Collection of photographs of the Roskelley
family. Taken from the 1880s to 1918, includes mostly cabinet card portraits
(albumen and gelatin silver). Also includes views of the Smithfield depot of the
Utah Northern Railway Company (1918) and the Sego Milk plant in Smithfield, Utah as
well as a portrait of the sons of William Frederick Rigby, Sr. taken around 1915.
Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives Photograph Collection
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Samuel Roskelley (1837-1914) was one of the earliest Cache Valley pioneers. He was
born in Devonport, Devonshire, England in 1837 and he converted to the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints while still a boy. He came to America in 1853 and
eventually made his way to Utah. He entered Cache Valley with the first cattle herd
in 1855. He left the valley in 1856 after being called to serve a mission in Great
Britain. He returned to the United States, however, during the Mormon War. In 1858
he married his first wife, Rebecca Hendricks in Salt Lake City. In 1860 he moved
back to Cache Valley and settled in Richmond. Roskelley was very active in the
community and with the Mormon Church. He served as the bishop for the Smithfield
Ward in the 1860s. In 1880-1881 he served a second mission to Great Britain, and in
1882 he was called as a missionary worker for the St. George Temple. Roskelley also
worked on the Logan Temple and in 1884 he started his service as a recorder of the
Logan Temple. After 1901 he became the president of the High Priests' Quorum of the
Benson Stake. In 1889 he was arrested (but later acquitted) on polygamy charges. At
that time he had four wives (Mary Roberts, Mary Jane Littlewood Rigby, Margaret
Rigby, and Sarah Maude Burton) and twenty two living children. His first wife,
Rebecca Hendricks, died in 1880.
The collection consists of portraits of family members including Samuel Roskelley and
his wives, views of the Smithfield UNRR depot and the Sego Milk plant.
Use of the Collection
Restrictions on Access : Restrictions
No restrictions on use except: not available through interlibrary loan.
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Permission to publish material from the Roskelley Family Photograph Collection must
be obtained from the Special Collections Photograph Curator and/or the Special Collections
1.01: Portrait, Samuel Roskelley (1837-1914) at 49
1.02: Portrait, Samuel Roskelley. Photograph by John
Rabe, Logan, Utah
1.03: Portrait, Mary Jane Rigby Roskelley (wife of
Photograph by Mrs. Fannie Hoyt
1.04: Portrait, Mary Jane Rigby Roskelley.
Photograph by T.B. Cardon's, Logan, Utah
1.05: Portrait, Wilford Roskelley (b. 1880) and
Richard Roskelley (b. 1880). Sons of Samuel Roskelley by different wives
1.06: Portrait, Richard Roskelley and his wife,
Hilda Marie Johnson Roskelley
Photograph by Thomas and Odell, Logan, Utah
1.07: Portrait, twins Margaret and Martin Roskelley,
children born to Mary Jane Rigby Roskelley (1895)
1.08: Portrait, Mary Roberts Roskelley, wife of
Samuel Roskelley (married 1865)
1.09: Duplicate of #8
1.10: Men standing outside the Smithfield Depot of
the Utah Northern Railroad. One is possibly Martin Roskelley
1.11: The Sego Milk plant at 400 West Center St.,
Smithfield. One of the men standing in front is Jacob Watson
1.12: Oversized portrait, the sons of William
Frederick Rigby, Sr.: William Eckersley Rigby; David Eckersley Rigby; Elmer
Eckersley Rigby; Parley Rigby; Junius Rigby; James Eckersley Rigby; Henry
Eckersley Rigby; Lorenzo Young Rigby; George Clark Rigby; Martin Clark
Rigby; Joseph Eckersley Rigby
Subject Terms :
Kingsford, Margaret Roskelley,
1895-1966 -- Portraits.
Milk plants -- Utah -- Smithfield
Mormon pioneers -- Cache Valley
(Utah and Idaho) -- Portraits.
Mormon women -- Cache Valley (Utah
and Idaho) -- Portraits.