George Hind

23 May 1843 - 12 Jul 1933

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George Hind

23 May 1843 - 12 Jul 1933
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George Hind was born May 23, 1843, Callverton, England, the oldest in the family of eleven children, to Thomas and Beeton Hind. Hannah Platt Hind, wife of George Hind was born at Thorpe, Lancashire, England, June 10, 1842, to John and Betsy Butterworth Platt. Mr. Hind’s father was a weaver by trad
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George Hind


Smithfield City Cemetery

376-424 E Center St
Smithfield, Cache, Utah
United States


May 5, 2012


April 3, 2012

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George Hind History

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George Hind was born May 23, 1843, Callverton, England, the oldest in the family of eleven children, to Thomas and Beeton Hind. Hannah Platt Hind, wife of George Hind was born at Thorpe, Lancashire, England, June 10, 1842, to John and Betsy Butterworth Platt. Mr. Hind’s father was a weaver by trade and his son George worked with him at times. But as he grew older he chose to work in the fields. He enjoyed that work because he had longed to be a farmer. Mr. Hind’s chances for school education were lijited. However, he did complete what was called the grammar school. With that and by careful home study, he became well learned in the field of government and history of England. He left England and came to the United States in 1866, on the sailing vessel “American Congress.” It took six weeks to cross the ocean to New York. From New York he went by train Wyoming City, in Nebraska. He had a month’s wait there for others who were to make up the traveling company. He passed the months working in the fields. One good turn came to help pay his way to Utah. It was to drive a three-team yoke of oxen. His company arrived at Salt Lake City, October 2, 1866 where he worked in the fields and the canyons for two years, after which he got employment with Wells Fargo stage Coach Company. While working for Wells Fargo, he met Hannah Platt who was a cook at their station; they were married April 5, 1869. She had come to Utah in 1868; they came to Smithfield immediately after their marriage. Not long after their coming to Smithfield, he filed a homestead claim on 160 acres east of town. (Farming was his choice vocation). He left England to come to America in 1866. Mr. Hind exercised superior judgement in helping to develop community enterprises, road construction, into the fields and canyons; the building of bridges across creeks and canals; the making of irrigation water ways, and the perpetuating of the greatest economy in watery-ways. Mr. Hind honored the calls to serve the church, whether big or for little projects. A few sample clear our meaning: Shortly after coming to Smithfield his church called him to go to Arizona to keep colonize an area in that state; he traveled to the project by team and wagon, settled to begin work, when the water system dried. He with others returned to their home. In 1881 he was called to be care taker of the ward meeting house and grounds. With his family he performed faithfully for 11 years. His time served there, he was called to labor at the Logan Temple. He responded faithfully for a year. His next call was to take a mission to England, serving two years. His release came May 23, 1897, his birthday; he had left England the first time 29 years earlier, on his birthday. In 1880 Bishop Roskelley being on a mission, George L. Farrell of Logan was appointed Bishop of the Smithfield Ward. P. T. Morehead and James Mack Counselors to start a big project: build a big tabernacle. It was started 1881 and carried to completion 1821, and cost about $7700. (That information, I copied from History of Smithfield by Mrs. Olsen) Like other loyal church men in Smithfield Mr. Hind and his family donated thousands in labor, by hand, and by teams, hauling in material from the canyons, rock quarries, brick yard, and lime kins. Mr. Hind also put up his assignments in cash. Mr. Hind served as a City Councilman from 1897 through 1902. Serving with him during the first term were Samuel Nelson, Mayor; councilman Sylvester Low Jr., Alfred Chambers, A. J. Merrill, Samuel Jenkins and Recorder Frank Coleman. Acturiies promoted that Mr. Hind championed during his service period. 1901 Wm. Deppe Brick Yard Co. 1897 James Cantwell and son Mercantile establishment. Abraham Smith new store. East Bench Culinary water works, 1902. 1904 extensive city water improvements. Mr. Hind was a strong supporter, for every water enterprise, both culinary and irrigation prospects. 1887-1888 a strong advocate for the Farmers Union Mill. His services to our community never slackened during his life. Mr. Hind was a handsome man. His photograph is on page 75 of D.W. P. History. There is where I got some the information about Mr. Hind. That is not all however, I have had a hundred or more gladsome hours with that spiritualizing gentlemen. He had the impulse at all times to do well by his family and his associates; he chose to cheer them, to help them over their difficulties, carrying to them the over their difficulties, carrying to them the noblest elements in human nature. At all he translated his elegant impulses into realities of life and spirit. Hannah Platt was the second daughter of John and Betsy Butterworth Platt; she was born June 10, 1842, at Platt, Thorp Lancashire, England. Her father was the Manager of the Roylan gas works, where they made their home. At the age of eight years Hannah attended night school and at 15 she was a waver in a factory; serving there for 12 years. October 1, 1863, she was baptized and confirmed a member of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Hannah’s sister Susie joined the church at the same time she did. They left England on the ship Emerald Isle. At sea, Cholera typhoid fever became an epidemic causing the death of thirty passengers but the sisters-Hannah and Susie came through fairly well. They crossed the plains by mule team, arriving in Salt Lake City 1869. Hannah got employment as a cook for the Wells Fargo stage workers. Here she met George Hind whom she later married; April 5, 1869, and came at once to Smithfield. They went happily together to homestead 160-acre farm on the east boundary of Smithfield. And, after that five years homesteading, the church called him to go to Arizona to work on a pioneer project; they made the drive by team and wagon took along some machines and tools. The water for the enterprise foiled and they turned to Smithfield and to their farm work. (Their 3rd child was born there Nov. 6, 1873). A few years later Mr. And Mrs. Hind were called by Smithfield ward officials to serve as ward custodian and church house caretakers Mrs. Hind, her older children with her husband (when he had time out from farming and canyon work) gave that care taking service for eleven years. That family shared equally the pleasures and responsibilities of father, mother, sons and daughters. The sons and daughter saw and understood the spirit of cooperation between father and mother in a family management and accepted the pattern. Some one said children need the example of parents in developing the spirit of cooperation rather than preachments. The Hind children had that in every facet of life: civic activities, religious principles, home culture, work and play habits, spirit of kindness and helpfulness. Mrs. Hind was promoter and imitator of good life patterns. There children were: John Thomas, born Jan. 2, 1870; married Eleanor Miles May 18, 1901, he died Nov. 16, 1923. Elizabeth, born December 30, 1871; married John Cannell May 15, 1895. Hannay, born Nov. 6, 1873; Arizona - never married. George Platt, born Feb. 1, 1876, died early. Susie, born August 10, 1877; married Henry Meikle November 9, 1897. James, born October 22, 1879; married Amy Coleman December 12, 1906. He died August 20, 1944. Joseph Henry, born March 23, 1882, married Selma Erickson, April 26, 1900.

Thomas Hind

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Thomas Hind was born at Calverton Nottingham, England on 9 November 1821. His trade was that of a stocking weaver. When he could not make a livelihood at his trade as a weaver, he would go out and labor in the fields, and during the off season from farming, he returned his achievments to making Furniture etc. One of Thomas's greatest prides was the furniture he made to furnish his home. Thomas was a very thrifty and frugal person, even to the point where he was often called stingy. On one occasion he refused to pay the tax due on his pet dog, Kyser, and was hauled into court to stand trail. While he was having his hearing he became so angered at the collector that he up and left the courtroom. The collector knowing his stubborn disposition decided to confer with his son George. This he did unbeknown to Thomas. George paid the tax and requested the officer to cease bothering his father. After his wife Ann died Thomas kept house for his two sons, He was a good houskeeper and a expert cook, but he refused to feed company that appeared at meal time. He would dine on crackers and cheese rather than join company in a hearty meal at the expense of his table. During Thomas's life time he crossed the Atlantic on three different occasions, his first two trips found him settling in the New England States, but on his third trip he and his family traveled West and settled in Smithfied, Utah where his son George and family were living. As Thomas grew older he yearned to return to his native England, this he finally did in 1899. He returned to his old trade as a stocking weaver. He died 19 February 1904 and burried in the old church yard at Calverton, Nottingham, England.

Hannah Platt

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(From the records of Mary Hannah Meikle, pp. 7-8.) HANNAH PLATT (HIND) HANNAH PLATT was born the 10 June 1842 in Thorp Royton, Lancashire England to JOHN PLATT & BETTY BUTTERWORTH. Her father was manager of the gas works at Thorp Royton, Lancashire, England. They had a comfortable home. It was always nice and warm during the winter months. In 1844 an epidemic of small pox was raging, HANNAH and her sister ANN contacted the dreaded disease and Ann, her older sister, died. Hannah was very ill and low for days. She recovered and at the age of eight attended night school and at fifteen she was a weaver in a factory where she worked for 12 years. Hannah and her sister Susie were baptized in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 1 Oct. 1863 at the age of 21. Five years later her father purchased tickets for AMERICA for her and sister Susie. They left England 19 June 1868 on the (POCKET SHIP EMERAL ILSE) a sailing vessel. (The last trip or voyage the ship made) They were to have landed in America in three weeks, but due to trouble with an inexperienced crew the water condenser was broken and after being on the water one week they returned to Ireland. They couldn’t get the condenser fixed so they filled large kegs with water which had whiskey. This was all the water the passengers had to use and it caused sickness. There were 876 Saints on board and 27 died and were buried at sea. The company was under the direction of Hans Jensonhals. They were 9 weeks on the water. In making port they were held in quarantine for three days. SUSIE was sick all the way crossing the ocean and Hannah had to care for her. They landed ln the New York Harbor, 11 August and went ashore the 14 of Aug. 1868. They traveled on the Union Pacific railroad to Wyoming, Nebraska a little south of council Bluff arriving 25 August l868 to travel to Utah in Capt. Edward Mumford Co. with Mule team they traveled through the mountains and into Salt Lake city. They arrived the 14 Sept. 1868. Hannah contacted Mountain Fever and was sick most of the way. Hannah had to ride most of the way, but Susie walked. On arriving they were met by Missionaries who took them home and gave them good care until they gained their strength back. Hannah being adapted to cooking soon found her service in great demand. She accepted a position as a cook for the WELLS FARGO STAGE HANDS who were located out west of Salt Lake City, Utah on the shore of the Great Salt Lake. It was here in the old rock building (which still stands) that Hannah met George Hind. George was a stable manager for the teams as they would come in from the west and east. They fell in love and were married the 5 April 1869 in the Salt Lake Endowment House by Daniel H. Wells. Having a desire for a farm they moved to Smithfield Cache County, Utah where Hannah’s sister Susie was living. Here they lived for four years and two children were born. Thomas 2 January 1870, and Elizabeth Ann 30 Dec. 1871. Grandmother used to tell how the roof of the home leaked at that time Elizabeth was born. They had very heavy rains at that time and the roof of the house being of sod it would soak through and wash away. The men were not able to repair it. They put pots ad pans all over the floor and on her bed to catch the water and keep her dry. Her mother BETTY PLATT was at her home visiting from England at the time. The spring of 1873 GEORGE AND HANNAH were called to go to Arizona to help settle the MUDDY OR MARIAPO as it was called. They wintered In Cedar City where George worked. An uncle of Hannah's, Benjamin Platt, was living out to Pinto, Washington County about 20 miles west of Cedar City Hannah stayed with them and here she gave birth to their third child, HANNAH, Born 26, November 1873. In the spring as they were to continue on to Arizona the company who had gone ahead came back, as there was no feed and water for their cattle. They returned to Cache Valley and Smithfield. George purchased a home and home-steaded a section of land at the mouth of Smithfield canyon. During the summer they lived on the section in order to improve on it, moving back to town in the winter. Hannah was active in the Relief Society for 19 years as a visiting teacher. In those days the Relief Society collected items of food or money each month to give to the poor. Each month she would take a little basket on her arm when she made her visit. She was remembered by the young people and was called to help with the sick, to lay the dead away, and being a devoted wife and Mother was faithful to her family and church. She was a just Saint doing the will of our Heavenly Father at all times. Always willing to lend a helping hand at all times. She was the mother of three daughters and four sons. She died 18 hours after taking a stroke on 21 April 1912 and was buried at Smithfield, Utah Cache County.

Utah Since Statehood Volume II George Hind

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GEORGE HIND For a half century George Hind has resided at Smithfield, where he followed farming and stock raising for an extended period but for the past eight years has lived retired from active business. He was born in Nottinghamshire, England, May 23, 1843, and is a son of Thomas and Ann (Beeton) Hind, who came to Utah in 1883, making their way to Smithfield, where the mother passed away, while the father afterward returned to England where his death occurred. George Hind came to Utah in 1866, when a young man of about twenty-three years. For two and a half years he lived in Salt Lake City and in 1869 removed to Smithfield, where he has since made his home, and through the intervening period until about eight years ago he was actively and prominently connected with the work of farming and stock raising in this district. It was in the spring of 1869 that Mr. Hind was united in marriage to Miss Hannah Platt, a daughter of John and Betty (Butterworth) Platt, who were natives of England and came to Utah in 1882. Their daughter, however, had made her way to this state a number of years before, arriving in 1868. To Mr. and Mrs. Hind have been born seven children: George P., who died in infancy; John Thomas; Elizabeth Ann; Hannah; Susie; James A., and Joseph H. The son James filled a mission to England in 1910. Mr. Hind has always remained a consistent member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and filled a mission to England from 1895 until 1897. He is now occupying the office of high priest. He has likewise been identified with civic affairs, serving for two terms as a member of the city council, during which time he exercised his official prerogatives in support of all practical plans and measures for the general good. [Source: Utah since Statehood: Historical and Biographical Volume 2; By Noble Warrum; Publ. 1919; Transcribed by Richard Ramos]

Life timeline of George Hind

George Hind was born on 23 May 1843
George Hind was 16 years old when Petroleum is discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania leading to the world's first commercially successful oil well. Petroleum is a naturally occurring, yellow-to-black liquid found in geological formations beneath the Earth's surface. It is commonly refined into various types of fuels. Components of petroleum are separated using a technique called fractional distillation, i.e. separation of a liquid mixture into fractions differing in boiling point by means of distillation, typically using a fractionating column.
George Hind was 26 years old when Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton founded the National Woman Suffrage Association, breaking away from the American Equal Rights Association which they had also previously founded. Susan B. Anthony was an American social reformer and women's rights activist who played a pivotal role in the women's suffrage movement. Born into a Quaker family committed to social equality, she collected anti-slavery petitions at the age of 17. In 1856, she became the New York state agent for the American Anti-Slavery Society.
George Hind was 35 years old when Thomas Edison announces his invention of the phonograph, a machine that can record and play sound. Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park", he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.
George Hind was 40 years old when Krakatoa begins to erupt; the volcano explodes three months later, killing more than 36,000 people. Krakatoa, or Krakatau, is a volcanic island situated in the Sunda Strait between the islands of Java and Sumatra in the Indonesian province of Lampung. The name is also used for the surrounding island group comprising the remnants of a much larger island of three volcanic peaks which was obliterated in a cataclysmic 1883 eruption.
George Hind was 51 years old when Mahatma Gandhi forms the Natal Indian Congress (NIC) in order to fight discrimination against Indian traders in Natal. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was an Indian activist who was the leader of the Indian independence movement against British rule. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. The honorific Mahātmā – applied to him first in 1914 in South Africa – is now used worldwide. In India, he is also called Bapu and Gandhi ji, and known as the Father of the Nation.
George Hind was 65 years old when Ford puts the Model T car on the market at a price of US$825. Ford Motor Company is an American multinational automaker headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. It was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16, 1903. The company sells automobiles and commercial vehicles under the Ford brand and most luxury cars under the Lincoln brand. Ford also owns Brazilian SUV manufacturer Troller, an 8% stake in Aston Martin of the United Kingdom, and a 49% stake in Jiangling Motors of China. It also has joint-ventures in China, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, and Russia. The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is controlled by the Ford family; they have minority ownership but the majority of the voting power.
George Hind was 69 years old when The British passenger liner RMS Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic at 2:20 a.m., two hours and forty minutes after hitting an iceberg. Only 710 of 2,227 passengers and crew on board survive. RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early hours of 15 April 1912, after colliding with an iceberg during its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. There were an estimated 2,224 passengers and crew aboard, and more than 1,500 died, making it one of the deadliest commercial peacetime maritime disasters in modern history. RMS Titanic was the largest ship afloat at the time it entered service and was the second of three Olympic-class ocean liners operated by the White Star Line. It was built by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast. Thomas Andrews, her architect, died in the disaster.
George Hind was 77 years old when The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, guaranteeing women's suffrage in America. The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex. It was adopted on August 18, 1920.
George Hind died on 12 Jul 1933 at the age of 90
Grave record for George Hind (23 May 1843 - 12 Jul 1933), BillionGraves Record 1015286 Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States