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Johnston, Richard Malcolm

Johnston, Richard Malcolm

Male 1911 - 1986  (75 years)

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  • Name Johnston, Richard Malcolm  [1
    Born 14 Apr 1911 
    Gender Male 
    Name Honey 
    Reference Number 9880 
    Died 28 Dec 1986 
    Buried Yanceyville United Methodist Church, Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I9707  Caswell County
    Last Modified 1 Aug 2022 

    Father Johnston, Julius,   b. 23 Jan 1856, Rockingham County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1914  (Age 58 years) 
    Mother Russell, Willie H.,   b. 20 Dec 1866, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1941  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 1888 
    Reference Number 42392 
    Family ID F2939  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Stephens, Harriet Walker,   b. 1 Mar 1917,   d. 25 Jul 2000  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 21 Mar 1941  [1
    Reference Number 70263 
    Notes 
    • Johnston-Stephens

      "Mrs. Paul Taylor Stephens announces the marriage of her daughter, Harriet Walker, to Richard Malcolm Johnston, son of Mrs. Jule Johnston and the late Mr. Johnston of Yanceyville, on March 21, 1941, in Cheraw, S.C. At home, after May 1 in Wilmington."

      The News and Observer (Raleigh, North Carolina), 30 March 1941, Sunday, Page 32.
    Children 
    +1. Living
     2. Johnston, Julius III,   b. 14 Jun 1943, Danville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1968  (Age 24 years)  [natural]
     3. Johnston, Harriet Stephens,   b. 21 Jun 1947,   d. 3 Apr 1996  (Age 48 years)  [natural]
    +4. Johnston, Paul Taylor,   b. 10 Nov 1948,   d. 4 Nov 1995  (Age 46 years)  [natural]
    +5. Living
    Last Modified 28 Jul 2022 
    Family ID F5049  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Yanceyville United Methodist Church, Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Richard Malcolm Johnston The Caswell Messenger 15 June 2016
    Johnston-Stephens Engagement 1941
    Richard Malcolm (Honey) Johnston on the Bones

  • Notes 
    • Richard Malcolm (Honey) Johnston (1911-1986)

      Looking Back The Caswell Messenger 15 June 2016

      Johnston-Stephens Engagement 1941

      (for larger image, click on photograph)
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      "Looking Back," The Caswell Messenger (15 June 2016): Last week's Looking Back photo was identified by Ray McGuire of Yanceyville, as Richard “Honey” Johnston ‘knockin bones’ (wooden sticks carved like cow bones). Also Richard Johnston, Jr. of Providence identified his father and said he may have been playing the spoons as well. Other gentleman was not identified. But, what is the venue? Is the Courthouse to the left? Why are the gentlemen performing? Date?

      Courtesy The Caswell Messenger and the submitter. All rights reserved.
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      Richard Malcolm Johnston, youngest son of Julius and Willie Russell Johnston, was born April 14, 1911, in the old Johnston home which used to be located beside the Yanceyville Methodist Church which the family attends today. Richard's family used to attend the old brick Methodist Church which has been demolished as has the home Julius Johnston built for his family. In childhood, Richard was teased because of being the youngest, "Mama's little honey," and the nickname "Honey" has clung to him ever since. After attending the public schools at Yanceyville, he went to work for the American Tobacco Company as a leaf-buyer and continued for forty-one years. When not on the tobacco market, he loved hunting and being in the out-of-doors; he always supervised closely the operation of his tobacco farms and helped with the work.

      In 1941, Richard M. Johnston married Harriet Walker Stephens, a daughter of Paul Talyor and Harriet Moore Stephens of Caswell County.

      Source: The Heritage of Caswell County, North Carolina, Jeannine D. Whitlow, Editor (1985) at 313-314 (article by Harriet S. Johnston)
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      Society

      Honored at Bridge [Clarendon Hall]

      Yanceyville, N.C., July 23. -- One of the loveliest bridge parties of the season was that given last Friday evening by Miss Mary Jane Jones complimentary to her cousin Miss Mildred Louise Adams of Danville. A variety of summer flowers lent a festive air to the lower floor of the old colonial home where five tables were arranged for play. George Oliver was awarded the prize for high score and the honor guest was presented with an attractive gift.

      Delightful refreshments were served by the hostess at the conclusion of the game. Those accepting Miss Jones' hospitality were: Misses Mildred Adams, Lois Moore, Dorothy White, Katherine Malloy, Annie Winstead, Mary Kerr Motz, Helen Williamson, Jessica Oliver, Patty Gunn. Herbert White, Dabney Williamson, Clem Lipscomb, D. T. Watkins, T. B. Anderson, Jr., Richard Johnston, Bill Newman, George Oliver, Giles Jones and W. L. Smith of Richmond.

      The Bee (Danville, Virginia), 23 July 1935, Tuesday, Page 2.
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      1930 US Census
      Name: Richard Johnson
      Age: 19
      Estimated birth year: abt 1911
      Relation to head-of-house: Brother Son
      Home in 1930: Yanceyville, Caswell, North Carolina

  • Sources 
    1. Details: 1850 US Federal Census.