Graceland Cemetery
Taylor County, Iowa
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Franklin King Johnston, son of Edward Bristow and Nancy Ellen Brown was born November 18, 1881 near Clyde, Cloud Co., Kansas and died May 25, 1935 in Jackson Twp., southeast of Bedford, Taylor Co., Iowa. He married Anna Audrey Ross February 3, 1922 in Taylor Co., Iowa.She was born May 8, 1896 near Bedford, Taylor Co., Iowa, daughter of Lemuel Price Ross and Fleetea May Besser and died December 29,1987 at Clarinda, Page Co., Iowa.
Submitted by volunteer Julia Johnson
Photographed October 2010

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Posted on Jul-15-2014 by REBECCA ROSS KELTIE
Anna Audrey's husband Franklin Johnston died in 1935 of a snake bite. A young widower she became involved with a marred man, Floyd Horton who decided to poison his wife which Anna once discussed him. Due to her relation with Horton, she was also charged with the murder and spent decades in prison until released, then continued to work as Prison Cook. She swore her innocence until the day she died.

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