Captain C. W. Johnson
Pinellas County Pioneer

Death of Pioneer

Wealthy and Influential Largo Citizen Dies Thursday

The death angel Thursday night, October 31st, called home the faithful spirit of Captain C. W. Johnson, of Largo, leaving a vacant place in the heart of every inhabitant in this section. He was widely known and much beloved, being of a kind, tender and generous disposition, making a true friend of every acquaintance. He had been a sufferer for many months with a painful form of kidney disease which proved incurable in spite of all medical aid, and it was this, together with his extreme old age, which caused his death.

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

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