Mrs. Wm. E. Johnson, 82, Life-long Resident, Dies

Mary Annie Johnson, widow of the late William E. Johnson of Indian Point,
passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Walter Meteer of Indian Point, at 8:20 p.m. Monday, October 28, 1940, aged 82 years.
Mrs. Johnson was born on June 23, 1858, a daughter of Henry C. and Fanny
Cantrall Graham. She was a maternal granddaughter of Levi Cantrall, one of the pioneers of Sangamon County, and from whom the village of Cantrall secured its name.

Both paternally and maternally, Mrs. Johnson was a member of pioneer central Illinois families. The Methodist circuit rider of that day, the Rev. Peter Cartwright, was the spiritual adviser of those pioneer families and he was entertained in her grandfather Graham's home on various occasions.

Decedent was united in marriage to William E. Johnson of Indian Point
September 14, 1882. To this union three daughters were born. After marriage the couple established their home at Indian Point, in which community the couple continued to make their home until Mr. Johnson's death.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Frank Council of Fancy Prairie, and Mrs.
Walter Meteer of Indian Point; and two sisters, Mrs. Arminta Fulton of Athens and Mrs. Carrie Van Meter of Williamsville.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the North Sangamon
Presbyterian church, Rev. W. E. Clippinger officiating. Interment was made in the family lot in Indian Point Cemetery.

Source: Athens Free Press, 1 November 1940

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