Charles Augustus “Gus” Streeper

Charles Augustus “Gus” Streeper

Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Death 21 Jun 1924 (aged 71)
Idaho Falls, Bonneville County, Idaho, USA
Burial Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
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Charles Augustus (Gus) Streeper was born 23 Sep 1852 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, the seventh and last child of Wilkinson Streeper (1809-1856) and Matilda Wells (1815-1892). His siblings are: Josephine (George Chase) (1835-1894), William Henry (Mary Amelia Richards) Streeper 1837-1930), Mary Catherine (Hugh Dougall) (1842-1911), George Wells Streeper (1844-1844), John Wilkinson (Polly (Mary Ann) Felsham) Streeper(1846-1910, Matilda (Jacob Houtz) Streeper (1848-1928).
His parents were baptized members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1840 and made the trek to Utah in 1851 in the Easton Kelsey Company.
They settled in Salt Lake City. Gus' father was a carpenter. Wilkinson died 16 Jan 1856 when Gus was three years old. His mother sold her home to Brigham Young and moved with her children to Springville, Utah, Utah. His mother, Matilda, married William Wordsworth in 1857.
The 1860 US census show him as Augustus Wordsworth in the household of William and Matilda Wordsworth in Springville, Utah.
The 1870 Census list him as a farm helper in the household of his brother William Streeper and wife Mary in Centerville, Utah. The marriage of Matilda and William Wordsworth didn't work out.
In later years Matilda married Apostle Erastas Snow.
Gus went to Idaho where he owned many acres of farm and ranch land in South East Idaho. He homesteaded in Antelope east of Ririe, Idaho.

(Charles A. Streeper of Antelope, Idaho who on April 21, 1915, made Homestead entry Serial No. 018245 for the SE 1/4 SW 1/4, S 1/2 SE1/4, Sec 22: SW 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec 23; NW 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec 26; N 1/2 NE 1/4, NE 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec 27, Township 2 North, Range 42 East, Boise Meridian, to make final 3 year proof. Paper: Idaho Falls times Idaho Falls Idaho: Date: Thursday September 21, 1916, Page: 7.)

He raised many cattle and was considered a wealthy and sucsessful farmer in the area. He made several trips to Omaha and Denver selling cattle.

One summer day about 1895 a stranger to Margaret Hargraves Heyrend's children pulled into her backyard. He drove a span of fiery bay gildons. He unloaded flour, bacon, eggs, and canned goods, then went on. This stranger was Gus Streeper. What single mom trying to support a family wouln't love a man like that.

Margaret and Gus were married 18 Jan 1899. This made a wonderful new life for Margaret, as he provided for her and her children, and he enjoyed the wonderful meals she cooked for him.
Even though Gus never had children of his own, he was a father to Margaret's children.
Gus and Margaret moved to Idaho Falls, Idaho the later years of their lives. Gus died 21 Jun 1924 in Idaho Falls, Idaho and was buried in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Details For Marriage ID#9587
Groom Last Name: STREEPER
Groom First Name: Charles A.
Groom Residence: Rudy
Bride Last Name: HEYREND
Bride First Name: Margaret
Bride Residence: Leorin
Place: Blackfoot
Date: 18 Jan 1899
County of Record: Bingham
State: Idaho
Volume: 1
Page: 132

1900 US Census
Charles Augustus Streeper
Rudy, Fremont, Idaho
Birthplace: Utah
Occupation: Farmer
Married: 1 year
Wife: Margaret Streeper age 46
Stepson: Wilford F. Heyrend age 15
Stepdaughter: Eunice C. Heyrend age 12
Boarder: Charles Hanson

1910 US Census
Rudy, Fremont, Idaho, USA
Head: Charles A. Streeper Age 58
Birthplace: Utah
Occupation: Farmer
Birthyear (estimated) 1852
Wife: Margaret Streeper Age 56
Stepson:Wilfred Heyrend Age 26

1920 US Census
Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, USA
Head: Charles A Streeper Age 67
Birth year (estimated) 1853
Birthplace: Utah
Occupation: Rancher
Wife: Margaret Streeper Age 66

Publication Title:
Idaho Falls, Idaho, City Directory, 1921
Name: Charles A Streeper
Gender: Male
Residence Year: 1921
Street address: 148 S Placer ax
Residence Place: Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA
Occupation: Farmer
Spouse: Margaret Streeper

Utah 1856 State Census:
Name: Charles A Streeper
State: Utah
County: Salt Lake County
Township: 14th Ward Great Salt Lake City
Year: 1856
Page: 402
Database: Utah 1856 Statehood Index

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Augustus “Gus” Streeper (23 Nov 1852–21 Jun 1924), Find A Grave Memorial no. 114659257, citing Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Simmons Family (contributor 47450990) .