Archie Lewis Johnson - 1930
Submitted by Donnie Pickard
Van Buren County Democrat
May 9, 1930
A. L. Johnson Dead
Archie Lewis Johnson, age 85 years and 9 days, died at his home here in Clinton Saturday morning, May 3, 1930, terminating an illness of more than one year. Interment took place at the family burying ground on the farm east of town Sunday afternoon, following services at the home conducted by Rev. J. M. Hughes.
Uncle Lewis, as the deceased was familiarly known to his friends and acquaintances, was born in Weekly County, Tenn., April 24, 1845, being the eldest child of a family of fourteen. In Obine County, Tenn., on Feb. 13, 1873, he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Morris. To their union twelve children ~ ten boys and two girls~ were born, and seven of whom with the mother, survive, as follows: Lum, Dick and John of Clinton, Floyd and Porter of Cleveland, Ohio, and Amanda and Nan of Clinton.
Uncle Lewis came to Arkansas in 1877, arriving in Clinton Jan. 1st, and settling on a farm east of town and which he continued to own until time of his death. IN 1899 the family moved to Clinton where they have since made their home. Soon after his removal to Clinton Uncle Lewis engaged in the mercantile business, but continued operation of his farm. Because of failing health he retired from business activities about five years since. A man of indomitable energy and frugal habits he succeeded in obtaining a competency of this world's goods and left his family well provided for.
Besides his immediate family Mr. Johnson is survived by two brothers, Monroe Johnson, of Kennon, Tenn., and Dallas Johnson of Reaves, Tenn. In their bereavement the family have the sympathy of many friends.
May 9, 1930
Card of Thanks
We wish to thank our friends and neighbors for the many acts of kindness shown us and words of sympathy spoken during the illness and following the death of our beloved husband and father, A. L. Johnson. Also for the beautiful floral offerings. May God reward you as you so richly deserve.
Mrs. Mary Johnson and children