Decatur County Journal-Iowa Thursday, May 24, l9l7
CHARLES JOHNSON was born near Saline, Mo., May 8, l874, and departed this life May l2, l9l7, being 43 years and 4 days of age.
He was united in marriage to MARTHA SHOFFNER, February 27, l895.To this union were born eight children, five sons and three daughters, ARTHUR, ELIZA SYLVA, WILLIAM, MINERVA, HARVEY, HARRY and ROSA.All were at his bedside except ELIZA, who resided near Yuma, Colorado.Those left to mourn his loss are his wife, children, one step-daughter, MRS. R.E. OWENS, of Leon, Iowa; one daughter-in-law and one grandson.He also leaves a mother, MRS. MARY FOGELMAN, and four sisters, MRS. NEIL WELLS and MRS. GEO. BOOFTER, who with the mother, reside at Des Moines; MRS. U.R. PERKS, of Leon, Iowa; and MRS. A.L. CRAIG, of near Pleasanton, Iowa.
Short funeral services were held at the FOGLEMAN Cemetery on Sunday, May l3, l9l7, by Wm. Goodin, in the presence of a host of friends and relatives.
*note variation of the surname Fogelman and Fogleman