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Elbert Johnson

Male 1900 - 1973  (72 years)


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  • Name Elbert Johnson 
    Born 17 Sep 1900  Auburn, KY, US Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1930  14 Elmwood Avenue, Waterbury, CT, US Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 31 Jan 1973  Sarasota, FL, US Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Auburn Cemetery, Auburn, KY, US Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I457  Smithwick Family Tree
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2016 

    Father Clarence Johnson,   b. Auburn, KY, US Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Leona Rogers,   b. Auburn, KY, US Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F164  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lillian Mae Smithwick,   b. 18 Oct 1903, Stamford, CT, US Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1996, Venice, FL, US Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 1924 
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2016 17:04:04 
    Family ID F163  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1930 - 14 Elmwood Avenue, Waterbury, CT, US Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Elbert Johnson - footstone
    Elbert Johnson - footstone
    Elbert Johnson
    1900 - 1973

  • Notes 
    • From Find-a-Grave:

      Elbert Johnson was born in Auburn, Kentucky on 5 Sept, 1900 to parents, Mary Leona Rogers and Clarence Johnson.

      The oldest of six children, Elbert excelled in baseball and went on to play professionally. He was a pitcher for the New York Yankees organization from 1921-24 and for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1927-29. He was the baseball coach for the Pawling Preparatory Boys School in Pawling, New York.

      Elbert married Lillian Smithwick, daughter of Sarah Larkin and Henry Edward Smithwick Sr.

      After retiring in 1960 from the Harlem Valley State Hospital in Wingdale, NY, (he as farm manager and Lillian, as the principal stenographer in the Director's Office), they spent their later years in Sarasota, Venice, Florida.

      Elbert was a 50-year member of the Grand Lodge of Louisville, and 50-year member of the Kosair Temple, Louisville, KY; the Oriental Consistory 1, Yankton, SD.

      Elbert was secretary of the New York State Trap Shooting Assn. For ten years; a member and director of the Sarasota Gun Club; member of the Skyway Gun Club of St. Petersburg. He won many trophies at the North American Amateur Trap Shooting Singles in 1951; won the handicap event in 1953 at the New York Athletic Club; was a nationally known trap shooter having shot over 114,000 registered 15-yard targets;

      Elbert had a big basset hound named, "Adolph." He and the dog were on the cover of Field and Stream in the 1950's for shooting a large number of skeet.