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Thomas Levi Whittle

Birthplace: Mersea Township, Essex County, Ontario, Canada
Death: Died in Richmond, Cache, Utah, USA
Immediate Family:

Husband of Mary Amelia Whittle
Father of Mary Etta Whittle; John Casper Whittle; Emmeline Whittle; Olive Amelia Whittle; George Page Whittle and 4 others

Managed by: Michael Bonter
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About Thomas Levi Whittle

Wikipedia Biographical Summary:

"...Thomas Levi Whittle (May 21, 1812 – July 3, 1868) was an early Mormon pioneer who crossed the American Great Plains in the mid-19th century among the first company of pioneers to enter and settle near Salt Lake City, Utah Territory..."

"...Whittle was born to Thomas Whittle and Elizabeth Levi in Mersea Township, Essex County, Upper Canada. Whittle married Mary Amelia Fullmer in 1833, and after a few years, moved to Detroit, Michigan. Whittle and his family heard Mormonism preached by early LDS missionaries, and on November 22, 1837, Whittle and his wife were baptized members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by Zera Pulsipher..."

"...Whittle and his family made the journey to Winter Quarters, Nebraska to what is now the state of Utah among the very first pioneers to enter the Salt Lake Valley. The family traveled with the 2nd Company, 2nd Division under the leadership of Heber C. Kimball. They arrived September 20, 1848..."

"...Whittle was called on a mission in 1849 and headed to California. The following year, Whittle was assigned to the Sandwich Islands, now called the Hawaiian Islands. Whittle arrived in Honolulu on December 12, 1850 with nine other LDS missionaries: Henry W. Bigler, Hiram Blackwell, George Q. Cannon, Hiram Clark, John Dixon, Wm. Farrer, James Hawkins, James Keeler, and Thomas Morris. The small group of missionaries arrived aboard a small whaling vessel called the Imaum of Muscat. The mission to the Sandwich Islands did not last long for Whittle and some of his companions as the Hawaiian language and reception proved very difficult. Whittle returned home and the Whittle family moved to Herriman, Utah. Later, the Whittle family helped settle Richmond, Utah. Whittle died July 3, 1868. To pay tribute to Whittle, the Utah Territorial flag was flown at half-staff on July 4, 1868..."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Thomas Levi Whittle', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 4 February 2012, 15:59 UTC, <> [accessed 6 February 2012]

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Thomas Levi Whittle's Timeline

May 21, 1812
Mersea Township, Essex County, Ontario, Canada
December 9, 1833
Age 21
Mersea Township, Essex County, Ontario, Canada
Age 20
May 28, 1835
Age 23
Mersea Township, Essex County, Ontario, Canada
July 8, 1837
Age 25
Mersea Township, Essex County, Ontario, Canada
June 10, 1840
Age 28
Nauvoo, IL, USA
March 21, 1843
Age 30
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, USA
March 7, 1845
Age 32
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, U.S.A.
September 18, 1853
Age 41
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, U.S.A.
November 10, 1855
Age 43
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, U.S.A.