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Mary Rovella (Shaver) Johnston

Mary Rovella Shaver was the third eldest child of Joseph Watson & Agnes Colista (Palmer) Shaver. She was born on September 18, 1868 in Chester Township, Eaton County, Michigan, USA.


She married William Johnston around 1891. 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".


She passed away on March 30, 1921. She was buried at Millerburg Cemetery in Carmel Township, Eaton County.


Together, Mary & William had five known sons:


George W. Johnston [1891 - 1978]
Clyde William Johnston [1894 - 1926]
Edson W. Johnston [1896 - 1990]

Leslie Johnston [1897 - 1908]

Irving L. Johnston [1908 - 1939]