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Autobiography of Bion Tolman

Autobiography of Bion Tolman Contributed By: SmithLindaKayT · 3 September 2013 · LIFE STORY OF BION TOLMAN Tape recorded December 1976 I am Bion Tolman, son of Judson I. Tolman and Phoebe Emerett Bates, born Nov. 26, 1907 at Murtaugh, Idaho. The house in which I was...

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Excerpts from Betty Louise Tolman’s Journal

Excerpts from Betty's Journal Contributed By: Mary Jane Rogers · 10 November 2015 · MOM’S JOURNAL November 6, 1943 Dear Diary, We hurried and scurried to get the work almost done.  Then we loaded about 11 chicken and took them to the car.  The reason for all this...

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Brief History of Alvin LeRoy Tolman

Alvin LeRoy Tolman 29 May 1916 - 29 Sep 1993 Son of William Alvin Tolman & Hattie Naomi Tolman To my Family and all it may concern, I write this brief history. I was born the twenty-ninth of May in the year 1916 in Oakley, Cassia, Idaho, in a log house, which was...

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Benjamin Hewitt Tolman III Life Sketch

Contributed By: Mary Ann Tolman Summers · 14 May 2013 Salmon, Idaho Jan. 23., 1948 Sketch of the life of Benjamin Hewett Tolman (the third). Autographed by his own hand sitting in the chair which his Father sat in the latter part of his life in Honeyville Utah. B. H....

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Life Story of Elden Arthur Tolman

Contributed By: ellentolmanhaddock1 · 26 April 2015 · Life Story of Elden Arthur Tolman 1914 – 1952 Written by Alta Rae Wilson Tolman, August 1959 Elden Arthur Tolman was born September 14, 1914 at Chesterfield, Idaho. He was the tenth child of Cyrus Tolman and Eliza...

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Autobiography of Alta Rae Tolman

Alta Rae Wilson Tolman, Daughter of Alma LaVoy & Pearl Elva Bingham Wilson, Written July 1963 I am the eldest of four children and the only daughter born to Alma Lavoy Wilson and Pearl Elva Bingham Wilson. I was born in a small farmhouse in Kanesville, Weber...

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Autobiography of Alma Jaren Tolman

Contributed By: FDeanLee1 · 15 October 2014 · I was born March 13, 1912 in a log house at Island, Idaho about five miles from Oakley, Idaho. I was the fifth child of eleven children, five girls and six boys. In order of age, Naomi Jane, Emma Briggs, Armenia, William...

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The Master Fisherman

The following are excerpts taken from “Ode to Odell Tolman, The Fisherman” by Paul Montgomery, written June 12, 1987.  Emerson Odell Tolman’s lineage is Emerson Odell Tolman-Lewis Owen Tolman-Joshua Alvin Tolman-Cyrus Tolman. I had no brother and few friends who...

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The Tolman’s First Christmas in Tooele

The following information is from the pen of the late James Dunn and was published in the Tooele Transcript of December 26, 1903 “When the children of Tooele awoke on Christmas morning in 1849, not a toy was in all the land, not even a stick of candy or an apple was...

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