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  • ID: I62
  • Name: Joseph Thomas WINKLESS
  • Given Name: Joseph Thomas
  • Surname: WINKLESS
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 30 JAN 1847 in St. Louis,Jerrerson,Missouri 1
  • Death: 7 JAN 1932 in Salt Lake City,Utah 2 of Bronchial pneumonia
  • Burial: Salt Lake Cemetery
  • Ancestral File #: 27BD-53
  • LDS Baptism: 12 MAY 1857
  • Endowment: 22 JUL 1868
  • Sealing Child: 14 FEB 1995 Temple: BOISE
  • Note:
    When he was 3 his parents died in the cholera epidemic that swept through St. Louis. His uncle took the children to Council Bluffs and the next summer they joined the trek to Utah as members of the Edward Hunter Company. He and his surviving sisters were raised by his aunt and uncle. Joseph herded cows at age 8. The family moved to Kaysville when he was 10. His uncle probably taught him to became a bricklayer and mason. For a time he was superintendent of construction for Walker & McCormick. He worked on the Grand Theater and the Tabernacle. He also operated a sand lot, dredging the Jordan river and hauling the sand to his lot. He built brick linings for the smoke stacks located at the different smelters around the Valley. His uncle said that "he would never forget the good and efficient labor of my sister's son, Joseph ... he labored with a zeal to be commended. He took the lead in the work at all times and manifested a kindly attitude toward all engaged in the work. While I was at Delle Ranch he knew that the wheat harvest time was near and that I was short handed and needed help. He came miles on foot to help me and when the work was completed he returned to his home in Salt Lake City on foot through a drenching rain, taking nothing for his labors". Joseph was the father of 11 daughters; his only son was born in 1895 just as Joseph was returning from Greenville where he had spent six weeks panning for gold. Joseph was a good singer and musician whose "speciality was playing his seven string banjo in a dance orchestra" playing at various wards for the church dances. His granddaughter says that when Sarah got mad, Joseph took down his banjo, laid down on the sofa and played till she quieted down. His daughter Doretta said that her mother was the disciplarian in the family, her father being the "mild, kind hearted type". If his children asked to go somewhere, he always said "ask your mother". Doretta's son, Sid Kramer (who was born at his grandparents' home) said that Joseph used to make little wooden wagons for his grandsons. Joseph became sick just after Christmas and, after an illness which lasted ten days, died at home of bronchial pneumonia. He was a Republican. He lived for over 50 years at his home at 417 West Sixth South See Treasure of Pioneer History by Kate Carter 9:288 for boyhood episode. Also see Prioneers and Prominent Men of Utah.

    Salt Lake City Deeds:

    1890 - Book 35:508 - in October he and James Palmer buy Lot 10, Block 9 in Muscaline Place Subdivision for $150
    1890 - Book 35:508 - in December he buys Lot 11, Block 9 in Muscaline Place for $300
    1893 - Book 4F:230 - James F. Palmer sells Joseph all his right in Lot 10, Block 9 in Muscaline Place for $125
    1896 - Book 4Y:546 - he and Sarah quit claim for $1 their interest in section 20; township 2 together with their interest in Bingham Creek
    1898 - Book 5O:465 - he and Sarah sell their 1/12 interest in section 20, township 2, range 1 for $50
    1906 - Book 7A:188 - he and Sarah quit claim for $1 their interest in section 20, township 2 together with their water rights in Bingham Creek to the heirs of John Barlow Fielding
    1924 - Book 121:27 - their right in Lots 10 & 11, Block 9, Muscaline Place is sold for delinquent taxes
    1919 - Book 10J:374 - he and Sarah sell Lots 10 & 11, Block 9 in Muscaline Place for $10

    Census Records of Salt Lake City:

    1880 - Joseph (31) Sarah (26) Sarah (9) Mary (7) Lillly (5) + Hattie (2) -- he is a brickmason

    1900 - Joseph (52) Sarah (58) Lilly (24) Ray (19) Cora (17) Mable (14) Adell (12) Mattie (10) Doretta (7) +
    Joseph (5) -- he is a bricklayer; they own their home at 417 West Sixth South

    1910 - Joseph (63) Sarah (55) Adell (22) Mattie (19) Doretta (17) + Joseph (14) -- he is a bricklayer who was out of work for 20 weeks during the year; Adell was working as a saleslady in a dry goods store

    1920 - Joseph ((73) Sarah (65) - she had been naturalized in 1880; he is a bricklayer


    Salt Lake City Telephone Directory:

    1874 - he is a laborer living at the northwest corner of 3d West and 4th South -- in the Sixth Ward
    1879 - he is a bricklayer living at 6th South between 3d and 4th West
    1884 - he is a bricklayer; from here on his address is 417 West Sixth South
    1888 - he is a mason
    1889 - he is a mason
    1890 - he is a mason working for Baker & Savoll
    1896 - he is a bricklayer
    1897 - he is a carpenter
    1898 - he is a bricklayer
    1899 - he is a bricklayer
    1900 - he is a bricklayer; Lillie is a clerk at Paris Millinery; Ray is a clerk at Kolitz Kandy Kitchen
    1903 - he is a bricklayer; Lillie still at Paris Millinery; Ray a clerk at AR Derge; Mabel a student at West Side High
    1905 - he is a contractor; Rae & Mabel are clerks; Della is a clerk at Keith-O'Brien
    1906 - he's a bricklayer at Garfield Smelter; Rae a clerk at LA Cohn; Cora a clerk; Della at Keith-O; Mabel a steno
    1908 - he's a bricklayer; Della still at Keith-O'Brien; Mattie a clerk; and Dora is a student -- all still living at home
    1909 - he is a mason; Della & Mattie clerks at Keith-O'Brien; Doretta is a clerk; Sarah is a student
    1910 - he is a bricklayer; Mattie a clerk at Keith-O'Brien
    1912 - he is a bricklayer; Mattie still at Keith-O'Brien; Doretta a clerk and Joseph junior a clerk
    1914 - he is a bricklayer; Joseph junior a printer at Jennings Engineering Company
    1915 - he is a mason; Joseph junior a printer at Jennings Engineering
    1917 - he is a bricklayer; Joseph junior a pressman at Jennings Engineering
    1918 - he is a bricklayer; Joseph junior a pressman, still living at home
    1920 - he is a bricklayer; Joseph junior a mechanic at Botterill Auto Company who was living at 825 S. Main
    1921 - he is a bricklayer; Joseph junior a mechanic at Richardson-Bower living at 343 Denver
    1925 - he is a bricklayer; Joseph junior a salesman at Richardson-Bower living at 731 Linden
    1926 - he has possibly retired; Joseph junior a mechanic at Richardson-Bower living at 1 Warburton
    1928 - no occupation listed; Joseph junior a wholesale rep for RJ Fry
    1930 - no occupation listed
  • Change Date: 28 NOV 2002 at 19:56:25



    Father: Thomas WINKLESS c: 28 NOV 1811 in Napton,Warwick,Eng
    Mother: Mary PALMER b: 8 AUG 1816 in Donnington,Hereford,Eng c: 25 AUG 1816 in Ledbury,Hereford,Eng

    Marriage 1 Sarah Ann PRIDAY b: 8 FEB 1853 in Westminster,Mddlesex.,Eng
    • Married: 25 JUL 1868 in Salt Lake City,Utah
    • Sealing Spouse: 25 JUL 1868
    Children
    1. Has No Children Angenetta WINKLESS b: 28 JAN 1869 in Salt Lake City,Utah
    2. Has Children Sara Elizabeth WINKLESS b: 28 SEP 1870 in Salt Lake City,Utah
    3. Has Children Mary Emily WINKLESS b: 8 SEP 1872 in Salt Lake City,Utah
    4. Has Children Lillie May WINKLESS b: 7 JAN 1875 in Salt Lake City,Utah
    5. Has Children Harriet Florence WINKLESS b: 11 JUN 1878 in Salt Lake City,Utah
    6. Has No Children Rae WINKLESS b: 4 NOV 1880 in Salt Lake City,Utah
    7. Has No Children Cora WINKLESS b: 22 OCT 1882 in Salt Lake City,Utah
    8. Has No Children Mable WINKLESS b: 11 OCT 1885 in Salt Lake City,Utah
    9. Has No Children Adell WINKLESS b: 22 JUN 1887 in Salt Lake City,Utah
    10. Has No Children Mattie M. WINKLESS b: 16 SEP 1890 in Salt Lake City,Utah
    11. Has No Children Dorreta WINKLESS b: 14 APR 1893 in Salt Lake City,Utah
    12. Has Children Joseph Thomas WINKLESS b: 18 MAY 1895 in Salt Lake City,Utah

    Sources:
    1. Title: James Palmers Travels & Ministry
      Author: James Palmer
      Abbrev: James Palmers Travels & Ministry
    2. Title: Death Certificate
      Abbrev: Death Certificate
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