Biography of M. D. Johnson
Springfield, Clark County, OH Biographies





M. D. JOHNSON, tobacconist, Springfield. Mr. Johnston is the junior partner of Johnston & Son, wholesale tobacco dealers, Main street. This house was established in 1868, and is the only wholesale tobacco house in the city. He was born in this county March 3, 1851; attended school until 17 years old, graduating in garrison's Commercial College of Springfield in his 18th year, when he entered the store of Kidder, Johnston & Co., as bookkeeper. In 1878, he was taken into partnership with his father, when the firm was changed to its present name. He was married, Nov. 1, 1875, to Lucy M. Slack, daughter of Peter and Maria Slack They have three children, two boys and one girl. He has been through life so far honorable and upright in all his transactions, adhering strictly to business, and has established beyond a doubt a reputation for truth and veracity. He has been a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for fifteen years; he was Secretary of the Sunday school of New Carlisle (the place of his birth) two years; and Secretary of the Mission Sunday School of this city one year, and at present is Secretary of the Center Street Methodist Episcopal Sunday School of this city.

From:
History of Clark County, Ohio
W. H. Beers & Co.
Chicago 1881


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