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Summerhays, Joseph William, 1849-1929

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1849 - 1929

Biographical History

Joseph William Summerhays (1849-1929) was a hide and wool businessman in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Joseph William Summerhays was born January 15, 1849, in London, England to Caleb Summerhays and Margaret Moore. Summerhays immigrated to America when he was 16 years old, arriving in the Salt Lake Valley at 17 years old. He married Mary Melissa Parker on June 27, 1870, in Salt Lake City, Utah. They had 16 children. Summerhays co-founded a hide house business in Salt Lake City called Rowe, Morris & Summerhays, working as the general manager. This was later dissolved and Summerhays reformed the company with his sons, calling it J.W. Summerhays & Sons, dealing in hides, wools, and furs. He also formed the Utah Wool Pulling Company in Toole County and became known as a prominent businessman in the Salt Lake City wool industry. Summerhays was a member of the Deseret Sunday School Union Board of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Summerhays died June 29, 1929, in Salt Lake City, Utah, at the age of 80.

Citation:
FamilySearch, August 1, 2022 (Joseph William Summerhays was born January 15, 1849, in London, England to Caleb Summerhays and Margaret Moore; immigrated to America when he was 16 years old; married Mary Melissa Parker on June 27, 1870, in Salt Lake City, Utah; had 16 children; co-founded a hide house business in Salt Lake City called Rowe, Morris & Summerhays, working as the general manager; later dissolved and Summerhays reformed the company with his sons, calling it J.W. Summerhays & Sons; formed the Utah Wool Pulling Company in Toole County and became known as a prominent businessman in the Salt Lake City wool industry; member of the Deseret Sunday School Union Board of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; died June 29, 1929, in Salt Lake City, Utah, at the age of 80.) DeseretNews, via WWW, August 1, 2022 (Arriving in the Salt Lake Valley at 17 years old. Dealt in hides, wools, and furs.

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Early Utah account books, 1850-1881

 Series
Identifier: MSS 3147 Series 1
Scope and Contents note Samuel Richards Utah Territorial Tax Book, 1850-1857. Including: A brown, hard-cover book (16 x 9.5 cm) used by Samuel Richards to record territorial and county taxes paid in Utah Territory during the years 1850-1857. Includes some tax information for such prominent Church figures as Heber C. Kimball, W. W. Phelps, Abraham O. Smoot, and others.Samuel Richard Jewkes Sawmill Account Book—Emery County, Utah— 1879-1881. Including: One tan, leather-bound book (19 x 12 cm) used by...
Dates: Other: 1850-1881

Early Utah business items, 1854-1908

 Series
Identifier: MSS 3147 Series 3
Scope and Contents note

Contract between Sidney A. Knowlton and O. B. Huntington— 6 February 1854. Letter—Hawkeye Steel Barb Fence Company to Springville Cooperative Institution— 11 May 1887. Letter recommending a certain building site for the Price, Utah courthouse. Bids for building the Utah State Prison— October 1907 and 15 February 1908.

Dates: Other: 1854-1908

Early Utah collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 3147
Abstract

The items have been divided into five series: 1) Account Books, 1850–1881; 2) Letters, 1864-1912; 3) Business Items, 1854-1908; 4) Ephemera, 31 March 1866; and 5) Poem, 7 April 1868.

Dates: 1850-1912

Early Utah ephemera, 31 March 1866

 Series
Identifier: MSS 3147 Series 4
Scope and Contents note

Playbill for the Salt Lake Theatre— 31 March 1866. Including: One playbill (31 x 8.5 cm) for the Salt Lake City Theatre. Advertising for The Creole; or, Love’s Fetters, staring Julia Dean Hayne [Brigham Young’s favorite actress]; Handy Andy!; and The Magic Spell!! Folder also includes a photocopy of the playbill.

Dates: Other: 31 March 1866

Early Utah letters, 1864-1912

 Series
Identifier: MSS 3147 Series 2
Scope and Contents note Letter—Joseph S. Roberson to Nathan Stein— 19 October 1864. Including: One letter, approximately four lines long, written on The Overland Stage Line, Ben Holladay, Prop’r. letterhead. Roberson tells Stein he has arrived in Salt Lake and expects to be installed as agent within a day or two.Letter—Giles Moses to Alonzo Moses— 18 March 1865. Including: One letter (a folio with four pages), written by Giles Moses of Salt Lake to Alonzo Moses of Morgan, Ashtabula County, Ohio. Giles...
Dates: Other: 1864-1912

Early Utah poetry, 7 April 1868

 Series
Identifier: MSS 3147 Series 5
Scope and Contents note

Poem—Ten years old, by Louisa Lula Greene Richards— 7 April 1868. Including: A one page, holograph poem, written by Louisa in Smithfield, Cache County, Utah, and addressed To my dear brother Daniel Kent Greene, on his tenth birthday. Apr. 7-1868. Folder also includes a photocopy of the poem.

Dates: Other: 7 April 1868

Joseph William Summerhays diary

 Digital Record
Identifier: MSS1323_I3_F1
Dates: 1884 September-October

Joseph William Summerhays diary

 Digital Record
Identifier: MSS1323_I5_F1
Dates: 1885 August-September

Joseph William Summerhays diary

 Digital Record
Identifier: MSS1323_I2_F1
Dates: 1884 August-September

Joseph William Summerhays diary

 Digital Record
Identifier: MSS1323_I4_F1
Dates: 1884 October-November

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Type
Archival Record 5
Digital Record 5
Collection 2
 
Subject
Account books 6
Business, Industry, Labor, and Commerce 6
Diaries 6
Labor History 6
Letters 6