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 - At Age 82 He Was Sole Survivor of Original...
At Age 82 He Was Sole Survivor of Original Group of Settlers Lyman Stoddard Skeen, aged 82, sole survivor of the original settlers of Plain City, died today in an ·Ogden hospital. Mr. Skeen was born in Keg Greet Mo., on De- -errber 18, 1850, a son of Joseph and" Amanda Dolby Skeen. With his family he crossed the plains when two years of age. They settled first in Lehi. Seven years later they moved w Plain City, where Mr.' Skeen had since made his home. Mr. Skeen ira? a prominent fann- er and stockman, 'dealing especially in horses. For many years he did contract roadbed work for railways. In 156S he was married to Electe Dixon. who died in 1890. In 1891 he'married Annie Skelton, who died January 13, 1933. Mr. Skeen took an active part in civic and church affairs. He had served as commissioner of Weber cour.iv and member of the school board of Plain City for some years. He was an active member of the L. D. S. church and had been a Jedidiah Skeen, Salt Lake City; Electa Johnson, Tucson, Ariz.; William Biley Skeen, Ogden; Mrs. R. Brown, .Fair West; "David A'. Skeen, Salt Lake City; Mrs. W. Charlton, West Weber; Mrs. Clyde Marsden, Murray; J. Blaine Skeen, Plain City; Wilford Skeen and Elwood Skeen of Plain City; Mrs. William Freestone, Plain City; Mrs. Harvey Cook, Hooper; 8 grandchildren and 50 great-grandchildren. lindquist Sons are in charge funeral arrangements. 4~f Damages Marker To Pilgrims PLYMOUTH Mass., April 4-- -- The national monument to Pilgrim forefathers, reputedly the largest granite monument in the world, was struck and damaged lightning daring the night's electrical storm. The figure representing law, the base of the monument, was badly damaged and the pedestal a foot. Damage was estimated between $2000 a-nd $3000. Officers of the Pilgrim society announced immediate repairs would be made. Suit Against Bell District Judge L. A. Wade has under advisement Ogden city's suit against Jack Bell, wherein the municipality is attempting to collect auctioneer's license which Mr. Bell priest and president of an contends is discriminatory, unrea- elders' quorum. sonable and unconstitutional. Surviving are the following sonsj The parties to the action stipu- and dr.ughters: Charles Skeen, Twin'latcd all the facts in the Fa 1 !' Idaho- Joseoh Skesn, Warren; submitted it without testimony. i. C..1-. .*-"-.*»*'' _ ' - --- - - - - --

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  1. The Ogden Standard-Examiner,
  2. 04 Apr 1933, Tue,
  3. Page 3

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