Year Emigrated - 1852
Ship Emigrated on - Ellen Maria
departed - from Liverpool, England 10 February 1852 arrived - New Orleans 5 April 1852
Captain Howell Company arrived Salt Lake City October 1852
William was 9 years old when he set sail on the ship Ellen Maria with his parents and sibblings.
John Toone age 37, Emma (Prosser) Toone age 31, Mary Elizabeth Toone age 10, Charles Jabez Toone age 6, and Ann Toone age 3 months who died at sea.
1. Ancestral File
2. LDS Emigrant Roster & Voyage History 1840 - 1869 CD.
"William Henry Toone, Bishop of the Croydon Ward, Morgan Stake, Utah, from 1909 to 1917, was born march 3, 1842, in Leamington, Warwickshire, England, a son of John Toone and Emma Prosser. He was baptized in 1851, emigrated to Utah in 1852, was ordained to the Priesthood, filled a mission to Great Britain in 1897-1898, was ordained a High Priest July 19, 1887, by Lorenzo Snow and ordained a Bishop June 13, 1909, by Orson F. Whitney. He died Dec. 25, 1923."
Latter-Day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia by Andrew Jenson Vol. IV page 540.
Salt Lake Tribuen, Sunday Morning, April 8, 1917
SEPTUAGENARIANS JOIN THE COLORS
MINUTE MEN AND READY THEY SAY
VETERANS TAKING THE OATH. Left to right - (photo) E. E. Rich, Edwin N. Austin, William Cooper, Hyrum P. Folsom, William H. Toone, Lieutenant Albert Meyers, recruiting officer.
UTAH PIONEERS EVIDENCE WILLINGNESS TO SERVE FLAG AND NATION
Patriotism in Utah is at its pinnacle of fervor, to judge by an incident which occurred in Salt Lake yesterday afternoon. Five patriarchal citizans went to the army recruiting station in the old Walker bank building and registered for service in the army upon call.
"We are minute men, " said one of them, "and we are ready at a moments notice, day or night, to serve our country. We have done military duty before and we are willing to do it again if need be. We simply want to show our patriotism at this time."
the names of the five men who enlisted, together with their ages, follows:
Edwin N. Austin , 77 Salt Lake
Hyrum P. Folsom, 76, Salt Lake
William Cooper, 77, Salt Lake
E. E. Rich, 77, Salt Lake
William H. Toone, 75, Croydon, Morgan County
Edwin N. Austin came west in 1846, year before the Mormon Pioneers settled in Utah. HE came to Utah from the coast in 1848. He acted as scout and Indian interpreter from 1858 to 1860, being able to speak Spanish and sever Indian tongues. Mr. Austin holds a captains commission received from Governor Durkee during the Indian wars in Utah and Idaho. He was born in Suffield, Conn,, and lives at 864 Wilmington Ave., this city. He is in the stock raising business.
Hyrum P. Folsom came to Utah in October, 1860, engaging in the carpenter business and in the industry of making brick. He did work on the tabernacle and the Salt Lake Theater and ahs erected many of the private homes of the city. Mr. Folsom was a member of teh Nauvoo legion and is still am ember of the association which perpetuates that organization's name. He was born in Buffalo, N. Y., and now lives at 553 South Third East street.
William Cooper came to Utah in 1866 as a miller and did milling work for Brigham Young and George A. Smith. He is proud of the fact that he has been a subcriber for the Tribune for forty four years. Mr. Cooper was born in Leeds, England and is now a retired merchant of this city.
E. E. Rich came to Utah in 1868 and is a well-known merchant in this city. He was born in Wiltshire, England, where he volunteered and served three years in the Queens Rifle. Since coming to Utah he has served with the Nauvoo legion. Mr. Rich was a member of the Salt Lake City Council in 1892-93, serving with that body when the first street paving was done here, when the gravity sewer was built and when the city and county building was begun. He resides at 760 West North Temple street.
William H. Toone came to Utah in 1852. He was a stone quarrier and supplied much of the stone that went into the erection of the Tabernacle, the Salt Lake Theater, and the old city hall. Mr. Toone was born in Leamington, Warwickshire, England and crossed the plains five times in assisting immigrants to reach this territory. He now resides at Croyden, Morgan County, where he is engaged in farming.