Person:JOHNS, Arthur Clifford (1853 - 1935)

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JOHNS, Arthur Clifford (1853 - 1935)
Family(s): Johns
Person ID (Link to genealogy): GED link doc.gif I1241
Sex: M
Date born: 23 Jun 1853
Born in: St. Charles, Missouri
Date died: 6 Feb 1935
Died in: San Antonio, Texas
Buried in: Mission Burial Park South, San Antonio, Texas


Father: Person:JOHNS, John Jay (1818 - 1899)
Mother: DURFEE, Jane Amanda (1829-1915)
Spouse(s): TUTT, Laura Chiles (1857 - 1911)
Children(in Wiki):

Religious affiliation(s): Presbyterian
Occupation(s): Entrepreneur
Occupation details: Started and ran a lumber business.
Fawcett book: JOHNS, Arthur Clifford (1853 - 1935)
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Arthur Clifford Johns was born in St. Charles, Missouri. In 1872, he was enrolled in Massachusetts Agricultural College. In 1885, he moved to San Antonio, Texas with his sister, Lizzie, and her husband, Charles Henry Gauss to start a lumber business. Henry and Lizzie Gauss moved back to Missouri in 1892, but Arthur Johns remained in San Antonio, where he raised his family.

From Bill Fawcett's book:

Biographical sketch

ARTHUR CLIFFORD JOHNS was a brother of C. Elizabeth Johns (Gauss), who was born in 1854 and grew up in St. Charles, Missouri. He lived in Sedalia, Missouri ( -1884). During the summer of 1883 Charles Henry Gauss and A.C. Johns made plans to move to San Antonio, Texas (Light 8/19/1883). In 1885 they moved to San Antonio and created the lumber and building parntership, Gauss & Johns (336 S. Flores). Their partnership dissolved in 1892, but A.C. Johns continued the lumber business on his own for a year (1892-93) before selling out and managing other lumber business at the same location for William Cameron & Co (1894-1900) and R. H. Downman (1900- ?). A.C. Johns resided at 20 Macon (1885-87), 615 N. Flores (1889-90), 605 Bandera Ave. (1891-1900), and 701 W. Macon (1901 - ?). Arthur C. Johns died at his home (531 W. Magnolia) in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas on Wednesday, February 6, 1935. His funeral the next day at 3 p.m. was at the Hagy & McColium chapel with Dr. P.B. Hill officiating. A.C. Johns in buried in Mission Burial Park (Certificate 5887; San Antonio Express 2/7/1935:11). His widow, Mary Johns, died in Bexar County, Texas on March 11, 1908 (Certificate 6381). Other children of A.C Johns that survived him are: Warren J. Johns, J.J. Johns, Edward B. Johns, Arthur C. Johns Jr., Major Glover Johns, Margaret Johns, Florence Johns. Two infants born to A.C. Johns, Jr. died in Harris County, Texas: May 2 and 4, 1931 (Certificates 24054; 23824).


From A History of the Fawcetts and Related Families in America by William Bloys Fawcett. Used by permission of Dr. Fawcett.

This book was first published in 1996 and some of the information is quite dated. If you find errors or want to add updates, contact me, and I will add notes to the page.

Copyright © 1996, 2007 by William Bloys Fawcett, Jr. All rights reserved. No copies may be made of this document through any electronic, photocopying or other means without permission of the author.

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