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Robert Edwin Pender

Male 1870 - 1952  (81 years)


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  • Name Robert Edwin Pender 
    Born 26 Aug 1870  Farley, Platte, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 May 1952  Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 22 May 1952  Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1528  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2014 

    Family Clara Ethel Osborne,   b. 9 Dec 1880, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1961, Roy, Weber, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 24 Jun 1914  Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 18 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F870  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • RESEARCH_NOTES:
      1. Not in 15 Sep 2002 search of Utah State Historical Society's web-based Burial Index.

      2. Censuses:
      1880 US: Leadville, Lake, Colorado, NA T9-0091, FHL 1254091, p. 453D:
      James F. Pender, marr., 34, VA Ire VA, liquor dealer.
      Sarah C., wife, 30, MO PA TN.
      Robert, son, 10, MO VA MO.
      Olive, dau., 6, MO VA MO.
      Rosa, dau., 3, MO VA MO.
      John A., son, 2, MO VA MO.
      Matilda Lamb [Laub?], mother-in-law, 65, TN KY TN.
      John A. Pender, brother, s, 24, VA Ire VA, charcoal burner.

      1900 US: Evanston City, Uinta, Wyoming, p. 115a:
      Robert E. Pender, b. Aug 1872, 27, marr. 7 years, MO VA MO, R.R. Engineer.
      Ella, wife, May 1875, 25, marr. 7 years, 4 children total with 4 living, UT OH UT.
      Nellie M., dau, Oct 1892, 7, UT MO UT.
      Pearl E., dau, Jan 1894, 6, UT MO UT.
      Robert, son, Jul 1897, 2, WY MO UT.
      James H., son, May 1899, 1, WY MO UT.

      BIRTH:
      1. Per obituary.

      2. Per burial record.

      3. Variant is Ordinance Index reference of book 884275-884278, batch H000123 for the membership
      records of deceased members of the LDS Church. It indicates the same date but at Salida, Chaffee, Colorado. Judging from obituaries, burial record, and the majority of other Ord. Index entries, he moved to Colorado after his birth in Missouri which is also my interpretation.

      MARRIAGE:
      1. First wife according to Ancestral File is Eleanor Harsh, b. 11 May 1875 at Woodruff, Rich, Utah to Henry Harsh and Henrietta Wood, d. 17 Jan 1948. May have remarried 12 May 1914 to Frank Wilkinson.

      2. Osborne: per obituary. Wife's obituary indicates Robert was married prior to Clara Osborne because it refers to the children as stepchildren. 1900 census confirms marriage. No record in Ordinance Index.

      DEATH:
      1. Per obituary.

      2. Per burial record.

      BURIAL:
      1. Per online index of Ogden City Cemetery: Robb Edwin Pender, b. 26 Aug 1870 at Farley, MO and died 17 May 1952; buried in plot J-9-11-1E, parents James F. Pender and Sarah Laub.

      OBITUARY:
      1. "Robert Edwin Pender. Ogden - Robert Edwin Pender, 81, 231 27th St., died Saturday of a heart
      attack while visiting a friend. Mr. Pender was born Aug. 26, 1870, in Farley, Mo., a son of James Franklin and Sarah Luab [Laub] Pender. The family moved to Colorado when Mr. Pender was a young man, and he moved to Ogden about 1880 and entered employment with the Union Pacific Railroad Co. as an engineer. In 1905, he went to work for the Southern Pacific Railroad Company as a power-house employee, and worked for S.P until he retired in 1940, after 50 years of railroad service. He married Clara Osbourne in Ogden June 24, 1914. Their marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, June 14, 1944. Mr. Pender was a member of the LDS Church, Southern Pacific Old Timers, Ogden Elks, and the Maccabees. At the time of his death he was a high priest in the Second Ward, and a ward teacher. Surviving are his widow; two sons and three daughters, Robert E. Pender, Jr., Salt Lake City; James H. Pender, Pocatello, Ida.; Mrs. J.J. Nugent and Mrs. Mae Dunham, Alameda, Cal., and Mrs. Pearl Cane, Reno, Nev.; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Rose Hyslop and Mrs. Alice Stuck, Ogden. Lindquist and Sons Mortuary will announce funeral services." Salt Lake Tribune, 18 May 1952.

      2. "Robert Edwin Pender. Ogden - Robert Edwin Pender, 81, retired after 50 years of service with the railroad, died Saturday of a heart attack while visiting a friend. He made his home at 231 27th St. Mr. Pender came to Ogden about 1890 and worked as an engineer for the Union Pacific Railroad Company. In 1905, he was employed by the Southern Pacific Railroad Company as a power-house operator and remained with that company until his retirement in 1940. Born Aug. 26, 1870, in Farley, Mo., he was a son of James Franklin and Sarah Luab Pender. The family moved to Colorado when Mr. Pender was a young man and he lived there until moving to Ogden. He married Clara Osbourne in Ogden on June 24, 1914. The ceremony was solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on June 14, 1944. As a member of the Church, Mr. Pender served as high priest and ward teacher in the Ogden Second Ward. He was also affiliated with the Southern Pacific Old Timers, Ogden Elks, and the Maccabees. Survivors include his widow; two sons, Robert E. Pender, Jr., Salt Lake City, and James H. Pender, Pocatello, Ida., three daughters, Mrs. J.J. Nugent and Mrs. Mae Dunham, Alameda, Calif., and Mrs. Pearl Cane, Reno, Nev.; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Rose Hyslop, Alameda, Calif., and Mrs. Alice Stuck, El Monte, Calif." Deseret News, Mon., 19 May 1952.

      3. "Robert Edwin Pender. Ogden - Funeral services for Robert Edwin Pender, 81, retired railroad engineer will be conducted Thusday at 2 p.m. The rites will be held in Ogden Second Ward chapel, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Bishop Rulon D. Wardle will officiate. Mr. Pender died Saturday of a heart attack while visiting a friend. Friends may call at Lindquist and Sons Mortuary Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. and Thursaday until 1:30 p.m. Burial will be in Ogden City Cemetery." Deseret News, Tues., 20 May 1952.

      ~ORDINANCES: Verified 10 May 2003.
      Additional reference is book 884275-884278, batch H000123 for the membership records of deceased members of the LDS Church.
      BAPTISM: 10 May 2003 online Ordinance Index FHL films 456880 and 1239509.
      ENDOWMENT: 10 May 2003 online Ordinance Index FHL films 456880 and 1239509.
      SEALING TO PARENTS: 10 May 2003 online Ordinance Index FHL film 456880. Parents listed as James Franklin Pender and Sarah Catharine Laub.
      SEALING TO SPOUSE:
      Eleanor: 10 May 2003 online Ordinance Index without film reference: Robert Edwin Pender and Eleanor Harsh, m. 11 Oct 1892 , sealed 20 Jul 1993 JRIVE.
      Clara: Obituary indicates they were sealed 24 Jun 1944 in SLAKE. 10 May 2003 online Ordinance Index FHL film 184075, 7401, says 14 Jun 1944.