Roy Lee JOHNSON Joe Duke JOHNSON Nolen Eugene JOHNSON Pearl Lois GREEN Mini tree diagram

Joe Duke JOHNSON7,1,8,2,9,10,3,4,5,6,11,12

6th Jun 19011,2,3,4,5,6 - UNKNOWN

Life History

6th Jun 1901

Born in Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia.1,2,3,4,5,6

15th Sep 1924

Married Pearl Lois GREEN in Walters, Cotton, Oklahoma.6

26th Jul 1925

Birth of son Roy Lee JOHNSON in Henrietta, Clay, Texas.7,2,4,13,14,16

5th Sep 1928

Birth of son Joe Duke JOHNSON in Wichita Falls, Wichita, Texas.7,2,3,10,4

20th Jun 1939

Birth of son Nolen Eugene JOHNSON in Mercedes, Hidalgo, Texas.2,13,9,17,14,18,4,20,19

1st Aug 1953

Death of son Joe Duke JOHNSON in Black, Parmer, Texas.10,4

26th Apr 1983

Death of son Roy Lee JOHNSON in Potter County, Texas.4,13,14,15

7th Apr 1984

Death of Pearl Lois GREEN in Friona, Parmer, Texas.1,4

6th Nov 2001

Death of son Nolen Eugene JOHNSON in Houston, Harris, Texas.13,17,14,18,4,19


Died in Houston County, Texas




  • 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.  They were reported in the city directory in 1926, 1927 and 1930, as well as the 1930 federal census.

    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

    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]

    In 1940, Joe and Pearl are living in Raymondville, Texas, near Brownsville close to the southern tip of Texas.

    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]

    His son Nolen's birth record tells us that Joe's full name was Joe Duke Johnson.  His son, reported as Joe Jr, would thus also be Joe Duke Johnson.

    Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997
    Nolen Eugene Johnson
    Birth 20 Jun 1939 Hidalgo County
    Father's name Joe Duke Johnson
    Mother's name Pearl Lois Green

    His full name was also reported in his WWII draft registration.

    U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947
    Joe Duke Johnson
    Age 40
    Birth 6 Jul 1901 Fannin County, Georgia, USA
    Residence Sebastian County, Texas, USA
    Registration 16 Feb 1942 Sebastian County, Texas, USA
    5' 9"122 lbs, Light Brown Complexion, Blue Eyes, Black Hair
    Next of Kin Pearl Lois Johnson (wife)

    Joe's name on his gravestone is Joe D Johnston.  The headstone was photographed by Rachel Ruthart in October 2010.  The stone gives us the years of birth and death of Joe's wife Pearl Lois Green, but his date of death had not yet been carved at that time.

    Gravestone of Joe and Pearl Johnson
    Friona Cemetery, Friona, Parmer, Texas
    Pearl Lois  Feb 3, 1907  April 7, 1984
    Joe D Johnson  June 6, 1901 (no death date)

    Joe Duke Johnson
    Birth 6 Jun 1901 Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
    Death unknown
    Burial Friona Cemetery, Friona, Parmer County, Texas
    Spouse Pearl Lois Johnson 1907-1984 (m. 1924)
    Created by Steve McAnelly 10 Jun 2018
    --  Find A Grave Memorial 190490903,


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