James Shelby Johnson
  b: 14/Dec/1908 - Gentry Co., MO
  d: 3/Sep/1988 - bur: High Ridge Cem., Stanberry, Gentry Co., MO

Father: George Leamon Johnson
Mother: Mary Maude Jones

Spouse:: Margaret Ruth Chapman - b: 11/Apr/1914 - Gentry Co., MO
 d: 23/May/1992 - bur: High Ridge Cem., Stanberry, Gentry Co., MO
 m: 3/Nov/1930

Child-1: Paul Eugene
          2: Max Eldon - b: 5/Aug/1932 - Cooper Township, Gentry Co., MO
                                  d: 22/Apr/2004 - Newbury Park, Ventura Co., CA
                                 m: Betty Elaine Richardson - 6/Jun/1954 - Meeker, Rio Blanco Co., CO
          3: Jimmy Lee
          4: Shirley Ann
          5: Richard Wayne

Biographical Details:

James Shelby Johnson, known familiarly as "Shelby" was a farmer all his life.  He married Margaret Chapman in 1930 and they were the parents of five children.1  The family lived on a farm aboout three miles southwest of the town of Stanberry.  Shelby and Margaret are both buried in the High Ridge Cemetery,
Source Notes and Citations:
1. "Max E. Johnson   1932-2004
     NEWBURY PARK, Calif. --- Max E. Johnson, formerly Stanberry, Mo., passed away on April 22, 2004, at the age of 71 at his home in Newbury Park surrounded by his family.
     Mr. Johnson was born Aug. 5, 1932, and grew up in Stanberry.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Margaret and Shelby Johnson.  Max served in the Air Force and was honorably discharged as a staff sergeant.  He worked for over 30 years as an electronic technician.
     He loved camping with family and friends, and was active with Woodcraft Rangers for many years.  Max is survived by his wife, Betty of 50 years; son, Mark, and wife, Marcia, and children, Haley and Neil; daughter, Joy Lombardo, and husband, Chris, and children, Danny and Lindsay; son, Gary, and wife, Narda, and children, Kyle and Travis; brothers, Paul, Jimmy Lee and Richard; and sister, Shirley Easley.
     His family and friends celebrated his life at a memorial service on May 1 in Thousand Oaks, Calif."  (obituary, St. Joseph News Press, St. Joseph, MO, Sun., May 23, 2004.)
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Additional Citations:

2. 1940 US Census Population Schedule for Gentry County, Missouri, National Archives, Washington DC:  pg. 89B, (microfilm: roll T627_2106; img. 542).

3. Don Raymond,"High Ridge Cemetery", unpublished. (Gentry County MOGenWeb Archives, 2005.)


4. Death Master File, Social Security Administration, Washington, DC, continuously updated.

5. Nadine McCampell, Johnson Family History, The Printery, Albany, MO, 1982: pgs. 197-204.

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