Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",  published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.

     FREDERICK J. JOHNSON is one of the younger men of Douglas county, who has gained an especial distinction in the business world, owing to the fact that he has won his success by reason of intelligence and wisdom that place him among the leading operators in this part of the state.  He is a lumber dealer in Coulee City at the present time, and handles, in connection therewith, paints, oils, glass, wallpaper and so forth.  He has done a very extensive business since coming here, handling over eight million feet of lumber alone.
     Frederick J. Johnson was born at Howard Lake, Minnesota, on December 30, 1869.  His parents were John A. and Katherine (Stoltz) Johnson, natives of England and Germany, respectively, and now living in Lincoln county, Washington.
     Our subject was educated in the schools of Wright county, Minnesota and the Blair Business College of Spokane.  In 1887 he moved to Lincoln county and settled just north from Davenport, where he engaged in sawmilling, also handled a planing mill.  He continued with marked success there until about two years since, when he opened his present business in Coulee City.  Since that time, he has done remarkably well here and is considered now one of the very prosperous and substantial business men of the town.  Mr. Johnson sold his milling interests before he came to Coulee City.  He also owns one-half section of land, which is well improved and devoted to stock and general farming, the stock consisting of cattle and horses.  The land lies mostly northwest from Coulee City.
     Mr. Johnson had two brothers and three sisters, William J., Eugene A., Mrs. Lucretia Weygant, Mrs. Viola West, Mrs. Blanche Bernard.
     The marriage of Mr. Johnson and Miss Katie McGillivray occurred at Cheney, on May 13, 1895.  Mrs. Johnson's parents are Neil and Sarah (McCloud) McGillivray natives of Canada.  She was born in Canada, on September 12, 1878 and has the following brothers and sisters, John, Neil, Mrs. Christopher Phar, and Mrs. Mary Ledgerwood.  To our subject and his wife, the following children have been born: Valentine F., on February 17, 1896, Merle K., on January 27, 1898; and Raymond in January, 1901.  They are all natives of Lincoln county.  Mr. Johnson is possessed of the happy faculty of winning friends and his genialty has made him the center of a large circle of admirers.  He is a prominent and upright citizen and Coulee City is to be congratulated in gaining him as one of her prominent residents.