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Charles Beal Westover

Birthdate: (91)
Birthplace: Licking View, Muskingum, Ohio, United States
Death: November 04, 1919 (91)
St. George, Washington County, Utah, United States
Place of Burial: St. George, Washington County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Alexander Westover and Electa Westover
Husband of Eliza Ann Haven and Mary Eliza Westover
Father of Charles Haven Westover; Oscar Fitzland Westover; Eliza Ann Redd; Harriet Azalia Grasey; Theresa Maria Knell and 12 others
Brother of Edwin Ruthvan Westover

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About Charles Beal Westover

Charles Beal Westover .. Birth: Nov. 25, 1827 Licking View Muskingum County Ohio, USA Death: Nov. 4, 1919 Saint George Washington County Utah, USA

Parents: Alexander Westover-father Electa Beal-mother

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868 Brigham Young Company (1848) Departure: 5 June 1848 Arrival: 20-24 September 1848 Age: 20

He traveled with: Electa Beal Westover 46 mother Edwin Ruthven Westover 23 brother Sarah Jane Burwell Westover 15 Edwin Lycurgus brother 3

Company Information: 1220 individuals were in the company when it began its journey from the outfitting post at Winter Quarters, Nebraska.

FIRST MAN MARRIED IN UTAH PASSES AWAY

Charles Westover, Sr. passed pacefully away in this city at about 11:30am, Monday Nov 3, 1919 of the infIrmities of old age. He managed to get about until the day before he died getting out onto the porch of his home to get his photograph taken along with his wife on the Friday preceding his death.

Charles Westover, Sr. was born at Licking, Ohio, Nov. 25, 1827, a son of Alexander and Electa Westover. His mother and brother joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and went to Winter Quarters, Charles accompanying them and being baptized into the church at Winter Quarters by Apostle Erastus Snow in the spring of 1848. He crossed the plains in Capt. Brigham Young's company and it was while crossing the plains that he met his first wife, Eliza Ann Haven, who was loading oxen when he first met her.

Mrs. Westover, whose memory is still very keen, relates what she considered the most exciting incident during the long toilsome journey as follows: The company were encamped near the Platte River when a very large herd of buffalo estimated at between four and five thousand came to the river to drink. The whole company were afraid that this vast number of animals might stamped in their direction and felt considerably relieved when they left. On arriving in Utah Mr. Westover settled in Great Salt Lake City.

When Apostle Erastus Snow was about to leave on a mission for Denmark in the fall of 1849, he asked young Westover to take charge of his place while he was away, and advised him to get married. Westover and Miss Haven were agreeable and they were married by President Brigham Young in Apostle Erastus Snow's house on Oct. 14, 1849.

They were the first couple to be married in Utah and celebrated the 70th anniversary of their wedding day on Oct. 14, this year.

Of this marriage there were 11 children, seven of whom are living, also 465 grandchildren, 67 great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren. The children are Charles Westover Jr. of Washington; Mrs. L. H. Redd of Bluff, San Juan Co.; Mrs. H. A. Gracey of San Francisco, Cal.; who is here taking care of her parents; Mrs. L. S. Conger of this city; William A. Westover of Washington; L. B. Westover of Lewiston, Utah; and Mrs. A. A. Paxman of Washington.

Besides this family a second wife and family are living at Huntington, Utah. They are: Mrs. Mary Shumway Westover, wife, two sons George and Alberto and two daughters, Mrs. Julia Rowley and Mrs. Louisa Johnson.

Mrs. Eliza Westover is the only person living who received her endowment in the Nauvoo Temple. She is 90 years old and enjoys good health. She spends most of her time knitting. Her memory Is very keen, but she Is deaf to a considerable extent. While her husband was engaged in the Indian War in the early days she melted lead in a spoon and made the bullets which he used.

Mr. Westover was granted an Indian War pension in June, 1918.

Mr. and Mrs. Westover came to St. George in the fall of 1861, being called to the Dixie Mission to settle this country. They moved to Pinto in 1869 and stayed there 13 years, moving thence to Washington where they resided until three years ago when they made their home here.

All the children by the first wife except Lewis were here with their father when he passed away.

Mr. Westover was of a kindly disposition and cheerful temperament. He suffered considerably toward the last with severe pains in his chest, but bore up with fortitude and looked longingly toward the end when he would go to meet his reward. He was faithful to the end and sought the consolation which his religion offered, feeling assured of a glorious home in the great beyond.

Funeral services will be held in the tabernacle this afternoon.

November 6, 1919 Washington County News, Utah


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Parents:
 Electa Beal Westover (1802 - 1889)

Spouses:
 Eliza Ann Haven Westover (1829 - 1923)
 Mary Eliza Shumway Westover (1836 - 1932)*

Children:
 Charles Westover (1850 - 1921)*
 Eliza Ann Westover Redd (1854 - 1938)*
 Thressia Maria Westover Knell (1859 - 1900)*
 Artemetia Westover Conger (1861 - 1926)*
 John Haven Westover (1863 - 1864)*
 George Henry Westover (1865 - 1941)*
 Lewis Burton Westover (1868 - 1966)*
 Minnie Westover Paxman (1870 - 1945)*
 Mary Louisa Westover Johnson (1870 - 1964)*
 Clara Ellen Westover (1873 - 1875)*
 Arthur Adelbert Westover (1876 - 1877)*
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Burial: Saint George City Cemetery Saint George Washington County Utah, USA Plot: B_5_4_6


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Charles Westover, Sr. passed peacefully away in this city at about 11:30 a.m. Monday Nov. 3, 1919, of the infIrmities of old age. He managed to get about until the day before he died getting out onto the porch of his home to get his photograph taken along with his wife on the Friday preceding his death.

Charles Westover, Sr. was born at Licking, Ohio, Nov. 25, 1827, a son of Alexander and Electa Westover. His mother and brother joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and went to Winter Quarters, Charles accompanying them and being baptized into the church at Winter Quarters by Apostle Erastus Snow in the spring of 1848. He crossed the plains in Capt. Brigham Young's company and it was while crossing the plains that he met his first wife, Eliza Ann Haven, who was loading oxen when he first met her.

Mrs. Westover, whose memory is still very keen, relates what she considered the most exciting incident during the long toilsome journey as follows: The company were encamped near the Platte River when a very large herd of buffalo estimated at between four and five thousand came to the river to drink. The whole company were afraid that this vast number of animals might stamped in their direction and felt considerably relieved when they left. On arriving in Utah Mr. Westover settled in Great Salt Lake City.

When Apostle Erastus Snow was about to leave on a mission for Denmark in the fall of 1849, he asked young Westover to take charge of his place while he was away, and advised him to get married. Westover and Miss Haven were agreeable and they were married by President Brigham Young in Apostle Erastus Snow's house on Oct. 14, 1849.

They were the first couple to be married in Utah and celebrated the 70th anniversary of their wedding day on Oct. 14, this year.

Of this marriage there were 11 children, seven of whom are living, also 465 grandchildren, 67 great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren. The children are Charles Westover Jr. of Washington; Mrs. L. H. Redd of Bluff, San Juan Co.; Mrs. H. A. Gracey of San Francisco, Cal.; who is here taking care of her parents; Mrs. L. S. Conger of this city; William A. Westover of Washington; L. B. Westover of Lewiston, Utah; and Mrs. A. A. Paxman of Washington.

Besides this family a second wife and family are living at Huntington, Utah. They are: Mrs. Mary Shumway Westover, wife, two sons George and Alberto and two daughters, Mrs. Julia Rowley and Mrs. Louisa Johnson.

Mrs. Eliza Westover is the only person living who received her endowment in the Nauvoo Temple. She is 90 years old and enjoys good health. She spends most of her time knitting. Her memory Is very keen, but she Is deaf to a considerable extent. While her husband was engaged in the Indian War in the early days she melted lead in a spoon and made the bullets which he used.

Mr. Westover was granted an Indian War pension in June, 1918.

Mr. and Mrs. Westover came to St. George in the fall of 1861, being called to the Dixie Mission to settle this country. They moved to Pinto in 1869 and stayed there 13 years, moving thence to Washington where they resided until three years ago when they made their home here.

All the children by the first wife except Lewis were here with their father when he passed away.

Mr. Westover was of a kindly disposition and cheerful temperament. He suffered considerably toward the last with severe pains in his chest, but bore up with fortitude and looked longingly toward the end when he would go to meet his reward. He was faithful to the end and sought the consolation which his religion offered, feeling assured of a glorious home in the great beyond.

Funeral services will be held in the tabernacle this afternoon.

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Charles Beal Westover's Timeline

1827
November 25, 1827
Muskingum, Ohio, United States
1850
October 16, 1850
Age 22
Salt Lake City, UT, United States
1852
November 3, 1852
Age 24
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
1854
December 17, 1854
Age 27
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
1856
December 9, 1856
Age 29
Cottonwood, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
1858
February 2, 1858
Age 30
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
1859
January 28, 1859
Age 31
Cottonwood, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
1860
February 28, 1860
Age 32
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
1861
January 3, 1861
Age 33
Cottonwood, Salt Lake, Utah, United States