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Cecil C. Johnston

Male 1879 - 1943  (63 years)


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  • Name Cecil C. Johnston  [1
    Born 3 Aug 1879  Lawrence County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Aug 1943  Crawford County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I2723  My Genealogy

    Father Jordan Johnston,   b. 1845, Beaver County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1941, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years) 
    Mother Nancy Jane Boots,   b. 9 Nov 1850, Beaver County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1903, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Married WFT Est 1864-1890  [1
    Family ID F59936  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Belle Nichols,   b. WFT Est 1877-1905,   d. Feb 1945  (Age ~ 40 years) 
    Married WFT Est 1897-1931  [1
    Children 
     1. William Derrick Johnston,   b. private  [private]
     2. Charles C. Johnston,   b. private  [private]
     3. Sylvia Joan Johnston,   b. private  [private]
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F60005  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Lillian Grace Proper,   b. WFT Est 1862-1886,   d. WFT Est 1907-1975  (Age ~ 89 years) 
    Married 12 Aug 1901  [1
    Children 
     1. Henry Cecil Johnston,   b. 1 Jan 1904,   d. WFT Est 1942-1995  (Age 90 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F60006  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The Will of Cecil C. Johnston is recorded in Will Book 24, Page 156, public records of Lawrence County, Pennsylvania. It is dated 27 May 1939, and recorded 15 February 1944. It mentions his wife, Belle Johnston, father, Jordon Johnston, sons, Henry C. Johnston, William D. Johnston, and Charles C. Johnston, and daughter, Sylvia Joan Johnston. Probate Docket 28, page 571, does not mention a date of death.
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      [Aaron L. Hazen, Editor & Compiler, 20th Century History of New Castle & Lawrence County, Pennsylvania (Chicago: Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co., 1908)]

      A History of New Castle and Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, published in 1908, gives the following account of Cecil C. Johnston:

      "Cecil C. Johnston, cashier of the First National Bank at Wampum, is a member of one of the old established families of this section. Mr. Johnston was born on the old home place at Hazel Dell, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, August 3, 1879, and is a son of Jordan and Nancy (Boots) Johnston.

      "Cecil C. Johnston spent his boyhood days on the farm and attended the country schools and Pearsoll's Academy at West Bridgewater, Pa. He taught several terms of school prior to 1901, when he entered the Ellwood City Bank as assistant cashier, and remained there for two years, later accepting the position of assistant treasurer of the Ellwood City Trust Company, with which concern he continued until 1906. He then resigned his former office in order to become cashier of the First National Bank of Wampum, of which he has been a director since July, 1907. As a financier Mr. Johnston is well known all through Lawrence County, and his name would add strength to any corporation.

      "On August 12, 1901, Mr. Johnston was married to Lillian Grace Proper, who is a daughter of William and Mary Proper, and they have one child, Henry Cecil, who was born January 1, 1904.

      "Mr. Johnston is a stockholder in the First National Bank at Ellwood City, and owns stock in the Standard Engineering Works at the same place, and he owns property in Ellwood City, both on Fountain Avenue and on Fifth Street, where his handsome residence stands.

      "Fraternally, Mr. Johnston is connected with the Masons and the Knights and Ladies of Honor. Politically he is a Republican and served one term of three years as city auditor of Ellwood. He is a member of the First Methodist Episcopal Church."
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  • Sources 
    1. [S324] World Family Tree Vol. 175, Ed. 1, MyFamily.com, Inc., (Release date: April-2005 Customer pedigree.).