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February 16, 1907

McDonald PA Outlook

Mr. S. S. JOHNS, the second station agent of McDonald is deserving of mention as being one of the active citizens of McDonald for over a quarter of a century. Mr. JOHNS was born in Culver County, Md., in 1818, received a liberal education for those days and followed farming in Moffat county, Maryland for a number of years after his majority. In 1865 he was appointed station agent at McDonald, which position he filled for thirty-one years. From the first he took an active interest in the affairs of McDonald. He was the first burgess of the town and filled many positions of trust for both individuals and the public. Mr. JOHNS’ wife was a sister of F. L. JEWETT, the first President of the Panhandle Railroad. In religious faith Mr. JOHNS is a Quaker. He is a member of Garfield Lodge 605, F. & A. M. Mr. JOHNS still resides in his handsome home over looking the railroad station, at the ripe old age of 85 years, remarkably healthy and erect and is frequently seen about the streets of McDonald an imposing figure—a typical gentleman of the old school—admired and respected by all, both old and young.




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