Funeral Service Program For Thomas Bingham
Funeral Services were conducted Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Maeser chapel by Bishop Harvey McKee, for Thomas Bingham, 94 who died last Tuesday following a lingering illness incident to age.
"The Lord Is My Light" was the opening musical selection and was sung by a group of Maeser Sunday School children. Invocation was by John L. McConkie. Lucille Calder sang a vocal solo "In The Garden." Sarah B. Bingham read a tribute to the deceased from the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers and a special delivery letter from three grand children in Washington, D. C.
Carl R. Richens was the first speaker. Mr. Richens told incidents in the life of Mr. Bingham. Gerald Caldwell sang "I Know That My Redeemer Lives" President Don B. Colton of Salt Lake was the concluding speaker.
Bishop McKee gave closing remarks. Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Caldwell sang the selection "I'll Go Where You Want Me To Go." Benediction was by G. V. Billings of Salt Lake. All musical numbers were accompanied by Mrs. Gerald Caldwell and were special requests made by Mr. Bingham several years ago.
Pall bearers were George S. Bingham, Fred G. Bingham, Francis M. Bingham, Lester Bingham, Earl Bingham and Owen Bartlett. Interment was at the Fairview Cemetery with Geo S. Bingham of American Fork dedicating the grave.
Mr. Bingham was born at Ogden, August 12, 1850, a son of Thomas and Caron Happoch Holladay Bingham. He and his family were among the first settlers to come to Ashley Valley in the fall of 1878. They settled in Dry Fork until 1886, when they moved to what is now Maeser called Mill Ward at that time. He married Elizabeth Froerer on June 1, 1875, and on October 25, 1878 he was married to her twin sister, Louisa. Louisa died in 1920 and Elizabeth died in 1933.
He is the father of 15 children, 12 of whom are living 78 grand-children and 89 great grandchild-and three great-grandchildren.
Surviving children are: Clara Bartlett, Tridell; Annie E. Dudley, Maeser; George Bingham, American Fork; Francis Bingham, Alberta, Canada; Edna Allred, Logan; Edwin Bingham, Charlio, Montana; Roseltha Vernon, Orem; Fred G. and Lester Bingham, Vernal; Mrs. Victor Billings, Salt Lake, Keren Hacking, Cedar Valley and Vilate Hodgkinson, Vernal.
Those attending the services from distant points were: Mr. and Mrs. Geo. H. Bartlett, Tridell; Mr. and Mrs. G. V. Billings, Salt Lake, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. S. Bingham of American Fork; Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Hacking of Cedar Fort; Francis M. Bingham, Magrath Alberta, Canada; Mr. and Mrs. J. U. Allred Logan, Mrs. Oscar M. Lyman Salt Lake; Merle Merkley, Salt Lake; Mr. and Mrs. Owen Bartlett, Tridell; Mr. and Mrs. Davis Morrill and Bishop and Mrs. H. LeRoy Morrill of Tridell, Lucille Richardson, of Orem, Clyde Bartlett of Tridell; Phoebe Litster, Salt Lake; Lottie Pierce of Pleasant Grove, Rose Searle, Ogden; Dave Hislop Salt Lake, and Dave Hislop of Salt Lake, and Mr. and Mrs. Byron O. Colton of Roosevelt.