Friday, January 17, 2014

On This Day - Birth of Luther Edwin Johnston, 17 Jan 1918

Luther Edwin Johnston was born on 17 Jan 1918 in Comanche County, Texas.[1] His parents were Thomas Newton Johnston and Nell Hutson.

His birth record has no first name listed. Luther was called "Toofer" by family and friends.

Not named Johnston, son of Tom Johnston & Nell Hutson
When Toofer was just 18 months old, his mother died. At the time of her death, their were five children under the age of 10. Because he was so young, he was raised for a few years by his uncle, Robert and his wife, Vesta.

Toofer served in the Army during World War II and later came to California to live. He died 1 Oct 1970 at the Veterans Hospital in Martinez.

Here is a shot of Toofer with me, probably 1955.

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[1] "Comanche Co Records 1858-1955," Familysearch.org, Birth v. 4 1917-1924, no. 32, Not named Johnston,  p 9.

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