James F. Johnson

25 May 1852 - 20 Feb 1905

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James F. Johnson

25 May 1852 - 20 Feb 1905
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March 23rd 1855, I will here insert the births and deaths of my children up to the above date. James F. my third by my wife Janet, was born at my residence at the Fort Johnson, in Iron County, Utah Territory, on Tuesday, May 25th, 1852, at 20 minutes before 12 o'clock in the forenoon. [May 1855] The

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James F. Johnson


Hillsdale Cemetery

2650 E Road
Panguitch, Garfield, Utah
United States


In my Father's house are many mansions; Prepare to meet me in heaven; She was the sunshine of our home, IN MY FATHERS HOUSE ARE MANY MANSIONS - Prepare to meet me in heaven

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Wife of J. F. Johnson
She was the sunshine of our home, Wife of J F Johnson


July 12, 2015

Ron Haymore

June 2, 2013

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Excerpts from diary of Joel Hills Johnson - James F

Contributor: hydrobrain Created: 3 years ago Updated: 3 years ago

March 23rd 1855, I will here insert the births and deaths of my children up to the above date. James F. my third by my wife Janet, was born at my residence at the Fort Johnson, in Iron County, Utah Territory, on Tuesday, May 25th, 1852, at 20 minutes before 12 o'clock in the forenoon. [May 1855] The following incident occurred with my little boy James F. on our way to Great Salt Lake City: While riding in a carriage With wife and little boy, I heard upon the sudden The fellow laugh for joy, A hole was in the cover Through which a sunbeam came, The child who tried to catch it Was laughing at his game. But after many trials A tear was in his eye At this first disappointment His bosom heaved a sigh, I thought that many others This very game have played Had often grasped for sunshine, And only found the shade. Sunday 28th. [October 1860] Started early and met a part of my family about noon consisting of my two wives Susan and Janet and three of my sons, Seth, James, and Almon, who came out to meet me with Brother Thomas Smith. I then left my teams with my sons Nephi and Seth, and went on with my Family and Brother Smith who had a horse team. We came to Beaver and stopped with Sister Pratt for the night. November 4, 1865. This day my son James F. of 13 years of age received a very severe accidental gunshot of cut slugs in his right heel which cut the cord and bones of his heel mostly to pieces. Some of the slugs came out at the instep, this accident was very painful and heart rending not only to himself but the whole family. He was confined to his bed and to the house about six months before he could walk. June 22nd, 1870. Myself with three wives, Susan, Janet, and Margaret and my son James with two teams started for Salt Lake City and arrived at the City on the second day of July and stopped at my brother William D. Johnson's. July 9th. Susan, Janet and James started to go and visit our friends at Logan, Cache County. June 21st, 1876. Wednesday evening, my son James F. Johnson and Mary J Wilson were married at his mothers house by myself.

James Fife Johnson

Contributor: hydrobrain Created: 3 years ago Updated: 3 years ago

JAMES FIFE JOHNSON James Fife Johnson was the third child born to Janet Fife and Joel Hills Johnson, at their home at Fort Johnson in Iron County, Utah, on May 25, 1852. Growing up at Fort Johnson was a pleasant experience for the children as they played inside the fort. James, with the other children also enjoyed following the sheep on the hillside and picking currents and wild berries as he found them. Due to the frontier life of the time, schooling was restricted to a few months of the year, so James' formal education was limited. When 13 years of age, James was involved in a serious accident. An accidental gun shot cut the cords and shattered the bones in his right heel. Some of the slugs even came out at the instep. This was a painful ordeal for James to live through and a heart rendering experience for the family, as he was confined to his bed and the house for about 6 months before regaining use of his foot in walking. It was necessary for James to wear a special shoe with the heel built up to compensate for the parts of his foot that had been shot away. '. When 24 years of age, James and Mary Jane Wilson were married on the 21 of June, 1876 in Bellvue, Utah. Their first home was in Hillsdale and it was there that their children were born. During the period from 1877-1894 James and Mary were parents of7 children, 2 sons and 5 daughters. One son Joseph Elmer, and two daughters, Margaret Leah and Sarah Mabel died in infancy. The 4 children reaching adulthood were James Hyrum, Martha Janet, Mary Ann and Effie Mauretta. Due to the serious injury which James sustained, the special shoes he wore required careful workmanship. Gradually James took over the making of his own shoes. As time went on, he became an expert in shoernaking and used the skill as his chief source of making a living. Like his father, James was very skillful in the use of his hands and building shingle mills' became another profitable money-making activity in which he was successful. Most inhabitants of Hillsdale and surrounding communities had beautiful orchards and gardens, but occasionally a drought, severe storm or infestation of pests might cause a shortage of food. It was at such a time that Mary Leona Johnson Jolley remembered when food was scarce in their home and "Uncle" James sent a sack of potatoes to them. In retrospect, Leona Jolley's statement was: “It was the best meal I ever had in my life." James was recognized by his family and friends as a kind, generous and helpful neighbor. James Fife died on the 20th of February, 1904 at the age of 52 years. He was laid to rest in the Hillsdale Cemetery.

Life timeline of James F. Johnson

James F. Johnson was born on 25 May 1852
James F. Johnson was 17 years old when Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton founded the National Woman Suffrage Association, breaking away from the American Equal Rights Association which they had also previously founded. Susan B. Anthony was an American social reformer and women's rights activist who played a pivotal role in the women's suffrage movement. Born into a Quaker family committed to social equality, she collected anti-slavery petitions at the age of 17. In 1856, she became the New York state agent for the American Anti-Slavery Society.
James F. Johnson was 28 years old when Thomas Edison demonstrates incandescent lighting to the public for the first time, in Menlo Park, New Jersey. Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park", he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.
James F. Johnson was 35 years old when Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show opens in London. William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody was an American scout, bison hunter, and showman. He was born in Le Claire, Iowa Territory, but he lived for several years in his father's hometown in Toronto Township, Ontario, Canada, before the family returned to the Midwest and settled in the Kansas Territory.
James F. Johnson was 47 years old when Spanish–American War: The Treaty of Paris is signed, officially ending the conflict. The Spanish–American War was fought between the United States and Spain in 1898. Hostilities began in the aftermath of the internal explosion of the USS Maine in Havana Harbor in Cuba, leading to US intervention in the Cuban War of Independence. American acquisition of Spain's Pacific possessions led to its involvement in the Philippine Revolution and ultimately in the Philippine–American War.
James F. Johnson died on 20 Feb 1905 at the age of 52
Grave record for James F. Johnson (25 May 1852 - 20 Feb 1905), BillionGraves Record 15186510 Panguitch, Garfield, Utah, United States