69. ARTHUR SINGLETON4 JOHNSTON (JOHN CALVIN3, LINDSEY2, LEWIS1) (#751) was born on January 2, 1868. ARTHUR died on February 7, 1941 at 73 years of age and was buried at New Hope Cemetery in Ripley, Tippah County, Mississippi

Arthur Singleton Johnston was elected for 4 straight four year terms to the office of Justice of the Peace in Tippah County, Mississippi. He was elected for two consecutive terms as a member of the Board of Supervisors. He served as Justice of the Peace from 1900 to 1916. He served as a member of the Board of Supervisors from 1920 to 1928. His great grandson, Arthur Singleton Johnston, III, served as Chancery Clerk of Madison County, Mississippi.

He married MARTHA LOUISE SIMMONS about 1889. (MARTHA LOUISE SIMMONS is #752.) MARTHA was born on May 19, 1871. MARTHA died on September 18, 1953 at 82 years of age and was buried at New Hope Cemetery in Ripley, Tippah County, Mississippi

ARTHUR SINGLETON JOHNSTON and MARTHA LOUISE SIMMONS had the following family:

child + 164 i. JOHN EARL5 JOHNSTON was born in 1890.

child + 165 ii. LOTTIE BEATRICE JOHNSTON was born in 1892.

child + 166 iii. DOVIE ELIZABETH JOHNSTON was born in 1893.

child + 167 iv. MARY BLAKE JOHNSTON was born in 1896.

child 168 v. GARA GLADIS JOHNSTON (#786) was born in July 29,1899. GARA died on October 25, 1991.  She is buried at either Huntingdon, Tennessee, or Paris, Tennessee.  . She married FRED GRIFFIN on date unknown. (FRED GRIFFIN is #787.) FRED was born and died on dates unknown.  Her last husband was "HAPPY" MASSEY, a WWI veteran who served on an Ammunition Train.

child 169 vi. BUNIE FRANCES JOHNSTON (#788) was born August 27, 1902. BUNIE died on April 15, 1905 and was buried at New Hope Cemetery in Ripley, Tippah County, Mississippi

child + 170 vii. RUBY JOHNSTON was born in 1905.

child + 171 viii. WILLAHEMIA "WILLENA"  JOHNSTON was born on July 16, 1909.

child + 172 ix. ARTHUR SINGLETON JOHNSTON Jr. was born in 1911.

 

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