Note: Was known by John Hilding Johnson -- his name was "Americanized." The attorney that he entrusted to patten his hospital bed invention (which was used all over the world until the electric hospital beds) patented the device in his name and therefore swindled the family out of any royalties. When Johnson died suddenly at age 47, the family fell upon hard times. Life would have been different if an attorney would have been honest.
"Civil Engineer Dies in Hospital" - November 16, 1933
J. H. Johnson, 47, of 1731 South Main Street, a civil engineer, died in a local hospital Thursday at 2:20 p.m. of a cerebral hemorrhage.
Mr. Johnson was born in Malmo, Sweden, September 14, 1887, and was a graduate of the Swedish Marine Engineer College. He served on an exploration trip in the Belgian Congo of Africa for the French government.
Mr. Johnson had traveled extensively and had visited America several times before he settled in American Fork, Utah. He came to Salt Lake City several years ago, and up to the time of his death had engaged in civil engineering work.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Fanny Eckman Johnson, five children, Robert Hilding, Boyd LdGrande, John Hilding Jr., May and Raymond Johson, all of Salt Lake City; one sister, Mrs. Hilma Bloomquist of American Fork, and a brother, Helga Johnson of Salt Lake City.
Funeral arrangements had not been completed Thursday night.
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