Elijah Goulding

16 Oct 1855 - 2 Jan 1940

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Elijah Goulding

16 Oct 1855 - 2 Jan 1940
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(I found this document in a stack of Family History papers) Elijah Goulding was born Oct. 16, 1855 at Sidney [Sydney], New South Wales, Australia, a son of Daniel and Elizabeth Maryfield Pratten Goulding. When he was 10 years old his parents joined the LDS Church and came to America. They landed in

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Elijah Goulding


Alton Cemetery

Unnamed Rd
Kanab, Kane, Utah
United States


May 2, 2013


April 28, 2013

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Elijah Goulding

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(I found this document in a stack of Family History papers) Elijah Goulding was born Oct. 16, 1855 at Sidney [Sydney], New South Wales, Australia, a son of Daniel and Elizabeth Maryfield Pratten Goulding. When he was 10 years old his parents joined the LDS Church and came to America. They landed in California about 1864 after a sea voyage of 41 days. When they landed, their money was gone and it was necessary for him, his father, and his 14-year old brother to find work as soon as possible. In Wales his father and brother had worked in the coal mines and Elijah worked as a chore boy to carry after and lunches to the miners. So here in California they sought the only work they knew but here Elijah, only 11 years old, worked inside the mines too. At the end of three years they were called to the Muddy Mission in Nevada where they spent some time and then they came to Pine Valley, Utah, near St. George, and stayed there for a few years. During this time three more children were born to the family, to make a total of 9. Elijah’s Mother had a sister who joined the church after his family left Wales and she came to America. When she reached Utah Elijah’s father met her in Salt Lake and she became his second wife. They were still living in Pine Valley at this time. They milked cows and made butter and cheese and in the fall they took their produce to Northern Utah and traded for things which they were unable to raise. Elijah’s father was a very stern man. He ruled his children with an iron hand and a whip they called a cat of nine tails. In the fall after Aunt Fanny, the second wife, came to live with them, Elijah’s father and mother took the produce to the market and left Aunt Fanny to care for the children. While they were gone, Elijah left home due to a misunderstanding with his father. This was in the fall of 1871 when Elijah was about 16 years old and he never saw his father again. He went into Arizona and Nevada working around mining camps. His parents moved to Pleasant Grove after he left home and then were sent to settle Henrieville in Garfield County, Utah. About the year 1875 Elijah lost track of his parents and he went from place to place wherever he could find work. He helped drive large herds of cattle from Texas to Montana and from there to shipping points at Omaha, Nebraska and Kansas City, Missouri. He herded cattle in Wyoming, farmed in Minnesota, worked as a lumberjack and herded cattle in the Dakota’s and Montana. During his wandering he was separated from the church and never was an active member. On one of his trips to Montana he met Margaret Van Dorn, daughter of one of Montana’s earliest settlers, Hezekiah and Caroline Virginia Duncan Van dorn (about 1888). About two years later he made another trip to Montana and at this time he married Margaret. They lived on her father’s farm about 7 miles from Missoula, Montana, at a place called Miller Creek. While living there, five children were born to them: Charles Hezekiah, Fern Ora, Caroline Evelyn, a boy stillborn, unnamed, and Laura Edna. They left Montana in 1901 in the spring and moved to Salmon City, Idaho. While at Salmon City he freighted back to Redrock, Montana, with horses and wagons. Two more sons were born to the family at Salmon City; Elijah George, 1902, and Morris Grant, 1903. At the age of 10 months Morris died with pneumonia and was buried at Salmon City. The family then moved to Gilmore mining camps where he hauled ore to the railroad at Dubois, Idaho and supplies back to the mines. It became necessary to move to Dubois to put the children in school at the start of the school year. The son George took sick before they left Gilmore and died soon after the move to Dubois. He was buried there. On January 30, 1905, another son, Ernest Griffin, was born to the family at Dubois, Idaho. On March 12, 1906, there was a fire in the business part of town which was only a block from Elijah’s home. A store and hotel burned and all the people in that part of town had to leave their homes. There was snow on the ground and it was very cold. Elijah had to take his family about a half a mile through the snow and his wife caught cold. She died April 6, 1906, with pneumonia and was buried at Dubois. Elijah was left with five children but he managed to keep them together. After the death of his wife he filed on a homestead (dry farm) tow miles south of Dubois, where he lived with his children. He continued his freighting and did some farming to earn his living. About 1908 or 1909, he married again, a widow named Harriet Bowers, from England. It was not a successful marriage; during a quarrel over the marriage he shot a man in self defense and killed him. Elijah was shot in the hand. While Elijah was awaiting his trial at S. Anthony, Idaho, two of his brothers who had farms near St. Anthony saw his name in the paper and went to investigate. They found that he was the brother who had left some so many years ago and also that he looked very much like his father. The brothers who found him were William (Uncle Billy), and Evan (Uncle Ev), sons of his father’s second wife (his father had two wives living at the time). They contacted another brother, Joseph, who was Elijah’s full brother and a lawyer in Panguitch, Utah. Uncle Evan and Uncle Joe came from St. Anthony to Dubois to see his family. When his trail came up, Uncle Joe, who was a good lawyer, defended him and he was acquitted. He brought his family to Henrieville, Utah, where, on Oct 8 1911, he was reunited with his Mother. She and Aunt Fanny, Daniel’s second wife, had lived at Henrieville for some time. Daniel had been dead for several years. It was 40 years and 8 days from the time he left home until the time he returned. The family lived at Henrieville for a time, and then Elijah took a homestead in John’s VAlley near Pine Lake. They lived there for several years before Elijah came to Alton to haul logs for the Campbell sawmill near Alton. He held this job until just a few years before his death. He died at Alton on January 2, 1940, at the age of 84 and was buried there January 4.

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Elijah Goulding was born on 16 Oct 1855
Elijah Goulding was 5 years old when Abraham Lincoln is elected as the 16th President of United States. Abraham Lincoln was an American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through the American Civil War—its bloodiest war and perhaps its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. In doing so, he preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy.
Elijah Goulding was 19 years old when Winston Churchill, English colonel, journalist, and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1965) Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill was a British politician, army officer, and writer, who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. As Prime Minister, Churchill led Britain to victory in the Second World War. Churchill represented five constituencies during his career as Member of Parliament (MP). Ideologically an economic liberal and British imperialist, he began and ended his parliamentary career as a member of the Conservative Party, which he led from 1940 to 1955, but for twenty years from 1904 he was a prominent member of the Liberal Party.
Elijah Goulding was 33 years old when The Eiffel Tower is officially opened. The Eiffel Tower is a wrought iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France. It is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower.
Elijah Goulding was 37 years old when Electrical engineer Nikola Tesla gives the first public demonstration of radio in St. Louis, Missouri. Nikola Tesla was a Serbian American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist who is best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system.
Elijah Goulding was 53 years old when Ford puts the Model T car on the market at a price of US$825. Ford Motor Company is an American multinational automaker headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. It was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16, 1903. The company sells automobiles and commercial vehicles under the Ford brand and most luxury cars under the Lincoln brand. Ford also owns Brazilian SUV manufacturer Troller, an 8% stake in Aston Martin of the United Kingdom, and a 49% stake in Jiangling Motors of China. It also has joint-ventures in China, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, and Russia. The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is controlled by the Ford family; they have minority ownership but the majority of the voting power.
Elijah Goulding was 59 years old when Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, were assassinated by a Yugoslav nationalist named Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo, sparking the outbreak of World War I. Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria-Este was a member of the imperial Habsburg dynasty, and from 1896 until his death the heir presumptive (Thronfolger) to the Austro-Hungarian throne. His assassination in Sarajevo precipitated Austria-Hungary's declaration of war against Serbia, which in turn triggered a series of events that resulted in Austria-Hungary's allies and Serbia's declaring war on each other, starting World War I.
Elijah Goulding was 65 years old when The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, guaranteeing women's suffrage in America. The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex. It was adopted on August 18, 1920.
Elijah Goulding was 75 years old when Great Depression: In a State of the Union message, U.S. President Herbert Hoover proposes a $150 million (equivalent to $2,197,000,000 in 2017) public works program to help generate jobs and stimulate the economy. The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations; in most countries it started in 1929 and lasted until the late-1930s. It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of the 20th century. In the 21st century, the Great Depression is commonly used as an example of how far the world's economy can decline.
Elijah Goulding died on 2 Jan 1940 at the age of 84
Grave record for Elijah Goulding (16 Oct 1855 - 2 Jan 1940), BillionGraves Record 3745516 Kanab, Kane, Utah, United States