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George Symonds Ostler

George Symonds Ostler

Male 1838 - 1930  (92 years)  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document    Has 58 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name George Symonds Ostler 
    Birth 7 May 1838  Bridport, Dorsetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christening 27 May 1838  Allington Parish, Dorsetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Initiatory (LDS) 14 Oct 1891  MANTI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    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 
    FamilySearch ID KWJ7-WYB 
    Death 22 Oct 1930  South Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Burial 26 Oct 1930  South Jordan Cemetery, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID i658  mytree
    Last Modified 25 Feb 2024 

    Father Thomas Hodder Ostler,   b. 3 May 1818, Bridport, Dorsetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 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 locationd. 23 Mar 1901, Riverton, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 82 years) 
    Marriage 26 Nov 1837  Bridport, Dorsetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F571  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family George Symonds Ostler,   b. 7 May 1838, Bridport, Dorsetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 22 Oct 1930, South Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 92 years) 
    Marriage 19 Jun 1864  Allington Parish, 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 locationd. 12 Jun 1951, West Jordan, 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 locationd. 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 locationd. 29 Jan 1930, South Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 58 years)
     4. Leonard Symonds Ostler,   b. 29 Jun 1872, Bridport, Dorsetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. Lorinda Ostler,   b. 2 Apr 1876, Bridport, Dorsetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 22 May 1939, St. Anthony, Fremont, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 63 years)
     6. Alice Seward Ostler,   b. 29 Jun 1881, Bridport, Dorsetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 25 Jan 1882, Bridport, Dorsetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 0 years)
     7. Seward Symonds Ostler,   b. Abt 1883, Bridport, Dorsetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Alice Elizabeth Ostler,   b. 14 Aug 1884, Bridport, Dorsetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 23 Apr 1895 (Age 10 years)
    Family ID F382  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 20 May 2024 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 7 May 1838 - Bridport, Dorsetshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristening - 27 May 1838 - Allington Parish, Dorsetshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 19 Jun 1864 - Allington Parish, Dorsetshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsInitiatory (LDS) - 14 Oct 1891 - MANTI 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 MapsDeath - 22 Oct 1930 - South Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 26 Oct 1930 - South Jordan Cemetery, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
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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

  • 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 jour n ey from the outfitting post at Florence, Nebraska (now Omaha)

      George Symonds Ostler, son of Thomas Hodder Ostler and Joan Cousins Stev e ns, was born in Bridport, Dorsetshire, England on May 7, 1838. He was r ea red in humble circumstances, never having the advantage of an educatio n . In fact, he never attended an institution of learning. Yet, he coul d re ad and write and keep up with current events. At the early of eigh t year s old, he began earning his own livelihood and for one month worke d fo r a shilling or twenty-four cents a week.

      His parents were weavers -- his mother being a twine spinner. So he lear n ed the trade and worked at the Pymore Factory for six months; then, h e we nt to the North Mills Factory, where he took care of the machinery . He wa s very dependable as he worked there for ten years and never miss ed an ho ur of work. During that 10 years, there were many days when he w ould neve r see daylight because he would leave home very early in the mo rning an d until his job was finished.

      His wages were fifteen shillings or three dollars and seventy-five cen t s a week. He was so happy when he could earn enough to buy eight pound s o f bread at one time to help feed the family.

      He showed a great desire to learn. So, he borrowed an old dictionary fr o m his Uncle John. In doing so, he became a well-versed man and was a ma st er with vocabulary. He also loved to read and study the scriptures. H e wa s considered a great Bible student.

      He became interested in the Church when he was eight years old. He was b a ptized at the age of fourteen. Very often, they would walk thirty-fiv e mi les on Sundays to attend their meetings. They had a lot of oppositio n an d persecution after joining the church. On one occasion, while holdi n g a street meeting, he was struck by a rock which was thrown by some ro wd y boys.

      He married Mary Ann Langford the 19th of June, 1864, in the Allington Ch a pel or Parish. His sister Mary Symonds Ostler and her boyfriend, Willi a m George Sheppick, who later became her husband, witnessed this marriag e . They were the parents of six children, all born in England. Julia Ama nd a, Ellen (known as Nellie), George Thomas Langford, Lorinda, Alice Sew ard , who died at six months old and was buried in England, and Alice Eli zabe th.

      George came to America first and earned his transportation by workin g o n a ship. He worked in a factory in New York for some time and then r etur ned to England. His mother had a home which they sold in order to ge t th e money to bring the family to America. In 1886, 10 years after hi s fathe r’s death, the family left their home and traveled to Liverpool w here the y boarded the “British King”, leaving Liverpool October 16th, an d arrivin g in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 27, 1886. They came fr om there t o the Salt lake Valley, on November 1, 1886.

      They made their first home in Riverton, Utah, where they lived for one y e ar. He then bought a piece of ground in South Jordan, Utah, which was c ov ered with sage brush. He cleared it and built his family a home, borro win g the money at a 15% interest rate. He did all the work on his house , lay ing the brick, doing carpenter work, plastering and shingling and p aintin g. He supported his family by farming. He lived in this home the r eminde r of his life.

      He was always active in the Church, always attending his meetings. Rega r d less of the weather, he would always hitch up the horse and buggy an d a ttend his Sacrament meetings and Stake Conferences, which for many ye ar s were held in Sandy, Utah.

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