"Funeral services for Elmer N. Johnson, 61 years old, former Gibson County Republican state representative who died of a heart attack Thursday night at his home here, will be held at 3:30 p.m. tomorrow at the First Methodist Church, of which he was a member.
Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Johnson, who was a candidate for re-nomination as a state representative in the May primary, served in the Indiana General Assembly in 1947 and 1949. A life long resident of Princeton, he was with Southern Railway 42 years and was a conductor the last 20 years. He was a member of Princeton Masonic Lodge, Shrine and Elks Lodge.
Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Grace Johnson; three daughters, Mrs. F.A. Bollier, Oakland City, and Mrs. Jack Jones and Mrs. Leslie Bent, both of Fort Branch, and two sons, James, Vincennes, and George Johnson, Cincinnati, O."
From "A Biographical Directory of the Indiana General
Assembly. Indianapolis: Select Committee on the Centennial History of the
Indiana General Assembly", page 218, Shepherd, Rebecca, et al. (1984):
"Johnson, Elmer Norman. HOUSE, 1947 (GIBSON), Republican. Born October 15,
1890, King Station, Gibson County, Indiana, of English ancestry. Attended
Gibson County public schools; Princeton High School. Married Ethel Gertrude
Pulliam, 1914 (6 children) - died 1946; married Grace Martin, 1948. Methodist.
Farm laborer; railroad employee, Southern Railway Company, 1912-, conductor,
ca. 1932 -. Freemason; Elks; Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen. Died April 17,
1952, Princeton, Gibson County, Indiana. Q; SLQ; LD; IBS;