History: Lillian Alcorn

We enjoyed living in the 4th ward and we were called to serve in the ward in various capacities. Among them was Sunday School teaching, MIA work, Genealogy work and Dave also served as one of the Seven Presidents of the Seventies. I remember giving a 2 ½ minute talk once in the 4th Ward. I wore a bright red hat with the flashiest earrings I had and a huge bright red flower on my shoulder and as much bright jewelry as I could. Then I talked about dressing properly when giving a talk. I indicated that oft times the things we wear distract from what we are saying. I heard a lot of snickers in the audience but as I talked I started removing some of the things I was wearing. I think my point was well received.

We tried to go to the Temple once a week and to do all the research we could. We also enjoyed being within visiting distance of Marjorie and Dwain and their baby, David. On Christmas Day 1955, all the family except Grace was home for the first time in a long while. Clayton had been discharged from the Army, Douglas had a leave from the Air Force, Ralph had received an honorable release from the mission field, and Marjorie and Dwain came up from Provo. It was indeed a wonderful Christmas that year.

While he was home at Christmas, Douglas met a young lady in the ward named Vonna Ensign. He was quite taken with her but he had to go back to his base. When he was discharged from the service in about March of 1956 he again began to see Vonna and their friendship grew very strong in the coming months.

In February 1956, Grace and Don came to see me and they were prepared to go to the Temple and have their marriage vows sealed for time and eternity and have their children sealed to them. They went to the Temple on 21 February 1956 and Marjorie and Dwain came up from Provo to go with us. President David A. Broadbent sealed them, but before the sealing he drew Don up beside him and asked him if he knew how the Lord created Adam and Don said, “Sure, from the dust of the earth.” Then he asked Don how the Lord created Eve and Don replied, “The Lord took a rib from Adam’s side and created Eve.” Then President Broadbent said, “That’s right Don, and that is where she will always belong, through thick and thin, trouble and sorrow and trials. By your side, hand in hand. Talk things over and work them out together always side by side. Not just tagging along behind or going way out ahead, but side by side.” They were sealed and those lovely little children dressed in white were brought in and sealed to their parents. It was a wonderful experience for us. We are grateful that they have finally had their marriage sealed in the House of the Lord.

I enjoyed sewing and made many dresses and clothes for myself, the boys and my grandchildren. I also made many baby sweater-sets for the newer grandchildren. Marjorie gave birth to her second child, another son on 4 April 1956. This one they named Deon Eugene. My, he was a big baby, weighing 9 lbs. 6 oz. She got along just fine and now they have two lovely little boys.

In June 1956 Clayton was prepared to go on a mission and was interviewed by the bishop of the 4th ward. He received a call to labor in the Northern California Mission field. We were quite surprised that this was his call as we had just moved from that area the year before. He accepted his calling and enjoyed his labors very much. It was a great source of comfort to me to see my sons fill missions and I will always be grateful that they were found worthy to do so.

To be continued…

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How Are You Related To Me?

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandfather: James Bolton – 362
James 162 – William Dixon 188 – Charles Edward 88 – Coral Lorraine 28 – Donald Eugene 9 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandmother: Emily Jane Shriner – 363
Emily Jane 363 – William Dixon 188 – Charles Edward 88 – Coral Lorraine 28 – Donald Eugene 9 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Grandfather: William Dixon Bolton – 188
William Dixon 188 – Charles Edward 88 – Coral Lorraine 28 – Donald Eugene 9 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Aunt: Sarah Ellen Bolton – 364
Sarah Ellen 364 + James 162 – William Dixon 188 – Charles Edward 88 – Coral Lorraine 28 – Donald Eugene 9 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Aunt: Mary Elizabeth Bolton – 365
Mary Elizabeth 365 + James 162 – William Dixon 188 – Charles Edward 88 – Coral Lorraine 28 – Donald Eugene 9 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Uncle: John F. Bolton – 366
John F. 366 + James 162 – William Dixon 188 – Charles Edward 88 – Coral Lorraine 28 – Donald Eugene 9 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

+: Parent
-: Child
=: Spouse

This Day In Our Family History

1754

John Curnock, Jr. died and was buried in Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

1756

John Wright was born in Willenhall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom to John Right and Mrs. Mary Right

1815

John Lunt and Ann Elston were married in Walsall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

1868

John Alphies Sperry was born in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States to Charles Sperry and Emily Louisa Miller

1880

Jeanevery Sperry died at 8 months 7 days old of suffocation at home in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States

1894

Mary Curnock completed her endowment for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in The Church’s Salt Lake Utah Temple, which is located at 50 North West Temple in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

1902

Marjorie Elizabeth Snyder was born in Kewanee, Henry, Illinois, United States to Lyman L. Snyder and Grace Evaline Schoonover

1960

Josiah H., Ame, Polly, Robert, Jr., Mary, Lois, Eunice, Hannah and Steven Miller were sealed for time and eternity to their parents, Robert Miller and Ame Sarah Bennett, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Los Angeles California Temple, which is located at 10777 Santa Monica Boulevard in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

LeRoy Metz and Lois Lunt were married

1961

Ruth, Amy, Daniel, James, Catherine, Mary, Robert, Jacob and Hannah Miller were sealed for time and eternity to their parents, Hugh Miller and Mary Rogers, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Los Angeles California Temple, which at 10777 Santa Monica Boulevard is located in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

Robert Miller and Ame Sarah Barnett were sealed for time and eternity in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Los Angeles California Temple, which is located at 10777 Santa Monica Boulevard in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

Happy Birthday!

Dale Robert Taft

How Are You Related To Me?

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandfather: Samuel Francis Mortimer Faucett – 357
Samuel Francis Mortimer 357 – Emma Goodman 177 – Mattie Ann Elizabeth 78 – Joe Ben 27 – Donald Eugene 9 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandmother: Mattie Elizabeth Gage – 358
Mattie Elizabeth 358 – Emma Goodman 177 – Mattie Ann Elizabeth 78 – Joe Ben 27 – Donald Eugene 9 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Grandmother: Emma Goodman Faucett – 177
Emma Goodman 177 – Mattie Ann Elizabeth 78 – Joe Ben 27 – Donald Eugene 9 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Aunt: Mattie Faucett – 359
Mattie 359 + Samuel Francis Mortimer 357 – Emma Goodman 177 – Mattie Ann Elizabeth 78 – Joe Ben 27 – Donald Eugene 9 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Aunt: Canie Faucett – 360
Canie 358 + Samuel Francis Mortimer 357 – Emma Goodman 177 – Mattie Ann Elizabeth 78 – Joe Ben 27 – Donald Eugene 9 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Uncle: Willie Faucett – 361
Willie 359 + Samuel Francis Mortimer 357 – Emma Goodman 177 – Mattie Ann Elizabeth 78 – Joe Ben 27 – Donald Eugene 9 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

+: Parent
-: Child
=: Spouse

This Day In Our Family History

1680

Sarah Bendall was born in Cambridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom to Edward Bendall and Mrs. Ann Bendall

1704

Edward Bendall and Elizabeth Jenkins were married

1729

Tamar Sperry was born in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States to Moses Sperry and Anna Hannah Blakeslee

1737

Thomas Olpin was christened in Cambridge Meeting, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

1848

Charles Sperry, age 18, and Emily Louisa Miller, age 20, were married in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

1900

Alegra Lunt was born in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States to George William Lunt and Rose Etta Morgan

1902

John Blakeslee completed his endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1927

Bessie B. Archambeau was born in Oregon, United States to Elmer David Archambeau and Mable Esther Neubauer

1939

Nathaniel Potter completed his endowment for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1956

Donald Eugene Smith, age 28, and Grace Harriet Rowley, age 27,  completed their initiatory and endowment ordinances, and then were sealed for time and eternity, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Salt Lake Utah Temple, which is located at 50 North West Temple in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. Their children, Donald Eugene Jr (by proxy after death) and Ronald Steven Smith (age 3) were sealed to them at the same time

1986

Robert H. Alcorn died and was buried in the Fort White Cemetery, which is located in Fort White, Columbia, Florida, United States. His Find a Grave ID is: 95420274

1994

Richard Grant Norwood died in Sundance Meadow Campsite, which is located in Riverside, California, United States

2006

Mary Elizabeth Lunt completed her initiatory and endowment ordinances for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in The Church’s Saint George Utah Temple, which is located at 250 East 400 South in Saint George, Washington, Utah, United States

Happy Birthday!

Robert Michael Owens and Carlee Marie Jones

Journal: Jeanette Sperry

1902 (Friday) – I took the children up to their Grandma Sperry’ (Caroline Webb) then we went down to their great Grandfather Sperry’s (Charles Sperry), they were celebrating their wedding day, we stayed until after one o’clock. Both my children were very good and Alfred (Alfred Oscar Lunt Jr) enjoyed himself very much. He was in for a big time as well as anyone else. We slept up to Mother’s and returned home the next day.