Philip Dance

1860 - 1951


Philip Dance

1860 - 1951
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A little of Grandpa Dance's life as he told it to me (Lillie Noack Dance) one day. He was born in Green Hill, Durham County, England, then moved to Hairhill. While he was a small boy his Grandfather lived with them. He belonged to the L.D.S. church, the only one on the Dance side. He (Philip's Grand
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Philip Dance


Riverside Thomas Cemetery

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

Amy Robbins-Tjaden

February 27, 2018


July 21, 2013

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Contributor: Amy Robbins-Tjaden Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

A little of Grandpa Dance's life as he told it to me (Lillie Noack Dance) one day. He was born in Green Hill, Durham County, England, then moved to Hairhill. While he was a small boy his Grandfather lived with them. He belonged to the L.D.S. church, the only one on the Dance side. He (Philip's Grandfather) died at age 85 at Hairhill and was buried at Chadsworth Cemetery, Church of England. Philip's folks were buried there too, his brother, William John, and his five-year-old sister, Mary Ann. Grandpa was about 13 years old when his Father died. His Mother sold their farm and she and Grandpa, his brother, Harry, and sister, Sarah Jane, came to America in 1874. After two or three weeks on the ocean they came direct to Utah from New York on the train. The first watermelon Grandpa ever saw was on the ship for they came as first class passengers. Grandpa hurried in the mornings to get out on deck or else he was sick. Grandpa's Mother joined the church after her marriage but his Father never did. The Elder's visited and stayed with them often. One missionary, Elder Hart, who knew the Dance family and stayed with them some, upon his return home purchased a farm for Grandpa's Mother and her children in West Weber, and they moved directly to it when they came to Utah. She had quite a lot of money and she also bought a lot and a house in Ogden which she rented. At one time when she first came she loaned President Brigham Young three or four hundred dollars, all of which was paid back to her. After a few years she married John Isaac Hart (the same missionary Hart who purchased the farm for her) and she was his 4th or 5th wife in polygamy. Hart went on another mission to England but had spent most of Grandpa's Mother's money for his other families before he went. Hart brought a girl home with him from England, married her, and went to live in Colorado and never lived with his wives in Utah after that. Grandpa's Mother and Hart were divorced (Church divorce). She died in West Weber on her farm. Grandpa married and lived for a time in West Weber, sold his farm and moved to Wilson, Idaho and then moved to Blackfoot, just a few miles away in 1900. He lived a year in Riverside, then purchased a farm in Thomas where he resided with his family until he passed away at age (almost) 91. Grandpa said he attended school at Hetton, England and went to school in the summer time. He rode a pony to and from school and they dug coal right under their farm. Their mines in England were right under their farms.

Frances Dance Part 11: The Golden Years and Opportunities for Travel

Contributor: Amy Robbins-Tjaden Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

Continued from Part 10 My father’s birthday is on Nov. 23 so in 1950 it came on Thanksgiving day and he was 90 years old so we had a family reunion in the gym at the Thomas High School and every one brought their Thanksgiving dinners and we all had a good time and most all of his families were in attendance from other towns where they live as well as those in our community and I am sure we were all glad we celebrated that birthday because he passed away the following year on Feb. 18, 1951 and was buried in the Riverside-Thomas cemetery. In 1955-56 Leo was a Senator from Bingham County in the legislature and he had been going down there for the past 18 years and after our family were all married I went down there with him and we rented an apartment to live in and the legislatures wives had an organization and had a meeting once a week, we had lunch and a program and book reviews and different kinds of entertainment so the year 1955 and 1956 I was chosen Vice President of the ladies organization and Mrs. Keithly from Washington Co. North Idaho was President, she was a very nice person to work with and we enjoyed our association together very much. In 1953 on Dec. 20 Leo’s mother passed away in the Bannock Memorial Hospital, she hadn’t been dry well for some time and had been living with each of her children for the past few years so now both of each of our parents were gone. Ever since the 2nd world war was over and we thought about losing our son Wayne, Leo had been wanting to go over to Europe so the last year we were at the legislature we made good friends with Dean and Estella Orme who were down there from St. Anthony also at the legislature and we decided to make the trip to Europe, so on Monday May 10, 1954, the beginning of a wonderful trip. … [Several pages of journaling from the trip are included in the life history at this point, but I have recorded that separately.] … We decided our family had things well under control, as Reed, Clinton and boys had all the first crop hay in the stack and that was earlier than they usually have it taken care of when we are home. One of Wayne’s crew members, Art Roswell, who was on the plane when it was shot down over Germany, and his wife came to see us while we were in Europe. We were sorry we didn’t get to see them, but the family talked to them and entertained them and let them stay in our home over night while we were gone. We spent the rest of the summer taking care of our lawn and garden. Leo had plenty of work to do helping the boys irrigate and take care of the crops the rest of the summer and fall, and the cattle in the winter. Another trip we enjoyed with Dean and Estella Orme was when we went back to the Dacotas to see the Passion Play in the evening, held outside on a hillside, portraying the trials of the Savior and events at different times in his life. We visited desolate pine clad black hills of South Dakota rising from the Western plains. The hills are visited by one million tourists every year. Here stands 6,000 foot Mount Rushmore on whose smooth granite walls a team of sculptors led by Gutzon Borglum labored 14 years to blast, drill the faces of four U.S. Presidents, Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt, each face measuring some 60 feet from chin to forehead. There was a museum near by and father on the Indian villages where they were living and where they were having trouble with the white people living close by. We decided to follow the pioneer trail home, and by doing that we could see how difficult it was for them, and there were many graves along the way. As we came through Wyoming there is a hill or a big stone or pillar of rock by the side of the road where there were graves and the pioneers had carved their names on the sides, and as we were reading the names we found Leo’s Grandfather’s Name, Lewis Dunbar Wilson among the names on the rock, and in his history of his life he tells about being to Joseph Smith’s home and sitting on his lap while he told them stories. His father was one of Joseph Smith’s body guards and he gave his father his sword, and it has been handed down to his son and grandsons and is still in the family. As we followed the trail we passed many graves along the way and we could see how it was so difficult for them to reach Salt Lake Valley. My Great Grandfather Willard Snow and his wife Amanda Melvina Snow also came across the plains and arrived in Salt Lake City in 1847. So our parents were born in Utah and then came to Idaho in the 1900’s. In 1965 our friends the Ormes and us decided we would like to make a trip to the Hawaiian Islands, so we made arrangements at Idaho Falls to fly there, and so in a day or so we boarded a plane at Idaho Falls at 2:00 and arrived in Honolulu at 12:00 in time for dinner. We spent about a week there and visited all the different Islands and the pineapple plantations and were shown through the factory where they can the pineapple and gave us samples to eat off the different ways they used them. We picked coconuts off the coconut trees and other kinds of fruits growing there. Dean and Estella had a relative living there and they invited us out to their house one day for dinner, and then took us on a sight seeing trip around part of the country and to the beach at Waikiki and the Hawaiian garden and we went to a native Hawaiian Luau and sampled their food. Charles Wood, son of Owen and Phelma Wood, was serving a mission there and one day we met them in a cafe and he wanted to take us sight seeing in their car, so the next day we invited them to dinner with us and then they took us around to the church school in Hawaii and other interesting places. We also attended church services on Sunday in one of the wards. Marie Anderson’s daughter, Ila Marie, married Joseph Hoapi, and they live in Hawaii. They invited us to their home one evening and we enjoyed the visit very much and they made arrangements to take us to the Temple in Hawaii the next day. The temple isn’t as modern as the new ones in our country, but it was still very nice and they have since started remodeling the temple. They took ust to the cemetery where many of the soldiers of World War Two were buried in one part of the cemetery. We walked along the beach where the waved rolled up on shot so far we had to back up to keep from getting wet. We attended several entertainments where the Hawaiian boys and girls would go through their different dances and songs in very beautiful consumes of all different colors that they wear, and it was very entertaining as well as educational to learn about their way of life and things they enjoy. One day we hired a small car and drove all alone on one side of the small Islands and we could stop and see all the places that were interesting to us. We also went to the tourist attractions, but the names of the places I have forgotten a lot of them now, but I can still remember what they looked like. I wish I had written a diary of each day, but it seemed e were so busy all the time, we didn’t have much time to write, and I suppose that will be the last journey we will make. We have traveled to many of the states while Leo was one of the directors in the Production Credit Association and the Reclamation Association where they held their annual meetings in different states each year. Our daughter, Wilma, lived in Las Vegas, Nevada, for many years and we often wen tot see her and her family. Now they have moved to Reno, Nevada, and last April 1975 we made a trip to see them in their new home and they have a nice large house and garden spot there. We have visited our daughter Elaine and her family in Omaha, Nebraska, since they over there and now I suppose our traveling days are bout over as we are getting most too old to drive the car long distances and we enjoy going in the car as we can take our time and stop where we wish. So from here on we will try to be contented taking care of our home and garden and trying to be helpful to the family. After 63 years of married life we are still happy and love each other very much and try to be contented at home in taking care of each other and enjoying our family. March 12, 1976.

Life timeline of Philip Dance

Philip Dance was born in 1860
Philip Dance was 19 years old when Thomas Edison demonstrates incandescent lighting to the public for the first time, in Menlo Park, New Jersey. Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park", he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.
Philip Dance was 25 years old when Louis Pasteur successfully tests his vaccine against rabies on Joseph Meister, a boy who was bitten by a rabid dog. Louis Pasteur was a French biologist, microbiologist and chemist renowned for his discoveries of the principles of vaccination, microbial fermentation and pasteurization. He is remembered for his remarkable breakthroughs in the causes and prevention of diseases, and his discoveries have saved many lives ever since. He reduced mortality from puerperal fever, and created the first vaccines for rabies and anthrax. His medical discoveries provided direct support for the germ theory of disease and its application in clinical medicine. He is best known to the general public for his invention of the technique of treating milk and wine to stop bacterial contamination, a process now called pasteurization. He is regarded as one of the three main founders of bacteriology, together with Ferdinand Cohn and Robert Koch, and is popularly known as the "father of microbiology".
Philip Dance was 35 years old when George VI of the United Kingdom (d. 1952) George VI was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth from 11 December 1936 until his death in 1952. He was the last Emperor of India and the first Head of the Commonwealth.
Philip Dance was 45 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.
Philip Dance was 57 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.
Philip Dance was 68 years old when Walt Disney character Mickey Mouse premieres in his first cartoon, "Plane Crazy". Walter Elias Disney was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons. As a film producer, Disney holds the record for most Academy Awards earned by an individual, having won 22 Oscars from 59 nominations. He was presented with two Golden Globe Special Achievement Awards and an Emmy Award, among other honors. Several of his films are included in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.
Philip Dance was 79 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.
Philip Dance was 81 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.
Philip Dance died in 1951 at the age of 91
Grave record for Philip Dance (1860 - 1951), BillionGraves Record 26080644 Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho, United States