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A Moment in History The life of

The Johnson Family

Ida Johnson

B: 18 Jul1891 D: 4 Aug 1911

The tombstone for Ida Johnson is easily read and is in fairly good condition, although it has a crack across above her name. At the bottom of the stone are the words “At Rest”.

Death Certificate #26072 gives her mother’s name as Nettie ** Looney, Polk County, Missouri and her fathers name as Ed Johnson, Greene County Missouri.

Ida was listed as female, single, colored, and housework as her occupation.

Dr. Sumner of Strafford, Mo was the attending physician and certified cause of death as “pulmonary tuberculosis following measles”. Death certificate also verifies burial in Union Campground Cemetery.

On the death certificate date of death is 4 Aug 1912: however, on her tombstone the inscription reads 4 Aug 1911. Her date of birth also differs: on the certificate it is recorded 18 Jul 1892 but on the tombstone the lettering has 18 Jul 1891. A tombstone for her father is nearby; no stone can be found for her mother.

By Jean Gaffga Rayl 2010

**Note: In the 1900 census of Greene Co. MO. In the household of Edward Johnson and wife Nellie (not Nettie) and listed is 2 daughters, Ida & Ollie.