George Gifford Weston (1848 - 1917)

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Birthplace: Somerset, England
Death: Died in Laketown, Rich, Utah
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About George Gifford Weston

(son of Nehemiah Weston, born July 19, 1820, West Harptree, and Roseanna Gifford, born February 24, 1821, Fairwood [Wellow], both in Somersetshire, England; later of Rich County, Utah, married September 29, 1845). He was born September 9, 1848, at Coley (Woolley), East Harptree, Somersetshire. Came to Utah September 2, 1868, Simpson M. Molen company.

   Married:	Emma Robinson October 26, 1874 (daughter of George Robinson, born May 15, 1824, and Sarah Craven, born April 29, 1830, married 1849, Bradford, Yorkshire, England; both came to Utah in October, 1873). She was born at Clayton, Yorkshire, England, January 10, 1852, died April 24, 1898. Came to Utah with parents.
   Their children:
           Lovinia born September 3, 1875, married Frederick Barker September 25, 1900;
           George N. born December 29, 1876, married Rose Linjenquist December 23, 1908;
           John Henry born January 4, 1878, married Bessie E. Barker September 12, 1906;
           Emma Sarah born August 30, 1879, married Clarence E. Cheney September 12, 1906;
           Albert Robinson born December 16, 1880;
           Lydia Ann born September 9, 1882, married DeWitt Johnson June 6, 1906;
           Elizabeth Anna born April 21, 1884;
           Thomas Gifford born July 18, 1885, married Ethel Kearl June 6, 1906;
           Ella Sylvia born August 9, 1892;
           Eva Loretta born September 20, 1895;
           Lucy R. born April 24, 1898.
   Family home Laketown, Utah.

Worked on Union Pacific and Central Pacific Railroads in 1868-69. Settled at Laketown 1869. School trustee; director in two irrigation companies. High Priest; ward teacher. Sources:

   Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah photographs, page 639
   Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, page 1240
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1848
September 7, 1848
Somerset, England
1917
September 14, 1917
Age 69
Laketown, Rich, Utah
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Laketown, Rich, Utah