Leroy N. Johnson (1832 - 1907)



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Leroy Nathan Johnson was born at home at the Johnson Cabin at 14 Front St (Was Was Torn Down & Replaced) on March 16th, 1832 to Israel Abraham Johnson & Pheobe Betsey McCarter. He grew up in Candor NY. He met and married Mary Elizabeth Oldfield on May 21st, 1857 In Candor NY. He Enlisted in the Union Army during the Civil War. He served in the 109th NY Volunteer Infantry Regiment Co. B. he became very ill and was taken off duty and placed in General Hospital in Washington DC. After getting better and returning home from the war, he bought some land and became a farmer. He lived at 12 Fronts ST (Now 12 Main ST) he raised his family and was a member of the Free Masons Lodge 411 in Candor. He and Mary raised 4 children, 3 boys and 1 girl. after his children grew up, he sold the land, and his house on Front ST and he and his wife moved to 8 Bank ST. He was widowed on March 4th, 1906 when his wife Mary Elizabeth Oldfield died from pneumonia. He passed away at home at 8 Bank ST on July 14th, 1907 From a heart attack caused from heart disease. He was buried in Maple Grove Cemetery on Owego ST Next to his wife Mary Elizabeth Oldfield & his sister Mary Elizabeth Johnson. He had a masonic funeral

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at He Was Born at Home, 14 Front ST (House Was Torn Down & Replaced) - Now 14 Main ST, in Candor, Tioga County, New York United States


on at Leroy Johnson's House, 8 Bank ST, in Candor, Tioga County, New York United States
Cause of death: Heart Attack Caused By Heart Disease

Cause of death

Heart Attack Caused By Heart Disease

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at Maple Gove Cemetery, Owego ST/Route 96B, in Candor, Tioga County, New York United States


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LeroyJohnson's House, 8 Bank ST, in Candor, Tioga County, New York United States of America

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Father: Israel Abraham Johnson
Mother: Pheobe Betsey McCarter
Siblings: Dr. James Israel Ferris Johnson, Anna Mallotha Johnson - Degaramo, Daniel Johnson, Mary Elizabeth Johnson, Rodenth May Johnson - Richar, George Washington (Washington) Johnson, Naomi Jane Johnson - Johnson, and Watson Johnson

Wife: Mary Elizabeth (Oldfield) Johnson
Children with Mary: Irvine Leroy "Irving" Johnson , Mary Josephine (Johnson) Hulslander, Jesse Eugene Johnson, and William Lewis "Willis" Johnson


Some School in Candor NY


Laborer, Shoemaker, Farmer, Soldier, and Soldier Pensioner


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Leroy Nathan Johnson Enlisted in the U.S. Army on Aug 6, 1862, Fought in the Civil War for the Union in the 109th N.Y. Volenteer Infantry Regiment. In Company B, He entered the war with the rank of Private., and left with the rank of Private, Was Medically Discharged Due to Illnesses He Aquired while in Battle

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1832 - In the year that Leroy N. Johnson was born, by February 12th, a cholera epidemic in London claimed at least 3,000 lives - it eventually killed 6,536. The epidemic spread to France and North America later in the year. Cholera is spread through contaminated food and water but at the time, it was thought to be spread by a "miasma” - a bad smell - in the air.

1860 - By the time he was 28 years old, on February 26th, near Eureka California, white settlers attacked a tribe of Wiyot Indians on Indian Island. Over 60 women, children and older people died. Bret Harte - a writer and friend of Mark Twain - reported the news about the massacre to the papers in San Francisco.

1891 - By the time he was 59 years old, James Naismith, at the Springfield Massachusetts YMCA, invented the game of basketball. Originally using two peach baskets and a soccer ball, he created the game to keep his students active during the long, harsh New England winters.

1906 - By the time he was 74 years old, English biochemist Frederick Hopkins concluded that vitamins are essential to the human body and that a lack of vitamins caused scurvy and rickets. Scurvy and rickets were both huge problems in sailors that were at sea for extended time and the addition of vitamin C, vitamin D, and calcium in their diets helped eradicate the problem.

1907 - In the year of Leroy N. Johnson's passing, the second Hague peace conference was called by Russia in the Netherlands. While nothing was settled regarding the matter of peace among nations, many resolutions were passed (and accepted by many nations) about the conventions of war - especially the protection of noncombatants.

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CANDOR NY - JOHNSON, LEROY N. - Died suddenly of heart disease, Sunday evening July 14th, 1907, Leroy N Johnson aged 75 years. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon. Rev H.I. Lapp Officiated. Members of Candor Masonic Lodge No. 411 Free & Accepted Masons, of which he was a member attended in a body and conducted the service at the grave - Published in Tioga County Record & Waverly Free Press - July 18th 1907

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He was a Veteran of the Civil War & a member of The Free Masons of Candor NY
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