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Morgan Festus Morg Johnson
and Mary Baby Houston

Front: Morgan Johnson and Wife, Baby Houston and Back: Velva Hall Johnson Wife of Luther Johnson and Noah Hall
Morgan Festus "Morg" Johnson b 8 Apr 1906 Letcher Co KY d 8 Mar 1980 Lorain OH; occupation 1940; Mine Foreman Coal Mines; s/o John Henry Clay Johnson and Oma Lee Potter. Morgan Festus Morg Jonson m. 26 Dec 1925 Letcher Co KY to Mary "Baby" Houston b abt 1912 KY; d/o Olvin Houston and Susan Wright. Children of Morgan Festus Morg Johnson and Mary Baby Houston;

1. Henry Johnson b abt 1928 KY

2. Lay Ruth Johnson b abt 1929 KY

3. Charles Johnson b abt 1930 KY

4. Beril Johnson b abt 1932 KY

5. Connie W Johnson (m) b abt 1935 KY

6. Ernest E Johnson b 22 Jul 1940 Jackhorn, Letcher Co KY d 5 Aug 2018; m. abt 1960 to Betty Jo Smith. Children of Ernest E Ernie Johnson and Betty Jo Smith; i. Regina Johnson; m. Manuel Miranda. ii. Kimberly Johnson; m. Phillip Wallencheck iii. Susan Johnson; m. Tommy Richards iv. Ernie Johnson; m. Sheri Unknown.

7. Douglas Johnson

8. Irene Johnson; m. Male Reckart


1940 Letcher Co KY Census Hemphill
821 56 Johnson Morgan Head M W 34 M KY Mine Foreman Coal Mines
821 56 Johnson Baby Wife F W 28 M KY
821 56 Johnson Henry Son M W 12 S KY
821 56 Johnson Lay Ruth Dau F W 11 S KY
821 56 Johnson Charles Son M W 10 S KY
821 56 Johnson Beril Son M W 8 S KY
821 56 Johnson Connie W Dau F W 5 S KY


Obituary: Ernest E Johnson
22 Jul 1940 - 5 Aug 2018

Ernest E. Johnson, Sr., "Ernie," age 78, and a 60-year resident of Lorain, passed away Sunday, August 5, 2018 at his residence, surrounded by his loving family.Ernie was born July 22, 1940, in Jackhorn, Kentucky, to the late Morgan and Baby Johnson.He was retired from the Ford Motor Company, Lorain Assembly, where he was an inspector. Ernie had been employed there for 34 years, retiring in 1994.He enjoyed hunting and fishing, cooking, and most of all, spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Betty Jo (nee Smith) Johnson; daughters, Regina (Manuel) Miranda, of Lorain, Kimberly (Phillip) Wallencheck, of Lorain, Susan (Tommy) Richards, of Elyria; son, Ernie (Sheri) Johnson, of Huron; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; brothers, Connie Johnson, of Hazard, Kentucky and Douglas Johnson, of Vermilion; and his sister, Irene Reckart, of Kingwood, West Virginia.

In addition to his parents, Ernie was preceded in death by six brothers and sisters.There will be a memorial service 11 a.m., Thursday, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 2340 Crehore Street, Lorain.Andras Crematory & Funeral Home, Lorain, entrusted with arrangements.Published in The Morning Journal on Aug. 7, 2018


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