Posted By:Dwight Spangler
Subject:Philip Henry (P.H.) Johnson, South Boston, VA
Post Date:November 14, 2012 at 08:32:55
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Forum:Johnson Family Genealogy Forum
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Trying to locate descendants of Philip Henry Johnson born August 26, 1872, died April 10, 1950 in South Boston, VA.

Obituary identifies him to be the son of P.L. & Betty Clark Johnson (possibly of Bedford, VA).

He was the husband of Mabel Hatcher Johnson born November 25, 1879, died July 16, 1963 South Boston, VA.

P.H. Johnson's children were:
Mrs. H.H. Waitt Jr. of Richmond, VA
Leonardh H. Johnson of Richmond, VA
P.H. Johnson Jr. of Pittsburg, PA

His brothers were:
Jim Johnson of Montvale, VA
Mrs. Irene Garrett of Montvale, VA
Mrs. Maude Garrett of Montvale, VA
Miss Lizzie Johnson of Montvale, VA
Mrs. Melvin Snead of Thaxton, VA

Philip H. Johnson held many positions while working for the Town of South Boston. The project that I am working on is his affiliation with the South Boston Fire Department. He was known to have been the Fire Chief there from 1906 to 1917. Primarily I am trying to find a picture of Chief Johnson for a permanent display that is available for viewing at the Fire Station.

Please e-mail me with information you may have to help me with this project.


Dwight Spangler, Deputy Chief
South Boston Fire Department (VA)