Francis Desales Johnson, Sr. was born on August 11, 1893 in Trent Hall, Maryland. He was
the son of
John Alexander & Mary (Hayes) Johnson. On
December 26, 1916 he married Lucy Edwina Mattingly in Chaptico, Maryland.
Lucy was born on April 20, 1897 in Leonardtown, Maryland. Her
parents were James Thomas Mattingly and
Medora Josephine Guy Mattingly.
lifetime Francis worked for the railroad and as a farmer. Francis died on
October 6, 1939 in Providence Hospital in Washington, D.C. Francis is
buried in St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church Cemetery in Morganza, MD. Lucy died on
June 1, 1983 in Hyattsville, Maryland.
Here is a
wonderful picture of Francis and Lucy together, taken on their wedding day
December 26, 1916.
Gagliardi supplied this picture of some early Johnson ancestors, including
a young Francis Desales Johnson.
 Thomas Keating
Johnson is buried in St. Joseph's RCC Cemetery and his tombstone lists him
as born on March 5, 1917, died October 10, 1919, so he died in infancy.