Arthur McQueen Johnston, 1863-1949
Son of Robert "Red Robin" Johnston and Mary "Mae" Frances McQueen
Photographer: William McConnell of Plantagenet, Ontario, Canada.
This is my Dad's Uncle Attie. When my Dad's father, Clifford Johnston, died young in 1926 from the effects of mustard gas poisoning in WWI, Uncle Attie went out of his way to take my Dad under his wing. I heard many a story about tapping maple trees and boiling the sap down to make maple syrup with Uncle Attie and then eating it on pancakes that Aunt Annie would make. He was an exceptional man. Like many of our Johnstons he was on the tall side at 6'-2".
This image was restored from the original tintype which was taken ca. 1878.