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  • ID: I75
  • Name: Archie Johnston
  • Surname: Johnston
  • Given Name: Archie
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 3 Aug 1886 in MI
  • Death: 25 May 1977 in Greencourt, Alberta, Canada
  • _UID: F36666C1C9A930498A03FB710462FDF4BB4B
  • Note:

    Greencourt said farewell to its oldest citizen, Archie Johnston May 25. The funeral was hel d in Edmonton, from the Park Memorial Chapel to Westlawn Cemetery, where he was laid to res t beside his wife Grace, who predeceased him in 1967.

    Archie as everyone called him, was a pioneer homesteader in the area, arriving in 1919 afte r being discharged from the Canadian Army, having served four years in the trenches without i njury.

    He decided not to return to his old home in Michigan, so with wife Grace, his bride, he settl ed on his land near Greencourt.

    He farmed until 1950 when he retired to live in Greencourt, over the next 20 years, his eyesi ght failed and he became totally blind, but he faced his disability with such courage and che erfulness, that he won the admiration of all who knew him.

    Since the death of his wife, Archie batched it every summer by himself in his home with his f aithful dog company. All his friends marvelled at this ability to look after himself. He al ways recognized his friends by their voices which he never confused or forgot.

    Last August, on his 90th birthday, Archie's relatives and friends held an At Home party for h im during which he enjoyed visits from all his friends. He passed his last days at Mayerthor pe Hospital, where his friends visited him for the last time, and he knew them by their voice s until the last.

    He is survived by his only daughter, Betty ___, of Edmonton. His son, Edward was lost in WWII , while on an aerial mission over Germany. There are two grandchildren and also four great-gr andchildren.
  • Change Date: 6 Apr 2005 at 23:11:01

    Father: John H. Johnston b: 19 Apr 1850 in Canada
    Mother: Anna Cameron b: 21 Feb 1867 in Canada or MI

    Marriage 1 Grace Gertruce Price b: 11 Jul 1888 in Arenac Co., Michigan
    • Married: 19 Apr 1919 in Arenac County, Michigan
    • Note:
      Groom name: Archie Johnston
      Groom race (on document):
      Groom age: 32 years
      Groom birth year: 1887
      Groom birth place: Roscommon Co., Michigan
      Bride name: Grace P
      Bride race (on document):
      Bride age: 30 years
      Bride birth year: 1889
      Bride birth place: Sterling, Michigan
      Marriage type:
      Marriage date: 07 Apr 1919
      Marriage place: Flint, Genesee, Michigan
      Father of groom name: John Johnston
      Mother of groom name: Anna Cameron
      Father of bride name: Joseph P
      Mother of bride name: Lizzie
      Marital status:
      Groom previous wife name:
      Bride marital status:
      Bride previous husband name:
      Additional relatives:
      Film number: 2342730
      Frame number:
      Digital GS number: 4210037
      Image number: 435
      Reference number: v 2 p 276 rn 7217
      Collection: Michigan Marriages 1868-1925

      Witnesses: Warren & Blanche Stout
    1. Has No Children Edward Irvine Johnston b: 9 Aug 1921
    2. Has No Children Elizabeth Johnston b: 1920 in Of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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