George Washington Johnston

Born January 24, 1862 in Dayton, Kentucky. 

Died September 29, 1897 in Detroit, Michigan.

Son of George Washington and Nancy Jane (Summers) Johnson.  He was raised and lived in in Dayton, Kentucky most of his life.  He went to college in Huntington, West Virginia and was said to have been a doctor, but he was a salesman for most of his life.  He married Cora Everett Unseld, who was the daughter of a physician and school teacher, on January 16, 1889. George and Cora had five children between 1890 and 1897; Wilbur Unseld (b. Feb 14, 1890, Huntington, WV), Myra Jane (b. Apr 6, 1892, Detroit, MI), Cora Belle (b. Feb 4, 1894, Detroit, MI), Ruth W. (b. Dec 7, 1895, Detroit, MI) and George James (b. Aug 21, 1897, Detroit, MI).  George was a sales representative for a paper company when he, Cora and their family moved to Detroit in 1894.

George Washington Johnston
George Washington Johnston

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