Peace Day was a fitting
time for a holiday for Mr. Henry Johnson, who the day previous had
completed 33 years service as Deputy-Registrar for the County of
Mr. Johnson held office
under the late
A. J. Donly and the late W. E. Tisdale, and is now serving time
with W. M. McGuire -- three of Norfolk's five registrars.
During the terms of office
of the late Thos. and Francis L. Walsh, the two previous
registrars, and up to the time Mr. Johnson lifted the engrossing
pen, 66,102 instruments were registered, since then 72,687, and
the outlook bids fair for the completion of 100,000.
have taken place in the past few years," said Mr. Johnson,
"and the office has practically been turned upside down.
"If the first three
registrars could only step in now, they wouldn't think they were
in the registry office.
"I used to have to
hunt through old boxes filled with instruments to find what I
wanted, and it took some time, too.
"Now everything is
done on a typewriter and filed away in cabinets, alphabetically
arranged, and I can find what I want in a few seconds.
"Yes, we have a system
that is complete and the office has been turned upside down