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Julia Amanda Ostler

Julia Amanda Ostler

Female 1866 - 1951  (85 years)  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document    Has 62 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Julia Amanda Ostler 
    Born 15 Feb 1866  Bridport, Dorsetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Census 1910  West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Initiatory (LDS) 24 Jun 1920  SLAKE Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1930  West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 12 Jun 1951  West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 15 Jun 1951  South Jordan Cemetery, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I365  mytree
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2022 

    Father George Symonds Ostler,   b. 7 May 1838, Bridport, Dorsetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1930, South Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Mother Mary Ann Seward Langford,   b. 29 May 1839, Winsham, Somersetshire, 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 Parish, Dorsetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F376  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Edward Ray,   b. 22 Mar 1863, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1957, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Married 15 Feb 1887  Bingham Junction, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Milton George Ray,   b. 3 Jul 1888, South Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1890, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     2. Lellietta Amanda Ray,   b. 5 Feb 1890, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1891, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    +3. Marvel Alice Ray,   b. 10 May 1892, South Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1990, Draper, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years)
    +4. Edward Milton Ray,   b. 20 Jan 1894, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1968, Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     5. Thomas Hodder Ray,   b. 11 Mar 1897, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1897, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     6. Russel Alvin Ray,   b. 29 Aug 1898, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1898, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     7. Kenneth Stevens Ray,   b. 21 Mar 1901, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1901  (Age 0 years)
    +8. June Ray,   b. 11 Jun 1902, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1996, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     9. Willard Ray,   b. 28 Jun 1905, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1905, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 5 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F60  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Feb 1866 - Bridport, Dorsetshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Feb 1887 - Bingham Junction, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1910 - West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsInitiatory (LDS) - 24 Jun 1920 - SLAKE Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1930 - West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Jun 1951 - West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 15 Jun 1951 - South Jordan Cemetery, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Ostler, Julia A b1866 - Portrait
    Ostler, Julia A b1866 - Portrait

    Documents
    Ostler, Julia Amanda Death Certificate
    Ostler, Julia Amanda Death Certificate

  • Notes 
    • Death: Died at home.

      SOURCE: Death Certificates, State of Utah

      HISTORY OF JULIA AMANDA OSTLER (1866 - 1951)

      Julia Amanda Ostler Ray was born 22 February 1866 in Allington, Dorsetshire, England, to George Symonds and Mary Ann Langford Ostler

      Julia went to school in England before coming to America. While there, she and her sister, Nellie, met two Mormon missionaries who persuaded them to come to Riverton, Utah, to marry them. On arriving in Utah, they found the missionaries already had two wives and were living in polygamy; so, they refused marriage to them. Both Nellie and Julia found work. Julia worked at the post office and sent money to England to help bring her family over to America.

      On 15 February 1887, Julia married Edward Ray in Bingham Junction, Utah, now known as Midvale, Utah. He was born 22 March 1866, at Wolverhampton, England. On 14 October 1891, they were sealed in the Manti Temple. They lived in South Jordan for about two years then moved to Salt Lake City where they purchased and operated a jewelry store for a number of years. They sold the business to Sorenson Jewelry which still in operation in 1985.

      Julia and Edward attend the Fourth Ward in which Julia sang in the choir and Ted was the leader of the choir. He also sang lead tenor in the Tabernacle Choir for several years. They were both very good singers and spent many hours together while her husband played the organ and both of them sang.

      They later moved to West Jordan and after a short time built their home. Julia would serve a full-course meal every day for the workers. They lived there approximately 60 years when, in June 1951, Julia died. She is buried in the South Jordan Cemetery.

      Their son, Ted, and Wife, Zina, lived in part of her house and raised a large family. Julia attended and took care of all the children when they were born and helped with them for many years. Their daughter, June, and husband, Willis, lived in two rooms of the house and their three children were born there also – Julia, Rodney, and Ralph. When Ralph was 6 weeks old, they moved to Midvale, Utah and a short time later moved to Salt Lake City.
      Julia’s husband was a very expert watch make and had watches and clocks brought into him from all over the valley. He was known as the best and sometimes had twenty or thirty watches at a time in their home to repair. He also worked at the Midvale smelter. He was a master mechanic and steam fitter.

      For the last 15 or more years of Julia’s and her husband’s life, they were very devoted to the Temple. They would walk four miles a day –two miles to the street car in Midvale – where they would go to the Temple and two miles home at night after working in the Temple all day. After Julia’s death, her husband lived for several years when, on morning approaching the Temple, had a stroke and died a short time later.

      Julia and Edward lived for two years at Saltair. He was a lifeguard. They had comfortable living quarters over the water, and she always said she loved it as it reminded her a lot of England and the old country. Her daughter, June, also lived with them. She loved it also because she got to ride the merry-go-round every morning as it was checked for repairs. These years were enjoyed by all of them.

      She was very active in Relief Society and never missed going. It was held in the old Mud Temple. When the meetings were discontinued there, she was active in the Midvale Second Ward for many years.

      She was a very good housekeeper and her wooden kitchen floor was very white. The way she scrubbed it was on her hands and knees with lye soap and water. None of the homes in those days had tile or linoleum on the floors. She loved flowers and spent many hours in her flower and vegetable gardens. Julia was an exceptionally good cook and prepared many good meals for those who would visit her.

      She lived down a long lane and each side of it was a row of black and orange native currants. She would stand hours in the hot sun picking these. She would then take them home and would make very delicious pies. Her pies and pie crusts were out of the ordinary. She would also make delicious jelly out of the currants.

      She also raised chickens and ducks and took care of “Tiny” and “Star”, her two cows. She loved to sew and made many quilts, which she quilted by hand. She also made a good part of her grandchildren’s clothes. She loved them all very much. In spite of all the hard work and hardships, she always had a kind greeting and big smile for everyone; they were always welcome in her home and she was loved by all.

      Source: "Thomas Hodder Ostler and Joan Cousins Stevens": Their Descendants and Ancestors" Mary Teerlink 1985