Birth Date: Sep 22, 1854
Death Date: Dec 28, 1934
Birth Place: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
Death Place: St. George, Washington, Utah, United States
Burial Date: Dec 31, 1934
Cause of Death:
Father: Carter, William
Mother: Utley, Harriet T.
Spouse: Rankin, Mary Ann
Marriage Date: Nov 25, 1882
Marriage Place: Saint George, Washington, Utah, United States
SAMUEL UTLEY CARTER, 1854 - 1834 - BURIED IN THE ST. GEORGE CEMETERY Samuel Utley Carter was the oldest child of William and Harriet Temperance Utley Carter. When Samuel was eight years old, his father was called to the Dixie Mission in 1861 to help settle St. George, over three hundred miles to the south.
Samuel's father William was superintendent over some of the foundation work of the St. George Temple when it was being constructed.
Samuel worked on it along with his father and brothers until it was completed. He helped with the hauling of lumber from Mount Trumball. He went to school in the winters. He helped on many city projects, such as grading Diagonal Street, hauling rock for the city ditches and freighting.
Samuel Carter married Mary Ann Rankin in the St. George Temple 25 November 1882. In his church activities he was a ward teacher, Sunday School teacher, first counselor in the Young Mens' Mutual Improvement Association when it was organized in the North Deseret 11 March 1891. The Associaton was reorganized 1 November 1891 with Samuel U. Carter as President. They moved to Holden, Utah, for a short time, where a baby girl was born to them. After five sons it was a joy to them all. They then returned to St. George where his wife died in 1904, leaving him with a family of six sons and two daughters. His aging mother, Harriet, helped him raise his eight children. Samuel passed away suddenly December 28, 1934 at 11:30 p.m. following a stroke. He rode horseback during the day, attended the races at the city park, settled his tithing and visited with friends. He seemed in the best of health. Early in the evening he complained of a slight dizziness, but later visited with his sons, ate his evening meal, read the paper and went to bed.
Funeral services were held on Dec. 31, 1934 in the St. George Tabernacle, under the direction of Bishop Vernon Worthen. Elder James McArthur paid tribute to the life of Samuel Carter and to that of his parents. He told of the faithfulness and loyalty of the family to the gospel.
Samuel's death date is 1934, 1935 is incorrect according to family records, and the tithing settlement he made out the day he died.
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Plot #: 5
Plat #: B
Marker Information: Present
Setting: Above Ground
Inscription: FATHER SAMUEL UTLEY CARTER SEPT. 22, 1854 DEC. 28, 1934
Pioneer plaque on bottom right corner