Mr. M.L. Johnson, formerly a well known figure at Lostine, died in Los Angeles, California, on January 31st.

He had been married about a week when operated on for appendicitis, dying the next day.

Mr. Johnson was reputed to have been a wealthy man at one time but the money went easy as it came and died with his fortune all gone.

He was a miner of ability and located many claims in Wallowa county.

He leaves one child, Mrs. N.A. Winings of Parma, Idaho.

Wallowa County Reporter, Wallowa County, Oregon, r February 13, 1918