Joseph Leon Robertson

5 Jun 1890 - 21 Dec 1981


Joseph Leon Robertson

5 Jun 1890 - 21 Dec 1981
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Joseph Leon Robertson


Riverside Thomas Cemetery

939-949 State Highway 39
Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho
United States

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Children Homer Mark George Finch Lamar Dean Vivian Moana Lue Reeta Ezra


September 17, 2012


September 17, 2012

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History of Ezra Woodyatt Robertson and his wife, Rebecca Ann Finch, Written by their oldest son, Ezra Finch Robertson, for their Golden Wedding Anniversary, October 21, 1935

Contributor: Turpinca Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

In the year 1859, Spanish Fork was a village of just a few log cabins, having been recently built when the town site of Palmyra was abandoned for higher ground. The town was built similar to the others for the territory at that early date. With the thought of protection from the hostile Indians, the houses were centrally located and the farms were on the outskirts or surrounding the town. In that day, no radio, no telephone, telegraph, or even railroad was to be had in this isolated and newly settled country. So when on August 13, 1859, Ezra Woodyatt Robertson first discovered America, the news could not be broadcast nor even friends and relatives at a distance notified of the great event, only a few close-by neighbors and friends. He was the fifth child of William and Eliza Woodyatt Robertson, who had left their home in Scotland and England and arrived in the valleys of the mountains in 1852. ln the spring of 18609, March 11th to be exact, another event took place in the same town and just a few blocks away was born the third child of Joseph and Jane Davis Finch. She is known to us here tonight by various names: sister Robertson, Aunt Becky, Grandma, and Mother. But if we were to turn to the family Bible, we would find Rebecca Ann Finch. These two young people grew up as folks had the habit of doing in that day. They attended the schools of Spanish Fork such as that day afforded, most of which were private in nature, and were maintained by tuition paid by the parents of the children. Among others was the Academy, as it was called, and was presided over by the late George H. Brimhall. Ezra Woodyatt learned his vocation, that of a farmer, under the tutorship of his Uncle James Robertson. But aside from his labors on the farm, he spent some time in the construction of the railroads being built at that time. One of these was called the Calico Road from the fact that many of the workmen were obliged to take their pay in merchandise. This road we know today as the Denver and Rio Grande Western. He also spent some time in Arizona on the Atlantic and Pacific, later named the Southern Pacific. Mother was not to be outdone either, when it came to building railroads, for she was employed as cook by some of the Spanish Fork contractors. Later she found employment in Salt Lake as a hired girl or doing housework. Among the places was at the home of Clara Decker Young, one of the wives of Brigham Young. Fifty years ago they journeyed by team from Spanish Fork to Logan, a distance of about 150 miles and were married on October 21, 1885 in the nearly completed Logan Temple--Salt Lake Temple was not finished until eight years later. They settled in Lake Shore which was formerly known as the Indian farm, being located west of Spanish Fork and on the shores of Utah Lake. there they cleared away the greasewood, leveled the ground, built the ditches and fences, planted orchards, lawns, trees, and flowers, and all the other items too numerous to mention. They did their part in making the desert blossom as a rose. But while they were raising crops of hay or grain, cows or chickens,,one other crop was demanding much of their attention. The babies came along with regularity, six boys in all, Ezra, William, Leon, Scott, Bert, and James, four of whom survive. In 1891 a call came to fill a mission to the British Isles and father accepted. He rented the partly cleared farm to a neighbor, and Mother, with three small children, turned to her former vocation of sewing to help carry on the missionary labors for two years. During their married life, they have taken an active part in the religious affairs of their communities where they lived. They have held numerous offices in the ward. Some are: Sunday Schoolteacher, Primary officer, President of the Mutual Improvement Association, Relief Society, High Councilman, and several others. In 1906, they sold their farm in Lake Shore and moved to a dairy farm near Park City. While living there, their sons were called to missions in various parts of the world, Ezra to the Central States, William to New England States, Leon to New Zealand, and Scott to the Society Islands. Altogether, they have maintained a missionary in the field for a period of 13 years. In the fall of 1919, they sold their dairy ranch and moved to Salt Lake City where they now live. (Footnote) Rebecca Ann Finch Roberson passed away on January 26, 1940 Ezra Woodyatt Robertson died on March 29, 1942 Both are buried in the Spanish Fork City Cemetery.

Life timeline of Joseph Leon Robertson

Joseph Leon Robertson was born on 5 Jun 1890
Joseph Leon Robertson was 14 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.
Joseph Leon Robertson was 22 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.
Joseph Leon Robertson was 30 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.
Joseph Leon Robertson was 49 years old when Adolf Hitler signs an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people. Adolf Hitler was a German politician, demagogue, and Pan-German revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator, Hitler initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939, and was central to the Holocaust.
Joseph Leon Robertson was 51 years old when World War II: Nazi Germany invades the Soviet Union in Operation Barbarossa. Nazi Germany is the common English name for Germany between 1933 and 1945, when Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Party (NSDAP) controlled the country through a dictatorship. Under Hitler's rule, Germany was transformed into a totalitarian state that controlled nearly all aspects of life via the Gleichschaltung legal process. The official name of the state was Deutsches Reich until 1943 and Großdeutsches Reich from 1943 to 1945. Nazi Germany is also known as the Third Reich, from German Drittes Reich, meaning "Third Realm" or "Third Empire", the first two being the Holy Roman Empire and the German Empire. The Nazi regime ended after the Allied Powers defeated Germany in May 1945, ending World War II in Europe.
Joseph Leon Robertson was 65 years old when Disneyland Hotel opens to the public in Anaheim, California. The Disneyland Hotel is a resort hotel located at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, owned by the Walt Disney Company and operated through its Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products division. Opened on October 5, 1955, as a motor inn owned and operated by Jack Wrather under an agreement with Walt Disney, the hotel was the first to officially bear the Disney name. Under Wrather's ownership, the hotel underwent several expansions and renovations over the years before being acquired by Disney in 1988. The hotel was downsized to its present capacity in 1999 as part of the Disneyland Resort expansion.
Joseph Leon Robertson was 74 years old when Martin Luther King Jr. received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolence. Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1954 until his death in 1968. Born in Atlanta, King is best known for advancing civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience, tactics his Christian beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi helped inspire.
Joseph Leon Robertson was 83 years old when Vietnam War: The last United States combat soldiers leave South Vietnam. The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America or simply the American War, was a conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. It was the second of the Indochina Wars and was officially fought between North Vietnam and the government of South Vietnam. The North Vietnamese army was supported by the Soviet Union, China, and other communist allies; the South Vietnamese army was supported by the United States, South Korea, Australia, Thailand and other anti-communist allies. The war is considered a Cold War-era proxy war by some US perspectives. The majority of Americans believe the war was unjustified. The war would last roughly 19 years and would also form the Laotian Civil War as well as the Cambodian Civil War, which also saw all three countries become communist states in 1975.
Joseph Leon Robertson died on 21 Dec 1981 at the age of 91
Grave record for Joseph Leon Robertson (5 Jun 1890 - 21 Dec 1981), BillionGraves Record 2171672 Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho, United States