History: Ruth Sperry

Ruth Sperry was born in the covenant 15 August 1894 in Nephi, Utah, United States to Charles Henry Sperry and Caroline Webb, both 43 years old. She was the 11th of 11 children, and the 8th 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; Lillian May, born 13 May 1888; and Eva Peal, born 29 June 1891. 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.

On 30 August 1902, when Ruth was 8 years old, 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. Ruth was 17 years old when her brother died.

When Ruth was 20 years old, her father died at the age of 64 in Salina, Sevier, Utah, United States on 10 February 1915.

On 24 June 1925, when Ruth was 30 years old, she completed her initiatory and endowment ordinances and was then married and sealed for time and eternity to Lindsay Boyack Snell 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. Lindsay Boyack was 29 years old at the time.

Ruth gave birth to her first child, a daughter, when she was 31 years old on 12 June 1926 in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

When Ruth was 34 years old she gave birth to her 2nd and last child, a son, on 15 December 1928 in Spanish Fork. Sadly he was stillborn. I could not find a name for him.

Ruth died at the age of 41 on 25 June 1936 in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States. She was buried on 28 June 1936, plot 05.05.10, at Spanish Fork City Cemetery, which is located at 420 South 400 East in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States. Her Find a Grave ID is: 12411666.  

-The End-

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