News of the sudden death of James Johnson of Dale, Oregon, reached Mrs. W.W. Kuhn last Thursday. She and sister, Mrs. H.A. Kuhn, and nephew, Marion Pearce, departed for the funeral which was held at Pendleton Friday, December 6, with interment in the Pendleton cemetery.
Mr. Johnson was born on Butter Creek January 16, 1875, to Felix and Katherine Johnson who came from Ireland during their youth, and after settling in central Oregon they engaged in cattle raising.
“Jimmie” was married to Rebecca McCubbin May22, 1903, and immediately departed for his home near Crane in Grant county. He and wife have operated a stock ranch of several hundred acres there and have experienced a successful business.
To them was born the child, Mrs. Francis Walton, who, with her husband and son, live near Mrs. Johnson and are associated in the business of the Johnsons.
Mr. Johnson leaves to mourn his loss his wife, daughter, and grandson, besides one brother Felix, who resides near Dale.
Mr. Pearce and Mrs. W. W. Kuhn came home after the funeral but Mrs. H. A. Kuhn went home with Mrs. Johnson and will remain with her for a time.
Mrs. Johnson was reared in Wallowa County and was the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John McCubbin, who came to Lostine in 1877 And homesteaded the farm now operated by H.A. Kuhn.
Source: Enterprise Record Chieftain, Enterprise, Oregon, December 12, 1940
Contributed by: Sue Wells