William H. Johnson
|William H. Johnson|
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
|Spouse(s)||Elizabeth (Brady) Johnson|
|Children||James Johnson, Mary C. (Johnson) Bowman, Catherine (Johnson) Brown, Isaac Johnson, Charles Johnson|
William H. Johnson, was among the first, possibly the first, black-american business owner in Wooster, Ohio. He operated a barber shop in the city of Wooster from about 1859-1889. He was the first black man to run for a political office in Wayne County: in the April election of 1876 the local Republican party put Johnson on the ticket for Assessor in the city's First Ward. He was defeated by Democrat Joshua Wilson by a vote of 213 to 111. In 1889 his name was talked-about for submission by the Republicans for an appointment as Postmaster at Wooster, but to our knowledge his name was never submitted for consideration.
- Husband: William H. Johnson
- Wife: Elizabeth (Brady) Johnson
- Isaac Johnson b.1854
- Catherine (Johnson) Brown b.1855
- Agnes Johnson
- James Johnson b.1857 - d.1907-APR-19 in Massillon, Ohio
- Elizabeth (Johnson) McIntyre
- Mary C. (Johnson) Bowman b.1861-OCT-23 in Wooster, Ohio - d. 1923-OCT-27 in Chicago, Illinois
- Martha Johnson
- Charles Johnson
- Eva Johnson
- Araminta (Johnson) Hardy b.1874
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