|Birth: ||Nov. 10, 1865|
|Death: ||Feb. 22, 1947|
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
James Duckworth was born at Preston, Lancashire, England, November 10, 1865, to James Duckworth and Alice Chippendale. He was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints May 22, 1880, at the age of fifteen.
He emigrated to Utah in 1880, crossing the Atlantic in the steamship "Wisconsin" which sailed from Liverpool, October 23, 1880, and he arrived in Salt Lake City November 11, 1880.
He filled a mission to Great Britain in 1894-96, laboring in the Liverpool conference, over which he presided the latter half of his mission. After his return home he labored as home missionary in the Salt Lake Stake from 1896 to 1898. He filled a mission to the Woodruff Stake in the interest of the Y.M.M.I.A. during the winter of 1898-1899; acted as assistant superintendent of the Nineteenth Ward (Salt Lake City) Sunday School; labored as a special missionary without purse or scrip at Mercur, Tooele County, from August 9, 1898, to July 13, 1900.
On July 8, 1901, he left Salt Lake City for Australia, having been called to preside over the Australian mission, being accompanied by his wife; they returned home July 21, 1906, visiting New Zealand, Fiji and Hawaii on their way home.
He was called to preside over the Blackfoot Stake being called specially from Salt Lake City to fill that position.
[He served in this position from 1907 to 1938.]
James married Elizabeth Hanson at Manti, Utah, September 21, 1892. Having no children of their own, they adopted four children. Muriel (adopted as a baby when her mother died), Roxie Estella Jensen (adopted at the age of ten), James Hanson (adopted as a baby from the orphanage in Boise, Idaho) and Nathan Rex (also adobted as a baby from the Boise orphanage.
James first labored on a farm upon his arrival to Utah; later he engaged in the sheep business, and upon his move to Idaho, he became identified with the mercantile and also the banking business. He was president of the Blackfoot Mercantile Company, vice president of the Blackfoot City Bank, and was also interested in several farms.
(Facts extracted from "Latter-Day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia" by Andrew Jenson.)
He died February 22, 1947, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was buried in the Grove City Cemetery in Blackfoot, Idaho.
Note: His second daughter, Roxie, is linked with her birth parents. To view her memorial:
Roxie Estella Jensen Duckworth Haws
View online death certificate
(Submitted by "On angels wings' 10-24-2011)
Alice Chippendale Duckworth/Beardshall (1844 - 1913)
Elizabeth Hanson Duckworth (1872 - 1954)
Muriel Duckworth Poulsen Atwood (1907 - 1996)*
James Hanson Duckworth (1915 - 2011)*
Rex Nathan Duckworth (1917 - 1960)*
Grove City Cemetery
Created by: Sunflower Lady
Record added: Aug 02, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40196024
My dear grandfather. I will see you soon.|
Added: Sep. 4, 2013