John B. Maffei

Documentation source: FHL film 1421806 book 13 page 32

Funeral services were conducted September 21 in the Sacred Heart Catholic church in Frontenac, Kansas for John B. Maffei, 88, who died September 17 in the Girard, Kansas, City Hospital after an illness of about a year. A retired coal miner Mr. Maffei was a frequent visitor to this area visiting a daughter, Mrs. Bertha Elegante of Helper, one of his five daughters. Burial was in the Mt. Carmel cemetery in Frontenac.

If you are related to this family or have more information concerning them please contact Laura Frederick.


Bertha Maffei Elegante

Documentation source: FHL film 1598468 book B-97

HELPER - Bertha Maffei Elegante, age 88, died Oct. 4, 1994 in Salt Lake City.

She was born Feb. 22, 1906 in Frontenac, Kan., the daughter of John and Adelina Sennechal Maffei. She married Joseph (Joe) Elegante on July 26, 1924 in Price. He died Dec. 2, 1976.

She was a member of the Catholic Church, a longtime resident of Helper and a former member of the Phythian Sisters. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

She is survived by two sons and their spouses...and nine grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, and one brother.

Funeral Mass will be Saturday, Oct. 8, 10 a.m. at Saint Anthony Catholic Church in Helper. Vigil service will be Friday, 7 p.m. at Mitchell Chapel where friends mya call daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Committal service, Mountain View Cemetery, Helper.

If you are related to this family or have more information concerning them please contact Laura Frederick.


Joseph "Joe" Elegante

Documentation source: FHL film 1421808 book 61 page 26

Helper, Carbon County - Joseph "Joe" Elegante, 74, died Dec 2, 1976, at home of a heart attack.

Born Oct. 13, 1902, Castle Gate, Carbon County, to Antone and Marrietta Boetto Elegante. Married Bertha Maffie, July 26, 1924, Price. Member Catholic Church. Retired businessman and coal miner. Member Price Elks Lodge 1550 and UMWA Local 1681.

Survivors: wife; two sons,...9 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; brother.

Funeral Mass Monday, 10 a.m., St. Anthony's Church, Helper, Holy Rosary Sunday, 7 p.., Mitchell Funeral Chapel, Price, where friends may call Saturday and Sunday. Burial, Mt. View Cemetery, Helper.

If you are related to this family or have more information concerning them please contact Laura Frederick.


Charles L. Elegante

Documentation source: FHL film 1421808 book 71 page 41

SPRING CANYON - Carbon County - Charles (Chuck) L. Elegante, Sr., 71, died near his home in Spring Canyon, Utah, October 28, 1979.

Born May 4, 1908, Martin, Utah, to Anthony and Marie Marietta Boetto Elegante. Married Adeline Maffei, May 3, 1930, in Girard, Kansas. Member Catholic Church, Price Elks Lodge, 1550. retired Member of UMWA Spring Canyon local 1681.

Survived by his wife, three sons; ... 6 granddaughters, six grandsons, one great-granddaughter, nieces, nephews, and one uncle in Kennelworth, (Kenilworth) Utah.

Mass of the Christian burial Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. St. Anthony's Catholic Church, helper. Holy Rosary will be receited Tuesday at Mitchell Chapel, Price. Where friends may call Tuesday, Wednesday, prior to services. Burial Mt. View Cemetery, Helper.

If you are related to this family or have more information concerning them please contact Laura Frederick.


Phyllis Maffei Losik

Documentation source: FHL film 1598468 book A-16

HELPER - Phyllis Maffei Losik, 88, died Jan. 27, 1990 in the Parkdale Care Center in Price.

Born July 16, 1901 in Chicopee, Kansas, daughter of John and Adeline Senechal Maffei. Married Steve Losik June 22, 1918 in Franklin, Kansas. He died Jan 13, 1969. Member Catholic church, resident of Carbon County since 1928. Her love of life was being a mother and a special homemaker for her family.

Survived by four daughters, three sisters and brother, a special nephew, eight grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; 17 great great grandchildren. Preceded in death by grandson, Joey Skriner

Funeral Mass Tuesday, 10 a.m., St. Anthony Catholic Church, Helper. Vigil service was held Monday at Mitchell Chapel, where friends may call Tuesday prior to mass. Commital service, Mt. View Cemetery, Helper. In lieu of flowers, family suggests contibutions to St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Helper.

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John MacLean

death 1 Jan 1884

Wife Agnes Fleming. She died 1900 Salt Lake City. John was a mining engineer, graduate school of mine, Edinburgh, Scotland. Father and a son suffocated as a result of a fire between them and the portal. Bodies not recovered for 30 days. Buried in Provo. Funeral sermon preached by Carl G. Maeser, classmate in Scotland. To U.S. 1876, Ohio then in 1881 to Utah.

From of short history of John Jones, Union Pacific Mine, 1884

Weigh boss at that time and as the cars were coming rather slowly from the inside of the mine, he left the office and went out to haul some dirt from the mine. While thus employed the office took fire from a hot stove that he had left, and the fire was communicated to the timbers in the mine, and from them to the coal, as the air was drawing into the mine. Quite a number of men were at work on the inside of the mine at the time, but all escaped, except John McLain and his son. Many were the hari-breadth escapes related by the men who were fortunate enough to reach the outside, many of whom are now dead from this explosion in number four.

If you are related to this family please contact Lorraine Parkinson.


Greenland Federer Gilbert and Margaret Jane Jenkins

Greenland & Margaret Gilbert

Greenland Federer Gilbert and Margaret Jane Jenkins were married in Scofield, Carbon, Utah on October 16, 1900. He was 20 years old and she was 17. Margaret was born in Old Concert, Durham, England and came to the United States through Ellis Island on February 16, 1893. Greenland was born in Gillespie, Fayette, Pennsylvania. He was killed in an accident in Red Lodge, Montana only seven years after marrying Margaret and only three weeks after the birth of his son Greenland Hollie Gilbert. The accompanying photograph is of Greenland Federer and Margaret taken in Scofield (the photographers name and "Scofield" are imprinted in the frame). Greenland's body was returned to Scofield for burial in the Scofield cemetery. Greenland's father, John Gilbert died in Scofield in 1937 and is also buried there.

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Frank Montoro

Holy rosary was recited Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the chapel of the Mitchell Funeral Home and requiem Mass was celebrated this morning at 10 o'clock in the Helper St. Anthony Catholic Church for Francesco (Frank) Montoro, 89, who died Saturday evening in the Carbon Hospital following an illness.

He was born October 10, 1872, at Serea D'Aiello Provincia Cosens, Italy. He married Maria Theresa Albo in 1898. She preceeded him in death. He had been a resident of Helper for 50 years and was a retired employee of the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad.

Surviving are a son, daughters, 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Burial was in the Helper Mountain View Cemetery.

If you are related to or would like to learn more about this family please contact Donna Westwood.


Mala Montoro

Helper, Carbon County- Mala (Slabs) Montoro, 45, died in a Price Hospital Friday after a short illness.

He was born at Leadville, CO, Oct 13, 1907, the son of Frank and Mary Albo Montoro. Surviving are two sons, Frank and Ronald Ralph Montoro, Helper, his father, Helper two brothers and two sisters, Joe P. Montoro and Mrs Margaret Ganser, Helper, Mrs. Alvers Pingatore, Hibbing, Minn. Ralph Montoro, Leadville, Colo.

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Mary Teresa Albo Montoro

Helper Journal - 18 Jun 1942

Mrs. Mary Teresa Albo Montoro, 62, died at her home in Helper last Thursday at 5 p.m.

Born in Germaldi, Italy, December 25, 1879, she was a daughter of Joseph and Feleneno Bombina Albo. She came to the United States 40 years ago and had resided in Helper for the past 35 years.

Surviving are her husband, Frank Montoro of Helper, three sons, two daughters, a brother and six grandchildren.

Requiem mass was celebrated in St. Anthony's cathedral Saturday by the Reverend Thomas F. Butler. Rosary was said at the family home Friday evening, and burial was in Mont (Mountain) View cemetery in Helper under direction of the Mitchell funeral home.

If you are related to or would like to learn more about this family please contact Donna Westwood.


Frank Mala Montoro

WILSONVILLE - 1935-2004

Frank Mala Montoro, 69, of Wilsonville, died at 10:30 p.m. Monday, Sept 13, 2004 at his residence.

Born June 20, 1935 in Helper, Utah he was a son of Mala and Mary (Cooper) Montoro. He married Delores (Houchard) Montoro on April 16, 1955 in Los Angeles, Calif. and she survives.

Mr. Montoro retired in 1996 as a Scarfer in Bar Mill at Laclede Steel Co., in Alton. He was a member of the Gillespie Country Club.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Montoro is survived by one son, two daughters, five grandchildren, one great-grandson, one brother and one sister.

Preceding him in death were his parents; one grandson, William Greear; and one sister, Clara Collard.

Funeral services will be held at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 16, at Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie, with Monsignor Larry Auda officiating. Organist is Rosemary Messner. Vistitation is from 5 p.m. until time of service. burial will be at Gillespie City Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to Partnership For Educational Excellence District 7.

If you are related to or would like to learn more about this family please contact Donna Westwood.


Joe Philip Montoro

Joe Montoro Dies on Fishing Trip Last Sunday Night

Funeral services for Joe Philip Montoro, 58, locomotive engineer on the Denver & Rio Grande RR, who died Sunday night while fishing near Strawberry Reservoir, were held this morning at 10 a.m. at the Mitchell Funeral Chapel in Price.

Mr. Montoro left his wife Sunday about 12:30 p.m. in their car, while he went fishing. When he hadn't returned at 9:30 p.m., she became alarmed and notified the sheriff's office.

Sheriff Ralph Chapple of Utah County organized a search party which worked the area until about 2 a.m. then called off the search until daybreak. Mr. Montoro's body was found shortly after 8 a.m. about a mile from the main road through the canyon, slumped over at the side of the river, but not in the water.

He was born May 22, 1901 in Grimaldi, Italy to Frank and Mary Albo Montoro. He came to the U.S. as an infant, with his parents. His first wife preceded him in death, and he married Mary Anest December 8, 1951 in Price. He had been an employee of the Rio Grande for over 35 years.

Survivors are his widow; his father, Helper; two daughters, Dorothy and Marie Montoro, Salt Lake City; two step-daughters, Mrs. Editha Mower, Helper; Mrs. Pauline Pappas, Salt Lake; six grandchildren, one brother, Ralp, Leadville, Colo.; two sisters, Mrs. Martin (Margaret) Ganser, Helper, and Mrs. Lou (Alvira) Pingatore, of Hibbing, Minnesota. Burial will be in the Mr. View Cemetery, Helper, under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home.

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Fannie Lee Warren

Documentation source FHL film 1421806 book 14 page 149

25 Oct 1965

HELPER - Fannie Lee Warren, __, Helper died of natural causes Monday morning in Price hospital. Born Sept 2, 1879, Purvis, Texas to John Pinkney and Alice Emily Martin Floyd. Married to William L. Warren 1899, Texas. He died. Member Baptist Church. Survivors: sons, Dragerton and Butte, Mont.; sister; three grandchildren. Funeral Thursday 10 a.m. Mitchell Funeral Thursday 10 a.m. Mitchell funeral Chapel, Price, where friends call Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday prior to services. Burial Price City Cemetery.

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Marty Davini Sr.

Documentation source FHL film 1421808 book 53 pg 37

Funeral for Marty Davini Sr., 61, Anaheim Calif., killed by lightning Aug. 1, 1975, at Showlow, Ariz., will be Wednesday, 10 a.m., 36 East 7th South.

Friends call Tuesday 6-8 p.m. and Wednesday an hour before service. Burial, Salt Lake City Cemetery.

Born Nov. 11, 1913, Castle Gate, Carbon County, to Robert and Ann Maria Tangitta Devini. Married Dorothy Elizabeth Richardson, March 14, 1938, Salt Lake City; truck driver; member Catholic Church, veteran, WWII.

Survivors: wife, three sons, daughter: 10 grandchildren; brothers, sisters.

If you are related to this family please contact Enrico Davini.


Hazel L. Davini

Documentation source FHL film 1421807 book 48 pg 48

Hazel May Lewis Robbins Davini, 63, 474 N. 300 West, died June 6, 1974, at home.

Born Feb. 21, 1911, Baltimore, to George E. and Mary E. Ervin Lewis. Married Earl W. Robbins May 5, 1930; divorced. Married Robert Davini Dec. 27, 1939, Salt Lake City; he died Aug. 8, 1969. Member, LDS Church, Senior Citizens.

Survivors: sons, daughters, 14 grandchildren; brother, sister.

Funeral Monday 1 p.m., 36 E. 7th South, where friends call Sunday 6 - 8 p.m., Monday hour prior to service. Burial, Mount Calvary Cemetery.

If you are related to this family please contact Enrico Davini.


Don D. Davini

Documentation source FHL film 1421807 book 35 pg 36

BAKERSFIELD, CALIF. - Requiem Mass was Thursday in Bakersfield for Don D. Davini, ___, Bakersfield, former Utah resident who died Feb 21 in a Bakersfield hospital of natural causes. Born Castle Gate, Utah. California resident 17 years. Owned, managed Davini Janitorial Supply Co. Member Progressive Club; Exchange Club; Italian Haritage; Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce. Survivors: widow; sons, daughters, brother, sister.

If you are related to this family please contact Enrico Davini.


Robert Davini

Documentation source FHL film 1421807 book 29 pg 39

Robert (Bob) Davini, 59, 474 N. 2nd West, died Aug. 8, 1969, 12:15 p.m. in a Salt Lake hospital of natural causes.

Born March 25, 1910 in South Wilmington, Ill., a son of Bartelo and Maria Tangetti Davini. Married Hazel Lewis Dec. 17, 1930 in Salt Lake City. Member, Catholic Church. Bartender. Driver. Ute Cab Co.

Survivors: widow; sons, daughters, sisters, brothers.

Requiem Mass Tuesday, 10 a.m., St. Patrick's Church, 1072 W. 4th South. Rosary recited Monday, 8 p.m., 36 E. 7th South, where friends call Monday, 6-8 p.m. Burial, Mounty Calvary Cemetery.

Additional information and documentation about Robert Davini

Bartolo (in USA as Robert) Davini (son of John), born in Edolo, Brescia, Italy on 19 Jul 1877. Died in Salt Lake City on 11 February 1920. (information on Utah death certificate) Arrived at Ellis Island, 9 November 1901 and listed as single, miner. He arrived with his cousin Piantoni Giuseppe and was directed to Denver, Colorado. His spouse (1901, source census 1910) Maria (reported as Mary) Giovanna Tanghetti from Sonico, Brescia was born 13 Nov 1884. Maria arrived at Ellis Island on 5 gen 1904 , directed to Gunnison , Mount Carbon, Colorado. She reported as resident in Belluno, Italy. He was recorded as BERTA in Greenfield, Illinois, as miner in 1910 census and as DaviNni ROBT in the 1920 census on Utah, Carbon county, Castle Gate precinct, Castle Gate town. (Roll T625_1862, page 8A,Enumeration District 38, page 18, line 41.) In 1910 he lived in Greenfield Township, S Wilmington village, Illinois in a rent house, with the wife Mary, (26 years), and Angeline (9), John (4), JOSEPH (3, born March 1908), Mary (1), Robert (reported as BERTA) was 1/12 years old. Another son/daughter died before 1910, probably at birth in Italy. (Frances ?? named) . There is another son Andrew that died 1915 and is buried Castle Gate cemetery. He registered for World War 1, and reported as employed by the Utah Fuel Corporation. He lived the 1st Jan 1920 in a rental house, with the wife Mary (35), and Angeline (17), John (13), Joe (12 born March 1908), Mary (11), Robert (9), Lucy (8), Martin (6), Dominic (3), Andrew (1y and 8 m), Paul C. (3 m).

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Hannah Johnson Braffit

Thursday, December 8, 1938
Mrs. Braffet Dies At Home on Tuesday After Long Illness

Mrs. Hannah Johnson Braffet, 65, died at her home here Tuesday evening after a lingering illness. She was the widow of Mark P. Braffet, pioneer lawyer and political leader who died here several years ago.

Funeral services were conducted this morning at 10:00 o'clock in the Wallace morntuary chapel, burial to take place in Mounta Olivet cemetery, Salt Lake City.

Mrs. Braffet was born at Westman Land, Iceland, July 2, 1873, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Einar Johnson. Through her long residence here she was well known.

Surviving are two sons, a daughter, a brother, two sisters, and a grandson.

If you are related to this family please contact Don Braffitt. Here are two webpages you can visit to learn more about this family. Hannah Johnson Braffit - and - Hannah Johnson


Mark Pomeroy Braffet

The Sun - 7 Jan 1927

Mark P. Braffet Answers Call---Pneumonia Proves Fatal

Mark P. Braffet, aged 56 years, a resident of Carbon county and Utah for the past thirty-four years, most of which time was spent in Salt Lake City, and a member of the Salt Lake bar, died at his home in the Tavern Hotel in Price last Sunday morning from pneumonia, having been ill since Christmas day. He had been in poor health since last August with lumbage and stomach trouble and on Christmas day pneumonia set in and his condition gradually grew worse. His wife and grandson, Robert Braffet, Jr., arrived at his bedside last Wednesday from Oakland, Cala. A son, Robert I. Braffet, lives in Price and is manager of the Tavern.

The body was prepared for burial by Wallace & Harmon. A short funeral service was held Monday afternoon, conducted by members of the bar and bench of Price. The remains were shipped to the Salt Lake City Tuesday morning, the pallbearers, representing the bar and bench escorting the body to the train. Arriving at Salt Lake City it was taken to the Evans & Early undertaking parlors, where services were held at 2 o'clock of Tuesday afternoon in charge of the Rev. Elmer I. Goshen. Burial in the Braffet family plot in Mt. Olivet cemetery.

Mr. Braffet had been admitted to practice before state and federal courts, including the United States supreme court, and had practiced before all of them. He will be remembered throughout the country for his connection with the case of the United States vs. the Utah Fuel company, a land fraud case involving millions of dollars worth of coal lands which the company was alleged to have secured through misrepresentation. During his services as attorney for the Utah Fuel several of the concern's highest officials were indicted. He effected a settlement, entirely favorable to his company, in conference with Attorney Genral Wickersham.

In the little town of Pawpaw, Ills., Braffet was born on April 12, 1870, the son of Dr. J. H. and Ellen Billings Braffet. It was there that he received his common school education. The early years of his life were spent as telegrapher and mine superintendent in Illinois. In his early twenties he started West as telegrapher on railroads until he reached Washington, where he remained a short time before coming to Utah, in 1892. Following his usual vocation Braffet worked at various points along the Denver and Rio Grande, finally locating at Scofield as agent. In 1893 he married Hannah Johnson of Spanish Fork.

Deceased was the first county clerk ever elected in Carbon county, being chosen from Scofield to succeed Harry A. Nelson, who first held the position under appointment. While serving as county clerk he studied law. He was later admitted to the bar in Utah, and practiced at Price until 1900, when he was employed as attorney for the Utah Fuel company at Salt Lake City. His first big task with this company was the settlement of the Scofield mine disaster claims arising out of the death of two hundred men. Scores of other big cases featured by the land fraud suit marked his seventeen years of service as the fuel company's attorney.

When he resigned this position Braffet went into a partnership with S. A. King, and the two later combined with R. G. Schulder. This firm lasted for three years. Upon its disolution, he went to New York and Chicago, praticing his profession there and in other eastern cities for three years. He returned to Utah three or four years ago and located at Price. Since then he had been active in law work, being in partnership with Knox Patterson of Moab for about a year.

For many years Braffet was one of the political powers in Carbon county. About 1915 he was president of the Salt Lake mining exchange. The actual extent of his holdings is unknown although his interests in real estate, mining, oil and coal lands are said to run into the hundreds of thousands. He had a quarter interest in the Willow Creek coal mine, property known as Utah Fuel Mine No. 2, and had large oil holdings around Vernal, Moab and the Colorado river. He had one of the finest private law libraries in the state.

Surviving, his widow, are a daughter, Mrs. R. F. White, of Oakland and his two sons, R. I. Braffet of Price and J. H. Braffet of Oakland; a brother, W. C. Braffet, of Salt Lake City, and a sister, Mrs. S. D. Stevens of Aurora, Ills.

If you are related to this family please contact Don Braffitt. Here are two webpages you can visit to learn more about this family. Hannah Johnson Braffit - and - Hannah Johnson


Franceca D'Ambrosio Kizerian

Sun Advocate - Dec 1953

PRICE - Mrs. Franceca D'Ambrosio Kizerian, 68, died Thursday night in a Price hospital after a short illness.

Born Feb. 22, 1885, Rome, Italy, to Nicola and Loretta Campagna.

Surviving: Husband, Andrew Kizerian, son by a former marriage, five daughters, 16 grand-children; three brothers and two sister.

Holy Rosary will be recited Sunday, 8 p.m., Mitchell Funeral Home. Requiem Mass Monday at 10 a.m., Notre Dame DeLourdes Chapel by Rev. Thomas F. Butler. Friends may call at Mitchell Funeral Home until time of service. Burial Price Cemetery.

If you are related to this family or would like to more please e-mail Kerri Shelton.


Paul D'Ambrosio

Sun Advocate - 8 July 1953

Price Man Killed Yesterday in Standardville Mine

Paul D'Ambrosio, 41, Price, was killed under a fall of top rock while working yesterday at about 3:00 p.m. in the Standardville mine of the Standardville Coal Company.

Mr. D'Ambrosio was struck on the head by a rock slab four feet wide, six feet long and six inches thick. He suffered a crushed skull. His brother, Pete, was working in the same place but had stepped out for a drink of water just before the mishap.

He is survived by his wife and four children. The body is at the Mitchell funeral home where funeral arrangements are being made.

This death brings to six the number of fatalities recorded thus far in 1953 in Carbon county's coal mines as compared to only four throughout all of 1952.

Sun Advocate - 12 July 1953

PRICE - Holy rosary for Paul D'Ambrosio, 41, Price coal miner who was killed in a mine accident Wednesday, will be recited Sunday at 8 p.m. at the mitchell Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Thomas F. Butler. Requiem mass will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. at the Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church in Price. Friends may call at the funeral home until time of services.

He married Grace Etitti, Feb. 18, 1939, in Price.

She survives with two sons and two daughters; one brother and five sisters, a half sister, his mother and step father.

If you are related to this family or would like to know more please e-mail Kerri Shelton.


William Brock

FERRON, Emery County - William Brock, 81, Ferron, died Oct. 9, 1975, in a Price hospital after a long illness.

Born Oct. 19, 1893, Salt Lake City to William C. and Sally Brinkerhoff Brock. Married Inez Rasmussen Dec. 1, 1927, Price. She died Sept 1, 1970. Farmer, coal miner. Member LDS Church.

Survivors: daughter, Mrs. Reid (Dorothy Jean) Bailey, Ferron; two grandchildren, three great grandchildren, sister, brother, Mrs. Steve (Edith) Huddock, Las Vegas, Nev.; Frank Brock, Myton, Duchesne County.

Funeral Saturday 2 p.m., Ferron LDS Ward Chapel. Friends call Fausett Mortuary, Castle Dale, Friday 7-9 p.m., hour before service at ward chapel. Burial Ferron City Cemetery.

If you are related to this family or would like to know more please e-mail Kathleen B. Thomas.


Frank Brock

TALMADGE, Duchesne County - Frank Brock, 72, former Green River resident, died May 13, 1980 in Salt Lake City hospital.

Born June 4, 1907, Green River, to William C. and Sally Brinkerhoff Brock. Married Mildred N. Hastings June 30, 1928, Green River. Spent his life ranching in Utah and Colorado.

Survivors: wife, Talmadge; children and sister.

Funeral service Saturday 3 p.m. Green River LDS Chapel where friends may call prior to services. Burial Elgin Cemetery, Green River. Funeral directors, Mitchell Funeral Home, Price.

If you are related to this family or would like to know more please e-mail Kathleen B. Thomas.


Walter V. Beezley

documentation FHL film 1421807 book 47 page 14

San Louis Obispo, Calif. - Walter V. Beezley, 64, San Louis Obispo, died after a short illness Jan. 19, 1974, in a San Louis Obispo hospital.

Born Nov. 3, 1909, Eureka, Juab County, to Frank and Mayme Sullivan Beezley. Mmarried Veda May Housekeeper. Former employe, Salt Lake Telegram, Salt Lake Tribune. Former manager, Star theater, Payson.

Survivors: wife; son, San Diego; 5 grandchildren.

Burial was in San Louis Obispo.

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Thomas W. Beesley

documentation FHL film 1421806 book 19 page 10

Ogden, Thomas William Beesley, 73, 3272 Stephens St., died Feb. 24 in an Ogden hospital after a short illness. Born Dec. 11, 1893, Craydon, Morgan County, to Robert H. and Mary Ann Walker Beesley. Married Hannah Cook Feb. 4, 1914, Salt Lake LDS Temple. Divorced. Married Verna Covington April 16, 1935. She died Nov. 12, 1962. Truck driver, Ogden City, Utah General Depot. Member First LDS Ward, Ogden. Survivors: son, stepsons, brother, sisters. Funeral Tuesday 1 p.m., Lindquist and Sons Colonial Chapel, where friends call Monday 7-9 p.m. Tuesday prior to service. Burial Ogden Cemetery.

If you are related to this family or would like to know more please e-mail Robin Casey.


Isabella Cowley Plautz

Documentation FHL film 1421805 book 7 page 67

PROVO - Mrs. Isabella Cowley Plautz, 57, 83 West 300 North, died Thursday in a Provo hospital of a heart ailment. Born June 4, 1897, in Castle Gate, Carbon County. Daughter of William H. and Sarah Young Cowley. Graduate of Carbon High School, Price. Employed by Wasatch Store at Castle Gate. Married to Matthew Plautz April ?, 1922, in Farmington. Moved to Provo, in 1924. Active in Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in YWMIA and as ward organist. Survivors, husband: one daughter. Funeral Monday noon in Berg Drawing Room Chapel. Friends call at the mortuary Sunday 6 to 8 p.m. and Monday prior to services. Burial Provo Cemetery.

If you are related to this family please e-mail Kathy Hamaker.


Kenneth Howard

Documentation FHL film 1421805 book 5 page 108

date: January 22, 1954

CARBONVILLE, Carbon County - Funeral arrangements for Kenneth Howard, 38, who was electrocuted Saturday when the metalic string of the kite he was flying came in contact with a power line, will be announced from Mitchell Funeral Home, Price.

He was flying the kite for a son, Kenneth Lynn and a neighbors daughter, Katherine Allred, both 5.

Born Jan. 29, 1916 in Royal, Carbon County, son of George and Olga Hendrickson Howard. Member Carbonville Ward, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Survivors: widow, Mrs. Evelyn --- Gardner Howard; his son and a daughter, Kennalynn, Carbonville, four sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Lariene Hanson, Clarksville, Ark: Mrs. Ethyl Rosenburg and Mrs. Margi Brinkerhoff, Salt Lake City; Mrs. Ruth Farrimond, Spring Canyon; George Howard, Helper, and Clinton Howard, Latuda; one half sister and two half brothers, Mrs. Georgia Lang, Lynn and Wallace Howard, Salt Lake City.


Russell, Roy B.

Documentation FHL film 1421807 bk 43 pg 157

date: 1973

CASTLE GATE, Carbon County - Roy B. Russell, 60, Castle Gate, died Feb. 12 at home of a heart ailment. Born Nov. 24, 1912, Marion, Va., to Jackson B. and Rhoda Hayes Russell. Married Margaret Kephart Oct. 26, 1935, Marion. Retired coal miner. Member UMWA, 1681. Survivors: widow; son, daughter, 6 grandchildren; brothers, sisters. Funeral Thursday 11 a.m., Mitchell Funeral Chapel, Price, where friends call Wednesday 7-8 p.m., Thursday prior to services. Burial Price Cemetery.

If you are related to this family or would like additional information please contact Patricia Crawford.



Iver Joel Koski

Documentation: FHL film 1421809 bk 89 pg 41

CARBONVILLE - PRICE - Iver Joel Koski, 71, died May 13, 1984.

Born July 13, 1912 in Scofield, Utah to Oscar Abraham and Ida Salina Aho Koski. Married Phyllis Sutton, March 31, 1937 in Provo, Utah. Member, LDS Church. Resident of Carbon County since birth. Lived in Clear Creek and Scofield area, prior to moving to Carbonville in 1968. Retired employee, American Coal in Castle Dale. Retired member, U.M.W.A. local 1859.

Survived by wife, Carbonville; two sons, one daughter, nine grandchildren; and two sisters.

Funeral services Thursday 1:00 p.m. Mitchell Chapel in Price, where friends may call Wednesday and Thursday prior to services. Family will be at Mortuary Chapel, Wednesday evening 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. and Thursday prior to services. Burial: Scofield Cemetery, Scofield, Utah.

If you are related to this family please contact JacLynn Rose Luke.


Ida Selina Aho Koski

Documentation: FHL film 1421806 bk 19 pg 81

Scofield, Carbon County - Mrs. Ida Selina Aho Koski, 82, Scofield, died Feb 3, 1967 in a Price hospital after a long illness. Born May 20, 1884, Reisjarven, Finland, to Matt and Marian Aho. Married to John Alfred Koski, May 25, 1899. He died May 1, 1900. Married to Oscar A. Koski, 1902, Price, he died April 13, 1932. Member Lutheran Church. Survivors: sons, daughters, 7 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren; brother, sister. Funeral Monday 1 p.m., Scofield LDS Ward Chapel. Friends call Mitchell Funeral Home. Price, Sunday, Monday one hour prior to services at ward chapel. Burial Scofield Cemetery.

If you are related to this family please contact JacLynn Rose Luke.


Phyllis S. Koski

Phyllis S. Koski, 74, died Jan. 7, 1991 at her home in Carbonville.

She was born April 11, 1916 at Pleasant Green to Henry William and Geneva Romani Graham Sutton. She married Iver Joel Koski on March 31, 1937 at Provo. He preceeded her in death May 13, 1984.

She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

She is survived by two sons, one daughter, nine grandchildren, eight great grandchildren; three brothers, and one sister. She was preceded in death by a sister.

Funeral will be Friday, 11 a.m. at the Carbonville 2nd Ward LDS Chapel, 175 N. 1280 West. The family will be at Mitchell's Chapel Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and at the church Friday one hour prior to the services. Burial will be in the Scofield Cemetery.

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Oscar A. Koski

Clear Creek Miner Killer - The Sun, April 14, 1932

Word was received in Price just before The Sun goes to Press that Oscar Koski, about 50 years of age, was killed in Clear Creek some time yesterday. The manner of his death is not known except that he was killed while working on the tipple there. Wallace Mortuary was called there to conduct the funeral.

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Leland G. Burress

Documentation: FHL film 1421807 bk 47 pg 11

L. Burress, Publisher, Dead at 63
Leland G. Burress, 63, Payson, a retired Utah and Idaho newspaper publisher and recipient of numerous newspaper awards died of cancer Saturday in a Salt Lake hospital.

Mr. Burress has been the publisher of the Helper Journal in Helper Carbon County the Bingham Bulletin, Bingham Canyon, Salt Lake County and the Gooding County Leader, Gooding, Idaho. He was president of the Utah State Press Assn. in 1939-1940, and the Idaho State Press Assn. in 1953-1964.

Many Awards
Among the awards he has received are: the National Service to Agriculture Award from the American Dairy Assn., 1965; agriculture award from the Gooding County Soil Conservation District, 1965; Junior Chamber of Commerce award for distinguished service from both Bingham Canyon and Gooding.

He served on the regional board of the Small Business Administration in Washington D.C., in 1954-1964 and as the state vice president of the Utah Junior Chamber of Commerce in 1942.

He was born Sept. 28, 1910 in Harrisburg, Ill., to Hodge and Merle Glascock Burress. He moved to Utah, graduated from Carbon High School and attended the University of Utah.

He married Ruth Eggertsen.

Survivors Listed
He is survived by his wife of Payson; one daughter, five grandchildren, and two sisters.

Funeral will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. Berg Mortuary, Provo with Story Lodge N. 4 F&AM conducting Masonic services. Burial will be in the Provo City Cemetery.

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Merle Glascock Burress

Documentation: FHL film 1421806 bk 22 pg 21

PRICE - Merle Glascock Burress, 76, Price died of natural causes Dec. 15 ( 1967) in a Price hospital. Born Nov. 17, 1891, Raleigh, Ill. to Lawrence and Mollie Bixler Glascock. Married Hodge G. Burress, Oct. 18, 1908, Harrisburg,, Ill. He died Aug. 28, 1963. Member Baptist Church. Survivors: son, daughters, 7 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters. Funeral Monday 2 p.m., Mitchell Funeral Chapel where friends call Sunday 7-8 p.m. Monday prior to service. Burial Price City Cemetery.

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Richard L. Rogers, Sr.

The Sun Advocate - Thurs. July 20, 1950

Funeral services for Richard L. Rogers, Sr., 89, Helper, were conducted yesterday (Wednesday) at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of the Mitchell funeral home with Mayor D. K. Downey of Helper officiating. Mr. Rogers died at his home Sunday morning.

He was born on November 26, 1860, at Enterprise, Kansas, the son of Michael David and Celestia Dozier Rogers. He was a retired gunsmith and had lived at Helper 34 years.

He is survived by two sons and six grandchildren.

Burial was in the Mountain View cemetery at Helper.


The Helper Journal - July 20, 1950
Funeral Services Held Wednesday

Death ended the colorful life of Helper's oldest resident, Richard L. Rogers, 89, Sunday morning, July 16, after a three-year illness. He was born November 26, 1860, at the close of the Civil War, the son of Michael David and Celestia Dozier Rogers, at Enterprise, Mississippi.

Shortly after his birth, his family moved to St. Louis, Mo., and at the age of 16 he moved to Colorado. He had his eyes to the west and shortly after moving to Colorado, hired out as a cowboy and helped in driving a large herd of beef to the Crandal ranch at Springville. After that he came to eastern Utah and settled down to ranching in the Greenriver area at Willow Bend. Tiring of ranching he sold out and entered into the slaughter house and butchering business for a few years and forsook this for peace officer work first as a marshall and later as deputy sheriff. He was very well acquainted with the "Robbers Roost" country and many of the riders who inhabited the area including the famous "Butch" Cassidy, western outlaw.

He returned to the butchering business at Price for a number of years and then moved to Helper where he had resided for over 35 years.

He was married to Minnie Thompson who preceeded him in death and they were the parents of three sons and two daughters, only two sons now surviving him.

In Helper he operated one of the first gasoline and vulcanizing stations and later opened up the first auto body shop in North Carbon County.

Funeral services were held at the Mitchell Funeral home Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. with Mayor D. K. Downey of Helper officiating. Musical selections were rendered by the Helper Ward LDS Relief Society. Invocation was by Charles Smith, Helper, and benediction and dedication of the grave was by George Kelly, Helper.

Pall bearers were: J. Burdall Sillitoe, Clarence Sillitoe, Ernest Sillitoe, Lyle Sillitoe, Pete Foleraro and Thomas Williams.

Survivors are two sons and seven grandchildren.

Burial was in the Mt. View cemetery, Helper under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home.

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Richard (Dick) Rogers

Documentation: FHL film 1421809 bk 89 pg 77

HELPER - Richard L. Rogers, Jr., of Helper, died June 23, (1984) in a Price hospital.

Born Dec. 23, 1909, Green River, Utah a son of Richard L. and Minnie Thompson Rogers, Sr. Married Ruth Sillitoe April 8, 1936, Helper, Utah. He worked in various coal mines in Carbon County, body and fender repair shops, and with the Helper Furniture Co. Stores in both Price and helper as a serviceman. A talented artist and ardent sportsman. He was active in Carbon Emery Fish and Game.

Survived by wife, two daughters, two nieces and two nephews, five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services Tuesday, 2:00 p.m. Mitchell Chapel, where friends may call Monday and Tuesday prior to service. Family will be at mortuary chapel Tuesday one hour prior to service. Burial Mountain View Cemetery, Helper.

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Ruth Sillitoe Rogers

PRICE - Our loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, Ruth Sillitoe Rogers, returned to her Heavenly Father on Sept. 3, 1998 at the age of 81.

She was born Jan. 16, 1917 in Clear Creek to John and Victoria White Sillitoe. Married Richard L. Rogers on April 8, 1936 in Helper. He passed away on June 23, 1984.

Ruth was an active member of the senior citizens. She loved crocheting and sharing her talents with everyone. She enjoyed camping and fishing with her family.

She enjoyed bowling, reading books, and will be greatly missed by all.

Survived by two daughters and spouses, grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; and brother. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and a community of friends. Preceded in death by parents; great-granddaughter, one sister and eight brothers.

Funeral service Tuesday, Sept. 8, 11 a.m., Mitchell Chapel. Family will be at Mitchell's one hour prior to services. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery, Helper.

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Roscoe P. Whitmore

Carbon County News, Friday April 12, 1912 pg 1

Roscoe P. Whitmore Dies of Pneumonia At Sunnyside Ranch

Roscoe Phillip Whitmore, twenty-eight years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Whitmore of Nephi, and nephew of J. M. Whitmore of Price, died Monday afternoon at three o'clock at his home in Sunnyside, after an illness of ten days. Pneumonia was the cause of death.

The father and mother of deceased, and his sister, Della, arrived in Price Monday afternoon, and at midnight they left in a wagon for Sunnyside. Undertaker C. W. Tingley accompanied them and embalmed the body and prepared it for shipment to Nephi. The body was first brought to Price and from here the shipment was made.

Ross Whitmore is survived by his parents, his sister, and by his wife, who was formerly Miss Ruth Lidell of Wellington. There were no children. Mr. and Mrs. Whitmore were married about two years ago, and since that time have resided on the Whitmore ranch, near Sunnyside.

June Whitmore, who is making his headquarters at the Wells, came to the city, having been summonsed by telephone, but J. M. Whitmore, President of the First National Bank, and uncle of Ross Whitmore, is in Denver as a witness, and Lee Whitmore is in Salt Lake, where he is being treated for appendicitis.

Mrs. Ross Whitmore went with the body to Nephi, where interment will take place.

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Arthur L. Whitmore

Sun Advocate - 26 Apr 1951

Funeral services are being conducted today at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of the Mitchell funeral home under the direction of Elton L. Taylor, president of the Carbon stake, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, for Arthur Lawrence (Lol) Whitmore, 61, who died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Belmont Richards, Price, Sunday evening following a lingering illness.

Mr. Whitmore was born in Price on March 19, 1890, a son of James Montgomery and Hanna Nixon Whitmore. He had lived in this area all his life and was a member of the LDS church. He served as a city councilman under Mayor Frank Olson and as chief of police under Mayor Bart Dalton. He had also been engaged as a farm and stockman.

The Whitmore family, parents of the deceased, were among the early pioneers of Price and his father reportedly brought the first cattle in southern Utah settling first in Utah's Dixie then coming to Castle Valley. His father was prominent in the history of this community being one of the founders of the First National bank and the Price Trading company. He is pictured on the murals in the Price municpal building having to do with the history af Price and a canyon east of Sunnyside bears the family name, Whitmore canyon.

Mr. Whitmore is survived by his widow, Mary Ada Shiner Whitmore, Price; two daughters, two brothers, six grandchildren and his stepmother.

Burial will be in the Whitmore cemetery in Price.

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George Lasell Whitmore

Sun Advocate - March 25, 1965

Funeral services were conducted today at 2 p.m. in the Mitchell Funeral Home chapel for George Lasel Whitmore, 67, former Price resident, who died Saturday in the Livermoe, California, hospital.

He was born July 7, 1897, in Price, to James M. and Hannah M. Nixon Whitmore. He had never married. He was a member of the LDS Church and a retired newspaperman.

Surviving is a brother, Janius L. Whitmore, Price.

Burial was in the Whitmore family cemetery in Price with graveside services conducted by Price Post No. 3, American Legion.

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Junius "June" L. Whitmore

Documentation: FHL film 1421807 bk 35 pg 164

PRICE - Junius "June" L. Whitmore, 82, died Jan. 17 in a Price nursing home of a long illness. Born May 13, 1888, Price, to James M. "Tobe" and Hannah Nixon Whitmore. Married Effie June 24, ???, San Jose Calif.; solemnized in the Los Angeles LDS Temple; she died June 24, ???. Married Mary E. Skinner, 1966; divorced. Member LDS Church; high priest. Landscape contractor, California, 35 years. Member BPO Elks Lodge No. 1550. Veteran WW 1. No known survivors. Funeral Wednesday 1 p.m. Fausett Mortuary, Price, where friends call Tuesday, Wednesday prior to service. Burial Price City Cemetery.

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Mary Ada Shiner Whitmore

Documentation: FHL film 1421808 bk 54 pg 105

PROVO - Mary Ada Shiner Whitmore, 83, Provo, died in a Provo hospital Oct. 2, 1975, of causes incident to age.

Born May 27, 1892, Fremont, Wayne County, to Elmore David and Mary Elizabeth Palmer Shiner. Married A. L. (Lol) Whitmore March 4, 1909, Price; solemnized, Salt Lake LDS Temple. He died in 1951. Former employe, Price Trading Co. Saleslady, Firmages, Provo. Played piano for silent movies in Price. Active in LDS Church, Red Cross.

Survivors: daughters, 6 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and sister.

Funeral Monday 11 a.m., Berg Funeral Home, Provo, where friends call before services. Burial, Whitmore Cemetery, Price.

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Danny J. Doporto

Documentation: FHL film 1421807 bk 43 pg47

SUNNYSIDE, Carbon County - Mass of the Resurrection for Danny J. Doporto, 19, Sunnyside, who died Jan. 28, 1973 in a Salt Lake hospital of injuries suffered Jan. 25 in an auto accident near Dragerton, Carbon County, will be Wednesday 10 a.m., Good Shepherd Catholic church, Dragerton. Rosary Tuesday 7 p.m., at the church. Friends call Mitchell Funeral Chapel, Price, Monday, Tuesday prior to services. Burial Price Cemetery. Born Oct 6, 1953, Price, to Melchar and Emma Mercodo Doporto. Employe, Kaiser Steel Corp. Served in U.S. Army. Survivors: parents, Price: brothers, sisters, grandparents.

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Melchor Doporto Jr.

SUNNYSIDE/PRICE - Melchor Doporto Jr., age 53, died May 8, 1997 at the Veterans Hospital in Salt Lake City.

Born Dec. 14, 1943 in Oak Creek, Colo., to Melchor and Emma Mercado Doporto. Married Rose H. Montoya Nov. 25, 1967 in East Carbon.

Member of the Catholic Church. Graduate East Carbon High School. Served U.S. Army during the Vietnam Conflict. Former employee UMWA Kaiser Local 9958 and he also worked as an electrician for many years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and especially spending time with his family.

Survived by wife, three daughters and one son, parents, brothers and sisters, five grandchildren. Preceeded in death by son, Tony Ray; and a brother, Daniel.

Funeral Mass Tuesday, May 13, 10 a.m., Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic church. Vigil Service Monday evening, Mitchell Funeral Home. Committal service, Price City Cemetery.

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Emma Doporto

PRICE - Loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister, Emma Mercado Doporto, age 71, passed away Oct. 12, 1997 in Price.

Born March 25, 1926 in Wallsenburg, Colo., to Manuel and Annie Valdez Mercado. Married Melchor Doporto Sr. July 4, 1942 in Fort Collins, Colo.

Member of the Catholic Church. She enjoyed playing cards, fishing and her garden.

She loved her family and will be dearly missed by all.

Survived by her husband, five sons, two daughters and their spouses, daughter-in-law, six sisters and two brothers. Also survived by 27 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Preceeded in death by sons Daniel Melchor Jr.; sisters, Rosie, Gloria and a brother, Roy.

Funeral Mass Wednesday, Oct. 15, 10 a.m., Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church. Vigil service Tuesday evening, 6 p.m., at the church. Family will be at the church one hour prior to services. Committal service, price City Cemetery under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home.

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Robert Dodd Wilstead

Robert Dodd Wilstead came to the States with his family about 1885. He and his family were coal miners from South Wales (Ebbw vale). He came here because he was told that the mines here were worked while standing up rather than being bent over as they are/were in South Wales. He was about to retire on a piece of land in Lawrence when the mine disaster happen. His son William (James William) was not in the mine, but died running into the mine to find his father. Most all the family are buried in Lawrence. I am sure that Robert and William are both buried there. After his death, his wife, Susannah Evans Wilstead and her daughters worked the boarding house to make the money necessary to support the family.

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Susanah Wilstead

documentation: Carbon County News - Dec. 18, 1913
Another Pioneer Called

Susanah Wilstead, postmistress at Castle Gate, and one of Carbon county's pioneers, was called to her reward Wednesday, Dec. 10 the immediate cause of death being liver trouble. She is survived by six grown children - three sons and three daughters - her husband and oldest son having perished in the Scofield mine disaster, which occurred May 1, 1900.

The decedent had been in poor health for some time and several months ago undertook a trip to England, to visit a son who is in that country on a mission, in the hope of regaining her health. Not feeling any better, she returned to her home in Castle Gate about six weeks ago, where she lingered until the final summons came as above stated.

Funeral services were held in Castle Gate Thursday, the speakers being Bishop Morgan Evans, Andrew Young, Henry Hampson and Wm. Evans.

The remains were brought to this city and interred in Price cemetery on Friday afternoon, the deceased having expressed a wish that she be buried here.

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Alfred Ray Wilstead

Documentation: FHL film 1421809 bk 90 pg 96

HELPER - Alfred Ray Wilstead, age 79 died November 13, 1984 in a Salt Lake hospital.

Born October 4, 1905 in Castle Gate, Utah to Alfred Henry and Clara Elizabeth Staker Wilstead. Married Pearl Jensen, March 7, 1933 in Lawrence, Utah. Member of the LDS Church. resident of the Carbon Emery County since birth. Worked in various coal mines in Carbon County since 1921. Former employee of Independent Coal and Coke at Castle Gate prior to retirement in 1967. A very active member of the United Mine Workers of America, Castle Gate Local #1681.

Survived by wife, one son and one daughter, eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, three brothers, two sisters. Preceded in death by an infant daughter.

Funeral services will be held Saturday 11 a.m. Mitchel Chapel, where friends may call Thursday, Friday and Saturday prior to service. Family will be at Mitchell Chapel, Friday evening 7-8 p.m. and Saturday one hour prior to service. Additional graveside services, Saturday 1 p.m. Lawrence Cemetery, Lawrence Emery County.

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Stephen Gianotti

Helper Journal - 3 Apr 1941

Early Pioneer of Helper, age 80, Passes away Mon.

Stephen Gianotti, one of the Helper's earliest pioneers and long one of the city's most prominent leaders, succumbed to a heart ailment at the age of 80 in the Price city hospital at 8:15 a.m. Monday.

Mr. Gianotti was born in Faedo, Tyrol Austria, on September 15, 1860, the son of Bert and Dominica Brugnara Gianotti. He first came to the United States in 1893, and one year later, in 1894 first set on Carbon county soil, arriving at Castle Gate. He has been a resident of Helper since 1902.

He was a member of the first board of trustees of the Helper city school board, and when this was made part of the Carbon district board, he was one of the trustees there, also. A man who was staunchly patriotic to his country, he was also a loyal citizen of the community and one of its best workers. He always despised charity, and was stoically proud of his family. He served for several years on the city council, one of Helper's first.

He is survived by his wife, Maria Broilo Gianotti, whom he had married 57 years ago at Marseilles in France. Also surviving is a son, Dr. E. F. Gianotti, former Helper mayor. Now a resident of Walkermine, Calif; Mrs. Paula Walters of Hollywood, California, and five grandchildren.

The funeral was held Wednesday in the Helper Civic Auditorium under the direction of the Rev. T. H. Evans. Bishop Byron Carter of Helper was one of the main speakers. Interment was in the Helper cemetery.

Aged Helper Resident Succumbs In Hospital After Short Illness

Documentation: Sun Advocate - 3 Apr 1941

Stephen Gianotti, 80, of Helper, died in the Price City hospital Monday morning following a short illness.

Mr. Gianotti was one of Helper's earliest pioneers and had long been active in city affairs.

He was born in Faedo, Tyrol, Austria, on September 15, 1860, a son of Bert and Dominica Brugnare Gianotti. He married Maria Broilo in Marseilles, France, in 1884 and came to the United States in 1893, then the following year came to Carbon county and settled in Castle Gate. He had been a resident of Helper since 1902.

Mr. Gianotti was a member of the first board of trustees of the Helper...

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Maria Gianotti

Documentation: The Helper Journal - 24 Feb 1955 pg 1

Funeral Services Today at St. Anthony's For Pioneer Resident

Funeral services for Mrs. Maria Gianotti, 90, longtime resident of Helper, were held this morning in the St. Anthony Catholic church.

Mrs. Gianotti died Saturday, Feb. 19, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Paula Walters, in Los Angeles, of causes incident to age.

She was born in Borgo, Trento, Italy, Oct. 8, 1864, and came to the United States with her husband, Stefano Gianotti in 1893.

She and her family resided in Castle Gate until 1903, when they moved to Helper. She was a permanent resident here until the late 40's when she moved to California to be with her children.

Well known in Carbon county, she was an active and charter member of the Sorelle Stella D America Lodge no. 31, and was very interested in the civic affairs of the city.

Survivors are a daughter and a son, six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

Holy Rosary was celebrated Wednesday evening at the Mitchell Funeral Home at Price.

Burial will be in the Mt. View Cemetery, Helper, under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home.

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Sarah Ann Reese Johnson

Documentation: FHL film 1421806 bk 30 pg 76

SPRING GLEN, Carbon County - Sarah Ann Johnson, 75, died Dec. 24 in a Price hospital after an illness. Born Sept. 19, 1894, Scofield, Carbon County, to John and Sarah Jane Sturgis Reese. Married Joe Holman, 1909, he died. Married to Samuel Bridge Johnson, April 1922, Grand Junction, Colo.; he died 1966. Member LDS church Relief Society teacher for 20 years. Survivors: sons, daughter, Joe Holman, Salt Lake City; John W. Holman, Walnut Creek, Calif.; Paul S. Johnson, Annie Lorrain Johnson, both Spring Glen; 3 grandchildren; great grandchild; brothers, sisters, J.H., Helper, Carbon County; Mildred Massa, Mrs. Josephine Westenshow, Mrs. Jim (Vivian) Wallace, all Price; William, Salt Lake City; Mrs. Sadie Gentry, Carbonville, Carbon County. Funeral Saturday 1 p.m., Spring Glen LDS Ward Chapel. Friends call Fausett mortuary, Price, Friday and Saturday, at the ward, hour before services. Burial Price City Cemetery.


William Lee Putman

20 Mar 1930 - News Advocate

William Lee Putman, veteran railroad employee of the Denver and Rio Grande railroad, died at his home in Helper late Friday evening. Funeral services were held in the railroad chapel at Helper with Rev. H. M. Merkel officiating and remains were brought to Price for interment under direction of the Deseret Mortuary.

Deceased was born in Denver, Colorado July 14, 1863 the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Putman. He is survived by his wife Luella Shaw Putman and the following children, Rollo and Sterling, Soldier Summit, Clarence E. Mohrland; Albert Q. and Wilford George, Salt Lake; Juanita, Elmer and H.L. Putman, Helper.

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Luke Byrge

KENILWORTH - Our loving husband, father, grandfather and dear friend, Luke (Luther) Byrge, age 64, passed away Dec. 13, 2002 in Price.

He was born May 25, 1938 in Huntsville, Tenn., to mark and Dirley McCloud Byrge. Married Sarah "Deanie" Reese Oct. 15, 1977 in Ely, Nev.

Member of the Trinity Christian Center in Price.

Luke was a retired employee of the Utah Department of Transportation Price office.

Luke was co-founder of the local Helping Hands.

Whenever tragedy struck or a holdiay season was near, Luke was there to help those in need.

Luke will be dearly missed by his family and always remembered for his true spirit of helping others.

Survived by loving wife, children, 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by parents; brother, Donald; and sister, Clara Duncan.

Funeral service Tuesday, Dec. 17, 11 a.m., Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will be at Mitchell's Tuesday one hour prior to service. Interment, Cliffview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to the Trinity Christian Center, 925 East Main Street, Price, UT 84501.

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Lori Biggs.

Dirley McCloud Byrge

KENILWORTH - Dirley McCloud Byrge, 85, died May 13, 1988 in a Price nursing home.

Born May 13, 1903 Monterey, Tennessee, daughter of George Washington and Sarah mcCloud. married mark Byrge, May 21, 1924, Wattburg, Tennessee; he died July 22, 1979. Member of Trinity Christian Church of Price. Resident of Carbon County since 1945.

Survived by two sons, one daughter, 21 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Faye Marie and Bertha Lee; 10 brothers, nine sisters, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Saturday, Mitchell Chapel, Burial, Price City Cemetery.

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Lori Biggs.

Donald Byrge Sr.

Donald Eugene Byrge Sr., age 57, of Helper, died at his home Feb. 2, 1993.

Born April 3, 1935 to Mark and Dirley McCloud Byrge in Huntsville, Tenn. He married Lora Lee Lyman Nov. 4, 1958 in Price.

Donald was a member of the Trinity Christian Center, a loving husband, father and a grandpa. He was a Disabled American Veteran from the navy and Army Reserve. He loved camping, hunting and fishing.

Survived by wife, children and spouses, brother, sister. Preceded in death by a son, William Lyman; and parents.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Feb. 5, at 11 a.m. at the Trinity Christian Center in Price. Friends may call Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary and one hour prior to services at the church. Burial, Price City Cemetery.

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Troi Su Byrge

MESQUITE, Nev. - Troi Su Byrge, 30, died March 17, 1995 of injuries due to an auto accident.

She was born Nov. 8, 1964 in Jacksonville, Fla., to Bobby Dean and Dorothy Muriel Womack Scott. She married, Donal E. Byrge Jr., on March 18, 1993 in Wendover, Nev.

She loved her children and spending time outdoors. She'll be dearly missed by her family and her many special friends she leaves behind.

She is survived by her husband, children, her parents, a half-brother, a half-sister and grandparents.

Funeral services will be held Friday, March 24, at noon in the Trinity Christian Center in Price. Friends may call Friday one hour before services at the church. burial, Wellington City Cemetery, under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.

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John B. Byrge

KEARNS - John B. Byrge died Sept 26, 1988 at a local hospital. Born July 15, 1922 in Huntsville, Tenn. to William R. and Florida McCloud Byrge. Married Olga "Cookie" Jones on Oct. 15, 1945 in Maidenhead, England. Served in the 101st Airborne Division during World War II. retired truck shop foreman, Kennecott Copper Corp. Avid fisherman. Former semi-pro baseball player. Loved by all who knew him. Survived by his wife and children. Also six grandchildren; sister and brothers,. Preceded in death by a sister, Edith. Funeral services were held Sept. 26, Trinity United Methodist Church, Kearns. burial, Valley View Memorial Park.

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Mark Byrge

PRICE - Utah - Mark Byrge, 76, died Monday July 22, 1979 at Carbon Hospital. Born August 13, 1902, in Nick's Creek Tennessee, to George Washington and Clara Renda Ward Byrge. Married Dirley McCloud in Jacksboro, Tennesse, May 21, 1924. He was a member of the Church of God, Mountain Assembly. Member of UMWA Local no. 5861. Survivors: wife, daughters, sister, 20 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 25, at 2:00 p.m. at the Assembly of God Church in Price. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the church. Interment; Price City Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Fausett Mortuary, Price.

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Lori Biggs.
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