History: Henry Melvin Sperry

Henry Melvin Sperry was born in the covenant on 29 January 1881 in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States to Charles Henry Sperry, age 30, and Caroline Webb, age 29. He was the 6th of 11 children, and the 3rd of 3 sons, born to the couple. *Family Search shows that he was sealed, by proxy, to his parents on 1 December 1972, 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; however, he was born in the covenant. His older siblings were: Charles Alonzo, born 7 December 1872; Arthur David, born 30 October 1874; Emily Esther, born 27 August 1876; and twin sister’s, Jeanette and Jeanevery were born 15 June 1879. They were also born in Nephi. 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.

Retta, Henry Melvin’s sister, was born when he was 2 years old on 9 November 1883 in Nephi.

Henry Melvin’s sister, Emma Della, was born when he was 5 years old on 2 April 1886 in Nephi.

On 13 May 1888, when Henry Melvin was 7 years old, his sister Lillian May was born in Nephi.

Eva Pearl, Henry Melvin’s sister, was born when he was 10 years old, on 29 June 1891 in Nephi.

Henry Melvin’s youngest sibling, a sister, was born when he was 13 years old. Her name was Ruth and she was born in Nephi on 15 August 1894.

When Henry Melvin was 29 years old, he married Vera Lucille Daley in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. Vera Lucille was 18 years old at the time.

Henry Melvin became a father at the age of 30 when his wife gave birth to their first child, which was a son. They named him Paul Daley and he was born in Salt Lake City on 13 August 1911.

Charles Alonzo died at the age of 39 on 1 May 1912 in Salt Lake City. Henry Melvin was 31 years old when her brother died.

On 19 November 1913, when Henry Melvin was 32 years old, his daughter Vera Lucille was born in Salt Lake City.

When Henry Melvin was 34 years old, his father died at the age of 64 in Salina, Sevier, Utah, United States on 10 February 1915. Henry Melvin’s daughter, Mildred Gladys, was also born that year on 16 December 1915 in Salt Lake City.

To Be Continued…

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