Randolph Grimshaw

28 December 1893–21 March 1943 (Age 49)
Beaver, Beaver, Utah Territory, United States

The Life of Randolph

When Randolph Grimshaw was born on 28 December 1893, in Beaver, Beaver, Utah Territory, United States, his father, Duckworth Grimshaw, was 51 and his mother, Mary Jane Moyes, was 43. He married Estella Armstrong Jones on 12 May 1921, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He lived in Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States in 1920 and Enoch Election Precinct, Iron, Utah, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1918. In 1918, at the age of 25, his occupation is listed as carpenter in Iron, Utah, United States. He died on 21 March 1943, in Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Randolph Grimshaw
Estella Armstrong Jones
Marriage: 12 May 1921
Paul Randolph Grimshaw
Norman Jones Grimshaw
Douglas Ray Grimshaw
Baby Boy Grimshaw

Spouse and Children

12 May 1921
St. George, Washington, Utah, United States


Parents and Siblings



+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1896 · Utah Becomes a State

Age 3

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition. This condition was that the new state rewrite their constitution to say that all forms of polygamy were banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 14

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places in Lancashire, named Grimshaw, from the Old Norse personal name Grímr ( see Grime ) or Old English grīma ‘specter’, ‘goblin’ + Old English sceaga ‘copse’.

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

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Story Highlight

Randolph Grimshaw Service in World War I

The newspaper Beaver City Press (Southern Utonian) dated September 12, 1919 reported a grand reunion of the soldiers from the Duckworth Grimshaw family who had served in World War I. “FAMILY REUNION …

Sources (3)

  • Randolph Grimshaw, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Randolph Grimshaw, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Randolph Grimshaw, "United States Census, 1940"

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