William L Marble

29 Oct 1829 - 21 Oct 1916

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William L Marble

29 Oct 1829 - 21 Oct 1916
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Story of William Lorenzo Marble William Lorenzo Marble was born October 29, 1829 at Huntsburg, Geauga County, Ohio. He was the 3rd son and fifth child in a family of eleven children born to Nathaniel Marble and (Polly) Mary King. Lorenzo’s father died in Nauvoo in 1845, when Lorenzo was about sixt

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William L Marble

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Central Valley Cemetery

920-926 100 S
Monroe, Sevier, Utah
United States
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Ted L Jensen

November 22, 2014
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Ted L Jensen

November 21, 2014

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William Lorenzo Marble

Contributor: Ted L Jensen Created: 3 years ago Updated: 3 years ago

Story of William Lorenzo Marble William Lorenzo Marble was born October 29, 1829 at Huntsburg, Geauga County, Ohio. He was the 3rd son and fifth child in a family of eleven children born to Nathaniel Marble and (Polly) Mary King. Lorenzo’s father died in Nauvoo in 1845, when Lorenzo was about sixteen years old. Three of the children died there the same year and it is thought that their deaths were due to diphtheria. In 1846 at the age of 17 he was baptized and became a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Lorenzo’s mother married again while she was in Nauvoo, but we don’t have the name of the husband. This marriage was not a happy one. Lorenzo used to tell how the step-father demanded the earnings of the children to use as he saw fit and there were few privileges enjoyed by them. Mob violence was being experienced by the Saints at this time, and at one time Lorenzo was thrown into the Mississippi River by one of the mob. The man’s name was Joe Rawls. He said, “He can drown with the rest of the dogs we are throwing in.” They wondered if a Mormon could swim as good as a dog. But Lorenzo said God saved him. He couldn’t swim on top but he did a little under the water, which was swift and swirling and he paddled and floated down stream a short way and got out. He asked the name of the one who threw him in and always remembered it. His brother, Silas, was killed by a group of men who thought to rob him of his earnings which he had received that day. Lorenzo’s hair was light brown, his eyes light blue, his height, 5 feet, heavy set, and he was very religious. As a boy he worked at many occupations and places. Oft times right along with grown men. At one time when his brothers were splitting rails, he ran along a log and as one ax came down it cut his foot just back of the toes. His foot was entirely cut off except for some skin on the bottom. His mother put a thin board under his foot and bandaged it to the board. In time the wound healed but always left a scar. He had a dent across his foot and he always walked with a limp. Especially in later years. Things became so unpleasant in Nauvoo that Lorenzo decided to join a group of Pioneers and come out West. He told his mother of his intentions and offered to help her leave too, if she would. She decided to leave her husband and take her family West. She and seven children came across the plains. To get ready for the journey Westward, she baked pies and cakes and let her children sell them at camp meetings. When she had saved $10.00 she bought a light wagon with the money, and used one horse and one ox (or maybe a cow) and started Westward. They came with one of the Appleton Harmon Companies. According to the report written by Henry M. Marble, they came to Utah in 1851. After reaching Utah, they were aided by the George Stringham family until they could get started on their own. Lorenzo went to Manti, Utah, and helped quarry rock for the building of the homes in Manti. He later went to Salt Lake and got his mother. Sometime later she married Steven Taylor and in about 1852, Lorenzo took three days off from his work and went to Salt Lake to marry a girl whom he had known during his childhood days. This young lady was Sarah Marinda Hanchett, daughter of Martin Hanchett and Sarah Mecham. Lorenzo and Marinda were married in the Endowment house in Salt Lake. After which Lorenzo returned to Manti with his 17 year old bride and they lived in a little one-room log house. They lived there for about 10 years. It was about 1862 when Lorenzo sold his little home in Manti and moved his family to Richfield. They stayed there for about two years. The Indian troubles soon drove them back to Manti for safety. Lorenzo built a two room rock house upon his return to Manti. He quarried the rock near the Temple. This house had a fireplace in each end and a good cellar underneath. A few years later, Lorenzo with his growing family moved to Salem. When the first canal was being built in Spanish Fork Canyon to Payson Hill, Lorenzo bought a good size piece of land and did a lot of work on the canal. He cleared and farmed his piece of ground as soon as possible. He also bought two good lots near the Fort and here he built a log house and planted a fine orchard. He also had an almond tree of which the family were very proud. He raised wheat, corn, sugar cane and all kinds of fruit. He sold a lot of molasses too. Besides being a stone mason and builder of houses, Lorenzo made brooms, whips and tar and sold his products to Camp Floyd, which was a three or four day trip from home. He also acted as an Indian interpreter and could speak their language. Lorenzo didn’t have any schooling. His son-in-law, Danial Wells Jackman, taught him to read after he was 50 years old. He was a good latter Day Saint. He was a full tithe payer. I remember my Great Grandfather only after he had reached a ripe old age. He had a long white beard, his eyes were dim with age and he used a cane. I remember his love for little children. They clamored for a place on his knee. He took the little ones for a “ride in the old Horse” and sang ditties to them to keep them happy. He loved music and sang many hymns from memory. Among his favorites were, “Oh Ye Mountains High”, “How Firm a Foundation”, “Come, Come Ye Saints, and “Poor Way Faring Man of Grief”. He loved to go to church and even when old and crippled, quite deaf and partly blind he insisted on getting ready for church each Sunday and hoped that by some means, he would be able to get there. When the family protested saying that he knew he couldn’t make it, he would say “It is better to be ready and not go, than not be ready.” When his grand children hid the axe protesting wood cutting was too hard for him, he replied, “don’t you know it is better to wear out than to rust out?” He had many other such sayings by which he put over unforgettable lessons to his family. Grandfather was ambitious and hated to be idle. He cleared and proved up on a quarter section of land in Idaho after he was 70 years old. One cold winter day while he was working on his land the severe cold damaged one of his eyes, causing the pupil to break. He could see very little with that eye after that. Lorenzo marble died in 1917, at Central, Sevier County, Utah and was buried there by the side of his wife. She passed away in 1899. He was 88 years old and Marinda was 63 years old when she died. Written by Mary A. Marble Hermansen Compiles from all available sources and my own memory 1964-1965

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1829
William L Marble was born on 29 Oct 1829
William L Marble was 2 years old when Charles Darwin embarks on his journey aboard HMS Beagle, during which he will begin to formulate his theory of evolution. Charles Robert Darwin, was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors and, in a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace, introduced his scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection, in which the struggle for existence has a similar effect to the artificial selection involved in selective breeding.
William L Marble was 11 years old when Samuel Morse receives the patent for the telegraph. Samuel Finley Breese Morse was an American painter and inventor. After having established his reputation as a portrait painter, in his middle age Morse contributed to the invention of a single-wire telegraph system based on European telegraphs. He was a co-developer of the Morse code and helped to develop the commercial use of telegraphy.
William L Marble was 30 years old when Charles Darwin publishes On the Origin of Species. Charles Robert Darwin, was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors and, in a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace, introduced his scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection, in which the struggle for existence has a similar effect to the artificial selection involved in selective breeding.
William L Marble was 40 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.
William L Marble was 48 years old when Thomas Edison announces his invention of the phonograph, a machine that can record and play sound. 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.
William L Marble was 54 years old when Krakatoa begins to erupt; the volcano explodes three months later, killing more than 36,000 people. Krakatoa, or Krakatau, is a volcanic island situated in the Sunda Strait between the islands of Java and Sumatra in the Indonesian province of Lampung. The name is also used for the surrounding island group comprising the remnants of a much larger island of three volcanic peaks which was obliterated in a cataclysmic 1883 eruption.
William L Marble was 69 years old when Spanish–American War: The Treaty of Paris is signed, officially ending the conflict. The Spanish–American War was fought between the United States and Spain in 1898. Hostilities began in the aftermath of the internal explosion of the USS Maine in Havana Harbor in Cuba, leading to US intervention in the Cuban War of Independence. American acquisition of Spain's Pacific possessions led to its involvement in the Philippine Revolution and ultimately in the Philippine–American War.
William L Marble was 79 years old when Ford puts the Model T car on the market at a price of US$825. Ford Motor Company is an American multinational automaker headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. It was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16, 1903. The company sells automobiles and commercial vehicles under the Ford brand and most luxury cars under the Lincoln brand. Ford also owns Brazilian SUV manufacturer Troller, an 8% stake in Aston Martin of the United Kingdom, and a 49% stake in Jiangling Motors of China. It also has joint-ventures in China, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, and Russia. The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is controlled by the Ford family; they have minority ownership but the majority of the voting power.
William L Marble died on 21 Oct 1916 at the age of 87
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