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Query by smileskiles

Alvin Johnston, b. 1883 Ohio, is my great-grandfather. His parents were Warren and Frances, and his siblings were Walter, Ethel, Warren, and Edna. Alvin married Ida Weigman and had 4 children with her; Harold, Karlyn, Margaret, and Paul (my grandfather). I'm looking for any information regarding Alvin, his parents, and his family.

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on 2013-07-31 16:34:04

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by noggin on 2013-08-02 07:39:14

How Sure are you that William (Wm) Johnston and Alwilda are Alvins parents?

Alvin Johnston, "Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1958"
Name: Alvin Johnston
Birthplace: Wood Co., O.
Spouse's Name: Ida R. Weigman
Spouse's Birthplace: Pemberville, O.
Event Date: 17 Aug 1927
Event Place: Bowling Green, Wood, Ohio
Father's Name: Warren Johnston
Mother's Name: Frances Holcomb
Spouse's Father's Name: Henry Weigman
Spouse's Mother's Name: Lucy Mckean
Spouse's Marital Status: Single

Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M86909-6
System Origin: Ohio-VR
GS Film number: 409710
Reference ID: 2:3Q302HC

by noggin on 2013-08-02 11:17:03

There is this Alvin E Johnston - parents Alwilda &Wm T Johnston

United States Census, 1910"
Name: Alvin E Johnston
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1910
Event Place: Paris Ward 1, Edgar, Illinois, United States
District: 48
Gender: Male
Age: 10
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Race (Original): White
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Son
Birth Year (Estimated): 1900
Birthplace: Ohio
Immigration Year:
Father's Birthplace: Ohio
Mother's Birthplace: Illinois
Sheet Number and Letter: 10B
Household ID: 253
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: M1283
GS Film number: 1374299
Digital Folder Number: 004328181
Image Number: 00884
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head Wm T Johnston M 42 Ohio
Wife Alwilda Johnston F 45 Illinois
Son Harold R Johnston M 12 Ohio
Son Alvin E Johnston M 10 Ohio

by noggin on 2013-08-02 11:24:12

This looks like the Alvin who married Ida Weigman

1900 United States Federal Census about Alvin R Johnston
Name: Alvin R Johnston
Age: 17
Birth Date: Jan 1883
Birthplace: Ohio
Home in 1900: Milton, Wood, Ohio
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son
Marital Status: Single
Father's Name: Warren J Johnston
Father's Birthplace: Ohio
Mother's Name: Francis M Johnston
Mother's Birthplace: Ohio
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Warren J Johnston 42
Francis M Johnston 38
Walter L Johnston 19
Alvin R Johnston 17
Ethel M Johnston 11
Warren Johnston 6
Edna M Johnston 4

by noggin on 2013-08-02 11:33:21

Ok I think this confirms Alvin married Ida Wiegman and his parents were: Warren Johnston
& Frances Holcomb

1940 United States Federal Census
Name: Alvin Johnston
Age: 57
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1883
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Ohio
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Weston, Wood, Ohio
Map of Home in 1940:
Farm: Yes
Inferred Residence in 1935: Weston, Wood, Ohio
Residence in 1935: Same House
Sheet Number: 7A
Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 117
Occupation: Farmer
House Owned or Rented: Owned
Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: 1000
Attended School or College: No
Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 8th grade
Class of Worker: Working on own account
Weeks Worked in 1939: 52
Income: 0
Income Other Sources: Yes

Alvin Johnston 57
Ida Johnston 47
Paul Johnston 11
Harold Johnston 10
Margaret Ruth Johnston 7
Karlyn Johnston 5
Lucy Wiegman 81

by noggin on 2013-08-02 11:47:12

Looks like Alvin had a previous marriage:

Alvin R. Johnston, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1994"
Name: Alvin R. Johnston
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 12 Jul 1904
Event Place: Wood, Ohio, United States
Birthplace: Portage, Ohio
Father's Name: Warren Johnston
Mother's Name: Frances Holcome

Spouse's Name: Orpha L. Leimgruber
Spouse's Birthplace: Weston, O.
Spouse's Father's Name: Wm Leimgruber
Spouse's Mother's Name: Elsie Heath
Reference ID: p 54
GS Film number: 409705
Digital Folder Number: 004016704
Image Number: 00065

by noggin on 2013-08-02 11:49:52

1920 United States Federal Census
Name: Orpha L Johnston
Age: 32
Birth Year: abt 1888
Birthplace: Ohio
Home in 1920: Napoleon, Henry, Ohio
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Alvin R Johnston
Father's Birthplace: Ohio
Mother's Birthplace: Ohio
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes

Alvin R Johnston 36
Orpha L Johnston 32
Florence G Johnston 14
Galen W Johnston 9

by noggin on 2013-08-02 11:53:01

Web: Ohio, Find A Grave Index, 1787-2012 about Orpha Lillian Leimgruber Johnston
Name: Orpha Lillian Leimgruber Johnston
Birth Date: 31 Mar 1887
Age at Death: 39
Death Date: 11 Aug 1926
Burial Place: Weston, Wood County, Ohio, USA

Birth: Mar. 31, 1887
Wood County
Ohio, USA
Death: Aug. 11, 1926
Wood County
Ohio, USA

Orpha was the daughter of William and Elsie Heath Leimgruber both of Ohio. She married Alvin Johnston on 12 July 1904 in Wood County. Orpha died in her 39th year of tuberculosis.

Weston Cemetery
Wood County
Ohio, USA
Plot: SectionBA Row 8 Stone 10

by smileskiles on 2013-08-02 16:02:12

Thank you! I was unsure of Alvin's parents names, and was going off a record I found a few years back.
Also, yes, that was his first wife. I did not know her names or the names of the children from their marriage, but I remember hearing Ida had been brought home from Egypt where she was teaching to marry the widower.

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