History: Charles Benjamin Harper

CHARLES BENJAMIN HARPER

Charles Benjamin Harper, the son of Elizabeth Phipps Brand and Benjamin Harper, was born November 21, 1848, at Saville St., Hackney, London, N. E. The family moved several times during his early years. Including these places in order: Bath Grove; an unknown location; Garden Place; Walworth Road, on the south side of the Thames, where Alfred was born. Next they moved to Leather Lane, Holborn, London, E. G. Here Charles was baptized at the age of eight. The next move was to Southampton St., Camberwell, which was also on the south side of the river. They moved to Saint Leonard’s Street, Bromley By Bow. This was their last move before coming to America.

His first school experience was at a Dame School which he attended at the age of six or seven. Their cost three pence (four to six cents) per week. Following this he attended a larger public school which he had no clear remembrance. At Leather Lane he attended “Baldwin’ Garden National School” for boys only. However, a girl’s school was also maintained and once a week the girls joined the boys for singing practice. The name of this school was decidedly a misfit because there was no garden nor even a playground. When they moved to Southampton Street he worked in his father’s store. While they lived in Bromley he attended the “Priory Street National School” for three months where he was head boy. He was now at the end of his formal schooling for at the age of fourteen he left school to work in his father’s oil shop. However, he did attend the “Saint Michael Night School” for a short period of time.

For his work in the store he received six shillings, (about $1.50) per week and paid three shillings to his mother for board.

He worked for his father until he was about seventeen years of age. At this time his mother desired to immigrate to Utah but his father was not very favorable to the idea. So she decided to send her eldest son, Charles, to America, in the hope that she could use this as an inducement for her husband to emigrate also. The father made no objection, so on May 5, 1866 Charles left England on the sailing vessel “Caroline”. His parents accompanied him to the London docks. His passage was paid to the frontier and he had eight or ten $2.50 gold pieced with which to face the new life.

During the six weeks of ocean voyage many amusing and some near tragic things occurred. The ship was heated by upright stoves. One day a pig which was being carried as part of the food supply got loose. It took refuge under the stove. In trying to get the pig out the stove was very nearly upset. Should this have happened very serious consequences from fire might have follow.

On June 11, 1866 the ship arrived in New York but the passengers were not allowed to leave the company. They went up the Hudson River by steamboat and over to New Haven, Connecticut. There they took the train to Montreal, thence to Toronto, and on to Sarnia. From there they crossed to Detroit and went on to Saint Joseph, Missouri. Here they boarded a steamboat and proceeded up the Missouri River for two hundred miles to a landing called Wyoming, Nebraska. At this place the eighteen year old Charles joined Chipman’s Wagon train and the long wearisome trek began.

The train left Wyoming on July 13 and reached Salt Lake City on September 15, 1866. Each day was full of hardships. Charles walked every step of the way, tired and often hungry. For the food allowance was not too plentiful. Each person was allowed 1 ½ pounds of flour a day. 1 pound of bacon a week, a little molasses and dried fruit given every two of three days, and a little saleratus to raise their bread. No sugar, tea, nor coffee was given to boys. This food was little enough for an active, growing boy and he and his partner, Joe Ellsmore, often picked up the up the burned crusts which the independent teamsters had discarded. At the Sweetwater Joe Ellsworth sold his shirt for some dried currants, rive and jerked, dried beef which he shared with Charles. At Coalville, Utah they went into the fields and raked barley for which Charles received about a half bushel of potatoes. A woman of the company traded some baby clothes for some beef and some of this she exchanged for some of Charles’ potatoes.

The train arrived in Salt Lake City soon after breakfast on Saturday, September 15. That same night Charles, in company with Fred Fowlkes, a teamster, left Salt Lake City for Pleasant Grove where Fowlkes resided. They spent the night camped along the Cottonwood just north of the present location of the Murray smelter.

After his arrival in Pleasant Grove he went to live with John Baker on what is now the Annie Holman property. As a climax to his first meal in this city he had his first real taste of native black currant pie. In return for his work he received his board, clothes and lodging. During his first Christmas season in Utah he went to Fountain Green for a load of coal. His breakfast on Christmas morning consisted mainly of frozen bread. He returned to Nephi in time for dinner which he ate at the home of Pete Sutton. The main course of this well-remembered meal consisted of pork sausage.

He remained with John Baker until March 1, 1867 when he went to work for Thomas Wooley for $150.00 a year plus his board and lodging. Out of this first year’s salary he paid his tithing, his temple donation, and his debt to the emigration fund. On March 1, 1868 he rehired to Wooley for $25.00 a month plus board and lodging.

His parents left England on Tuesday, June 30, 1868, arrived in New York on July 12 and in Pleasant Grove on August 20, 1868. They went to Lindon and made their home there. Charles went to live with them, boarding himself. During the summer of 1869 he farmed on share for Mr. Wooley. That fall in October he went to Eagle Valley, Nevada to help run a shingle mill. At that time Eagle Valley was supposed to be within the boundaries of Utah. He returned in February 1870 and in the same month shortly after his return he became engaged to Harriet Gibbons.

That same month he met with an accident from which he never fully recovered. In company with Joseph Olpin he went to Grove Creek to chop Balsam logs. There he caught in a snow slide which pinned his against a tree. The tree probably saved his life but his knee was twisted and as a result he walked the rest of his life with a decided limp which grew worse as he grew older.

On December 11, 1871 he and Harried Gibbons were married in the Endowment House by Joseph Fielding Smith who later became the President of the Church. They were accompanied by their mothers and the entire trip was made by horse and wagon.

They settled in a small rock house on property which he had bought on Locust Avenue. In this house were born six of their nine children. In 1885 he built a large home just south of his first home on the same property. Here he lived until his death.

On May 10, 1895 he left on a mission to his native country where he served until 1898. All this time his wife supported the family and kept him on his mission through hard work.

His life in the church and community was most active. He served for many years as secretary of the Sunday School before the ward was divided. At various times he served as City Councilman, Justice of the Peace, member of the school board which was instrumental in securing a high school building for Pleasant Grove, and as president of the Pleasant Grove Canning Company. At the time of his death he was a High Priest.

His wife died on October 30, 1922 after a lingering illness. During the later years of his life he devoted himself to the care of his nursery and to the enjoyment of his hobbies; chief of which ware his flowers, a notable library, and a fine shall collection.

He died very suddenly at his home of a heart attack on Sunday morning, October 29, 1933, less than one month before his eighty-fifth birthday.

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Edward Lunt – 481 changed to Edward Lunt – 480
Elizabeth Ellis – 482 changed to Elizabeth Ellis – 481
Edward Lunt – 483 changed to Edward Lunt – 482
Elizabeth Lunt – 484 changed to Elizabeth Lunt – 483
William Wood – 487 changed to William Wood – 486
Ann Wood – 488 changed to Mrs. Ann Wood – 487
Joseph Wood – 489 changed to Joseph Wood – 488
Ann Diana Wood – 490 changed to Ann Diana Wood – 489
Robert Miller – 522 changed to Robert Miller – 521F
Ame Sarah Barnett – 523 changed to Ame Sarah Barnett – 522
Stephen Brand – 570 – changed to Stephen Brand – 569
Enoch Brand – 571 – changed to Enoch Brand – 570
Rachel Phipps – 574 changed to Rachel Phipps – 573
Mary Phipps – 575 changed to Mary Phipps – 574
Joseph Phipps – 578 changed to Joseph Phipps – 577

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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; December 19, 2017

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  • Caroline Webb – 47
  • Ruth Sperry – 57
  • Emily Louisa Miller – 118
  • Emily Esther Sperry – 50
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This Day In Our Family History; December 19, 2017

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This Day In Our Family History; December 20, 2017

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Obituary: Ralph Alcorn Rowley; December 21, 2015

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  • Lillian Alcorn – 31
  • David William Rowley – 30
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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; December 21, 2017

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  • Henry Melvin Sperry – 52
  • Emily Louisa Miller – 118
  • Emily Esther Sperry – 50

This Day In Our Family History; December 21, 2017

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  • Abraham Phipps Brand – 326
  • Soham, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Abraham Brand – 320
  • Benjamin Harper – 153
  • Ralph Alcorn Rowley – 34
  • Provo, Utah, Utah, United States
  • OCC – Orem City Cemetery; Orem, Utah, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; December 22, 2017

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  • Alfred Oscar Lunt – 15
  • Emily Louisa Miller- 118
  • Emily Esther Sperry – 50
  • Caroline Webb – 47
  • Charles Henry Sperry – 46

This Day In Our Family History; December 22, 2017

Deleted marriages of David Webb (129)and Esther Olpin (130), and John Olpin (555) and Ann Purnell (556), they were incorrect dates

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  • 1850
  • 1934

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  • New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
  • Mary Catherine Hammons – 218
  • Aaron Marc Lunt – 6
  • Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States
  • Nelson Earl Lunt – 2
  • Lillian Lorraine Smith – 3

This Day In Our Family History; December 23, 2017

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  • Mary Browning – 564
  • Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Mary Phipps Brand – 331
  • Emma Della Sperry – 54
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  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; December 24, 2017

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  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Henry Melvin Sperry – 52
  • Emily Esther Sperry – 50

This Day In Our Family History; December 24, 2017

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  • Mary Ann Olpin – 304
  • Cambridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Nels Rosenquist Nelson – 25
  • Efveröd, Kristianstad, Sweden
  • Jens Rosenquist Nelson – 58
  • Elsa Nelson – 59

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; December 25, 2017

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  • Friday
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Emily Esther Sperry – 50
  • Alfred Oscar Lunt – 15

This Day In Our Family History; December 25, 2017

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  • Cambridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Phebe Wright – 266
  • Willenhall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • John Wright – 264
  • Ann Perry – 265
  • Ann Phipps Brand – 322

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; December 26, 2017

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  • Saturday
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16

This Day In Our Family History; December 26, 2017

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  • Eva Ruth Lunt – 20
  • 1970
  • Died On This Day

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  • Cambridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Stephen Brand – 569
  • Abraham Brand – 564
  • Margaret Francis – 565
  • Elizabeth Harper – 317
  • Saint Leonard Shore, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
  • Ann Cole – 336
  • Saint Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; December 27, 2017

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  • Sunday
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16

This Day In Our Family History; December 27, 2017

Fixed father for William Wright, it should be John Wright

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  • William Wright – 267
  • Willenhall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • John Wright – 264
  • Ann Perry – 265
  • George Wright – 269
  • Sarah Elizabeth Harper – 70
  • Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Charles Benjamin Harper – 67
  • Harriet Gibbons – 68
  • Sarah Ann Lunt – 107
  • Pacheco, Chihuahua, Mexico

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; December 28, 2017

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  • Monday
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Charles Sperry – 117
  • Emily Esther Sperry – 50
  • Alfred Oscar Lunt – 15

This Day In Our Family History; December 28, 2017

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  • Mary Phipps Brand – 331
  • Soham, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Abraham Brand – 320
  • Ann Phipps – 321
  • Jane Paul – 198
  • Henry Olpin – 302
  • Round Valley, Morgan, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; December 29, 2017

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  • Tuesday
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Emma Elizabeth Webb – 133
  • Emily Louisa Miller – 118
  • Charles Henry Sperry – 46
  • Provo, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Emily Esther Sperry – 50

This Day In Our Family History; December 29, 2017

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  • Sarah Ann Lunt – 107
  • Pacheco, Chihuahua, Mexico
  • Edna Viola Nelson – 8
  • Nels Rosenquist Nelson – 25
  • Grace Viola Harper – 26
  • MTIMP – Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple; American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; December 30, 2017

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  • Wednesday
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16

This Day In Our Family History; December 30, 2017

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  • Harriet May – 409

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; December 31, 2017

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  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Emily Esther Sperry – 50
  • Charles Henry Sperry – 46
  • Emily Louisa Miller – 118

This Day In Our Family History; December 31, 2017

Removed endowment information for Jeanette Sperry, it was the incorrect date

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  • Endowed On This Day
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Paisley, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
  • John Lunt – 720
  • Eccelshall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Coral Lorraine Bolton – 28
  • Santa Ana, Orange, California, United States
  • Caroline Webb – 47
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • SGEOR – Saint George Utah Temple; Saint George, Washington, Utah, United States

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This Day In Our Family History; December 11, 2016

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  • This Day In Our Family History
  • Nels Rosenquist Nelson – 25
  • Grace Viola Harper – 26
  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; December 11, 2017

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  • Friday
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Charles Henry Sperry – 46
  • Emily Esther Sperry – 50
  • Emily Louisa Miller – 118

This Day In Our Family History; December 11, 2017

Removed Elizabeth Lunt from endowed on this day

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  • New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
  • Harriet Gibbons – 68
  • Elizabeth Phipps Brand – 154
  • Charles Benjamin Harper – 67
  • EHOUS – Endowment House; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Elizabeth Ellis – 482
  • James Wood – 247
  • Ann Amos – 248
  • John Lunt – 242
  • Edward Lunt – 481
  • MANTI – Manti Utah Temple; Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States
  • William Wood – 487
  • Ann Elston – 243
  • Ann Wood – 488
  • Grace Viola Harper – 26
  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Nels Rosenquist Nelson – 25

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; December 11, 2017

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  • Jane Paul – 198
  • David William Rowley – 30
  • Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States
  • Marjorie Ann Rowley – 36
  • Orem, Utah, Utah, United States
  • September 26
  • 1957
  • Provo, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Hugh Thompson Rowley – 85
  • Douglas Alcorn Rowley – 33
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • November 4
  • Clayton Alcorn Rowley – 35
  • Crescent City, Del Norte, California, United States
  • October

This Day In Our Family History; December 12, 2017

Fixed were to was
Fixed Anna Amos to Ann Amos

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  • Ann Diana Wood – 490
  • Ann Amos – 248
  • Elizabeth Elton Lunt – 244
  • Mary Lunt – 245
  • James Wood – 247
  • William Wood – 487
  • Ann Wood – 488
  • Elizabeth Ellis – 482
  • MANTI – Manti Utah Temple; Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States
  • John Lunt – 242
  • Edward Lunt – 483
  • Elizabeth Lunt – 484
  • Edward Lunt – 481
  • Joseph Wood – 489
  • Whittemore, Kossuth, Iowa, United States
  • Rachel Phipps – 574
  • Mary Phipps – 575
  • Joseph Phipps – 578
  • Clifton Hyrum Harper – 75
  • Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Eva Pearl Sperry – 56
  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; December 12, 2017

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  • Eureka, Humboldt, California, United States
  • May 1
  • 1957
  • Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
  • Hugh Thompson Rowley – 85
  • Grace Davis – 86
  • Milo, Bonneville, Idaho, United States
  • John Thompson Rowley – 197
  • Jane Paul – 198
  • San Diego, San Diego, California, United States
  • November 16
  • August 31
  • Arcata, Humboldt, California, United States
  • Clayton Alcorn Rowley – 35
  • David William Rowley – 30
  • Lillian Alcorn – 31
  • Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; December 13, 2017

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  • Sunday
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16

This Day In Our Family History; December 13, 2017

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  • New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
  • Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Benjamin Harper – 153
  • Elizabeth Phipps Brand – 154
  • Saint Mary’s, Haggerston, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
  • Charles Wood – 250
  • Ann Diane Wood – 490
  • Elizabeth Betsy Spencer – 294
  • William Olpin – 300
  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Daniel Olpin – 303

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; December 13, 2017

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  • Verda May Rowley – 88
  • Chinook, Blaine, Montana, United States
  • Thule, Greenland
  • Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States
  • Hill, Montana, United States
  • Hugh Francis Rowley – 87
  • Hugh Thompson Rowley – 85
  • John Thompson Rowley – 197
  • Jane Paul – 198
  • Alaska, United States
  • Bremerton, Kitsap, Washington, United States
  • November 26
  • Provo, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Kalispell, Flathead, Montana, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; December 14, 2017

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  • Monday
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Emily Esther Sperry – 50

This Day In Our Family History; December 14, 2017

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  • Douglas Alcorn Rowley – 33
  • Harlem, Blaine, Montana, United States
  • David William Rowley – 30
  • Lillian Alcorn – 31
  • Stephen Brand – 570
  • Enoch Brand – 571
  • Eliza May Rowley – 202

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; December 14, 2017

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  • Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States
  • Olympia, Thurston, Washington, United States
  • De Tour, Oakland, Michigan, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; December 15, 2017

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  • Tuesday
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16

This Day In Our Family History; December 15, 2017

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  • Cambridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Aaron George Sperry – 282
  • Della Lunt – 21
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; December 16, 2017

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  • Wednesday
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16

This Day In Our Family History; December 16, 2017

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  • Josiah H. Miller – 284
  • Bolton, Chittenden, Vermont, United States
  • Robert Miller – 522
  • Ame Sarah Barnett – 523
  • Elizabeth Lunt – 103
  • Willenhall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Edward Lunt – 100
  • Harriet Wood – 101
  • Rhoda Ann Webb – 138
  • Charles Gilbert Lunt – 19
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; December 16, 2017

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  • October
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  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Havre, Hill, Montana, United States
  • November 25
  • 1957
  • Hugh Francis Rowley – 87
  • Kalispell, Flathead, Montana, United States
  • John Thompson Rowley – 197
  • Jane Paul – 198
  • Alaska, United States
  • Douglas Alcorn Rowley – 33
  • Sunday
  • December 1
  • November 30
  • Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States
  • October 27

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; December 17, 2017

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  • Thursday
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16

This Day In Our Family History; December 17, 2017

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  • Cambridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • John Francis Gibbons – 163
  • Saint Pancres Camden, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
  • John Gibbons – 161
  • Sarah Wild Cole – 162
  • Charles Alonzo Sperry – 48
  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
  • Charles Henry Sperry – 46
  • Caroline Webb – 47
  • MANTI – Manti Utah Temple; Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States
  • Verda May Rowley – 88
  • Cardston, Alberta, Canada
  • Retta Sperry – 53
  • LANGE – Los Angeles California Temple; Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Olive Dove Doke – 84
  • Modesto, Stanislaus, California, United States
  • Endowed On This Day

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; December 17. 2017

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  • David William Rowley – 30

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; December 18, 2017

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  • Friday
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16

This Day In Our Family History; December 18, 2017

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  • Sutton Colfield, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Henry Gibbons – 165
  • John Gibbons – 161
  • Sarah Wild Cole – 162
  • Saint Pancres, Camdentown, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
  • William Dixon Bolton – 188
  • Emma Della Sperry – 54
  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • LANGE – Los Angeles California Temple; Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Archie Harold Alcorn – 97
  • Rosemead, Los Angeles, California, United States

This Day In Our Family History

1655

John, Moses, John, Moses and Mary Blakesley were christened in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

1748

Sarah Sims died Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

1847

Benjamin Harper, age 21, and Elizabeth Phipps Brand, age 24, were married at Saint Mary’s in Haggerton, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom

1889

John Lunt completed his endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1897

Charles Wood died

1899

Ann Diane Wood completed her endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1905

Homer Kendall Lunt was born in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States to John Edgar Lunt and Lydia Jane Kendall

1924

Olive Lunt completed her endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1927

Elizabeth Betsy Spencer completed her endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1945

William Olpin – 300 and Hannah Smart were sealed for time and eternity 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

Daniel Olpin – 303 and Charlotte Jobbing were sealed for time and eternity 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

This Day In Our Family History

1753

Mary Right was born to John Right and Mrs. Mary Right

1813

Abraham Brand and Ann Phipps were married in Nepal, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom

1830

Isaac Phipps Brand was born in Soham, Cambridgeshire, England to Abraham Brand and Ann Phipps

1848

Charles Benjamin Harper was born in Haggerston, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom to Benjamin Harper and Elizabeth Phipps Brand. He was the 1st of 7 children, and the 1st of 4 sons, born to the couple

1862

Elizabeth Martha Harper died

1895

William Pass Burton and Mary Emily Lunt were married

1903

Ludean Lunt was born

1919

Nell Dora Norton died

1929

Ann Pitt was buried at Vine Bluff Cemetery, which is located at 1200 North 400 East in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States

1931

James Bennett was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1934

Thomas Bennett was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; he also completed his endowments at the same time

1947

Marion Olive Sperry died

Updates

This Day In Our Family History; November 16, 2016

Added Tag: ???? – Indicates living person

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  • Nelson Earl Lunt – 2
  • Lillian Lorraine Smith – 3
  • SLAKE

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; November 16, 2017

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  • Monday
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Charles Henry Sperry – 46
  • Eureka, Juab, Utah, United States

This Day In Our Family History; November 16, 2017

Removed marriage of David Webb and Esther Olpin in 1871

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  • London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
  • Cambridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Philenda Amanda Sperry – 119
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Charles Sperry – 117
  • Emily Louisa Miller – 118
  • LANGE – Los Angeles California Temple; Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Joy Sperry – 275
  • Aaron George Sperry – 283
  • Lillian May Sperry – 55
  • MANTI – Manti Utah Temple; Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States
  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Nelson Earl Lunt – 2
  • Lillian Lorraine Smith – 3
  • Elko, Elko, Nevada, United States
  • Jason Earl Lunt – 4

This Day In Our Family History; November 17, 2017

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  • Elizabeth Ann Lunt – 42
  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
  • Alfred Lunt – 40
  • Priscilla Pitt – 41

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; November 18, 2017

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  • Wednesday
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Caroline Webb – 47
  • Henry Melvin Sperry – 52

This Day In Our Family History; November 18, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Joy Sperry – 275
  • LANGE – Los Angeles California Temple; Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Hugh Francis Rowley – 87
  • Richfield, Sevier, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; November 19, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Thursday
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Charles Henry Sperry – 46
  • Emily Esther Sperry – 50
  • Emily Louisa Miller – 118

This Day In Our Family History; November 19, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Daniel Morgan Miller – 289
  • Murray, Orleans, New York, United States
  • Josiah H. Miller – 285
  • Amanda Morgan – 286
  • Aaron George Sperry – 283
  • Ann Pitt – 112
  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States

This Day In Our Family History; November 20, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Litchfield, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

This Day In Our Family History; November 21, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Nepal, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Soham, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Charles Benjamin Harper – 67
  • Haggerston, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
  • Benjamin Harper – 153
  • Elizabeth Phipps Brand – 154
  • Elizabeth Martha Harper – 158
  • Ann Pitt – 112
  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
  • Marion Olive Sperry – 124

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; November 22, 2017

*Two entries for this day, not sure which is accurate and which should be another day

Added Categories:

  • Sunday
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Emily Esther Sperry – 50
  • Emily Louisa Miller – 118
  • Emma Elizabeth Webb – 133
  • Mary Emily Sperry – 121
  • Lucy Jane Webb – 136

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; November 22, 2017

*Two entries for this day, not sure which is accurate and which should be another day

Added Categories:

  • Sunday
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Emily Louisa Miller – 118
  • Emily Esther Sperry – 50

This Day In Our Family History; November 22, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Clarissa Lorretta Sperry – 123
  • MANTI – Manti Utah Temple; Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States
  • Retta Sperry – 53
  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

This Day In Our Family History; November 23, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Phebe Wright – 267
  • Ellen Wright – 269
  • Anna Rosenquist Nelson – 60
  • Grace Harriet Rowley – 10
  • North Salt Lake, Davis, Utah, United States

This Day In Our Family History; November 24, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Cambridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Joy Sperry – 275
  • Mary Lamont – 276
  • EHOUSE – Endowment House; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Charles Sperry – 117
  • David William Rowley – 30
  • Hugh Thompson Rowley – 85
  • Grace Davis – 86
  • Melva Alcorn – 98
  • Penrose, Box Elder, Utah, United States
  • Clark Alcorn – 91
  • Harriet Ann Weaver – 92
  • Marvin Ballard Alcorn – 95

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; November 25, 2017

Added Categories:

  • 1896
  • Wednesday
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Emily Esther Sperry – 50
  • Emily Louisa Miller – 118

This Day In Our Family History; November 25, 2017

Fixed parents’ names for Paul Evan Grace; was listed as James Bishop and Elizabeth Thompkins but should be Elizabeth Ann Lunt and Charles Howard Grace

Added Categories:

  • Emma Elizabeth Webb – 133
  • Emily Louisa Miller – 118
  • Daniel Morgan Miller – 289
  • Harriet Miller – 290
  • Josiah H. Miller – 285
  • Amanda Morgan – 286
  • SGEOR – Saint George Utah Temple; Saint George, Washington, Utah, United States
  • Elizabeth Lamont Sperry – 279
  • Elizabeth Ann Lunt – 42
  • New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
  • Royal James Rowley – 205
  • Myrtle Weaver – 234
  • PROVO – Provo Utah Temple; Provo, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Phebe Wright – 267

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; November 26, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Thursday
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16

This Day In Our Family History; November 26, 2017

Added Categories:

  • New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
  • Cambridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Evaline Miller – 287
  • Josiah H. Miller – 285
  • Amanda Morgan – 286
  • SGEOR – Saint George Utah Temple; Saint George, Washington, Utah, United States
  • Ellen Wright – 269
  • Alfred Lunt – 40
  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
  • MANTI – Manti Utah Temple; Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States
  • Kristi Lynn Lunt – 5
  • BOUNT – Bountiful Utah Temple; Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States

This Day In Our Family History; November 27, 2016

Deleted Italics: *May be edited for correct info if needed. Notifications will be posted if corrections are made

Added Categories:

  • This Day In Our Family History
  • Donald Eugene Smith – 9
  • BMP – Bountiful Memorial Park; Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States
  • Grace Harriet Rowley – 10

This Day In Our Family History; November 27, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Charles Edward Bolton – 83
  • Olive Dove Doke – 84
  • Visalia, Tulare, California, United States
  • Donald Eugene Smith – 9
  • BMP – Bountiful Memorial Park; Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States
  • OAKLA – Oakland California Temple; Oakland, Alameda, California, United States
  • Grace Harriet Rowley – 10

This Day In Our Family History; November 28, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Frampton On Severn, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Littleport, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom

This Day In Our Family History; November 29, 2016

Deleted Italics: *May be edited for correct info if needed. Notifications will be posted if corrections are made

Added Categories:

  • Alfred Oscar Lunt – 15
  • Earl Sperry Lunt – 7
  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Sealed to Parents

This Day In Our Family History; November 29, 2017

Deleted Category:

  • Married On This Day

Added Categories:

  • New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
  • Mary Lamont – 276
  • Alfred Lunt – 40
  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
  • Earl Sperry Lunt – 7
  • Lillian Lunt – 18
  • Charles Gilbert Lunt – 19
  • Della Lunt – 21
  • George Arthur Lunt – 22
  • Melba Lunt – 23
  • Robert Sperry Lunt – 24
  • Alfred Oscar Lunt – 15
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Evaline Miller – 287
  • VBC – Vine Bluff Cemetery; Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States

This Day In Our Family History; November 30, 2017

Added Categories:

  • David William Rowley – 30
  • Orem, Utah, Utah, United States

This Day In Our Family History

1801

Mary Orpin was buried

1835

Henry Olpin and Sarah White were married in Coaley, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

1852

Clarissa Amanda Miller completed her endowment ordinance for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1890

Elizabeth Thompkins died

1902

Benjamin Harper was buried at Pleasant Grove Cemetery which is located at 500 North Main in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States

1929

Alice, Julie and Juditha Lunt completed their endowment ordinances for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1952

Melinda Sperry completed her endowment ordinance for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1961

Moses Sperry and Sarah McCleod were sealed for time and eternity 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. Their children: Arabella, James, Charles, George, Aaron, Betsey, Moses, Minerva, Melinda, Anna, Sarah Ann and Calvin Sperry were sealed to them at the same time