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Newspaper clipping dated 5 Jan 1941.

Reuben Johnson   Dies in California (1867 – 1940)

Word was received here last week from Joseph Johnson of Los Angeles, California telling of the death of his brother, Reuben Johnson of this same place. The body was brought to Denison and funeral services were held at the Bartcher Funeral home Sunday, January 5, and burial made in the Kiron cemetery where the service was in charge of the Kiron chapter of the American Legion.

Mr. Johnson had attained to his three score and ten, plus perhaps another ten years. His home, together with his brother Joseph, had been some four miles southeast of Kiron until a few years ago when they moved to California.

He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Johnson, and one of twelve children: Mrs. John Hedstrom (Alvide), Mrs. L. J. Ahlstrom (Hulda), Mrs. W. R. Whipkey (Josie), Mrs. John Anderson (Ruth), Mrs. Alfred Engleking (Amy), Mrs. Conrad Lindgren (Delphie), Joseph, Frank, Leonard, Oscar and Reuben. Of these twelve only three are left, Joseph, Amy and Delphie; one having passed away in infancy.

Mr. Johnson had served in the Spanish-American War and was laid away with military honors. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. A. Norton of the Denison Baptist church, 1 o’clock at Denison and 2 o’clock at the cemetery.

Joseph Johnson accompanied his brother’s body as far as Denison but felt unequal to the strain of coming to the cemetery. Many relatives and friends from near and far were in attendance, and the floral offering was beautiful.