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 Leo Finlinson

Leo Finlinson

Oak City, Millard County, Utah, USA
Death 24 Oct 1967 (aged 83)
Orem, Utah County, Utah, USA
Burial Oak City, Millard County, Utah, USA
Plot A-13-5
Memorial ID 69413 · View Source
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Son of George Finlinson and Susan Trimble

Married Lydia Lyman, 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

Obituary - OAK CITY, Millard County - Leo Finlinson, 83, Oak City, died of natural causes Oct. 24. Born Nov 2, 1883, Oak City, to George and Susan Trimble Finlinson.

Married Lydia Lyman, Oct. 3, 1907, Salt Lake LDS Temple. She died. Farmer, rancher, Member LDS Church.

Survivors: sons, daughters, Grant, Leo, Both Oak City; Richard, Mesa, Ariz.; Mrs. Read S. (Maidie) Arnold, Granger; Mrs. Milo C. (Virginia) Moody, Spanish Fork; Mrs. Joe W. (Clara) Atkin, Prescott, Ariz.; Mrs. Rymal G. (Isobel) Williams, Cedar City; Mrs. Ferron L. (Julia) Bliss, Spanish Fork; 47 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren; brothers, Ray, Joshua, both Oak City.

Funeral Saturday 11 a.m. Oak City LDS Ward Chapel where friends call Saturday after 9 a.m.

The Salt Lake Tribune (Salt Lake City, Utah) 27 October 1967, page 36

From Book: “Echoes of the Sage and Cedars” – A Centennial History of Oak City, Utah 1868-1969; Compiled by Margaret W. Roger, p. 331-332

Leo Finlinson, the eighth child of George and Susan Trimble Finlinson was born 2 November 1883 at Oak City, Utah.

He grew up in a fine home under the guiding care of good Latter-day Saint parents who loved the gospel and taught it to their children by example as well as precept.

Since he was part of a large family and they were not too well off financially, he and others of his family were taught to work hard and to be thrifty. This he has done all of his life. He has always admonished his children to “Look around and see what there is to be done, don’t wait to be told.”

Leo was a successful farmer and cattlemen and has taken special pride in his fine gardens and fields. He delighted in giving of his farm produce to friends who called at his home.

He was blessed with a wonderful companion, Lydia Lyman, daughter of Edward Leo Lyman and Mary Miranda* Callister. She was born 11 August 1884, at Oak City, Utah. They were married 3 October 1907, in the Salt Lake Temple.

Leo and Lydia reared a family of eight: Maidie, Grant L., Virginia, Clara, L. Lyman, Isabel, Julia and Richard.

Lydia owned and operated the Oak City Cash Store for twenty-five years. She was ambitious and in addition to the store and home, she made most of her daughter’s dresses and many beautiful quilts. She taught the social science lessons in Relief Society which brought her a great deal of enjoyment.

Lydia always enjoyed gathering sayings which expressed a motivating philosophy of life. She stimulated great goals in others by sharing these sayings.

Leo and Lydia’s main desire in life was to rear a family with high Latter-day Saint ideals. Their children were taught to pray. They all cherish the memory of gathering around the kitchen table each morning for family prayers. They were also taught to accept any job they were asked to do, both at home and in the Church.

There was fun and laughter in Leo and Lydia’s home. Many tense situations were eased by a “home-made joke” or some little saying such as: “It’s a poor pie that won’t grease its own tin.” and “Keep pullin’ Ralph.”

On the 3rd day of October 1957, they celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary along with Leo’s brother Joshua and wife Ida. For the occasion Lydia wore her lovely wedding gown, which she had designed fifty years earlier. Their many friends and relatives greeted them at a reception. Their lives were full and joyous.

Lydia died May 18, 1958 at Oak City**, Utah and is buried in the Oak City Cemetery.

After Lydia’s passing, “Grandpa Fin” spent time with his grandchildren and taught them to sing the songs he had taught his children. The grandchildren always enjoyed “Grandpa Fin’s” companionship as he showed them the family of small pigs, gathered eggs or let them ride the horse.

Leo lived on some years. He died October 24, 1967 at Orem, Utah and is buried beside his beloved wife.




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