William Homer Johnson

b. 27 March 1880, d. 8 December 1946

William Homer "Bud" Johnson, 1880-1946
  • William Homer Johnson was born on 27 March 1880 in Alabama.
  • George W. Johnson and Rebecca L. Rikard appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Srygley Beat, Colbert County, Alabama. Other members of the household included William Homer Johnson, El Sine Johnson and Rachel Johnson. Apparently son W. H. is identified as Jim (age 3 months). Also in the household was a sister of Rebecca, identified as "Wel"? (age 20), not yet identified.
  • He was known as Bud.
  • George W. Johnson Johnson homeplace, Cherokee, Alabama.
  • He married Ella M. Narmore, daughter of William Nelson Narmore and Unknown (?), circa 1899.
  • William Homer Johnson and Ella M. Narmore appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Cherokee, Colbert County, Alabama. Other members of the household included Edgar T. Johnson.
  • He was a merchant, according to the 1900 census.
  • A photographic portrait was made of Bud and Ella Johnson, about 1901.
  • William Homer Johnson became a widower at the 1907 death of his wife Ella M. Narmore.
  • William Homer Johnson appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Riverton, Colbert County, Alabama, at Riverton & Cherokee Road enumerated not far from his parents. Other members of the household included Edgar T. Johnson. Son Edgar was identified in 1900 as William E. Johnson, and also is enumerated in 1910 in the household of his mother's father, William Narmore, on Riverton Road in Cherokee.
  • He was operating a retail store, according to the 1910 census.
  • He married Ophelia Arnold on 7 September 1913 in Riverton, Colbert County, Alabama.
  • William Homer Johnson registered for the draft on 12 September 1918 in Tishomingo County, Mississippi, while living in Belmont with his wife Ophelia, self-employed there as a merchant.
  • William Homer Johnson and Ophelia Arnold appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Tishomingo County, Mississippi, enumerated next to the household of Bud's brother Sam. Other members of the household included Edgar T. Johnson, Dexter D. Johnson and Maude Mae Johnson. Son Edgar (age 21) was identified as William E. Johnson in 1880. Bud's sister Maude (age 26) is identified as Mollie Smith, and she and her two children also are enumerated in 1920 in the Tishomingo County household of her sister Eva Goss.
  • He was a merchant operating a general store, according to the 1920 census.
  • William Homer Johnson and Ophelia Arnold appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Tishomingo County, Mississippi, at East Port Road. Other members of the household included Dexter D. Johnson and Ray Warren Johnson.
  • He was a farmer, according to the 1930 census.
  • William Homer Johnson and Ophelia Arnold appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Tishomingo County, Mississippi. Other members of the household included Ray Warren Johnson. Also was grandson William Borden (age 13.)
  • He was a farmer, according to the 1940 census.
  • William Homer Johnson died on 8 December 1946 at age 66.
  • His wife Ophelia Arnold became a widow at his death.
  • He was buried at Mount Evergreen Cemetery in Iuka, Tishomingo County, Mississippi.
  • Last Edited: 4 Jun 2015

Family 1: Ella M. Narmore b. March 1875, d. 1907

Family 2: Ophelia Arnold b. 5 June 1894, d. 7 December 1968