Rainbow Vet, brother of Wilmette woman, buried [Lieut. Frederick W. Johnson]
Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 23 Aug 1929, p. 5

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Lieut. Frederick W. Johnson, a brother of Mrs. C. H. Mayer of Wilmette and a son of Mrs. Amanda Johnson, who resides with Mrs. Mayer, was buried with military honors on Tuesday of last week at Rosehill cemetery. Members of Logan Square Post of the American Legion constituted the firing squad.

Lieut. Johnson served overseas with the Rainbow division in the World war. He was gassed in action and never completely recovered his strength. Recently a blister on the hand developed an infection which threatened blood poison. He was taken to St. Luke’s hospital and operated on. There, while recovering, an accidental fall caused his death.

Because of the disability incurred in the war he was forced to abandon plans for indoor work and to drop his ambitions to become a cartoonist, for which he had talent. At the time of his death he was a mail carrier. In addition to his mother and sister in Wilmette, he is survived by his widow an a seven year old daughter, two sisters, Mrs. Walter E. Tedums of Lemont and Mrs. Jennie Wakelund of Chicago, and one brother, Clarence Johnson, also of Chicago.

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23 Aug 1929
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Johnson, Amanda ; Johnson, Clarence ; Johnson, Frederick ; Mayer, C. H. Mrs. ; Tedums, Walter Mrs. ; Wakelund, Jennie
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 42.07225 Longitude: -87.72284
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Rainbow Vet, brother of Wilmette woman, buried [Lieut. Frederick W. Johnson]