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George F. Timms

Virginia, USA
Death 1 Feb 1921 (aged 77)
Roosevelt, Duchesne County, Utah, USA
Burial Myton, Duchesne County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 171205598 · View Source
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Pioneer of Uintah Basin Succumbs at Roosevelt - Was Resident of Uintah Basic for Eighteen Years

Colonel George F. Timms died in his room at Roosevelt last Monday night almost suddenly. Just a few minutes before, he complained of not feeling well and sat down to rest. He knew he was going, because he said goodbye to those near him and went to sleep.

Although in his usual health Col. Timms must have felt for weeks that the end was near. To Myton friends who visited him he talked of death and declared he was waiting for it. In fact he was ready to welcome it. His work here was finished, he had lived a good life, he had kept the faith. What more was here for him? He considered Myton his home and his frequent expressed wish was that his body rest in Myton cemetery. "I would like to sleep and rest" he said "in the same cemetery with my old friends Haydon Calvert and Judge Frost." The body is here now and they are waiting to hear from Charles Timms, of Washington city, the colonel's only son. It may be that Charles will want to take his father back to Washington and bury him by the side of Mrs. Timms who died several years ago.

Eighteen years ago Col. Timms came here to prospect for precious metals and before he got through he was familiar with mountain and valley, gorge and gulch, peak and spire from the Bookcliffs to the Uintahs and from Rangely to the Wasatch. He finally found what he thought was a rich copper deposit near Ouray and for years he has spent thousands of dollars developing it. To date it has not paid, but it is believed money will yet be made out of it. For some time the colonel has not been in active control. Col. Beusse and associates, of George and Utah are now in control. At the last election by stockholders Col. Timms was made vice president.

He was an old fashioned southern gentleman. As far as we know he had no enemies. We never heard that he gave offense to anyone. He loved little children and many a boy and girl of Myton will miss his gifts and kindly smile.

About 83 years ago George F. Timms was born in Washington D.C. and as above stated he came here 18 years ago. When his wife died he had left only his son Charles, who has long held a responsible position in the war department. When the civil war broke out Colonel Timms enlisted in the Confederate army. The title of colonel was not given for services in the civil war but in the national guard. He was a Christian but to what church he belonged we do not know. While in Myton he was a worshipper at the Presbyterian church.

As we go to press a wire comes from Charles at Washington asking his father's wish to be buried in Myton be gratified. The funeral will be in the Presbyterian church tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock. [From Myton Free Press, Myton, UT - February 3, 1921]

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 171205598
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for George F. Timms (Mar 1843–1 Feb 1921), Find A Grave Memorial no. 171205598, citing Myton Cemetery, Myton, Duchesne County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Rob Dwyer (contributor 47540604) .