Thomas John Stayner
|Birthplace:||St. Petersport, Isle of Guernsey, England|
|Death:||Died in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States|
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About Thomas John Stayner
Thomas J. Stayner, father of Mrs. John Stahle, Jr., passed away at his house at 28 Armstrong Avenue, Salt Lake city, Sunday morning at 8 o’clock, of heart trouble. He was taken with a pain over the heart when he asked his wife to get him a warm application. She immediately went into another room to prepare it, when he called out, “hurry up, ma, it is getting worse.” An instant later, when she returned he was unconscious and in another minute he was gone.
Some two weeks before, he had a smothering spell, when he relapsed into unconsciousness for a couple of hours, but afterward recovered again. He had been growing more feeble the past year or more. Deceased was a brother of the late Arthur Stayner, father of the beet sugar industry in Utah, and Attorney C. W. Stayner.
Thomas J. Stayner was born on the Isle of Guernsey, in the English channel and had he lived to the 12th of next June, he would have been eighty-one years old.
His father was captain of a passenger steamer for forty years, visiting ports in many parts of the world. His mother accompanied her husband nine times around the world. He himself went around with them three times.
At fifteen, he went to the West Indies where he was overseas on a plantation for five years. Early in the fifties, he and his brother Arthur and sister, Mrs. Luman Wadham, (latter now in California) emigrated to Utah.
In 1853 he married Rosa Orrel. They lived in Farmington where she died for years later and was buried there. His wife was taken ill with erysipelas while he was in Echo Canyon helping to keep back Johnson’s army, and before he could reach home he met a man of whom he inquired of her condition when the stranger replied, “she is dead and buried.” She was only sick three days. A son and daughter were born to them but the son died some years later in Ogden of smallpox and the daughter, Mrs. Emily Call, now lives in Afton, Wyoming.
November 22, 1861, he married Rebecca Clark, who together with five children, C.F. Stayner, Mrs. Lillian May Palmquist, Mrs. Ida E. Evans, of Salt Lake City, Mrs. Emily Call of Afton, Wyoming, and Mrs. Cora R. Stahle of Bountiful, eighteen grandchildren and one great grand child survived him.
The family lived in Salt Lake a number of years when they moved to Ogden where they resided a quarter of a century. Deceased contributed considerably towards the up building of that city, having erected one of the finest business blocks in Ogden at that tie and also a very fine residence.
On leaving Ogden, the family went to Florida where their youngest Daughter, Ida, was born, then to several eastern cities, later to California, finally returning to Ogden and Salt Lake. Deceased lectured on temperance as long as his health would permit, and was one of the first in his state ot advocate free schools. He was also one of the first school teachers in Davis county, having taught in Bountiful soon after his arrival in this country.
He probably made the greatest success of his married life, for through adversity and prosperity, he was always the same ideal husband and father.
Funeral services were held at Joseph E. Taylor’s undertaking parlors, Wednesday, at 2 p.m. The speakers were: Elder Fred Clark of Morgan, Henry W. Lawrence and Joseph E. Taylor of Salt Lake. The floral offerings were very beautiful. The remains were laid to rest in the city cemetery.
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