John Eric Johnson (b.27-6-1882 ..d.1968)

John Eric Johnson (1882 ...1968)

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Children :

1 . John William . Johnson . (b......)
2 . Bruce . Johnson . (b......)
3 . Garth . Johnson . (b......)
4 . Charlie . Johnson . (b......)
5 . Dahpnie . Johnson . (b......) m Henry Cook, (b......)
6 . Beryl . Johnson . (b......)
7 . Ina . Johnson . (b......) m Rany Tranter (b......)
8 . Nancy . Johnson . (b......)m .A . Bert. Farraway (b......)
9 . Myra . Johnson . (b......) m Don Black (b......)


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John Eric Johnson' Obituary
As it appeared 1968
The death occured recently at his home in Quarry Lane Ewingsdale of John Eric Johnson aged 86 years
He was born at Kilgin on the Richmond River . et the age of four years he moved
with his parents Mr. & Mrs. J .T. Johnson to their selection at Binna Burra. Nis father known as "Coodgeri Jack" was a Cedar Cutter. As a boy of 12 years Mr. Johnson carried the mail on horse back from Bangalow to Coorabell, Federal and Clunes back to Bangalow twice a week.
He told tales of aboriginals camped at Springvale Hall on the way to Lismore to a Corroberee . They came from Tweed and his father used to talk to them in aboriginal dilect. he also told of the hardships of the railway men putting the line through mud, bogging the dreys and horses and the women trying to cook and to get cloths dry in pouring rain.
He was one of the privilidge few to ride teh first train through Murwillumbah.
They later moved to Saddle Road, Brunswick Heads wher he lived for a time untill 1905, when he selected land at McLeods Shot, which he cleared and grassed for dairying.
Mr Johnson married Linda Beatrice Henry in 1911 at Burringbah. In 1930 he
leased his farm at Mcleod Shot and bought a frem at Quarry lane Ewingsdale where he resided untill his death.
He was a staunch member of the Church of England, haveing the destinction of living in the Parish of Byron Bay for 82 years, during which time he held offices of Vickars Warden, Church Wardenand a Synid representative
The Parish is now devided into four Parishes Eureka, Bangalow, Mullumbimby and
Byron Bay.
He was held in high asteam in the district.
He is survived by his late Widow, four sons and five daughters. John William (Pinjarra Western Australia) Bruce (Ewingsdale ), Garth (Byron Bay), Charlie (Ewingsdale )Dahpnie (Mrs Cook Uki Tweed River) Beryl (Ewingsdale) Ina (Mrs Tranter (Bilambil Tweed River), Nancy (Mrs. A . B. Farraway , Byron Bay ) and Myra (Mrs. Black Tin Can Bay Queensland).
The service was conducted by Rev R. Date at St Comlumbu's Church of England
Ewingsdale . Where a large attendence of friends and relatives paid their respect with numerouse floral tributes and a guard of honour of church members Pallbeares at the church were grandsons Barry and Ross Johnson, Peter and David Tranter and Gregory and Robert Farraway and at the grave side Garth and Charlie Johnson (sons) Henry Cook, Bert Farraway, Don Black, Rany Tranter ( sons- in law).
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