Joseph D. Wilson

1864 - 1941

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Joseph D. Wilson

1864 - 1941
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            Joseph Dill Wilson was born 12 December 1864 in Monroe, Sevier, Utah Territory to George Deliverance and Martha Ann Riste Wilson. He was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on 5 October 1873 at the age of 8.             His mother, Martha

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Joseph D. Wilson


Hillsdale Cemetery

2650 E Road
Panguitch, Garfield, Utah
United States


July 5, 2015

Ron Haymore

June 2, 2013

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            Joseph Dill Wilson was born 12 December 1864 in Monroe, Sevier, Utah Territory to George Deliverance and Martha Ann Riste Wilson. He was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on 5 October 1873 at the age of 8.             His mother, Martha Ann Riste, was born in Derby, Derbyshire, England on 23 September 1840 to James Thomas and Mary Riste. James was a bricklayer.  Mary’s father, John Richards was very much opposed to her marriage to James because of his financial setting.  John was a very rich man.  She also had two brothers,James, who died at the age of 21, Hyrum, and two sisters, Myrah and Lavina.             When the Mormon missionaries went to England they met and converted James and Mary and the two girls.  Martha Ann was baptized 13 February 1852.  Martha was a beautiful singer and sang for Queen Victoria in England. She would sing at many of the meetings which the Mormon Elders arranged.              His grandfather, John Richards tried to get Mary and James to forsake their religion and stay in their native land, but James Thomas came to America in 1853 on the ship Falcon and worked to send money to bring his family.  He settled in Santaquin, Utah, Utah Territory.   During the year, before they sailed to America, Mary’s father died.  Mary went to the house the day the will was read. The will stated, “if Mary would give up her religion and stay in England that she would have half the estate.” Mary listened as the lawyer read the will.  Everyone waited for her answer.  Finally she jumped to her feet and cried,“Let my father keep his money.  I’m going to America.”             His grandmother, Mary, with her daughters Lavina and Martha Ann, worked to help earn their money for their trip to America. They sailed on the ship Juventa and arrived in the New York harbor some time in 1855 after some stormy six weeks on the ocean. The captain said it was the worst storm he had ever seen and if it had not been for the Mormons and their prayers, the ship surely would have gone down.  During the trip, Martha Ann fell, striking her back on a large pole. She spent the rest of her voyage in bed.              They headed west after their arrival.  They were in the Milo Andrus Company,leaving 4 August 1855 from the outfitting area of Mormon Grove, Kansas, which was near Atchison.  They came to Utah with the assistance of the Perpetual Emigration Fund.  There were 461 individuals in the company.  They were the last company to head west for the season.  Captain Andrus wrote in his journal that they had a “scanty number of experienced men which caused a great burden on him.”  They were also lacking broke cattle and drivers.             His mother, Martha told how they had to tie a rope around her mother’s waist and then to the back of the wagon when they crossed the Mississippi and other large rivers to keep them from being washed away and drowned.  Lavina and Martha Ann walked all the way across the plains to Utah.  They would walk each day and pick up buffalo chips and carry them in their big aprons to burn on the fire at night.  Martha was often asked by the group to sing her inspiring songs at night around the campfire.  The company was unable to go on when they reached the Green River and waited for help from Salt Lake because most of the men, women, and children were almost barefoot and destitute of clothing.  They crossed the Sweetwater River on October 4, 1855 with three inches of snow on the ground and it snowed hard all that day.  They arrived in the Salt Lake valley on 24 October 1855.   Mary and the two girls had to travel to Santaquin after reaching the valley because that’s where James was living.             His mother, Martha Ann, married George Deliverance Wilson on 21 September 1856 in the Endowment House in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory.  George was born 28 December 1807 in Shelburne, Chittenden, Vermont to Deliverance Jr. and Lovina Fairchild Wilson.  He had joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on 1 August 1834 at the age of 26, being baptized by Oliver Cowdery.  He was ordained a Seventy in August 1836 by Lyman Sherman.                His father George Deliverance, married Mary Ellen Johnson on 7 February 1842 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois.  They had two boys.  Mary Ellen died giving birth to the youngest, who also died.  He asked his mother-in-law, Julia Hills Johnson to care for his only living child. He came with the Uriah Curtis Company in 1852.  He was a member of the Mormon Battalion and ended up with the sick detachment to Pueblo,Colorado.  The child was still with his in-laws when they got to Utah.   He took his son David to live with him in a house that he and two other men had secured to live in and there he and David lived for some time.  He was 48 years old when he married Martha Ann.  She was just 16.             George Deliverance was a Mill Wright and helped to build up southern Utah.  He built mills and sawed timber for homes all through southern Utah.  To this union were eleven children born, plus David Johnson Wilson born 7 June 1843 to George Deliverance and Mary Ellen.  He was a half-brother to the eleven.   Mary was born 6 May 1857 in Santaquin, Utah, Utah Territory; George Hyrum was born 4 October 1858 also in Santaquin.  From there they moved to Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah Territory.  Martha Ann was born 29 July 1860 and James William was born 28 November 1862. Joseph Dill was born 12 December 1864 in Monroe, Sevier, Utah Territory.              Jesse Stephen was born 1 August 1867 in Scipio, Millard, Utah Territory.  Levinah Emeline was born 14 April 1870 in Overton, Lincoln, Nevada; Davis Israel was born 31 August 1872 in Panguitch, Garfield, Utah Territory.  The last three children were born in Hillsdale, Garfield, Utah Territory.  John Thomas was born 7 April 1876; Sarah Ann was born 31 May 1878; and Elen Almira was born 6 April 1880.              At one point his mother had become very weary of moving so many times.  She felt she could not continue any longer.  When her husband talked of moving she stormed back at him, “George, if you go, you’ll go alone for I shan’t go with you.  I’m not a goin’ to pick up an’ leave our ‘ome and drag our children off in the back woods again.”  He said nothing, but continued to pack.  She told him again she wouldn’t go.  He packed up the wagons and came into the house and started gathering up his clothes and personal belongings.  She watched him sadly, convinced he would go it alone then said, “George ‘ave you got a good place fixed for my box?” And they were off again.              When George was 79 years old, he passed away early in the morning on 18 October 1887.  He got the children up to start working, then sat down in his chair to read the scriptures and slipped away,leaving Martha with nine children still in the home to finish raising them alone.  George was buried 20 October 1887 in the Hillsdale Cemetery, Garfield, Utah Territory.  Martha Ann died 8 October 1915 in Hillsdale, Garfield,Utah at the age of 76.  She was buried 10 October 1915 in the Hillsdale Cemetery.              Joseph Dill was endowed in the St. George Temple, St. George, Washington, Utah Territory on 20 November 1885 at the age of 20. He married Martha Ellen Dutton on 11 January 1896 and they were sealed in the Manti Temple, Manti, Sanpete, Utah on 17 January 1896.  He was 31 and she was 20.  . Martha Ellen was born 11 December 1875 in Cedar City, Iron, Utah to James and Harriet Coombs Dutton.    She was baptized in 1884 at the age of nine.             They had a child around 1899, whom they named Riste Wilson when they were living in Monroe, Sevier, Utah.  The child didn’t live and the sex was not known.  They had a second child, Riste born in 1915 in Wyoming.               Martha Ellen died 2 August 1935 at the age of 59 and was buried 5 August 1935 in Hillsdale, Garfield, Utah.  Joseph died 23 October 1941 in Tridell, Uintah, Utah at the age of 76 and was buried in Hillsdale, Garfield, Utah.   

Life timeline of Joseph D. Wilson

Joseph D. Wilson was born in 1864
Joseph D. Wilson was 10 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.
Joseph D. Wilson was 23 years old when Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show opens in London. William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody was an American scout, bison hunter, and showman. He was born in Le Claire, Iowa Territory, but he lived for several years in his father's hometown in Toronto Township, Ontario, Canada, before the family returned to the Midwest and settled in the Kansas Territory.
Joseph D. Wilson was 29 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.
Joseph D. Wilson was 41 years old when Albert Einstein publishes his first paper on the special theory of relativity. Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He is best known to the general public for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc2, which has been dubbed "the world's most famous equation". He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect", a pivotal step in the development of quantum theory.
Joseph D. Wilson was 53 years old when Tsar Nicholas II of Russia was forced to abdicate in the February Revolution, ending three centuries of Romanov rule. Nicholas II or Nikolai II, known as Saint Nicholas in the Russian Orthodox Church, was the last Emperor of Russia, ruling from 1 November 1894 until his forced abdication on 15 March 1917. His reign saw the fall of the Russian Empire from one of the foremost great powers of the world to economic and military collapse. He was given the nickname Nicholas the Bloody or Vile Nicholas by his political adversaries due to the Khodynka Tragedy, anti-Semitic pogroms, Bloody Sunday, the violent suppression of the 1905 Russian Revolution, the executions of political opponents, and his perceived responsibility for the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905). Soviet historians portray Nicholas as a weak and incompetent leader whose decisions led to military defeats and the deaths of millions of his subjects.
Joseph D. Wilson was 65 years old when Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio. George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball (MLB) spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935. Nicknamed "The Bambino" and "The Sultan of Swat", he began his MLB career as a stellar left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, but achieved his greatest fame as a slugging outfielder for the New York Yankees. Ruth established many MLB batting records, including career home runs (714), runs batted in (RBIs) (2,213), bases on balls (2,062), slugging percentage (.690), and on-base plus slugging (OPS) (1.164); the latter two still stand as of 2018. Ruth is regarded as one of the greatest sports heroes in American culture and is considered by many to be the greatest baseball player of all time. In 1936, Ruth was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of its "first five" inaugural members.
Joseph D. Wilson was 75 years old when World War II: Nazi Germany and Slovakia invade Poland, beginning the European phase of World War II. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
Joseph D. Wilson died in 1941 at the age of 77
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