CHAUNCEY G. JOHNSON, MERIDEN: Real Estate.
Chauncey G. Johnson, who is engaged in the real estate business in Meriden, with a large and successful patronage,
was born at Johnstown, Ohio, Aug. 15, 1845, and at four years of age removed with his parents to Durham, Conn.,
where he was educated in the common schools. Both of his parents died before he was thirteen years of age. In 186r
at the age of sixteen he removed from Durham to Meriden and has grown up with the city, being identified with its
best interests. He is an active member of the Congregational church and the Young Men's Christian Association.
In 1884 he commenced the building up of a successful fire insurance business, but in 1889 disposed of his interest
to the Meriden Fire Insurance Co. Since then he has devoted his time entirely to real estate interests. During
the winter of 1888 he took a three months' trip through the principal cities of the south and to California, and
on the return trip visited the principal western cities with a view of gaining a thorough knowledge of real estate.
Flattering offers were made him while in California and also in Denver to locate there in real estate interests,
but having built up a successful business in Meriden he concluded to remain there where he was well known and possetsed
the confidence and patronage of the people. He also has the management of several large estates, giving his personal
attention to the business in all its details. Mr. Johnson is a republican in politics. He was one of the first
letter carriers in Meriden. He is connected with a number of dubs and associations and is a popular gentleman.
His wife, who was Miss Lucy M. Lee prior to her marriage, died in October, 1889. Only one daughter remains in the
Illustrated Popular Biography
Compiled and Published by J. A. Spalding
Press of the Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co.
Hartford, Conn. 1891
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