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William Johnston,

the leading dentist, of Vevay, was born in Craig Township, January 12, 1836. He was reared on a farm, and educated in the district schools. In 1871 he abandoned agricultural pursuits, and began the study of dentistry under Dr. N.H. Wilson, and in September, 1884, received a diploma from the State Dental Association. Dr. Johnston first located at Paris, Ind., but in 1880 came to Vevay, where he is rapidly building up his profession and business. In May, 1872, he married Sarah M. Wilson, who was born in Paris, Ind., in 1846. The children born to them are George, Mollie and Nellie. George W. Johnston, our subject's father, was born in Woodford County, Ky., in 1797, and came to this county in 1814. He married Sarah Sample, who was born in Craig Township and who died in 1849, Mr. Johnston  surviving till 1881. Dr. Johnston is a member of the I.O.O.F., and is now serving his second term as councilman from the Third Ward of Vevay.