Dr. Johnson’s Home

Dr. and Miss Hal Glenn Johnson of Dundee built their home in the Old English rambling type architecture.  It was built of Klinker brick and is copied form an Old English home in England.  It had hand hewn timbers in the sun parlor and entrance that led to the living room.  The home was beautiful and modern in every detail.  Dr. Johnson also ran his medical office out of his home.  This home was built prior to 1940 because he was living there at the time of the U.S. Census.  Dr. Johnson is listed as a physician and the value of his home was $10,000.  He was born January 6, 1888 n Hernando, De Soto County, Mississippi.  Dr. Johnson was married to Jennie C. Martin who passed in 1942.  Dr. Johnson passed on August 17, 1956 and is buried in Oakwood Cemetery.  The home fell into disrepair and eventually was torn down.  Only the iron gates and partial brick wall remain of this once wonderful home.

Dr. Johnson delivered my Uncle Glenn Dean in the very bedroom I live in at my Grandparent’s house.  He was always there to help anybody and my family cared a great deal about him like everyone in Southern Tunica County.

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  1. If memory serves this home was occupied by Tombo and Pamela Wilson for many years after the Johnson’s, not sure when they moved in but Tombo passed away of a heart attack while still living there in the early 70’s and my father worked for him farming cotton/soybeans and ranching cattle but his main duties were as mechanic and ramrod.

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  2. Hello. My father and mother are Shelby Thomas Wilson and Pamela Wilson, who owned Beaver Dam Plantation in Dundee.

    We lived in that house until Summer 1971, when we moved onto a boat in San Diego, CA and traveled around for a year. Daddy would fly back and forth from wherever we were on the boat at the time to Dundee to continue running his business. I believe he sold the land the house stood on (it burnt up in a fire in the 80’s) and his business assets in the 80’s.

    We ended up in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on the boat in 1972 and have lived here since then.

    My father, Shelby Thomas Wilson died in Fort Lauderdale in 1991 from complications from kidney and liver disease. My Mother, Pamela Wilson died in Marietta, GA, where she moved in 2005 to be near my youngest sister and her family.

    Would love to hear more stories and see any photos of the people and places of Dundee.
    Victoria Wilson

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting and enjoying my stories. Tunica and the Delta are interesting places. Ive often heard about Shelby Wilson. He was one of the biggest farmers in the county. Thank you again and I hope you continue to follow my delta world.

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