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 Showman Doyle Longsdorf

Showman Doyle Longsdorf

Birth
Pennsylvania, USA
Death 9 Jan 1935 (aged 77)
Mount Pleasant, Sanpete County, Utah, USA
Burial Mount Pleasant, Sanpete County, Utah, USA
Plot A_154_3_7
Memorial ID 141103 · View Source
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Showman D. Longsdorf, 77, prominent business man and a former member of the North Sanpete board of education, died at the family home after a long illness of heart trouble and complications.
Mr. Longsdorf was born in Churchtown Pa., (Lancaster or Cumberland County), the eldest son of August E. & Katherine E. Wonderly (Wunderlich) Longsdorf. He came to Utah in 1886 and was employed in Salt Lake City by the Denver & Rio Grande railroad. Later he was associated with the Applegate & Bushby Commission company and the E. G. Heinz Mercantile company. In 1897 he entered business in Mt. Pleasant with Carl Mauck of Salt Lake City and later founded the B. D. Longsdorf Commission house. He also became associated with his brother-in-law, the late Andrew C. Madsen, in the Madsen & Longsdorf Implement company. He retired from active business in 1933 because of ill health. He was elected a member of the North Sanpete board of education in 1924 and served two four-year terms. While on the school board he served three years as a member of the state board of control for athletics in region 4. He was one of the oldest members of B. P. O. E. lodge No. 849 of Provo. He was married in Salt Lake City October 7, 1919, to Miss Hilda Madsen of Mt. Pleasant, who survives him.
He is also survived by the following brothers and sisters; Michel H. Longsdorf, Kansas City, Mo; Mrs. Emma Gardner, Harrisburg, Pa.; Mrs. J. Holmes Moore, Harrisburg, Va.; Mrs. Levi Cook, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Mrs. Elizabeth Wageck, Ponca City, Okla.; and William L. Longsdorf, Witchita, Kansas.


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  • Maintained by: Love My Ancestors
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 141103
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Showman Doyle Longsdorf (12 Apr 1857–9 Jan 1935), Find A Grave Memorial no. 141103, citing Mount Pleasant City Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, Sanpete County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Love My Ancestors (contributor 47233390) .