Death of Pioneer
Wealthy and Influential Largo Citizen Dies Thursday
Mr. Johnson leaves a devoted and affectionate wife to mourn for him and to travel the troublous pathway of life alone. He also leaves four sons; Leavin, George, Louis and Powell; two daughters; Mrs. Ed Jeffords and Mrs. Lottie Drew, all of whom live in Largo, surrounding the home of the parents, except Mrs. Jeffords who resides in Ocala.
The funeral and interment took place Friday afternoon at the Meigs cemetery, and was largely attended by friends of the deceased.
C. W. Johnson came to the Pinellas Peninsula many years ago and by hard work and shrewd business ideas, built up a considerable fortune, owning much property in Clearwater and Largo, as well as in the country surrounding these towns. His best friends and greatest admirers were his close business friends, who associated his name with all that stood for honesty and high principles and from these will be chosen the pall bearers. He had been for years a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and Rev. Mitchell of that faith, officiated at the funeral.
Source: Evening Independent: 11-4-1907
Transcribed, Formatted and Submitted by Linda Flowers