Gerald Arnold Arrowsmith

12 May 1925–21 March 2009 (Age 83)
Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States

The Life of Gerald Arnold

When Gerald Arnold Arrowsmith was born on 12 May 1925, in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States, his father, Arnold LaRoy Arrowsmith, was 25 and his mother, Marjorie Adeline Rostron, was 18. He married Marjorie Ann Needles on 21 June 1946, in Liberty, Clay, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Caliente Township, Lincoln, Nevada, United States in 1940 and Kansas City, Platte, Missouri, United States in 1972. He registered for military service in 1946. He died on 21 March 2009, in Jackson Township, Grundy, Missouri, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Blue Township, Jackson, Missouri, United States.

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Gerald Arnold Arrowsmith
1925–2009
Marjorie Ann Needles
1926–2017
Marriage: 21 June 1946
Susan Connie Arrowsmith
1949–1972

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
21 June 1946
Liberty, Clay, Missouri, United States
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World Events (8)

1926 · The Dough Boy Monument

Age 1

When the United States entered the World War, the people of Mt. Pleasant loyally responded to every call. One hundred and eighteen boys enlisted from Mt. Pleasant and only three of them died in service.  In June 1918, there was a deposit of $7,500 in the Mt. Pleasant Com¬mercial and Savings Bank by the treasurer of the National American Red Cross, N.S. Nielsen. Local committees were organized within the local Red Cross. With much collaboration with the community, the Doughboy statute was erected to honor the soldiers that fought and died in World War II.
1927 · Land Covered in Dinosaur Fossils

Age 2

The quarry was originally found by sheepherders and cattlemen as they drove their animals through the area. The Department of Geology at the University of Utah soon visited the area and found 800 fossils of a variety of Dinosaurs from the Jurassic Era. Because of the proximity of the site to Cleveland, Utah, and because most of the expeditions were financed by Malcolm Lloyd, the site was later known as the Cleveland-Lloyd Quarry. In later years, Princeton college spent three summers at the site. They collected a total of 1,200 bones, part of which were sent back to the school and mounted to complete a full skeleton of an Allosaurus, Utah’s State Fossil. Over the years, excavations led to the collection of more than 12,000 fossils from the quarry. It was designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1965.
1949 · Bishop Seely House/Relic Museum

Age 24

This two-story adobe home of Bishop William Seely is one of Mount Pleasant’s most historic sites. It was here, on Saturday September 7, 1872 that the final treaty was signed ending the Utah Black Hawk War. The building was purchased by Mt. Pleasant Historical Association in 1949 to be used as a museum. 

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a maker of iron arrowheads, from Old English arwe ‘arrow’ + smið ‘smith’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Jerald Arrowsmith, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Gerald Arnold Arrowsmith in household of Arnold V Arrowsmith, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Gerald Arrowsmith in household of Gerald Jay Arrowsmith, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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