History: Eva Pearl Sperry

Eva Pearl Sperry was born in the covenant on 29 June 1891 in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States to Charles Henry Sperry and Caroline Webb, both 40 years old. She was the 10th of 11 children, and the 7th 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; Emma Della, born 2 April 1886; and Lillian May, born 13 May 1888. 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’s youngest sibling, a sister, was born when she was 3 years old. Her name was Ruth and she was born in Nephi on 15 August 1894.

When Eva Pearl was 8 years old, on 29 June 1899, she was baptized and confirmed a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. 

Charles Alonzo died at the age of 39 on 1 May 1912 in Salt Lake City. Eva Pearl was 20 years old when her brother died.

On 11 September 1912, when Eva Pearl was 21 years old, she completed her initiatory and endowment ordinances and then was married and sealed for time and eternity to Wallace Joseph Vickers In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Logan Utah Temple, which is located at 175 North 300 East in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. Wallace Joseph was 23 years old at the time.

When Eva Pearl was 22 years old, she gave birth to her first child, a daughter, on 28 September 1913 in Paris, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States. They named her Verdena.

When Eva Pearl was 23 years old, her father died at the age of 64 in Salina, Sevier, Utah, United States on 10 February 1915. 

Vallon Sperry, Eva Pearl’s first son, was born when she was 24 years old, on 9 December 1915. He was born in Nephi.

On 16 February 1924, when Eva Pearl was 32 years old, she gave birth to another son in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They named him Gilbert Wallace. Tragically he only lived 2 days.

To Be Continued…

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