History: Shedrick James Lunt

Shedrick James Lunt
Written by Great-Great-Niece, Kellie Jeanette Lunt

Alfred Lunt (40) – Father
Alfred Oscar Lunt (15) – Brother
Beth H. McCune Lunt (232) – Daughter
Clinton Edward Lunt (228) – Son
Elizabeth Ann Lunt (42) – Sister
Florence Lunt (233) – Daughter
Frederick Earl Lunt (227) – Son
George William Lunt (44) – Brother
Henry McCune Lunt (234) – Son
John Edgar Lunt (45) – Brother
Kellie Jeanette Lunt (1) – Great-Great-Niece
Mable McCune Lunt (231) – Daughter
Priscilla Pitt (41) – Mother
Sarah Florence McCune (226) – Wife
Shedrick James Lunt (43) – Self
Shedrick McCune Lunt (229) – Son
Son Lunt (230) – Son

Shedrick James Lunt was born in the covenant on 26 October 1869 in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States to Alfred Lunt, age 24, and Priscilla Pitt, age 23. He was the 2nd of 5 children, and the 1st of 4 sons, born to the couple. His older sister, Elizabeth Ann, was 2 years old at the time of his birth and was born on 17 November 1866, also in Nephi, Utah.

On 23 July 1872, when Shedrick James was 2, his brother, George William, was born in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States.

Alfred Oscar, Shedrick James’ brother, was born on 4 December 1874, when he was 5, in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States. 

Shedrick James was baptized and confirmed a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on 1 January 1877, when he was 7 years old. Since baptisms and confirmations cannot be completed until 8 years old, he was baptized proxy 30 April 1980 in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Days Saints’ Salt Lake Utah Temple, which is located at 50 North West Temple in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

When Shedrick was 10, his youngest sibling, John Edgar, was born on 3 May 1880 in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States.

Shedrick James, age 28, married Sarah Florence McCune, age 24, in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States. 

On 26 June 1899, when Shedrick James was 29, his first child, Frederick Earl, was born in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States.

Clinton Edward, Shedrick James’ second son, was born 8 August 1900, when he was 30, in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States.

Shedrick James’ third son, Shedrick McCune, was born 2 November 1901 in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States, when he was 32 years old.

Shedrick James, age 32, completed his initiatory and endowment ordinances and then was sealed for time and eternity to his wife, age 27, 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.

In 1905, when Shedrick James was 36, he had a son that was born and died on the same day, possibly a stillborn. I have not been able to find a name for this son.

Mable McCune, Shedrick James’ first daughter, was born, when he was 37, on 17 August 1907 in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States

In 1909, when Shedrick James was 40, his daughter, Beth H. McCune, was born in Canada.

On 31 October 1912, when Shedrick James was 43, his daughter, Florence, was born in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States. She sadly only lived until 20 September 1914. 

Henry McCune, Shedrick James’ youngest child, was born 10 January 1916 in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States. He sadly died the same day.

Shedrick James’ father died at the age of 77 on 26 November 1922 in Nephi, Juab, Utah, when he was 53, United States and his mother died at the age of 83 in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States, when he was 60.

Elizabeth Ann died at the age of 74 on 4 June 1941 in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States, when Shedrick James was 71 years old. 

On 27 August 1951, Alfred Oscar died at the age of 76 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States when Shedrick James was 81.

John Edgar died at the age of 71 on 24 February 1952 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States when Shedrick James was 82.

On 29 August 1954, when Shedrick James was 84, his brother, George William, died at the age of 82 in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States.

Shedrick James died at the age of 92 on 12 March 1962 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. He was buried, plot A-6-2-21, at Nephi City Cemetery, which is located at 1240 North 400 East in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States. His Find a Grave ID is: 371160597.