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Orson Pratt Arnold, Sr
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Birth: Nov. 1, 1838
Amboy Center
Oswego County
New York, USA
Death: Oct. 22, 1912
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA

Son of Josiah Arnold and Elizabeth Bliss

Married Alicia Quilley Read, 4 Nov 1860, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Children - Orson Pratt Arnold, Clara Arnold, Georgina Arnold, Alicia Arnold, Willard Josiah Arnold, Samuel Read Arnold, Elizabeth Bliss Arnold, Thisbe Evelyn Arnold, Elsie May Arnold

Married Fanny Dora Linnell, 19 Jun 1872, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Children - Ernest Henry Arnold, Frank Kensey Arnold, Caroline Fullmer Arnold, Fanny Arnold, Josephine Arnold

History - Arnold, Orson Pratt, a veteran Elder in the Church and a noted frontiersman. His parents joined the Church before Orson was born and settled in Nauvoo, Illlinois, in 1840. Here they became well acquainted with the Prophet Joseph Smith and many of the Church leaders. In 1848 the Arnold family emigrated to Utah, and the following year continued the journey to California. After residing in that State, near Sacramento, about three years, they returned to Utah and located in West Jordan. Young Orson was a sturdy youth, noted for his generosity and courage, but never became conspicuous until he went out with Lot Smith's command in the fall of 1857, to meet and, if possible, to prevent the entrance into Utah of Johnston's Army. Of his service on this expedition Lot Smith on several occasions declared that a braver man than Orson P. Arnold never lived. Bro. Smith had ample chance to observe not only his courage, but his patience and endurance, for through the accidental discharge of the gun of one of his companions just after the memorable burning of the train of army supplies in October, 1857, young Arnold was shot through the left leg. The main bone of the upper leg was so badly fractured that a part of the bone, five inches in length, had to be removed. The agony he endured while being conveyed from the scene of the accident is beyond words to express. He was carried by his companions on a rude litter for a distance of thirty-nine miles, before a wagon could be reached, and then hauled more than 200 miles in a springless wagon to his home in Great Salt Lake Valley. His recovery was long and tedious; he was compelled to use crutches to get about for fully three years, and when able to abandon them, his left leg was rigid at the knee joint, and he remained so during the rest of his life. Pres. Brigham Young interested himself in young Arnold during his convalescence and from that time up to the date of the President's death Orson was one of the most trusted and confidential men in the President's employ. He drove the President's carriage, journeying with him through the settlements he visited, and was shown every mark of confidence that any person could be by that great man for whom he had the utmost love and reverence. As a reinsman and a handler of horses Bro. Arnold had few superiors. In 1860 he married Alicia Quilley Read, who bore him nine children. In 1866, when hostile Indians were raiding the settlements in Sanpete and Sevier counties. Bro. Arnold was among the courageous young men who volunteered to go to the relief of the settlers. His most intimate associates on that expedition never suspected how he suffered from pain in his wounded limb while riding on horseback in the mountains. His iron will and strong determination, however, enabled him to surmount that bodily handicap and lead a very active strenuous life. He was one of the most prompt and energetic business men in the community. In Salt Lake City he was active in establishing the street railway, and for a great many years he was its superintendent. Bro. Arnold died in Salt Lake City Nov. 22, 1912, leaving a large family, who were devoted in their attention to him during his long illness. The immediate cause of his death was leakage of the heart. During the last few years of his life, since he retired from active business, he devoted much time to looking after the organization of Indian war veterans in Salt Lake county, of whom he was post commander. He was a generous and firm friend and devoted husband, a kind and loving father and a loyal and consistent Latter-day Saint. 
 
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 Parents:
  Josiah Arnold (1801 - 1859)
  Elizabeth Bliss Arnold (1799 - 1850)
 
 Spouses:
  Fanny Dora Linnell Arnold (1846 - 1925)
  Alicia Quilley Read Arnold (1840 - 1922)*
 
 Children:
  Orson Pratt Arnold (1861 - 1917)*
  Clara Arnold Snarr (1863 - 1926)*
  Georgina Arnold (1865 - 1865)*
  Alicia Arnold Lambourne (1867 - 1937)*
  Willard Josiah Arnold (1869 - 1947)*
  Samuel Read Arnold (1872 - 1944)*
  Elizabeth Bliss Arnold Tobias (1874 - 1945)*
  Ernest Henry Arnold (1874 - 1953)*
  Fanny Arnold (1876 - 1877)*
  Thisbe Evelyn Arnold Weyher (1877 - 1968)*
  Josephine Arnold Pett (1878 - 1955)*
  Caroline Fullmer Arnold White (1881 - 1959)*
  Elsie May Arnold (1881 - 1882)*
  Frank Kinsey Arnold (1884 - 1973)*
 
 Siblings:
  Margaret Elizabeth Arnold (1833 - 1840)*
  Caroline Arnold (1835 - 1847)*
  Orson Pratt Arnold (1838 - 1912)
  Joseph Smith Arnold (1840 - 1919)*
  Maria Tryphena Arnold Goff (1855 - 1932)**
  Hyrum Chester Arnold (1857 - 1864)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Salt Lake City Cemetery
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Plot: J_7_1_1_E
 
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Record added: Mar 26, 2007
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