DR. I. C. JOHNSON was born in Indianapolis, Ind., September 26, 1829. He is the son of Isaac Johnson, a native
of Vermont, and Barshebah (Helvey) Johnson, born in North Caroina. His parents were .married in Indianapolis, and
his father died at the age of thirty. In 1835, our subject was sent to live with his uncle, Joel Helvey, in Huntington
County, Ind., where he remained until he was eighteen years of age, attending the common schools of that district.
He was sent to learn the millwright's trade in Wabash County, and in 1846 went with his brother in law to Grant
County and engaged in the milling business. In the fall of 1855, he commenced the study of medicine in the office
of Drs. W. & A. Lomax, of Marion, Grant County. After remaining there one year, he read two years with Dr.
D. W. Taylor, in Grant County. He attended lectures during the winter of 1860-61 at the Rush Medical College at
Chicago, and in 1863 again entered that institution, graduating the following spring. He commenced practice in
Kokomo in May, 1863, and in the spring of 1864 he entered the army as Contract Surgeon in a hospital in Nashville,
and the following February received the commission of Acting Assistant Surgeon in the One Hundred and Fifty third
Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and served in that capacity until the close of the war, when he returned to
Kokomo and resumed his active practice. In 1874 he was elected County Treasurer, serving two terms. His administration
was eminently satisfactory, and was characterized by dignity, efficiency and perfect integrity. Since the close
of the term of office, he has been actively engaged in his extensive practice, and ranks as one of the leading
physicians in the county. He has served as President of the Kokomo Academy of Medicine, and is now President of
the Howard County Medical Association. He is a prominent member of the I. O. O. F., and has passed all the chairs
in that lodge. Dr. Johnson was married in 1857, to Miss Adelaide Swope, a native of Wayne County, Ind. This union
has been blessed with four children, only one of whom is living - Minnie. Dr. Johnson is a member of the Methodist
Episcopal Church, and his political principles are those of the Republican party, with which he has been connected
since its organization. He has been active in promoting the prosperity of Kokomo, and takes a leading part in whatever
promises to benefit the city and county. Dr. Johnson has been a student all of his life, and keeps pace with the
advancement of his profession. He is a man of solid worth, courteous, temperate, upright, and possesses superior
business and social attributes.
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Howard County, IN
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