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Object Name Print, Gelatin Silver
Other number P007265
Description Gelatin silver print, black and white: two men in Navy white uniforms standing on a look out. Tree in the background.
Date 1940s
Collection Photo Collection
Catalog Number 2013.030.0149
Notes Family History:

William Chester "Chet" Johnson, Sr. (April 23, 1896 - ?), born in Clinton, NY to Rev. Fenton W. Johnson and Florence Bailey Johnson. Served in the US Navy from 1917 to 1919. Married Ellen Knapp (April 6, 1906 - ?) Christmas Eve 1919. Lived in Tupper Lake except for three years they spent in Florida from 1923-26. They had seven children Bill Jr., Mary Ellen, Stanley. He worked as a carpenter.

William Chester Johnson, Jr. (April 4, 1924 - ?), born in St. Petersburg, Fl but raised and attended school in Tupper Lake, NY. Entered the Armed Forces in December 1942 and served in WWII from 1943-1946 in the South Pacific. Upon returning to the Adirondacks be attended Clarkson College of Technology, in Civil and Environmental Engineering in Potsdam, NY. While at Clarkson he met his first wife, Jean M. Schutt (September 8, 1929 - March 1954). The couple settled in Tupper Lake and were married in 1950. Bill worked with his father and brother Stanley in the family's general contracting business, Wm. C. Johnson & Sons. They had two children, Martha. She died in March 1954. Bill met his second wife, Jane Bobak at the office. They were married in 1955 and had three children. Bill managed the construction of the Adirondack Museum from 1955 to 1982 when he retired.

Jane Olga Bobak (March 15, 1934 - ?), to John and Sylvia Bobak. Eventually moved to Cedar Rock Lodge with family, caretakers for Dr. Browning.

For more detail see accession folder.