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George Symonds Ostler

George Symonds Ostler

Male 1838 - 1930  (92 years)

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  • Photos
    Ostler, George S b1838
    Ostler, George S b1838

    Documents
    Ostler, George S b1838 - Death Certificate
    Ostler, George S b1838 - Death Certificate

    Headstones
    Ostler, George S b1838 - Langford, Mary Ann b1839
    Ostler, George S b1838 - Langford, Mary Ann b1839

  • Name George Symonds Ostler 
    Born 7 May 1838  Bridport, Dorsetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 27 May 1838  Bridport, Dorsetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1900  Herriman, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1910  South Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1920  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1930  South Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 22 Oct 1930  South Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 26 Oct 1930  South Jordan Cemetery, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Headstones Submit Headstone Photo Submit Headstone Photo 
    Person ID I658  mytree
    Last Modified 21 Sep 2014 

    Father Thomas Hodder Ostler,   b. 3 May 1818, Bridport, Dorsetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1876, Bridport, Dorsetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Mother Joan Cousins Stevens,   b. 30 Jan 1819, Bridport, Dorsetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1901, Riverton, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 26 Nov 1837  Bridport, Dorsetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F453  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Ann Seward Langford,   b. 29 May 1839, Winsham, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1924, South Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 19 Jun 1864  Allington, Dorsetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Julia Amanda Ostler,   b. 15 Feb 1866, Bridport, Dorsetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1951, Midvale, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +2. Ellen "Nellie" Ostler,   b. 6 Sep 1867, Bridport, Dorsetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1916, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
    +3. George Thomas Langford Ostler,   b. 5 May 1871, Bridport, Dorsetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1930, South Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
    +4. Lorinda Ostler,   b. 2 Apr 1876, Bridport, Dorsetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1939, St. Anthony, Fremont, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     5. Alice Seward Ostler,   b. 29 Jun 1881, Bridport, Dorsetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1882, Bridport, Dorsetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     6. Alice Elizabeth Ostler,   b. 14 Aug 1884, Bridport, Dorsetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1898, Bridport, Dorsetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 13 years)
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F310  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 May 1838 - Bridport, Dorsetshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 27 May 1838 - Bridport, Dorsetshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Jun 1864 - Allington, Dorsetshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1900 - Herriman, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1910 - South Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1920 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1930 - South Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Oct 1930 - South Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 26 Oct 1930 - South Jordan Cemetery, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • He was rebaptized 13 Oct. 1891.

      Pioneer
      Jesse Murphy Company (1860)Age at departure: 26
      279 individuals and 38 wagons were in the company when it began its journey from the outfitting post at Florence, Nebraska (now Omaha)

      George Symonds Ostler, son of Thomas Hodder Ostler and Joan Cousins Stevens, was born in Bridport, Dorsetshire, England on May 7, 1838. He was reared in humble circumstances, never having the advantage of an education. In fact, he never attended an institution of learning. Yet, he could read and write and keep up with current events. At the early of eight years old, he began earning his own livelihood and for one month worked for a shilling or twenty-four cents a week.

      His parents were weavers -- his mother being a twine spinner. So he learned the trade and worked at the Pymore Factory for six months; then, he went to the North Mills Factory, where he took care of the machinery. He was very dependable as he worked there for ten years and never missed an hour of work. During that 10 years, there were many days when he would never see daylight because he would leave home very early in the norming and until his job was finished.

      His wages were fifteen shillings or three dollars and seventy-five cents a week. He was so happy when he could earn enough to buy eight pounds of bread at one time to help feed the family.

      He showed a great desire to learn. So, he borrowed an old dictionary from his Uncle John. In doing so, he became a well-versed man and was a master with vocabulary. He also loved to read and study the scriptures. He was considered a great Bible student.

      He became interested in the Church when he was eight years old. He was baptized at the age of fourteen. Very often, they would walk thirty-five miles on Sundays to attend their meetings. They had a lot of opposition and persecution after joining the church. On one occasion, while holding a street meeting, he was struck by a rock which was thrown by some rowdy boys.

      He married Mary Ann Langford the 19th of June, 1864, in the Allington Chapel or Parish. His sister Mary Symonds Ostler and her boyfriend, William George Sheppick ,who later became her husband, witnessed this marriage. They were the parents of six children, all born in England. Julia Amanda, Ellen (known as Nellie), George Thomas Langford, Lorinda, Alice Seward, who died at six months old and was buried in England, and Alice Elizabeth.

      George came to America first and earned his transportation by working on a ship. He worked in a factory in New York for some time and then returned to England. His mother had a home which they sold in order to get the money to bring the family to America. In 1886, 10 years after his father’s death, the family left their home and traveled to Liverpool where they boarded the “British King”, leaving Liverpool October 16th, and arriving in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October27, 1886. They came from there to the Salt lake Valley, on November 1, 1886.

      They made their first home in Riverton, Utah, where they lived for one year. He then bought a piece of ground in South Jordan, Utah, which was covered with sage brush. He cleared it and built his family a home, borrowing the money at a 15% interest rate. He did al the work on his house, laying the brick, doing carpenter work, plastering and shingling and painting. He supported his family by farming. He lived in this home the reminder of his life.

      He was always active in the Church, always attending his meetings. Regardless of the weather, he would always hitch up the horse and buggy and attend his Sacrament meetings and Stake Conferences, which for many years were held in Sandy, Utah.

      His wife died February 11, 1924, at the age of 85. He lived alone in his own home for another six years. He passed away on October 22, 1930, at the age of 93, after being ill for one week.