S: JOHNSON FAMILY
BC: If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all your generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are a continuation of each of these people.
FC: A circle of strength and love.......... Our Family founded on faith....... kept by God..... Forever Together
1: Susan Marie | Arvie Dale Johnson (Father) | Lillie Marie Barks (Mother) | Johnson Family Tree | Randall Dale | Sandra Jean | Rhonda Gay | Brenda Fay | Courtney Lawrence Oriole Edna Raue (Grandparents) | Jesse Grunda Barks Gussie Irene Kellerman (Grandparents) | Thomas Jefferson Barks Jane Pathemia Rutter (Great-Grandparents) | Augusta Kellerman Mary Ann Gann (Great-Grandparents) | George M. Johnson Helen Estella Myers (Great-Grandparents | Charles G. Raue Annie White (Great-Grandparents) | CHILDREN
2: Great Grandparents | Courtney & Oriole Johnson
3: The Johnson Clan - 1954 | Courtney Laurence - January 28, 1915 Ivan Virgel - March24, 1917 Linwood Raue - September 7, 1918 Ralph Vernon - September 1, 1919 Verna Gereldene - November 9, 1920 Vera Alene - January 30, 1923 Arvie Dale - August 20, 1925 Alta Marjorie - September 3, 1926 | Orley Wilford - September 23, 1927 Ruth Marie - December 16, 1928 Charles Eugene - February 12, 1930 Janette Winfreed - January 31, 1931 Jack Wilfred - January 31, 1931 Olen Lindell - December 9, 1934 Donald Lee - May 25, 1938 | Courtney Johnson April 12, 1893 Oriole Raue Nov. 27, 1895 Married - June 8, 1914
4: Great Grandparents Jesse & Gussie Barks
5: Jesse Grunda - September 10, 1887 Gussie Irene - April 11, 1892 Married - September 26, 1909 | Jessie Irene - December 18, 1910 Mary Nettie - September 3, 1912 William Glenwood - January 13, 1919 Marvfin Joseph - June 15, 1922 Florence May - November 16, 1924 Vivian Ruth - January 19, 1927 Lillie Marie - March 13, 1928
6: When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses. ~Joyce Brothers
7: K E L L E R M A N N / G A N N | The earliest couple in this line that Mr. & Mrs. Charles Kellerman were aware of is Elizabeth Robinson who married an I.M. Fowler who was born on April 25, 1846 and succumbed October 21, 1901. She married Monroe Gann who was born Nov. 16, 1844 in Chattanooga, Tenn., and died March 6, 1922 in St. Francois County, MO. Mr. Gann served in the Union Army as a private in Company F, Unit 5 Missouri Infantry. He was buried in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Bismarck, Missouri. Their daughter, Mary Ann Gann, was born on Nov. 4, 1866 in Carbondale, Illinois and died October 1, 1961. Mary married Augusta (Gus) Kellerman. Gus died January 1892, three months before his daughter, Augusta (Gussie) Irene ws born. (April 11, 1892) Gus had three children from a previous marriage: Henry W. born May 27, 1876, in Iron Mountain, Mo and died July 9, 1941 in Flat River, Mo. William T. born 1877 in Iron Mountain and died in 1960 in Zortman, MT, and Mima R born Feb 2, 1881 in Iron Mountain, Mo and died Feb. 2, 1941 in Desloge, Mo. Mary & Gus had two children together: Martin born July 15, 1890 in Iron Mountain and died Jan. 17, 1949 and Augusta (Gussie) Irene born April 11, 1892 in Iron Mountain, Mo and died May 6, 1961, almost 6 months before her mother passed away. When Gus died, Mary mary married her stepson, Nenry, on Feb. 22, 1895 by the Justice of Peace, D.L. Rivers. They had 8 children, Harry L (April 5, 1896-Sept. 1, 1969), Willaim M. (Oct. 10, 1898-Sept. 7, 1969), Jesse (Aug. 14, 1900-Jan. 24, 1979), Lessie (Aug. 14, 1900 - May 24, 1901), Floyd (April 19, 1902 - June 9, 1902), Charles (died at birth) Goldia Mae (Oct. 14, 1907 - Jan3, 1990), and Minnie (March 26, 1909- May 13, 1979). Harry was a standing member of the KKK, Knights of Columbia, and was a barber at State Hospital NO. 4. He lived by the chat dump and used snuff. Gussie Kellerman supposedly had the "gift" of healing thrush because she was born without ever seeing her father's face, women would bring their babies to her 3 days in a row and Gussie would blow in their babies mouths three times. Gussie was also a midwife & was considered a good cook. Grandma Kellerman ws fond of folk remedies at times. She rubbed cedar on warts & threw the cedar away to get rid of them & her remedy for carsickness was to suck on a lemon. Jessie Grunda Barks (Sept. 10, 1887 - May 9, 1981, a year after his daughter Jesie died. He attended Doe Run School with Gussie. He admired Gussie so much that he would walk up & down in front of her large house, near a cemetery in Doe Run, just to look at her. He married her on Sept. 6, 1904. Jesse was the son of Thomas Jefferson & Parthemia Rutter Barks (died 1897). Thomas Jefferson Barks (born in Bollinger County in 1867 & died Feb 18, 1947 in Santa Monica, California. He was the sone of Edward Barks. After Parthemia's death, Thomas married Mary Kimble in 1899. Thomas's siblings were Eva Barks Ramsey of Sikeston, Mo, Ed Barks of Marble Hill, Mo., & Mrs. John Rhodes of Cape Girardeau., Mo., William E., Charles, & Emma. William lived in Herculaneum most of his life until Grandma b"arks died then he lived with Jesse. He married Blanche Lujpkey. He had a son that was a doctor Orvile who now lived in Sanford, Florida His other son Donald, was a music minister, who later committed suicide. William was a heavy drinker.
9: B A R K S
12: I've fallen in love many times........always with you
13: On Thursday, April 10, 1945, Lillie Marie Barks and Arvie Dale Johnson eloped to Corning, Arkansas and were married by the justice of the peace. Best man was Robert Gordon, brother-in-law of Arvie, & Ruth Gordan, sister of Arvie. | "IN LOVE THE PARADOX OCCURS THAT TWO BEINGS BECOME ONE AND YET REMAIN TWO"
17: We don't know what changes lie ahead or where our shared path will lead......But what I do know is that I'm here for you today......to listen or talk.....to applaud or console....to want.....need.....and to love you with all of my heart.
18: B R E N D A F A Y
19: Father | sANDRA jEAN
21: Great Grandparents | Parents
23: Celebrating Fifty Years
24: G R A N D S O N S
25: G R A N D A U G H T E R S
26: G | R | E | A | A | T | - | G
27: A | R | A | N | D | K | I | D | S
28: To my amazing children, Danielle, Ben, Courtney, & Brianna, Seems like yesterday that I made this original book for my mom and dad. It has been 9 years this month. A lot has happened in those 9 years. We've laughed, we've cried. We've lost love ones, and we've celebrated new births. We have hurt others and we have been hurt. But, through it all there is one thing that hasn't changed and that is the love that this family has and no matter what happens, we love each other unconditionally. That, my dear children is what family is all about. Time passes too quickly to hold grudges and not to enjoy life to its fullest. My prayer for you and my grandchildren is first of all to put God first in your life, and second of all to love, love, love.