From my mother’s old photo album. Circa 1920s. At the Edgemere cottage, Roque Bluffs.
Zeke was born in 1885 and died in 1968. I remember my grandfather well, and his stories. He was a barber – and an inventor.
His parents were Jesse Warren Johnson (1857 – 1924) and Sarah Jane Marston (1856 – 1937). To my knowledge, Zeke had three brothers: Percy W (1880 – 1932), Charles E (1882 – 1971), and Adin L (1896 – 1972); a sister, Effie M (1889 – 1985).
To his granddaughter (me), he was quite handsome and debonair. I can understand why my grandmother, Harriet Means, eloped with Zeke in 1908. She didn’t tell her parents, William and Nellie Means, because Zeke was from the wrong side of the river. You can read more about that saga here.