History: Margaret Rose Harper

Margaret Rose Harper was born in the covenant on 23 April 1886 in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States to Charles Benjamin Harper and Harriet Gibbons, both 34 years old. She was the 7th of 9 children, and the 4th of 5 daughters, born to the couple. Her older siblings were: Charles Benjamin, Jr., born 25 May 1873; Sarah Elizabeth, born 31 May 1877; Jacob Ray, born 31 May 1877; Harriet Rosabell, born 16 February 1879; Abraham Lee, born 17 October 1881; and Grace Viola, born 24 January 1884, also in Pleasant Grove. Sadly, Jacob Ray died on 9 August 1877, when he was only 2 months 9 days old and Harriet Rosabell died at the age of 4 on 10 February 1884.

On 9 December 1888, when Margaret Rose was 7 years old, her brother Clifton Hyrum was born in Pleasant Grove.

Florence Thora, Margaret Rose’s youngest sibling, was born when she was 5 years old on 26 February 1892 in Pleasant Grove.

Margaret Rose was baptized and confirmed a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, when she was 8 years old, on 5 October 1894.

Margaret Rose’s Mother died at the age of 71 on 30 October 1922 in Pleasant Grove. Margaret Rose was 36 years old at the time.

When Margaret Rose was 45 years old, her sister, Sarah Elizabeth, died at the age of 56 on 26 May 1931 in Lindon, Utah, Utah, United States.

On 12 October 1932, when Margaret Rose was 46 years old, she completed her initiatory and endowment ordinances and then was married and sealed for time and eternity to Orrin Benjamin Smith 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. Orrin Benjamin was 32 years old at the time.

Margaret Rose’s Father died at the age of 84 on 29 October 1933 in Pleasant Grove. Margaret Rose was 47 years old at the time.

On 9 August 1944, when Margaret Rose was 58 years old, her sister Florence Thora died at the age of 52 in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

Charles Benjamin, Jr. died at the age of 74 on 29 August 1947 in Pleasant Grove. Margaret Rose was 61 years old at the time of his brother’s death.

To Be Continued…

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