I have typed the bio which Camille Wilde sent to me on Edwin Albert Wilde & wife Hannah Elizabeth Toone. I'll copy / paste here for you. Hope there are not too many typing errors. I assume Camille wrote this but it is not signed so I do not really know for sure.
Pat & Bill Holling
Hannah Elizabeth Toone & Edwin Albert Wilde
The third girl was born to the Toone family on May 11, 1870. She was named hannah Elizabeth Toone.
She too, grew up and received her early education in Croydon. Elizabeth or Lizzie as she was called had a happy disposition and was always concerned with others. She was a very good homemaker.
During this time many miles away in Hilltop, Greasley, Eastwood, Nottingham England a son was born to Edwin and Anna Bradley Wilde on September 15, 1870. It is hard to imagine in that day and age that two people so far apart in miles could ever meet and fall in love and live happily in marriage for over 50 years, but it did happen.
Edwin Albert along with his parents and brother George Herbert and sister Anna Marie (Annie Fister) came to America and first settled in Como, Colorado. Little Edwin was seven years old at this timem.
Edwin’s occupation in England had been a coal miner, so that brought them to this little minning town. He found employment there. Father Wilde took out his naturalization papers at the Fairplay Court House as it was the county seat of Park County, Colorado. That is when he added the "E" to the Wilde name.
He remembered John Hopkin who converted and baptized him in England to the L.D.S. church and decided to go to Croydon and visit him. He fell in love with the Lost Creek and Croydon area and decided to plant his roots here.
We the posterity should always be grateful for his wise judgement for this move.
Edwin Albert and Hannah Elizabeth (Lizzie) were married on May 19, 1892 in Croydon, Utah. They were later endowed on June 3, 1903. They were both 22 years old.
Elizabeth worked very hard to "Make Ends Meet" (an old saying). Besides the household tasks she helped with the farm work and the animals. Often she helped with the hay harvest too. She always took the lantern at night and went out checking the gates and seeing if the animals were alright.
Their first baby died while they were living in Almy, Wyoming. Edwin had found employment working in the coal mines. He brought his baby boy to Croydon in a wagon . He stopped in Echo Canyon at the home of Tom Moore for the night. He was so very grateful for the hospitality shown to him as he was almost frozen himself. The baby was buried in the Croydon Cemetery.
They later moved back to Croydon to make their home.
Their other children were Lawrence Dare, Ann Marie, Altha Leola, another still born boy, Marcus Reed Toone, and Elizabeth (Bessie).
All of Lizzies babies were large and she suffered very ahrd births.
Edwin, George, (His brother) and father were partners up Lost Creek on a ranch located in Gildersleeve Canyon. He sold out to his father and brother for the ground in Croydon.
A very worrisome time occurred when their young son, Reed became critically ill. It was thought to be Meningitis. Many eyars later a Dr. Charles M. Swindler said "Not so, you had Polio." He could tell by the X-Rays that Reed had been taken for another condition that he was suffering with. He did recover though after many day of unconsciousness and left with paralysis in his legs. His folks nursed him back to health. He had to learn to walk again, as he was about five years old at this time. It was simply a miracle as there was little known medical facts on the disease of Poliomyelitis (Polio). His legs were never really stong again in his life time. He lived to be 93 and ½ years of age.
This family raised two foster chidlren Echo Beery Boyce and Chester (Chink) Beery. They were brother and sister and were the step children of their daughter marie.
Grandmother and Grandfather may not have had all the conveniences that others had but they were truly happy.
Lizzie’s health began to fail as she had had diabetes for many years. This disease causes other complications.
It was decided that she shopuld spend the winter of 1947-48 with her daughter althea and Bill Branch in Ogden. While there she suffered a fall and broke her hip. She had good care and was admitted to the Dee Hospital. She passed away March 31, 1948 while she was hospitalized.
Grandfather spent nine lonely years without her. He loved her dearly and always spoke so kindly and respectfully of his dear wife.
Edwin kept working very hard. He loved to irrigate over the creek on a little piece of hay ground. He loved to read. His love for the Big League Baseball games made him so happy evevn if it were only to listen on the radio.
He suffered much with his eye sight because of the Cataracts that had formed there. He was operated on but had to wear very thick lenses after that. (It is very much different now as the doctors put in an implant lense and it has really become a simple operation.)
He went to a Bull sale in Octobver of 1957 and caught a cold. He really was sick with it. He suffered a few little mini strokes and went to stay with Aunt althea.
He passed away at her home in Ogden on November 14, 1957. He had a very good funeral with beautiful tributes paid to him.
Grandpa was a very bright man with a brillant mind and memory. He was a very good vet by taking a correspondence course. He saved many an animal for people in Croydon and the surrounding areas. He also assisted with medical advice and helped to deliver some babies in Croydon.
He had the most interesting stories to tell of the early days in Croydon. Some were humorous and others were sad. He was fun to be around and listen to. We really missed him.
From Ancestral File (TM), data as of 2 January 1996.