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 John William Arnold, Sr

John William Arnold, Sr

Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Death 26 Nov 1952 (aged 86)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot 07 169 1
Memorial ID 59224 · View Source
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Salt Lake Tribune, November 27, 1952:
"John William Arnold, 86, 4970 Glenn St. [Murray, UT] died in a Salt Lake Hospital Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. after a lingering illness.

He was born May 1, 1866, in Salt Lake City, a son of John and Mary Ann Snarr Arnold. He married Elizabeth Lyon Dec. 10, 1894, in Salt Lake City. She died April 27, 1948.

Mr. Arnold was a native of Salt Lake County and worked at the Murray Smelter at an early age for about 10 years.

He drove mule cars in Salt Lake City and was employed by the old Utah Light and Rail Co. He drove the only freight and express line between Salt Lake City, Murray, Midvale, and Sandy for many years.

He was caretaker for the Murray City Park when it was first developed.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Bertha Munro, Los Angeles; Mrs. J. Earl (Roxy) Peterson, Berkley, Cal.; and Mrs. Wilford F. (Eva) Webb, Murray; three sons, Lewis and John LeRoy Arnold, both of Salt Lake City; and Roland Arnold, Murray; 18 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Ed (Ann) Wilson, Ogden.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 1 p.m. at 4750 S. State where friends may call Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday prior to services. Burial will be in Murray City Cemetery."

Married #1. Annie Marie Sollis, Aug. 26, 1889 in Salt Lake City, UT; divorced June 2, 1892.
Children: John William Arnold Jr. (Raised by his
maternal grandparents and assumed the last name of Sollis).
Bertha Arnold Munro

Married #2. Elizabeth Baxter Lyon, Dec. 10, 1894, in Salt Lake City, UT.
Children: Harriet Roxy Arnold Peterson
Leo Lyon Arnold
George Richard Arnold
Lewis Arnold
John LeRoy Arnold
Eva Grace Arnold Webb
Norman Harlan Arnold
Roland Arnold
Josephine Arnold




  • Maintained by: Jeanne VM Borsani
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 59224
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John William Arnold, Sr (1 May 1866–26 Nov 1952), Find A Grave Memorial no. 59224, citing Murray City Cemetery, Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Jeanne VM Borsani (contributor 47167187) .