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 Pierre Apollinare Droubay, III

Pierre Apollinare Droubay, III

Birth
Denain, Departement du Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Death 5 Aug 1883 (aged 48)
Tooele, Tooele County, Utah, USA
Burial Tooele, Tooele County, Utah, USA
Plot 1-21-1
Memorial ID 88673 · View Source
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Pierre A. and Josephine (Blondiaux) Droubay became residents of Utah in 1864. After a year spent in Salt Lake City they removed to Buena Vista, where they lived for three years, and then took up their abode at what is now Lincoln, remaining at that place for seven years. Their next removal took them to Erda.

Pierre was a farmer and sheepman, active and energetic in business, possessing sound judgment and indefatigable enterprise.

He passed away in the year 1883, and in his death the community lost a valued and representative citizen.

He had served as justice of the peace for a number of years and his decisions were strictly fair and impartial. He also enjoyed the reputation of being the fastest longhand writer in the state.

He was the first man to raise alfalfa in Tooele county and he also raised fall wheat, securing the seed originally from France. This is known as Droubay wheat and is now extensively cultivated throughout Utah. Thus it was that Pierre A. Droubay initiated many movements which have been of material benefit to the state along the line of its upbuilding and advancement.



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  • Maintained by: Bonnie Huish
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 88673
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pierre Apollinare Droubay, III (1 Jan 1835–5 Aug 1883), Find A Grave Memorial no. 88673, citing Tooele City Cemetery, Tooele, Tooele County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Bonnie Huish (contributor 46938507) .