Name:   Clive Austin Johnson

From:  The Winterset Madisonian, Winterset, Iowa
Date:  August 18, 1940


Succumbs to Apoplexy While Working at School in St. Charles

St. Charles--(Special)--Our people were profoundly shocked early last Wednesday morning when it became known that Clive A. Johnson had died suddenly in the school building where he was employed as janitor. He had been mowing the yard and had gone into the school house and was talking to Mr. Reno, the agricultural teacher when he slumped in his chair without a moment's warning. Dr. Sayre arrived in a few minutes and tried to revive him, but it was too late and his death resulted from a stroke of apoplexy, having had another light attack a few weeks ago.

Mr. Johnson was 51 years of age and graduated from the St. Charles high school in 1906, and after taking a course in pharmacy had been employed in a number of drug stores, one at Victor, and also in Wapello, where he worked for fifteen years, only returning to St. Charles a few years ago, although the most of his early life was spent here, as he taught for a number of years in the country schools, and also the schools of St. Charles.

He leaves to mourn their loss, his wife and one daughter, Phyllis, now Mrs. Melvin Davis of Des Moines, also his son-in-law, Melvin Davis, whom he regarded almost as a son; his aged mother, Mrs. Clara Johnson of St. Charles; one sister, Mrs. Elva Weitzheimer of Pendleton, Oregon; and three brothers, Hollis of Portland, Oregon, Arthur of Rock Island, Ill.; and Rex of Winterset; several nephews and nieces, and many friends.

Funeral services were held at the Methodist church Friday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. J. F. Arnold, and burial was made in the St. Charles cemetery. Pallbearers were Dr. I. K. Sayre, E. E. Cox, C. C. Guilliams, H. O. Pahre, P. R. Sanders, and Dr. H. V. Garrett.