Robert Temple Simpson

Male 1853 - 1939  (85 years)


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  • Name Robert Temple Simpson 
    Born 31 Jul 1853  Sculcoates, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 21 Aug 1853  All Saints, Sculcoates, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Feb 1939  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 19 Feb 1939  Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I533  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2014 

    Family Hilma Caroline Johnson,   b. 19 Dec 1860, Norrkoping, Ostergotland, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1945, Benjamin, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 4 Jun 1917  Salt Lake City, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F382  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • RESEARCH_NOTES:
      1. Censuses:
      1880 US: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, FHL film 1255337, NA film T9-1337, p. 136D:
      Robert Temple Simpson, farmer, M, 27, Eng Eng Eng.
      Ellen Walsh Simpson, keeping house, wife, 29, Eng Eng Eng.
      Richard Shingleton Simpson, school boy, son, 7, UY, Eng, Eng.
      Stephen Simpson, school boy, son, 6, UT Eng Eng.

      1910 US: 663 ___, Precinct 53, 3rd Ward, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, 5 Jan 1920, p. 3 of 18 (161), family 35:
      Robert T. Simpson, 56, married once for 30 years, Eng Eng Eng, immigrated 1877, railroad engineer.
      Helen, wife, 54, married twice currently 30 years, UT Eng Eng.
      Heber, son, 18, UT Eng UT.
      Clara, dau., 15, UT Eng UT.

      1920 US: 663 First N., Election Dist. 33, 3rd Ward, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, 20 Apr 1910, p. 22 of 44, family 258:
      Robert T. Simpson, 66, immigrated 1879, naturalized 1889, Eng Eng Eng, railroad locomotive engineer.
      Hilma, wife, 59, immigrated 1864, naturalized 1880, Swe Swe Swe.

      1930 US: 3rd Ward, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, p. 158, 10 apr 1930, 170 N. 9th West, family 226:
      Robert T. Simpson, $2000, 76, first married at age 26, Eng Eng Eng., imm. 1879, naturalized, no occupation.
      Hilma C., wife, 69, first married at age 18, Swe Swe Swe, imm. 1863, naturalized.

      BIRTH:
      1. Date per obituary.

      2. Per 1871 English census which gives birth place as Sculcoates.

      CHRISTENING:
      1. Family Search's "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975": Robert Temple Simpson, chr. 21 Aug 1853 at All Saints Church, Sculcoates, Yorkshire, England, son of Robert Simpson and Dinsa Simpson. Indexing Project (Batch) Number: 103301-2; GS film number: 919442; reference ID: 436.

      MARRIAGE:
      1. First two wives per Ordinance Index: Ellen Walsh and Annie Burrill.

      2. The book "Pioneer Women of Faith and Fortitude" by the daughters of Utah Pioneers for Hilma Caroline Johnson Hales Simpson notes she married Robert Temple Simpson after 17 years of widowhood after death of first husband Stephen Frederick Hales in 1900.

      3. Obituaries of wife Hilma.

      DEATH:
      1. Per obituary.

      2. Per wife Hilma's obituary.

      3. Utah State Historical Society Burials Database online: Robert Temple Simpson, b. 1853 in England, d. 15 Feb 1939 in Salt Lake City, bur. 19 Feb 1939 in Salt Lake City Cemetery Q-14-2-1-E.

      BURIAL:
      1. Per obituary.

      2. Per Burial Index cited above.

      OBITUARY:
      1. "Intermountain Obituaries. Robert Temple Simpson. Funeral services for Robert Temple Simpson, 85, retired railroad engineer, will be conducted in the Thirty-fourth LDS ward chapel, 311 North Eight West street, Sunday at 1 pm with Bishop S. Burton Newman officiating. Burial will be in the City cemetery. Friends may call at 260 East South Temple street Saturday from 4 to 8 pm and Sunday from 10 am until noon, and at the ward chapel from 12:30 pm until time for the services. Mr. Simpson died at his home, 170 North Ninth West street, Wednesday night after a lingering illness." Photo accompanies obituary, Salt Lake Tribune, Saturday, Feb. 18, 1939, pg. 28.

      2. "In the City. Robert T. Simpson. Funeral for Robert Temple Simpson, 85 of 170 North Ninth West Street, who died Wednesday at the home, will be held in the Thirty-fourth Ward Chapel at 1 pm tomorrow with Bishop S. Burton Newman in charge. Burial will be in the City Cemetery. Mr. Simpson was born in England July 1, 1853, the son of Robert and Dinah Temple Simpson. He had lived in the United States 50[?] years and was a retired railroad engineer. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Hilma Simpson; three sons, John Simpson of Ogden, Joseph Simpson of Compton, Calif., and Heber Simpson of Venice, Calif.; five daughters, Mrs. Nellie Cheshire and Mrs. Clara Lamb of Los Angeles, Mrs. T. E. Ludlow, Mrs. Thomas Markham and Mrs. Wilford Stevenson of Salt Lake; four stepsons, John H. R. A. Wallace M. and Heber Lee Hales, all of Salt Lake; also 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Friends may call at 260 East South Temple Street until 8 pm today and Sunday from 10 am until 12 noon and at the chapel one-half hour before the service." Photo accompanies obituary, Deseret News, Salt Lake City. Saturday, February 18, 1939, pg. 13.