William Harvey Johnston

Male 1882 - 1981  (99 years)


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  • Name William Harvey Johnston 
    Nickname Billy Bob 
    Born 6 Apr 1882  Bayfield, Huron, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Nov 1981  Huronview Manor, Clinton, Huron, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 16 Nov 1981  Bayfield Cemetery, Bayfield, Huron, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I423  Default
    Last Modified 2 Feb 2014 

    Father Robert Johnston,   b. 1845,   d. 1938  (Age 93 years) 
    Mother Ellen Greer,   b. 1854,   d. 1926  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 11 Sep 1878 
    Family ID F379  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Flora May Wild,   b. 25 Feb 1879, Bayfield, Huron, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1964, Clinton, Huron, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married Tues 25 Feb 1913  London, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Audrey Johnston,   b. 28 Sep 1913, Bayfield, Huron, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Feb 2009, Winston Park Retirement Home, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
    +2. Walter Leo Johnston, WW II Veteran Canadian Army.,   b. 23 Oct 1915, Bayfield, Huron, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1959, Clinton, Huron, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
    +3. Elmer Arnold Johnston,   b. 17 Apr 1917, Bayfield, Huron, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1964  (Age 46 years)
    +4. Ford William Johnston,   b. 1 Sep 1920, Varna, Huron, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 2002, Huronview Manor, Clinton, Huron, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    Last Modified 19 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F126  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Apr 1882 - Bayfield, Huron, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Nov 1981 - Huronview Manor, Clinton, Huron, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 16 Nov 1981 - Bayfield Cemetery, Bayfield, Huron, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Marriage Certificate William Harvey Johnston & Flora May Wild 25 Feb 1913
    Marriage Certificate William Harvey Johnston & Flora May Wild 25 Feb 1913
    Flora May (Mary Florette) Wild, born 24 Feb 1879,
    Flora May (Mary Florette) Wild, born 24 Feb 1879,
    was baptized 13 Jul 1879, Confirmed 11 Oct 1891 and Married: 25 Feb 1913 signed Msgr Bourdeau PP (Parish Priest, St Peter's RC Church, Drysdale, St Joseph (French Settlement).

    Headstones
    Headstone of William Harvey Johnston 1882-1981 & Flora May Johnston 1879-1964 and his parents Roberts Johnston 1845-1938 & Ellen Greer 1854-1926
    Headstone of William Harvey Johnston 1882-1981 & Flora May Johnston 1879-1964 and his parents Roberts Johnston 1845-1938 & Ellen Greer 1854-1926

  • Notes 
    • in his 100th year! survived by 18 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.
      Married on Tuesday, February 23, 1913 at London, Ontario William Harvey Johnston to Flora May Wild
    • William (Billy Bob) Johnston married Flora Wild. A year after they married, Billy Bob and Flora moved to farm, which their son Walter would farm at a later date. Walter and Elmer were born on this farm. William and Flora had four children: Audrey (Mrs Angus McRae) of London, Walter, Elmer and Ford.
      Audrey has three children: Dorothy, Kenneth both of Kitchener and Douglas of London.

      Walter and his wife Alice Beaver also had three children: Dan of Sarnia, Grace Bonnie and Cheryl all of London. Walter a WW II veteran, farmed and had a trucking business from the farm where his wife still lives.

      Elmer and his wife Jean worked in Kitchener until he retired to the third concession of Stanley Township. They had six children: Ron, Judy, Steve, Carol, Kristie and Eric now living out of Stanley Township. Elmer was best known in the area as a scrap dealer.
      Billy Bob and his family moved to Lot 17 B.R.S. In 1919 where Dan Rathwell now lives. Ford was born here. The family moved to Bayfield in 1932. William Johnston was a blacksmith in Varna at one time.

      Ford and his wife Irene Leitch lived on B.R.N. Ford farmed and worked at the Psychiatric Hospital at Goderich until he retired. They had six children: Allan of London, Gary of Edmonton, Rex of Goderich, Larry of Holmesville, Brian of Exeter and Tom at home.