Ringgold Record, 1895
Died, Sunday, March 3, at his home in Wirt, Iowa, Wm. JOHNSTON, aged 83 years, 4 months and 11 days. Mr. JOHNSTON was born in
Sumerset (sic, should be Somerset) county, Pa., October 20, 1811. he spent his early life and to the date of his majority in the place of his birth. In 1836
he moved to Peoria county, Ill. He lived there until the spring of 1880, when he came to Ringgold county, and settled in Monroe township. When
seventeen years of age he united with the Presbyterian church. About two years since, he associated with the United Prebyterian church at Wirt.
He lived and enjoyed religion. He leaves a wife and five children, three sons and two daughters. The funeral took place from the U. P. church in
Wirt and was conducted by Rev. HANCOX of Tingley.
NOTE: Elizabeth (MURDOCK), wife of William JOHNSTON, was born on June 14, 1832, and died on June 28, 1908. William and Elizabeth were
interred at Oliver Cemetery near Ellston Ringgold County, Iowa.
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