Walter Johnston


Contributed by Ann Farnsworth

The Fairfield Recorder
Sept. 6, 1895

Groesbeck New Era
Quite a sad and fatal accident happened last Wednesday evening to Walter Johnston, one of Kosse’s best and noblest young men.  While attempting to clean up his target rifle, not knowing that it was loaded, the gun fired, the ball penetrating the stomach, ranged upward and lodged in the lung.  He lived through the night until 7 o’clock Thursday morning when death relieved him of his suffering.