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 Floyd William “Bill” Frint

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Floyd William “Bill” Frint

  • Birth 20 May 1904 Belleville, Republic County, Kansas, USA
  • Death 27 Nov 1975 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
  • Burial Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
  • Plot Northmont Park
  • Memorial ID 77209538

Written by his own hand

The history of my grandparents I know very little except that my Fathers line came from Germany. He was of Scottish, Irish and German descent. My mothers parents came from Sweden.

I was born in Bellville, Kansas, the son of Thomas Richard Frint & Matilda Catherine Printz Frint. I have three sisters older than I and one younger. During the early part of my life in this small farming community I received my religious training at home and church services which was held in a school house. The religion taught there was of no special sect. Because the people in the community belonged to different religions, they formed a community church. My parents as far as I know did not belong to any religion. Although my Grandmother on my mothers side spent many hours reading the bible.

My uncle who lived about five miles away was the leader or head of a church. I do not know much about their religion except they were very strict with their children to attend meetings, which were held in their home. They believed in sending their children on missions as we do.

(Story of leaving his place)
At nine years of age we left Kansas and moved to Florida. Where we lived on a fruit farm near Orlando, Fla. Here as in Kansas we had a community Sunday School and services. I attended Sunday school there which was held in an old empty house. (Which according to many was supposed to be haunted. But it was large and made an excellent place to hold meetings.) Here I was awarded a New Testament for attendance of which I still have.

Later we moved from the farm into the city. Here I attended the Baptist church except when we young folks wanted a little amusement we went to the holy-roller meetings. It was about this time that I stopped drinking coffee of which I had been partly raised on from a baby. (My grandmother and mother being Swedish.) Later I stopped drinking tea and also cocoa. The later of which I have not continued to refrain from.

I may say here that my parents always encouraged me to not drink and smoke of which I did very little of. At the age of 20 years a close friend of mine and his brother decided we would leave Florida and see some of the United States. (By the way his brother belonged to the Baptist church.)

His sister and husband who was there on a visit from Colorado wanted us to take them home. We spent about two months on the road stopping at different places and visiting friends and relatives. After spending a few weeks in their homestead in Colorado, money running low, we decided to go to Rollins, Wyo. to see if we could find work. Leaving one of our cars at his place the three of us boys started out. After going about 50 miles I saw a sign saying 287 miles to Salt Lake City, arrow pointing back the way we had come. I suggested going there. No more said then done. We turned around and headed for Salt Lake City. We missed a few meals not anticipating going so far. The roads being bad, it took us two days to get here. We camped on Parleys summit and early in the morning we proceeded on to Salt Lake.

There had been several comments about Salt Lake being connected with the Mormons. In Parleys canyon we saw the hermit that used to live this side of the reservoir. I commented that I would bet he was a Mormon being that he had long hair and whiskers. (Not thinking Mormons could be young people.) Smoky city. We went around asking to see a Mormon. We went to the Baptist church and the Mormon church and they were praying. We went to Seattle. There our landlady took us to a Baptist convention. There the preacher was warning every one about the awful Mormons. I told them they were miss-informed. I joined the church July 26, 1925.

Went back to Salt Lake on to Florida for 1 year. Went to a Latter-Day-Saint meeting in Florida. Came back to Utah. Met my wife, Nora Black,and was married July 2, 1927.

[Floyd changed his name to William after he joined the Church. He was a carpenter and Mill worker]

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  • Created by: Marla Frint Kirby
  • Added: 27 Sep 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 77209538
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Floyd William “Bill” Frint (20 May 1904–27 Nov 1975), Find A Grave Memorial no. 77209538, citing Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Marla Frint Kirby (contributor 47202077) .