Joseph Smith Barlow

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Born: 27 Jan 1870

Died: 9 Sep 1925

At the age of: 55

Plot Number: F3

Spouse: Elizabeth Christena Hansen Barlow

Obituary:

JOSEPH BARLOW PASSES AWAY

PRESIDENT OF RAFT RIVER STAKE SUCCUMBS WHILE CRANKING CAR

Pres. Joseph S. Barlow, aged 55 of the Raft River Stake of the L.D.S. Church, passed away on the evening of Sept. 9the at Malta, while attempting to crank his car. He arouse from cranking the car and said to his son “I feel dizzy.” Whereupon he dropped over dead. He had been in good health previously with the exception that he complained he was somewhat out of breath which he thought was due to asthma.

Pres. Barlow is one of the old-timers in that section of the country and had a wide circle of acquaintances who, together with the wife, four daughters, and two sons, an aged mother, and a large number of other relatives will mourn his loss. He had lived most of his life at Grouse Creek until he was selected 2nd counselor to Pres. John A. Elison in the Raft River Stake on 2 Aug 1922, and since that time he had resided at Malta.

LARGE CROWD AT FUNERAL

The funeral services were held at the Malta Ward meeting house on Friday Sept 11 at 11 a.m. The church was crowded and many were forced to stand during the services. Special Musical selections were rendered under the direction of chorister J. Henry Thompson. The speakers were Pres. Elison and Joseph Harper of the Stake Presidency. John Hadfield of Grouse Creek Ward Bishopric, Bishop I.J. Neddo Jr. Of Malta Ward and George Albert Smith of the council of Apostles of Salt Lake City, Utah. All of the speakers praised the excellent qualities of the deceased and of his preparation for the great beyond. He was highly esteemed by all his acquaintances. Interment was in the Malta Cemetery.

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