1901 family photo in Oakley or Marion, Idaho. (Standing L to R: Cyrus Oakley, Owen Joshua, Mary Alice, William Alvin, Lydia Ann, Joseph Osborn, Parley Lambert; Sitting L to R: Daniel Henry, Joshua Alvin, Louisa Hancock, Fannie Burgess, Rulon Burl, Mary Jane, Front: Martha Myrtle, Theresa Lorraine)

Joshua Alvin Tolman was born March 28, 1858 in Tooele, Utah. His wife Mary Jane Gorringe was born October 12, 1857 in Bountiful, Utah. They were married December 12,1878 in the Endowment House in Salt Lake City, Utah. They lived in Salt Lake City for three years and Alvin worked for his wife’s father, William Osborne Gorringe, at the harness trade, but the indoor work did not agree with him so he left Salt Lake City in the spring of 1881 for Goose Creek with his father and other family members. Joshua and Mary Jane would go on to have 13 children. See U.S. Census records for 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 to see which family members were living in Marion. Joshua Alvin’s 1902 homestead documents indicate he, Mary Jane, and their children lived on this approximate location.

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