Charles Poynter

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Charles Poynter

  • Birth 14 Apr 1828 Worcestershire, England
  • Death 16 Aug 1909 Eureka, Juab County, Utah, USA
  • Burial Eureka, Juab County, Utah, USA
  • Memorial ID 70394

Parents; Joseph Pointer and Maria Barber

Death of Pioneer
Another old timer of the Tintic District has just answered the final summons. Charles Poynter who came here in 1871 having died on Monday evening. Mr. Poynter who has been an invalid for nine years as the result of a paralytic stroke was 81 years of age. He was born in Worchestershire, England and came to America at the age of 25 years settling in North Carolina. Later he moved to Virginia and then took up residence in Michigan. In April 1871 he came to Utah and located in Tintic moving his family here from Michigan about four months later. The early residence of the Poynter family was at Diamond which at that time was about the most important camp in Tintic. Charles Poynter was a butcher by trade but during the first years of his residence here he followed mining to some extent and located a valuable piece of ground in the neighborhood of the Centennal Eureka Mine. He conducted a meat market in Eureka for several years and was well known to all the older residents of the camp. Charles Poynter was an upright honest man one who had ideas of his own and was never afraid to express them. He was loyal to his old friend and was always ready to exchange experiences with the old timers of the camp. The deceased leaves three children. Two of them Jesse Poynter and Mrs. Bert Carter are residents of this city and the other daughter Mrs George Marshall resides near Worchestershire, England. The funeral services were conducted from the family residence on Wednesday afternoon. Rev. Wildman Murphy a former resident of this city officiating. The interment took place in the Silver City Cemetery under the direction of undertaker James Eustice. Mr. Poynter's body being laid to its last rest beside the body of his wife whose death occured several years ago.
"Eureka Reporter, August 20, 1909.
Thanks to FAG member Gloria Park for sending me this information.


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  • Maintained by: Rose
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 1 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 70394
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Poynter (14 Apr 1828–16 Aug 1909), Find A Grave Memorial no. 70394, citing Silver City Cemetery, Eureka, Juab County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Rose (contributor 47154809) .