History: Charles Alonzo Sperry

Charles Alonzo Sperry was born in the covenant on 7 December 1872 in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States to Charles Henry Sperry, age 22, and Caroline Webb, age 21. He was the 1st of 11 children, and the 1st of 3 sons, born to the couple.

When Charles Alonzo was 1 years old, his brother Arthur David was born in Nephi on 30 October 1874.

Emily Esther, Charles Alonzo’s sister, was born when he was 3 years old on 27 August 1876. She was also born in Nephi.

Charles Alonzo’s mother gave birth to twin girls. Jeanette and Jeanevery, when he was 6 years old on 15 June 1879. Tragically, Jeanevery died when she was 8 months old on 22 February 1880. She died by accidental suffocation when sleeping in the same bed as her mother and twin sister.

On 29 January 1881, when Charles Alonzo was 8 years old, his brother Henry Melvin was born in Nephi.

Also when Charles Alonzo was years old, he was baptized and confirmed a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on 1 June 1881.

Retta, Charles Alonzo’s sister, was born when he was 10 years old on 9 November 1883 in Nephi.

Charles Alonzo’s sister, Emma Della, was born when he was 13 years old on 2 April 1886 in Nephi.

On 13 May 1888, when Charles Alonzo was 15 years old, his sister Lillian May was born in Nephi.

Eva Pearl, Charles Alonzo’s sister, was born when he was 18 years old, on 29 June 1891 in Nephi.

Charles Alonzo’s youngest sibling, a sister, was born when he was 21 years old. Her name was Ruth and she was born in Nephi on 15 August 1894.

To Be Continued…

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