Biography of A. J. Johnson
Clearfield County, PA Biographies

A. J. JOHNSON,* division superintendent of the Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburg Railroad, who came to DuBois, Pa., in 1905, is a railroad man whose training in this line began in boyhood. He was born September 4, 1861, at Morefield, O., and is a son of William and Mary Johnson.

A. J. Johnson was ten years old when his parents moved to Uhrichsville, O., and there he went to school until old enough to work in a grocery store, where he remained about three years. In 1875 he became an employe of the Panhandle division of the Pennsylvania Railroad, at Dennison, O., and while working as a messenger boy had the courage, perseverance and ambition that made him master the art of telegraphy. He became an expert operator and received promotion in the offices of that company and continued until 1888, when he became train dispatcher for the Cincinnati Southern Railway. One year later he entered the employ of the Sciota Valley Railroad as train dispatcher, residing at that time at Columbus, O., and he continued with that road until it became a part of the Norfolk & Western system. In 1893 he became division superintendent of the Northern division of the B. R. & P. Railroad, being then located at Rochester, N. Y., and from there was transferred to his present location in 1905, when he established his home at DuBois.

In September,. 1882, Mr. Johnson was married to Miss Anna Miser, a resident of Columbus, 0., and they have three children, namely: George, an employe of the B. R. & P. Railroad, at New. Castle, Pa., who married Laura Hicks and has one child, Ruth; Hazel V., who is the wife of W. R. Landis, of DuBois, and has one son, Wilbur A.; and Ethel M., who resides with her parents. Mr. Johnson is identified fraternally with Lodge No. 797, F. & A. M., at Rochester, N. Y., and Lodge No. 349, Elks, at DuBois, Pa. He belongs also to the Acorn Club at DuBois.

Note - Sketches unrevised by subscribers are distinguished by a small astrict (*).

Twentieth Century History of
Clearfield County, Pennsylvania
and Representative Citizens.
BY: Roland D. Swoope, Jr.
Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co,
Chicago, Ill. 1911

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