James Taylor GREEN Delia Ozella GREEN Harry Benjamin GREEN Joe Duke JOHNSON Roy Lee JOHNSON Joe Duke JOHNSON Nolen Eugene JOHNSON Arlie Wesley GREEN James Elmer GREEN George Emory GREEN James Taylor GREEN Glen Woodrow GREEN Frieda B GREEN Mattie Mable GREEN Mattie Arletta LOVIN Mini tree diagram
Pearl Lois GREEN

Pearl Lois GREEN1,2,3,10,4,5,6,11,7,12,8,13,14

3rd Feb 19071,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 - 7th Apr 19844,7

Life History

3rd Feb 1907

Born in Marlow, Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8


Resident in Marlow, Stephens, Oklahoma.5

15th Sep 1924

Married Joe Duke JOHNSON in Walters, Cotton, Oklahoma.8

26th Jul 1925

Birth of son Roy Lee JOHNSON in Henrietta, Clay, Texas.1,18,7,15,16,19

5th Sep 1928

Birth of son Joe Duke JOHNSON in Wichita Falls, Wichita, Texas.1,18,6,20,7

20th Jun 1939

Birth of son Nolen Eugene JOHNSON in Mercedes, Hidalgo, Texas.18,15,12,21,16,22,7,23,24

1st Aug 1953

Death of son Joe Duke JOHNSON in Black, Parmer, Texas.20,7

26th Apr 1983

Death of son Roy Lee JOHNSON in Potter County, Texas.7,15,16,17

7th Apr 1984

Died in Friona, Parmer, Texas.4,7

9th Apr 1984

Buried in Friona Cemetery, Friona, Parmer County, Texas.7

Other facts


Residence2 in Friona, Texas.9


  • 1910 Federal Census, Stephens County, Oklahoma, 29 April, Marlow Ward 3, District 239, page 14B, Hse #265, Fam #272
    Green, Taylor J Head M W 31 Married 8 yrs TX  Unknown Unknown  Real Estate Owns Home
    Green, Mattie Wife F W 26 Married 8 yrs OK MS TN
    Green, Pearl Daughter F W 3 OK TX OK

    1920 Federal Census, Stephens County, Oklahoma, 28 January, Marlow Ward 2, District 257, page 13B, Hse #441, Fam #562
    Green, J Taylor Head Owns Home Free  M W 41 TX GA IL Real Estate
    Green, Mattie Wife F W 35 OK MS AR
    Green, Pearl Daughter F W 12 OK MS [sic] AR

    Pearl married Joe Duke Johnson in 1924.

    Oklahoma, County Marriage Records, 1890-1995
    Joe Johnson, Age 23 born Georgia (abt 1901), Residence Duncan, Stephens County, Oklahoma
    Pearl Green, Age 18 born Oklahoma (abt 1906)), Residence Duncan, Stephens County, Oklahoma
    Marriage 15 September 1924 Walters, Cotton County, Oklahoma, USA
    Ceremony by M P Timberlake, Minister of the Gospel, Methodist Episcopal Church South, of Walters, Cotton County, Oklahoma
    Witnesses Mrs B Jones of Walters, and Mrs M P Timberlake of Walters
    Recorded 15 September 1924, Cotton County Marriage Book, p 512, Record #2587

    They moved soon from Stephens County, Oklahoam, to Wichita Falls Texas, southwest of them.

    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    Wichita Falls, Texas, City Directory, 1926, p 272
    Johnson Jos D (Pearl) clk Piggly-Wiggly #2 r 410 Travis

    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    Wichita Falls, Texas, City Directory, 1927 p 283
    Johnson Jos D (Pearl) checker Piggly-Wiggly #8 h 1704 Filmore

    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    Wichita Falls, Texas, City Directory, 1930, p 204
    Johnson Jos D (Pearl L) mgr Clarence Saunder Store #3 h 908 Collins

    Pearl Green and Joe Johnson had two sons and a daughter, reported by Loretta Gregory Gay as Roy Lee, Bobby and Linda.  Joe and Pearl are found in the 1930 census in Wichita Falls.  The two children reported at that time were named Roy L and Joe D.  Various records inform us that the spelling of the surname is Johnson.

    1930 Federal Census, Wichita County, Texas, 7 April, Wichita Falls, District 25, page 9A, 1908 Collins St, Hse #160, Fam #168
    Johnson, Joe D Head Rents $25 M W 28 First Married at 23 yrs old GA GA GA Grocery Clerk [b abt 1902]
    Johnson, Pearl L Wife F W 23 First Married at 17 yrs old OK OK OK No Occupation [b abt 1907]
    Johnson, Roy L Son M W 4 Single TX GA OK [b abt 1926]
    Johnson, Joe D Son M W 1yr1mo Single TX GA OK [b abt Feb 1929]

    Hugh Green reports that Bobby and Linda Johnson were children of Roy Lee, the oldest son of Joe Duke Johnson and Pearl Lois Green.  Hugh was Hubert Dale Green, Pearl's nephew, the soin of Pearl Lois' brother Harry B Green and Dorthea Benger.

    "Pearl Green Johnson had three sons - Roy Lee (wife was Annette), J D and Nolan.  Bobby and Linda as listed in your file were Roy Lee's children. As far as I know now, all of the sons and grandchildren are living."
    --  Hugh Green, via Rachel Ruthart, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 17 October 2010

    Before 1935, Pearl and Joe moved to the New Mexico border town of Friona, Texas, in Parmer County, where her parents were living.  But before 1940 they moved down near the southen tip of Texas in Raymondville, Willacy County, Texas, where Joe was running a gas station.

    1940 Federal Census, Willacy County, Texas, 19 April, Raymondville, District 245-3, page 21B, E Hidalgo Ave, Hse #423, Rents $10
    Johnson, Joe D Head M W 37 Grade H1 GA Friona Pamer [Parmer] Co in 1935  Proprietor, Gasoline Station [b abt 1903]
    Johnson, Pearl L Wife F W 33 Grade H3 OK Friona Pamer [Parmer] Co in 1935  [b abt 1907]
    Johnson, Roy Lee Son M W 14 Single Grade H1 TX Friona Pamer [Parmer] Co in 1935  [b abt 1926]
    Johnson, Joe Jr Son M W 11 Single Grade 4 TX Friona Pamer [Parmer] Co in 1935  [b abt 1929]
    Johnson, Nolan Son M W 9mos Single Grade 0 TX  [b abt July 1939]

    Pearl and Joe later moved back to Friona, Texas, where they lived till their death.

    Social Security Death Index
    Pearl Johnson
    Born 3 Feb 1907
    Died Apr 1984
    Last Residence Friona, Parmer, Texas 79035
    SSN 464-42-8927 issued Texas (Before 1951)

    The name on Pearl's memorial on find a Grave is Pearl Lois Johnson, matching hernephew Hugh's report above and the census reports of Pearl L Johnson.  But in early 2020, I found someone had attached the memorial for a Pearl Jean Green Peaster of Dallas, Texas, to Pearl Lois' parents James T Green and Mattie A Lovin of our family.  This Pearl Jean Green was born in Klamath, Oregon, where none of this family had ever been.  The other child links for J T and Mattie were correct, including some memorials I wrote.  Pearl Lois is buried in the Friona Cemetery like her parents.

    Pearl Lois Green Johnson
    Birth Feb 3, 1907 Marlow, Stephens County, Oklahoma, USA
    Death 7 Apr 1984 (aged 77) Friona, Parmer County, Texas, USA

    James Taylor Green 1878-1964
    Mattie Arletta Lovin Green 1884-1969

    Spouse Joe D Johnson 1901 - unknown (m. 1924)

    Delia Ozella Green 1902-1908
    Harry Benjamin Green 1904-1987
    Pearl Jean Green Peaster 1907-1947
    Arlie Wesley Green 1911-1981
    James Elmer Green 1913-1996
    George Emory Green 1916-1991
    James Taylor Green 1919-1991
    Glen Woodrow Green 1921-1992
    Mattie Mable Green 1926-1928

    Roy Lee Johnson 1925-1983
    J D Johnson 1928-1953
    Nolen E Johnson 1939-2001

    Funeral services for Pearl Johnson, 77, were held Monday, April 9, at 2 p.m. in the United Pentecostal Church with Rev. Gaylon Chapman of Midland and Rev. Gary Fant, pastor, officiating.

    Burial was in the Friona Cemetery under the direction of Ellis-Blackwell Funeral Home of Friona.

    Born February 3, 1907 in Marlowe, Oklahoma she married Joe Johnson September 15, 1923 in Walters, Oklahoma. They moved to Friona in 1932 from Wichita Falls. She and her husband owned and operated Johnson's Food Market for 18 years. They retired in 1973. Mrs. Johnson was a member of the United Pentecostal Church. She died Saturday, April 7 in Parmer County Community Hospital.

    She was preceded in death by two sons, J.D. Johnson and Roy Lee Johnson.

    Survivors include her husband, Joe, of the home in Friona; one son, Nolen Johnson of Houston; one sister, Frieda Merrick of Amarillo; five brothers, Harry Green of Canyon, J.T. Green of Amarillo, Elmer Green of Dallas, George Green of Sublette, Kansas, and Glen Green of Empire, Arkansas; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

    Pallbearers were J.B. Buske, Hannah Malouf, Herbert Day, John Terry, Lloyd Mingus and Glendel Jones.

    (Published in The Friona Star, Volume 60, Number 28, Sunday, April 15, 1984, Page 2)

    Oklahoma, County Marriage Records, 1890-1995
    Pearl Green, Age 18 (b abt 1906)
    Marriage 15 Sep 1924 Cotton County, Oklahoma, USA
    Joe Johnson

    Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000
    Pearl Johnson
    Death Date 7 Apr 1984 Parmer County
    Gender Female

    Burial Friona Cemetery, Friona, Parmer County, Texas
    Created by Mary Russell Apr 15, 2016
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #161125762, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/161125762/johnson


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