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Eliza Jane Farnsworth Gilbert
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Birth: Mar. 2, 1872
Sevier County
Utah, USA
Death: Mar. 25, 1952
Duchesne County
Utah, USA

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Roosevelt LDS Stake chapel for Mrs. Eliza Jane Farnsworth Gilbert, 80, who died Tuesday at 6:20 a.m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Martha Shanks, from causes incident to age. She had been ill about five months. Bishop E.J. Nixon of the Roosevelt Second Ward will conduct the services.

Mrs. Gilbert was born March 2, 1872 in Richfield, a daughter of Stephen Martindale and Eliza Lewis Farnsworth. She was married to Leandrew Jackson Gilbert Dec. 30, 1891, in Joseph, Utah. The marriage was later sealed in the Manti Temple, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Mr. Gilbert died in 1905.

At the age of five, she moved with her family to Sevier where she lived until she was married. After that the couple moved to Ammon, Idaho where they lived until 1905, when she returned to Joseph. She worked in the Primary, Mutual Improvement Association, and served as Relief Society president. She moved to the Uintah Basin in 1915, settling in Arcadia where she served as president of the MIA, as a Primary teacher and as Relief Society magazine agent.

For the past seven years she had lived with her daughter in Roosevelt.

Surviving are two sons, Thomas M. Gilbert, Arcadia and John A. Gilbert, Roosevelt, now on a mission to Miami, Florida; three daughters, Mrs. Mittie G. Moore Young, Salt Lake City, Mrs. Alta G. Hill, Bountiful, and Mrs. Martha Shanks, Roosevelt; 46 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

Friends may call at the Olpin Mortuary Friday afternoon and evening and at the home of Mrs. Shanks from 10 a.m. Saturday until time of services.

Burial will be in the Roosevelt cemetery. The family requests that no flowers be sent and that those who would purchase floral offerings make a contribution to a fund that will establish and "In Memorium" plot in the Roosevelt Community Rose Garden.

Obituary appeared in Roosevelt Standard March 27, 1952

The following information provided by a descendant.

Eliza Jane was widowed in 1905 (when Leandrew Jackson Gilbert died of an appendicitis attack) and left with eight children--the eldest, 13, and the youngest, 2 months. Leaving Idaho, she took the children back "home" to Joseph, Utah; she later relocated with the children to the Uintah Basin, homesteading in Arcadia, Utah.

The following is a tribute to Eliza, written by her daughter-in-law Geneva Frost Gilbert:
"Grandma Gilbert, as all of us called her; it is with deep love and respect that we revere her name. We all called her Mother and Grandmother.

She was ambitious, kind, loving, and understanding in every way. Her home was a gathering place for family, friends, and neighbors, especially on Sunday. She never ran out of food,no matter how many came. Her supplies of bottled chicken, meat, pudding, fruits, and vegetables were ready at a moment's notice. I've never eaten homemade noodles as good as hers.

She was very modern in her later years as she tried out new recipes, made beautiful pieced quilts, and did beautiful crochet work. She left heirlooms to all her children, but greatest of all is the memories of a wonderful woman, a real pioneer and a true Latter-day Saint. Her example in life is an honor to all her posterity and one we would all do well to follow.
Family links: 
  Stephen Martindale Farnsworth (1809 - 1885)
  Esther Lewis Farnsworth (1831 - 1899)
  Leandrew Jackson Gilbert (1866 - 1905)*
  Ozza Leandrew Jackson Gilbert (1892 - 1950)*
  Mittie Vernessia Gilbert Moore Young (1894 - 1976)*
  Thomas Martindale Gilbert (1896 - 1973)*
  John Alma Gilbert (1897 - 1975)*
  John Alma Gilbert (1897 - 1975)*
  Curtis Glen Gilbert (1899 - 1900)*
  Martha Eliza Gilbert Shanks (1901 - 1977)*
  Melna Beatrice Gilbert Horrocks (1903 - 1938)*
  Alta Viola Gilbert Hill (1905 - 1982)*
  Alonzo Lafayette Farnsworth (1841 - 1931)**
  Albert Stephen Farnsworth (1844 - 1904)**
  Stephen Martindale Farnsworth (1847 - 1928)**
  Caroline Elizabeth Farnsworth Walker (1849 - 1927)**
  Cyrus Walter Farnsworth (1854 - 1894)**
  Franklin Wallace Farnsworth (1856 - 1929)*
  Harriet Nancy Farnsworth Thorne (1856 - 1920)**
  Clarinda Farnsworth (1857 - 1857)*
  Cosmelia Ellen Farnsworth Ogilvie (1859 - 1919)**
  Reuben Richard Farnsworth (1859 - 1937)**
  Viola Farnsworth Shelton (1861 - 1922)*
  Milford Bard Farnsworth (1863 - 1939)*
  Curtis Bradford Farnsworth (1865 - 1927)*
  Olivia Driggs Farnsworth Powell (1867 - 1947)*
  Joseph Farnsworth (1869 - 1944)*
  Eliza Jane Farnsworth Gilbert (1872 - 1952)
  Benjamin Farnsworth (1875 - 1925)*
*Calculated relationship
Roosevelt Memorial Park
Duchesne County
Utah, USA
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Originally Created by: L. Isom
Record added: Jun 03, 2011
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Eliza Jane <i>Farnsworth</i> Gilbert
Added by: L. Isom
Eliza Jane <i>Farnsworth</i> Gilbert
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