Ritzville, Adams County, Washington, USAAdd to Map
CIVIL WAR VETERAN
David B Johnson, whose death was mentioned in the last issue of the Journal was born in Parkway County Ohio on April 1, 1836. Bay an early marriage two daughters are living, Mrs. A. E. Elder of Barry, Illinois and Mrs. J. A. Smith of El Dora Illinois, two brothers and a sister also live in Illinois.
At Summer Hill Illinois on April 17, 1870 he married Eura J. Watkins, who survives him and of this union eight children were born, five of whom are living. Two sons, J. E. & A. T. are residents--three daughters; Mr. J. L. Lovett of Spokane, A. S. Lecher of Lind and J. D. Sellers of Bonner Montana, all of whom attended the funeral. For the past five years, Mr. Johnson has lived in the city.
Mr. Johnson enlisted in Company I 11th Missouri Regiment and served two years and 10 months during the Civil War. At the Battle of Corinth, while carrying the flag for the color-bearer, who had been killed, he received a shot through the lung. As a result of this wound, he was an invalid for 26 years, but of late the wound had not troubled him. Though he had been in poor health this past year and in the early part of the summer had spent about two months with a daughter in Spokane.
Funeral services were held in the Methodist church Friday at 1 o'clock, with Rev. Wm Hoskin preaching the sermon. Burial was in charge of W. B. Hazen Post 46 and Chaplin A. C. Leabo gave a touching address.
The Washington State Journal & Ritzville Times October 21, 1909 Courtesy of Sue Gardner & gapwork90
His father was Henry Johnson--mother unknown (Wash. Death Records)