East Liberty Echo Friday July 7, 1911
Uncle Hiram Johnson passed away, Monday morning after an illness of some length, at the age of 86 years. Funeral services were conducted at the home in this place, Tuesday afternoon, by Rev. Skidmore. Burial was made at Zanesfield. The life sketch follows.
Hiram Johnson was born in Wayne Co., O., August 11, 1824, departed this life July 3rd 1911 aged 86 years 10 months 22 days.
Hiram Johnson was the son of Robert and Catherine (Harris) Johnson, natives of Penn. Our subject was the oldest son and second child of a family of 15 children. He was married October 1845 to Caroline Pollock of Richland Co., O., to this union 10 children were born of whom 6 survive, Miss Mary E., Mrs. D.M. Marquis, Mrs. Emma Wirick, of Everett Washington, Mrs. C.M. Cronkleton, Elmer of Zanesfield and R.F. Johnson west of town. Hiram Johnson was of Scotch, Irish descent. The paternal grandfather of our subject, Wm. Johnson was born in the Emerald Isle, but came to America when a young man and located in Penn., where he met and married his wife. He died at the ripe age of 87 years. He was a strict member of what is now the United Presbyterian Church and was deeply interested in a religious work. He served in the war of 1812. His wife was also born in Ireland and died on the Homestead in Knox County.
Our subject's maternal grandfather, Warren Harris was a native of Va., and in that state grew to years of disgretion and in 1811 came to Ohio settling in Wayne Co., there he received his final summons, when 66 years of age. Robert Johnson, father of our subject was born April 18, 1800. He was a merchant and blacksmith and sickle maker by trade. Hiram Johnson received the rudiments of his education in the town of Oraville, in a little log school house which he attended two years, and then finished scholastic training in Richland Co. in 1849 he located one mile north of Zanesfield on a rented farm. He has resided in Logan County since....Hiram Johnson, while not a member of any church or creed was a firm believer in the Christian faith, and was always ready to help those in distress. He was a powerful man from a physical standpoint and was always ready and willing to take care of himself. In politics he was a stalwart Republican. He was a Self-made man in every sense of that much about terms and merits the respect others.
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