Last Thursday morning at St. Vincent's hospital in Crookston occurred the death of Samuel Howard Johnson, second son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Johnson, for many years residents of Euclid, but latterly of Sleeman, Ontario.
"Sam," as he was best known among his friends, was born in Euclid, July 16th, 1886. Though but twenty-three years of age, he had known more than the ordinary portion of suffering., as a complication of diseases had kept him practically bed ridden for the past two years. Although he lived most of the time with his parents on their Canadian claim, his longings were ever toward "the States" and Euclid, which he counted as his home.
A couple of weeks ago, when the opportunity presented itself for him to return in the care of friends he decided to attempt the journey to Euclid to join his father, who is spending the summer there. Bidding a brave farewell to his mother and sisters, he set out, accompanied by his elder brother and a neighbor family who were returning. He was able to reach Crookston, but there his strength failed, and he was taken to St. Vincent hospital where, after ten days of bravely borne suffering, death released him. He was of a bright jovial disposition and he will be sadly missed among the younger set both at Euclid and at Sleeman.
The remains were held in Chesterman's undertaking rooms until Saturday morning to permit of the arrival of the mother, and were then taken to Euclid where, after the funeral service at the Presbyterian church, they were laid to rest in the Euclid cemetery.
The bereaved family have the sympathy of the entire comunity in their loss which, because of loving service so long rendered, is especially keenly felt.
Source: Crookston Times, Saturday, August 28, 1909
Submitted by Brenda Johnson Gaetz.
Updated May 1, 2007, Shirley Dorgan
Updated April 20, 2015, K. Kittleson