Date of Death: 16 Dec 1909
Subject: John K. Johnson
Source: unknown St. Joseph newspaper, 1909

John K. Johnson, a Northwest Missouri Pioneer, died at his residence 2409 Angelique Street, at 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon. He was a retired farmer and had made his home in St. Joseph about 10 years. Prior to removing to the city he lived on farm three miles north East of town, upon which he settled 65 years ago, in which he owned at the time of his death.

Mr. Johnson was born in this state 85 years ago. In 1837 he moved with his parents to what is known as green place, north of St. Joseph, just across the Andrew County line. It was upon his marriage to Miss Mary E. Stephens, who survives him, that he located upon the farm in this County.

He was a member of the old "hard shell" Baptist congregation, which worships at Jamestown, Andrew County, … in the cemetery at Fairview, Andrew County, five miles northeast of St. Joseph, Sunday. Services will be conducted at the house by the Rev. Mr. Thomas, at 10:00 a.m., immediately after which the body will be taken to Fairview. Mr. Johnson is also survived by the following named children: E. Johnson of Nodaway County, this state; Mrs. Mary A. Poteet, of St. Joseph; Samuel, of Wyoming; Mrs. Nannie Lewis, of Oklahoma; and John F. Johnson, of Nevada, Mo.

The last named formerly was comptroller of St. Joseph, and subsequently was a member of the board of public works. John K. Johnson was respected throughout his long life for his honesty, his industry and his intelligence. His word, as the old saying goes, was as good as his bond, and he was looked upon as one of the community's most useful citizens.