1857–1928
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Born: Oc­to­ber 29, 1857, Oak­ville, On­tar­io, Can­a­da.

Died: No­vem­ber 22, 1928.

Johnson was the son of John Gar­ris­on John­son and Ma­ry Ann Mac­kay, and hus­band of Min­nie Se­re­pha Goos­ley of Li­ver­pool, No­va Sco­tia.

He was ed­u­cat­ed at the Ham­il­ton In­sti­tute and Up­per Can­a­da Col­lege. In 1874, he joined the Bri­tish Me­thod­ist Epis­co­pal Church. He was li­censed to preach in To­ron­to, and joined the an­nu­al con­fer­ence in 1875. The next year, he be­came a dea­con in Hal­i­fax, No­va Sco­tia, and an el­der in 1880.

In 1908, John­son was elect­ed Bish­op for South Af­ri­ca. His de­nom­i­na­tion­al af­fil­i­a­tion is some­what unclear, as the Af­ri­can Me­thod­ist Epis­co­pal (AME) Church al­so claims him as their bi­shop to South Af­ri­ca. His tune Oak­ville ap­pears in the 1898 ed­i­tion of the AME hym­nal.

  1. Oakville

John­son’s place of death or bu­ri­al