John and Mary Johnson

May 18, 2009 at 6:04 am (Johnson Roots) (, , , )

John and Mary Johnson by you.

John and Mary's Wedding :: July 25, 1907

Bridemaid is Cordelia Tufford, (groomsman may be a brother of John).

John and Mary (Tufford) Johnson – 4th Generation

John Sigfried Johnson was born on April 17, 1883 in Rushford, Minnesota to Ingebret Christian Johansen/Johnson and Oleana (Running) Johnson. He died on July 3, 1945 in Lougheed, Alberta and is buried in Lougheed.

He married Mary Ellen Tufford (also called Ella or Ellie) on July 25, 1907 in Kensal, North Dakota. Mary was born on February 5, 1887 in Kensal, North Dakota to John and Mary (Vince) Tufford. She died on April 10, 1961 in Sweet Home, Oregon.

John and Mary, with their five sons, George, Loran, Wilson, John and James, came to Lougheed, Alberta in the fall of 1918. They lived on a farm of Mrs. Johnson’s sister, Mrs. B.J. McDonnell, in a sod house until their new house was completed.

They left Kensal, North Dakota in October, driving a Model T Ford to Provost, Alberta, where they got stuck in the snow. They had to leave their car and take the train to Lougheed, arriving on October 26. John went back to Provost in the spring to get the car.

John farmed until 1928, then became manager of the U.G.C. Elevator at Lougheed until 1935. Then he went to Alliance to manage the U.G.G. there. In the meantine the sons farmed the land. Then, in the fall of 1935, he had a sale and moved the family to Alliance.

In the spring of 1944 Mr. Johnson gave up the Elevator and took a trip to Whitehorse. When he returned in the fall he went to Provost to manage the Alberta Pacific Elevator, but his health failed and he passed awat at the home of his son, Loran, in July, 1945.

Mrs. J.S. Johnson bought a house in the country and had it moved to Lougheed in 1946. She resided in town until June, 1960, when she moved to Portland to be near her sons. She passed away in April, 1961.

John and Mary Johnson had seven children:

George Theodore Johnson
b. February 22, 1908 in Kensal, North Dakota
d. October 3, 1936 in Portland, Oregon

Loran Howard Johnson
b. November 2, 1909 in Kensal, North Dakota
d. October 25, 1950 in Lougheed, Alberta

Wilson Eugene Johnson
b. November 3, 1912 in Kensal, North Dakota
d. December 1, 1995 in Lebanon

Robert Eldon Johnson
b. December 24, 1914 in Kensal, North Dakota
d. January 7, 1915 in Kensal, North Dakota

John Morgan Johnson
b. November 28, 1915 in Kensal, North Dakota
d. March 28, 2006 in Sweet Home, Oregon

James Jerome Johnson(5th generation in the Tufford/Johnson line)
b. July 13, 1918 in Kensal, North Dakota
d. September 12, 1918 in Portland, Oregon

Evelyn Johnson
b. November 27, 1921 in Lougheed, Alberta
d. January 20, 1922 in Lougheed, Alberta



1900s-Early-Mr.&Mrs.J.S.Johnson by you.

Mary Ellen (Tufford) and John Sigfried Johnson




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