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 William Smith Jex

William Smith Jex

Birth
Norfolk, England
Death 23 Jan 1947 (aged 77)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
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Memorial ID 126212 · View Source
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MURRAY - William Smith Jex, 77, retired sexton of Murray city cemetery died of a heart ailment Thursday in a Salt Lake hospital. Mr. Jex was appointed assistant sexton for life in lieu of a pension, unprovided for in Murray city ordinances, when he retired in 1942 after 27 years service.
He was born April 12, 1869, in Norfolk, England, and came to the United States when he was 21 years old, settling in Salt Lake City first, and in 1914 moving to Murray where he had since resided.
He married Fanny Elizabeth Hewitt in Salt Lake City in 1896, and after her death in 1928 married Alice Edmonds Jones in 1935.
The second Mrs. Jex survives him as do the following six sons and one daughter. Hewitt M. Jex, Granite; Leonard and Maurice W. Jex, Salt Lake City; Fred W. Jex, Blackfoot; Wilford Jex, Union; Lawrence S. Jex, Cottonwood and Mrs. Lucy F. Van Sickle, Nampa. There are 21 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be conducted at South Cottonwood ward Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Monday at 12:30 p.m. Burial will be in Murray City Cemetery.

Salt Lake Tribune (UT) January 24, 1947.


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  • Maintained by: Blaine & Elaine Berger
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 126212
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Smith Jex (12 Apr 1869–23 Jan 1947), Find A Grave Memorial no. 126212, citing Murray City Cemetery, Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Blaine & Elaine Berger (contributor 47012201) .