NameJohn Henry Johnston
Birth14 Sep 1889, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Marriage17 Dec 1909, Rowan Co., Kentucky
SpouseMyrtie E. Caudill, 1C2R
BirthJan 1892, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth21 Jan 1911, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth28 Oct 1912, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birthabt 1914, Langlade Co., Wisconsin
Birthabt 1916, Langlade Co., Wisconsin
Birth19 Jun 1918, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth29 Dec 1920, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birthabt Nov 1925, Cook Co., Illinois
Notes for John Henry Johnston
John changed the spelling of his last name from Johnson to Johnston sometime between 1920 and 1930.
His WW I draft registration card, filed 5 June 1917 in Langlade Co., Wisconsin, records John H. Johnson, age 27, residence Polar, Wisconsin, born 14 Sep 1889 in Kentucky, married supporting a wife and three children.
His WW II draft registration card, filed April 1942, records John Henry Johnston, age 52, residence 13830 Emerald Ave, Riverdale, Cook Co., Illinois, born 14 Sep 1889 in Morehead, Kentucky, nearest relative Myrtle Johnson, same address, employer Ford Mortor, 12600 Torrence Ave, Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois.
Notes for John Henry & Myrtie E. (Family)
Rowan Co. marriage book 7, p. 55 records marriage of J. H. Johnson, 20, s/o R. E. L. & Hebe (b. Elliott Co.) Johnson, to Mirtie Caudill, 18, d/o S. & Cynthia Caudill, at Samuel Caudill's by W. T. Hall, witnesses Manda Caudill and S. B. Hall.
1910 census of Rowan Co., Ky, Brushy precinct, enumerated 23 April, lists on p. 5B as family #87/88:
Johnson, John H., 20, farmer; Myrtle, wife, 18, first marriage for both, married 0 years, 0 children.
The following household is that of John’s parents.
1920 census of Rowan Co., Ky, Morehead precinct, enumerated 9 Jan, lists on p. 5A as family #84/90:
Johnson, J. H. 32, Morehead police; Myrtle, wife, 28; Wm, son, 7; Irene, dau, 5; Marie, dau, 3; Grace, dau, 1. All born Ky Ky Ky.
The preceding household is Myrtle’s father and her sister Amanda.
1930 census of Cook Co., Illinois, Lyons township, La Grange village, enumerated 4 April, lists as family #2 at 37 N. Fifth Ave:
Johnston, John H., 40, age at first marriage 20, b. Ky Ky Ky, police officer for steam railroad; Myrtle, wife, 38, age at first marriage 18, b. Ky Ky Ky; William, son, 17, b. Ky Ky Ky; Irene, dau, 15, b. Wisconsin Ky Ky; Marie, dau, 13, b. Wisconsin Ky Ky; Grace, dau, 11, b. Ky Ky Ky; Olive, dau, 9, b. Ky Ky Ky; Frank, son, 6, b. Indiana Ky Ky; John Jr., 4 7/12, son, b. Illinois Ky Ky; Robert, son, 1 2/12, b. Illinois Ky Ky.