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Johnson Family Photographs

Some of these photographs are newly discovered.  Dates may be estimated.


A mother and her daughters.  Seated left is Dessie (Walters) Johnson, seated right is Jennie (Johnson) Fife, with Alice (Johnson) Hawkins standing.  Photo taken about 1905.


Hadessah "Dessie" Johnson (seated left) and John C. Johnson (seated right) with Alice Johnson and her children about 1908.



John C. Johnson, Earl, Robert  H. about 1908. Names taken from what is written on original image.  But this could be Robert Wilson Johnson in the middle.


Francis Johnson about 1908.



Cousins in 1915. From left to right; Irvin Miller, Homer Miller, Francis Leo Johnson and Eva Lucille Johnson.


Eva Lucille Johnson with brother Francis Leo Johnson about 1913.



Richard Alonzo Johnson (Photo courtesy of Joy Eiseler)


Oliver A. and Mary Elizabeth (Johnson) Smith (Photo courtesy of Joy Eiseler)



Harry E. Fife, husband of Jennie (Johnson) Fife (Photo courtesy of Joy Eiseler)


Robert Wilson Johnson (Photo courtesy of Joy Eiseler)



John Gilbert Johnson (Photo courtesy of Joy Eiseler)


Minerva Margaret (Paxson) Johnson (Photo courtesy of Joy Eiseler)



Ruth Arlene (Johnson) Hewitt and Edith Nathalie (Johnson) Hutchinson. The Johnson Sisters were musicians who performed for various radio programs in the Midwest in the 1940s through the 1960s.


Mary Jane Johnson. The Johnson Sisters were (are) the daughters of Marvin Lemoine Johnson and Edith Nathalie Haynes.


Schoolhouse in Gladwin Township, Gladwin County, MI in 1912.  Francis Johnson is the barefooted Huck Finn looking kid in the front row.


Schoolhouse in Gladwin Township, Gladwin County, MI in 1913.  Francis Johnson is the tallest boy in the back row toward the right.  Francis loved school but his father, Cassius Johnson made him quit when he was 15 in order to help on the farm.



Cassius Wilbur Johnson with daughter Eva Lucille in 1919.


Believed to be an auction at the Johnson's home in Gladwin, MI after John C. Johnson's death in 1923.



Dessie Johnson (seated), Jennie (Johnson) Fife, Robert Wilson Johnson and  John C. Johnson.  An unknown girl leans over the porch in background.


John C. and Dessie Johnson about 1920.



Stocking the ice house about 1920.


The Johnson farm on Nickless Road in Gladwin Township, Gladwin County, MI.



Home of Harry E. and Jennie (Johnson) Fife in Lansing, MI about 1926.



Eva Johnson in 1921 and again in 1928.


Lucille Gauthier, Francis Johnson and Helen (Gedney) Johnson on a windy day in 1928.


A visit to Uncle Richard and Aunt Alice Hawkins in Fort Wayne, IN in 1928.  From left to right are Helen (Gedney) Johnson, Francis Johnson with Richard Hawkins holding Geraldine Johnson.



Helen (Gedney) Johnson, Christmas 1940. Note the ghostly image of the family dog, Sleepy, below right.


And Francis Johnson, Christmas 1940.



Lillian Rebecca (Miller) Johnson about 1950.


Geraldine Johnson and Richard Johnson with their father, Francis Johnson about 1934.



Daughters of Eva Johnson: Carol and a shy Virginia Wheeler.


Helen (Gedney) Johnson holding her daughter, Geraldine Ruth Johnson in 1928.



Geraldine Johnson with Sleepy at the family home in Midland, MI.  Her younger brother, Richard Johnson is seen washing the car behind her.


Tub sitting - Donald Johnson with his sister Geraldine Johnson.


The Electrical Shop at the Dow Chemical Company in Midland, MI ca. 1930-1935.


Article in the Midland Daily News (Midland, MI) regarding Francis Johnson's appointment to Electrical Foreman in 1955.

The complete picture taken for the article.


Helen Johnson, Donald Johnson (age 7), Geraldine Johnson (age 15), Janet Johnson (age 3), and Richard Johnson (age 11) enjoying the sun at Rifle Lake, MI in 1942.




Richard Johnson, Donald Johnson and Geraldine Johnson (holding Flossie Flirt) with their cousin Jeanette Gedney about 1940.





2007 Jon Athey