Utah Newspaper Extracts

Our thanks to DGS member Rodney Dalton of Utah for the following miscellaneous articles, which were extracted mainly from the Ogden Standard Examiner. There are 2,387 newspaper articles from 9/10/1879 to 12/31/1906 which reference Daltons in Utah.

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TAKEN UP - "On the Church Farm, two Monly Steers, about 1 year old; one a dark red, and the other a light red, having a small crop off the right ear, and two slits in the same; supposed to have come in this year. The owner will please call, pay charges and take them away".

JOHN DALTON, Church Farm

Source: Deseret News dated Sept. 18, 1852.


Arrived from Fort Limhi, March 30, Messers. Thomas S. Smith, William Burgess, Benjamin F. Cummings, David Stevens and Charles Dalton.

They report all well, quite, and prosperous in that region.

Source: Deseret News - Dated 4-9-1856.


At Annabella Springs, Sevier County, May 2, Isabella, wife of Henry Dalton, of dropsy, in the forth-second year of her age. Deceased has been in the Church since her childhood, and was liked by all who knew her. She left a large family and many friends.

Source: Ogden Examiner newspaper - Dated 5-20-1874.


As a matter of general interest we publish the present fields of labor of several of our missionaries as furnished by Pres. George Q. Cannon.


John L. Dalton from Land’s End to Cheltenham conference.

Source: Deseret News - Dated 3-16-1864.

John Luther Dalton was a partner in the firm Dalton, Nye and Cannon, a book and music store located at 2376 Washington, Ogden, Utah, that later expanded its inventory to include furniture.


The City Council met in the City Hall, Ogden, Jan. 6, 1882.

Mayor L. J Herrick presiding.

Minutes of former meeting were read and approved.

Petition of John L. Dalton, asking the Council to sell him a city lot, situated on the northeast part of the Ogden bench, was referred to the Committee on Public Grounds.

Source: From the Ogden Standard Examiner - Dated 1-7-1882.


A few days ago an aged man named Charles W. Dalton of Beaver fell into an irrigation canal near his residence being enfeebled at the time of the accident from having been effected with chills, he was unable to get got out of the water. When found, life was so nearly extinct that all efforts at resuscitation failed and he expired shortly afterwards. The particulars are given in the Beaver County record.

Source: Deseret News - 7-18-1883.

City Council Meeting - Petitions:

H. Geo. Richins, Thos. H. Robinson, J. L. Dalton, and 11 others, owners of property in Block 41, Plat C. of O. C. S., and vicinity, asked the Council to take what steps they might deem expedient to supply them with City water, as they were unable to obtain pure water from any other source. On the motion of Alderman Farr the petition was referred to the Committee on Water Supplies.

Source: From the Ogden Standard Examiner - Dated 2-25-1884.


An account book containing several receipts and other papers of value only to the owner. Leave with J. L. Dalton, Z C M I.

Source: Ogden Standard Examiner - Dated 6-15-1885.


This forenoon as a gravel train was coming down Second Street hill, the cars became unmanageable and run into the horses. One of them a valuable belonging to J. L. Dalton received a serious cut in the leg. The other horse was thrown down but was not injured.

Source: Ogden Standard Examiner - Dated 3-19-1887.

Blooded Bull:

Messrs. John Dalton and E. H. Nye have purchased the thoroughbred Holstein-Friesian Bull, “Haggie Julietta Prince,” No. 5066 H. F. H. B. He belongs to a family whose record for milk is over 26, 000 lbs. Per year, and will remain in Ogden for service at Sixth and Pearl Streets. The fine bulls Mr. Saxe has had here, have shown their increase, and we are glad to know we are to have better stock.

Source: Ogden Standard Examiner - Dated 6-13-1888.


One of the prettiest, if not the largest, residences in town is that of Mr. John Dalton, which is located on Pearl Street near the corner of Sixth. It is now about completed and reflects great credit on Mr. S. T. Whittaker, who was the architect and builder. The plans were gotten up entirely by Mr. Whittaker who has introduced several new and convenient features. On the ground floor are five rooms with a pantry and a spacious hall. Each room opens into the hall and into the kitchen thus making the labor of the lady of the house as light as such a convenience can render it. By an artistic winding staircase the upper part of the house is reached and here space has been economized and every corner turned to advantage as a closet of for some other purpose. There is a larger room to be used as a sitting room, while there are cozy bedrooms all around it. The plan of the house is really the most compact, and the rooms are the most conveniently arranged of any we have seen. The woodwork is all solid and substantial and of unique design. The windows are of the Queen Anne style and the effect is very pretty. The porches are built in a solid manner, the ornamental work being of such a character that it cannot suffer from the heat of the sun. Above the central porch appears the title "Acorn Cottage" The roof is a little different from and other style previously seen here. It is known as a French roof. and is something like a Mansard only it is curved, making a very pretty effect. The work is highly creditable to Mr. Whittaker and is evidence that in the matter of erecting unique and comfortable residences our home artisans are prepared to attend to every detail. The doors and frames were all made by hand and present many novel features. The painting and paper hanging which add a little to the general appearance and finish of the structure are being done in a thorough manner by Mr. Joseph Hopson.

Source: From the Ogden Standard Examiner - Dated 11-17-1886.


23,000 shares of the capital stock for sale. Apply to President Joseph Tyrrell, Vice-President John L. Dalton, or Secretary T. Champneys.

Source: From the Ogden Standard Examiner - Dated 8-10-1887.


Saunders, Dalton & Co. will open in their new store in the bank building in a few days. It will be an elegant establishment, filled with the choicest goods. Among the members of the firm are, Wm. Saunders, formerly manager of Z C M I here, Mr. Dalton, the well known Ogden business man, and Mrs. Carter, a prominent milliner in Salt Lake and Ogden for many years.

Source: Ogden Standard Examiner - Dated 10-8-1890.


On Friday evening, during the performance of Louis XI, the audience was startled by hearing the fire alarm. The department was out in a few seconds, easily locating the blaze on Madison between Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh. It was a small barn in the rear of the large one owned by Mr. J. L. Dalton and was stored by Farr, Sears & Company. The fire was soon put out and the building left standing through the seed is probably destroyed. Estimated loss is $800. Mr. and Mrs. Dalton are said to be in Logan. Spontaneous combustion is alleged to be the cause of the fire.

Source: Source: From the Ogden Standard Examiner - Dated 4-10-1891


The Dalton, Nye & Cannon company, a corporation heretofore doing business in the book, stationery and musical merchandise line on Twenty-fifth street, in the City of Ogden, Utah, has this day sold its entire stock in trade to A. H. Cannon, who will continue the business, and for whom we bespeak a liberal share of the public patronage.

The said A. H. Cannon is hereby authorized to collect all debts due the firm, and he will settle all bills against the firm.

Dalton, Nye & Cannon Co., Ogden, April 27 1892.

Source: Ogden Standard Examiner - Dated 5-5-1892.

Change in Management:

It was learned yesterday that the Junction City Paint Company is contemplating the establishment of a factory in this city for the purpose of manufacturing putty, mixing colors in oil and preparing mixed-paints. No time has been set for the commencement of work on this factory, but it is understood that it will be done in the near future. In the meantime a change of management has taken place in the company, H.J. Sears having stepped out and I. N. Simpson of Denver having assumed charge of the affairs. It is understood that the establishment of the proposed factory, Mr. Sears will assume its management, conducted by the Paint Company, while Mr. John L. Dalton will continue as traveling salesman for this firm.

Thus the people of Ogden, ever confident in her stability, are branching out and investing their means in building up the City and its commerce.

Source: From the Ogden Standard Examiner - Dated 6-23-1892.

Burned Barn and Cottage: Fire Department Called Out in the Middle of the Night -

The fire department was called out on Tuesday night by an alarm from one of the bench boxes and the railroad whistles. The blasé was a roarer and located in a barn belonging to J. L. Dalton and near a cottage, the property of J. H. Douglass. The department made a good run and within nine minutes had water on the fire.

The barn was enveloped in flames, while the north side and roof of the Douglass house had caught fire from the burning barn. The department had a hard run to make, as the fire was in the center of the block, between Madison and Barlow avenue, off Twenty-sixth street. It was difficult to run the hose wagon in, but the boys got there in admirable time and order, though none too soon to save Douglass cottage. The damage to which will not exceed $100; fully insured.

Dalton’s barn could not be saved. It was a large two-story frame structure with considerable hay in it. There was a horse and cow in it, but they were liberated. The loss will be nearly $800, partially insured. Mr. Dalton is in California, but the family is at home. Fireworks are supposed to have caused the fire.

Source. The Ogden Standard Examiner - Dated 7-6-1893


The Pocatello Stake of Zion was organized here today. There were President of the Council of the Apostles, Heber J. Grant and M. F. Cowley and President George C. Parkinson of the Oneida Stake of Zion, from which the Pocatello Stake is being taken. This is the fortieth Stake organized in these valleys of the mountains. Much valuable instruction was given and the following were nominated and sustained as officers of the new Stake. President, Bishop William C. Parkinson of Preston; counselors and Stake clerk to be selected. High Council: J. L. Dalton and others.

Source: Ogden Standard Examiner Newspaper - Dated 8-7-1898.

Fourth District Court:

An answer and cross complaint has been filed in the case of the Citizen’s Bank et al. vs. Newton Farr, Enoch Farr, Ezra Farr, Ray L. Davis, James S. Nye, Junction City Paint company et al, by Judge Hulaniski, attorney for several of the defendants, in which fraud is charged against H. J. Sears, J. N. Simpson, Lillian Rose and John L. Dalton.

Source. The Ogden Standard Examiner - Dated 7-9-1892.

Fourth District Court:

In the case of J. L. Dalton vs. Junction Paint Company, a motion was argued and granted, requiring the sheriff to pay the judgement according to the order of the court.

Source: The Ogden Standard Examiner - Dated - 8-3-1892.

Headlines in the Ogden Utah newspaper:

Elizabeth Mary Dalton is Dead

Services Will Take Place Friday Afternoon At 3:00 o'clock

Elizabeth Mary Dalton, aged 86, widow of John Luther Dalton, died this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Audrey Newman, 2854 Madison avenue, after a long illness. Mrs. Dalton was born in London, England, on October 7 1844. She came to Utah in 1866, crossing on the ship "Caroline", in company with other L D S converts, who later came to Ogden. Among them were the late Mr. & Mrs. William Driver and Fred Foulger, who is still alive. They went to Columbus, Neb. and the rest of the way was by mule team.

The year of her arrival in Ogden Mrs. Dalton was married and had lived here most of her life. Mr. Dalton died in Pocatello in 1907. Surviving are the following sons and daughters: Mrs. Newman, Lawrence Dalton, Mrs. Austin Johnson, Ogden; Mrs. Rose Rice, Sacramental; Mrs. Mary Ricker, Sovoy, Mont. One sister, Mrs. Alice Redding, Seattle; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren also survive.

Services will be held Friday afternoon t 3:00 o'clock in the Lindquist and Sons chapel with Bishop C. A. Halverson presiding. Friends may call at the home of Mrs. Newman on Thursday afternoon and evening and Friday until 3 o'clock. Interment will be made in the Ogden City cemetery.

Source: Ogden Standard Examiner - Dated. 11-4-1931


The City Council met in the City Hall, Ogden, Jan. 6, 1882.

Mayor L. J Herrick presiding.

Minutes of former meeting were read and approved.

Petition of John L. Dalton, asking the Council to sell him a city lot, situated on the northeast part of the Ogden bench, was referred to the Committee on Public Grounds.

Source: From the Ogden Standard Examiner - Dated 1-7-1882.

Fatal Accident:

A deplorable accident took place, yesterday evening, about the hour of five o'clock. John Charles Dalton, a sixteen-year-old son of Mr. John L. Dalton, was driving a heavily loaded team into the Z. C. M. I. yard, through the Fourth Street gate, when some sacks of sugar on which he was sitting slipped, throwing the youth to the ground, but without hurting him. Apprehending that the team might run away the boy went to the equines and grabbed a hold of one of the animals. The horse however, threw him down violently and before the unfortunate youth had time together himself up, the two hind wheels of the wagon had passed over him, breaking his dorsal spine in the small of the back.

Employees of Z. C. M I. hurried to his help at once, lifted him up, and conveyed him on a litter to his home, three blocks east of Main Street.

The parents of the lad were at once informed of the sad occurrence and their sorrow and grief evoked deep sympathy in all the bystanders. Surgical attendance was procured in the persons of Drs. J. D. Carnahan and T. E. Mitchell, but it was all in vain, and after a couple of hours or so, of most painful suffering, the boy breathed his last. His dying words were: "I am going, good night, good bye" His death occurred a 8:30 p.m.

The afflicted parents whom but recently lost two children by the measles, have the hearty sympathies of the community in their sorrowful bereavement. The deceased, son of John L. and Elizabeth L. Dalton, was born at Salt Lake City, June 6th 1866.

Source: Ogden Standard Exam. Newspaper. 8-5-1882


The funeral services for John Charles Dalton, who on Friday last was crushed beneath the wheels of a wagon, took place shortly after five o'clock on Sunday evening, August 5, at the residence of the parents of the deceased. The services were conducted by Bishop N.C. Flygare and his counsel. A large number of people were present on the occasion.

After singing by the choir, prayer was offered up by Elder Winthrop Farley.

Elder Joseph Hall then delivered an address appropriate to the solemn occasion, which had brought the people together. Bishop Flygare followed with a few seasonable remarks. The speakers expressed their deep sympathy for the affiliated parents in their bereavement, this being the fourth child they have lost by the hand of death - three within a few months past.

The benediction was pronounced by Bishop Gilbert Belnap.

The leave-taking by the parents at the close of the services, was deeply affecting, and the audience were profoundly moved by witnessing the grief-stricken mother as she gazed upon the face of her beloved boy, for the last time in this life.

Mr. and Mrs. Dalton have the sincere sympathy of the community in their sad affliction.

The remains were followed to their last resting-place by a large cortege.

Deceased was born June 6, 1867, and not in 1866, as first reported.

Ogden Standard Examiner - Dated. 8-7-1882.


Dalton - In this city of measles, on Wednesday, April 26, 1882, Clara Estella, daughter of J. L. Dalton.

The deceased was born March 26th, 1869, and was 13 years and one month old. The funeral services were held at the family residence, on Thursday, April 27th, when addresses appropriate to the occassion were delivered by Elder E Tilloison and Bishop N. C. Flygare.

This is the second daughter of whom Mr. and Mrs. Dalton have been bereaved within a few days past, by the same disease. We tender the afflicted parents our sincere condolence. We sympathize with them in the loss they have sustained in the death of their children.

Source: From the Ogden Standard Examiner - 4-28-1882.


Dalton - In this city, on Tuesday morning, at 3:40 a.m. April 18, 1882, of Measles, after a illness of ten days, Orson Luther, a son of John L. and Elizabeth M. Dalton, aged 2 years nine months and twenty days. Funeral from the residence on Fourth Street, Fourth Ward, tomorrow, Wednesday at 2 p.m. Friends are invited.

Source: From the Ogden Standard Examiner - 4-18-1882

Setting Equity Cases - Fourth District Court:

Judgment in favor of Newton Farr et al. was rendered against H. J. Sears, Lillian Rose, I. N. Simpson and J. L. Dalton for the amount of their unpaid subscriptions to the stock of the Ogden Paint company, in the case of the Citizen’s Bank et al. vs. Newton Farr et al. Judgments against the other defendants were granted some time ago.

Source: The Ogden Standard Examiner - Dated 4-23-1893.


On Saturday, Dell Dalton, a brakeman on the Utah & Northern, fell off the cars at a point between Battle Creek and Franklin and was seriously injured. We have been unable to obtain the extent of his wounds so far.

Source: Ogden Standard Examiner Newspaper - Dated. 07-08-1883.

Third District Court:

Proceedings before Chief Justice Hunter on Friday, May 3 1884:

People, etc; vs. Simon Dalton, grand larceny; on plea of guilty sentenced to one year in the Utah Penitentiary. (Son of Charles Dalton & Eunice Daniels)

Source: Deseret News - Dated. 05-07-1884.


On Saturday morning, D. Dalton, a conductor on the Utah & Northern, met with an accident that necessitates his relinquishing his duties for a short time. He was on the northbound train, No. 611, and at Collinston a stop was made to couple on two cars. Mr. Dalton stepped in to couple them, but unfortunately was caught and crushed between them. He was unable to call for assistance, and as soon as he could do so extricated himself and walked to the engine. Mr. Dalton, however, did not feel very much of the injury at that time, but a short time afterwards the pain became intense and he found it necessary to return to Ogden which he did on the next train. He was placed under the care of Dr. A. J. Aherne of the U. P. Hospital and we learn that so far as can be ascertained no bones were broken and the patient will probably recover from the effects of his severe squeezing in a few days.

Source: Ogden Standard Examiner Newspaper -Dated. 8-23-1886.

(Delbert Dalton)

An Old Firm Retiring:

Ogden is to lose one of its old and tried business houses in the retiring from business of the well- known firm of Dalton, Nye & Cannon. The business has been carried on of late years under a corporation title of The Dalton, Nye & Cannon company, the stockholders of witch are J. L. Dalton, E. H. Nye and A. H. Cannon. When the buildings on the corner of Twenty-fourth and Washington avenue were torn away to make room for the new Utah Loan & Trust Co.’s magnificent building the Dalton, Nye & Cannon company removed their stock to the first store north of the First National Bank, on the east side of Washington avenue, where for more than a year they have conducted a very successful business. The reasons for the dissolution of the company are entirely personal among the members of the firm. Mr. A. H. Cannon has been engaged in outside affairs for some time; Mr. Dalton the chief member of the seed and paint firm of H. J. Sears & Co., which takes a considerable amount of his attention, and Mr. Nye has other interests which need his attention. The firm has a large fresh stock of goods on hand consisting of books, commercial and society stationery, musical instruments, toys, dolls, pocket-books, albums, fancy articles, etc; in all amounting to something considerably over $15,000. As their sole desire is to wind up the affairs of the house as soon as practicable, they have decided to throw the entire stock on the market at prices, which will give the people of the City the benefit of wholesale markets. Their entire line of schoolbooks, such as are used in our public schools is cut in half on prices. Such books as sell in New York City, or in any city in the East at $1.50 are marked down to 75 cents. Fine Oxford Bibles, the S. S. teachers edition, printed on the finest of India paper, silk sewed, bound in flexible morocco, with full concordance, subject index, commentary, dictionary, maps, etc; the very pink of perfection in the publisher’s art, worth $7.00 in New York, are selling a $4.10. Other qualities at less prices. Full lines of all church and S. S. Union publications at less than cost. Musical instruments including pianos, organs, violins, banjos, guitars, etc; are offered at cost and under. Find pocket books, ladies shopping bags, toys, dolls and everything in commercial stationary and blank books go at the same price. However much the people of Ogden will miss these old friends in business they cannot but congratulate themselves upon such an opportunity to obtain this line of goods at such low figures. This sale will continue until the entire stock is disposed of.

Source: Ogden Standard Examiner - Dated 5-13-1891

Change of Business:

By referring to a notice in another column of this issue the public will see that A. H. Cannon has sold out his book store to J. L. Dalton and E. H. Nye, retaining an interest in the business, however. The name of the new firm will be the Dalton, Nye & Cannon Company.

Source: Ogden Standard Examiner - Dated 4-20-1889.

Missionary Appointments:

The home missionaries of the Weber Stake will please fill the following appointments on Sunday, Aug. 9 1891.

Huntsville - John L. Dalton and Carl Anderson.

Source: Ogden Standard Examiner - Dated 8-4-1891.

Fourth Judicial District Court, Utah. Order of sale and decree of foreclosure.

Joseph P. Hale vs. John L. Dalton and Elizabeth M. Dalton, defendants.

Under and by virtue of an order of sale and decree of foreclosure issued out of the District Court for the Fourth Judicial District of the Territory of Utah, on the 8th day of December, A. D. 1892, in the above entitled action, wherein Joseph P. Hale, the above named plaintiff, obtained a judgment and decree against John L. Dalton and Elizabeth M. Dalton, defendants, on the 26th, day of November, A. D. 1892, which, said decree was, on the 27th, day of November, recorded in judgment book of said court, at page 1302, I am commanded to sell.

All that certain lot, piece or parcel of land, situate, lying and being in the city Of Ogden, County of Weber and Territory of Utah and bounded and described as follows, to wit:

One equal undivided half interest in part of lot fourteen (14), block ten (10), South Ogden survey of Ogden City survey.

Source: Ogden Standard Examiner - Dated 12-19-1892.


John L. Dalton sued R. T. Pettingill for a sum of money alleged to be held illegally by the latter, but the jury rendered the verdict, no cause for action.

Source: Ogden Standard Examiner - Dated 2-14-1895.

Business in the Second District Court - Before Judge Hiles.

Suits Filed:

The Farmer's Union Roller Mills Co. has filed suit against H. J. Sears and John L. Dalton, doing business under the firm name of H. J. Sears and company, for the sum of $360.85 and interest alleged to be due on a promissory note.

Source: From the Ogden Standard Examiner - Dated 7-29-1896.


Buggy Smashed, Wagon Damages and a Street Railway Post Broken in Two -

There was an extremely exciting runaway on Washington avenue this morning at 11 o’clock. D. C. Dalton was loading refuse lumber from the premises at 2414 Washington avenue into his two-horse wagon when one of the boards pushed a shovel which was in the wagon and caused it to fall over on one of the horses whereupon they both run away.

They headed diagonally across the street and struck Rev. Mr. Richardson’s buggy, smashing both hind wheels into kindling wood and knocking the horse down and doing slight damage to the harness. Fortunately there was no one in the buggy. The horse did not seem to be injured.

After smashing the buggy the runaway’s made a beeline for the big steel railway post on Twenty-fourth and Washington near Z. C. M. I. Corner. The wagon struck the post and broke it in two. The force of the collision separated the horses from the wagon and they run on without it. One of them was stopped in front of Geo. A. Lowes’s hardware store and the other turned down Twenty-third street and returned on Grant to near Twenty-fourth street where it was also captured. The damage to the runaway outfit will probably not exceed $10. The smashing of the street railway post caused no interruption to the car service. The repair car was immediately sent for and a new post erected. Fortunately there was no person injured.

Source: Ogden Standard Examiner Newspaper - Dated. 2-25-1896.


Guy A. Dalton, who was arrested Monday morning for indecent exposure at the Utah Hot Springs, last Sunday, has put up $35 cash bond for his appearance at the trial at Brigham City.

Source: Source: Ogden Examiner newspaper - 8-20-1903.


Clue to the would be robbers in possession of officers -

Another twelve hours will probably prove their undoing in the hold-up business.

Hack man D. C. Dalton, who was slugged by would-be robbers yesterday morning on Twenty-fifth street, was attending to his regular duties last night, but his hat did not fit him very well, due to a good-sized lump on his head., caused by a blow that was meted out to him by one of the robbers. The fellows who attempted the hold-up were out after Mr. Hamer, as is evidenced by the fact that when Dalton was down and out on the pavement, the thugs could have easily picked a few dollars from his pocket, but they did not; they were out after Mr. Hamer, who they thought had a few bags of money with him.

The officers of the city have a clue to the hold-ups, and while there is not, at the present time, sufficient evidence at hand to warrant an arrest, it is very likely that within the next twelve hours somebody will be behind the bars charged with attempted robbery. The parties are under surveillance of the officers, and they have been watched for a number of weeks as a set of bad men. There are three or four in the gang, and they are very familiar with Mr. Hamer’s place of business. The officers of the city are on the alert for the fellows, who undoubtedly will not escape. Chief Browning rather expected to be able to make arrests last night, but all of the links connecting the story of the crime could hardly be brought together, hence arrests were deferred to the near future.

Source: Ogden Standard Examiner Newspaper - Dated. 12-17-1907.


Was driving a team at the time.

He had been in the employ of the Allen Transfer Company for fourteen years.

This morning at about 10:30 o'clock while driving his express wagon along Washington avenue near Twenty-eighth street, Don Carlos Dalton was seen to fall backwards on the seat of his wagon. Nearby workmen rushed to the assistance of Mr. Dalton, whom they found lying in the bottom of the wagon in the throes of death. They started hurriedly for home with Mr. Dalton, but the afflicted man expired before the home was reached.

Dr. Edward Rich was called. When he arrived he pronounced Mr. Dalton dead, the cause being heart failure.

Mr. Dalton was born in Salt Lake City, February 7, 1861, but lived in Ogden a long period of time. He was employed by the Allen Transfer company of this city for 14 years and was under their employ when he died. He is survived by a wife, four daughters, Mrs. Peter Ingerbrtsen, Mrs. John Davis, Mrs. Stephen Blair, and Miss Nora Dalton, and two sons, Walter and Don Dalton, all of whom reside in Ogden.

The home of the deceased was at 475 Thirty-first street.

Mr. Dalton went to his work this morning in apparently good health. The men at the office state, however, that of late Mr. Dalton has complained of a distressed stomach and a choking sensation. a choking sensation.

The time and place for the funeral will be announced later.

Source: Ogden Examiner newspaper - Oct. 28th, 1909


J. L. Dalton, a former resident of Ogden, died in Pocatello, Wednesday afternoon. He had been an invalid for two years, following an operation. He leaves a wife, three sons and three daughters in Ogden and a daughter in Montana. He was born in Nauvoo in 1842, immigrated to Salt Lake in 1849, resided later in Centerville and Hooper, and finally located in Ogden 28 years ago. He was at one time a freighter and contractor for the Z. C. M. I. And took and active part in the pioneer work of up-building Utah. The date or place of funeral has not been fixed.

Source: The Ogden Standard Examiner - Date 12-31-1908.

News about other Dalton’s found in the Ogden Standard Examiner.


Young Man is Anxious to receive his Punishment.

Lawrence Dalton waived preliminary hearing in police court this morning and was bound over to the district court under bonds of $1000. Young Dalton is impressed with the gravity of his position and wishes to dispense with an exhaustive trial and plead guilty to the charge of assault. He was taken to the county jail this morning.

Dalton is not able to ascribe a motive for his attach upon Gladys Richardson, other than that he was mastered by a passionate desire.

Little Gladys Richardson has fairly recovered from her harrowing experience, but she has suffered considerably from nervous shock.

Source: Ogden Standard Examiner Newspaper - Dated 9-19-1906


In District Court this morning before Judge Howell, the following civil and criminal matters were heard -

State of Utah vs. Lawrence Dalton, charged with assault with intent to commit rape, the District Attorney filed the information against the defendant who was arraigned and will plead on October 20.

Source: Ogden Standard Examiner Newspaper - Dated 10-15-1906.


The case of Lawrence Dalton, an overgrown boy, accused of assault with intent to commit rape, was continued by Judge Howell, until Monday, October 22nd.

Source: Ogden Standard Examiner Newspaper - Dated 10-20-1906.


Judge Howell postpones the time for sentence.

In the case of the State vs. Lawrence Dalton, the defendant appeared this morning and changed his plea of not guilty. Judge Howell postponed the time for sentence until Jan. 16th, in order to permit time for a longer deliberation of the case. It is the desire of the court that the prisoner, who is hardly eighteen, be committed to the Industrial School, rather than the penitentiary, and if possible, arrangements toward this end will be made.

Source: Ogden Standard Examiner Newspaper - Dated 01-10-1907.

Ogden Standard Examiner - Random References:

Lawrence Dalton, an inmate of the State Industrial School, escaped from that institution at about 2 o’clock this morning. He is 17 years of age, weight about 145 pounds, height 5 feet 9 inches, dark hair, brown eyes.

Source: Ogden Standard Examiner Newspaper - Dated 04-20-1907.


Young Fugitive fought for his Freedom.

Brought back to the Industrial School from where he escaped a year ago -

As the result of a still hunt covering a period of several weeks, a chase of three blocks through the business section of Pocatello, and a struggle at the end of the race, Lawrence Dalton, a young boy, committed to the Industrial School by Judge Howell, was taken by Officer Griffin, of the institution, Saturday night.

On a charge of attempted rape, Dalton was sent to the reformatory, because his age prevented the county officials from sending him to the penitentiary. Judge Howell, in passing sentence, stated that he was not to be given the benefit of the credit system in vogue at the school, but was to be kept at labor until 21 years of age. The school officials were reluctant to receive the boy but there was no other place for him.

A year ago, on the night of April 19, Dalton managed to escape. On account of the seriousness of the charge against him, his arrest was greatly desired and considerable time and expense were devoted to his apprehension. It was only by the merest rumor that the whereabouts of the fugitive was discovered, but when, during April last, it was learned that he was on a farm near Pocatello and that he visited the city regularly, every Sunday Officer Griffin was dispatched to bring him back to Ogden.

Griffin searched through Pocatello several hours before he found Dalton’s trail. While rapidly going up one of the main thoroughfares, he came face to face with Dalton and another boy. Recognizing the officer, Dalton darted into the block and commenced a wild run in the direction of the depot. Aided by his companion, he managed to elude Griffin and hide but before he could effect an escape he was again overtaken and caught. He fought hard against Griffin but was subdued.

With his prisoner, Griffin arrived last night. From the depot Dalton was taken to the school handcuffed. Special watch will be maintained to prevent a second escape until it has been finally decided as the best disposal of the boy.

Source: Ogden Standard Examiner Newspaper - Dated 05-04-1908.


Infant son of Charles William Dalton, this morning, rear of 2630 Adams avenue, Services on Sunday at 2 p.m. from the residence.

Source: Ogden Standard Examiner Newspaper - Dated. 11/27/1903

Ogden Standard Examiner - Random References:

The funeral services of Dell Thatcher Dalton will be held Monday a 2 o'clock, instead of Sunday as has been announced. Services will be held from the residence, 2630 Adams Ave.

Source: Ogden Standard Examiner Newspaper - Dated. 11-28-1903.


Mrs. Emeline Dalton a pioneer settler in South Hooper and among the first to live in one of the settlement in Weber Valley and a lady who was widely known and much respected, was buried last Sunday. The funeral services were held in the Hooper meeting house where the two wards met together; both choirs singing together. She was born in England and reached the good old age of seventy years; She lost he husband some two years ago. She leaves a son and daughter and a large circle of friends to mourn her loss.

Source: Davis County Clipper - Dated 11-14-1895


A Death from Diphtheria in Dell Dalton’s Family.

The Diphtheria case in the family of Dell Dalton, Adams Ave., near Twenty-third, where a card was put up on Saturday last, terminated fatally on Monday morning.

The little girl, nearly four years of age, died a 9:50 a.m. Mr. and Mrs. Dalton have been seriously afflicted and have the sympathy of their friends, who however, are not permitted to attend them in their bereavement because of the unfortunate circumstance which always attend the disease of Diphtheria.

Source: Ogden Standard Examiner Newspaper - Dated. 12-22-1891.


On Saturday, Dell Dalton, a brakeman on the Utah & Northern, fell off the cars at a point between Battle Creek and Franklin and was seriously injured. We have been unable to obtain the extent of his wounds so far.

Source: Ogden Standard Examiner Newspaper - Dated. 07-08-1883.


On Wednesday morning a couple of convicts escaped from the penitentiary at Salt Lake City. One was the well known Jared Dalton


Executive Clemency Exercised toward Eight Convicts -

Governor Murray, yesterday, pardoned from the penitentiary a number of inmates who had been sentenced to imprisonment from a number of years up to life terms. The matter has been under consideration for some time, and yesterday was brought to a focus, and the following persons received executive clemency:

Jack Emerson, in for life, for being concerned in the murder of young Turner.

Jos. Biddlecome, in for life, for a murder committed in Tooele.

Richard Kelly, under sentence of ten years.

P. Callahan, in for 14 years.

F. Clinton, in for 5 years.

Jared Dalton, in for 12 years.

David Fennell, in for 12 years.

Kershaw, in for 2 years.

Source: Ogden Standard Examiner - Dated. 4-23-1886.


Dalton improving - Ambrose Dalton, who was so severely injured by a shotgun last Monday, is in a fair way to recover from the wound.

Source: Ogden Examiner newspaper - Dated. 02-07-1889.


Eunice Dalton takes Laudanum with Deadly Effect.

No Reason for her Deed is given.

She lives for over five hours and then succumbs to the deadly effect of the fearful drug.

Eunice Dalton, aged fifteen, daughter to Dell Dalton, took laudanum with suicidal intent last evening and died this morning at about 3 o’clock.

At 9:30 p.m. she had been downtown and had bought a vial of laudanum, which she took home with her. On reaching the residence on Adams between Twenty-second and Twenty-third, she swallowed the contents as she entered the house and threw the bottle by the hydrant near the corner of the house.

She immediately told her mother of what she had done but assigned no reason for the deed. In fact she declared she could not tell and did not know why she had done so. Her mother and another lady walked her around as long as possible while physicians were sent for. Dr. Jones and Dr. Armstrong responded within fifteen minutes of the occurrence

And did all in their power to save her. A poison of the poison was throw up, but it had taken too much effect in her blood, and about 3 a.m. she died. The coroner was sent for to prepare the body for burial, as it was not through necessary to hold an inquest owing to her own admission as to taking the poison. It was not learned this morning when she will be buried. The family is thrown into the greatest of grief and sorrow, as the deed is wholly unexpected and unexplainable to them.

Source: Ogden Standard Examiner - Dated. 08-04-1891.


The Reason given by the Family for the Girl’s Action.

The funeral services over the remains of Eunice Dalton, the young girl who took laudanum on Monday and killed herself, will take place to day at 2 p.m., at the residence, 2200 Monroe Avenue.

The family is grief-stricken. The only reason they can assign for the deed is this: She wanted to go downtown and her mother insisted on her getting through with a certain amount of work at the house before she left. This made her angry and she went away in that mood. They think that when she got the poison, having obtained it by saying that her mother wanted it for a sick baby, she took it for the purpose of making herself sick and scaring her folks, thereby insuring what she considered would be a little more of her own way. She took too much and was unable to give her reason before dying. This seems plausible, as she told the folks what she had done the moment she entered the house.

It is a case extremely sad. The mania for suicide seems to have fearfully developed both among young and old.

Source: Ogden Standard Examiner - Dated. 8-5-1891

Demise of a Pioneer:

The news of the death of Charles Dalton was received with feelings of sorrow by his many friends yesterday morning. Mr. Dalton was the father of J. L. Dalton, of the firm of Dalton, Nye & Cannon and Simon Dalton of Twenty-third street, at whose residence he passed away. The cause of his demise was old age and general debility. Mr Dalton was one of the early pioneers of Utah, coming here from Winterquarters in 1848. He left Nauvoo at the time of the exodus. He was a through and respected citizen. The funeral services will be held at the Fourth ward meeting house today, (Sunday) at 2 P.M. All friends are invited to attend, Deseret News please copy.

Ogden Standard, Sunday May 23 1891

This obituary of Charles Dalton of Ogden Utah was copied from the May 27, 1891 issue of “The Semi-Weekly Standard” newspaper - Ogden Utah. I found it in the archives of the Weber State University library. It was also printed in the Deseret News.

Headlines in the Ogden Utah newspaper: Weds. Nov. 4, 1931

Elizabeth Mary Dalton is Dead

Services Will Take Place Friday Afternoon At 3:00 o'clock

Elizabeth Mary Dalton, aged 86, widow of John Luther Dalton, died this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Audrey Newman, 2854 Madison avenue, after a long illness. Mrs. Dalton was born in London, England, on October 7 1844. She came to Utah in 1866, crossing on the ship "Caroline", in company with other L D S converts, who later came to Ogden. Among them were the late Mr. & Mrs. William Driver and Fred Foulger, who is still alive. They went to Columbus, Neb. and the rest of the way was by mule team.

The year of her arrival in Ogden Mrs. Dalton was married and had lived here most of her life. Mr. Dalton died in Pocatello in 1907. Surviving are the following sons and daughters: Mrs. Newman, Lawrence Dalton, Mrs. Austin Johnson, Ogden; Mrs. Rose Rice, Sacramental; Mrs. Mary Ricker, Sovoy, Mont. One sister, Mrs. Alice Redding, Seattle; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren also survive.

Services will be held Friday afternoon t 3:00 o'clock in the Lindquist and Sons chapel with Bishop C. A. Halverson presiding. Friends may call at the home of Mrs. Newman on Thursday afternoon and evening and Friday until 3 o'clock. Interment will be made in the Ogden City cemetery.

Source: Ogden Standard Examiner - Dated. 11-4-1931


Bishop McQuarrle officiated at the ceremony last night that made Miss Sarah Eunice Dalton the bride of Peter Inglebretsen, at the home of the bride’s parents, 408 Twenty-sixth Street.

After the wedding ceremony a reception was tendered the young people which was attended by about 200 of their friends.

The house had been decorated with California flowers in honor of the occasion.

The newly married couple will be at home to their friends at their new home, 2536 Lincoln Avenue.

Source: Ogden Standard Examiner - Dated. 10-20-1905.


Miss Audrey E. Dalton and Heber Newman are Married.

A pretty wedding took place Tuesday evening, January 27th, at the residence of Mrs. Elizabeth M. Dalton, 1153 Twenty-fourth Street, mother of the bride, Miss Audrey Elizabeth Dalton, who was married to Heber J. Newman. The marriage was performed by Bishop McQuarrie, who has known both from their infancy. After the couple were united the guests, to the number of forty, went to the spacious dining room, where everything that the market affords, was partaken of. After supper the guests had a splendid time; music, singing and speech-making were the order of the evening. The supper table was decorated with beautiful white roses, and the cheerful double parlors, where the handsome couple was wed, looked very pretty. Mrs. F. F. Dalton presided at the piano, and rendered some excellent selections. The presents were numerous, rich and useful.

The following were the guests: Mr. and Mrs. F. F. Dalton; Frank Walkins; D. C. Dalton; Miss Sarah Dalton; Mr. and Mrs. Burrill Covington; Henry J. Newman; W. E. Newman; Joshua Middleton; P. Anderson; Wm. Studer; Masters Glover and Albert Studer; Miss Alice and Noreen Studer; Herbert and Lawrence Dalton; Miss Beatrice A. Dalton.

The jolly crowed kept the bells a ringing until the wee small hours in the morning.

Source: Ogden Standard Examiner - Dated. 01-29-1903.


A pretty home wedding was that solemnized at the home of Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Dalton, 408 Twenty-sixth Street, when their daughter, Hulda, became the bride of James Que Davis. The young couple were married by Bishop McQuarrie in the presence of relatives and friends, numbering about seventy-five. While Mrs. Anna Dalton played Mendelsohn’s wedding march the couple entered the parlor, decorated for the occasion, and the sermon, which made them man and wife was performed. Miss Audrey Dalton, a sister of the bride, acted as bridesmaid, while J. J. Rowse acted as best man. After the ceremony was performed an informal reception was enjoyed.

The bride is the attractive and accomplished daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Dalton and the groom is a popular Southern Pacific fireman. The young people have a host of friends who extend their best wishes for their success. During the evening a number of vocal selections were given by quartette composed of Mr. H. Ware and Earl West and Misses Ballinger and Wherend. The young couple will leave on a wedding tour on the Southern Pacific No. 5 today, visiting California, Mexico and New Orleans before returning. They expect to return by April 1st and will be at home to their friends after that date.

Source: Ogden Standard Examiner - Dated. 2-20-1906.


Fred Dalton to succeed Rufus A. Garner in the Post office.

Fred Dalton was this morning officially named assistant postmaster to succeed Rufus A. Garner, resigned. His appointment is effective on the first of April. The resignation of Assistant Garner was not unexpected. For some time past he has contemplated a change.

Fred Dalton is at present employed by the Consolidated Implement Company. He is recognized as a man of ability and is esteemed highly by businessmen and political associates. His appointment will receive public approval.

Source: Ogden Examiner newspaper - Dated 3-27-1906.

Data found in the Ogden Standard Examiner:

Willie Dalton, a 12-year-old son of George Dalton, is confined to his bed with a bad fracture of the leg, accidentally received while coasting on 27th street hill.

(William Ream Dalton)

Source: Ogden Standard Examiner Newspaper -Dated. 02-04-1903.

(Son of George Simon Dalton & Elizabeth Ream.)

Data found in the Ogden Standard Examiner:

Last night a five-year-old son of George Dalton was knocked down and run over by a bicyclist on 26th street near Washington. The little fellow was rendered unconscious. This should be a warning to reckless scorchers who are making some parts of the city unsafe for pedestrians. (George Dennis Dalton)

Source: Ogden Standard Examiner Newspaper -Dated. 09-08-1900.

(Son of George Simon Dalton & Elizabeth Ream.)

Third District Court:

Proceedings before Chief Justice Hunter on Friday, May 3 1884.

People, etc; vs. Simon Dalton, grand larceny; on plea of guilty sentenced to one year in the Utah Penitentiary. (Son of Charles Dalton & Eunice Daniels)

Source: Deseret News - Dated. 05-07-1884.

DEATH OF H. S. DALTON - (Henry Simon Dalton)

The Coroner's jury found he died of injuries inflicted by Evans.

H. S. Dalton, the old gentleman who had his arm broken at Rock's Spring's on Friday afternoon in a drunken quarrel with Evan's, died at the Deseret Hospital Sunday night. A coroner's inquiry was held at the city hall yesterday, the body having perilously been examined at the residence of his Son-in-law, John Brimley in the fifth Ward.

Immediately upon hearing of the death of Dalton, Evans went to Marshall Dray and gave himself up.

Six witness's were summoned before the jury, whose testimony proved that all the parties were fairly drunk and got into a quarrel while at a game of pool. Dalton made some insulting remarks to Evans while getting into his buggy to return home, to which Evans reported to reply, which infuriated Dalton, who started to climb out of the buggy when he was caught by the collar and pulled to the ground. A little scuffling endured between the

two, when it was found that Dalton's arm was broken. He was taken to the Desert Hospital and therefore died according to the testimony of Dr. Richards, from a concussion of the brain caused by the fall. The resolve of the jury was as followed:

Territory of Utah, County of Salt Lake, Fifth Precinct;

An investigation held at the City Hall in the Fifth Precinct of Salt Lake City on the 11th day of October 1886 before George D. Peter, Justice of the peace for said precinct, and acting Coroner of said County upon the body of H. S. Dalton, by jurors whose duties are Hereunto subscripted. The said jury on their oaths do say and from the evidence presented, that the said H. S. Dalton died on the 8th day of October 1886 of a concussion of the brain brought on by injury endured by him at Rock's Hot Springs on the 8th day of October 1886 by falling out of his wagon while engaging in a drunken fight with Parley Evans. In witness whereof, the said jurors hereunto by their hands, this day and year above written.

George D. Peter, acting Coroner.

Source: Death notice wrote in the Salt Lake Tribune - Dec. 10 1886

Mrs. Elizabeth Dalton, Aged Pioneer Dies:

Centerville - Dec. 14 - Mrs. Elizabeth Dalton, widow of H. S. Dalton, died Thursday at her home here, where she has lived since 1850. The funeral will take place in the Centerville Chapel Monday, Dec. 17 at 2 p.m.

Source: Deseret Evening News, Friday Dec. 14, 1917


It is recovered by its owner this morning.

A set of double harness was stolen from George (Simon) Dalton last evening. He notified the police of his loss and came down town this morning himself to do a little detective work. He soon found the harness in a Twenty-fifth street pawnshop wher it had been sold by a young man named Percy Lindsay. Mr. Dalton swore to the complaint charging Percy Lindsay with larceny. The papers are to be served this afternoon. The harness was valued at $30.

Source: Ogden Standard Examiner Newspaper -Dated. 09-05-1901.


Caused by accidental discharge of his own gun.

Ambrose Dalton operated on at the Ogden General Hospital.

Ambrose A. Dalton, 19 years old, was brought to Ogden from Tacoma, Nevada, this morning, in serious condition. On Monday, while out hunting rabbits with Everett and Fred Whipple, he had a terrible hole torn in his left side by discharge of his own shotgun. He was riding in a wagon, with the butt of the gun on the wagon floor and the muzzle against his chest. He placed the gun in that position in order to free his hands while he rolled a cigarette. The jar of the moving wagon discharged the gun and the full contents of the load tore through his coat, vest and pocketbook, carrying cloth and paper into his lungs. The young man was thought to be fatally injured, but he was hurried to Ogden, and at the hospital this morning, Dr. Joyce performed an operation, extracting the lead and other foreign substances. The doctor was surprised at the remarkable vitality of his patient and says the young man has a fighting chance for his life. Ambrose Dalton is a brother-in-law of W.W. Ruby, who is well known in Ogden.

Source: Ogden Examiner newspaper - Dated. 2-4-1889.


Judge Cherry was having the case of A. A. Dalton vs. the D. & R. G. railway. Dalton is suing the company for $10,000 for being thrown off the defendant’s train and injured during the time of the Kelly Army.

Source: Ogden Standard Examiner Newspaper - Dated 6-29-1897.

The story behind “Kelly’s Army”.

The financial panic of 1893 had deepened into the most severe depression of the 19th Century by the spring of 1894. Banks and business firms across the nation had toppled and millions of people were unemployed. Local and private charitable agencies were hard pressed by the demands upon their resources.

Unemployed workmen in San Francisco and the bay area, seeking to return to the East and Midwest, were caught up in a nationwide movement known as Coxeyism. Jacob Coxey proposed to lead a march to Washington from Massillon, Ohio to persuade Congress to support a program of public works financed by legal tender money. The San Francisco workmen adopted this goal and, led by Charles Kelly, boarded a train of box cars after causing much excitement among the public and concern to authorities. These men, and their fellows across the country, were the frequent targets of insult, ridicule and vilification. They were described as shiftless tramps, disease carriers, radical visionaries and threats to public order. Wherever they went the authorities gathered and townspeople waited in trepidation, resentful at having to provide the men supplies from their own meager larders. There were sympathizers, too. The good of heart recognizing need, and especially, the Populists, who saw in the movement a fraternal cause. The armies were also to become a spectacle. To the people of the small towns and cities beside the tracks, the passage of the army was as if a carnival had come to town. Country dwellers and towns people alike flocked to see the show, even if it was only passing through.

When Kelly's army, riding the Southern Pacific train from California, was unceremoniously dumped at Ogden, Utah Territory, they put together any boxcars they could find and hooked up to a Union Pacific train that was going eastward. There were twenty-seven boxcars, teeming with an estimated 1,200 men,

And somehow A. A. Dalton who was working for the D. & R. G. railroad was injured at this time.


Mr. Geo. Dalton, who is engaged as a job-wagon man, principally for commercial travelers had his team tied by the Broom Hotel yesterday afternoon. The water sprinkler came a little to close to suit the horses. The animals jerked loose, breaking the halter strap by which them were tied. The team made a wild dash down South Main Street, turning east on Seventh, where they were luckily stopped by Mr. Wm. Browning, without having done and injury to themselves, the wagon or to pedestrians.

Source: Ogden Standard Examiner Newspaper -Dated. App. 1900.


Aged Gentleman in Unfortunate Circumstances Remember by his Wife’s Lodge-

The Knight’s and Ladies of the Maccabees give a ball at Lester Park pavilion next Friday night, the proceeds to be present to the Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Dalton family.

Mr. Dalton is an elderly gentleman and highly respected. Some time ago he was taken with a paralytic stroke and is in a very precarious condition, while a son of his had an arm broken some months ago. Mrs. Dalton is a member of the L. O. T. M., and in order to help a family in distress they have decided on giving a ball. All should attend the ball, thereby helping a good cause and also enjoying yourself.

Source: Ogden Standard Examiner Newspaper -Dated. 6-24-1903.


Calls Upon Two Hunters and Departs After Having a Square Meal -

A. A. Dalton and Nelse Carter, two miners, who are working the Snowslide group of claims belonging to W. W. Ruby in Coldwater canyon, had their cabin plundered by a bear Friday afternoon which forced the door open and ate and destroyed all provisions, except the canned goods.

When the owners of the cabin returned from work in the evening and were confronted by the unmistakable evidence of Bruin’s visit, they struck the tracks and followed them to the creek a short distance away. Here they discovered a black bear feasting on a loaf of bread that he held in his paws. When the beast saw them it took the bread in its mouth and walked leisurely up the hill a distance of fifty yards and finished its meal. Finding the bear evidently did not intend to move and having no guns, Messers. Dalton and Carter decided to come to town. Mr. Carter returned to the cabin and succeeded in getting a shot at the animal, which left traces of blood where it entered the timber.

Source: Ogden Examiner newspaper - Dated. 9-19-1904.


Yesterday morning at the Union Depot, Edward Cooke and Fred Dalton had a lively scrap and were run in by Officer Sullivan, the result being that Mr. Cooke was fined $5 and Mr. Dalton discharged. Cooke claimed a bill of $28 was due for Tribunes sold to Mr. Dalton, which the latter denied, and said he would not pay. The only course under the circumstances to get satisfaction was to punch him, hence the scrap. Cooke also felt a sore spot because he alleges Dalton had withheld $11 of the newsboys’ excursion money and which he refused to refund to the boys.

Source: Ogden Examiner newspaper - Dated. 8-11-1896.


Jaren Tolman had a little experience this week with two horse traders, Simon Dalton and William C. Holbok, which remained him of the dealings of the "South African Salesman" who gave the people "something for nothing" two or three years ago. Not since the days of Gonzales, the Spanish Linguist, did Mr. Tolman make such a fruitless investment. The traders referred to had a fine looking horse, which appeared to be worth $75 to $100. While passing the hotel where they were stopping. Mr. Tolman noticed the animal and offered them a trade. A "swap" was finally agreed upon in which Tolman gave another animal and $25 in cash. The traders represented their animal to "sound" so Tolman took it home and hitched it up and found it so "broken winded" that it would fall on its knees when trying to pull a load.

He returned it to the traders with it, who still maintained that the horse was sound, merely admitting that his wind was a little affected. They finally took the animal back giving him another horse in return for it, but he feels that he lost nearly all of his twenty-five dollars "boot" money. On relating his experience to others, Mr. Tolman found that these same men visited the town with the same horse last year and traded it off and took it back again mostly without the "boot" money given to strangers. Tolman came to the conclusion that the "nag" being a fine looking animal they used it for a bait to get "boot" money.

Source: Davis County Clipper - 3-13-1903

Ogden Standard Examiner:

" The funeral of George S. Dalton, who died at 10 a.m. Tuesday, will be held from the Second Ward meeting house at 3 p.m. Thursday. The remains may be viewed at the residence, 461 Twenty-sixth Street between the hours of 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on the day of the funeral. The deceased was 78 years old and one of the pioneers of the county. The cause of death was paralysis from which the deceased had been suffering for a great length of time "

George Simon Dalton is buried in grave no. E-6-14-1E in the Ogden City Cemetery.

Source: Ogden Standard Examiner - Dated. 9-26-1906


Fred F. Dalton has been named for deputy county clerk by County Clerk David Mattson. It is not known whether or not Mr. Dalton will accept the position. He is at present in the employ of F. J. Kiesel company as a salesman. Mr. Dalton was formerly assistant postmaster under Thomas H. Davis.

Source: Ogden Examiner newspaper - Dated 12-25-1906.


A marriage license was issued this afternoon to James R. Patterson, aged 20, of Hooper, and Elizabeth E. Dalton, aged 18, of Roy.

Source: Ogden Examiner newspaper - Dated 12-1-1906.


Deaths -

Mrs. Sarah Dalton, wife of Joseph P. Dalton, who died this evening between 5 and 6 o’clock. Mrs. Dalton leaves a husband and nine children. She ruptured herself the fore part of the week. Yesterday evening Dr. Avy of Cedar City and Dr. Campbell of this place performed an operation, and she succumbed this evening as stated above.

Source: The Ogden Standard Examiner - Dated. 2-13-1902.


The two-year old daughter of Robert Dalton of Parowan come near losing her life Friday morning after falling into an irrigation ditch. The little one was apparently lifeless when found, and it took a half-hour to resuscitate her. Today, however, she knows no ill effects of her thrilling experience.

Source: The Ogden Standard Examiner - Dated. 05-28-1906.


Mrs. Marguerite Ruby Mortensen of this city becomes the bride this week of Geo. H. Fox of Circleville which was originally her hometown. The exact date of the wedding was not definitely decided as this article is written, but is to be within the week and probably in the St. George Temple.

Coming from the same town the bride and groom have known each other from childhood, both have lived alone for many years, each having lost a companion. Mrs. Mortensen has had a real struggle to support her family of small children since the death of her husband Lawrence Mortensen, several years ago, but she has battled bravely and hard, and her numerous friends here will be glad to know she has decided to let someone share her burden with her. We regret that the marriage will probably take her from our community, but we join her host of friends in the wish that joy and happiness may be hers and her husband.

She requested that the Times convey her sincere thanks and gratitude to the people of this community and the city and county organizations for the assistance they have given her.

Source: The Parowan Times - Dated. 9-19-1930


Funeral services for Amy Robinson Stewart Dalton, 63, wife of Charles R. Dalton, prominent rancher and farmer Piute County legislator, were conducted Sunday April, 10, at 2 p.m. by Bishop J. L. Whittaker at Circleville. L D S chapel. Mrs. Dalton who has been ill for several years died Friday, April 8 at her home in Circleville from stroke.

Mrs. Dalton was well known here at Kanab, having resided here for many years previous to her marriage to Mr. Dalton. She was born in Pinto, Washington County, Dec. 26 1874, a daughter of pioneers Richard S. and Elizabeth Robinson. While at Kanab and since living in Circleville she had taken an active part in L D S church activities.

Besides her husband, Charles R. Dalton, she is survived by one son by a former marriage, Roland Stewart, of Los Angeles, California and two grandchildren; eight step children, and one sister and four half brothers, Mrs. Blanch R. Hamblin, Thomas E. Lafayette and Hyrum Robinson of Kanab and Joseph E. Robinson of Los Angeles.

Speakers at the services were Ray Westwood, Circleville; Delmar Robinson, Kanab; L. A. Whittaker, C. B. Crane and Bishop Whittaker, Circleville. Roland Steward, the only son of the deceased, was present at the services.

Source: The Kane County Standard - Dated. 4-15-1938


Typhoid fever claims life of Moab stock man; Burial takes place here -

Following an illness of several weeks, Emer Ernest Dalton, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Dalton of Moab, succumbed to an attach of typhoid fever at the hospital at Fruita Sunday afternoon shortly after three o’clock. He had been in the hospital nine days.

Although everything possible was done for him, the best medical attention and nursing could not check the ravages of the fever. He had been suffering from the disease for three weeks while on the desert looking after his cattle, and when he entered the hospital the fever was so far advanced that the case was practically hopeless. His condition was known to be serious, but strong hopes that he would soon commence to improve, and the news of his death received Sunday evening came as a great shock.

The young mans father, D. H. Dalton, accompanied his to the hospital and remained with him to the end. Dr. R. B. Porter, the attending physician, stated that Emer was suffering from the most serious attack of typhoid ever attended at the hospital. Although there was but light hopes for his recovery, the young man never complained, and retained his consciousness until within a few minutes of the end.

The body was brought back to Moab for burial and the funeral services were held from the ward meeting house Tuesday forenoon. Bishop C. A. Hammond presided, and the speakers were Bishop Hammond, F. M. Shafer and F. M. Hammond, Sr.

The choir sang “Tho’ Deeping Trials” “I need Thee Every Hour” and “Nearer My God to Thee” Burial took place at the Moab cemetery.

Emer Dalton was 29 years old. He has resided in Moab for several years, and was engaged in the cattle business with his brother, John W. Dalton. The young man had many friends here and his death is universally regretted.

Source: Grand Valley Times -Dated. 8-23-1918.


The significance of the time worn saying: A friend in need is a friend indeed” was brought home forcibly to Elmer Dalton the mail carrier the past week. When word reached Bluff Thursday evening that the mail had left Blanding and was long past due here, Ozro Hunt secured a car and left to ascertain the possible trouble.

He found Mr. Dalton laboriously making his way through the deep snow on foot. He had made three miles but was still eight miles from his destination.

Source: The San Juan Record - Dated. 12-17-1931.


Prominent Iron County dies at residence on Saturday -

Funeral services were held at Parowan, Utah, February 28 for Mrs. Maud Amelia Mitchell Dalton. Mrs. Dalton was born in Parowan Oct. 1, 1875, a daughter of William C. and Augusia Pehrson Mitchell, and was married to Edward Dalton July 19, 1893. The husband and six children survive her, among who is Mrs. Mark Hammond of this place. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Mrs. Dalton was active in church work, serving as president of the Primary association five years, the Relief Society for six years, and was president of the local Red Cross during the world war. She has been in poor health and virtual retirement for the past seven years.

Source: San Juan Record 3-2-1939.


“Midnight” the famous coal black horse owned by Elmer Dalton, of this city passed on to the equine happy hunting grounds, Tuesday morning, at the Indian Creek CCC Camp.

Poisoned grain to be used in the rodent control work, which was left unguarded for a few moments at the camp was the immediate cause of this regrettable accident.

Most people in this locality will visualize this fleet and well-bred gelding coming down the home stretch, so often a winner at the annual rodeo, staged at Recreation Park. No more will we view his graceful form, alert and always willing to do his bit in entertaining the sport loving crowd’s that annually attend Monticello’s big rodeo.

“Midnight” as a half-miler, was very famous, and seldom was beaten. He always gave a good account of himself at that distance. Elmer Dalton will have the sympathy of all people in this community and of all good sportsmen.

Source: The San Juan Record - Dated. 8-27-1936.


Heart Trouble Cuts Short Career of Elmer Dalton -

Last Sunday night the messenger of death struck quickly at Elmer Dalton, 57, prominent farmer, livestock and businessman of Monticello. Retiring between 11 and 12 o’clock Sunday evening after entertaining callers at his home during the evening. Mrs. Dalton heard an agonized cry and assisted by Mrs. Marvin Dalton tied to raise and minister to the stricken man, but in less than five minutes he was dead. Heart trouble - probably the rupturing of a blood vessel in or near the heart was the cause of death, which came as a distinct shock to all members of the family as well, as the community at large, as it was not known that Mr. Dalton had any heart affection, and he l was apparently in good health. Relatives were quickly notified in various parts of the state, and preparations for funeral services gotten under way. These services were held Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock, with Bishop L. Frank Redd presiding. There were many I beautiful floral offerings and the music rendered was simply divine, being furnished by a male quartette composed of Fletcher and Arch Bronson, Loile Bailey and James McConkie; Loile Bailey, soloist; Hyrum Porter and Joe Hunt, of Blanding, in a beautiful violin duet, "O My Father" accompanied by James McConkie; a vocal duet by Mrs. Eugene Allred and Mrs. L. Frank Redd entitled, 'O My Soul." The numbers sung by the male quartette were, "Cast Thy Bread Upon tbe Waters" "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" and "Jesus, My Savior." The solo by Loile Bailey was "One Sweetly Solemn Thought."

The speakers at the funeral were Elders Karl Barton of Verdure, C. E. Walton, A. Jay Redd, and Bishop L. Frank Redd. All spoke in the highest terms of the deceased, praising his honesty, industry and dependability, and his exemplary family life and influence.

Judge Oscar W. McConkie offered the opening prayer and D. B. Perkins the benediction. A long line of cars followed the remains to their last resting-place in the Monticello cemetery.

(Biographical information of Elmer Dalton of Monticello)

Elmer Dalton was born January 30, 1882, in Canesville, Utah, now known as Bicknell. His parents were Orson Nephi Dalton and Clarissa Huntsman. His education was only such as was usually obtainable in the rural Utah communities of that time.

He was married to Bessie Prewer, a recent emigrant from Suffolk, England, them residing at La Sal, the ceremony taking place at Norwood, Colorado. Coming to San Juan Counry when he was twelve years old, Elmer Dalton has resided in this and Grand counties ever since. His married life has been a happy and successful one and besides two children of their own, they have reared two of Mrs. Dalton’s sister’s sons from the time they were two and five years old, respectively.

According to the speakers at his funeral, the deceased and his wife were always ready and willing to contribute to any worthy cause .

While the deceased was never especially active in church or civic life, he was deputy county sheriff for two terms, and was always found on the side of law and order.

His energies were largely devoted to farming and stock raising, but for the past few years

He has given considerable time to trucking. With his son Marvin, he took the contract for all delivery of all the materials for the San Juan High School from Salt lake City and Thompson to Blanding. His bid being low, they were obliged to carry a heavy load of worry, and put in a great deal of night service in order to make good on the contract, which doubtless did not add any days to his sojourn on earth.

A shock that he sustained Saturday afternoon when his son Marvin became involved in a race accident on the track also placed a strain on his vitality.

For four years Mr. Dalton operated a mail contract between here and Bluff.

The deceased is survived by his widow, Bessie Prewer Dalton, his son Marvin, his daughter Myrtle Elizabeth, of Monticello. Also by five grandchildren, and the following brothers and sisters: Ezra Dalton of Nevada; Isaac Dalton of Salt Lake City; Claude Dalton of Cleveland, Utah; Stella Day and Rebecca Newell of Moab; and Mrs. Laverna Hansen of Richfield.

Source: San Juan Record - Dated. 7-27-1939.


Junction, Nov. 18 - Funeral services were held in the ward chapel at Circleville, Friday, for Mrs. Mary Olsen Fox, 80, who died at her home Tuesday in Circleville on Nov. 12 after months of illness. The services were conducted by John Bucklar of the ward bishopric. The speakers were Joseph Ipson, Charles Dalton, C. Burdette Crane and Rhoda Thompson. Burial was in the Circleville cemetery.

Mrs. Fox was the widow of Henry Fox. She was born at Manti on Feb. 25, 1855, being the first white girl born there. She came with her husband to Circleville 48 years ago and had made her home there ever since. She married John Henry Fox about 60 years ago. They were among the early pioneers of Circleville. Mr. Fox being among those driven out by the Indians then latter returned.

Mr. Fox died some two years ago and Mrs. Fox is survived by the following children: George, Roy, Hugh, Olsen and John Henry Fox. Mrs. Gertie Thomas and Mrs. Edith Nay, a large number of grandchildren and quite a number of great grandchildren. Mrs. Fox was a kind and loving mother and a good neighbor. She was loved and respected by all who knew her and the many friends of the family offer sincerest condolence in the bereaved children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Source: The Piute County News - Dated. 11-18-1935.


It has been too wet in Emery county for a few weeks and after County Attorney B. W. Dalton got the goods on a bunch, he began to issue complaints, with the result that nearly a score of peddlers of contraband in that highly moral bailiwick have felt the weight of the hand of the law. The offenders were scattered among several towns and it was the first arrest for most of them. For that reason none of the names were made public although many people have found out who “got it”. Others say that Emery County will be the driest place in the State after August one.

Source: Price News Advocate - Dated. 4-5-1917


We learn that last Sunday, Mr. H. S. Dalton, of Centerville, had eight head of horses stolen. Indications pointed to the fact the animals had been taken north, and the owner sent his son in pursuit. The young man learned, on his way, that a man named Frank Daly - who was recently brought up here for hide stealing - and a stranger had passed along, having in their possession, the stolen animals. The young man immediately came to Ogden, gave information to Sheriff Brown, and sent word to the constables of the different precincts west of Ogden. Mr. J. C. Thompson also got on the tract of the thieves and caught sight of them about dark. G. R. Belknap, constable of Hooper precinct rode up and striking a match, recognized Daly. He recognizing Mr. B. and Mr. T. at the same moment, who arrested both thieves, and brought them to Ogden last evening for safe keeping. This morning, in the company of young Dalton, Messrs. Belknap and Thompson took the horse thieves to Davis County. W. S. Lewis, Esq., prosecuting attorney for Davis County, will leave that county this afternoon, to appear against the culprits. The name of Daly’s companion is said to be Duncan Lawrence.

Source: The Ogden Standard Examiner - Dated. 6-12-1880.


Notice of Sale of Real Estate Tax Sale -

Martin C. Dalton Jr. of Circleville, Lots 2 and 3 block 9 Gillis addition Circleville town survey.

Source: The Piute County News - Dated 5-6-1938.

Carroll Dalton is recovering from injuries received when he was hit by a car.

Source: The Piute County News - Dated 7-8-1938.

Circleville 8th Grade Graduates -

Eight grade graduates of Circleville are as follows:

Arthur Dalton, Garth Dalton, Nina Christensen, Rolle Fullmer, Edith Fox, Alta Lewis, Neil Mortensen, Beth Smith, Kely Smith, Dixie Thompson, Jane Wilthire and Athene Whittaker.

Source: The Piute County News - Dated 5-6-1932.


The following persons underwent operations at the local hospitals this week: Wm. Nay; D. B. Sudweeks and Mrs. Garth Dalton, all of Circleville. (Appendicitis for Edith Dalton)

Source: The Richfield Reaper - Dated 8-13-1936.

Mr. and Mrs. Garth Dalton are the happy parents of a baby boy. (Me)

Source: The Piute County News - Dated 04-15-1938.

Rodney Dalton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Garth Dalton of Ogden and formerly of Circleville, had both his legs broken last week, when a large piano box fell on him.

Source: The Piute County News - Dated 04-09-1943.

Mrs. Garth Dalton and children, Rodney and Sheila Kay, have spent the past two weeks visiting relatives here and in Monroe.

Source: The Piute County News - Dated 9-8-1944.

Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Dalton of Las Vegas, Nevada, spent three days here last week visiting their daughter, Merrill Fullmer.

Source: The Piute County News - Dated 5-18-1945.

Mr. and Mrs. Garth Dalton of Ogden came Monday to visit relatives and friends.

Source: The Piute County News - Dated 8-23-1946.

Mrs. Bart Applegate and son are visiting at the home of Garth Dalton in Ogden this week.

Source: The Piute County News - Dated 7-4-1947.

Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Dalton and others attended the races in Milford last week.

Source: The Piute County News - Dated 7-4-1947.

Marysvale News:

Mr. and Mrs. Lin Lay had as guests the past two week Mrs. Garth Dalton and Rodney, of Circleville.

Source: The Piute County News - Dated 01-30-1942.

Mrs. Lynn Lay was hostess at a family dinner last Sunday when her guest included Mr. and Mrs. Garth Dalton and Mr. and Mrs. John Fox of Circleville.

Source: The Piute County News - Dated 2-9-1940.

Robert Whittaker, son of Mr. & Mrs. Kent Whittaker, had the misfortune of breaking his arm at the elbow Saturday. His parents took him to Panquitch, where Dr. Duggins took an X-Ray and give the boy medical aid.

Source: The Piute County News - Dated 6-14-1946.

Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Dalton left Tuesday to attend Thanksgiving in Ogden with their son, Garth and family. They will also visit relatives in Salt Lake City, before returning home.

Source: The Piute County News - Dated 12-5-1947.

Piute County News:

Funeral held for Border line officer:

Funeral services were held in the Circleville L. D .S. church Thursday afternoon for Simon Howd Veater, 60, prominent rancher, cattleman, and former chief of police of El Paso, Texas, who died January 6, in a Hot Springs, Mexico hospital of a heart attack, after a long illness.

After funeral services at El Paso Monday, the widow, accompanied by her son Carl, a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Glen Veater, and a niece, Mrs. Cynthia Judd, brought the body to Circleville, to the home of Mrs. Carroll Dalton.

Mr. Veater was born January 5, 1879, a son of James and Sarah Howd Veater, on the Veater ranch in Circleville Canyon. He went to Mexico when he was 19 years old, taking a carload of horses, and remained in the little Mormon colony at Chuichah to ranch and raise cattle.

When the revolution of 1912 came, he and his family went to El Paso. Mr. Veater had married Miss Almeada Brown of Koosharem, who was teaching school in Mexico. He become a mounted policeman in El Paso, September 9, 1913 and acquired a reputation for daring and fearlessness in his methods of subduing the gangs that terrorized the distract known as "little Chichahua"

The El Paso herald of January 7, writes, "A big quite man, Veater was physically capable of taking on anyone who challenged him. His size alone was enough to inspire respect among the rank and file of citizenry. He looked like a harmless cattleman just in from the range, but South El Paso soon learned that he could be just as tough as was necessary. His equipment was the subject of good-natured joking at headquarters. He, too, grinned, but he explained that he had to have a big horse, because he was a big man, and a small arsenal he had to pack around was necessary in subduing loco hombres when they run wild. A cartridge belt hung from his hips. He carried two six-shooters. From his saddle hung a rifle, two sets of handcuffs, and a long loop chain to which leg-irons were attached. He was forced to kill several men to protect his life while patrolling the tough district"

The Herald goes on to tell the story of a New Year's Eve raid on the little sub-station in which he had his headquarters. Attacked by the gangs in the hope of killing him, over 50 shots from a rifle and pistol were fired into the building. Hiding outside, Veater fired into the attackers and killed several. He was modest to the point of exasperation to newspaper reporters who were after a story, and attempting to make him a hero in their accounts. "There nothing exciting about my job," he insisted, "just another way to make a living" A big watch chain which he wore up until the time of his death saved his life on one occasion when he was ambushed, and the bullet lodged firmly between the links of the chain. "Just picked up a couple of fellows who were in a scrap" was his way of describing the encounter - to quote the Herald.

Recognized for the excellence of his work, Mr. Veater was promoted to a captaincy, and later was made chief of police. On May 20, 1919, he resigned from the force and went into the contracting business. He became the owner of large properties in Mexico, Texas and New Mexico. The Herald says, "He built the town of Arrey, New Mexico, where he had a store and a farm. He maintained a home at 2616 San Diego Street, El Paso, where Mrs. Veater now lives"

Speakers at the Circleville services were Leonard Sargent of Panguitch and Joseph Bettenson of Circleville. Musical numbers were given by Mrs Earl Whittaker, Judd Haycock, Mrs. Ina Chamberlain and William Horton, all of Circleville. The opening prayer was by Henry Sudweeks; the benediction by Thomas Smith; and the grave dedicated by M.D. Hatch of Panguitch.

Survivors are his widow; three sons, Carl, Verl and Glen; and five grandchildren, all of New Mexico; Two sisters, Mrs. Ivy Dalton of Circleville and Mrs. Susie Goff of Panguitch; and one brother, Bish Veater of Vernal.

While Mr. Veater was visiting last summer in southern Utah, where he has a host of friends, he expressed the wish to be buried in Circleville. Mrs. Veater, her son, daughter-in-law, and niece went to Panguitch after the burial to the home of Mrs. Goff, where they remained until Tuesday. They returned to their home this week.

Source: The Richard Reaper - Dated 1-19-1939.

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