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Robert Johnson


Posted By: CJeanealogy (email)
Date: 9/19/2017 at 15:28:48

The Marion Sentinel Thursday May 26, 1904
Funeral of Robert Johnson.
The funeral services of Robert Johnson (colored), who died at the Linn County Home, Wednesday of last week, after a long illness, were held in this city at 4 P.M. Friday. Mr. Johnson was one of the old settlers of this county, coming north with the union troops at the close of the war. For a good many years he run a barbershop here, which occupation he had to give up on account of rheumatism. He had many friends in Marion, as was evidenced by the large crowd that assembled to pay their last tribute of respect to his remains.
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. T.M. Evans, of the Methodist church, while a quartet composed of Mrs. V.G. Shumack, Miss Blanch Kerr, J.E. Bromwell and Carl F. Reichert furnished the music. The pall bearers were old time friends of the deceased and consisted of Charles S. Berry of Cedar Rapids, C.E. Mitchell, Percy Griffin, George Vandercook, Al Ketter, Ed. Garretson, B.C. Busby and B.F. Johnson. The remains were buried in Oak Shade cemetery beside those of his wife, who died a few years ago.


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