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Submitted by: Thomas Coleman Johnson
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     Wiley Elijah Johnson, son of John Philip and Eliza Jane 'Reddick' Johnson, was born in Arkansas on May 10, 1862. On December 25, 1887 in Red River County, Texas he married Virginia Lee Smith, daughter of Coleman and Julia M. "Bankston" Smith. Virginia was born on April 23, 1867 in Red River County, Texas.
     Wiley and Virginia had five children; Homer Coleman, born December 20, 1888; Malona born October 30, 1891; twins, John P., and Viola Loretta, born sometime between 1891 and 1901 and died very young. Around 1899 or 1900 Wiley moved his family to the town of Antlers in Indian Territory (OK) where their youngest daughter, Myrtle Mae was born on March 16, 1901.
     Following Oklahoma statehood in 1907, Wiley served two terms as the Pushmataha County Recorder of Deeds. He was a carpenter and built several houses in Antlers, and was an active worker in the Odd Fellows Lodge, and the WOW (Woodmen of the World).
     Virginia Lee died in Antlers, on August 11, 1917. Wiley Elijah died on October 10, 1934 in Warren, Arkansas, while visiting his daughter Myrtle, and her husband Clifton Watson. Both are buried in the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Antlers, Pushmataha County, Oklahoma.

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Wiley Elijah Johnson

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Obituary for Wiley Elijah Johnson


Virginia Lee "Smith" Johnson

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Obituary for Virginia Lee Johnson


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The Wiley and Virgina Johnson family home, built by Wiley Johnson, in Antlers. Standing in front of the house are Virginia Lee Johnson and daughter Myrtle Mae Johnson.
Photo was taken around 1908.

Homer Coleman Johnson, son of Wiley and Virginia Johnson.

HOMER COLEMAN JOHNSON, was born on December 20, 1888 in Clarksville, Red River County, Texas, the son of Wiley Elijah and Virginia Lee 'Smith' Johnson. A short time after his birth the family moved to Garretts Bluff, Lamar Co., TX, and around 1899 or 1900, when he was 11 or 12 years old, the family moved from Garretts Bluff to the town of Antlers, in Indian Territory (OK). Homer was married twice, first on March 28, 1909 in Antlers, to Claudia G. Raley. They had four children; Homer C.; Harry L.; Virginia Lee; and Raymond, all deceased. The marriage notice in the Antlers paper said he was Deputy County Registrar of Deeds. The 1910 census says he was assistant cashier at the Antlers Bank. He married a second time to Alberta Maude Parker. They had 8 children; Thomas Coleman; Richard Wiley; Michael R.; Sandra Jean; Dennis Lee; Jerry Franklin; Nancy Sue; and Theodore Joseph. Homer died in Oklahoma City on December 23, 1975 and is buried in Memorial Park Cemetery.

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Graduates of Antlers High School, circa 1906.
Homer Coleman Johnson is top-left in the photo.
Anyone know the name the other boys?


Antlers, OK, circa 1908

Homer Coleman Johnson on the left, with an unknown friend


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Taken in Oklahoma City, OK, in 1950.

Homer Coleman Johnson and his 2nd wife, Alberta Maude 'Parker' Johnson.


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