James William Gittins

24 Oct 1867 - 4 Dec 1952

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James William Gittins

24 Oct 1867 - 4 Dec 1952
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The Cliff Smith I remember was a man who loved his wife Lavon Gittins without any reservation. He would do anything to make her happy. My Grandmother told me this story. When Rowenna , their 14 month daughter developed pneumonia it was thought the disease was contagious. As a result my grandmother w
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James William Gittins


Smithfield City Cemetery

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


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Jane Little

April 14, 2012


April 13, 2012

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Clifford Fisburn Smith (My Grandpa)

Colaborador: Jane Little Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

The Cliff Smith I remember was a man who loved his wife Lavon Gittins without any reservation. He would do anything to make her happy. My Grandmother told me this story. When Rowenna , their 14 month daughter developed pneumonia it was thought the disease was contagious. As a result my grandmother was moved into an old log cabin, on the outer border of her father's farm, to take care of the baby. Grandpa couldn't move in with her as he had to continue to work in Ogden for Union Pacific Railroad. He would work all day and then take blankets and sleep outside that cabin by the window where his two loved ones slept. There he would talk with grandmother through the window about their day. He stayed there as long as he could watching over them. When the baby died my grandfather and his father in law James Gittins crafted the coffin and delivered it to my grandmother. They laid the little casket on the porch. She opened the door only after they were a fair distance away, she, all alone, dragged it into the house, then dressed her baby in the new burial clothes the Relief Society had sewn for her. After she had tenderly laid her baby to rest and covered her with her favorite blanket then the lid, her brothers carried that little body to the cemetery. With the cabin in flames behind them, my grandmother and grandfather walked on, holding hands with tears drowning their faces.

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Colaborador: Jane Little Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

LIFE SKETCH OF JAMES WILLIAM GITTINS He was a tall man - about 6'3". His wife was only about 5'. He could hold his arm out straight to the side of him and she could walk under it. He was the oldest boy in his family and his father died at an early age leaving him head of the family. He kept up the farm and built houses that were needed by the family. He was a carpenter and contractor all his life. He built furniture and coffins. He built most of the homes in Smithfield and Richmond at that time and he built a few homes in Logan. In the summer he would frame up all the houses and in the winter he would work inside doing the finishing work. He had a shop on Main Street in Smithfield but after he retired he worked in a log cabin that his mother-in-law had. He was a volunteer on the City Fire Department. He was out in the field working one day with his brother Joe when Indians came riding through. They hid in stalks of grain until the Indians left. He was a very quiet man and seldom said anything. He liked to stay to himself but was known as a very hard worker.

Life timeline of James William Gittins

James William Gittins was born on 24 Oct 1867
James William Gittins was 12 years old when Thomas Edison demonstrates incandescent lighting to the public for the first time, in Menlo Park, New Jersey. 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.
James William Gittins was 18 years old when Louis Pasteur successfully tests his vaccine against rabies on Joseph Meister, a boy who was bitten by a rabid dog. Louis Pasteur was a French biologist, microbiologist and chemist renowned for his discoveries of the principles of vaccination, microbial fermentation and pasteurization. He is remembered for his remarkable breakthroughs in the causes and prevention of diseases, and his discoveries have saved many lives ever since. He reduced mortality from puerperal fever, and created the first vaccines for rabies and anthrax. His medical discoveries provided direct support for the germ theory of disease and its application in clinical medicine. He is best known to the general public for his invention of the technique of treating milk and wine to stop bacterial contamination, a process now called pasteurization. He is regarded as one of the three main founders of bacteriology, together with Ferdinand Cohn and Robert Koch, and is popularly known as the "father of microbiology".
James William Gittins was 28 years old when George VI of the United Kingdom (d. 1952) George VI was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth from 11 December 1936 until his death in 1952. He was the last Emperor of India and the first Head of the Commonwealth.
James William Gittins was 41 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.
James William Gittins was 47 years old when Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, were assassinated by a Yugoslav nationalist named Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo, sparking the outbreak of World War I. Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria-Este was a member of the imperial Habsburg dynasty, and from 1896 until his death the heir presumptive (Thronfolger) to the Austro-Hungarian throne. His assassination in Sarajevo precipitated Austria-Hungary's declaration of war against Serbia, which in turn triggered a series of events that resulted in Austria-Hungary's allies and Serbia's declaring war on each other, starting World War I.
James William Gittins was 61 years old when Walt Disney character Mickey Mouse premieres in his first cartoon, "Plane Crazy". Walter Elias Disney was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons. As a film producer, Disney holds the record for most Academy Awards earned by an individual, having won 22 Oscars from 59 nominations. He was presented with two Golden Globe Special Achievement Awards and an Emmy Award, among other honors. Several of his films are included in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.
James William Gittins was 63 years old when Great Depression: In a State of the Union message, U.S. President Herbert Hoover proposes a $150 million (equivalent to $2,197,000,000 in 2017) public works program to help generate jobs and stimulate the economy. The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations; in most countries it started in 1929 and lasted until the late-1930s. It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of the 20th century. In the 21st century, the Great Depression is commonly used as an example of how far the world's economy can decline.
James William Gittins was 78 years old when World War II: Combat ends in the Pacific Theater: The Japanese Instrument of Surrender is signed by Japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu and accepted aboard the battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay. The Pacific War, sometimes called the Asia-Pacific War, was the theater of World War II that was fought in the Pacific and Asia. It was fought over a vast area that included the Pacific Ocean and islands, the South West Pacific, South-East Asia, and in China.
James William Gittins died on 4 Dec 1952 at the age of 85
Grave record for James William Gittins (24 Oct 1867 - 4 Dec 1952), BillionGraves Record 914346 Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States