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Elmer Leavis Johnson

Elmer Leavis Johnson

Male 1920 - 1998  (78 years)

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  • Name Elmer Leavis Johnson 
    Born 4 Jan 1920  Winchester, Cheshire County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Census 1930  Winchester, Cheshire County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Graduation 1938  [1, 2
    Agency: Thayer High School 
    Office 1939  [1, 2
    After graduation, he served for a year as a national vice president of the Future Farmers of America, representing the 12 northeastern states. He traveled throughout the eastern United States on behalf of the Future Farmers of America and represented the organization at the 1939 World's Fair in New York City. 
    Census 1940  Winchester, Cheshire County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Office Abt 1952  Winchester, Cheshire County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    He was elected a Selectman. 
    Office 1956 to 1996  Winchester, Cheshire County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    He served as the Town Moderator.  
    Office 1973 
    He served as a state legislator in the New Hampshire House of Representatives, as well as being on the New Hampshire Water Supply and Pollution Control Commission for six years. Rep. Johnson was one of the original sponsors of House Bill 307 - the Current Use Act - in 1973 and was a moving force behind its adoption between 1966 and 1985.  
    History 1994  Winchester, Cheshire County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    he was named Citizen of the Year in Winchester. 
    Died 22 Jul 1998  Winchester, Cheshire County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Obituary 24 Jul 1998  [1, 2
    Born Jan. 4, 1920, he was the son of Ralph W. and Carrie L. (Leavis) Johnson at Pleasant Valley Farms. He was a lifelong Winchester resident.

    Mr. Johnson was a dairy farmer and breeder of Brown Swiss cattle, a Yankee trader, and served the town of Winchester for many years and was a state legislator.

    After graduating from Thayer High School in 1938, Mr. Johnson served for a year as national vice-president of the Future Farmers of America, representing the 12 northeastern states. He traveled throughout the eastern United States on behalf of the Future Farmers of America and represented the organization at the 1939 World's Fair in New York, N.Y.

    Mr. Johnson was a member of the United Church of Winchester for 62 years. He was also a poet and a square dance caller who owned a square dance hall in Winchester for many years.

    He served the town of Winchester as a selectman for a term in the early 1950s. Mr. Johnson served as school district moderator from 1956 to 1994 and was town moderator for 40 years, retiring after the town meeting in 1996. He also served more than 40 years on the budget committee including many years as chairman. He was a member of the Winchester Planning Board and a Conant Library trustee.

    In 1966, Mr. Johnson was elected to the New Hampshire House of Representatives and served as a state legislator for 20 years as well as being on the New Hampshire Water Supply and Pollution Control Commission for six years. Mr. Johnson was one of the original sponsors of House Bill 307 the Current Use Act in 1973 and was a moving force behind its adoption. As a farmer he was passionate that the open lands and the character of New Hampshire be preserved and that people not be forced off the land. This past spring he was honored on the 25th anniversary of the passage of the Current Use Act. He viewed this act as one of his greatest legacies.


    -The Union Leader (Manchester, N.H.) July 24, 1998 
    Buried 24 Jul 1998  Warwick Cemetery, Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts. USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Johnson Family Memorial
    Johnson Family Memorial
    Johnson Family Memorial Reverse Side
    Johnson Family Memorial Reverse Side
    RALPH WALDO JOHNSON
    APR. 28, 1888 — JULY 24, 1964
    HIS WIFE
    CARRIE LOUISE LEAVIS
    APR. 17, 1890 — OCT. 13, 1957
    CHILDREN
    ELMER LEAVIS JOHNSON
    JAN. 4, 1920 —JULY 22, 1998
    EVELYN LOUISE JOHNSON COBURN
    NOV. 1, 1915 — DEC. 1, 1997
    Person ID I1174  Delvee Family | Clan of Lucy, Clan of Jonathan, Tribe of Hannah
    Last Modified 27 Aug 2018 

    Father Ralph Waldo Johnson,   b. 28 Apr 1888, Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1964, Winchester, Cheshire County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Carrie Louise Leavis,   b. 17 Apr 1890, Wakefield, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1957, Winchester, Cheshire County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 8 Oct 1914  Northfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8, 9
    Marriage Record of Carrie Louisa Leavis and Ralph W. Johnson
    Marriage Record of Carrie Louisa Leavis and Ralph W. Johnson
    Family ID F694  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Jan 1920 - Winchester, Cheshire County, New Hampshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - He was recorded while living with his parents. - 1930 - Winchester, Cheshire County, New Hampshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - He was recorded while living with his parents. He was a farmer. - 1940 - Winchester, Cheshire County, New Hampshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOffice - He was elected a Selectman. - Abt 1952 - Winchester, Cheshire County, New Hampshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOffice - He served as the Town Moderator. - 1956 to 1996 - Winchester, Cheshire County, New Hampshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistory - he was named Citizen of the Year in Winchester. - 1994 - Winchester, Cheshire County, New Hampshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Jul 1998 - Winchester, Cheshire County, New Hampshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 24 Jul 1998 - Warwick Cemetery, Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts. USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S112] Obituary of Elmer L. Johnson #1 , (Athol, Massachusetts: Athol Daily News, 30 July 1998).

    2. [S113] Obituary of Elmer L. Johnson #2, (Keene, New Hampshire: The Keene Sentinel, 23 July 1998).

    3. [S572] Find a Grave web site, (Provo, Utah: Find A Grave, Inc.).
      Memorial ID 165422306 Elmer Leavis Johnson

    4. [S491] 1930 U.S. Federal Census - New Hampshire, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002).
      Year: 1930; Census Place: Winchester, Cheshire, New Hampshire; Page: 21B; Enumeration District: 0034; FHL microfilm: 2341034

    5. [S804] 1940 U.S. Federal Census - New Hampshire, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012).
      Year: 1940; Census Place: Winchester, Cheshire, New Hampshire; Roll: m-t0627-02284; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 3-46

    6. [S377] Allred, Paul W. Descendants of Peter Delvey, (Unknown place: manuscript, 11 November 2002).

    7. [S388] Delvee Historian. Delvee Family Records 1887 - 1988, (Warwick, Massachusetts: manuscript, 1988).

    8. [S827] Massachusetts, Marriage Records, 1840-1915, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013).
      Marriage Record of Carrie Louisa Leavis and Ralph W. Johnson

    9. [S800] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011).
      Marriage Record of Carrie Louisa Leavis and Ralph W. Johnson