He was born in Downham, Norfolk, probably near or in Downham Market, in 1879. He was with his parents, Charles & Eliza"Digby" Johnson in 1881, same area, Barroway Drove, but by 1891 he was living with his maternal grandparents, (Frederick Digby and Emma, who may have been a Preston) in Stow Bardolph, Wiggenhall, ecclesiatical parish Downham Market. Living same place in 1901 and that's where the trail stopped. Have nothing on marriage or death.
His grandfather Frederick died Dec 12th, 1919, probate Norwich, no widow listed. I wondered if Fred Johnson eventually came to Chicago, but I haven't found anything on him here.
Thanks for any info you could pass on