|Published in the Tribune January 24, 1918|
Carl Johnson Dies At Great Lakes, Ill.
Carl Johnson, a Herman boy, who enlisted last fall in the Navy as a fireman, died Thursday evening at Great Lakes Navel Training Station after a few weeks illness of measles, followed by an attack of pneumonia. He came to this country with his grandfather when seven years old, and his mother still lives in Norway. He had taken out government insurance of $4000 payable to his mother. Carl Johnson was born in Norway, August 12, 1890. Before enlisting in the Navy, he had worked for Jim VanHorn near Herman for some six years. He leaves to mourn his demise his mother in Norway, his grandfather, who makes his home with Oscar Thone, a sister, Emily Olson, of Minneapolis, and two aunts, Mrs. Oscar Thone and Mrs. Henry Horn.
The funeral was held Monday at 1:00 p.m. from the home of Oscar Thone, and the remains were laid to rest in the Thone Cemetery.
Obituary courtesy of the Washington Genealogical Society. Newspaper clipping on file at the Blair Public Library/