Robert Moroni Michie[1, 2]

Male 1861 - 1912  (50 years)


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  • Name Robert Moroni Michie 
    Born 11 Nov 1861  Sugar House, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptized (LDS) 31 May 1879 
    Endowed (LDS) 7 Jan 1886  LOGAN Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 23 Feb 1912  Tabiona, Duchesne, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 26 Feb 1912  Tabiona, Duchesne, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I53421  Early Latter-day Saints
    Last Modified 7 Feb 2007 

    Family Elena Dorothy Lambert,   b. 9 Apr 1863, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1957, Provo, Utah, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Married 7 Jan 1886  Logan, Cache, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sealed S (LDS) 7 Jan 1886  LOGAN Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • LDS Temple

      178052
    Children 
     1. Della Eugenia Michie,   b. 2 Nov 1886, Woodland, Summit, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1975, Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     2. Myrtle Lizetta Michie,   b. 2 Jun 1888, Woodland, Summit, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1972, Roy, Weber, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     3. Genevieve Michie,   b. 20 Oct 1889, Woodland, Summit, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1988, Provo, Utah, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years)
     4. Preal Frances Michie,   b. 16 Mar 1892, Woodland, Summit, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1986, Provo, Utah, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     5. Marvin Robert Michie,   b. 16 Jan 1894, Woodland, Summit, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1983, Provo, Utah, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     6. Fern Elena Michie,   b. 13 Feb 1896, Woodland, Summit, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1988, Provo, Utah, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     7. Violet Michie,   b. 2 Feb 1898, Woodland, Summit, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1973, Provo, Utah, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    Family ID F19960  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Tabiona Cemetery, 8_4_1 1 CAUS Internal Hemorrhage Caused By Two Broken Ribs. Accidental.
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      Encyclopedic History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
      Woodrow Branch:
      In 1874 Thomas P. White and family took up some land on Bench Creek, about two miles southeast of Woodland, and soon afterwards other settlers took up land in the district on both sides of Provo River, and for several years the settlement was know as Bench Creek in Wasatch County. Under this name a branch was organized in 1877, with John T. Moon as presiding Elder. On July 25, 1881, the Woodland Ward was organized with Henry Moon as Bishop. Bishop Henry Moon was succeeded in 1885 by his son, John T. Moon, who was succeeded in 1891 by Ephraim Lambert, who was succeeded in May, 1906, by Thomas A. White, who was succeded in August 1906 by Emanual B. Murphy...
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      Woodland is an unincorporated rural community settled in 1867 along the valley of the Provo River. The river is the county boundary, and the community is divided down the middle, with part in Summit County and part in Wasatch County.
      The first families were the Gines, Potts, Moons, Knights, and others. The early economy was based on saw mills cutting railroad ties and mine timbers for use in the Park City mines. Ties could be floated down the river at high water to Hailstone (now under Jordanelle Reservoir) then hauled to Park City. As the river bottoms were cleared of timber, the ranching economy developed. The Woodland LDS Ward was established in about 1867. By 1875 there was a post office, though it did not last long.
      The Wasatch County side of Woodland was originally developed as a separate community known as Bench Creek. Because of the difficulties in crossing the Provo River in the early days, there were schools run in Bench Creek by Wasatch County and in Woodland by Summit County. Schools finally consolidated in Woodland, and ultimately transportation improvements made consolidation into the South Summit School District in Kamas a better alternative. By 1938, both Bench Creek and Woodland students were attending school in Kamas.
      There was a proposal in the 1890's to build a railroad from Hailstone (also known as Elk Horn, and now under Jordanelle Reservoir) over Wolf Creek Pass to the Uinta Basin. The rail bed for the Utah Central Railroad was actually graded from Hailstone into Woodland, in intermittent sections. Parts of it can still be seen along Lower River Road. The rail line was never completed, in large part because the western end of it did not connect to anything. There must have been an assumption that the Denver and Rio Grande, which had extended up Provo Canyon to Heber City in 1899, would extend on to the Ontario Mine at Keetley. That link was never built, and the Utah Central line was abandoned. Woodland continued as a ranching community, relying on lush river bottom meadows and high mountain pastures.
      In 1889, the Wasatch Wave newspaper reported that there were three general stores in Woodland-Keeler's, Phillips' and Moon's. One of these became the Woodland Cash Store, later owned by the Winterton family. They built the existing Woodland Cash Store building in 1929, after a fire had destroyed the previous building. It was a full service retail business, providing everything from groceries to household furnishings and clothing, and gas. It was operated by Luella Winterton Walker and her husband Mont Walker into the 1970's. Others leased it and tried to keep to going into the 90's, but by then most of Woodland's households had people working in Kamas, Park City, or Salt Lake, and the Woodland Cash Store could not compete against the bigger stores. The building survives as a private home.
      The scenic beauty of the upper Provo River canyon has made Woodland a popular summer retreat through the years. It is now seeing a significant increase in full time population as people leave the cities to seek the peace and beauty of rural life. There are numerous summer and winter recreation opportunities in the area. Popular trail heads are at Nobletts Creek, Bench Creek, Rileys Canyon, and Cedar Hollow. The Uinta National Forest offers camp grounds and all kinds of outdoor recreation.
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      Andrew Jenson, Encyclopedic History of the ChurchÂ…
      BENCH CREEK BRANCH, Wasatch Stake, Wasatch Co., Utah, consisted of a few families of Latter-day Saints residing along the Provo River in the south end of Rhodes Valley, or Kamas Prairie. These families were [p.57] organized into a branch of the Church known as the Bench Creek Branch in 1897 with John Moon as presiding Elder. He was succeeded in 1898 by Peter Duncan, and the branch had 110 members, including 32 children, at the end of 1900. Soon after that the branch ceased to exist. In 1930 the saints in the locality belonged to the Woodland Ward of the Summit Stake.
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      Andrew Jenson, Encyclopedic History of the Church:

      TABIONA WARD, Duchesne Stake, Duchesne Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing on the upper Duchesne River, mostly in a little valley (one of the most beautiful in the Uintah Basin) extending from southwest to northeast along the river. The valley is about ten miles long, with an average width of two miles. The Tabiona townsite is situated on the east side of the river, ten miles southeast of Redcliff, 27 miles northwest of Duchesne, and 45 miles by mountain road southeast of Kamas, Summit Co., Utah. About one-half of the people reside on the Tabiona townsite, and the other half live scattered on their respective farms, strung out on the east side of the river.
      Immediately after the Uintah Reservation was opened for white settlers in 1905, Alma W. Wagstaff and others filed on land and built cabins in that part of the country now included in Tabiona Ward. The actual settlement of Tabiona took place in the spring of 1906, when a number of Latter-day Saints located there. A townsite was surveyed on lands which had formerly been owned by the Indian Chief Tabby, and in his honor the place was named Tabbyville, afterwards changed to Tabiona. A branch of the Church was organized at Tabbyville July 24, 1910, with Thomas A. White as presiding Elder. This branch was organized as a regular bishop's ward Dec. 10, 1911, called Tabiona instead of Tabbyville, with James Simpkins Jones as Bishop. He was succeeded in 1916 by Alma W. Wagstaff, who in 1920 was succeeded by Claude L. Wagstaff, who in 1926 was succeeded by H. Guy Jones, who in 1930 was succeeded by Jessup R. Thomas, who presided Dec. 31, 1930, on which date the Church membership of Tabiona was 341, including 100 children. The total population of the Tabiona Precinct was 277 in 1930.


      1870 United States Census
      State of Utah, County of Salt Lake
      Sugar House Ward

      Mitchie, Robert, age 45, Miller, born Scotland
      Mitchie, Frances, age 32, Keep house, born England
      Mitchie, Agnes, age 12, at home, born Massachusetts
      Mitchie, Robert, age 8, at home, born Utah
      Mitchie, Alice, age 4, at home, born Utah
      Mitchie, Mary, age 1mo., at home, born Utah
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      1880 United States Census
      State of Utah, County of Wasatch
      Heber City Precinct

      Mitchie, Robert, age 60, Head, Miller, born Scotland
      Mitchie, Frances, age 44, Wife, Keeping House, born England
      Mitchie, Robert M., age 18, Son, at home, born Utah
      Mitchie, Alice M. age 14, Daughter, at home, born Utah
      Mitchie, Della, age 7, Daughter, born Utah
      Mitchie, William G., age 4, Son, born Utah
      Mitchie, Christana, age 2, Daughter, born Utah
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      1900 United States Census
      State of Utah, Summit County
      Woodland Precinct, Woodland Village

      MITCHIE, Robert M., Head, born Nov 1861, age 38, mar, born Utah, occ: Farmer
      MITCHIE, Lena D., Wife, born Apr 1863, age 37, mar, born Utah
      MITCHIE, Eugenia D., dau, born Nov 1886, age 13, born Utah
      MITCHIE, Myrtle L., dau, born Jun 1888, age 11, born Utah
      MITCHIE, Genevieve, dau, born Oct 1889, age 10, born Utah
      MITCHIE, Preal F., dau, born Oct 1892, age 8, born Utah
      MITCHIE, Marvin R., son, born Jan 1894, age 6, born Utah
      MITCHIE, Fern L., dau, born Feb 1896, age 4, born Utah
      MITCHIE, Violet, dau, born Feb 1898, age 2, born Utah
      MITCHIE, Hilda, dau, born Feb 1900, age 3/12, born Utah
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      1910 US Census
      State of Utah, Wasatch County
      Stockmore Precinct, ED 202,
      Sheet 2 A, line 40

      MICHIE, Robert M, Head, age 48, mar, born: Utah, occ: Farmer
      MICHIE, Lena, Wife, age 47, mar, born: Utah
      MICHIE, Jennie, dau, age 20, single, born: Utah
      MICHIE, Preal, dau, age 18, single, born: Utah
      MICHIE, Marvin, son, age 16, single, born: Utah
      MICHIE, Fern, dau, age 14, single, born: Utah
      MICHIE, Violet, dau, age 12, born: Utah
      MICHIE, Hilda, dau, age 10, born: Utah
      MICHIE, Lambert, son, age 8, born: Utah
      MICHIE, Rulla, dau, age 5, born: Utah
      MICHIE, Trevor, son, age 2, born: Utah
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      From: State of Utah Death Certificate:
      Place of death: Wasatch County, Tabby Village
      Date of death: February 23, 1912, at 3:30 a.m.
      Date of birth: November 11, 1861; Birthplace: Salt Lake Co, Utah
      Occupation: Farmer
      Usual Residence: Tabby, Utah
      Name of Father: Robert Michie; Birthplace: Scotland
      Name of Mother: Frances Potts; Birthplace: England

      Cause of death: Internal Hemorrhage caused by two broken ribs. Accidental. No doctor till after death. Duration: 17 days.
      Informant: Wm. Michie [brother], Hanna, Utah
      Filed: Feb 27, 1912, Arthur W. Maxwell, Registrar
      Registered No.: 2; No. of Burial Permit: 2
      Place of Burial: Tabby, Utah
      Date of Burial: 26 Feb, 1912
      Undertaker: Adolphus White, Tabby, Utah

  • Sources 
    1. [S21176] Family Research from Venita Parry, Provo, Utah 2007-01-14.

    2. [S53713] .

    3. [S2] Internet Link - International Genealogical Index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

    4. [S53669] USA - Burial Records, Cemetery Sexton.
      3 TEXT Tabiona, Duchesne, Utah