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Miles Romney
Birth: Jul. 13, 1806, England
Death: May 3, 1877
Saint George
Washington County
Utah, USA

He was married to Elizabeth Gaskell (1808-1884) on Nov 6, 1830 in Dalton in Furness, Lancashire, England

His parents are George Romney, Jr.(1781-1859) and Sarah (King) Romney

See Romney Pedigree

Immigrated to America in 1841 on the Ship SHEFFIELD with 234 other Mormon Immigrants.

Father of
1. George Romney (1831-1920) ,
2. Elizabeth Romney (Taylor) (1833-1907) , 3. Sarah,
4. Joseph Gaskell Romney (1838-1888) ,
5. Brigham
6. Ellen
7. Miles
8. Heber
9. Hiram
10. Mary
11. Jane.

Miles Romney, the son of noted artist George Romney, created the plans for the St. George Tabernacle, a historic building in St. George, Utah. It opened in 1876 to serve as a public works building, originally hosting church services and court hearings. Today, it is open to the public and hosts many public events, such as concerts.. The main clock and bell tower stands 140 feet (43 m) tall. Basement walls were 3 feet (0.91 m) thick and the above-ground walls are 2.5 feet (0.76 m) thick. The red sandstone bricks used to construct the building were intended to match the surrounding red cliffs. Inside, ceilings rise 29 feet (8.8 m) high with a plaster cornice, supported by twenty columns.

A gallery was built ten feet off the ground on the north, south, and east walls, with two circular staircases serving the east end. An organ was added in 1878. All materials were local, except for windows, shipped from Wilmington, California. When completed, the church could seat 1,200 people. The clock tower was originally used by the city residents to tell time.
The tabernacle still stands and earned the nickname "Jewel of the Desert". It underwent restoration in 1993 to help it resemble its original state.

The tabernacle was intended to work as a church and a courthouse. Funds for the building were raised by diverting all tithes from Beaver and all communities southward. Construction began on June 1, 1863. The building was opened on May 14, 1876, with a dedication ceremony featuring Brigham Young, Jr.

(Find A Grave contributor Regina Hall Ivie provided above info on Tabernacle) 
Family links: 
  George ROMNEY (1781 - 1859)
  Elizabeth Gaskell Romney (1808 - 1884)*
  George ROMNEY (1831 - 1920)*
  Sarah Romney Cahoon (1836 - 1909)*
  Joseph Gaskell ROMNEY (1838 - 1888)*
  Miles Park Romney (1843 - 1904)*
  Jane Agnes ROMNEY (1850 - 1853)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint George City Cemetery
Saint George
Washington County
Utah, USA
Plot: A_E_88_6_NE
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Record added: Feb 02, 2000
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