Reuben Gardner Jolley

8 Dec 1852 - 5 Jul 1933

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Reuben Gardner Jolley

8 Dec 1852 - 5 Jul 1933
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Son of William Jackson Jolley (1829-1905) and Serepta Lorinda Curtis (1830-1889) Married Rachel Harriet Hoyt (1855-1941) 1873 Reuben Gardner Jolley, 80, veteran rancher and Black Hawk Indiana War Veteran, died at his home, 165 North Third West Street, Wednesday, from ailments incident to age. Born D

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Reuben Gardner Jolley


Provo City Cemetery

610 S State St
Provo, Utah, Utah
United States

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Father - Reuben
Mother - Rachel


January 6, 2012


January 3, 2012

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Reuben Gardner Jolley, Sr. (8 December 1852 – 5 July 1933)

Contributor: ttburton Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

Son of William Jackson Jolley (1829-1905) and Serepta Lorinda Curtis (1830-1889) Married Rachel Harriet Hoyt (1855-1941) 1873 Reuben Gardner Jolley, 80, veteran rancher and Black Hawk Indiana War Veteran, died at his home, 165 North Third West Street, Wednesday, from ailments incident to age. Born December 8, 1852, at Palmyra, a son of William Jackson and Serepta Curtis Jolley, he took an active part in the Black Hawk and other Indian Wars of that period. When but a youth, he was sent by Brigham Young to help settle southern Utah territory especially that district known as Grapevine Springs. From there he went to Long Valley where he stayed until his party was driven out by Indians. Later he went to Parowan then to Leeds and still later to a ranch near Mt. Carmel. Selling his sawmill and ranch there he moved to Glendale where he lived until 1913 when he came to Provo. His wife died several years ago. Surviving are 10 sons and daughters. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Provo L.D.S. Third ward Chapel, with burial in Provo City Cemetery. (

Reuben Gardner Jolley Sr.

Contributor: ttburton Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

Source: "The Jolley Family Book" published by Brigham Young University Press 1966, written by Bryant Manning Jolley and his committee. Reuben Gardner was born in Palmyra, Utah. Rachel Harriet Hoyt was born in Parowan, Utah. In 1862, when only a small boy he moved to Dixie (Southern Utah) with his parents. He met and married Rachel Harriet Hoyt. They made their home in Kanab. About 1900 they sold their home and moved to a Ranch near Glendale. Reuben G. Jolley operated a sawmill and shingle mill at the Ranch and his wife, Rachel, cooked for the mill workers, took care of the Post Office and raised her children. He also operated the only local coal mine in Kane County. In September 1904, Reuben C. Jolley sold his sawmill to Dave Flanigan and his brothers where it was taken to the top of Zion Canyon. Here a steel cable was installed to transport the lumber down into the bottom of the canyon to Dixie. So many men had tried to figure out a road through the mountains and all said only a bird can go through those rugged high peaks. It took the government with their high powered machinery and money to take the road throug. It’s a wonderful scenic trip worth-while to go through the Mt. Carmel Tunnel. Reuben and Rachel sold their home in Glendale, Utah, and moved to Provo, Utah, in 1912 with their 6 youngest children to send them to the Brigham Young University. They purchased a home at 165 North 3rd West and Reuben G. Jolley bought a farm on the Provo Bench where he could raise all the watermelons he wanted; this was his heart’s desire. He also had a farm north of Springville (this is now the J.O. Jolley Ranch). He bought a nice Dodge car and learned to drive it. In his later years he would drive his Dodge to his farm in Lake View. He would say there is so much for me to do and I have such a short time to do it in. When a young man, Reuben G. Jolley played the violin for all the dances and entertainments. He formed a band and called it the Jump-up Band. He, with John Swensen and two Roundy boys made up the band. Reuben’s eight boys all played the violin and his daughters all played the piano and organ. Reuben G. Jolley was a man of high moral character; a hard worker and a man who never went back on his word. He was God fearing and reared a large honorable family who followed his example.

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Reuben Gardner Jolley was born on 8 Dec 1852
Reuben Gardner Jolley was 16 years old when Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton founded the National Woman Suffrage Association, breaking away from the American Equal Rights Association which they had also previously founded. Susan B. Anthony was an American social reformer and women's rights activist who played a pivotal role in the women's suffrage movement. Born into a Quaker family committed to social equality, she collected anti-slavery petitions at the age of 17. In 1856, she became the New York state agent for the American Anti-Slavery Society.
Reuben Gardner Jolley was 22 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.
Reuben Gardner Jolley was 35 years old when The Great Blizzard of 1888 struck the northeastern United States, producing snowdrifts in excess of 50 ft (15 m) and confining some people to their houses for up to a week. The Great Blizzard of 1888 or Great Blizzard of '88 was one of the most severe recorded blizzards in the history of the United States of America. The storm, referred to as the Great White Hurricane, paralyzed the East Coast from the Chesapeake Bay to Maine, as well as the Atlantic provinces of Canada. Snowfalls of 10 to 58 inches fell in parts of New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut, and sustained winds of more than 45 miles per hour (72 km/h) produced snowdrifts in excess of 50 feet (15 m). Railroads were shut down, and people were confined to their houses for up to a week. Railway and telegraph lines were disabled, and this provided the impetus to move these pieces of infrastructure underground. Emergency services were also affected.
Reuben Gardner Jolley was 39 years old when Thomas Edison patents the motion picture camera. 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.
Reuben Gardner Jolley was 51 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.
Reuben Gardner Jolley was 64 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.
Reuben Gardner Jolley was 77 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.
Reuben Gardner Jolley died on 5 Jul 1933 at the age of 80
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