Ancestor Tribute: “He was the principal baker and confectioner in this city for many years previous to his death”

by The Institute for the Study of Slightly Varying Circumstances

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Richard Golightly

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Deseret News

February 21, 1872

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“In this city, February 14th, 10.51 p.m., of dropsy, RICHARD GOLIGHTLY; born June 15, 1807, at Newcastle-on-Tyne, Northumberland, England.

“Deceased emigrated to this country in the fall of 1852, and was baptized in October of the same year. A short time after his arrival in this city he became a leading member of Ballo’s now Croxall’s, brass band. Soon afterwards he was ordained to the office of a Priest, and a short time subsequently to that of an Elder, and afterwards became a member of the Sixth Quorum of Seventies, from which position he was promoted to that of one of the Presidents of the Sixty-second Quorum. He also acted as a Teacher in the Eight Ward for many years, to the satisfaction of the authorities thereof. He was well known for his sterling worth and integrity, and was much respected by his brethren for his energy and faithfulness in officiating in every position he was called to fill.

“He was kind and obliging to all, and upright in his business dealings. He was the principal baker and confectioner in this city for many years previous to his death. He leaves a large family to mourn his loss. Some of his children are grown to manhood and womanhood and married.”

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