History of Orange County, California : with biographical sketches of the leading men and women of the county who have been identified with its earliest growth and development from the early days to the present . f the mainstays of the mother,who is still living at Kirksville, in her eighty-second year. They had four children,and one died in infancy; the others, still living, being Alice M. Grassle, wife ofGeorge Grassle, a retired banker and capitalist, at Kirksville; Abe W. Johnson, oursubject, and Dr. John K. Johnson, of Jefferson, Green County, Iowa. Abe grew up on a farm in the country unt

History of Orange County, California : with biographical sketches of the leading men and women of the county who have been identified with its earliest growth and development from the early days to the present . f the mainstays of the mother,who is still living at Kirksville, in her eighty-second year. They had four children,and one died in infancy; the others, still living, being Alice M. Grassle, wife ofGeorge Grassle, a retired banker and capitalist, at Kirksville; Abe W. Johnson, oursubject, and Dr. John K. Johnson, of Jefferson, Green County, Iowa. Abe grew up on a farm in the country unt Stock Photo
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History of Orange County, California : with biographical sketches of the leading men and women of the county who have been identified with its earliest growth and development from the early days to the present . f the mainstays of the mother, who is still living at Kirksville, in her eighty-second year. They had four children, and one died in infancy; the others, still living, being Alice M. Grassle, wife ofGeorge Grassle, a retired banker and capitalist, at Kirksville; Abe W. Johnson, oursubject, and Dr. John K. Johnson, of Jefferson, Green County, Iowa. Abe grew up on a farm in the country until he was eight years of age. and thenhis folks moved into Kirksville, where he attended the grammar school, and after-ward studied at the Kirksville State Normal, which graduated both General Pershing, and Captain Arthur L. Willard of the Flagship New Mexico, U. S. Navy. For threeyears he was apprenticed to the cigar-makers trade at Kirksville, and when twenty-one assumed the management, with his brother, of his mothers farm. At Kirksville.too, he married Miss Jennie Wayman, who was born in Illinois, and after his marriagehe continued to farm until 1899, when he decided to come west to the Pacific Coast.. ?^ ^ HISTORY OF ORANGE COUNTY 679 Arriving in California, he farmed for a year at Garden Grove, and then he wentto the Fred W. Bixby Ranch at Long Beach, where for three years he farmed 700acres to barley. Tn 1904 he came to the San Joaquin Ranch, and he has been hereever since. For several years he farmed grain, planting as much as 1, 200 acresto barley and wheat. The second year that he was on the Irvine Ranch he raised acrop of si.xty acres of lima beans. Since then he has been successful, and he is one ofthe pioneer lima bean growers on the San Joaquin. Now he is a member of theSouthern California Lima Bean Growers Association. Four children blessed the union of Mr. and Mrs. Johnson; Leonore is the wifeof Oscar ilson, a rancher on the San Joaquin, one mile south of Irvi

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