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Thomas William Rich

Thomas William Rich

Male 1873 - 1964  (91 years)

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  • Name Thomas William Rich 
    Born 11 Aug 1873  Salt Lake City, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Nov 1964  Midvale, Salt Lake County, Utah b 30-11 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2247  My Relatives
    Last Modified 4 Apr 2018 

    Father Charles Rich,   b. 18 Jun 1833, Rackwick, Hoy, c 24/6/1833 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1914, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA b 19/3 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Isabella Burt,   b. 28 Jun 1841, Rumford, Muiravonside, Stirling Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1926, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 12 Aug 1865  SaltL Lake City, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F325  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Anne Alice Ellison,   b. 25 Feb 1884, Murray, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1909, Murray, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years) 
    Married 12 Jul 1905  Salt Lake City, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Maurine Marcella Rich,   b. 25 Feb 1906, Taylorsville, Salt Lake City, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 2001, Salt Lake City buried Larkin Sunset Lawn Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)  [natural]
     2. Stillborn Rich,   b. 26 Apr 1909, Murray, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1909, Bennion, Salt Lake City buried Taylorsville Memorial Park Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 4 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F1150  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Edna Frost,   b. 2 Jun 1894, Draer, Salt lake City, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1935, Murray, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA b 30-1 Taylorsville Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Married 14 Oct 1914 
    Children 
     1. Allen Thomas Rich,   b. 5 Sep 1915, Bennion, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1970, Sandy, Salt Lake County, Utah buried Larkin Sunset gardens Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)  [natural]
     2. Eugene Lathair Rich,   b. 20 Jul 1918, Bennion, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 2010, St George, Washington, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)  [natural]
     3. LaVera Rich,   b. 28 May 1921, Bennion, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 2002, Bennion, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [natural]
     4. Geneveve Rich,   b. 17 Jul 1925, Bennion, Uta USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 2009  (Age 83 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 4 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F1151  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • at USA 1880 census at North Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah
      address 689 So. Redwood Road, Murray, Utah 1940
      Q. Tell me about your dad.

      “He was born Aug. 11 1873 in Bennion He was a farmer. He did a lot of custom work for farmers. He would cut hay rake it up. Thomas W Diamond was Bishop. Dad would do his work. He worked a lot in West Jordan. Once, the horses got spooked and ran away with Allen and the mower.

      Dad bought a binder, which is similar to a baler. It put grains stocks in a shock and stacked them in the yards. A thrasher would separate the grain then dad would take the grain to Gardner’s Mill. The binder was not in good repair and broke down often. He worked hard taking care of everything.

      He was a hard worker. Thomas went on a mission after his first wife died. He was on a mission for 26 months. Pres. Grant was the president of the church. He as ordained a Seventy by J. Golden Kimball. In his diary he wrote , “When the prophet talked to us he said ‘when you get out there and you get homesick, just work and work and work and work. Maurine went to live with her grandma Ellison the rest of her life.

      Thomas worked in the Highland Boy smelter right at the turn of the century while he was married to his first wife. I don’t know what he did there. It was halfway between Murray and Bennion. 6th West an 57th South.

      He worked for Kennecott for a while as a carpenter.

      Thomas was a good humored man. One trip Gene remembers. Tom, Grandma Frost, Uncle Joe to Rexburg in a Model T. Going up Sardine Canyon he burned up the clutch and had to turn around and back up the hill.

      I admire my father for taking care of my Uncle Joe. He was shell shocked, they call it PTSD now. He even took him Sheridan WY to a VA hospital for a while, but it didn’t seem to help him. After Mother passed away, he took care of Grandma Frost. I admired him for that.

      When he was 80, he was in an accident. They took his driver license away. That was real hard on him. He Lived with Gene and Laura for 10 years. After that he took turns living with his kids. He lived to be 91 years old. He died in Nov. 1964.