Woman of the Century/Carrie Ashton Johnson
JOHNSON, Mrs. Carrie Ashton, editor and author, born in Durand, Ill., 24th August, 1863. Her maiden name was Ashton. When she was fifteen years old. her parents moved to Rockford, III., where she attended the high school and private schools for several years. Then she took a course in the business college and was graduated there. She is an active member of the Young Woman's Christian Temperance Union and of the Equal Suffrage Association. She has been State secretary of the Illinois Equal Suffrage Association for the past three years. Four years ago she published "Glimpses of Sunshine," a volume of sketches and quotations on suffrage work and workers. She is a contributor to the "Cottage Hearth," the "Housewife." "Table Talk." the "Ladies' Home Companion," the "Household," the "Housekeeper." the " Modern Priscilla," "Godey's Magazine," "Home Magazine," the " Decorator and Furnisher," " Interior Decorator," and other journals. She writes mainly on domestic topics, interior decorations, suffrage and temperance subjects. She was for more than three years in charge of the woman's department of the " Farmer's Voice," of Chicago, called "The Bureau for Better Halves," and is now conducting a like page for the "Spectator," a family magazine published in Rockford. She became the wife, 27th November, 1889, of Harry M. Johnson, managing editor of the Rockford "Morning Star." Their home is in Rockford.