|Birth: ||May 6, 1846|
|Death: ||Sep. 14, 1929|
Salt Lake Tribune
September 17, 1929
DEATH REMOVES PIONEER SETTLER
Spcial to The Tribune
HEBER — William Wlnterton, a Pioneer of Charleston, died at his home September 14 at the age of 83, followlng an illness of one week.
He was born May 6, 1846, at Nottingham, England. He joined the church and together with hls father and brother, John, took sail for America in the spring of 1863. Arriving at the Platte River he was given an opportunity to drive three yoke of oxen across the plains for a company of freighters on their way to California and in this way the family reached Utah in the fall of 1863.
In the summer of 1865 Mr. Winterton entered the Wasatch valley and was employed by a Mr. Decker on a ranch near the entrance of the valley. During the Indian troubles that soon followed he was left in charge of the cattle and sheep on the ranch while the residents moved into the fort, he being the lone survivor left in that end of the valley, which is now known as Charleston and which had been his home ever since.
In order that a post offlce might be established in that section, Mr. Winterton, with John Parcel, selected the name by which Charleston has since been known. He was the owner of the first shingle roof house in Charleston, the shingles being made with a draw knife. He helped to build the Charleston upper canal, the first canal to be built across the valley, doing much of the work with pick and shovel. The canal was surveyed by the use of a shotgun barrel.
February 20, 1870, he was married to Ellen Widdison and to this union 10 children were born. His wife died in March 1889 and in April 13, 1892, he married Jane E. Steadman. To this union four children were born.
He is survived by his widow and the following children: Sarah E. Price, Eliza A. Thacker, William H. Hyrum, S. T. Fred, all of Charleston, and Malissa Thomson of Magrath, Canada; Mrs. Carrie E. Davis, Nettie Kuhnl and Valeo J. Winterton. One son, Moroni Winterton, preceded his father just 35 days ago. His posterity now numbers 14 children, 66 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held in the Charleston Ward hall Wednesday at 2 p. m. Interment will be in the Charleston cemetery.
-Salt Lake Tribune, September 17, 1929, transcribed by Rhonda Holton
William was born at Geding, England to William Hubbard Winterton and Sarah Marriott Winterton.
He married Nellie Widdison on February 21, 1870 in the Endowment House in Salt Lake City.
They lived in a log cabin on the Jed Casper property in Charleston, Utah. On December 10, 1870 their first child, Sarah Ellen was born.
William later homesteaded the property in upper Charleston and all the rest of their children were born and reared there.
-Written by daughter, Sarah Ellen Winterton Price
William Hubbard Winterton (1816 - 1890)
Sarah Marriott Winterton (1825 - 1902)
Ellen Widdison Winterton (1849 - 1889)
Jane Elizabeth Steadman Winterton (1864 - 1943)*
Sarah Ellen Winterton Price (1870 - 1944)*
Eliza Ann Winterton Thacker (1872 - 1960)*
William Heber Winterton (1874 - 1963)*
John Joseph Winterton (1876 - 1882)*
Ralph Stafford Winterton (1880 - 1959)*
Baby Son Winterton (1884 - 1884)*
Thomas Frederick Winterton (1886 - 1938)*
Alice Malissa Winterton Thomson (1888 - 1986)*
Edward Marriotte Winterton (1897 - 1920)*
Valeo James Winterton (1900 - 1981)*
John Marriott Winterton (1844 - 1910)*
William Winterton (1846 - 1929)
Ann Winterton Noakes (1849 - 1875)*
Thomas Winterton (1851 - 1918)*
Sarah Winterton Parker (1857 - 1928)*
Created by: Rhonda
Record added: Sep 08, 2009
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