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 George Theobald

George Theobald

Birth
Newport, Isle of Wight Unitary Authority, Isle of Wight, England
Death 3 Feb 1942 (aged 93)
Benjamin, Utah County, Utah, USA
Burial Hinckley, Millard County, Utah, USA
Plot 06 15 04
Memorial ID 69960 · View Source
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Aged Pioneer Passes

George Theobald aged 93 died Tuesday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs Julia Herbert of Benjamin, Utah, from causes incident to age.
He was born at Newport, Isle of Wight, England, May 22, 1848, to William and Martha Lane Theobald With his father's family he came to Utah arriving in Salt Lake City Oct. 3, 1851 crossing the plains in John Murdock's company. He experienced many hardships and privations the Saints had to pass thru in the early days of Utah. The first years they lived on greens made of nettle, pigweed and thistle without any bread. Clothing was as scarce as their food. He remembered very vividly tho only 9 years old, the coming of Johnson's Army into Utah. His mother died when he was twelve years old. In 1861 his father was called to settle the Dixie country and he went down there with the family, settling at Duncan's Retreat and Toquerville. During his young manhood he was enlisted in the militia to help protect the settlers from the Plede Indians who were always on the war path. Among the many important expeditions he accompanied Jacob Hamblin on his peace mission to the Indians, thru the southern part of Utah and to the Colorado river, being gone all winter. He went out with James Andrews company to recover the bodies of McIntyre and Whitmore who were killed by Indians near Pipe Springs. He also went with a posse to recover the bodies of Berry, his wife and another man who were killed by Indians.
March 18, 1884 he was married to Naomi R. Tanner. They lived in Duncan till 1887 when they moved to Hinckley, which has been his home ever since. Twelve children were born to them. The surviving are Mrs Julia Herbert of Benjamin, Utah; Mrs Martha Gabbitas of Springville, and Fay Theobald of Hinckley, Utah. One sister, Amelia Slack of Toquerville. Also thirty-four grandchildren, 33 great grand-children, and 31 great-great-grandchildren. He has three grandsons and three great grandsons serving for the U.S.
He was a stalwart, dependable citizen and a worthy member of the L. D. S. church.
Funeral services will be held in the Hinckley ward chapel at 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb 7. The remains will lay In state from 10 o'clock to 1230 Saturday at the home of his son Fay Theobald at Hinckley.



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  • Maintained by: Trina
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 69960
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Theobald (22 May 1848–3 Feb 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 69960, citing Hinckley City Cemetery, Hinckley, Millard County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Trina (contributor 47086089) .