East New Market


Evening Star (Washington, DC)

7 December 1907 - Eldridge S. Johnson Dead

Formerly President of Citizens' National Bank in This City. 

Elbridge Smith Johnson, formerly president of the Citizens' National Bank of this city, died suddenly at the family residence. 2720 St. Paul street. Baltimore, yesterday afternoon. At the time of his death Mr. Johnson was a. co-receiver of the Farmers' Trust, Banking and Deposit Company. The funeral will take place this afternoon at 4 o'clock, from the family residence. Rev. Dr. J. G. Murray, rector of St. Michael and All Angels' Church, will conduct the services. The pallbearers will be Capt. William C. Ellason, president of the Tolchester Steamboat Company: Messrs. Charles W. Hurst and Beverly W. Smith of Baltimore, and three brothers of the deceased. Messrs. A. Geary. Milton W. and Cornelius W. Johnson. all of this city.
Elbridge S. Johnson was born at Lakevllle, Dorchester county, Md., February 25. 1848, and was nearly sixty years of age. Later, after receiving an education in the county schools, he became engaged in mercantile pursuits, and when about thirty years of age was appointed secretary and treasurer of the Dorchester and Delaware Railroad Company, of which his
father-in-law. the late John Webster, was president. He continued in this position until the road was absorbed by the Pennsylvania railroad In 1380. In that year he began the organization of the Choptank Steamboat Company which was concluded in less than a twelve-month.
Upon the death of his brother, Mr. E. Kurtz Johnson, then president of the Citizens' National Bank in this city, Mr. Johnson was elected a director of that organization. A short time thereafter he was made president of the institution. Later he was made a director of the
National Safe Denosit and Trust Company and other banking institutions of this city. When the Citizens' National Bank was merged with the Metropolitan Bank several years ago, Mr. Johnson determined to go to' Baltimore. He then became vice president of the Farmers' Trust, Banking
and Deposit Company.
Following the services this afternoon the remains will be placed aboard a steamer, of the Choptank river line to be taken to East New Market. Dorchester countv. Md., where the interment will take place tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock. Four brothers. Messrs. Oliver P., A.
Gearv. Milton W. and Cornelius W., and two sisters, Mrs. Henry B. Simpson and
Mrs. Amos B. Casselman. both of this city, survive him.