Thursday, January 09, 1913
FUNERAL OF C. OSCAR JOHNSON
The funeral of C. Oscar Johnson occurred on Tuesday, January 7th at the Swedish Lutheran Church, and was largely attended. Oscar, as he was familiarly known, had just passed his 19th birthday, January 2nd, when death claimed him. He was a son of Axel Johnson, a prosperous farmer living on the bench south of town. A father, mother, two brothers and four sisters mourn the loss, all of whom were at home at the time of his death.
Death came after an illness extending over a period of six weeks, and was caused by an attack of pneumonia while at work near Yakima, Washington. The young man was brought home by his father who was called to him by wire. He found him suffering from a severe hemorrhage of the lung, causing a weakness from which he did not rally, although every effort known to medical skill and good nursing was put forth in his behalf.
The young man was born here at Payette, and having spent his life in this locality, had gained many warm friends and many associations which endeared him to those who knew him best.
Again the "grim reaper" admonishes us that while the aged must be expectant at any time, the young may be called with little warning of the inevitable.