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

Joe Duke JOHNSON1,2,3,6,4,5

5th Sep 19281,2,3,4,5 - 1st Aug 19534,5

Life History

5th Sep 1928

Born in Wichita Falls, Wichita, Texas.1,2,3,4,5

1st Aug 1953

Died in Black, Parmer, Texas.4,5

Fractured Skull from Automobile Accident

3rd Aug 1953

Buried in Friona Cemetery, Friona, Parmer County, Texas.4,5


  • Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1932
    J D Johnson
    Birth 8:30 PM 5 Sep 1928 Wichita Falls, Wichita, Texas
    Father Joe Johnson born Atlanta, Georgia, Residence Wichita Falls, Texas
    Occupation Grocery Clerk
    Mother Pearl Green born Marlow, Oklahoma, Residence Wichita Falls, Texas

    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, Joe D Son M W 1yr1mo Single TX GA OK [b abt Feb 1929]

    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, Joe Jr Son M W 11 Single Grade 4 TX Friona Pamer [Parmer] Co in 1935  [b abt 1929]

    Joe's brother Nolen's birth record tells us that their father's full name was Joe Duke Johnson.  Joe reported in 1930 as Joe D like his father and in 1940 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

    Joe Jr died in a car wreck a few miles east of Friona.

    Texas, Death Certificates, 1903-1982
    J D Johnson
    Birth 5 September 1928 Texas
    Residence Friona, Parmer, Texas
    Father Joe D Johnson, born Georgia
    Mother Pearl Green, born Oklahoma
    Age at Death 24 yrs, 10 mos, 26 days
    Occupation Farm Laborer
    Death 1 August 1953 Hwy 60, 1 mi west of Black, Rural Precinct 1, Parmer County, Texas
    [This is east of Friona]
    Cause of death Fractured Skull from Automobile Accident
    Burial 3 August Friona Cemetery, Friona, Parmer County, Texas
    Certificate 428967 filed 3 August 1953, filed State 8 September 1953

    J D Johnson
    Birth 5 Sep 1928 Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Texas
    Death 1 Aug 1953 (aged 24) Parmer County, Texas
    Burial Friona Cemetery, Friona, Parmer County, Texas

    Joe Duke Johnson  1901 - unknown
    Pearl Lois Green Johnson 1907-1984
    Roy Lee Johnson 1925-1983
    Nolen E Johnson 1939-2001

    Tragedy struck surely and quickly on Parmer County highways this week-end, leaving a traffic toll of three dead, at least five injured, two automobiles demolished, two trucks partially damaged, and nine children left fatherless.

    Burl Harrison Beene, 29, Friona; A.D. Johnson, 24, Friona; and Carl Davis Greeson, 39, Black; were killed Saturday night in a collision a few hundred yards west of the Black elevators. Glen Mingus, passenger in the same automobile, was hosptalized [sic], and his condition is said to be satisfactory. Time of the collision was near 9 o'clock Saturday night.

    Beene was driving eastward on Highway 60 in a new Mercury, with Johnson, Greeson and Mingus as passengers. Highway patrolmen reported that the Beene car evidently pulled out to pass a car driven by Ray Landrum and collided with a truck driven by Marvin Valentine Crow of Clovis, who escaped injury. Evidently seeing the imminent collision, Beene apparently headed for the north barrow pit, the westbound truck striking the Mercury broadsided. Investigating officers said that the car never overturned, though was as badly wrecked as most overturned cars they have seen. All bodies were thrown clear of the car.

    Sheriff Charles Lovelace was at the drive-in theatre in Friona when he received the call via police radio from the highway patol [sic]. Picking up Justice of the Peace Walter Loveless, they went to the scene immediately. Dr. Smith, who accompanied the local ambulance, stated that Greeson wasn't dead at the time he reached him, however he died en route to the Parmer County hospital.

    (Published in The Friona Star, Volume 29, Number 1, Thursday, August 6, 1953, Page 1)

    Funeral services for J.D. Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe D. Johnson of Friona, were conducted Monday afternoon at 4:30 in the Friona Baptist Church.

    Services were conducted by Rev. Sam McLean of the Pentecostal Church at Lubbock, assisted by Rev. R.W. Wilburn and Rev. E.E. Houlette of Friona.

    Interment was in the Friona Cemetery under the direction of Gililland Funeral Home of Hereford.

    Johnson was born September 5, 1928, at Wichita Falls, Texas, moving to near Friona in 1931. He died August 1, 1953 at the age of 24 years, 10 months and 27 days.

    J.D. finished school at the Friona High School in 1945. He entered the armed services November 10, 1950, and was in combat service with the 45th Division in Korea. In this service he was awarded the Purple Heart. He was released from active duty September 24th 1852, and remained in the Enlisted Reserve Corps.

    Survivors include the parents; Mr. and Mrs. Joe D. Johnson, two brothers, Roy Lee and Nolen Eugene, and three grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Taylor Green and Mr. B.F. Johnson, together with a number of uncles, aunts and other relatives.

    (Published in The Friona Star, Volume 29, Number 1, Thursday, August 6, 1953, Page 5)

    Maintained by Edith Guynes Stanley, Originally Created by Mary(Coggin)Russell 15 Apr 2016
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