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 Lydia <I>Lyman</I> Finlinson

Lydia Lyman Finlinson

Original Name Lydia Lyman
Birth
Oak City, Millard County, Utah, USA
Death 18 May 1958 (aged 73)
Payson, Utah County, Utah, USA
Burial Oak City, Millard County, Utah, USA
Plot A-13-4
Memorial ID 69412 · View Source
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Daughter of Edward Leo Lyman and Mary Miranda Callister

Married Leo Finlinson, 3 Oct 1907, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Children - Grant Lyman Finlinson, Virginia Finlinson, Clara Finlinson, Isobel Finlinson, Leo Lyman Finlinson, Maidie Finlinson, Julia Finlinson, Richard Lyman Finlinson

The Salt Lake Tribune (Salt Lake City, Utah) 19 May 1958, page 51.

OAK CITY, Millard County - Lydia Lyman Finlinson, 73, died in a Payson hospital early Sunday after a short illness. Born Aug 11, 1884, Oak City, to Edward Leo and Mary Miranda* Callister Lyman. Married Leo Finlinson Oct 3 1907, Salt Lake Temple, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Owner, operator Oak City Cash Store 25 years. Active in LDS Church.

Survivors: husband; sons, daughters. Mrs Read S. (Maidie) Arnold, Salt Lake City; Grant L., L. Lyman, Oak City; Mrs. Milo C. (Virginia) Moody, Mrs. Ferron (Julia) Bliss, Spanish Fork; Mrs Joe W. (Clara) Atkin, Phoenix, Ariz,; Mrs Rymal G. (Isobel) Williams, Cedar City; Richard L., Paul, Idaho; 41 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; three brothers.

Funeral Wednesday, 1 p.m. Oak City LDS Ward chapel.

History - Whoever thought that women in early Utah were timid stay-at-home women never met Grandma Lydia. She was one of 10 children, who always had a project to earn money going. As a teenager and young adult she knitted stockings to earn money. After her marriage she raised chickens to have her own ‘more discretionary' funds. She and her husband Leo raised 8 children, and an occasional relative. She worked on the farm with her husband, kept a vegetable garden, and grew roses and peonies which she sold on ‘Decoration Day' to people who came from other towns to purchase flowers for their family graves.

She owned and ran the Oak City Cash Store, was the Postmistress and served on the City Council. She made quilt tops at her store during the more quiet winter months, then invited the women in town to her home on her birthday in August where she would prepare them a lunch and they would help her quilt her quilts. Her pies were legendary. She would make 20 pies then go to the store to work. She sewed and knitted for her family and was President of the Band Parents. She died before her husband in 1958.


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  • Maintained by: Diane Finlinson Miller
  • Originally Created by: SMSmith
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 69412
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lydia Lyman Finlinson (11 Aug 1884–18 May 1958), Find A Grave Memorial no. 69412, citing Oak City Cemetery, Oak City, Millard County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Diane Finlinson Miller (contributor 47733186) .