Biography of Robert Johnson
Springfield, Clark County, OH Biographies





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.

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


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