William Johnston was born sometime around 1868 in Michigan, USA.
He married Mary Rovella Shaver around 1891. Mary was the daughter d of Joseph Watson & Agnes Colista (Palmer) Shaver.
On the 1900 U.S. Census, Mary (listed as "married") and her son's names appear together under her father's household. On the 1920 U.S. Census, her marital status is listed as "divorced".
It is unknown when he passed away.
Together, Mary & William had five known sons: