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Moulton, John Ephriam

Moulton, John Ephriam[1]

Male 1860 - 1915  (54 years)

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  • Name Moulton, John Ephriam 
    Born 16 Sep 1860  Heber, Wasatch, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Cause of Death Pneumonia 
    Illness Bright's Disease 
    Died 03 Feb 1915  Heber, Wasatch, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    OBIT 05 Feb 1915  Heber, Wasatch, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Obituary published in the Wasatch Wave 
    Buried 06 Feb 1915  Heber City Cemetery, Wasatch, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Person ID I2239  Taylor
    Last Modified 10 Mar 2005 

    Father Moulton, Thomas,   b. 10 Nov 1810, Irchester, Northhampton, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1892, Heber, Wasatch, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Denton, Sarah,   b. 05 Jun 1818, Rushden, Northampton, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Jul 1888, Heber, Wasatch, Utah, Usa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 26 Apr 1840  Irchester, Northampton, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F335  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Thacker, Isabell Tonks,   b. 12 Jul 1859, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Mar 1925, Heber, Wasatch, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 23 Mar 1882  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. Moulton, Deyce Bell,   b. 03 Feb 1893, Heber, Wasatch, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1920, Heber, Wasatch, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 10 Mar 2005 
    Family ID F977  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos

    Moulton,  John Ephriam
    Moulton, John Ephriam
    Grave Location: A_137_1

  • Notes  Illness:
    • Synonyms:
      Acute glomerulonephritis, acute nephritic syndrome, acute nephritis.

      Associated persons:
      Richard Bright

      A vague and obsolete term for disease of the kidneys - acute or chronic. Usually refers to nonsuppurative inflammatory or degenerative kidney diseases characterized by proteinuria and hematuria and sometimes by oedema, hypertension, and nitrogen retention. Prevalent in males; onset at any age; highest incidence between 3 and 7 years of age.


      R. Bright:
      Cases and observation, illustrative of renal disease accompanied with the secretion of albuminous urine.
      Guy’s Hospital Reports, London, 1836, 1: 338-400.
      Guy’s Hospital Reports, London, 1840, 5: 101-161.


  • Sources 
    1. [S49] 1880 United States Census, 322D (Reliability: 3).
      John E. MOULTAN Household
      Other Information:
      Birth Year <1861>
      Birthplace UT
      Age 19
      Occupation At Home
      Marital Status S
      Race W
      Head of Household Thomas MOULTAN
      Relation Son
      Father's Birthplace ENG
      Mother's Birthplace ENG
      Census Place Heber, Wasatch, Utah
      Family History Library Film 1255339
      NA Film Number T9-1339
      Page Number 322D

    2. [S153] Wasatch Wave, (J. Willard Marriott Library Digital Technologies) (Reliability: 3), 05 Feb 1915.

      On Wednesday morning of this week the people of Heber were shocked to learn of the death of their mayor, John E. Moulton, as a result of complications ending with pneumonia. The funeral services will be held at the stake tabernacle today (Friday) at 1 o’clock.
      Mr. Moulton is known by all and is highly respected. He has filled many positions of trust both in the church and in civil life and has acquitted himself well. From notes given us by the family we produce the following:-
      John Ephraim Moulton was born at Heber City, Utah, on September 16th, 1860 was married to Isabell Tonks Thacker on March 23rd, 1882 and to this union were born eight children, seven of whom survive him viz: Mrs. Charlotte Giles, John T. Moulton, Addison C. Moulton, Deyce Bell Moulton, Albert T., Earnest Dewey, and Ethel Fera Moulton. Besides children and wife he leaves as brothers and sisters Joseph Moulton and James Heber Moulton of Heber, Charles Alma Moulton and George F. Moulton of Victor, Idaho. These together with many other relatives and friends mourn what seems to be the untimely death of the departed.
      His illness was of brief duration. On Wednesday night of last week he attended the show and after returning home and retiring took a chill. He was carefully nursed from that time until he died but without lasting results. Bright’s disease took its part in weakening the system and when the fatal pneumonia set in, friends and relatives feared the result though they remained hopeful to the last.
      The family have the sympathy of the entire community in their bereavement.

    3. [S15] Cemeteries and Burial Databases, (State of Utah) (Reliability: 3).
      Burial Information: Moulton, John E.
      Birth: 9/16/1860
      Death: 2/3/1915
      Burial: 5/23/1915
      Place of Birth: Heber, Wasatch, Utah
      Place of Death: Heber, Wasatch, Utah
      Cause of Death: Pneumonia
      Grave Location: Heber City Cemetery, A_137_1
      Relatives: Denton, Sarah (Mother)
      Moulton, Thomas (Father)

    4. [S153] Wasatch Wave, (J. Willard Marriott Library Digital Technologies) (Reliability: 3), 12 Feb 1915.

      All business houses were closed in Heber last Friday afternoon during the time of holding funeral services of Mayor John E. Moulton whose death is mourned by the community over which he presided.
      The services were presided over by Pres. J. C. Jensen, together with other members of the stake presidency, the high council members and the members of the city council seated upon the rostrum. The opening song was rendered by the Heber 2nd ward choir “Though Deepning Trials Throng Your Way.� Prayer was offered by H. L. McMullin, after which �Sometime We’ll Understand� was rendered by Frank S. Epperson, J. R. Smith, Frank Ryan and Jowett Fortis as a quartette.
      The first speaker was John H. Murdock in behalf of the city council for the bereaved family and said that as mayor Mr. Moulton had always done his full part. He spoke of hope in the resurrection and of belief in a time when family and social ties will be reunited and when the work here begun shall be continued under more favorable conditions. Ex-mayor J. W. Clyde was the next speaker. He referred to Mr. Moulton as an honest man and said that the bible says “An honest man is the noblest work of God.� Said that he had worked with the deceased for ten years in city council capacity and had found him to be a man of excellent judgement.
      J.H. McDonald said that his life had been made better by association with Mr. Moulton, they having labored together for 15 years. Speaking of life he said that it had always existed, that there is union and disunion here and that the doctrine of the resurrection is no more unreasonable than many things we see daily. He read briefly from Matt, 28th Chapter regarding the resurrection of Christ and said that death is only a separation over which we mourn because of the flesh and not because it is a calamity. Said that after the resurrection each individual will be judged according to the works done here and that by this judgment Bro. Moulton Will receive his just reward for all the good he has done.
      The choir sand “O, My Father� after which Pres. J. B. Murdock endorsed the remarks of the previous speakers and said that the departed had been a man of righteousness and integrity with whom he was please to have been acquainted in life. He has now gone to another sphere of action called in the prime of life according to to the will of an Alwise Father and in accord with system which is understood by Him but not always understood by us Said that Br. Moulton has accomplished a good work by an upright life and has filled the mission given him to perform. He had labored as a member of bishopric, as Sunday school superintendent, as home missionary, as high councilor and various other ecclesiastical positions have been filled by him. He as a man had a mind of his own yet was always humble and ever ready to exchange error for truth. Speaker said that it is well that we meet and console the family of the deceased but that really we can do him no good. He has gone and like every other of God’s children must stand for himself. Speaker referred to the un-Christian like conduct of human beings who make bold to speak of the faults and failing of humanity, not only carelessly but cruelly. It would be much better were we to strow life’s pathway with flowers rather than to wait until death to say what good we can of our fellow man. Not often do we hear people say that Brother of Sister so-and-so may be doing good is the poor or oppressed in any commendable way but too often do we hear the faults of our fellowmen exaggerated and overdrawn. Said that according to the teachings of the gospel we live the gospel if we forgive each other but not otherwise. God will forgive whomsoever He will but as for us we are commanded that we forgive all men. Speaker referred to the song “O, My Father� and to the first chapter of Jeremiah regarding preexistence, said That we had lived before, that we had come here to full certain requirements and that Bro. Moulton has gone on to ? still other requirements made of him to another sphere of action. Read from Doc. & Cov. Sec. 63 “Blessed Are the dead that die in the Lord,� etc. and further “Those that die in Me shall not taste death for it shall be sweet unto them.� He spoke farther regarding the principle of hoe and urged that all contemplate their blessings and prepare in this life for what we would desire in the future.
      Bishop Joseph A. Rasband said that he was very gald to be present even on this very sad occasion to speak a word in behalf of a good man who had been firm in his convictions, a faithful worker and one of the main stays of the Heber 2nd ward; one who was always ready to do his part in whatever work was to be done. Said that Heber City has lost one of its activemen.
      Pres Jensen named the closing remarks emphasizing the fact referred to by all speakers, that we can do nothing for those who are gone, hence the necessity of living as we should now so that we may earn that which we may desire as our reward in the future.
      The choir rendered the selection “Nearer My God to Thee� and the closing prayer was offered by Pres. E. D. Clyde.