Biography of Robert H. Johnson
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Robert H. Johnson, who is proprietor of the Johnson Tire & Battery Service Station, is a member of a well known family of Mt. Vernon. He was born here June 5, 1906, the son of Ellsworth and Grace A. (Durbin) Johnson.

Ellsworth Johnson was born in Mt. Vernon in 1878, and his wife was born here in 1881. He is the son of Charles Johnson, who was among the first settlers of Knox County, and the owner of a well improved farm near Mt. Vernon. He is deceased. His wife, Eliza, died in 1927. Their son, Eilsworth, now resides at Zanesville, Ohio.

Robert H. Johnson was educated in the public schools and is a graduate of Mt. Vernon High School. For a time he was employed by the Burson & Knerr Tire Company, and later spent a year with the Simmonds Company at Zanesville as their service manager. On Jan. 29, 1931, he established his present business at Westerville. He has the agency for the Seiberling tire, and also specializes in battery service. He is located at 9 South State Street.

From:
History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931


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