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TOONE John[1]
Male 1813 - 1893


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  • Birth  10 Apr 1813  Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Died  31 Aug 1893  Croydon, Morgan, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried  3 Sep 1893  Croydon, Morgan, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • [Hollingg.ged]

      On John's family group sheet it states that he was endowed 3 feb 1854-31 Jan 1863.

      John came to Utah October 1852, Captain Howell company -- Missionary to England 1854. Played an instrument in the first orchestra in the Salt Lake Theatre. Guard on the pioneer mail routes.--- Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, p. 1216. John is listed with the Edward Martin Handcart Company (fifth) which left Iowa on July 28, 1856 and arrived in Salt Lake City November 30, 1856. John was 43 years old when he made the trip.

      John was listed as part of the Handcart 6th Company with Captain Israel Evans in 1857. Also listed in this company were his future wives - Hannah Wardle and Jemima Cook.

      An Enduring Legacy
      An Enduring Legacy: Volume Eleven
      Early Mormon Settlements Compiled
      Brief History of Croydon, Morgan County, Utah

      In 1874 the settlers reported a good harvest but expressed concern about a possible smallpox
      epidemic. Nearly all school children were vaccinated. John Toone, painter, royal musician, and
      community doctor, obtained vaccine in the following manner: when his young son, Richard, got
      smallpox, John took the pox germ and inoculated a calf, from which he made vaccine. He
      inoculated sixty persons, thus helping to end the epidemic.

      An Enduring Legacy
      An Enduring Legacy: Volume Eleven
      Early Mormon Settlements Compiled
      Brief History of Croydon, Morgan County, Utah

      In that same year (1874) the Croydon-Morgan road was repaired after being out of condition
      for two years.

      An Enduring Legacy
      An Enduring Legacy: Volume Eleven
      Early Mormon Settlements Compiled
      Brief History of Croydon, Morgan County, Utah

      In 1877 grasshoppers again threatened to destroy crops, but Croydon had its own little miracle
      of the gulls. Seagulls descended to eat vast hordes of the insect pests. There were then 173
      inhabitants in Croydon, about sixty students in public school, four stores, a restaurant, a
      sawmill, and a very rich coal mine. This must have been the "golden age" of Croydon.
    Person ID  I0867  Lane, Crisp, Downs, Naylor
    Last Modified  20 Oct 1999 

    Father  TOONE John,   b. 14 Jun 1787, Mount-Nad, Stoneleigh, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1875, Leamington, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  READING Elizabeth,   b. 10 May 1785, Bishops, Tachbrook, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1873, Leamington, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  4 May 1812  Leamington, Warwick, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F135  Group Sheet

    Family 1  PROSSER Emma,   b. 26 Apr 1819, Peterchurch, Hereford, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1889, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  12 Jun 1836  Leamington, Warwick, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    >1. TOONE William Henry,   b. 4 Mar 1842, Leamington, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1923, Croyden, Morgan, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. TOONE Charles Jabez,   b. 17 Mar 1844, Leamington, Warwick, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1922, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. TOONE John PROSSER,   b. 19 Feb 1854, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1923, Lava Hot Springs, Bannock, ID Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F107  Group Sheet

    Family 2  COOK Jemima,   b. 10 Mar 1828, Davonport, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1907, Croydon, Morgan, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  22 Feb 1857  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    >1. TOONE Lyon Lemuel,   c. 6 Mar 1858, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1933, Croydon, Morgan, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. TOONE Felix Pico,   b. 25 Aug 1859, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1937, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. TOONE Emma Jemima,   b. 15 Nov 1865, Croydon, Morgan, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1944, Preston, Franklin, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F134  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S01924] Hollingg.ged, Pat Holling.
      Date of Import: 4 Jan 2003



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