Shelby County

Charles A. Johnston

Male 1862 - Yes, date unknown


Charles A. Johnston

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 683

     who may well be numbered with the substantial and representative men of Perry township, Shelby county, O., resides on his valuable farm of 120 acres and is interested in local enterprises, holding considerable stock in the Farmers Telephone Company. He was born in Perry township, July 18, 1862, and is a son of Fielding and Rebecca (Stephenson) Johnston.
     Fielding Johnston was born also in Shelby county, while his wife was a native of Champaign county. She survives and resides with her son Charles A., but Mr. Johnston passed away some years ago, his burial being in Cedar Point cemetery, in Perry township. Three children were born to them, namely: Alice, who is now deceased, was the wife of Lewis M. DeWeese; and William A. and Charles A., twins.
     Charles A. Johnston attended the public schools of his native township and then gave his father assistance on the home farm, afterward rented it and  after the death of his father, bought the homestead and has continued here.  He carries on general farming and is one of the extensive hog raisers and  dealers of this section. His preference is for the Poland China breed and raises from 100 to 140 head a year and feeds many more. Mr. Johnston has a handsome residence and substantial barns and sheds and an air of pleasant thrift prevails. No large farm or extensive stock business can be carried on advantageously without hard work and sensible direction and Mr. Johnston appears to have completely understood the situation.
     In 1896 Mr. Johnston was married to Miss Alta Keesecker, who died in the following year survived by an infant son, Ray O. On June 1, 1904, Mr. Johnston was married (second) to Miss Edith Licklider, who was born in Champaign county, O., a daughter of William and Jane Licklider, farming people. Mr. and Mrs. Johnston attend the United Brethren church. He is identified with the democratic party and is a very active citizen in local matters and interested in all that concerns the welfare of Perry township. For seven and one-half years he served with the greatest efficiency as township trustee and has been a member of the school board for four years.

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