Friday, December 28, 2007

Julius Johnston, Jr. (1890-1931)

The Bee (Danville, Virginia) 26 September 1931 (Page 1)

Caswell County Bar Member Heart Victim
Julius Johnson Succumbs at Yanceyville After Illness

(Special To The Bee)

Yanceyville, N. C. Sept 26 (1931). Caswell county was shocked today to hear of the death last night of Julius Johnson at his home here following a heart attack. Mr. Johnson who was a member of the 1931 General Assembly was taken ill during that session and returned here from Raleigh with a severe heart ailment. He never recovered from his illness though he had been able to attend his law office. Late yesterday afternoon he became critically ill and he died at nine o'clock.

Mr. Johnson was 42 years of age and a native of Caswell being one of the leading members of the Caswell Bar. He was a graduate of the University of Virginia and after taking his law degree has been a member of the local firm of Ivy, Trotter and Johnson. He was unmarried but was known throughout the county particularly for his kindness
and generosity.

He is survived by his mother and the following brothers and sisters, John Johnson and Richard Johnson both of Yanceyville, Mrs. Annie J. Hoke of Yanceyville, Mrs. W. D. Bradsher of Roxboro, N. C., Mrs. E. W. Hatchett of Durham and Mrs. Allen Gwynn of Reidsville.

The funeral will be held at four o'clock this afternoon from the home, interment to be in
the Presbyterian church burial ground.

Note that the family used the spelling Johnston.


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