Hart Family - Ourfolk

Henry Adams "Uncle Hank" Johnston 26 MAY 1906 - 21 NOV 1979

Henry was born on 26 MAY 1906 in Indianapolis, Ind. and died on 21 NOV 1979 (age: 73) in Zionsville, Ind. and was buried in Crown Hill, Indpls. Ind. .
He was the son of Dr. Samuel Andrew Johnston, Jr (18 JUN 1876 - 20 MAY 1921) and Stella Matildda "Dee Dee" Adams (Johnston) (31 JUL 1879 - 17 JAN 1952).

Henry was married to Jane Johnson Winfield (Johnston) on 11 JUN 1938 in Lafayette, Ind.

Jane was born on 7 OCT 1906 and died on 4 FEB 1980 (age: 73) in Zionsville, Ind. and was buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis .
She was the daughter of Maurice Johnson Winfield, Jr (1872 - 11 MAY 1911) and Abby Lane Rogers (Winfield) (22 DEC 1875 - 27 AUG 1952).
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 ParentsGrand Parents  
Samuel Andrew Johnston, Sr. (22 JUN 1835 - 16 MAR 1907)
Dr. Samuel Andrew Johnston, Jr (18 JUN 1876 - 20 MAY 1921)
Estelle Pullis (Johnston) (25 JUL 1846 - 1930)
Henry Adams "Uncle Hank" Johnston
Henry Clay Adams, Sr. (8 APR 1844 - 14 NOV 1910)
Stella Matildda "Dee Dee" Adams (Johnston) (31 JUL 1879 - 17 JAN 1952)
Stella E. Barneclo (Adams) (17 JUN 1846 - 29 AUG 1904)

Wife - Jane was born on 7 OCT 1906 and died on 4 FEB 1980 (age: 73) in Zionsville, Ind.

Daughter - Abby - 1965 - Abby was born on 16 MAR 1940 in Indianapolis, Ind

Daughter - Nancy was born on 3 AUG 1942

Father - Dr. Samuel, Jr was born on 18 JUN 1876 in Indianapolis, Ind and died on 20 MAY 1921 (age: 44) in Indianapolis, Ind.

Mother - Stella was born on 31 JUL 1879 in Indianapolis, Ind. and died on 17 JAN 1952 (age: 72) in Indianapolis, Ind.

-- Henry --
Henry was a Liquor Distributor.
Attended Park School and Williams College.
Psi Upsilon.

Bought farm near Zionsville, Ind in 1941. Sold advertising for the Indianapolis
Star during the depression - also sold Barbersoll shaving cream.

Later worked for the 'National Liquor Corp.' in Indianapolis.

: Wedding Invitation

Wedding Invitation

-- Jane --
Attended Purdue University. 2127 N. Delaware St - Indianapolis

Jane: Birth


Henry: Johnston - Winfield Marriage

Johnston - Winfield Marriage

Jane: Obituary


-- Henry --
Henry's Seaman's Protection Certificates which served as seamen's passports.

Henry: Seaman's Protection Certificate - 1928

Seaman's Protection Certificate - 1928

-- Henry --
Was living with his mother Stella in 1930

Henry: Census: 1930 Indianapolis
Name: Stella Johnston
Birth Year: abt 1880
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birthplace: Indiana
Marital status: Widowed
Relation to Head of House: Head
Homemaker?: Yes
Home in 1930: Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA
Street address: 2127 North Delware
Home Owned or Rented: Owned
Home Value: 15000
Radio Set: Yes
Lives on Farm: No
Attended School: Yes
Able to Read and Write: Yes
Father's Birthplace: Indiana
Mother's Birthplace: District of Columbia
Able to Speak English: Yes
Household Members:
Name Age
Stella Johnston 50
Henry A Johnston 23
Dorothy A Johnston 18


Henry purchased a farm in Zionsville , Ind sometime after 1940 where he lived for the rest of his life.

Johnston Farm

According to his daughter Nancy:
- There was money in the family until the depression hit. Then my father, Hank, had to drop out of Williams College in his junior year and go home and help his
Mother and his sister.

My Dad bought the farm because he wanted to get out of Indianapolis and all the coal soot.
The story goes that one morning when they got Abby up as a baby she had soot around her mouth and nose and he said 'that s it, we see moving'.
He bought only 20 acres just to have his sheep and chickens and later horses for us.
He never farmed it. They moved to the farm somewhere between 1940 and 1944.

Henry: Dinner Party

Dinner Party

Henry: Hanry, Jane, Abby and Nancy

Hanry, Jane, Abby and Nancy

Henry Johnson of Indianapolis,Ind.,
summer resident of Rye Beach, was
the cause of the latest 'Dillinger case' yesterday.
Police were breathing more easily last night after
his identity and reputation had been established.
Police attention had been called to Johnson's car, bearing
Indiana plates, which was parked at Beach street
and Harrison Avenue, Boston, Mass., yesterday,
having in it a 38-calibre automatic pistol,
12 clips of shells and 50 cartridges for a 45-calibre automatic pistol.
The officers immediately conjured up visions of
Dillinger and his gang being there for taking
possession of the funds of
Boston's leading banks with consequent
gun-play and bloodshed.
They took the gun and ammunition, leaving
several officers to watch the car.

A short time later Mr. Johnson arrived at the car with his mother
and a young lady. He explained that he had gone to the
South station to meet them and was on his way to their
summer home at Rye Beach.

Mr. Johnson produced an interstate revolver license and papers
to show that he is a crack shot and a member of the
National Rifle Association.


Henry: 1940 Census Indianapolis
Name: Henry Johnston
Age: 33
Estimated birth year: abt 1907
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Indiana
Marital status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana

Street: North Delaware Street
House Number: 2129
Residence in 1935: Same Place

Occupation: State Representative Active
House Owned or Rented: Owned
Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: 3000
Attended School or College: No
Highest Grade Completed: College, 4th year
Hours Worked Week Prior to Census: 60
Class of Worker: Wage or salary worker in private work
Weeks Worked in 1939: 52
Income: 2130
Income Other Sources: No

Household Members:
Name Age
Henry Johnston 33
Jane Johnston 32
Abbie W Johnston 1/12

- Holly was born on 17 JAN 1973 in Albion, Michigan

Granddaughter - Katherine was born on 5 JUL 1970

- Christos was born on 28 FEB 1965 and died on 31 OCT 2020 (age: 55)

Great Grandson - Cory and Fiance Caroline

- Estelle was born on 18 JAN 1910 in Indianapolis, Ind and died on 8 OCT 1911 (age: 1) in Indianapolis, Ind

Sister - Dorothy was born on 5 JUN 1911 in Indianapolis, Ind and died on 21 AUG 1955 (age: 44) in Indianapolis, Ind.

First Cousin - Winant was born on 2 JUL 1890 in Indianapolis, Ind. and died on 26 JAN 1960 (age: 69) in Arlington, VA

First Cousin - Indianapolis Star - Nov 12, 1932 - Russell was born on 30 NOV 1890 and died on 16 MAY 1937 (age: 46) in indianapois, IN

- Henry was born on 9 MAY 1907 in Indianapolis, IN and died on 10 DEC 1973 (age: 66) in Indianapois, IN

First Cousin - Samuel P. Adams
(1906-) - taken at wedding of Paul Kimball and Dorothy Johnston in 1943. - Samuel was born on 21 JUN 1913 in Indianapolis. Indiana and died on 22 JUN 2004 (age: 91) in Leland, Leelanau, Michigan

William Hacker and Barbara Lang - William, Jr was born on 8 JUL 1908 and died on 19 FEB 2000 (age: 91)

Grandfather - Samuel A. Johnston
1830-1907 - Samuel, Sr. was born on 22 JUN 1835 in Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana and died on 16 MAR 1907 (age: 71) in Indianapolis, Ind

- Estelle was born on 25 JUL 1846 in New York City, NY and died on 1930 in Indianapolis, Ind.

Grandfather - Henry, Sr. was born on 8 APR 1844 in Indianapolis, Ind and died on 14 NOV 1910 (age: 66) in Indianapolis, Ind

- Stella was born on 17 JUN 1846 in Georgetown, Dc and died on 29 AUG 1904 (age: 58) in Indianapolis, Ind.

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