Minnie E. Johnson

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MINNIE E. JOHNSON, eleventh child born to Swan and Kjer­stin John­son, was born Feb­ru­ary 16, 1879, at Keatsko­toos, one and one-half miles east of Genoa, Nebras­ka.

Short­ly after her birth the fam­i­ly moved to a farm one and one-half miles west of Genoa, Nebras­ka, where she grew up, attend­ed school at Genoa, grad­u­at­ing from the Genoa High School. After grad­u­a­tion she attend­ed Nebras­ka Wes­leyan Uni­ver­si­ty at Lin­coln, Nebras­ka. She was in her seni.r year when she went west and was offered a school in Cen­tralia, Wash­ing­ton. Her Eighth Grade friend was the Super­in­ten­dent of this school. She taught school for sev­er­al years in Nebras­ka and Wash­ing­ton, final­ly going to Eugene, Ore­gon.

In Eugene Min­nie met and was unit­ed in mar­riage with Frank Bak­er, an archi­tect. They build [sic] a home at Seat­tle, Wash­ing­ton, and have lived there for many years.

Three chil­dren were born to them — Eliz­a­beth, Robert and Frances.

Eliz­a­beth is now Mrs. Howard H. Hardy, 5712 Green­wood Ave., Seat­tle, Wash­ing­ton.

Frances is Mrs. Dan Bon­nell, of 1549 Roo­sevelt Street, Pasede­na, Cal­i­for­nia.

Robert A. Bak­er is engaged in bank­ing in Alas­ka.


Min­nie had a stroke April 23, 1954

Eliz­a­beth wrote Sept 21, 1955 and told me her moth­er passed away — she was so shocked after los­ing Frances in Feb­ru­ary about 2 months lat­er Eliz­a­beth was so shocked to have lost her moth­er & just did­n’t write us. Min­nie is the last to pass away in this big won­der­ful “J.” fam­i­ly.

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