Dr. Benjamin C. Johnson, of Salem, is perhaps one of the best known veterinary surgeons of Columbiana County, where he has been engaged in the practice of his profession for 40 years. He was born in Butler Township, Columbiana County, March 11, 1868, the son of Dr. Charles and Eliza (Marlnee) Johnson.

Dr. Charles Johnson, deceased, was a well known veterinarian of this section. He was the son of Benjamin Johnson, a Quaker, who settled in Columbiana County during the early days in 1811. To Dr. and Mrs. Johnson the following children were born: Cassius, deceased; Curtis, lives in Columbiana County; Rose and Martha, both deceased; Benjamin C., the subject of this sketch; Edgar, Frank, and Viola, all deceased.

Dr. Benjamin C. Johnson spent his boyhood in Salem and at an early age became interested in veterinary work with his father, to which profession he has devoted his entire time.

Dr. Johnson was married to Miss Elsie Ann Carle of Butler Township, Columbiana County, the daughter of Hiram B. and Jeanette (Little) Carle. Hiram B. Carle was born in Columbiana County, Dec. 10, 1847, the son of Joseph Carle, one of Columbiana County's earliest settlers. He was born May 26, 1814, and died in July, 1888. To Dr. and Mrs. Johnson three children were born: Annetta B., born Feb. 9, 1887, died at the age of nine years; Hiram C., married Viola Bott, lives at Sycamore, Pa,; and Bertha Marie Walton, lives at Winona, Ohio, has two children, Helen and Raymond.

Dr. Johnson is a member of the Friends Church. He is among the representative citizens of the community and has a wide acquaintance.


History of Columbiana County, Ohio in two volumes, by Harold B. Barth (Topeka and Indianapolis: Historical Publishing Co., 1926)