cemetery. more on rootsweb
1920 USFC: Scranton, Logan Co., AR:Harris, Thos. J., 46, AR AR TN
Isabell, 45, AR TN AL
Uthas, 23, AR AR AR
Freeda, 15, AR AR AR
Neta, 13, AR AR AR
Hazel, 9, AR AR ARClarence Harris, 5, AR AR AR Dana, 2 8/12, AR AR AR
Clarence Robert Harris wife: Ila in 1920 USFC: Scranton, River Twp., Logan Co., AR; & 1930 USFC: District 29, Paris, Logan Co., AR
The Paris Express, dated 30 Oct 1930, “Mr. Earl & Robert Johnson and family visited friends and relatives before departing to Mansfield, MO. They are employed with Maxwell Bridge Construction Company”.
The Paris Express, dated 9 Jan 1930, “The Harmony Community column, Miss Ila Johnson, who worked at the Paris bakery, returned home Sat.”.
The Paris Express, dated 5 Jan 1933, “Mrs. Voisey Rogers Friar, 50, lifelong resident of Logan County & wife of James Friar, well known farmer, died at family residence near Paris, Friday, 30 Dec 1932. Mrs. Friar was a daughter of W. A. Rogers. Survivors: husband, Son: Otis Friar, of home. Daughters: Mrs. Grace Featherston, Tulsa, Mrs. Pearl Johnson, Mrs. Goldie Carter & Mrs. Ola Johnson, all of Paris. Brothers: Bud Rogers, Scranton & Harvey June Rogers, Paris. Sisters: Mrs. Etta Ray, Griffithville, AR & Mrs. Joe Davis, Tulsa, OK. Funeral service held at McKendree Cemetery. Six nephews served as pallbearers”.
The Paris Express, dated 5 Apr 1936, “John Clark Johnson, 72, died last Sunday at home in Johnson Township. He was a lifelong resident of the county, To his friends and neighbors he was known as “Uncle John” and will be greatly missed. Survivors: Wife, Mrs. Mary Johnson. Sons: Earl & Robert, both of Paris, & Clarence of the home. Daughters: Mrs. Neppie Redding, Paris, & Miss Ila Johnson of the home. Sister: Mrs. Jay Wafer Dodson, Greasy Valley. Funeral services at Johnson Cemetery”.
The Paris Express, dated 6 Dec 1945, "Mr. & Mrs. Robert Johnson’s & daughter, Betty Sue, near Paris visited mother, Mrs. J. C. Johnson".
The Paris Express, dated 10 Jan 1946, William Jefferson "Will" Redding, 78, died at home Wednesday 10:45am. He was born in Greasy Valley, 3 Mar 1867, a retired farmer, and was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors: Wife, Victoria Freeman, daughters: Mrs. Charles C. Lee, Mrs. Vera Ritchie, both of Paris. Son: Marion Redding, MD, of (Ouachita County) Camden. Sister: Mrs. Mollie Dewitt, Whorton, TX". Laid to rest (Will & Victoria) at Oakwood Cemetery, Paris, Logan Co., AR
The Paris Express, dated 12 Jan 1948, “Ed Mosley, 79, died Sunday in Benton Hospital. He was born in GA, 10 Jun 1869. He came to AR as a boy, & resided in Paris & in Subiaco. Survivors: Sons: Nubert Mosley, Paris, Roscoe Mosley, Harford, IL & John Mosley, Russellville. Daughters: Mrs. W. H. Wiggins, Springdale, Mrs. Obie Hibbs & Mrs. Herman Cameron, Subiaco, Mrs. Estil Tritt, New Blaine & Mrs. Laura Boswell, Russellville. Sisters: Mrs. John Clark (Mary K.) Johnson & Mrs. Babe (Martha Elizabeth) Lee, Paris. Funeral services at Moore Cemetery”.
The Paris Express, dated 29 Dec 1952, “Mr. & Mrs. Earl Johnson spent Christmas Day in Broken Bow, OK with their daughter, Mrs. David Pile & family”.
The Paris Express, dated 29 Dec 1952, “Donna Joyce Johnson of Ft. Smith is visiting her grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Earl Johnson & Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Redding”.
The Paris Express, dated 29 Dec 1952, “Mr. & Mrs. Clarence Johnson & son, Grant, left Sun. for their home in Amarillo, TX after a visit with his mother, Mrs. John Clark Johnson & relatives”.
The Paris Express, dated 2 Aug 1956, “Mrs. John Clark Johnson, of Paris, was honored Sunday on her 85th birthday, at a picnic dinner at City Park. Members of the family attending: Mr. & Mrs. Clarence Harris, Mrs. Neppie Redding, Mr. & Mrs. Earl Johnson, & Mr. & Mrs. Robert Johnson, all of Paris. Mr. & Mrs. Clarence Johnson & son, Grant, Van Buren”.
The Paris Express, dated 15 Jan 1959, “Mrs. Neppie Redding returned Sun. from a visit with her daughter, Mrs. Artie Parks & Dr. Parks, Greenville, MS & another daughter, Mrs. Andy Swain, Dr. Swain, & son, El Dorado. The Swains & Mrs. Redding traveled to Blythe, CA and visited Mr. & Mrs. Walter Freeman & Voisie Horton. They visited Carlsbad Caverns & other points of interest in NM & Old NM. On to Phoenix, AZ on a business trip & visited Mr. & Mrs. Tommy Raney & children, Margaret Ann & Tommie Joe”.
The Paris Express, dated 14 Feb 1973, "obit for Ila Harris, died at home in Paris, aged 63. Husband: Clarence Harris. Three brothers: Earl and Robert Johnson, both of Paris, and Clarence Johnson, Mansfield. Sister: Neppie Redding, Paris. Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Logan Co., AR. Pallbearers: Wilmer Mosley, Hubert Morris, Bob Rogers, Bud Hickman, Elmer Rogers, and Dennis Freeman".
The Paris Express, dated 13 Aug 1973, society column, "A gathering to visit Fay Lee, from Judy Lee and children, Michael & Lesa, Rich Mountain and Mr. & Mrs. Clarence Harris, Paris".
The Paris Express, dated 17 Sep 1973, "Obit Mittie Pearl Johnson, Paris, aged 70 years, at Ft. Smith Hospital, Husband: Earl Johnson. One daughter: Mrs. David Pile, Nashville. Sisters: Mrs. Ray Featherson, Camarellio, California. Mrs. Pete Carter and Mrs. Robert Johnson, Paris. Pallbearers: Herbert Friar, Charlie Hardgraves, Raymond Henson, Finis Featherston, Russell Featherston and Byron Carl Mosley".
Franklin Co., AR Times, 25 Aug 2010, Omer Clarence Johnson Heading past Jonesboro, just crossing over the Franklin-Colbert line, chances are a person can either hear the noise or see a man on a bright orange tractor cutting grass in the middle of the day. People may be shocked to find out the man behind the wheel is 99-year-old Omer Johnson. Johnson has lived pretty much in the same spot all his life and believes “it is the best place to live in the U.S.” Johnson is now approaching 100 and has no plans of slowing down. “I worked at TVA for 40 something years and worked at Reynolds for one,” he said. “I’ve never been out of a job. I’m always trying to do something.” Johnson mostly works around his home and with his home sitting on top of a hill and a number of acres to keep in tip-top shape, he believes there is always something to do. “I have always lived on a farm,” he said. “I took over around 481 acres of land when my daddy passed away, so I’ve always had something to do.” Johnson said working around machinery all his life has really took a toll on his hearing in his right ear, but in a conversational setting a person can tell his mind is still sharp. Johnson enjoys telling funny stories of his past experiences in the 1930s and 1950s and said he can remember them “as if they happened yesterday.” Johnson believes he has made it to 99 years of age simply through the grace of God. “I couldn’t do it without him,” he said. “I joined the church at 17 on a Thursday. It was a dry year, a dry August that year.” He tells of his fondest memories of church baptism services. “My pastor had been baptizing people in the river and one year the creek got to where it wasn’t deep enough, so I told the pastor that my dad had a pond and he could continue with the services there,” Johnson said. “There were three to join at the water with Br. Fowler to baptized 21 people. After a few, he got tired so he asked me to dunk people. I told him I wasn’t no preacher, I didn’t have the authority to do that. “Later that day, Br. Fowler asked me where in the world did my dad hide the ice in the pond, because the water was freezing cold.” Another fond memory was growing watermelons & eating ice cream, two things he still enjoys. “I’ve seen watermelons grow on top of each other,” he said. “Back then nothing really bothered the watermelon patch so you could grow a bunch of them and they would still be in one peace. I remember plowing all day and into the night one time planting an acre each at Scotchler, Stone Mountain, Dixie Queen & Wonder. There were over 15,000 melons in the patch. The truck driver made 13 trips, hauling the melons north to sell. I believe I’ve had more fun selling watermelons than anyone in the world.” Johnson said he has witnessed many “firsts” in Russellville, but the one that sticks out of his mind the most is the first airplane in Russellville. “It was a sight to see,” he said. “No one had ever seen an aircraft come to the area before, it was just an experience I’ll never forget.” Johnson said 11 years ago on Oct. 17 he had a brush with death as he walked up on a Japanese hornets nest on his property. “64 Japanese hornets stung me all over my body that day,” he said. “I like to have died. I ate crackers and drank buttermilk for weeks until I could get back on my feet.” Johnson said he has pretty much experienced everything there is to experience in his long life, but he is always up for new experiences and if he could do anything in the world he would probably “go to the moon.” So if you are ever driving down through Johnson’s neck of the woods, just give him a wave and chances are, if he sees you, he will give you a thumbs up as he keeps driving his Kubota as he works on his land.