Jonathan Samuel Dye

12 Jan 1893 - 25 Jun 1971

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Jonathan Samuel Dye

12 Jan 1893 - 25 Jun 1971
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2016 Memories of Jonathan Samuel Dye (1893-1971) I'm Rulon Dye and I'm going to write a few things I remember about my father, Jonathan Samuel Dye, when I was a child and an adult. First of all as a little history, he was born in Uintah, Weber County, Utah. His grandfather Jonathan Dye came on the w

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Jonathan Samuel Dye

Married: 22 Dec 1920

Uintah Cemetery

1504 East 6400 South
Ogden, Weber, Utah
United States


June 7, 2012


May 2, 2012

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Memories of my father, Jonathan Samuel Dye; written by Rulon Verl Dye

Contributor: eshockley Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

2016 Memories of Jonathan Samuel Dye (1893-1971) I'm Rulon Dye and I'm going to write a few things I remember about my father, Jonathan Samuel Dye, when I was a child and an adult. First of all as a little history, he was born in Uintah, Weber County, Utah. His grandfather Jonathan Dye came on the wagon train from Massachusetts in 1862 and moved to Riverdale, Utah. His father Benjamin Brigham Dye was born in Riverdale in 1866. Benjamin Brigham moved to Uintah with his parents and family sometime between 1866 and 1872. So you can see we are pretty much stuck in Uintah. I also have a son Kirk and a daughter Yvonne here, and their children grew up here in Uintah. The first thing I can remember about my father, (John as he was known), was he was always busy; he liked to build things and make things. He helped build the new house in 1930-1931 where I was born, he built a garage, two chicken coops, a pig pen. He built his own land leveler, cultivator, bridges, and water pipes out of steel barrels, made irrigation ditches, planted crops, irrigated and harvested them. He planted an orchard of 500 trees or more, pruned, irrigated, cultivated and picked them with the help of family and customers. He ran a farm of 20 acres of hay and grain, irrigating, cutting and hauling it to the barn. He did all this while working an eight hour day as a State Road Supervisor. Dad used to hire relatives and friends to help on the farm, he had Uncle Joe Dye, Uncle Gilbert Dye, Uncle Carl Dye, Chauncy Funk and his boys and Milton Anderson come work for him. They would dig ditches, irrigate, cut hay, rake hay, haul hay, thresh grain, etc. Mom would usually feed them dinner. This was during the depression in the early 1930s; so they all needed money to survive. He love Uintah and did as much as he could to make it a better place. Before 1937 the people of Uintah didn't have running water in their homes; so they would get their household water from a neighbor's spring, the irrigation ditch or the river. He could see all the benefits of water delivered to the homes; so he ran for mayor of the town and got the job. He organized the town council and secretary and started planning a culinary water system for every home in Uintah. They were able to complete the project in a year or two; things went a lot faster in those days than they do now. He was a good mayor and the people liked him and what he did for the town; he was elected 5 times for a period of 20 years, longer than any other mayor of Uintah. Dad wasn't always active in church; but he was always a religious man. I can remember him holding me in church as a 4 year old; but there was a period of time (when I was 6 years to 20 years old) that he didn't go to church. He must have been so busy he didn't have time to go. Anyway, he got going again when I was about 20 and Mom and Dad were sealed in the Logan temple for time and all eternity in 1953 and all us kids were sealed to them at that time. Dad always had pretty good health; but he did have problems with arthritis. I remember him sitting in a steam tent in the kitchen when I was a young boy. I can remember him getting weak at about age 70; we were putting hay bales in the barn and he couldn't lift them any more. Another time I had to go out in the field with the tractor and trailer and bring him in because he just couldn't walk on his own. Just after 70 years of age he had a serious tractor accident. He was working with the tractor near the hill up by the east fence. The tractor brakes were never any good. He was backing up near the top of the hill and couldn't stop. He hit the ditch at the bottom of the hill and the tractor rolled over with him still on the tractor. He ended up lying flat on his back pinned by the steering wheel pressing against his chest. The tractor could have caught fire because gasoline was leaking out of the tank. Battery acid was leaking out of the battery. He was pinned there for an hour or more before we found him. Neil and I dug him out with a pick and shovel and took him to the hospital. He lived through it; but he was never the same again. He sat in his chair and mostly slept for his last 2-3 years; his body was worn out and needed rest. He died peacefully at home in 1971. He is buried in the Uintah Cemetery with his wife Elva and many relatives on the Dye and Stoddard side of the family.

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Jonathan Samuel Dye was born on 12 Jan 1893
Jonathan Samuel Dye was 11 years old when The Wright brothers make their first attempt to fly with the Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, were two American aviators, engineers, inventors, and aviation pioneers who are generally credited with inventing, building, and flying the world's first successful airplane. They made the first controlled, sustained flight of a powered, heavier-than-air aircraft on December 17, 1903, four miles south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. In 1904–05 the brothers developed their flying machine into the first practical fixed-wing aircraft. Although not the first to build experimental aircraft, the Wright brothers were the first to invent aircraft controls that made fixed-wing powered flight possible.
Jonathan Samuel Dye was 19 years old when The British passenger liner RMS Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic at 2:20 a.m., two hours and forty minutes after hitting an iceberg. Only 710 of 2,227 passengers and crew on board survive. RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early hours of 15 April 1912, after colliding with an iceberg during its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. There were an estimated 2,224 passengers and crew aboard, and more than 1,500 died, making it one of the deadliest commercial peacetime maritime disasters in modern history. RMS Titanic was the largest ship afloat at the time it entered service and was the second of three Olympic-class ocean liners operated by the White Star Line. It was built by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast. Thomas Andrews, her architect, died in the disaster.
Jonathan Samuel Dye was 37 years old when The New York Stock Exchange crashes in what will be called the Crash of '29 or "Black Tuesday", ending the Great Bull Market of the 1920s and beginning the Great Depression. The New York Stock Exchange, is an American stock exchange located at 11 Wall Street, Lower Manhattan, New York City, New York. It is by far the world's largest stock exchange by market capitalization of its listed companies at US$21.3 trillion as of June 2017. The average daily trading value was approximately US$169 billion in 2013. The NYSE trading floor is located at 11 Wall Street and is composed of 21 rooms used for the facilitation of trading. A fifth trading room, located at 30 Broad Street, was closed in February 2007. The main building and the 11 Wall Street building were designated National Historic Landmarks in 1978.
Jonathan Samuel Dye was 38 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.
Jonathan Samuel Dye was 53 years old when World War II: Combat ends in the Pacific Theater: The Japanese Instrument of Surrender is signed by Japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu and accepted aboard the battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay. The Pacific War, sometimes called the Asia-Pacific War, was the theater of World War II that was fought in the Pacific and Asia. It was fought over a vast area that included the Pacific Ocean and islands, the South West Pacific, South-East Asia, and in China.
Jonathan Samuel Dye was 65 years old when Space Race: Launch of Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth. The Space Race refers to the 20th-century competition between two Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union (USSR) and the United States (US), for dominance in spaceflight capability. It had its origins in the missile-based nuclear arms race between the two nations that occurred following World War II, aided by captured German missile technology and personnel from the Aggregat program. The technological superiority required for such dominance was seen as necessary for national security, and symbolic of ideological superiority. The Space Race spawned pioneering efforts to launch artificial satellites, uncrewed space probes of the Moon, Venus, and Mars, and human spaceflight in low Earth orbit and to the Moon.
Jonathan Samuel Dye was 71 years old when The Beatles make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing before a "record-busting" audience of 73 million viewers across the USA. The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. With members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they became widely regarded as the foremost and most influential music band in history. Rooted in skiffle, beat and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented with several musical styles, ranging from pop ballads and Indian music to psychedelia and hard rock, often incorporating classical elements and unconventional recording techniques in innovative ways. In 1963, their enormous popularity first emerged as "Beatlemania"; as the group's music grew in sophistication, led by primary songwriters Lennon and McCartney, the band were integral to pop music's evolution into an art form and to the development of the counterculture of the 1960s.
Jonathan Samuel Dye died on 25 Jun 1971 at the age of 78
Grave record for Jonathan Samuel Dye (12 Jan 1893 - 25 Jun 1971), BillionGraves Record 1360755 Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States