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Alma Nephi Timothy

Birthplace: Undy, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom
Death: March 22, 1940 (82)
Vernal, Uintah County, Utah, United States
Place of Burial: Vernal, Uintah County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Griffith Timothy and Martha Timothy
Husband of Ellen Timothy
Father of John Timothy; Joshua Timothy; LeRoy Timothy; Elmer Timothy; Private and 10 others
Brother of David Timothy; John Griffith Timothy, Jr; Brigham James Timothy; Heber Timothy; Martha Timothy and 6 others

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About Alma Nephi Timothy

Alma Nephi Timothy (1857 - 1940), son of John Griffiths Timothy and Martha Davis, was born 9 December 1857 at Tredegar, Monmouthshire, Wales; he died at the age of 82 on 22 March 1940 at Vernal, Uintah County, Utah. He ame to Utah with his parents in 1864.

Marriage and Children

  1. Ellen Maria Sainsbury, married October 1, 1890, Manti, Utah (daughter of John Sainsbury and Laura Wiscomb of Springville, Utah), who was born June 22, 1874.
    1. John Alma born May 7, 1892, died Infant
    2. Laura born October 1, 1893
    3. Joshua born July 25, 1896
    4. LeRoy born May 3, 1900
    5. Elmer born August 13, 1902
    6. Arvilla born April 18, 1904
    7. Martha born September 8, 1906
    8. Golden born November 10, 1908
    9. Owen born October 8, 1910

Member 97th quorum seventies; missionary to southern states 1887-89, and to Great Britain 1904-05; home missionary; ward and Sunday school teacher; high priest. School trustee. Coal dealer; miner; proprietor of Timothy coal mine. Settled in Ashley Valley, 1884, where he assisted in building up country.


  • Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah photographs, page 543
  • Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, page 1214
  • Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868 Homer Duncan Company (1862) Age 4; Departure: 22 July 1862; Arrival: 21-24 September 1862.
  • Residence: Ashley Fork, Uintah, Utah, United States
  • Residence: Utah, United States - 1870
  • Residence: ED 150 Ashley, Mountain Dell Precincts, Uintah, Utah, United States - 1900
  • Residence: Riverdale, Unitah, Utah, United States - 1910
  • Residence: Jensen, Uintah, Utah - 1930


Funeral services held Tuesday Morning for Alma N. Timothy. Funeral services for Alma Nephi Timothy, 82, who died at his home here of causes incident to age late Friday were conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Vernal Second Ward by Bishop John Hair. Burial was in the Maeser Cemetery directed by the Swain Funeral Home.

Speakers were N. G. Sowards, a missionary companion 52 years ago in the Southern States, Patriarch J. P. Rudy of San Francisco, California and Archie Johnson of the Uintah Stake Presidency. Two musical selections "Oh My Father and "I'll Go Where You Want Me To Go" were sung by Roberta Cook, Carol Woodward, Lois Walker, Mildred Bastian, Frank Kennard and L. O. Noble. A solo, "Going Home" was sung by Miss Woodward, accompanied by Mildred Bastian. Prayers were offered by Alvin E. Weeks and E. J. Winder.

Pallbeares were Roy, Golden, Owen and Alvin Timothy, son and Reed Larson and Fred Mabbutt. Interment was in the Maeser cemetery and the grave was dedicated by Ashley Bartlett.

A son of John G. and Martha Davis Timothy, he was born in Tredegar, Monmouthshire, Wales December 9, 1857. Coming to Utah with his parents in 1861, the family settled in Lehi and later moved to Heber. After attending the BYU Academy at Provo Mr. Timothy in 1884, moved to Ashley Valley where he has been connected with the agriculture livestock and coal mining industries. October 1, 1890 he married Ellen Maria Sanisbury of Springville in the Manti Temple.

When he first came to the valley he made a home in Maeser where four children were born. He taught school in Merrill Ward and a year later moved to Jensen where he remained until 1899. He then moved to what is known as the Old Timothy Coal Mine. Mr. Timothy filled a mission in 1904 in Great Britain returning from England he spent some time in Jensen and became proprietor of the Timothy Coal Mine where he worked for eleven years.

At Jensen he was active in church and civic affairs and became widely known as Uncle Al. He and his fiddle and banjo were always popular at dances. In the year 1937 he and his wife moved to Vernal where he resided until his death.

A High Priest in the LDS Church Mr. Timothy filled one mission in the Southern States, one in Great Britain and a MIA mission in Carbon and Emery Stakes. He was also active in Sunday School and MIA work following the missions.

Surviving besides his widow are the following sons and daughters, Joshua Timothy of Roosevelt, LeRoy, Golden, Owen and Alvin Timothy of Jensen; Elmer of Spring Glen; Mrs. Arvilla Lemon of Ioka; Mrs. Martha Droid of Craig; Mrs. Nellie Sompol of Vernal; Marie and Clara of Price; 18 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren and the following brothers and sister, david Timothy of Sandy; Brigham Timothy of Altonah; Hyrum of Lehi; Mrs. Martha Rudy of San Francisco and Ellen Timothy of Salt Lake.

All the members of the family and the brothers and sisters were present at the funeral with the exception of Ellen Timothy of Salt Lake.

-Vernal Express, March 28, 1940, transcribed by Rhonda Holton

Relatives: Timothy, Martha Davis (Mother) Timothy, John Griffiths (Father) Sainsbury, Ellen Mariah (Spouse)

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Alma Nephi Timothy's Timeline

December 9, 1857
Undy, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom
May 7, 1892
Jensen, Uintah, Utah, United States
October 21, 1893
July 25, 1896
Jensen, Uintah, Utah, United States
May 3, 1900
Maeser, Uintah, Utah, United States
August 13, 1902
Maeser, Uintah, Utah, United States
September 8, 1906
Maeser, Utah, United States
November 10, 1908
Maeser, Utah, Utah, United States