North Powder, Union County, Oregon
Mrs. Alex Johnson Passes This Life
The community was considerably shocked Thursday because of the death of Mrs. Alex Johnson, well known and highly respected resident of the North Powder rural community. Although she had been seriously ill following an operation, she seemed well on the road to recovery, and everyone took it for granted she would get well. However, pleurisy set in and was followed by pneumonia, which was the cause of death.
Mrs. Johnson was born in Arvika, Sweden, July 4, 1861, and with her first husband emigrated to the United States in 1879. She lived about six years in Pittsburg, Penn., and then moved to Mora, Minnesota. Here her husband, Mr. Norum passed away. She was married to Alex Johnson at Mora, and ten years ago came to a homestead in Baker county, eight miles from this city, where the Johnson home has been maintained since.
Besides her husband she is survived by three sons and a daughter; Harold Norum, of Mora, Minn., Rev. Hilmer Norum, of St. Paul, Minn.; Charles Norum, of Florida, and Mrs. Agnes Curry, of St. Paul, Minn., and two grandchildren.
A brief service was held from the West Chapel in Baker, Friday, in charge of Mrs. Johnson’s son, Rev. Norum. Friday evening the body was placed on a train for Mora, Minn., and was accompanied by Mr. Johnson and Rev. Norum. She will be buried in a Mora cemetery.
During the ten years of her residence here Mrs. Johnson made a great many friends by her genial disposition and kindly acts, and her sudden demise will be a sad experience for her many friends.
North Powder News
Saturday, November 22, 1924