January 05, 1942
CLAUDE JOHNSON, PEACE OFFICER, IS TAKEN BY DEATH
Claude Johnson, age 67, police officer here since May 11, 1928, passed away this morning at 4:30 o'clock in the veteran's hospital in Muskogee. He had been in the hospital for the past two months suffering from a cerebral hemorrhage.
Prior to moving here Mr. Johnson worked for an oil company in Texas and was chief of police in Depew in 1920. He resided there until 1925 when he came
here and worked a term for Arthur Wilson, who was sheriff at that time.
His body was shipped to Albuquerque this morning from Muskogee where services will be held, and burial will be made in Albuquerque cemetery beside his wife who preceded in death two years ago. Services are pending.
He is survived by two nieces and one nephew. One niece, Mrs. W. F. Wownard lives in Flora, Ill. And a niece and nephew live in Indiana.
Mr. Johnson was a Spanish-American war veteran and had served in the army in Alaska.
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