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Stephen Prentice Johnson

Stephen Prentice Johnson

Male 1918 - 2014  (95 years)

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  • Name Stephen Prentice Johnson 
    Nickname Steve 
    Born 25 Nov 1918  Keene, Cheshire County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Census 1920  Winchester, Cheshire County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 1930  Winchester, Cheshire County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 1940  Winchester, Cheshire County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    History In the early 1920's, Steve drove to the Delvee Reunion in a horse and buggy with his Grandfather. He graduated in June 1936 in Winchester, New Hampshire, valedictorian from Thayer High School. He graduated in June 1940 from American International College with a B.S. in Chemistry. Steve was employed by A. C. Lawrence Leather Company, a division of Swift & Company as the Employment Manager (last 14 years) between February 1941 and June 1984 in Winchester, New Hampshire. In 1987, he was awarded the "Citizen of the Year" in Winchester, New Hampshire. According to his obituary, "Mr. Johnson was employed by A.C. Lawrence Leather Co., starting in the chemistry lab; he then was supervisor of the wet division (also known as ?the pits?) and worked his final 14 years as employment manager and first aid attendant. He spent 43 years there, retiring in 1983. On Aug. 26, 1950, he married Mary E. Frost in Winchester. Together they remodeled the house they lived in and raised their three daughters. They enjoyed more than 63 years of marriage together. ?Dedication? and ?service to the community? were more than catch phrases to Mr. Johnson. While working at the tannery, he volunteered as the United Way representative and served on the board for four years. His community involvement included the Board of Incorporators for the ELMM Community Center for 50 years with the last nine served as treasurer. He served the town as trustee of trust funds and as tax collector for 15 years. He was a member of the school board for 10 years, during the period in which the junior high addition was erected. He also served as moderator for the school. He had been a Mason for more than 70 years, as an incorporator of the Cheshire Hospital for 40 years and he served as director of the YMCA for 25 years. He was a talented craftsman and carpenter who worked on five houses for Habitat for Humanity. For The United Church of Winchester, he served two years as moderator as well as on boards or committees continuously for more than 50 years. He was the honorary chair for the first capital campaign in the history of the church, which enabled the building to become accessible to everyone and a new kitchen to be built. He was a friendly face at almost all the bean suppers, even working at the 395th that was held on Feb. 1, 2014. Because Mr. Johnson believed that upon retirement one should retire to something, he continued volunteering at the Samaritans for 10 years. Working for the Red Cross, he made 996 trips totaling 107,000 miles to take patients to medical appointments. During his earlier working years, he donated a total of 15 gallons of his blood to the Red Cross. For 14 years, mostly for fun, he played a part in ?The Old Homestead? held in Swanzey every July. He also tended a big vegetable garden and always shared the extra produce with the community. White pines were a passion and he had several plots of trees to trim along with his Christmas trees which he tended to and gave away. He enjoyed making his sizeable contributions of time and talents, but family was always the number one priority. Almost every Sunday, following worship, he could be found with his family, along with extended family and friends, gathered around the table to enjoy Sunday dinner together."   [3, 7
    Died 5 Feb 2014  Keene, Cheshire County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Agency: Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center 
    Cause: a heart attack 
    Buried Evergreen Cemetery, Winchester, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Johnson Family Memorial
    Johnson Family Memorial
    Plot: Section Q lot 25
    Johnson Family Memorial Reverse Side
    Johnson Family Memorial Reverse Side
    1890 STEPHEN GUY JOHNSON 1977
    1894 ELSIE PRENTICE HIS WIFE 1965
    1918 STEPHEN P. THEIR SON 2014
    1927 ____________ HIS WIFE ____
    Person ID I1176  Delvee Family | Clan of Lucy, Clan of Jonathan, Tribe of Hannah
    Last Modified 7 Jul 2018 

    Father Stephen Guy Johnson,   b. 17 Feb 1890, Winchester, Cheshire County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1977, Keene, Cheshire County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Elsie May Prentice,   b. 1 Oct 1894, Winchester, Cheshire County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1965, Winchester, Cheshire County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Marriage Intentions 13 Aug 1915  [9
    Married 17 Jun 1916  Winchester, Cheshire County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 9, 10, 11
    Marriage Record of Elsie M. Prentice and .S Guy Johnson
    Marriage Record of Elsie M. Prentice and .S Guy Johnson
    Family ID F695  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Elizabeth Frost 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Johnson
     2. Martha Ellen Johnson
     3. Miriam Ruth Johnson
    Last Modified 20 May 2014 
    Family ID F764  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Nov 1918 - Keene, Cheshire County, New Hampshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - He was recorded while living with his parents. - 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 attending college. He was recorded while living with his parents. - 1940 - Winchester, Cheshire County, New Hampshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Agency: Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center - 5 Feb 2014 - Keene, Cheshire County, New Hampshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Evergreen Cemetery, Winchester, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Stephen P. Johnson
    Stephen P. Johnson

  • Sources 
    1. [S90] Johnson, Stephen P. Descendents of Stephen Guy Johnson, (Winchester, New Hampshire: manuscript, 1996).

    2. [S183] Johnson Family Web Site, Johnson, Stephen L. , (No Longer Available).

    3. [S792] Obituary of Stephen P. Johnson, (Keene, New Hampshire: Keene Sentinal, 7 February 2014).

    4. [S832] 1920 U.S. Federal Census - New Hampshire, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010).
      Year: 1920; Census Place: Winchester, Cheshire, New Hampshire; Roll: T625_1006; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 26

    5. [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

    6. [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

    7. [S221] Johnson, Stephen P. email: 2000-04-09, (Email message from spmej (at) together.net at Winchester, New Hampshire. 9 April 2000).

    8. [S818] News Article: Committal Service Stephen P. Johnson, (Keene, New Hampshire: Keene Sentinel, 3 July 2014).

    9. [S803] New Hampshire, Marriage and Divorce Records, 1659-1947, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013).
      Marriage Record of Elsie M. Prentice and .S Guy Johnson

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

    11. [S747] New Hampshire Marriage Records Index 1637-1947, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011).