ALFRED STANDISH JOHNSON
From 'Echoing Footsteps', published 1967, Powder River County Extension Homemakers Council
By Mrs. Charles Green
Standish Johnson was born on September 22, 1896 in Hermosa, South Dakota. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Johnson, Standish came to Montana in 1916. He filed on a homestead near Alzada, Montana, but later relinquish during World War I. He worked for Charley Daly where he broke horses. Standish lived for a time on the Lucy place on Big Pumpkin Creek. He was married to Myrtle Merchant, and they worked for Howard Merchant for a time. They lived on the West place at this time. During the 1920's, they purchased land at Stacey. Here their two sons, Owen and Roy were born. They lived at Stacey until about 1943, when they sold out to Bill and Minnie Engelhardt of Fifteen Mile Creek. When they left Stacey, they moved to a ranch about 20 miles north of Forsyth in Rosebud County. Standish died of a heart attack in Miles City on August 9, 1963. His wife, Myrtle died about a year later.