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 James Richardson Proudfoot

James Richardson Proudfoot

Birth
Scotland
Death 4 Mar 1925 (aged 67)
Kaysville, Davis County, Utah, USA
Burial Kaysville, Davis County, Utah, USA
Plot 5-42-B-2
Memorial ID 121225 · View Source
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CARRIED MAIL FOR 38 YEARS; NEVER TARDY

James Richardson Proudfoot, prominent in Woodman of the World Lodge circles, who has carried the mail in Kaysville since 1887 without being late on one occasion, died Wednesday, March 4, at his home in Kaysville of heart trouble and the other infirmities of age.

Born in Berwick 'on Tweed, Scotland, May 3, 1857, he was the son of James and Alice Richardson Proudfoot. He was married to Mary Jane Wigglesworth in the Bradford (England) Catherdral in 1877 - and in 1884, came to Utah living in Ogden for two years and then removing to Kaysville.

The Proudfoots were the parents of eight children, one of whom Franklyn J. Proudfoot, survives. He is also survived by his widow.
Mr. Proudfoot was a charter member of Abe Lincoln Camp No. 707 of the Woodmen of the World and formerly an active member of the Scotch Social Club.

Mr. Proudfoot was a pioneer barber in Davis county. He is mourned by a host of friends, both old and young. He was noted for his jovial disposition and his love for children.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday in the Kaysville Tabernacle with bishop Frank Hyde officiating.

Salt Lake Tribune (UT) March 6, 1925



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  • Maintained by: SMSmith
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 121225
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Richardson Proudfoot (3 May 1857–4 Mar 1925), Find A Grave Memorial no. 121225, citing Kaysville City Cemetery, Kaysville, Davis County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by SMSmith (contributor 46491005) .