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William Laurence Poulter

William Laurence Poulter

Male 1924 - 2015  (90 years)

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  • Name William Laurence Poulter  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Born 08 Oct 1924  Ogden, Weber, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Jun 2015 
    • William Lawrence Poulter
      1924-2015
      Wild Bill Rides Again. On this day 28 June 2015, Wild Bill Poulter rode off into the sunset on his favorite mule Josie with Elvira, Leroy, Wilbur and Molly packed for the long trail ahead.

      William Lawrence Poulter, AKA "Billy the Kid" was born in Ogden Utah to Lee Charles Poulter and Effie Grow. He had one brother Thomas "Bud" Poulter and Four sisters, Marguerite Erickson, Melba Larsen, Elaine Hilton and Lou Jean Richmond. He grew up on Cross Street and as a young boy, he worked on a farm in North Ogden where he exchanged horse riding for feeding and caring for the cattle. When Bill was 17 years old (he lied about his age), he signed up for the US Navy where he served aboard the Destroyer Escort USS Lee Fox from March 1943 until his honorable discharged in April 1946. Upon his discharge, Bill returned home to Ogden and held various jobs from Becker's Brewing Co. to herding sheep up Monte Cristo and moved to Huntsville where he built his home that he lived in for the past 60 years and raised his family, horses and mules. He married Patricia Jean Bruerton on 1 December 1956. Together they raised 4 boys, James, Jon, KC and Clay.

      Bill worked for his Father at the Poulter-Lamborn Vault Company on Cross Street; it was later moved to West 2nd street in Ogden where he was owner/operator for the business and ran it until his retirement in 1989.

      Bill's love for horses and riding in the mountains was his true passion in life. Bill took his first pack trip to the Teton Wilderness area where met an Outfitter named Keith Stilson who took him under his wing, as his pack string looked like a bunch of prune pickers out of Oklahoma. This led Bill into becoming a fine craftsman for making pack saddles, chaps, saddle bags and other handmade goods in his shop "The Diamond Hitch Outfit".

      He was a member of the Weber County Sheriff Mounted Posse starting in 1947 and participated in many activities including his most famous skit "The Hanging" performed every year in the Municipal Park in Ogden, after robbing several banks, bars and holding up stage coaches. Dad was a charter member of the American Legion Post 129 in Huntsville and life member for the past 60 years, where he helped raise the funding for the building by hosting the Sheep Herders Reunion up at Memorial Park in South Fork Canyon, he was also a member of the Elks ? 719, Eagles, International Foot Printers and Golden Spike Mule Association. He enjoyed packing into the high country in Utah, Wyoming and Idaho with his favorite camp sites in the Gros Ventre and Teton Wilderness area. Bill cared for many animals over the years and his favorite dogs, Patches and Griz accompanied him on many adventures in life. Wild Bill Poulter was inducted into the Utah Cowboy Hall of Fame in 2010.

      Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Pat, of 49 years; parents, Lee and Effie; brother, Bud and three sisters, Elaine, Melba and Jean.

      Bill is survived by his older sister, Marguerite; four sons, Jim (Jackie), Jon (Marie), KC (Donna) and Clay (Lana); plus many grandkids and great-grandkids.

      A viewing will be held on Sunday, July 5, 2015 at Myers Ogden Mortuary, 845 Washington Blvd. from 6 to 8 p.m. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 6th at the Huntsville Cemetery where military honors will be accorded. A horse drawn wagon will carry Wild Bill on his final trail ride from American Legion Post 129 down through Huntsville to the cemetery at 10 a.m. Horse riders and pack strings who would like to join Bill on his last trail ride meet prior to 10 a.m. at the American Legion.

      The Family would like to thank staff at Emeritus Estates and especially the Staff at George Wahlen Ogden Veterans Home, and Bristol Hospice for the wonderful care they have provided Bill in the last few months of his life.
    Person ID I166  Henry Grow Family
    Last Modified 26 Jul 2016 

    Father Charles Leon Poulter,   b. 22 Sep 1883, Ogden, Weber, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1954, Ogden, Weber, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Esther Effie Grow,   b. 16 Apr 1886, Huntsville, Weber, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Jul 1967, Roy, Weber, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 06 Sep 1911  Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Family ID F82  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Patricia Jean Bruerton,   b. 08 Jul 1932, Ogden, Weber, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 2005, Huntsville, Weber, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 12 Mar 1956  Elko, Elko, Nevada, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Living
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     4. Living
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2012 
    Family ID F83  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 08 Oct 1924 - Ogden, Weber, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Mar 1956 - Elko, Elko, Nevada, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Elaine, Thomas (Bud), William (Bill) &  Melba Poulter
    Elaine, Thomas (Bud), William (Bill) & Melba Poulter
    Poulter Children
    Poulter Children
    Top - Esther Elaine, 2nd Row - Melba Cordelia & Thomas L., Front - William L. & Mamie Marguerite
    Poulters - Bill, Melba, Elaine, Bud
    Poulters - Bill, Melba, Elaine, Bud
    Taken August 1999
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    Bill Poulter
    Bill Poulter

  • Sources 
    1. [S73] U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.Original data - Merlin Data Publishing Corporation, comp. Voter Registration Lists, Public Record Filings, Historical Residential Records, and Other Household Database Listings. Merli;).
      Birth date: 8 Oct 1924 Birth place: Residence date: 1984 Residence place: Huntsville, UT

    2. [S90] Public Member Trees, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006.Original data - Family trees submitted by Ancestry members.Original data: Family trees submitted by Ancestry members.;), Ancestry Family Trees.

    3. [S90] Public Member Trees, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006.Original data - Family trees submitted by Ancestry members.Original data: Family trees submitted by Ancestry members.;), This information comes from 1 or more individual Ancestry Family Tree files. This source citation points you to a current version of those files. Note: The owners of these tree files may have removed or changed information since this source citation was.

    4. [S78] 1930 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2002.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626;), Year: 1930; Census Place: Ogden, Weber, Utah; Roll: 2424; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 25; Image: 882.0.
      Birth date: abt 1925 Birth place: Residence date: 1930 Residence place: Ogden, Weber, Utah

    5. [S100] Utah, Military Records, 1861-1970, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.Original data - Utah State Historical Society World War I Service Questionnaires [1914-1918]. Series 85298. Microfilm, 25 reels. Utah State Archives and Records Service, Salt Lake Cit;).
      Birth date: 8 Oct 1924 Birth place: Ogden, Utah Residence date: 1943 Residence place: Weber County, Utah

    6. Details: Certified Copy of Marriage License Citation Text: Marriage License #13015 The State of Utah County of Salt Lake. Mr. Lee C. Poulter of Ogden in the County of Weber and State of Utah over the age of 28 years, and Miss Effie Grow of Ogden in the County of Weber and State of Utah over the age of 24 years. Witness my hand and offical seal this 6th date of September 1911 Margaret Zane Witcher County Clerk, Salt Lake County, Utah By J.U. Eldredge Deputy Clerk. State of Utah County of Salt Lake/ss. I hereby certify that on the 6th of day of Sept in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and eleven at Salt Lake City, in said County, I, the undersigned, an Elder did join in the Holy Bonds of Matrimony according to law, Lee C. Poulter of the county of Weber, State of Utah and Effie Grow of the County of Weber, State of Utah The nature of the ceremony was according to Laws of Utah and was a present mutual agrement of marriage between the parties for all time. We have married as stated in the Certificate, and are now husband and wife. signed by Lee C. Poulter, husband, Mrs. Effie Grow Poulter, wife, in the presence of Rose L. Hyde, Geo E. Hyde, Witnesses, by J.U. Eldredge Elder of the Church of J.C. of L.D.S.


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