History: Arthur David Sperry

Arthur David Sperry was born in the covenant* on 30 October 1874 in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States to Charles Henry Sperry, age 24, and Caroline Webb, age 23. He was the 2nd of 11 children, and the 2nd of 3 sons, born to the couple. His older brother, Charles Alonzo, was born 7 December 1872, also in Nephi.

Emily Esther, Arthur David’s sister, was born when he was 1 years old on 27 August 1876. She was also born in Nephi.

Arthur David’s mother gave birth to twin girls. Jeanette and Jeanevery, when he was 4 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 Arthur David was 6 years old, his brother Henry Melvin was born in Nephi.

When Arthur David was 8 years old, he was baptized and confirmed a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on 1 August 1883.

Retta, Arthur David’s sister, was born when he was 9 years old on 9 November 1883 in Nephi.

Arthur David’s sister, Emma Della, was born when he was 11 years old on 2 April 1886 in Nephi.

On 13 May 1888, when Arthur David was 13 years old, his sister Lillian May was born in Nephi.

Eva Pearl, Arthur David’s sister, was born when he was 16 years old, on 29 June 1891 in Nephi.

Arthur David’s youngest sibling, a sister, was born when he was 19 years old. Her name was Ruth and she was born in Nephi on 15 August 1894.

On 27 October 1897, when Arthur David was 22 years old, he completed his initiatory and endowment ordinances for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Manti Utah Temple, which is located at 200 East 510 North in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

When Arthur David was 30 years old, he was married and sealed for time and eternity to Gertrude Barton, who was 23 years old at the time. They were married and sealed on 22 June 1905 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.

To Be Continued…

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