Thursday, September 19, 1918
AGT. G. F. JOHNSON DIED IN BOISE
Mr. G. F. Johnson, O.S.L. Agent who was taken to Boise Monday, suffering from an attack of heart truble, passed away Wednesday afternoon at 1:40. We are truly grieved to make this announcement. This community as well as the railroad company have lost a friend. Mr. Johnson has served the people and his company at Payette for many years in an unusual and satisfactory way. His pleasant and congenial manner has won for him many friends. His body was brought to Payette this morning and will be laid to rest in the Riverside Cemetery. so far we know nothing of the funeral arrangements. A full and appropriate obituary will be published in next week's Enterprise.
Payette Enterprise (Thursday, September 26, 1918)
PASSES TO THE GREAT BEYOND
George Frederick Johnson was born at Quincy, Ill. July 24th, 1868 and departed this life September 18th, 1918 at St. Lukes Hospital in Boise, being at the time of his death 50 years, 1 month and 24 days old. The greater part of his boy-hood days were spent at Meadville, Mo. He came west in 1900 and began work for the O.S.L. railroad, moving to Payette with his family where he took up his duties as agent Sept. 18th 1909, just nine years to the day prior to his death. And the hour on which he died was just 9 years to the hour from the time he left Burley with his family for Payette.
During the nine years Mr. Johnson served the people and his Company at Payette, his services as Agent were more than satisfactory. He was always ready and willing to accommodate the public in a manner unusual for men of that position, and his death will be keenly felt by many people.
Funeral services were held from the home on Sixth St. Friday afternoon, conducted by Rev. W. H. Swartz, pastor of the Baptist church, and the body laid to rest in the Riverside cemetery. He leaves to mourn his death, a wife, six children and one brother. The children are K. L. Johnson, Ralph Johnson, Ruth, Alice and Dorothy all of Payette, and Mrs. Elisabeth Bulmer of Portland, and the brother, Henry Johnson of Brunswich, Mo.
The sympathy of a large circle of friends is extended to this family in their sad bereavement.