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George Smith Rust
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Birth: Jan. 23, 1834
Vermont, USA
Death: Jun. 18, 1922
Sanpete County
Utah, USA

Pioneer of 1847 Dies at His Home

Funeral services for George Smith Rust, Salt Lake Valley pioneer of 1847 and early settler of Manti were held in the North Ward Chapel Tuesday afternoon with interment in the city cemetery. Mr. Rust died Sunday morning at his home here.

Mr. Rust was as born January 23, 1834 at Lowell, Vt., the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Walker Rust. He was wall baptized in the Mississippi river near Nauvoo by the prophet Joseph Smith in 1843. He started in 1847 to cross the plains with his father, his mother having died several years previous. When the call came for the Mormon battalion the father volunteared and left George to make his way across the plains with the Halto family in Daniel Spencers company. He arrived in Salt Lake valley in September 1847. Since that time he has been on the front, pioneering and helping build up he the towns and cities in Utah. He filled two missions in the eastern states and labored 21 years in the Manti temple. Together with his wife he completed the temple work for more than 5000 of their kindred who are dead.

He is survived by his wife, five sons and two daughters.

The services Tuesday were conducted by Bishop R. N. Peterson. The speakers were President Lewis Anderson, P. H. Madsen, and Bishop Peterson. John Lowry offered the opening prayer. C. F. Cox Sr. said the benediction, the ward choir rendered the appropriate music. Mrs. Nephi L. Cottom sang, "I'll Go Where You Want Me To Go Dear Lord."

Alma Johnson dedicated the grave.

Published in the Manti Messenger 1922-06-23

Son of William Walker Rust and Mary Thurston Rand.

Family links: 
  William Walker Rust (1807 - 1894)
  Eliza Sophia Brown Rust (1838 - 1930)
  Sabra Jane Beckstead Hatch (1853 - 1946)*
  George Brown Rust (1856 - 1947)*
  Laura Etta Rust Beal (1858 - 1930)*
  William Slauson Rust (1867 - 1952)*
  Sidney Orlando Rust (1871 - 1902)*
  David Dexter Rust (1874 - 1963)*
  Leroy "W" Rust (1879 - 1969)*
*Calculated relationship
Manti Cemetery
Sanpete County
Utah, USA
Maintained by: Stephen Olsen
Originally Created by: Kel
Record added: Nov 07, 2008
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George Smith Rust
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George Smith Rust
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George Smith Rust
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To a wonderful man who made my life possible...thank you Grandpa
- Valerie Buckman
 Added: May. 27, 2014

- Steve Perry
 Added: May. 15, 2009

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