Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Second ward tabernacle for Thomas Edwin Vaughan, 81, who died Sunday morning in a Salt Lake City hospital of appendicitis with complications.
Counselor Lawrence Budge presided and Mrs. Emma S. Ward played the prelude and postlude and accompanied the musical numbers. The prayer at the home was offered by Angus Stockings; invocation Bishop D. Dredge Thomas, benediction, Hugh M. Griffiths, dedication of grave, Guy Benson. The speakers were J. M. Isaacson, S. A. Hendricks, James B. Jones and W.W. Thomas gave the obituary, Musical numbers consisted of duet, Mrs. Fay Hanson and Mrs. Wanda Napier; quartet, Joe, Moroni, Golden and George Ward; solo, Jenkin Jones.
Mr. Vaughan, a Malad valley pioneer, businessman, farmer and stockman, was born September 26, 1868 at Malad, a son of Morgan Vaughan and Margaret Jeremiah Vaughan. His parents emigrated from Wales to America and settled in North Ogden. Soon after the family moved to Malad Valley. Six brothers, and sister preceded him In death.
Mr. Vaughan was married July 4, 1889 to Emily Ann John and to this union nine children, four of whom survive, were born. His first wife died in November, 1911, and he was married to Carrie A. Clark Green, June 14, 1914. Three children were born to them.
A member of the L.D.S. church, Mr. Vaughan spent the greater part of his life in Malad valley. When a young man he engaged in the hazardous freighting by team from Corinne, Utah to Montana and experienced many of the hardships known to those doing the rugged work. After owning and then selling a livery stable, saloon and rooming house in Collinston, Utah, Mr. Vaughan purchased a farm north of Malad and operated a butcher and grocery business for a number of years. In 1914 he bought a cattle ranch south of Malad and since that time much of his effort was directed toward development of the ranch. Prominent in the cattle industry, Mr. Vaughan was actively engaged in his work until shortly before his death.
He is survived by his widow; seven sons and daughters, Homer Vaughan, Independence, Mo Vance Vaughan, Honolulu, Hawaii; Ada Gleed, Idaho Falls, Idaho; Helen Morgan, Edwin Vaughan, Dale Vaughan and James Vaughan, all of Malad, 16 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.