Saturday, October 29, 2016

Fannie Bertha Johnston - Born July 24, 1896

   Fannie Bertha Johnston was the sister of my great grandfather, Thomas Newton Johnston.  She was born one hundred and sixteen years ago today in Gustine, Comanche county, Texas to Ruben Mack Johnston and Olivia Jane Jones.  Fannie was the tenth child of thirteen and the fifth daughter.  Here you can see her listed in the 1900 census in Gustine:
Texas, Comanche Co, 1900 Federal Census, ED 30, Justice Precinct 3, Page: 1B, Ruben Johnson, 
digital image, ( : accessed 21 Jul 2012)

I don't have a photo of Fannie B. and would love to see one. She did not live past her 14th birthday, dying February 22, 1912 of pneumonia.

Texas Department of Health Bureau of Vital Statistics, Digital Images of Death Certificates, 
FamilySearch ( :n.d.), 3491, Comanche Co, Bertie Johnston, 1912.
Tragedy had happened to the family earlier in 1903 when her younger brother, Loyce Smith died on July 6, 1903. He had only been 18 months old. They are both buried in the Hazeldell Cemetery in Gustine.

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