Norris Johnson

#3354, b. 1905, d. 1925
Father*George Chester Johnson b. 1874
Mother*Imogene Reed b. Apr 1875, d. 5 Nov 1934
     Norris Johnson was born in 1905 Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon. He was the son of George Chester Johnson and Imogene Reed. Norris Johnson died 1925 at age 20 years, He died by ingesting poison.1

OAC Athlete Commits Suicide -- Norris Johnson, 23, an ex OAC student and athlete, died in Seattle Sunday night after taking poison. Young Johnson was the son of Attorney George C Johnson and Mrs Johnson of Portland. He was a student at the college two years ago, but did not graduate. He had gone to Seattle only recently. Attorney Johnson was called to Seattle by news of his son's death.

(Note: OAC is "Oregon Agricultural College" now Oregon State University.)2
Last Edited=13 Jul 2020


  1. [S196] Craig Hudson. History of Ed and Molly Palmer, August 1992, This monograph was written by Craig, notations added by Lois and by Ruth, and by Louise Godfrey Root. It is now (2014) with Elianne Hudson, for editing and publishing.
  2. [S589] Newspapers Publisher Extra, online, Corvallis Gazette-Times (Corvallis, Oregon), 30 Jun 1925, Tue. Page 3.