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Social John Rolph
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Birth: Jul. 25, 1868
Kane County
Utah, USA
Death: Sep. 16, 1922
Freedom
Caribou County
Idaho, USA

Son of John Social Rolph and Martha Ann Miller

Married Sarah Alice Lehmberg, 19 Sep 1900

Son - Willard Social Rolph

History - Social Rolph, engaged in ranching and dairying in Gem county, his home being about 10 miles west of Emmett on a highly improved little ranch devoted to the production of alfalfa and to dairying, was born in Kane county, Utah, July 27 1868, a son of John Social and Martha Ann (Miller) Rolph, both of whom have passed away. They were married in Salt Lake City and for many years resided in Utah. The father, however, was born in New York, while the mother's birth occurred in Illinois. When their son Social was five years of age they removed to Bear Lake county, Idaho, and he was largely reared upon a ranch in that locality. Both the father and mother were members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and to this faith Social Rolph of this review and his wife have adhered.

Social Rolph was a missionary for the church in Manitoba, Canada, for two years, covering 1898 and 1899. He had previously spent five years in Alberta, Canada, and he took up a homestead of one hundred and sixty acres there in 1894, proving up the property and securing title thereto. In February, 1899, following his missionary labors, he returned to Idaho and on the 15th of September, 1900, was married in the Logan Temple at Logan, Utah, to Sarah Alice Lehmberg, who was born in Morgan county, Utah, February 4, 1871, a daughter of August and Amelia (Crinkey) Lehmberg who were born, reared and married in Germany and came to the United States as converts to the Mormon faith in 1866, settling in Utah. Both have now passed away.

For a few years after their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Rolph lived in Wyoming, just over the Idaho line, and in 1905 removed to Fruitland, Idaho, the site of the city being then a large alfalfa field. There they planted an orchard of sweet cherries covering ten acres and in 1908 sold it for three hundred dollars per acre, while in 1918 the same property sold for eleven thousand dollars. On disposing of their orchard in 1909 Mr. Rolph purchased his present ranch property in what is now Gem county but was then a part of Canyon county. Upon this place he built a fine two-story house, thirty by thirty-four feet, of cement blocks. This is one of the best country homes in Gem county. The ranch is all planted to alfalfa and he keeps about fifteen good dairy cows of the Jersey breed and also owns a fine registere Jersey bull. He keeps an Overland car and his farm is well equipped with all modern accessories and conveniences, showing him to be the most progressive agriculturist.

Mr. and Mrs. Rolph have one son, Willard Social, who was born June 7, 1907. they retain their membership in the church, in which Mr. Rolph is serving as an elder, and he also belongs to the Quorum of Seventy. According to family tradition, he is a descent of John Rolph, of England, who married Pocahontas. His entire life has been passed in the west and he has been identified with the development and progress of Idaho for many years, wining for himself a creditable position among the successful ranchmen and dairymen of Gem county.

*History of Idaho by James H. Hawley 
 
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 Parents:
  John Social Rolph (1822 - 1891)
  Martha Ann Miller Rolph (1834 - 1911)
 
 Spouse:
  Sarah Alice Lehmberg Woodruff (1872 - 1954)
 
 Children:
  Willard Social Rolph (1907 - 1994)*
 
 Siblings:
  Oscar C. Rolph (1842 - 1844)**
  Henry Enos Rolph (1844 - 1918)**
  Enon Adolphus Rolph (1846 - 1929)**
  Sarah Ann Marsh Heap (1852 - 1919)**
  Caroline Hill Behunin Redford (1854 - 1914)**
  Alta Matilda Rolph Allred (1855 - 1948)**
  John Jay Rolph (1857 - 1913)**
  Cynthia Ann Hill Miller (1857 - 1940)**
  Albert Freemont Rolph (1858 - 1922)**
  Margaret Ann Brown Heap (1860 - 1944)**
  Edward Everett Rolph (1861 - 1906)**
  Anna Whitney Rolph Aldridge (1863 - 1939)**
  Social John Rolph (1868 - 1922)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Thayne Cemetery
Thayne
Lincoln County
Wyoming, USA
 
Created by: SMSmith
Record added: Nov 25, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31706358
Social John Rolph
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Social John Rolph
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Social John Rolph
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