ROBERT JOHNSON, manufacturer, Springfield, was born near Springfield in 1832; he was raised on a farm, but when
18 years of age left the farm to learn the carpenter trade, and subsequently following carpentering and building
until about 1867, during which time he built as contractor many residences and business buildings in the then village
of Springfield. On the organization of the Champion Machine Company, in 1867, Mr. Johnson became a member, and
has been the efficient and trusted Secretary since 1870. As the history of this establishment appears elsewhere
in this work, any detailed statement here would appear superfluous. It will be sufficient to say that Mr. Johnson
has shared in the difficulties and enioyed the triumphs of the management of this vast establishment. He has the
iinmediate general supervision of the manufacturing and has also been Secretary of the Champion Malleable Iron
Works since 1873, and is a Director of the Champion Bar and Knife Works. He married in 1860 Miss Adelaide, daughter
of William Humphreys, an early and honored resident of Springfield, now deceased, by whom he has four daughters
and three sons. Mr. Johnson's residence is No. 197 Market street, corner of Pleasant. He is a skilled mechanic,
an able business manager and worthy citizen.
History of Clark County, Ohio
W. H. Beers & Co.
Clark County, Ohio
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