Johnson, Robert Massie

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Robert Massie Johnson, manufacturing jeweler;

born in: Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on Saturday, May 6, 1843;

son of: F.B. Johnson and Bertha Johnson, nee: Bertha O'Dea

education: public schools of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

married: First: Elizabeth Johnson, nee: Elizabeth Anderson, of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, 1866 (died 1873);

married: 2nd: Ella Johnson, nee: Ella Burdick, of Norwich, Connecticut;

son: Edward L. Johnson

Came to Chicago, 1865;

was in employ of A.B. Van Cott Company about 6 months;

manufacturing wholesale and retail jeweler at Chicago since 1871;

firm now R.M. Johnson & Son.

Republican, 1911, 1917.

33rd degree Mason;

Past Commander-in-Chief Oriental Consistory, S.P. R.S., (32nd degree);

Past Potentate Medinah Temple (Shriners);

Past Sovereign of St. John's Conclave Knights of Red Cross of Constantine;

now Grand Sovereign of the Grand Imperial Council of the Red Cross of Constantine for the Western Hemisphere U.S.A.

Office: 26 E. Washington Street, (1911, 1917)

Home: "Birchwood," 1621 W. Sherwin Avenue 1911, 1917, 1919.

Source: Book of Chicagoans, 1911, page 369; Book of Chicagoans, 1917; Rogers Park Directory, 1919, page 40.