Fannie Julian Johnston


Chattanoogan Mother of 2 Baseball Players

Mrs. Fannie Julian Johnston, 92, widow of James H. Johnston and mother of two former major league baseball players, died early this morning in a
local hospital.

Her sons, W.R. (Doc) Johnston and J.H. Johnston, residents of this city, opposed each other in the 1920 World Series. The former was playing on the
Cleveland team and the latter for Brooklyn. Their major league careers began in 1912 and lasted for approximately 10 years.

Mrs. Johnston was the daughter of the Rev. George Julian pioneer Methodist circuit rider. She and her family moved to Bradley County while she was
very young. She married there in 1880.

Prominent in church work and community improvement projects, Mrs. Johnston and her husband contributed greatly to the civic betterment of Bradley
County and Tyner, where they lived until the Government took over their farm for a defense plant.


In addition to her two sons Mrs. Johnston is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Claude Johnson, Nashville, Tenn, and Mrs. L. G. Smith, Miami Fla.; two
other sons, W. B. Johnston and C. M. Johnston of Chattanooga; 16 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services have been planned for 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon a J. Avery Bryan Funeral Home with the Revs. O. R. Tarwater and C. S. Lundy
officiating. Interment will be in Tyner Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be her nephews, Fred Helms, John Helms, Ben Johnston, Ray Johnston, James Barger, Mack Moore, A. C. (Scrappy) Moore and Herschel
Broyles. The body will remain at the Funeral Home until the hour of the service.
Chattanooga News-Free Press,  February 26, 1952

Submitted by Patricia Johnston Treadwell