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Kiron Newspaper Clipping – Wednesday, April 21, 1926

Albert N. Johnson - Passed On Last Saturday (1859 – 1926)

The messenger of death has again entered our midst taking a figure familiar on our streets. On Saturday afternoon, April 17, Albert N. Johnson peacefully and quietly slipped away after an illness of a couple of weeks at the home of his sister, Mrs. Adolph Salmonson.

Mr. Johnson has been in failing health for a number of years. About a year ago it was thought that the end was here but he recovered sufficiently to be about all summer and winter early in the spring he again began to fail and death came as stated above.

Albert was born in Småland, Sweden 16 Nov 1859 and at the age of 12 years came to this country with his mother and sisters to join the father who had come a year prior to that time. They located at Moline, Illinois. Here Albert grew to young manhood, following farming as a livlihood. In 1886 he came to this vicinity, farming in Ida and Sac Counties for a number of years. Later he and his mother moved to Kiron where they had their home together up to the time of the death of his mother, in 1920, when the home was broken up. Since that time he has made his home with his sister, Mrs. Adolph Salmonson and husband, who have given him loving care and devotion. At the time of his death he was 66 years, 5 months and 1 day old. He was a man respected by all, was of a kind, geniel nature and was true to his friends. After his health failed he spent more time at home but when able enjoyed the trips down town and the little talks and visits with his acquaintances.

The funeral services were held on Monday afternoon, after a short service at the Salmonson home, the body was taken to the Baptist church and the last services were held from there conducted by Rev. E. J. Nordlander. The body was laid to rest in the Kiron cemetery, by the side of his mother. He leaves to mourn, two sister, Mrs. Salmonson of Kiron and Mrs. Ed Eckman of Los Angeles, California, one half brother, N. P. Johnson of this vicinity, and a half sister in Sweden and a large number of friends and acquaintances.

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