History: Caroline Webb

Pearl was in the hospital, having had been operated on for appendicitis, this was the reason for their making the trip. One day Wallace and Father went out on the foothills to hunt rabbits. Father had walked quite a distance that day and he became dizzy. He sat on a rock to rest. The dizziness passed off and they started to hunt again. Father killed two more rabbits; cut off their ears to get the bounty paid for by the state, when he felt the dizziness coming on again. Wallace said, “Put your arm around my neck” and Wallace put his arms around Father. Father sank down to the ground and passed away without another word. (A lovely was to go but a great shock to the family). Mother and Ruth lived in the old home for a few years, then Mother sold the home and has since lived among her children.

On September thirtieth, 1940, Mother went to the L.D. S. Hospital for an operation to remove a growth from her neck. She was on the operating table for one hour and fifteen minutes with only local anesthetics. The growth proved to be cancer, which was deeper-seated than the doctor had thought – the kind which wraps itself around the arteries and strangle them. It had almost reached the stage of doing that very thing. After cutting out the cancer, the doctor burned the cut ends in the hope of stopping further growth. Time will prove that. She remained in the hospital six days then returned home feeling fine. She was home just six days when she came down with pneumonia. She was taken back to the hospital again on October the twelfth 1970 where she remained for five weeks. She was in a very critical condition and was placed under an oxygen tent for many days; the cost of same was $47.50. She reacted to it favorably and began to revive which was a surprise to all of her attendants. The first time I went to see her, something whispered in my ear, “Mother will get well”. The next time I went there the same thing happened again and at this time we wouldn’t have been surprised to hear of her passing, she was so critically ill. The doctors and nurses marveled at her recovery. They all treated her grand. One nurse said she had brought a beautiful spirit into the hospital. Another nurse said she was an inspiration to her and should be to everybody.

To be continued…

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How Are You Related To Me?

Paternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandfather: Jonas Jonasson – 570
Jonas 570 – Niels 311 – Nels 147 – Elsa 59 – Nels Rosenquist 25 – Edna Viola 8 – Nelson Earl 2 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Paternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandmother: Maria Jonsdotter – 571
Maria 571 – Niels 311 – Nels 147 – Elsa 59 – Nels Rosenquist 25 – Edna Viola 8 – Nelson Earl 2 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Paternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandfather: Niels Nelson – 311
Niels 311 – Nels 147 – Elsa 59 – Nels Rosenquist 25 – Edna Viola 8 – Nelson Earl 2 – Kellie Jeanette 1

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-: Child
=: Spouse

This Day In Our Family History

1832

Harrison Sperry, Sr. was born in Mecca, Trumbull, Ohio, United States to Joy Sperry and Mary Lamont. He was the 9th of 9 children, and 5th son, born to the couple

1894

Seymour John Weaver was born in Perry, Box Elder, Utah, United States to James Albert Weaver and Dora Sophia Johnson. He was the 9th of 15 children, and 4th son, born to the couple

1902

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

1903

Abel Bishop was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1920

Hosmer Lyle Grace completed his initiatory and endowment ordinances for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in The Church’s Salt Lake Utah Temple, which is located at 50 North West Temple in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

1933

James Sperry completed his endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1987

Edward Boyd Burton died in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

1988

Joe Ben Smith died at the age of 81 in Bakersfield, Kern, California, United States after open heart surgery

History: Caroline Webb

Dancing was one of the main amusements for the young people. Father played the violin for the dances starting at the age of twelve; he continued to play for dances as long as he lived. The dances were held in homes at first. Mother remembers the first dance Father took her to – they were very young. He wanted her to sit on his lap while he played the violin and she did (bold maiden). She said she wore a red apron. When the dance had ended, they walked home together reaching Father’s home first; he said “goodnight” and went in, leaving Mother to go home alone. They both thought it was all right. One of his older sisters was outside and saw it all. How she did tease him, but it also taught him a lesson.

They kept company for many years and were married in the Endowment House, November 13, 1871 by Daniel H. Wells.

Later in Father’s life, his dance orchestra became known over the whole state. His accent, rhythm and lively music made people dance whether they had intended to or not. Members of his own family played with his orchestra – Lon with the Violin and Art with the Cello. Later, Jeanette and I played the piano. We took turnabout, dancing half time and playing half time. We used to take trips out-of-town, playing every night. We played Provo, Lehi, American Fork, Santaquin, Mona, Eureka, Mammoth, Silver City, Goshen, Juab, Beaver, Frisco, Milford, Ephraim, Manti, Moroni, Gunnison, Scipio, etc. After Jeanette and I were married, Ruth took it up, playing the piano.

When the railroad came into Salt Lake City, Mother came up from Nephi to see it. It was such a marvel and a wonder she could hardly believe her eyes. Such a huge, puffing monster, running on rails, propelled by steam!

Father and Mother came into Salt Lake to attend the dedication of the Salt Lake Temple. It took forty years to build it.

Father and Mother had eleven children[1] including one pair of twin girls. One of the girls died when only eight months old. That was the only child they lost. Their oldest son, Lon, died when he was forty years old. It meant a great deal of hard work for both of them to feed and clothe such a group and with insufficient means the task was much harder. Father died at a fairly young age. He was sixty-four when he died.

He and mother took a trip to Salina to visit with their daughter, Pearl, who married Wallace Vickers. Wallace was teaching school in Salina. They stopped off in Manti to visit with Harry Sperry and his wife, Aunt Sarah. Mother and Father had a lovely visit with Uncle Harry and Aunt Sarah and promised them that they would visit them on their return from Salina. Father made them (Uncle Harry and Aunt Sarah) a promise they could come down to Salina and visit them there and that they could also have a visit with Burns Miller.

To be continued…

[1] Their children were: Charles Alonzo, David Arthur, Emily Esther, twins: Jeanette and Jeanevery, Henry Melvin, Retta, Emma Della, Lillian May, Eva Pearl and Ruth Sperry. Jeanevery was the twin that died.

How Are You Related To Me?

Paternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandfather: Nils Jönsson – 568
Nils 568 – Mrs. Ola 308 – Nils (Neils) 141 – Jens Rosenquist 58 – Nels Rosenquist 25 – Edna Viola 8 – Nelson Earl 2 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Paternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandmother: Elna Nilsdotter – 569
Elna 569 – Mrs. Ola 308 – Nils (Neils) 141 – Jens Rosenquist 58 – Nels Rosenquist 25 – Edna Viola 8 – Nelson Earl 2 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Paternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandmother: Mrs. Ola Håkanssen – 308
Mrs. Ola 308 – Nils (Neils) 141 – Jens Rosenquist 58 – Nels Rosenquist 25 – Edna Viola 8 – Nelson Earl 2 – Kellie Jeanette 1

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-: Child
=: Spouse

This Day In Our Family History

1796

Twins, Melinda and Minerva Sperry, were born in Bloomfield, Berkshire, New York, United States to Moses Sperry and Sarah McLeod, They were the 9 and 10th of 13 children, and the 3rd and 4th daughters, born to couple

1825

William Weaver was born in Childs Ercall, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom to John Weaver and Elizabeth Ellis

1875

Martha Eleanor Palmer was born in Malad, Oneida, Idaho, United States to Joseph Palmer and Maria Amelia Gardner

1908

Coral Lorraine Bolton was born in Visalia, Tulare, California, United States to Charles Edward Bolton and Olive Dove Doke, both 30 years old. She was their only child

1935

Robert Gordon Lunt was born in Utah, United States to Charles Gilbert Lunt and Agnes Coalter Golightly. He was the 3rd of 4 children, and the only son, born to the couple

1946

Frederick Mills Lunt was born in Kula, Maui, Hawaii, United States to Frederick Earl Lunt and Ina Maye Mills

1954

Frederick Mills Lunt was baptized and confirmed a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1963

John Clifford Grace was born, and died, in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States to Clifford Nix Grace and Joan Pace

1964

Stanley Houston Ipson completed his initiatory and endowment ordinances for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in The Church’s Salt Lake Utah Temple, which is located at 50 North West Temple in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

1967

Moses Ventres and Mrs. Sarah Ventres were sealed for time and eternity in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Mesa Arizona Temple, which is located at 101 South LeSueur in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States. Their children: Elizabeth, Moses and William Ventres were sealed to them at the same time

2007

Arvilla Bracken died in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry

1902 (Sunday) – I took Lillian (Lillian Lunt) to meeting she was very good, my sister Lillian (Lillian May Sperry) kept Alfred (Alfred Oscar Lunt Jr) and later I took him up with me to Grandma Lunt’s (Priscilla Pitt) to get the milk. Monday (24th), Tuesday (25th) Wednesday (26th) it was very stormy so we remained at home.