Elmina Stoker

Female 1865 - 1942  (77 years)


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  • Name Elmina Stoker 
    Born 6 Sep 1865  Summit, Iron, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 18 Sep 1942  Orem, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 21 Sep 1942  Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2517  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 1 Sep 2015 

    Father Michael Stoker,   b. 12 Sep 1833, Bloomfield Township, Jackson, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1904, Junction, Piute, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Polly Brittann Hughes,   b. 6 Jun 1833, Bastard Township, Leeds, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1882, Junction, Piute, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Married 1 Dec 1854  Springville, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F743  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Claybourn Lorenzo Elder,   b. 27 Dec 1867, Virgin, Washington, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1936, Orem, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 1 Dec 1890  Junction, Piute, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F1262  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • RESEARCH_NOTES:
      1. Censuses:
      1870 US: 7-Dist. Summit, Iron, Utah, p. 295b, entry 12 [neighbors to Edward and Sarah Davis; Barbara Graybill Stoker]:
      Michael Stoker, 38, farmer, personal property $300, OH.
      Polly B., 37, housework, Canada.
      John W., 15, UT.
      Michael C. 14, UT.
      David W., 12, UT.
      Almina, 6, UT.

      1880 US: Summit Creek, Iron, Utah, Source: FHL film 1255336, National Archives Film T9-1336, p. 367C.:
      Michael Stoker, occupation: freighter, age 47, married, birthplace: OH, father's and mother's birthplace: NC. Note living in same town as sister Catherine [Stoker] Hulet.
      B. Polly Stoker, occ.: keeping house, age 47, birthplace: Canada, father's birthplace: England, mother: Canada.
      W. John Stoker, farming, age 24, born in Utah.
      W. David Stoker, farming, age 20, born in Utah.
      Almina Stoker, age 15, born in Utah.

      1900 US: Kingston, Piute, Utah, ED #144, p. 232A:
      Claborne L. Elder, b. Dec 1867, age 32, married 9 years, UT IL Den, grocer.
      Almira, wife, b. Sep 1865, 34, married 9 years, 5 total children all living, Utah, OH, Canada/Eng.
      Leo, son, b. Nov 1891, 8, UT UT UT.
      Claud, son, b. Jun 1893, 6, UT UT UT.
      Lorenzo M., son, b. Dec 1895, 4, UT UT UT.
      Barlow, son, b. Dec 1897, 2, UT UT UT.
      Oliver Q., son, b. Jun 1899, 11/12, UT UT UT.

      2. Reviewed Rootsweb.com Worldconnect 6 Jun 2002 and LDS Ancestral File Oct 2003.

      3. Children per Ancestry.com database "Piute":
      Leo S. Elder, b. 14 Nov 1892 in Junction, Piute, UT.
      Claude Elder, b. 12 Jun 1893 in Kingston, Piute, UT; m. Ethel Barker; d. 1 Apr 1933.
      Lorenzo Michael Elder, b. 26 Dec 1895 in Kingston, Piute, UT; m.1 Cassie Lucretia Adair 17 Sep 1915; m.2 Catherine Ester Green; d. 15 Aug 1970 in Salt Lake City, Utah, UT.
      Barlow Elder, b. 20 Dec 1897 in Kingston, Piute, UT; m. Iris L. Pope 12 Jun 1921; d. 22 Nov 1993 in Provo, Utah, UT..
      Oliver Q. Elder, b. 18 Jun 1899 in Kingston, Piute, UT; m. Sarah Agnes Beebe 1 Mar 1923.
      Golda Elmina Elder, b. 2 Oct 1905 in Junction, Piute, UT; m. James LeRoy Mangum.

      4. Mentioned in her brother's obituary of 26 Jul 1935: "... the following sisters, Mrs. Elmina Elder, Provo, and Mrs. Sadie Hales, Ogden, Utah." Also mentioned as a widow in her husband's obituary of 9 Dec 1936.

      5. From a typescript of an unknown source but most likely of the archives of the daughters of the Utah Pioneers (copy in my files) with pages hand-numbered 49-51. See his notes for full quotation; however this part tells about his children with Polly: "...Michael and Polly Hughes had grown into true love for each other. They were married at Springville, Utah, December 1, 1854. They lived in Springville about ten years. During this time three children were born to them: John Willard, Michael Charles, and David William. In 1860, two of Michael's sisters and their husbands were called by Brigham Young to go down and help settle Iron County. Michael who was the youngest of his Mother's family liked to live near his sisters; so he took his wife, Polly, and their three sons and his mother, Barbara Graybill Stoker, who was getting quite old, and moved to Iron County. Settling first at Johnson's Fort, a new settlement north of what is now Cedar City. While living here their first daughter, Emma, was born. She had convulsions and died as a small baby and was buried at Johnson's Fort. They lived at Johnson's Fort about a year and then moved to a nearby settlement called Summit, between Parowan and Cedar City. Here a second daughter, Elmina, was born, September 6, 1865; and Franklin, September, 1867. Franklin died as a small baby and was buried at Johnson's Fort... A happy event came into their lives in June, 1869, a realization of a long hoped for dream. Michael and his wife Polly traveled from Summit, Iron County, to Salt Lake City in a wagon and went to the old Endowment House, and did their temple work. They were sealed to each other for time and eternity. They also did some temple work for some of their people. About 1873, Michael moved his family to Monroe in Sevier County. The family enjoyed living in Monroe. After a few years they moved back to Summit to be near their friends and relatives... Written by Golda Elder Mangum, a granddaughter. Submitted by Hazel Stoker."

      6. FHL book 929.273 St67d "Descendants of William Stoker (1819-1892): with a View of his Ancestors," by Jay and Rachel Phillips Deeben, Feb. 2014, pp. 51-57:
      "Michael Stoker, (1833- 1904), by Jay Deeben.
      Michael Stoker, son of David Stoker and Barbara Graybill, was born on 9 Sep 1833 in Bloomfield, Jackson, Ohio.[1] Michael married Polly Brittan Hughes, daughter of John Hughes and Elizabeth Titus, on 1 Dec 1854, in Canada.[2]...
      Children Michael Stoker (1833-1904) and Polly Brittan Hughes Stoker (Name, Birth date, Birth Place, Death date, Death place):
      John Willard Stoker[12], 9 Sep 1855, Springville, Utah, Utah, 24 Jul 1935, Junction, Piute, Utah. John married Mary Etta Wooley, daughter of Robert Patterson Wooley and Martha Jane Reagan, on 1 Jan 1889 in Junction, Piute, Utah.[14] Mary was born on 17 Jan 1873 in Parowan, Iron, Utah.[15] Mary Etta died on 10 Dec 1956 in Richfield, Sevier, Utah.[16] The marriage record spelled Mary's name as "Mary Lee Ettie Woolley."
      Michael Charles Stoker[16], 31 Oct 1857, Springville, Utah, Utah, 26 May 1877, Beaver, Beaver, Utah. As far as we know Michael Charles Stoker never married.
      David William Stoker[17], 1 Apr 1860, Springville, Utah, Utah, 26 May 1912 Junction, Piute, Utah. David married Anna Maria White, daughter of William White and Ann Chapman,[18] about 1880 in Junction, Piute, Utah.[19] Anna was born on 25 May 1858 in Park Gate, South Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, died on 22 Feb 1901 in Junction, Piute, Utah at age 42. David married Florence Snow Woolley, daughter of Robert Patterson Woolley and Martha Jane Reagan, on 15 Jan 1902 in Junction, Piute, Utah.[20] Florence was born on 2 Apr 1880 in Ranch, Piute, Utah. She died on 3 Dec 1968 in Richfield, Sevier, Utah. (Note: Woolley may be spelled Wooley.)
      Emma Cornelia Stoker[21], 31 Aug 1862, Fort Johnson, Iron, Utah, 1863 Fort Johnson, Iron, Utah
      Almina Stoker,[22] 6 Sep 1865 Summit, Iron, Utah, 18 Sep 1942, Orem, Utah, Utah. Another spelling for Almina is Elmina.[23] By following the Federal Census records between 1870 and 1930, we can follow the movement of Almina throughout Utah. She resided in the following communities during this time: (1) District 7, Plummet, Iron, Utah Territory in 1870; (2) Summit Creek, Iron, Utah, United States in 1880; (3) Kingston, Piute, Utah in 1900; (4) Coyote, Garfield, Utah in 1910; (5) District 76, Henderson, Garfield, Utah in 1920; (6) Orem, Utah, Utah in 1930.[24] Almina married Claybourn Lorenzo Elder,[25] son of Claybome Montgomery Elder and Mica Martina Margaretta Katrina Peterson, on 1 Dec 1890 in Junction, Piute, Utah. Claybourn was born on 27 Dec 1869 in North Creek, Washington, Utah.
      Franklin Stoker, Sep 1867, Summit, Iron, Utah, about 1868, Fort Johnson Fort, Iron, Utah.
      Chapter Notes for Michael Stoker (1833 - 1904).
      1. Endowment House Recorder, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Endowment House Living Endowments, Film 0183406 - Book "G"; p. 95, line #23. Repository: Family History Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150.
      2. Church History Dept., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847-1868, <http://classic/>.lds.org/churchhistory/library/pioneerdetails/1,15791,4018-1-52461,00.html. Evidence from genealogical records proves the Stoker family traveled to Utah in 1855. They were married 1 December 1854 in Canada and their first child was born 9 Sep 1855, in Springville, Utah. Further research is needed to determine the name of the company they traveled with...
      11. Familysearch.org - PIN: LWV3-9RF
      12. Familysearch.org - PIN: KWC1-JWZ
      13. The Western States Marriage Record Index, Marriage ID#504576, Bride and Groom both resided in Junction, Piute, Utah at the time of the marriage. The hard copy can be found at the Piute County of Record, vol 1, page 27, certificate #13. Search Website: <http://abish.byui.edu/specialcollections/westernstates/search.cfm> for John W Stoker or the Marriage ID#listed above. Repository at BYU-Idaho. Piute County, Utah Marriage License Records 1872-1966, Piute County (Utah). County Clerk, Marriage License Records, 1872-1966 (Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah 1966, 1983), item #2, p. 27. Repository: Family History Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150 USA, Call Number: US/CAN film 484608. John was age 32 and Mary was age 15 at the time of this marriage. Witnesses to the marriage were R.P. Woolley and David W. Stoker.
      14. Familysearch.org - PIN: KWZN-G41
      15. Utah Archives, Utah Certificate of Death, certificate number 56 21 0083. Digitized copy of certificate at the Utah Archives web site: <http://images.archives.utah.gov/data/81448/4093863/4093>863_0088.jpg
      16. Familysearch.org - PIN: KVL7-TST
      17.Familysearch.org - PIN: KWZ8-5TB
      18. Familysearch.org - PIN: KJ43-TDY.
      19. PIN KWZ8-5TB
      20. The Western States Marriage Record Index, Marriage ID #504800, Piute County of Record, State of Utah, Vol 2, Page 149, Certificate # 237.
      21. Nauvoo Land and Records Office, Composite set of church and county records, Nauvoo Land and Records Office, Repository: Nauvoo Land and Records Office, Nauvoo, Illinois, Call Number: RlN# 29026. Based on a composite set of records in the Nauvoo Land and Records Office in Nauvoo, Illinois; Their RIN# 29026 William Stoker, born 1819, was first baptized on 26 March 1835. This occurred while his family (living with his parents: David Stoker and Barbara Graybill) in Jackson County, Ohio. These records consist of historical records researched by Susan E. Black, Nauvoo Death Record, Nauvoo, Temple Endowment Register, 70's Record. Two other baptism dates are listed one for 1836 and one for 17 Nov 1852 (1857 possible).
      22. Familysearch.org - PIN: KWC6-D3Y
      23. Mangum, Golda Elder, granddaughter of Michael Stoker; Family History of Family Member, Obtained from Donna Behunan; Junction, Utah.
      24. (1) Year: 1870; Census Place: District 7 Plummet, Iron, Utah Territory; Roll: M593_1610; Page: 295B; Image: 603; Family History Library Film: 553109. (2) Year: 1880; Census Place: Summit Creek, Iron, Utah; Roll: 1336; Family History Film: 1255336; Page: 367C; Enumeration District: 021. (3) 1900; Census Place: Kingston, Piute, Utah; Roll: T623_1683; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 114. (4) Year: 1910; Census Place: Coyote, Garfield, Utah; Roll: T624_1603; Page: 16A; Enumeration District: 0048; Image: 651; FHL Number: 1375616. (5)Year: 1920; Census Place: Henderson, Garfield, Utah; Roll: T625_1862; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 76; Image: 1050. All referenced census records came from United States Federal Census [database online]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009.
      25: Familysearch.org - PIN: KWC6-D3Y. … Piute County, Utah Marriage License Records 18721966,
      Piute County (Utah). County Clerk, Marriage License Records, 1872-1966 (Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah 1966, 1983), item #2, p. 79. Repository: Family History Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150 USA, Call Number: US/CAN film 484608. Claybourn was 22 years old and Almina was 25 years old at the time of this marriage. Witnesses were John W. Stoker and Mary E. Stoker."

      BIRTH:
      1. Per Burial Index cited below and biography cited above. At contrast to this is her live endowment and spouse temple sealing record done in 1935 which gives variant date of 6 Sep 1864 in Summit, Piute, UT. In the latter record, she spells her name as Elmina.

      2. FHL film 26044 LDS Membership Records for Junction Ward, Panguitch Stake, Utah, p. 50, Junction Ward was created 19 Mar 1887 when the Kingston Ward was dissolved and two new wards created: Junction and Circle View.
      Michael Stoker, b. 9 Sep ___ at Ohio to David Stoker, Seventy.
      John W. Stoker, b. 12 Sep 1856 at Springville, Utah, Utah, to Michael Stoker and Polly B. Hews, Elder
      Almina Stoker, b. 6 Sep 1865 at Summit, Iron, Utah, to Michael Stoker and Polly B. Hews
      David W. Stoker, b. 1 Apr 1860, to Michael Stoker and Polly B. Hews, ordained an Elder by J.W. Bay on 21 May 1882.
      Ellen Draper Stoker, received Sept. 1892 from Juab, Juab Co.
      Note accompanies entry: Ward divided; now in Junction Ward.

      MARRIAGE:
      1. Online "BYU Idaho Western States Historical Marriage Record Index": Claybourn L. Elder (22) of Junction and Almina Stoker (25) of Junction married 1 Dec 1890 at Junction. Piute Co., Utah Records, v. 1 or P2, p. 79.

      2. Witnessed by brother John W. Stoker 1 Dec 1890. See his notes for citation. Variant date is in husband's obituary but unfortunately the date is a bit unclear: "He married Elmina Stoker Dec. 28[?], 1890[?] at Junction, Utah."

      DEATH:
      1. Utah State Historical Society Burials Database online: Elmina Elder, b. 6 Sep 1865 at Summit, UT, d. 18 Sep 1942 at Orem, UT, bur. 21 Sep 1942 at Provo City Cemetery Blk. 11 Lot 72.

      BURIAL:
      1. Per Burial Index cited above.

      2. "Index to the Utah County Cemeteries, 1850's to 1996," compiled by Diane R. Parkinson and located at the family history center at the BYU Provo library: Elmina 6 Sep 1865 - 18 Sep 1942 Provo.

      OBITUARY:
      1. "Elmina S. Elder Called by Death. Funeral services for Mrs. Elmina Stoker Elder, 77, who died Friday at her home in Orem of causes incident to age, will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in the Sharon ward chapel, with Bishop J. Clayton Watts in charge. A widow of Clayborne Elder, she was born September 6, 1865 in Summitt, a daughter of Michael and Polly B. Hughes Stoker. She spent her childhood and early life in southern Utah and was married to Mr. Elder December 2, 1890, in Junction. Her husband died in 1936. Mrs. Elder had resided in Orem since 1929. She was active in the L.D.S. church, especially in the Relief Society. Surviving are one daughter and four sons: Leo, Lorenzo, and Oiver Elder, and Mrs. Gold Mangum of Orem, and Barlow Elder of Lehi; 26 grandchildren, and one half-sister, Mrs. Sadie Hales, of Ogden. Friends may call at the Deseret Mortuary Sunday evening and at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Golda Mangum, in Orem, Monday prior to sevices. Interment will be in the Provo burial park." Provo Sunday Herald, Sun., 20 Sep 1942.