Johnson, Albert J.
SHERIFF A. J. JOHNSON PASSED AWAY EARLY YESTERDAY MORNING.
Death Due to Injuries Received at Girard, O., Over Three Months Ago
FUNERAL SERVICES WEDNESDAY
Albert J. Johnson, aged 57 years, for two years sheriff of Columbiana county, died at 3 o'clock Monday morning (Sept. 3, 1906) at Lisbond <sic> from nervous prostration and congestion of the brain. He had been ill since May 12.
Funeral services will be held in this city Wednesday and will be in charge of Pilgram commandery, Knights Templar.
Mr. Johnson was a native of
In 1876 he married Miss Annie Caroline Gransebaugh. Six children were born. They are Herbert H., Mrs. Robert Wells, A. F. Johnson, Katherine Brooks Johnson, Frank C., and Annie Caroline Johnson.
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Mr. Johnson entered upon his political carrer <sic> when he was elected city marshal in 1896 during the last term of Addison V. Gilbert. He served two years under the Gilbert administration and was elected to succeed himself in 1898 and served under the administration of Charles F. Bough.
AT the end of this term he was a candidate at the nomination for the mayoralty but was defeated by William C. Davidson. He remained out of the political field until 1903 when he was elected on the Republican ticket for sheriff, succeeding Sheriff Leonard, a democrat, who was elected from Wellsville.
His second term as sheriff would have commenced January 1. He was re-elected last fall on the Republican ticket, having no opposition at the nomination.
Between the time he was Marshal and Sheriff he worked at the McNicol pottery as a dipper.
He was a thirty-second degree Mason, a member of Riddle Lodge No.315, East Liverpool Chapter No. 100 Pilgram commandery Knights Templar No. 55, and Lake Erie Consistory S. P. R. S. He was also identified with the Odd Fellows Lodge of East Liverpool and was a member of B. P. O. E. No. 258.
Mr. Johnson went to Girard May 12, and in some manner was struck by a street car. He was removed to a hospital and later taken to
He was always identified with the several local unions while he was employed at the trade, and was prominently known as a friend of unionism.