This is copy / paste of the bio which Camille Wilde sent to me for George Herbert Wilde & his wife Nettie Toone. Once again, this is probably written by Camille but it is not signed.
Pat & Bill Holling
Nettie Toone and George Herbert Wilde
The sixth child and fourth daughter was born to the Toone’s on August 4, 1876 in Croydon, Morgan County, Utah. She was named Nettie.
Nettie spent her growing up years and received her early education in Croydon. She was baptized September 27, 1884 probably in Lost Creek as others before her had done.
We assume that she too, like some of her older siblings went to salt Lake City for visits with relatives and possible to find work and to further her education.
She had been acquainted with George Herbert Wilde as they both grew up in Croydon. They were married April 19, 1907 in Croydon, Utah. They later received their endowments and were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple on December 21, 1932.
George wa a brother to edwin Albert Wilde. The two marrying sisters made their children double cousins. (this situation can also simplify their lines of genealogy)
George was born in Hilltop, Nottinghamshire, England on September 8, 1872 and came with his parents, Ediwn and Ann Bradley Wilde and family consisting of brother Edwin Albert and sister Annie Mariah (Fister). Baby Mary died and was buried in England.
They first settled in Como, colorado and then on to Croydon. We give thanks to a good friend, John Hopkin who converted this family in England and encouraged them to come to America. It is because of him that Edwin brought his family to Croydon. They fell in love with this valley and decided to stay.
George was baptized October 20, 1880 in Croydon and also received his early education in the schools here.
The Wilde father and his two sons were partners in a Ranch located in the mouth of Giuldersleeve Canyon in Lost Creek. Later the partnership of this ranch dissolved and Nettie and George moved to Salt Lake City.
George had a very brilliant mind. He could figure math problems in his head.
While he was employed at Kennecott Copper Company he waws accidentally struck on the head by a crane. He never fully recovered form this injury. At times he would suffer with memory loss.
He came to visit Edwin on day and saw what a struggle his brother was having to cut rafters for a small cow barn. He said, "Here let me do it for you." It was no hard task for him. He knew the exact pitch for the rafters, thus saving Edwin much anxiety and frustration, and was very much appreciated. Nettie was a beautiful woman, a very good homemaker, wife, and mother. During the depression they would visit their relatives in Croydon. Lizzie and edwin Albert would give them eggs, butter, bacon, raspberries, apples, rubarb, vegetables and milk. The things that they could raise on their ranch.
We need to be reminded that during the depression people were very poor. Work and money were "hard to come by".
Sometimes the city folk thought the country folk were better off and maybe they were. It was very "Hard Times" for all.
They had the following children: Phillip Toone, James Ernest, Grand Herbert and a daughter Melvia (Bettie) Toone Wilde (Bills).
Nettie passed away on March 18, 1941 in a Salt Lake Hospital from a lingering illness. She was in her 65th year.
At that time she was survived by two sisters, Elisabeth Wilde, of Croydon, Utah and Georgianna Condie of Ogden, Utah, two brothers, James Melvin of Buhl, Idaho and Charles Jabez of Sunset, Utah.
She was also survived by her husband, George and the four children, Grant Herbert and James Ernest of Salt Lake City, Phillip Toone Wilde of Spokane, Washington and a daughter Bettie Bills of Philadelphia Pennsylvania. She was living there while her husband was attending Medical school.
At the time of Nettie’s death George and she were living at 458 Marion Street in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Bettie died quite young of Cancer.
Once day a knock came at my door. A fine looking man wanted to know the location of thei family. He said he was a very good friend of the family and an old admirer of Bettie. He said that she was a very beautiful sweet person. I couldn’t be much help to him as I was the only one home and I didn’t know the family.
George was a widower for about five years after Nettie passed away. He died May 2, 1946 and was buried May 6, 1946. Reed Jr. took Grandpa Edwin Albert to Salt Lake City to attend his brothers funeral. He was buried in the Salt Lake City, Utah Cemetery by his wife.
From Ancestral File (TM), data as of 2 January 1996.