James Jerome Johnson Sr. (and wives)

May 26, 2009 at 8:35 am (Johnson Roots, Lane Roots) (, , )

Dorothy and Jim Johnson Sr. by you.

Dorothy and Jim Johnson

Jim Johnson Sr. was a truck driver, and he drove between Portland and Pendleton, Oregon. He would stop and eat at a restaurant in Sandy, where he met Dorothy Lane, who was a waitress there. They were married on October 26, 1940. Together they were blessed with 3 children. James Jerome Jr. (8-25-41), Dorean Marie (7-1-43), and Donna Mae Ellen (1-17-45). Sadly, Dorothy died on April 7, 1947 due to complications during surgery for thyroid problems.

The James Johnson Sr. Family by you.

Jim, Rose, Donna, Dorean, and Jim Johnson

Eventually Jim remarried. It is rumored that he married not for love, but to have a mother for his children. His second wife was named Rose. I don’t know much about her, not even her date of birth… Jim and Rose had two more children; Denise and Dolores. Dolores was a sickly child, and she died when she was four years old… Jim and Rose would eventually get divorced. I do not know what happened to her or Denise.

In 1974 Jim got married for the 3rd time to Luellen. Luellen was born on January 3rd, in aprox 1925. She had 4 grown children of her own, though only one survives. Her sons were killed in a car-train wreck when they were very young… They were married until Jim died after a motorcycle accident on September 12, 1984. His blood wouldn’t clot and he bled to death. (I think he had Luekemia)

1 Comment

  1. Phyllis Sexton said,

    What a surprise to find this site. I was googling Hayes County HIgh School and this was on pg. 10 of the choices listed.
    My mother, Geraldine Nickerson Glee, was a cousin to Gladys Mae Hillman through the Nickerson link. I was a small child when Aunt Mary lived in Hayes Center but I did not know Gladys except to hear my Mom and Aunt speak of the HIllman family.
    I will look on ancestry for more of your genealogy.

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