Robert L Bostic1,2,3,4,5,6

M, #2622, b. 6 June 1864, d. 26 July 1927
Father*John D. Bostic7,1,2,3,4 b. Apr 1832, d. 15 Apr 1904
Mother*Martha Helen Langdale7,1,2,3 b. 8 Aug 1836, d. 12 Mar 1895
Relationship2nd cousin 2 times removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited4 Jul 2019
     He was born on 6 June 1864 at Lawrenceburg, Lawrenceburg Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, USA.7,3,4,5,8 Robert married Alice Laura Mendell circa 1898.9,4,10,5,11
     He died on 26 July 1927 at City Hospital, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA, at age 63.11 The informant on his death registration was his wife, Alice L Bostic.8 Robert L Bostic was buried on 28 July 1927 at Greendale Cemetery, Greendale, Lawrenceburg Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, USA.2,11

Census Data

     Robert appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Lawrenceburg, Lawrenceburg Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana in the household of his parents, John Bostic and Martha Bostic.7

Robert appeared on the 1880 Federal Census Lawrenceburg Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana in the household of his parents, John D. Bostic and Martha Bostic, listed as working in a spoke factory.3

Robert L Bostic and Alice L Bostic appeared on the 1900 U.S. Federal Census of Manchester Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, enumerated 1 June 1900, enumerated as a harness maker. Their household included his father, John D. Bostic.4
Robert Bostic and Alice Bostic appeared on the 1910 U.S. Federal Census of Moores Hill, Sparta Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, enumerated 16 April 1910, enumerated as a Methodist clergyman.12
Robert L Bostic and Alice L Bostic appeared on the 1920 U.S. Federal Census of Crothersville, Vernon Twp., Jackson County, Indiana, enumerated 17 January 1920, enumerated as a minister ME Church.5
     Robert Bostic, son of the host family,attended a Langdale family reuinion at the home of John D. Bostic and Martha Helen Langdale according to a newspaper article published on 5 September 1889.13
He and Alice Laura Mendell lived at Danville, Center Twp., Hendricks County, Indiana, USA, in 1927.14
     In the obituary of Alice Laura Mendell who died 13 May 1951, her husband, Rev. Robert L Bostic was listed as predeceased.14
     November 2017 Research notes:
Did Robert's initial "L" stand for Langdale, his mother's maiden name?15

Family

Alice Laura Mendell b. 8 Aug 1868, d. 13 May 1951
Marriage*Robert married Alice Laura Mendell circa 1898.9,4,10,5,11 

Citations

  1. [S10] Langdale Family Record per P. Sine, Family group sheet, c 1964, Rick Moffat Personal Papers, Mesa, Arizona, USA, Page II; Martha Helene Langdale Bostic
    Born Aug. 8, 1836, d. March 12, 1895
    Married John D Bostic. They had 2 children:
    Charlie H. B. & Robert L. B.
  2. [S3862] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi Robert L Bostic.
  3. [S4424] John D Bostic household, Jun 11, 1880 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, awrenceburg, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 170C; Enumeration District: 048, Ancestry.com Roll: 272; Family History Film: 1254272; Image: 0342.
  4. [S4425] Robert L Bostic household, Jun 1, 1900 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Manchester, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 0046, Ancestry.com Roll: 366; FHL microfilm: 1240366.
  5. [S4427] Robert L Bostic household, Jan 17, 1920 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Vernon, Jackson, Indiana; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 94, Ancestry.com Roll: T625_439; Image: 499.
  6. [S6399] Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899 - 2011 , Ancestry.com, Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899 - 2011; "Based upon the Indiana State Board of Health. Death Certificates, 1900–2011. NOTE: this ancestry.com database includes images of the individual death certificates"; cited as "Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899 - 2011., Name:      Robert L. Bostic
    Father:     John Bostic
    Mother:     Martha Langdale
    Spouse:     Alice L. Bostic
    Note that this certificate only gives June 6 as his birthdate, but gives his age as 63 so that the year 1864 can be calculated
    Informant:     Alice L. Bostic of Danville, IN.
  7. [S1375] John Bostic household, 1870 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Lawrenceburg, Miller, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 528, Ancestry.com Roll: M593_307; Image: 351.
  8. [S6399] "Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899 - 2011", online Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899 - 2011: Name:      Robert L. Bostic
    Father:     John Bostic
    Mother:     Martha Langdale
    Spouse:     Alice L. Bostic
    Informant:     Alice L. Bostic of Danville, IN
    Note that this certificate only gives June 6 as his birthdate, but gives his age as 63 so that the year 1864 can be calculated.
  9. [S4297] Lawrenceburg Public Library District Obituary Finder , Lawrenceburg Public Library, Lawrenceburg Public Library District Obituary Finder search page; cited as "Lawrenceburg Obituary Finder., Laura Alice Bostic née Mendell.
  10. [S4426] Robert Bostic household, Apr 16, 1910 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Sparta, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 0053, Ancestry.com Roll: T624_345; FHL microfilm: 1374358, Robert L Bostic household
    They had been married for 12 years.
  11. [S6399] "Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899 - 2011", online Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899 - 2011: Name:      Robert L. Bostic
    Father:     John Bostic
    Mother:     Martha Langdale
    Spouse:     Alice L. Bostic
    Informant:     Alice L. Bostic of Danville, IN.
  12. [S4426] Apr 16, 1910 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Sparta, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 0053.
  13. [S10659] (no title), Lawrenceburgh Register, Lawrenceburg, Indiana, 05 Sep 1889, Page 3, column 3 viewed at Newspaper Archive, Langdale reunion. Hereinafter cited as Lawrenceburgh Register.
  14. [S4566] Laura A. Mendell Bostic is Buried on Greendale, Lawrenceburg Press, Lawrenceburg, IN, May 24, 1951 viewed at Lawrenceburg Public Library. Hereinafter cited as Lawrenceburg Press.
  15. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).

Andrew Lloyd Johnston1,2

M, #2629, b. 1893, d. 1 October 1961
Father*Arthur C Johnston3 b. 1848, d. 7 Aug 1937
Mother*Lavina Shore3 b. Dec 1858, d. 4 Feb 1934
Last Edited19 Jan 2020
     He was born in 1893.2 Andrew married Harriet Emily McMurchy in 1920 at Thornbury, Collingwood Twp., Grey County, Ontario, Canada.2,4,5
     He died on 1 October 1961 at Ontario, Canada, farmed Lot 24, Conc. 5, Howick Twp and Lot 21, Conc. 9, Collingwood Twp.2,1,6 Andrew Lloyd Johnston was buried at Thornbury-Clarksburg Union Cemetery, Thornbury, Collingwood Twp., Grey County, Ontario, Canada.1,2
     His name was also recorded as Andrew Loyd Johnson.4

Family

Harriet Emily McMurchy b. 1892, d. 19 Feb 1973

Citations

  1. [S11] Ada J Flynn, compiler, Johnston Family Tree (Collingwood, ON: self published, 1974, revised 1981), Page 18. Hereinafter cited as Johnston Family Tree.
  2. [S108] Ron & Jopie Lougheed & Owen Noble, compiler, Thornbury--Clarksburg Union Cemetery (n.p.: Bruce & Grey Branch O.G.S., 1996), Page 61; 1344 - JOHNSTON. Hereinafter cited as Thornbury--Clarksburg Union Cemetery.
  3. [S11] Ada J Flynn, Johnston Family Tree, Page 38.
  4. [S252] Genealogical Research Library (Subscription Required), online Genealogical Research Library (Subscription Required), Harriet McMurchy & Andrew Loyd Johnson. Hereinafter cited as Genealogical Research Library.
  5. [S3881] James N. Thatcher, compiler, Index to obituaries in Thornbury, Ontario newspapers, 1960-2004 (Thornbury, Ontario: The Blue Mountains Library, 9 Sep 2011), Johnston, Mrs Andrew = McMurchy, Harriett Emily. Hereinafter cited as Index to obituaries in Thornbury, Ontario newspapers, 1960-2004.
  6. [S3881] James N. Thatcher, Index to obituaries in Thornbury, Ontario newspapers, 1960-2004, Johnston, Andrew L.

Harriet Emily McMurchy1,2,3,4

F, #2630, b. 1892, d. 19 February 1973
Father*John McMurchy1
Last Edited5 Jun 2012
     She was born in 1892.1,4,5 Harriet married Andrew Lloyd Johnston in 1920 at Thornbury, Collingwood Twp., Grey County, Ontario, Canada.4,3,6 Harriet Emily McMurchy was buried at Thornbury-Clarksburg Union Cemetery, Thornbury, Collingwood Twp., Grey County, Ontario, Canada.1,4
     She died on 19 February 1973 at Ontario, Canada.1,4,6
     She also went by the name of Hattie.1

Family

Andrew Lloyd Johnston b. 1893, d. 1 Oct 1961

Citations

  1. [S11] Ada J Flynn, compiler, Johnston Family Tree (Collingwood, ON: self published, 1974, revised 1981), Page 18. Hereinafter cited as Johnston Family Tree.
  2. [S98] Bill Shannon, editor, Illustrated History of Collingwood Township, An (County of Grey, ON: Council of the Township of Collingwood, 1979), Photo with her siblings.; Page 238. Hereinafter cited as Illustrated History of Collingwood Twp.
  3. [S252] Genealogical Research Library (Subscription Required), online Genealogical Research Library (Subscription Required), Harriet McMurchy & Andrew Loyd Johnson. Hereinafter cited as Genealogical Research Library.
  4. [S108] Ron & Jopie Lougheed & Owen Noble, compiler, Thornbury--Clarksburg Union Cemetery (n.p.: Bruce & Grey Branch O.G.S., 1996), Page 61; 1344 - JOHNSTON. Hereinafter cited as Thornbury--Clarksburg Union Cemetery.
  5. [S3881] James N. Thatcher, compiler, Index to obituaries in Thornbury, Ontario newspapers, 1960-2004 (Thornbury, Ontario: The Blue Mountains Library, 9 Sep 2011), Johnston, Barry. Hereinafter cited as Index to obituaries in Thornbury, Ontario newspapers, 1960-2004.
  6. [S3881] James N. Thatcher, Index to obituaries in Thornbury, Ontario newspapers, 1960-2004, Johnston, Mrs Andrew = McMurchy, Harriett Emily.

Arthur Harold Johnston1

M, #2631, b. 15 July 1895, d. 1964
Father*Arthur C Johnston2,1 b. 1848, d. 7 Aug 1937
Mother*Lavina Shore3,1 b. Dec 1858, d. 4 Feb 1934
Last Edited16 Aug 2018
     He was born on 15 July 1895 at Ford Rich, Ontario, Canada.2 Alternatively, he was born circa 1896 at Howick Twp., Huron County, Ontario, Canada.1 Arthur married Sarah Jane MacTavish on 8 June 1921 at Huron Twp., Bruce County, Ontario, Canada, according to Ontario Marriage Registration 008190.2,1
     He died in 1964.2
     
Canadian Military Service

     Arthur Harold Johnston was conscripted on 6 May 1918 at Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.3,4 Arthur Harold Johnston ended his military service on 17 September 1919 at Toronto, Ontario, Canada, He had served in C.O.R.D. (Central Ontario Regimental Depot) a facility in England used to assemble men and to store and administer equipment and materials.
End of Military Service section.4
     The military service file of Sgt. Wallace Arthur Johnston identified his father as Rev. Arthur Harold Johnston.5
     Arthur Harold Johnston was United Church Minister.2 He also went by the name of Harold.2

Link to the Canadian Great War Project:; "Soldier Page" for Arthur Harold Johnston6

Family

Sarah Jane MacTavish b. c 1891
Marriage*Arthur married Sarah Jane MacTavish on 8 June 1921 at Huron Twp., Bruce County, Ontario, Canada, according to Ontario Marriage Registration 008190.2,1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S1349] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario, Toronto), Archives of Ontario, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935; "Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. This database includes images of the registrations. In some cases, alternative images in FamilySearch provide additional information"; cited as "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936., Arthur Harold Johnston & Sarah Jane Mactavish.
  2. [S11] Ada J Flynn, compiler, Johnston Family Tree (Collingwood, ON: self published, 1974, revised 1981), Page 18. Hereinafter cited as Johnston Family Tree.
  3. [S11] Ada J Flynn, Johnston Family Tree, Page 38.
  4. [S296] Enlistment papers & Service Files, Soldiers of the First World War, WWI Attestation Papers search (Ottawa, ON: Library and Archives Canada), CEF Service File (large PDF file): Arthur H. Johnston. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.
  5. [S7920] Wallace Arthur Johnston, Canada, WWII Service Files of War Dead, 1939-1947 (Ottawa, ON: Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Canada), Name: Wallace Arthur Johnston. Hereinafter cited as Canada, WWII Service Files of War Dead, 1939-1947.
  6. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).
  7. [S112] Commonwealth War Graves Commission, online Commonwealth War Graves Commission Home Page. Hereinafter cited as CWGC.

Sarah Jane MacTavish1

F, #2632, b. circa 1891
Father*Peter A MacTavish1
Mother*Sarah MacNair1
Last Edited10 Apr 2018
     She was born circa 1891 at Huron Twp., Bruce County, Ontario, Canada.1 Sarah married Arthur Harold Johnston on 8 June 1921 at Huron Twp., Bruce County, Ontario, Canada, according to Ontario Marriage Registration 008190.2,1
     The military service file of Sgt. Wallace Arthur Johnston identified his mother as Jean MacTavish.3
     She also went by the name of Jean.2,4
     Sarah Jane MacTavish was Teacher circa 1974.2

Family

Arthur Harold Johnston b. 15 Jul 1895, d. 1964
Children

Citations

  1. [S1349] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario, Toronto), Archives of Ontario, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935; "Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. This database includes images of the registrations. In some cases, alternative images in FamilySearch provide additional information"; cited as "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936., Arthur Harold Johnston & Sarah Jane Mactavish.
  2. [S11] Ada J Flynn, compiler, Johnston Family Tree (Collingwood, ON: self published, 1974, revised 1981), Page 18. Hereinafter cited as Johnston Family Tree.
  3. [S7920] Wallace Arthur Johnston, Canada, WWII Service Files of War Dead, 1939-1947 (Ottawa, ON: Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Canada), Name: Wallace Arthur Johnston. Hereinafter cited as Canada, WWII Service Files of War Dead, 1939-1947.
  4. [S112] Commonwealth War Graves Commission, online Commonwealth War Graves Commission Home Page, Wallace Arthur Johnston, Son of Arthur Harold and Jean McTavish Johnston, of Mitchell, Ontario, Canada. Hereinafter cited as CWGC.

Robert Hare1,2,3

M, #2633, b. circa 1857
Father*Robert Hare3
Mother*Sarah (?)3
Last Edited18 Mar 2019
     He was born circa 1857 at Ontario, Canada.3 Robert married Keziah F Lockwood on 7 December 1881 at London, Ekfrid Twp., Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada, according to Ontario Marriage Registration 007211.3
     The following newspaper article appeared in the Regina, Saskatchewan Leader-Post 8 December 1931 :
Mr., Mrs. Hare Observe Golden Wedding Day
To Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hare, who celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Monday, at their home, 1436 15th avenue, many friends offered their congratulations at an evening party.

From several groups of relations purees of gold were received and from many other friends there came presents of silverware, linen, and paintings, and there were many bouquets of roses. chrysanthemums and other yellow blossoms.

Special Guests
The guests at the party were received by Mr. and Mrs. Hare, Dr and Mrs. Lloyd E, Hamilton, and Mrs. R. 8. Lockwood, of Central Butte. The guest included Mrs. Hare's brothers, R. S Lockwood, Central Butte; and D. B. Lockwood, Chaplin; and Wm. Hare, a brother of Robt. Hare, and Mrs. Hare, of Chicago. There were present also many nephews and nieces of the honored couple and many other friends who called to pay their devoirs.

Program Numbers
Contributing to the program were Mr. and Mia. Wm. Robinson and G. A. Palmer, who gave dramatic sketches. Mrs. Robinson and Norman Langdale gave vocal solos for which Mrs. Hardy played accompaniments.

The table at which the bridal couple of 1881 sat was centred by a cake and gold candles. Yellow roses were also used. Many bowls of flowers graced the rooms. Rev. W. E. MacNiven was toast master. "Auld Lang Syne" and "They Are Jolly Good Fellows" were the final chorus sung.

In looking after the pleasure of the guests Mrs Hamilton was assisted by Mrs. R. S. Lockwood who had charge of the tea room; Mrs. W. W. Lockwood, of Chaplin; and Mrs. Geo, Lockwood, of Moose Jaw.

Are Canadian Born
Both bride and groom of 1881 are Canadian born. The bride was Miss Keziah Lockwood, her birthplace being Delaware, Ont; and Mr. Hare was born in Sarnia, Ont. Rev. Mr. Hueston performed their wedding ceremony at London, Ont.
The couple came to Edmonton in 1891, making the journey from Calgary by ox-team. For the trip over freighters' trails 21 days were needed. In 1919 they came to Saskatchewan and were farming near Moose Jaw till four years ago, when they retired, coming then to Regina to reside.4

Family

Keziah F Lockwood b. c 1865

Citations

  1. [S285] Unknown author, Obituary -- R.S. Lockwood (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  2. [S13] 50th Anniversary -- Mr. & Mrs. D.B. Lockwood, 50th Anniversary -- Mr. & Mrs. D.B. Lockwood, unknown location viewed at Lorrie Ellen (Scott) Moffat papers, Robert Hare played piano selections at the reception. Don't know if this was a nephew or brother in law.. Hereinafter cited as unidentified.
  3. [S1349] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario, Toronto), Archives of Ontario, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935; "Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. This database includes images of the registrations. In some cases, alternative images in FamilySearch provide additional information"; cited as "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936., Robert Hare & Kezia Lockwood.
  4. [S8648] Mr., Mrs. Hare Observe Golden Wedding Day, The Leader-Post, Regina, SK, Dec 8, 1931, Page 8, column 1 viewed at Newspapers.com, 50th Anniversary: Robert and Keziah Hare née Lockwood. Hereinafter cited as Leader-Post.

John D. Bostic1,2,3,4,5

M, #2634, b. April 1832, d. 15 April 1904
Last Edited13 Aug 2020
     He was born in April 1832 at Indiana, USA.2,6,3,4 John married Martha Helen Langdale on 3 June 1858 at Dearborn County, Indiana, USA.7,2,6,8,9,3
     He died on 15 April 1904.10 John D. Bostic was buried at Greendale Cemetery, Greendale, Lawrenceburg Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, USA.10

Census Data

     John D. Bostic and Martha Bostic appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Lawrenceburg, Lawrenceburg Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, enumerated 6 July 1860 Their son Charles was listed as living with them.2
John Bostic and Martha Bostic appeared on the 1870 U.S. Federal Census of Lawrenceburg, Lawrenceburg Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, enumerated 1870 Their children Charles and Robert were listed as living with them.11
John D. Bostic and Martha Bostic appeared on the 1880 U.S. Federal Census of Lawrenceburg Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, enumerated 11 June 1880, enumerated as working in a furniture factory. Their children Robert and Charley were listed as living with them.3

John D. appeared on the 1900 U.S. Federal Census of Manchester Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, in the household of Robert L Bostic and Alice L Bostic, listed as a landlord.4
     The following newspaper article appeared in the Lawrenceburg, Indiana Lawrenceburg Register 5 September 1889 :
The Langdale family held a very enjoyable reunion at the residence of John D. Bostic, on Short street, on Sunday. Among the number present were Thomas Langdale and his sister, Mrs. Louise Cottingham, of Bright, Ind; Mr. Robert Langdale and wife, Tusculum, 0., and their son, Rev. Guy Langdale, of the Congregational Theological seminary, Chicago; Mr. Frank Jackson, wife and daughter, of Miller; Mr. E. B. Nowlin and daughter, Miss Ama, and her little niece; Mr. Henry Nowlin and family, Miss Mary Tuttin, John D. Bostic, wife and son, Robert.5

     2 October 2010 Research notes:
Look up 1850 census - Indiana - Dearborn County, Center Twp.12

Family

Martha Helen Langdale b. 8 Aug 1836, d. 12 Mar 1895
Marriage*John married Martha Helen Langdale on 3 June 1858 at Dearborn County, Indiana, USA.7,2,6,8,9,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S10] Langdale Family Record per P. Sine, Family group sheet, c 1964, Rick Moffat Personal Papers, Mesa, Arizona, USA, Page II.
  2. [S1374] John D Bostic household, 1860 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Lawrenceburg, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 122, Ancestry.com Roll: M653_252; Image: 123.
  3. [S4424] John D Bostic household, Jun 11, 1880 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, awrenceburg, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 170C; Enumeration District: 048, Ancestry.com Roll: 272; Family History Film: 1254272; Image: 0342.
  4. [S4425] Robert L Bostic household, Jun 1, 1900 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Manchester, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 0046, Ancestry.com Roll: 366; FHL microfilm: 1240366.
  5. [S10659] (no title), Lawrenceburgh Register, Lawrenceburg, Indiana, 05 Sep 1889, Page 3, column 3 viewed at Newspaper Archive, Langdale reunion. Hereinafter cited as Lawrenceburgh Register.
  6. [S1375] John Bostic household, 1870 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Lawrenceburg, Miller, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 528, Ancestry.com Roll: M593_307; Image: 351., John Bostic
    Martha Bostsic
    Charles Bostic
    Robert Bostic.
  7. [S703] Part I Grooms Part II Brides Compiled by Ruth M Slevin 1975, Dearborn County Indiana - Marriages 1854 - 1869 - Books 9-11 (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date), County: Dearborn ; Name: Martha Langdale; Spouse: John D Bostic; Marriage Date: 03 Jun 1858; Book: 9; Original Source Page: 465.
  8. [S10] Langdale Family Record per P. Sine, Family group sheet, c 1964 Rick Moffat Personal Papers, Page II; Martha Helene Langdale Bostic
    Born Aug. 8, 1836, d. March 12, 1895
    Married John D Bostic. They had 2 children:
    Charlie H. B. & Robert L. B.
  9. [S6414] Indiana, Marriages, 1811-2007 , FamilySearch, http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1410397">Indiana, Marriages, 1811-2007; "Marriage dates may reflect the date and place of issue of the marriage license, not the actual wedding"; cited as "Indiana, Marriages, 1811-12007., John D Bostic & Martha Langdale.
  10. [S3862] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi John D Bostic.
  11. [S1375] 1870 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Lawrenceburg, Miller, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 528.
  12. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).
  13. [S5302] Missouri Death Certificates, 1910 - 1964, online Missouri Death Certificates, 1910 - 1966, Charles Hill Bastic (sic). Hereinafter cited as Missouri Death Certificates.
  14. [S3862] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi Robert L Bostic.

Wallace Arthur Johnston1

M, #2635, b. 23 March 1922, d. 24 January 1943
Father*Arthur Harold Johnston1,2 b. 15 Jul 1895, d. 1964
Mother*Sarah Jane MacTavish1,3 b. c 1891
Last Edited30 Aug 2018
     He was born on 23 March 1922 at London, Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada.4,5
     He died on 24 January 1943 at Isle of Islay, Argyllshire, Scotland, at age 20 during WWII, in a plane crash.1,6,5 Wallace Arthur Johnston was buried on 28 January 1943 at New Parish Churchyard, Bowmore, Isle of Islay, Argyllshire, Scotland, Grave reference: Grave 646.6,5
     
Military Service

     Wallace Arthur Johnston began military service on 15 April 1941 at the age of 19 at London, Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada, Pilot Officer J/17427 246 (R.A.F.) Sqdn Royal Canadian Air Force.6,5      Sgt. Wallace Arthur Johnston was killed during air operations on 24 January 1943 at Loch Indaal, Argyllshire, Scotland. The nature and purpose of the flight was classified as "during a day sortie involving a night landing" on a "secret" mission.

They were in a Short S.25 Sunderland which was a British flying boat patrol bomber. Nine crew members were killed and three were injured. The accident occurred at the end of a patrol of 12 hours and 45 minutes.

His promotion to Flying Officer had been pending at the time of his death, so according to standard practice, it was posthumously made effective the day before his death.

According to the "Report On Flying Accident Or Forced Landing Not Attributable To Enemy Action" in his service file, Capt. Levers (S.A.A.F) was 1st Pilot and he was 2nd Pilot.

Captain Levers survived and was interviewed from his "SickQuarters." Abstracts from the report follow:
Part A (remarks on circumstances)
Accident occurred at night when aircraft was approaching to land on Flare Path. Aircraft crashed 50 (Fifty) yards from shore. Flare path consisted of three boats all carrying festoon lights. Depth charges exploded.

Part B (contributing factors)
Aircraft believed to have struck house on beach with port float...Flare path not laid in Normal Position due to Sea Conditions. Pilot was aware of this and was warned not to overshoot. Landing was Emergency as pilot had stated he had insufficient fuel to accept diversion to Lugh (sic) Erne.

Part C (general remarks)
Court of Enquiry being held to investigate accident

Remarks by Station Commander
From hearsay evidence it is though (sic) that some of the crew were killed assisting others from the aircraft. Also that the Home Guard put in good work. Recommendations, if any, will be considered at the end of the C of I.

Other information gleaned from his file:
In a letter to his father, Rev. A. H. Johnston of Mitchell, ON, dated Feb 23, 1944, Air Secretary, Group Captain James A. Sharpe wrote that "There appears to be no authentic basis for this version (of assisting other crew members) of the accident reported by Flying Officer Graham." It is unclear who F. O. Graham was since he was not listed as a crew member.
     His service file identified his parents as Rev. Arthur Harold Johnston and Jean MacTavish. His siblings were listed as James Wilson Johnston and Keith Atkins Johnston.
End of Military Service section.5
In Memory of
Pilot Officer WALLACE ARTHUR JOHNSTON

J/17427, 246 (R.A.F.) Sqdn, Royal Canadian Air Force
who died
on 24 January 1943
Son of Arthur Harold and Jean McTavish Johnston, of Mitchell, Ontario, Canada.
Remembered with honour
BOWMORE NEW PARISH CHURCHYARD, ISLE OF ISLAY.7

Citations

  1. [S11] Ada J Flynn, compiler, Johnston Family Tree (Collingwood, ON: self published, 1974, revised 1981), Page 18. Hereinafter cited as Johnston Family Tree.
  2. [S112] Commonwealth War Graves Commission, online Commonwealth War Graves Commission Home Page. Hereinafter cited as CWGC.
  3. [S112] CWGC, online Commonwealth War Graves Commission Home Page, Wallace Arthur Johnston, Son of Arthur Harold and Jean McTavish Johnston, of Mitchell, Ontario, Canada.
  4. [S11] Ada J Flynn, Johnston Family Tree.
  5. [S7920] Wallace Arthur Johnston, Canada, WWII Service Files of War Dead, 1939-1947 (Ottawa, ON: Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Canada), Name: Wallace Arthur Johnston. Hereinafter cited as Canada, WWII Service Files of War Dead, 1939-1947.
  6. [S112] CWGC, online Commonwealth War Graves Commission Home Page, In Memory of
    Pilot Officer WALLACE ARTHUR JOHNSTON

    J/17427, 246 (R.A.F.) Sqdn, Royal Canadian Air Force
    who died
    on 24 January 1943
    Son of Arthur Harold and Jean McTavish Johnston, of Mitchell, Ontario, Canada.
    Remembered with honour
    BOWMORE NEW PARISH CHURCHYARD, ISLE OF ISLAY.
  7. [S112] CWGC, online Commonwealth War Graves Commission Home Page, In Memory of
    Pilot Officer WALLACE ARTHUR JOHNSTON

    J/17427, 246 (R.A.F.) Sqdn, Royal Canadian Air Force
    who died on 24 January 1943
    Son of Arthur Harold and Jean McTavish Johnston, of Mitchell, Ontario, Canada.
    Remembered with honour
    BOWMORE NEW PARISH CHURCHYARD, ISLE OF ISLAY.

James Wilson Johnston1,2

M, #2636, b. 13 June 1926, d. 1988
Father*Arthur Harold Johnston1,2 b. 15 Jul 1895, d. 1964
Mother*Sarah Jane MacTavish1,2 b. c 1891
Last Edited11 Apr 2018
     He was born on 13 June 1926 at Malden Twp., Essex County, Ontario, Canada.1,3,2 James married G June Morgan.4 James Wilson Johnston was buried at West Bothwell Cemetery, Bothwell, Chatham-Kent Municipality, Ontario, Canada.5,6
     He died in 1988.6
     The military service file of Sgt. Wallace Arthur Johnston identified his siblings as James Wilson Johnston and Keith Atkins Johnston; The nature and purpose of the flight was classified as "during a day sortie involving a night landing" on a "secret" mission.

They were in a Short S.25 Sunderland which was a British flying boat patrol bomber. Nine crew members were killed and three were injured. The accident occurred at the end of a patrol of 12 hours and 45 minutes.

His promotion to Flying Officer had been pending at the time of his death, so according to standard practice, it was posthumously made effective the day before his death.

According to the "Report On Flying Accident Or Forced Landing Not Attributable To Enemy Action" in his service file, Capt. Levers (S.A.A.F) was 1st Pilot and he was 2nd Pilot.

Captain Levers survived and was interviewed from his "SickQuarters." Abstracts from the report follow:
Part A (remarks on circumstances)
Accident occurred at night when aircraft was approaching to land on Flare Path. Aircraft crashed 50 (Fifty) yards from shore. Flare path consisted of three boats all carrying festoon lights. Depth charges exploded.

Part B (contributing factors)
Aircraft believed to have struck house on beach with port float...Flare path not laid in Normal Position due to Sea Conditions. Pilot was aware of this and was warned not to overshoot. Landing was Emergency as pilot had stated he had insufficient fuel to accept diversion to Lugh (sic) Erne.

Part C (general remarks)
Court of Enquiry being held to investigate accident

Remarks by Station Commander
From hearsay evidence it is though (sic) that some of the crew were killed assisting others from the aircraft. Also that the Home Guard put in good work. Recommendations, if any, will be considered at the end of the C of I.

Other information gleaned from his file:
In a letter to his father, Rev. A. H. Johnston of Mitchell, ON, dated Feb 23, 1944, Air Secretary, Group Captain James A. Sharpe wrote that "There appears to be no authentic basis for this version (of assisting other crew members) of the accident reported by Flying Officer Graham." It is unclear who F. O. Graham was since he was not listed as a crew member.2
     James Wilson Johnston was educated; B.A ; M.A; PH.D.1 He also went by the name of Jim.1 He crossed the border on a temporary visit on 22 September 1947 at Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA. He was a student going to Brown University in Providense, RI.3

Family

G June Morgan b. 1928, d. 2007
Marriage*James married G June Morgan.4 

Citations

  1. [S11] Ada J Flynn, compiler, Johnston Family Tree (Collingwood, ON: self published, 1974, revised 1981), Page 18. Hereinafter cited as Johnston Family Tree.
  2. [S7920] Wallace Arthur Johnston, Canada, WWII Service Files of War Dead, 1939-1947 (Ottawa, ON: Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Canada), Name: Wallace Arthur Johnston. Hereinafter cited as Canada, WWII Service Files of War Dead, 1939-1947.
  3. [S9793] U.S., Border Crossings from Canada to U.S., 1895-1960 (Publisher: National Archives and Records Administration), Ancestry.com, U.S., Border Crossings from Canada to U.S., 1895-1960; "Index and images of manifest sheets submitted to the U.S. Dept. of Labor"; cited as "Border Crossings., Name: James Wilson Johnston.
  4. [S3862] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., G. June Morgan Johnston.
  5. [S3160] Canada GenWeb Cemetery Project - Ontario, online Canada GenWeb Cemetery Project - Ontario, James W. Johnston
    Grave marker transcription:
    Johnston
    WWII Army     James W. Johnston     1923 - 1988     Husband
    G. June Morgan     1928 - 2007     Wife
    Together Foresver. Hereinafter cited as Canada GenWeb Cemetery Project - Ontario.
  6. [S3862] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: James W. Johnston.

Keith Atkins Johnston1

M, #2640, b. 1932, d. 1995
Father*Arthur Harold Johnston2 b. 15 Jul 1895, d. 1964
Mother*Sarah Jane MacTavish2 b. c 1891
Last Edited11 Apr 2018
     He was born in 1932.2
     He died in 1995.3
     The military service file of Sgt. Wallace Arthur Johnston identified his siblings as James Wilson Johnston and Keith Atkins Johnston; The nature and purpose of the flight was classified as "during a day sortie involving a night landing" on a "secret" mission.

They were in a Short S.25 Sunderland which was a British flying boat patrol bomber. Nine crew members were killed and three were injured. The accident occurred at the end of a patrol of 12 hours and 45 minutes.

His promotion to Flying Officer had been pending at the time of his death, so according to standard practice, it was posthumously made effective the day before his death.

According to the "Report On Flying Accident Or Forced Landing Not Attributable To Enemy Action" in his service file, Capt. Levers (S.A.A.F) was 1st Pilot and he was 2nd Pilot.

Captain Levers survived and was interviewed from his "SickQuarters." Abstracts from the report follow:
Part A (remarks on circumstances)
Accident occurred at night when aircraft was approaching to land on Flare Path. Aircraft crashed 50 (Fifty) yards from shore. Flare path consisted of three boats all carrying festoon lights. Depth charges exploded.

Part B (contributing factors)
Aircraft believed to have struck house on beach with port float...Flare path not laid in Normal Position due to Sea Conditions. Pilot was aware of this and was warned not to overshoot. Landing was Emergency as pilot had stated he had insufficient fuel to accept diversion to Lugh (sic) Erne.

Part C (general remarks)
Court of Enquiry being held to investigate accident

Remarks by Station Commander
From hearsay evidence it is though (sic) that some of the crew were killed assisting others from the aircraft. Also that the Home Guard put in good work. Recommendations, if any, will be considered at the end of the C of I.

Other information gleaned from his file:
In a letter to his father, Rev. A. H. Johnston of Mitchell, ON, dated Feb 23, 1944, Air Secretary, Group Captain James A. Sharpe wrote that "There appears to be no authentic basis for this version (of assisting other crew members) of the accident reported by Flying Officer Graham." It is unclear who F. O. Graham was since he was not listed as a crew member.1
     His name was also recorded as Dr. Keith Aiken Johnston.2
     Keith Atkins Johnston was M.D. circa 1974.2
     In the obituary of Meredith Margaret Johnston who died 1 August 2012, her father, Dr. Keith Johnston was listed as predeceased.3

Family

Child

Citations

  1. [S7920] Wallace Arthur Johnston, Canada, WWII Service Files of War Dead, 1939-1947 (Ottawa, ON: Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Canada), Name: Wallace Arthur Johnston. Hereinafter cited as Canada, WWII Service Files of War Dead, 1939-1947.
  2. [S11] Ada J Flynn, compiler, Johnston Family Tree (Collingwood, ON: self published, 1974, revised 1981), Page 18. Hereinafter cited as Johnston Family Tree.
  3. [S7921] JOHNSTON, Meredith Margaret, The London Free Press, London, ON, about Aug 3, 2012 viewed at A. Millard George Funeral Home, Obituary: Meredith Margaret Johnston. Hereinafter cited as London Free Press.