Mildred "Millie" Teresa Johnson
Born: April 24, 1904, Roxbury, Kansas
Died: October 7, 1998, at home, Odessa MO
Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, MO
Married: Earl Crabtree, June 1, 1930
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School where Millie taught
Swedsborg school where Millie and siblings attended
Siblings, six brothers and four sisters (all born in Roxbury, Kansas, East of Lindsborg)
William, b. July 17, 1893 d. Dec. 3, 1995.
Arthur, b. Aug 22, 1896 d. April 1965
Ruth, b. Nov 27, 1898 d. Feb 22, 1992 (Buried in the Elmwood Cemetery, Lindsborg, KS)
Arvid, b. Sept 24, 1900 d. Sept 4, 1969 (Buried in the Elmwood Cemetery, Lindsborg, KS)
Joe, b. April 5, 1902 d. May 24, 1937 (Buried in the Elmwood Cemetery, Lindsborg KS)
Mildred, (see above)
Rudolph, b. July 14, 1906 d. Aug 4, 1939 (Buried in the Elmwood Cemetery, Lindsborg, KS)
Ella, b. March 31, 1908 d. March 31, 2003 in McPherson, KS
Edwin Carl, b. June 28, 1911 (Buried in the Elmwood Cemetery, Lindsborg, KS)
Judith Leona, b. Sept 16, 1913 d. March 12, 1971
(Click for a picture of Leona, Ed, Ella, Ruth, Mildred, & Bill)
Father: Carl Johnson, died when she was 12 years old. Click his name for more information
Mother: Bettie Click on her name for more information.
Name history: Mildred's given name was in Swedish, but anglicized for her birth certificate. Originally it was Millie
Mildred attend the Swedsburg rural school (Dist #81) and graduated from Lindsborg High School in 1923. She
later attended Bethany College, Lindsborg, Kansas and Kansas State Teachers College where she received a
teaching certificate. Mildred taught at the Olive Springs School (Dist #2) near Roxbury in her early years. There
is a teacher's certificate from the "The Palmer Method of Business Writing" with Mildred's name dated August 1,
1926 and signed by A.M. Palmer. Palmer was well known for his teaching and textbooks on writing of the time.
Certificate was from Chicago.
The marriage of Miss. Millie Johnson of Roxbury, Kansas to Mr. Earl E. Crabtree of Kansas City, Missouri, took
place on June first at one o'clock at the home of the groom's brother, Mr. And Mrs., G. F. Crabtree, in the
presence of immediate relatives, with Dr. Satterfield of the Forest Avenue Baptist Church officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Bettie Johnson. She is a graduate of Lindsborg High School, and has taught in
the rural schools of McPherson County for the past six years. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. S. Crabtree
of Holden, Missouri, and is employed at Sears Roebuck and Company of Kansas City.
The young couple left immediately after the wedding for a trip to the Ozark Mountains and a visit with the bride's
people at Roxbury, Kansas. On their return after June fifteenth, they will be at home in Kansas City, Missouri.
(From a newspaper clipping, unknown newspaper)
Guests listed at Earl and Mildred's wedding reception: Mr. & Mrs. S. Crabtree, Mr. & Mrs. S.F. Crabtree and
Franklin, Mr. & Mrs. L.Y. Stephens and Lyndell, Mr. Joseph Johnson, Mr. & Mrs. C.R.Harrington, Wayne and Ruth
Harrington, Mr. & Mrs. R. Willis, Mr. Ray Willis, Mr. & Mrs. H.T. Stephens, Mr. George Frederick Barnhart, Dr. &
Mrs. J.H. Satterfield & daughter. Honeymoon - Ozark Mountains of Southern Missouri... Rockway Beach on Lake
Taneycomo. June 1st - 12th. (From their Wedding Book)