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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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  • Photos
    Ostler, Julia A b1866 - Portrait
    Ostler, Julia A b1866 - Portrait

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

  • Name Julia Amanda Ostler 
    Birth 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 
    FamilySearch ID KWJ7-HXB 
    Death 12 Jun 1951  West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Burial 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 25 Feb 2024 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Mary Ann Seward Langford,   b. 29 May 1839, Winsham, Somersetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 11 Feb 1924, South Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 84 years) 
    Marriage 19 Jun 1864  Allington Parish, Dorsetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F382  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Edward Ray,   b. 22 Mar 1863, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 27 Dec 1957, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 94 years) 
    Marriage 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 locationd. 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 locationd. 21 Oct 1891, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 1 year)
    +3. Marvel Alice Ray,   b. 10 May 1892, South Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 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 locationd. 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 locationd. 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 locationd. 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 locationd. 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 locationd. 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 locationd. 1 Jul 1905, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 0 years)
    Family ID F61  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 21 Apr 2024 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 15 Feb 1866 - Bridport, Dorsetshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 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 MapsDeath - 12 Jun 1951 - West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 15 Jun 1951 - South Jordan Cemetery, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • 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, Dorsetsh i re, England, to George Symonds and Mary Ann Langford Ostler

      Julia went to school in England before coming to America. While there, s h e and her sister, Nellie, met two Mormon missionaries who persuaded th e m to come to Riverton, Utah, to marry them. On arriving in Utah, they f ou nd the missionaries already had two wives and were living in polygamy ; so , they refused marriage to them. Both Nellie and Julia found work . Juli a worked at the post office and sent money to England to help bri ng her f amily over to America.

      On 15 February 1887, Julia married Edward Ray in Bingham Junction, Uta h , now known as Midvale, Utah. He was born 22 March 1866, at Wolverhampt on , England. On 14 October 1891, they were sealed in the Manti Temple. T he y lived in South Jordan for about two years then moved to Salt Lake Ci t y where they purchased and operated a jewelry store for a number of yea rs . They sold the business to Sorenson Jewelry which still in operatio n i n 1985.

      Julia and Edward attend the Fourth Ward in which Julia sang in the cho i r and Ted was the leader of the choir. He also sang lead tenor in the T ab ernacle Choir for several years. They were both very good singers an d spe nt many hours together while her husband played the organ and bot h of the m sang.

      They later moved to West Jordan and after a short time built their hom e . Julia would serve a full-course meal every day for the workers. The y li ved there approximately 60 years when, in June 1951, Julia died. Sh e is b uried in the South Jordan Cemetery.

      Their son, Ted, and Wife, Zina, lived in part of her house and raise d a l arge family. Julia attended and took care of all the children whe n they w ere born and helped with them for many years. Their daughter, Ju ne, and h usband, Willis, lived in two rooms of the house and their thre e childre n were born there also – Julia, Rodney, and Ralph. When Ralph w as 6 week s old, they moved to Midvale, Utah and a short time later move d to Salt L ake City.
      Julia’s husband was a very expert watch make and had watches and clock s b rought into him from all over the valley. He was known as the best an d so metimes had twenty or thirty watches at a time in their home to repa ir. H e also worked at the Midvale smelter. He was a master mechanic an d stea m fitter.

      For the last 15 or more years of Julia’s and her husband’s life, they we r e very devoted to the Temple. They would walk four miles a day –two mil e s to the street car in Midvale – where they would go to the Temple an d tw o miles home at night after working in the Temple all day. After Jul ia’ s death, her husband lived for several years when, on morning approac hin g the Temple, had a stroke and died a short time later.

      Julia and Edward lived for two years at Saltair. He was a lifeguard. Th e y had comfortable living quarters over the water, and she always said s h e loved it as it reminded her a lot of England and the old country. He r d aughter, June, also lived with them. She loved it also because she go t t o ride the merry-go-round every morning as it was checked for repairs . Th ese years were enjoyed by all of them.

      She was very active in Relief Society and never missed going. It was he l d in the old Mud Temple. When the meetings were discontinued there, sh e w as active in the Midvale Second Ward for many years.

      She was a very good housekeeper and her wooden kitchen floor was very wh i te. The way she scrubbed it was on her hands and knees with lye soap a n d water. None of the homes in those days had tile or linoleum on the fl oo rs. She loved flowers and spent many hours in her flower and vegetabl e ga rdens. Julia was an exceptionally good cook and prepared many good m eal s for those who would visit her.

      She lived down a long lane and each side of it was a row of black and or a nge native currants. She would stand hours in the hot sun picking thes e . She would then take them home and would make very delicious pies. He r p ies and pie crusts were out of the ordinary. She would also make deli ciou s jelly out of the currants.

      She also raised chickens and ducks and took care of “Tiny” and “Star”, h e r two cows. She loved to sew and made many quilts, which she quilted b y h and. She also made a good part of her grandchildren’s clothes. She lo ve d them all very much. In spite of all the hard work and hardships, sh e al ways had a kind greeting and big smile for everyone; they were alway s wel come in her home and she was loved by all.

      Source: "Thomas Hodder Ostler and Joan Cousins Stevens": Their Descendan t s and Ancestors" Mary Teerlink 1985