History: Lillian May Sperry

Lillian May Sperry was born in the covenant on 13 May 1888 in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States to Charles Henry Sperry and Caroline Webb, both 37 years old. She was the 9th of 11 children, and the 6th of 8 daughters, born to the couple. Her older siblings were: Charles Alonzo, born 7 December 1872; Arthur David, born 30 October 1874; Emily Esther, born 27 August 1876; twin sister’s, Jeanette and Jeanevery were born 15 June 1879; Henry Melvin, born 29 January 1881; Retta, born 9 November 1883; and Emma Della, born 2 April 1886. 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.

Eva Pearl, Lillian May’s sister, was born when she was 3 years old, on 29 June 1891 in Nephi.

Lillian May’s youngest sibling, a sister, was born when she was 6 years old. Her name was Ruth and she was born in Nephi on 15 August 1894.

When Lillian May was 10 years old, she was baptized and confirmed a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Her baptism was 3 September 1898 and she was confirmed the next day.

On 16 November 1910, when Lillian May was 22 years old, she completed her initiatory and endowment ordinances and then was married and sealed for time and eternity to Theodore Crawforth Carter in 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. Theodore Crawforth was 24 years old at the time.

Lillian May gave birth to her only child, a daughter, when she was 23 years old. They named her Maxine and she was born in Nephi on 21 March 1912.

Charles Alonzo died at the age of 39 on 1 May 1912 in Salt Lake City. Lillian May was 23 years old when her brother died.

When Lillian May was 26 years old, her father died at the age of 64 in Salina, Sevier, Utah, United States on 10 February 1915. 

On 25 June 1936, when Lillian May was 48 years old, her sister Ruth died at the age of 41 in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

When Lillian May was 52 years old, her mother died on 31 December 1940 in Salt Lake City. She was 89 years old at the time of her death.

To Be Continued…

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