Albo, Dominick

5 Sep 1919 - The Sun pg 5

Dominick Albo of Helper, who has the honor of being the first man in Utah to volunteer his services when the United States declared war on Germany, reached home last Tuesday evening, coming from the East. He was a member of the marines and was in most of the important battles in which the 'devil dogs' took part. He returned to the states on board the George Washington, which brought President Wilson home from the peace conference at Paris.




Ariotti, Jennie

1 Nov 1921 - The News Advocate pg 1

Double Rock store fire of 1919. Jennie Ariotti lost her case for damages against Mike Bergera Tuesday when a verdict of no cause for action was given. This automatically ended the several cases brought by the members of the Ariotti family against Bergera as result of the falling of the wall of the Double Rock store after the big fire of the summer of 1919 in Helper. One of the walls of the burned building fell over on the building occupied by the Ariott family, doing considerable damage and causing some personal injuries. Price and Fouts were Bergera's attorneys.




Berg, Josephine Thomas

15 Apr 1927 - The News Advocate page 1
Native of Scofield Dies at Scofield

Funeral services were held today at Provo for Mrs. Josephine Thomas Berg, native of Scofield and a relative of numerous Helper and Scofield residents. Mrs. Berg died suddenly Tuesday following a short illness. Mrs. Berg was born in Scofield, Jan. 6, 1892, the daughter of T. H. and Eliza Holley Thomas. The family moved to Salt Lake in 1902 and later to Springville. Surviving are her husband, one son, Max Berg; two daughters, Marian and Jean Berg; her mother, Mrs. E. H. Thomas, Helper; one brother, Lee S. Thomas, Scofield, two sisters, Mrs. Herbert Robinson, Salt Lake, and Mrs. J. C. Kavanaugh, Helper.



Bergera, James J. (Chokey)

death - 30 Mar 1975

age 67, born June 25 or 27, 1907 Diamondville, Wyoming. Parents: Dominic and Mary Ferpatto Bergera. Died Sunday, 30 March 1975 in Price Hospital. Burial Thurs. 1975 Helper, UT. Married Grace Hreinson, 22 Dec 1931 in Castle Gate, Carbon, Utah.



James J. "Chokey" Bergera

The Salt Lake Tribune - obituary
Special to the Tribune

HELPER, Carbon County - James J. "Chokey" Bergera, 67, Carbon County businessman, died Sunday in a Price hospital after a short illness.

Mr. Bergera was chairman of the board and past president of Helper Mercantile Inc., a member of the board of directors of Zion First National Bank, Price, and director of the Rocky Mountain Beer Wholesale Assn.

He was also past president of the Carbon County Country Club, director of the Western Senior Golf Assn. and a member of Stella D' America, No. 33, Helper and Price Lodge No. 1550, BPOE.

Mr. Bergera was born June 27, 1907, in Diamondville, Wyo., a son of Domonic and Mary Ferpotto Bergera. He married Grace Hreinson Dec. 22, 1931 in Castle Gate, Carbon County.

He is survived by his wife; two sons, Dr. Jerald J., Ogden; Clifford H., Carbonville, Carbon County; two grandchildren; two brothers and three sisters, Frank, Ogden; Nick V., Glendora, Calif.; Mrs. I. R. (Rene) Crandall, Las Vegas, Ne.; Mrs. J.J. (Mary) Devinenzi, Martinez, Calif.; and Mrs. A.N. (Calyce) Dillsaver, Mill Valley, Calif.

Funeral Mass will be Thursday 10 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Helper. Holy Rosary will be recited Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Mitchell Funeral Chapel, Price, where friends may call Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday before the service. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery, Helper. The family suggests contributions to the Easter Seal Fund.

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Bergera, Lucy

death - 8 Aug 1918 - News Advocate page 4

Died at the home of a son Dominic Bergera, at the age of 71 years. Born in Italy. Lived in Helper many years. Funeral Helper, Sunday. Born 1847.



Bergera, Mary

death - 24 Apr 1953

Born 11 Jul 1882 in Cuorgne, Province of Tarino, Italy. Parents: Lodovico Farpotto and Madelina. Died at Ogden Hospital. Burial Tuesday, 28 Apr 1953 in Helper, Utah. Husband was Dominic Bergera. Came to the U.S. with her husband in 1900. Settled in Castle Gate. Permanent resident of Helper since 1909.



Beveridge, Thomas

20 Oct 1981 - Salt Lake Tribune page D5

Born 2 November 1904 Ketty, Fifeshire, Scotland. Parents: Archie and Euphamia Penman Beveridge. Married: June 1, 1930, Mary Dalpiaz, Price, Utah. Died: 18 Oct, 1981, Price, Utah. Buried: 22 Oct 1981, Helper, Utah. Retired: Helper Businessman



Bianco, August

27 Mar 1941 - The Helper Journal page 1

Killed by falling rock in Royal mine. Widow: Caroline Bertoglio Bianco, one son and five step chilren, two brothers, both in Italy, one sister, Helper.



Bianco, Pete

13 Nov 1930

Funeral services were conducted at the Catholic Church in Helper Wednesday at 11:00 a.m., age 42. Died in Kenilworth 8 Nov 1930 of labor pneumonia, buried Helper. Born 19 Jun 1888 in Camania, Italy. Son of Bernardo and maria Bianco. Wife, Demoneica Bianco survives.



John James Bianco Sr.,

FHL film 1421809 bk 8 pg 5

Sun Advocate
HELPER - John James Bianco Sr., died October 4, 1981 in a Provo hospital following a short illness. Born September 9, 1916 in Kenilworth, Utah to Barnardo and Antoinette Bianco. Married Freda Hreinson November 8, 1937 in Castle Dale, Utah. Member Catholic Church. Lifelong resident of Carbon County. Served U.S. Air Force, World War II. Retired Postal employee, 11 years service Price Post Office. Former manager of Bonnie Lanes, owned and operated Jonnie's Club in Helper, member Helper Post American Legion, Helper Italian Lodge Stella D'America.

Survivors: wife, children, John J. Jr., Michael B. O'Shea all Helper; Marsha B. O'Shea, Price; nine grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Geno (Katie) Ori, Mrs. Tony (Edith) Tonc, Mrs. Carlyle (Netta) Burton, all Helper. Preceded in death by a daughter, Sahron Heath.

Mass of Christian. Burial Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. St. Anthony Catholic Church. Holy Rosary will be recited Tuesday at 8:00 p.m., Mitchell Chapel, where friends may call Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday prior to services. burial, Mountain View Cemetery, Helper.

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Nick Bikakis

Memories of Nick's Club by Don Butler

I have many memories of Nick's Club operated by Nick Bikakis. He was the first in East Carbon to have a TV....about 1954 or so....required an antenna tower about 75-100 feet up with an antenna aimed toward Salt Lake City.....I remember watching the '54 world series there.....Cleveland Indains and New York Giants.... Willie Mays famous centerfield catch at the Polo Grounds......the place was packed......I was 11 years old, there with my dad, but remember a huge crowd........all watching.a little 19 inch black & white round screen with a snowy image up on a shelf......Nick sold a lot of beer that day!..

TV finally came to everyone in East Carbon in 1956 when a receiving transponder was installed on the mountaintop above Sunnyside....we had our own little cable system....cost about $4 a month per house....and was a goldmine for the Miner's Trading Post in Sunnyside....who not only ran the cable system, but sold most of the TVs that were purchased..... Back to Nick's....he had a nice little dance floor in the back with a little bandstand....and had a live orchestra on Saturday night twice a month....the place was always jumping....I play the piano, and played there several times with a little combo when I got a little older.....(also played at Nick's on the Hill....up above the Elite).......Nick's Club was the only place in town to get a decent steak...he always grilled great T-Bones and Porterhouses......Rotary & Kiwannis Clubs had their meetings there...always with a steak dinner....I remember as a kid playing piano solos for both those groups and getting myself a steak dinner out of it every time...



Bonza, Vince

5 Jan 1979

Age 67, died 5 Jan 1979 in a Price hospital after a short illness. Born 8 Mar 1911 in Helper, Utah to Louis and Olive Luigia Nava Boonza, married Elizabeth Migliaccio, 27 Feb. 1935, Price. Member of Methodist Church. Was elected Helper City Councilman for twelve years. Retired manager of Utah State Liquor store after 29 years.



Bosone, Reva Beck

The Sun, Price, UT pg 3 - February 5, 1931

Mrs. Reva Beck Bosone, a graduate of the University of Utah, has started the practice of law in Carbon County with office in Helper. She is the first woman lawyer in this county and the second one in the state to set up practice. Her husband, Joseph Bosone, is now completing his studies at the University of Utah and will join his wife in the spring.

She passed the state bar examination a year ago, the eleventh woman to do so in the state, and has received her B.A. degree from the University of California, Mrs. Bosone is the fourth woman to receive L.L.B. degree from the University of Utah. Before taking up law study, Mrs. Bosone was supervisor of public speaking and dramatic arts at the Ogden high school for five years. She had the distinction of being the first president of the Phi Delta Delta, international legal woman's fraternity, when it was organized in Utah. Mrs. Bosone will specialize in divorces and personal injury suits.



Boweter, William Sr.

Oldbury, Bilston, England to Benjamin Rowley and Fanny Boweter. wife Emma Beddoes. children: (1.) Fanny born 2 June 1866 in Windhill, York, England. married: 10 Aug 1885 Frank Merriweather. Died; 21 Feb 1951. (2.) Emma (3.) Sarah married William Reese. (4.) William Benjamin. The father came to U.S. Oct 21, 1881 on the ship "Abyssinia", #217 page 388 Wm Boweter, 41, Leeds conference. Settlement, expects money in New York, acting as a ship steward. The wife and children sailed 29 Aug 1883 on the ship "Nevada".

...man found in mine...and although sitting among the dead, was found to be alive, although hardly conscious. After being assited to his feet he walked out, with slight help...taken to Salt Lake hospital.

William was in the Winter Quarters Mine when it exploded May 1, 1900. He was badly burned and taken to a Salt Lake hospital. In the 1920's he told Stanley Harvey this story: Men working in a room near him came to William and said that they were ready to set off some powder, but they had misgaged the thickness of a wall. When the powder exploded, it came through the wall, exploding coal dust which then was like a ball of fire as it went from room to room. Mr. Harvey asked William why did he never tell this story. The reply was that no one had asked him.



Buchanan, --

...a miner, placed an immense amount of black powder in a hole he had drilled for a shot, at the bottom of the coal vein, intending to blow out all the coal from the bottom of the vein to the top. When the shot was fired the jar or concussion was felt from one end of the mine to the other. The coal dust flew from the discharge to the mouth of the mine, and the only reason the men were not killed by an explosion of dust at that time, was the fact that the company kept the dust on the floor of the entries sprinkled.



Burch, Art

Killed in a cave-in at Helper. He had the contract for putting in the bridge across Price river just back of the Tom Fitch residence and was filling in an abutment. The gang had just gone to work after dinner when three or four wagon loads of dirt and boulders caved in from the side of the hill burying Burch underneath. Art Burch came to Price with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Burch, 35 years ago.



Chamberlain, James Burton

The Eastern Utah Progress - 28 Jan 1943

NEW MECHANICS TEACHER DIES: HERE SHORT WHILE

Death claimed a member of the Carbon College faculty last Thursday as he was asleep in his room in Price. A sudden heart attack being reported as the cause of death for James Burton Chamberlain, who came here in January.

Mr. Chamberlain was teaching vocational training for war production workers at the University of Utah before coming to Price on January 16 to begin work in the automobile mechanics department.

Funeral services were held Tuesday in Salt Lake City, where the body had been shipped by the Mitchell Funeral Home.

J. M. Naylor and Dr. A. E. Jones attended the services as representatives of the college faculty.



Tom Chinaman

Carbon County News, June 27, 1912 page 5

Old Tom, the aged "Chink" who carries the mail between the Post Office and the depot at Helper, and who has been a resident of that city for more than 20 years attempted to stop 2nd No. 5 Saturday afternoon at that place by the simple expedient of getting in front of it. Marvelous to relate the engine butted him off the right-of-way without injuring him in the slightest degree.



Colacito, Angelo Tony (Cinders)

2 Jun 1969 - The Helper Journal

Born 23 Jul 1927 in Spring Glen, Utah. His nickname was given to him from falling into a cinder pit while working as a call boy for the D&RG RR. He was a barber in Helper, a veteran of World War II, receiving the medal of valor for saving lives in a barrack's fire. He was a team manager for Pony League. He died 1 Jan 1969.



Curtis, James P.

...was born in Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, April 1862, and has served his country in the army for eight years. At the last election he was elected Trustee for Scofield Town by a handsome majority. He is also chairman of the Joint Board of quarantine. being a past grand, he was the first D.D.G.M. for Scofield, and was one of the charter members. He is much admired by the members of Scofield Lodge No. 32, for his sterling qualities. Having been an Odd Fellow for many years he is able to give good advice in the councils of the lodge. he served as representative from here at the last session of the Utah Grand Lodge. He was outside foreman at number four when the explosion occurred and labored night and day with his men, sending material etc. into the mine for the use of the rescuing party.



Steve Pallas (Telios Palloudakis)

News Advocate - 26 Mar 1925

Mr. and mrs. Pavlos N. Palloulakis of Crete will receive $1000, less $150 attorney's fees, as benefits from the death of their son, known as Steve Pallas, in the Castle Gate mine disaster on march 8, 1924, according to a decision of the state industiral commission at Salt lake Saturday. The parents were presented at hearing by another son, who established that the man now dead had made contributions from time to time to support his father and mother.


Thomas Topping Lamph

copied from - Lamphs: They came for Markethill
by: Francine Lamph Berrett

Thomas Lamph was superintendent of the National Coal Company at the National Mining District in Carbon County. he is a native of England, but has lived in Utah since boyhood. The business in which his experience and his inclination have made most expert has been mining. He was born at Workington, England on 14 May 1872, the son of Daniel and Eleanor (Topping) Lamph. His father was an iron worker in England and after coming to the United States established his home in Utah.

Thomas Topping Lamph attended school in England and at the age of thirteen came to Utah. after arriving in Utah with his father, he completed his education at the age of fourteen. In 1886, being employed in a quarry, later in the mines. He lived in Salt Lake from 1888 to 1890. He lived in Castle Gate from 1890 to 1906. For one year he was street inspector in Salt Lake City. In 1907 he went to Dawson, New Mexico installing a check system for a mining company and subsequently was made mine foreman for Phelps Dodge Corporation. Returning to Utah in 1910, he became mine foreman for the Kenilworth Coal Company in in 1912 was sent to Hiawatha as safety foreman and explosive inspector. His next commission of responsibility was to open the Standard Mine at Standardville in 1914. In 1917 he opened the Wattis Mine for Mr. T. Rains and in 1918 was made mine superintendent at Rains. In 1919 he was operating a mine of his own in Straight Canyon. In 1920 he worked at Standard as mine superintendent. In 1924 he was appointed to reopen the Castle Gate Mine after a destructive explosion had occurred there.

In September 1927 he was sent to Gordon Creek District as superintendent of the National Coal Company and his duties have kept him there for the past four years.

He was very active in many public affairs and during 1903 to 1907 served as County Assessor of Carbon County. He married in 1894, Sarah May Eden of Braidwood, Illinois. Their children are: Edna, Annie, Thomas E., Lucille, and Elizabeth Mae. Probably no man in Utah has done more of the supervisory and constructive work in the development of Carbon County coal mines than Mr. Lamph. He was ordained High Priest which he held at the time of his death. Mr. Lamph retired in 1932 moving to Orangeville, Utah. While in Emery County he worked as foreman on road projects. Mr. Lamph passed away at the home of his son, Thomas E. Lamph, in Price, Carbon, Utah on 25 February 1947.



Franklin Marion Ewell

The News Advocate - 27 Dec 1923 pg 1

FUNERAL OF F.M. EWELL TAKES PLACE AT PROVO

Franklin Marion Ewell, for many years a resident of the Spring Glen community of Carbon county, died Monday morning after a lingering illness at his home in Provo. He left his county some twenty years ago, since which time he has lived in Provo. He was born at Payson February 6, 1862.

He is surivived by his wife, Kate Thompson Ewell: five sons, William Marion Ewell of Mammoth, Lawrence T. Ewell, Roy Ewell, David Ewell and Arthur Ewell, all of Provo. Three daughters, Mrs. Alice Chadwick of American Fork; Mrs. Merling Jolly of Provo and Miss Dorothy Ewell of Provo also survive. He is also survivived by seven grandchildren, three brothers, Lorenzo Ewell of Provo, William Ewell of Salt Lake City and Permit Ewell of Payson, and two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Pratt of Salt Lake City and Mrs. Laura Dennis of Myton.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock in the Third ward chapel. Interment was in the Provo city cemetery.

The Sun - 28 Dec 1923

OLDTIME RESIDENT OF CARBON CALLED BY DEATH

Another of the oldtimers of this locality passed away last Monday when Franklin Marion Ewell died up at Provo after a lingering illness. He formerly lived at Spring Glenn, but left this county nearly twenty years since. He was a native of Utah, born at Payson almost sixty-two years ago. His wife, five sons and three daughters survive, all living in Utah at Provo, Mammoth and American Fork. Many of the family connections of the same name are still at Spring Glenn, the name of Ewell as applied to the community being from this source.

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George Ruff

News Advocate - 31 Jan 1935 pg 1

Death Ends Long Career of School, Civic Leader
Former Bishop, Board President Dies in Salt Lake

After a long and useful life, filled with service to his church, his community and his county, Bishop George Ruff, 85, who retired January 18 as a member of the Carbon board of education, a position he had held ever since the school district consolidation in 1915, died Sunday in a Salt Lake hospital, one week following the death of his third wife.

The passing of Bishop Ruff marked the end of a long career of service equalled by very few men in the history of Carbon county. For almost 35 years he had continuously served in one capacity or another, and since coming to Scofield in 1900 had been closely identified with the social, industrial and educational progress of the county.

He was appointed bishop of the Scofield L.D.S. ward in 1902 and held that position continously for 27 years. He was a member and president of the Scofield town board several times, served as a community school trustee before the organization of the Carbon school district and took an active part in all civic affairs.

Although his interests in community activities were many and varied, Bishop Ruff's greatest interest was given to the education welfare of boys and girls. While a member of the Carbon board of education, he was elected vice president several times and in 1931 was elected president of the board, a position he held at the time of this retirement.

When his term ended, Bishop Ruff was the oldest school board member in the state, both in age and length of service. On the board of education he saw members come and go. He worked harmoniously with five different superintendents, and board members and superintendents alike regarded him as more than a board member. To them he was a freind and counsellor, and friendships started in school work continued long after the professional relationships had been terminated.

Bishop Ruff's illness prevented him from attending his last meeting as a member of the board of education. The session had been changed from the regular date so that it could be held on Bishop Ruff's eighty-fifth birthday anniversary. However the beloved board member became ill several days before the meeting and was remvoed to a hospital. Death was attributed to ailments incident to age.

Bishop Ruff was born in England on January 18, 1850, a son of James and Elizea Medlock Ruff, and came to American in the fall of 1878, settling at Coalville, where he was employed as a blacksmith for a number of years. In 1898 he returned to his native land on a mission for his church, and served in the capacity until June, 1900, when he was relased.

With his family, he moved to Scofield in the fall of 1900 and for nearly 30 years was employed by the Utah Fuel company as a blacksmith at the Winter Quarters mine. Although he continued to claim Scofield as his home, Bishop Ruff for several years had maintained his residence in Salt Lake City.

Four sons and one daughter by his first wife, Sarah Grayson Ruff, survive him, namely, George Ruff and Mrs. Mary Emma Jones, Salt Lake City; Joseph H. Ruff, Standardville, and William E. Ruff and Wilford Ruff, Price, all of whom were with him at the time of his death. Also surviving are 17 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Bishop Ruff's second wife, Mary Hood Johnson Ruff, died in May, 1929, and his third wife, Elizabeth Wilding Burdett Ruff, succumbed at the family residence on January 20 of diabetes. Funeral services for her were conducted Wednesday of last week.

Funeral services for Bishop Ruff were conducted Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. in the Deseret Mortuary chapel at Salt Lake, with burial being in the Coalville cemetery.

If you are related to this individual or would like to know more please contact Judith Taylor.


William Edward Ruff

Sun Advocate - Sep. 7, 1950

Father of Carbon Woman Killed In Train-Car Crash

W. E. Ruff, Springville garage owner, father of Mrs. John Crawford, Columbia, and brother of Wilford Ruff, mine machinery salesman, who travels extensively in Carbon county, was killed Tuesday when a fast passenger train crashed into his stalled truck west of Springville.

Witnesses said that Mr. Ruff stepped from his truck on the side away from the approaching D&RGW deisel train, apparently unaware of its approach. The force of the impact threw the cab of the shattered vehicle against Mr. Ruff. He was at one time employed as a mechanic in the mine at Scofield.

Funeral services have not yet been announced.

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James Irvin Doss

The Sun - 27 Oct 1932

PRICE MAN KILLED IN FALL FROM CLIFF

James Irvin Doss, 33, was instantly killed about 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon three miles northeast of the Carbon County Country club when he fell approximately 300 feet from the top of a cliff.

He and his father had climbed to the top of the ridge of cliffs earlier in the day to cut wood. They threw the wood off the cliff and were returning for a wagon to haul it home. It was on the return trip that the son is thought to have had a fainting spell and toppled off.

He suffered two factures of the skull when he hit his head on the rocks below. An inquest this (Thursday) morning set the death as accidental. At the inquest the father told of the fainting spells his son had experienced on the way up and said that on the way home he was in front of his son, the latter carrying the axe used in cutting wood. The two were crossing an especially dangerous section. The son was cutting foot holds for he and his father when the axe fell from the son's hands and he tumbled over the cliff.

The Doss family have lived in Carbon county for approximately two years. The dead man was born September 10, 1899, in Edgewood, Tex. Surviving are his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. John W. Doss, and the following brothers and sisters: Velma and Vivian of San Francisco, Calif; Mrs. Effie Chisum, Trout Dale, Ore., and Mrs. Ralph Winn of Price.


Danella Sivley Doss

Sun Advocate - 4 Feb 1937 pg 9

PRICE WOMAN TAKEN BY PNEUMONIA ILLNESS

Mrs. Danella Sivley Doss, 68, died at her home Thursday of pneumonia. Funeral services were conducted in the L.D.S. tabernacle Monday afternoon, and interment was in the local cemetery.

Mrs. Doss was born at Crowton, Alabama, May 7, 1868. Her husband, John William Doss, survives. Also four daughters, Mrs. Effie Chisum, Graham, Oregon: Mrs. Essie Winn, Price; Miss Vivia Doss and Miss Velma Doss, San Francisco; two sons, Benford Doss of Los Angeles, and John B. Doss, Price; two brothers, Eugene and James Sivley of Alabama, a sister, Mrs. Nettie Waddell, Alabama and eleven grandchildren.



Guiseppi Tangero

The Sun - 30 Sep 1927

Guisseppi Tangaio, aged 44 years and a native of Italy, died from injuries received shortly before noon Tuesday when a large amount of rock fell on him in Mine No. 1 of the Utah Fuel company at Castle Gate. He died several hours after the accident. Tangaio, whose home was in Price, is survived by his widow and nine small children, thses ranging in age from 2 month to 12 years old. The body was prepared for buiral by the Flynn Funeral home.

News Advocate - 30 Sep 1927

Falling slate snuffed out the life of Price, Loses Life When Rock Ralls; Leaves Wife and Family

Falling slate snudled out the life of Guiseppi Tangero Tuesday at Castle Gate in the number two mine of the Utah Fuel company. Tangero was liberated by fellow workers, and taken to serious, that he never recovered consciousness, passing away a few hours later.

Tangero is survived by his wife, Rosa Tangero, and eight children, ranging in ages from 13 to ten months. The following children survive: Katherine, Frank, John, Tony, Jane, Mary, Velin and the infant daughter.

Guisseppi Tangero was born in Italy July 23, 1890. he came to the United States fifteen years ago and has resided here ever since. Most of this time has been spent in Price.

High requiem mass was said over the body by Monsignor A. F. Giovannoni at 10 a.m., Thursday at Notre Dame de Lourdes. Interment was made in the Prce City cemetery.


Frank Tangaro

Sun Advocate - 6 Mar 1941

Frank Tangaro, 26, of Price, was killed early this morning in a coal cave-in at Hiawatha. Mr. Tangaro, Ivel Lambson and two other men, whose names are unknown at this time, were working at a loading machine when the roof caved in on them. The other two men were said to have escaped with injuries but Mr. Tangaro was killed instantly.

The accident occurred this morning at 2:00 a.m.

Mr. Tangaro was born at Sunnyside on November 29, 1915, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Tangaro. He attended public school and high school here and was very active in sports mainly baseball.

He is survived by his step-father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. James Randazzo of Price, four brothers, John Tangaro of Bingham, Tony, Jay, and Joe Tangaro, all of Price; one half brother, James Randazzo, Jr.; and four sisters, Mrs. Katherine Fratto of Price, The Misses Mary, Velia, and Anita Tangaro.

The body was taken to the Mitchel Funeral home at Price. No funeral arrangements have been made.


Carl H. Valentine

The Sun - 18 Dec 1925 pg 1

ANOTHER CALLED - Man Who Built First Residence in Price Answers Summons

Carl H. Valentine, a widely known Utah man with hosts of friends and business associates in the Intermountain West, died a few days ago at Latter-day Saint Hospital at Salt Lake City. Since leaving Price he had been a traveling salesman in the Rocky Mountain territory for some twenty-five or thirty years. Deceased was 53 years of age, having been born in Brigham City August 10, 1867. He was a member of the Knights of Pythius and Wasatch Lodge no. 1 (Masonic) at the state capital. He is survived by his widow, who lives out at Stockton, California and five children, Houston Valentine of Oakland, Robert Valentine of Stockton, and Mrs. W. J. Berryman, Mrs. C. Peterson and Mrs. D. S. Spencer, all of Salt Lake City. He is also survived by two brothers, C. C. Valentine and August Valentine, both of Brigham City, and three sisters, Mrs. Leo Holst and Mrs. S. C.; Nixom of Brigham City and Mrs. W. Marcroft of Oakland. He built the first residence in Price, later known as the Reuben G. Miller home, and now the property of Mr. and Mrs. Orson T. Brooks on North Eighth street this city. He was Price's first school teacher, boarding at the time with Mrs. Ella Branch. The latter was in the pioneer days a telegraph operator at St. George, when Brigham Young built the first line from Salt Lake City to Dixie.


Thomas Gilbert Owen

Sun Advocate obituary

Sunnyside - Thomas Gilbert Owen, 38, East Carbon City, died here Dec. 13, 1982 of injuries he suffered in a mining accident.

He was born Sept. 18, 1944 in Dragerton, Utah, to Thomas Festin and Marjorie McDougall Owen.

He married Betty Joan Brown May 1, 1965 in Dragerton. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. She survives.

An employee of Kaiser Steel Corp., Sunnyside Mine, he was chairman of the safety committee. He was on the board of directors for the Kaiser Credit Union and a member of United Mine Workers of America, Kaiser Local.

He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and had served as Elder's Quorum president and as a Seventy.

In addition to his wife, survivors include three daughters and two sons, his parents, two brothers and two sisters. He was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Gilbert Owen Jr.

Funeral services were at noon Thursday in the East Carbon City LDS Ward chapel. Burial was in Price City Cemetery. mitchell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Sun Advocate, Price, Utah - Wed. Dec. 15, 1982

SUNNYSIDE - Thomas G. Owen, a 36-year-old East Carbon man, was killed here Monday in an accident on a conveyor belt at kaiser Steel Corp.'s Sunnyside Mine preparation plant.

Brett Harvey, mine manager, said Owen had been employed by the mine since 1971.

Harvey said the mine will be idled temporarily while company and Mine Safety and Health Administration workers conduct an investigation.

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William James Hill

Eastern Utah Advocate - 29 Dec 1910 pg 5

William J. Hill, an old and respected citizen of Wellington and aged 76 years, passed away at his home last Monday. He leaves a wife, Mrs. Henrietta Hill, and a family of sixteen living children. The funeral occurs today from the family home, internment being in the Wellington cemetery. Deceased had been a resident of his home community for twenty-eight years, locating in Castle Valley from his former home at Ogden. He was a native of York State and with other pioneers of Utah did his full share towards the settlement and upbuilding of this state.

If you are related to or would like to know more please e-mail Shauna Foster.


Theodore Thomas Reese

Documentation: FHL film 1421806 bk 19 pg 123 - Sun Advocate obituaries

HELPER, Carbon County - Theodore Thomas Reese, 74, Helper, died Jan. 13 at home after a short illness. Born Sept. 11, 1892, Castle Gate, Carbon County, to Thomas Levi and Margaret Ann Davis Reese. married Jane Wallace, Nov. 2, 1914, Castle Gate. Member LDS Church. Member United mine Workers of America, Spring Canyon Local. Survivors: widow; son, daughters, 12 grandchildren, one great-grandchild; brother, sister, both of Salt Lake City. Funeral Thursday 1 p.m., Helper Ward LDS Chapel. Friends call Fausett-Etzel mortuary, Price, Wednesday, 7-9 p.m. Thursday at chapel one hour prior to services. Burial, Price City Cemetery.

If you are related to or would like to know more about this family please contact:Kay Kissell Black and Susan D. Reese and Jodi Richards


Jane Wallace Reese

Documentation: FHL film 1421807 bk 48 pg 162

HELPER, Carbon County - Jane Wallace Reese, 81, 645-13th East, Salt Lake City, long time resident of Helper, died June 30, 1974, in a Salt Lake nursing home.

Born June 20, 1893,Winterquarters, Carbon County, to Andrew and Margaret Anne Cox Wallace. Married Theodore Thomas Reese Nov 6, 1914, Price; he died in 1967. Member LDS Church.

Survivors: son, daughter, 12 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; brother, sisters.

Funeral Tuesday 2 p.m. Faucett Mortuary, Price, where friends call hour prior to services. Burial Price City Cemetery.

If you are related to or would like to know more about this family please contact:Kay Kissell Black and Susan D. Reese and Jodi Richards


Henry Fiack

Sun Advocate, Price, Utah June 10, 1937 pg 3
DEATH TAKES HENRY FIACK, WELL KNOWN PIONEER OF PRICE

Former Meteorological Observer for this Vicinity Dies in Hospital Tuesday.

Henry Fiack, 71, well known resident of Price for close to a half century and former United States meteorological observer for this vicinity, died at the city hospital Tuesday morning after an illness of three weeks. Until his illness he served as city building inspector, a position he held for a number of years.

Born in the Grand Duchy of Luxemburg on January 4, 1865, he came to the United State at the age of 14, residing in Chicago before coming west. He came to Price approximately 45 years ago.

He was cooperative weather observer for the United States government for about 25 years, serving until 1936. Late in the nineteenth century, Mr. Fiack served in the United States Army, fighting in the Indian wars in the Uintah Basin country.

He is survivied by his widow, Mrs. Sarah Fiack, Price; three sons, Phillip Fiack, Castle Gate, Linden Fiack, Price, Sheridan Fiack, Price; four daughters Mrs. Frank Christensen, Heiner; Mrs. Lloyd E. Perigo, Price; Mrs. Dolores Dickenson, Los Angeles, an Miss Josephine Fiack, San Francisco.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Wallace mortuary.

Sun Advocate - 17 Jun 1937 pg 9
SERVICES FOR HENRY FIACK HELD FRIDAY

Funeral services for Henry Fiack, former federal weather observer and city building inspector here, were conducted Friday afternoon in the LDS tabernacle, with Bishop Roson officiating. The Wallace mortuary had charge of interment in the Price City cemetery.

Mr. Fiack died in the Price City hospital June 8 following an illness of three weeks.


Hartford G. Clarke

News-Advocate - June 3, 1916 pg 1
Clarke Succumbs to Long Illness

H. G. Clarke, well known in Price because of having twice been in the hotel business in this city, died in Salt Lake Tuesday after several months of illness. He ran a hotel here in the early days when the business section was in what is now the west part of town and across the tracks and just recently conducted the Tavern. He was closely connected with the history of the basin for over twenty-five years.

In the spring of 1894, just after the world's fair in Chicago, Clarke came to the Indian reservation. His uncle, Colonel Randlett, was agent, and he was given a job as clerk at Ouray. Prior to that time he had been in the U.S. army sixth cavalry. He saw much service fighting Indians in various parts of the west. He was at the famous battle of Wounded Knee. After he quit his job as clerk at Ouray his career here was checkered. About the time of the opening of the reservation he was chief of the Indian police in Whiterocks. He was the first white business man in Myton, then called Duchesne Bridge. He conducted an indian trading store and was at one time associated with W. S. Henderson, now of Vernal. Henderson, who hailed from Quincy, Ill., was a tubercular. Clarke induced him to come out here, declaring that this salubrious climate would destroy the tubercular germ. It did.

Clarke sold out his business to Haydo Calvert and for a number of years was in the real estate business. At one time he was justice of the peace. For a year or so he was engaged in the horse business with George H. Mulvey and they shipped out hundreds of Indian ponies. For about two years in the early days he was in the hotel business in Price. In 1909 he acquired a ranch on Lakefork but soon disposed of it and went back to Myton. Around 1915 he was in the real estate and hotel business. In 1916 he was town marshall. One night he corraled a pony belonging to a harness maker by the name of Williamson. The harness maker got drunk and decided he would cut down the corral. Clarke attempted to arrest the drunken man, who threatened the officer with an axe. Clarke killed the man. He was acquited on the grounds of self defense.

Two years ago the family moved to Salt Lake. They went to Price and conducted the Tavern hotel, but the work was not satisfactory and the moved back to Salt Lake.

In 1894, Hartford G. Clarke and Miss Pearl Calvert, a daughter of Haydon Calvert, were married. There are two children. Calvert is 24 and Hanna is 17.

Deceased was 52 years old and was born in South Carolina. He is survived by the wife and children and by two sisters, one in New York and one in Boston. The remains will be buried in Salt Lake.


McClure Grinder Wilson

Sun Advocate - 26 Aug 1937 pg 11
PIONEER RESIDENT OF CARBON COUNTY SUCCUMBS AT 74

Funeral services for McClure Wilson Held in L.D.S. Church Sunday

McClure Grinder Wilson, for forty years a resident of Carbon county died Thursday, August 19, at the age of 74.

Funeral services were held in the L.D.S. tabernacle here Sunday afternoon at 5:00 o'clock. Interment was in Price cemetery under direction of Wallace mortuary.

Mr. Wilson was born in Mount Pleasant, Henry county, Iowa, October 24, 1862. Moving to this state in 1897, he engaged in the grocery and butcher business later doing some farming in Carbon County.

In later years he served two terms on the Price city council, and was an elder in the L.D.S. church here. He had been ill during the past year, finally succumbing to an heart ailment.

Surviving him are his widow, Mrs. Nellie Draper Wilson, and nine children: Alred, Carbonville; Harold and Robert C., Price; Horace M., Chicago, Illinois; Mrs. Maud M. Willits, Long Beach, California; Mrs. Mable Caruthers, Butte, Montana; Mrs. J. P. Smith, San Jose, California; Helen Wilson, Los Angeles, California; and Ruth Ann Wilson, Price. Also surviving are 20 grandchildren.


George Carlos (Don) Johnstun
Written by Blanch Anderson Johnstun, wife of Jesse W. Johnstun

George Carlos (Don) Johnstun was born 20 September 1847 in Pottawattamie County, Iowa. He moved to Utah with the pioneers and married 9 November1867 to Melissa Taylor, in Manti Temple, Sanpete County, Utah. He died 30 September 1930 in Price, Carbon County, Utah and is buried in Price, Utah.

George Carlos is the son of George Givon Johnston and Mahaley Dudley. George Givon died while crossing the plains during the Mormon trek to Utah in 1850. George Givon was born 11 August 1815 in Washington County, Pennsylvania. His mother, Mahaley Dudley was born 5 June 1822 in Wolf Creek, Harden, Kentucky. She is buried in the American Fork City Cemetery.

George Carlos (Don) had one brother, David Lewis Johnstun, born 27 March 1849; a sister Sarah Sophia Johnstun, born 18 April 1850 at Silver Creek, Pottawattamie County, Iowa. She married George Braithwait and died 9 October 1916.

George Carlos (Don) and Melissa Taylor were married in the Manti temple and lived in Manti for many years and reared a family of eight children. First child, Emily Maretta Johnstun born in Spanish Fork, Utah County, Utah, 10 November 1868. She married Joseph Bunce, 14 December 1883; died 28 March 1926 at Myton, Duchesne County, Utah.

Other children were: Cyrenus Carlos Johnstun, born 5 October 1870 in Manti, Utah; married 28 September 1897 to Maud May Babcock; died 21 December 1939 at Roosevelt, Duchesne County, Utah.

Royal A. Johnstun, born 5 October 1875 at Manti; died 5 April 1898 at Price, Utah.

Jesse W. Johnstun, born 26 December 1877 at Manti; married Anna Blanch Anderson on 5 June 1903 in Price, Utah by Bishop Ernest S. Horsley; died 20 September 1953 at Castle Gate, Carbon County, Utah.

Jared Almon Johnstun, born 3 August 1880 at Manti; married 3 August 1903 to Hannah Anderson, Price, Utah; died 20 November at Price, Utah Charles William Johnstun, born 8 August 1882 at Manti; married Cecelia Downard 22 December 1906 at Price, Utah; died 28 February 1955 at Provo, Utah.

Lenora Johnstun, born 21 August 1886 at Sterling, Sanpete County, Utah; married David Franklyn Housekeeper at Nine Mile, Utah; died January 1958, at Sandpoint, Idaho. Her husband, David Housekeeper died January 1957 at his home in Sandpoint, Idaho.

The forgoing remarks introduce the family of George Carlos (Don) Johnstun and his parents as much as is available at present.

The family moved to Price, Emery County, Utah about 1883. The ward had been organized just one year earlier by the Emery County ward and stake officers from Salt Lake City, Utah. Several years later Price and adjoining camps and towns were named Carbon County.

The Johnstuns built a large two-room log house and added a lean-to kitchen on the property 2nd North and 2nd East where the brick home of Royal Frandsen now stands. A wilderness country with ten families to grade and level, fill gullies, and deep washes through the main townsite. Sage brush, greasewood, prickly pears and coyotes dominated the entire country around about.

Don Johnstun, as he was known in Price, hauled freight, as many other settlers did, from Price to Fort Duchesne, White Rocks and Vernal, or Ashley, as it was then called. By this method, all household and farm equipment, food and supplies were transported by heavy wagons. Four, or sometimes six, horses and two wagons constituted a freight outfit.

"Freighting" was a profitable occupation and was the only means by which most of the settlers were able to make a living.

Don Johnstun was an ambitious man, well built, wavy brown hair and blue eyes, wore a mustache and had a fine sense of humor. As his six sons grew to manhood, they too, acquired their own freight outfits.

While Don was a small boy living in Manti or nearby, an episode took place which lived long in his memory. He was about nine years old and he and his boyfriend played hooky from school to attend some excitement that was disturbing all the citizens of Sanpete County. An Indian tribe was selling children they had stolen from another Indian tribe to the whites. In the meanwhile they were abusing the children, which was causing an angry stir between Indians and whites.

One Indian girl about Don's age was sold for one pig, to a Mr. Beal. Don often related the incident in a humorous manner in later years. The girl had adopted the name "Martha Beal" and proved to be a great helper to families with children.

After Don was married and his family growing up, a baby daughter was born to them making eight children. Mrs. Johnstun was in poor health and needed assistance in rearing them. Martha, the Indian girl, was recommended to her. She became one of the household and moved with the Johnstuns to Price where she became known as Martha Johnstun until she was in her middle age.

Notes written on back of photo:
Taken in December of 1925. taken in Nine Mile at Grandpa Don Johnston, by Bill Lines, by the Big Barn Corrals, against the ledge. He (Grandpa Johnstun) was giving a big party (Christmas), started Christmas Eve and go on until New Years Eve. "A Funny old man but a good man."
Left to right:
Crystal Barney holding baby, Gale V. Barney; Big black hat - Virgil D. Barney; back, Arvell Rich, front, Colton Rich; back, Miryan Russell, middle, Pearl Rich, front, David Rich; (These people lived at Carl Johnsons place next to Grandpa Don Johnsons place.) In back is Charlie Rich, kids dad, in front is stocking hat little boy Earl Rich and next to him is Mrs. Rich the kids mom looking down at younger boy that we can't see. Next is Marthie Brown, large Indian woman. She was scared to death of Indians. She had been stolen from Indians when young. Far right: Black hat is Al Thompson, Crystal Barney's Dad.

This story was donated by Ralph Johnstun. If you are interested in learning more about the family please contact him.


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