History of Willis Sherman Gibbons - Written By His Own Hand (1944)

History of Willis Sherman Gibbons - Written By His Own Hand (1944)
Born in Norway, Iowa 11 February 1870.  My father's name was Austin Gibbons who was born in 1828 in Ireland (exact place unknown at this writing, October 25, 1943).  Father was a farmer, quite prosperous. Mother's name was Hannah Keeley born in 1838, in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Nine children were born...
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History of Sarah Robinson Rushton

(written by her daughter, Pamela Rushton Buttle)   The subject of this sketch, Sarah Robinson Rushton, was born in West Bromich, near Birmingham, England in August 1836. She was the daughter of Mary Wood and John Robinson. John Robinson was a member of the Church of England, while her mother, Mary...
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History of Sarah Robinson Rushton

(written by her daughter, Pamela Rushton Buttle)   The subject of this sketch, Sarah Robinson Rushton, was born in West Bromich, near Birmingham, England in August 1836. She was the daughter of Mary Wood and John Robinson. John Robinson was a member of the Church of England, while her mother, Mary...
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Grandpa Charlie: Part II

Grandpa Charlie: Part II
(Click here to first read Part I) Grandpa Charlie   After resting for six months to recover from starvation in the prisoner-of-war camp in Elmira, NY, and the 400-mile walk home from there, 22-year-old Charlie reenlisted with the Confederacy for the last months of the war. In 1937, 73 years later, Charlie 95...
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Grandpa Charlie: Part I

Grandpa Charlie: Part I
  Charlie E. McCray My husband, Dave, has Confederate roots.  Since we've been married I've heard his grandfather, Brooks, tell (and repeat) many stories about the McCray family and  what Brooks describes as "a lineage that's pretty hard to beat!" Of all the ancestors in all the stories he's told (and...
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A Heritage of Honesty, Work, Faith and Love - The History of Mary Loretta Evans Youd

(Written by her granddaughter, Deon Youd) How does a red-head fit into a family with two brunettes, a reddish-brown, and a blonde? I have often wondered where my red hair comes from. The answer I seem to get from this question is Grandma. My grandmother, Mary Loretta Evans Youd, gave me...
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History of John Pickles Youd and Sorene Jensene Sorensen Youd

History of John Pickles Youd and Sorene Jensene Sorensen Youd
(Written by Nellie Haskell and Stella Dunn in 1976) John Pickles Youd, son of Thomas Youd and Elizabeth Pickles, was born January 18, 1860. His parents joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in England and emigrated to America. They were eight weeks on the water. They sailed March...
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Life Sketch of Joseph Spencer Burk

Life Sketch of Joseph Spencer Burk
Written by Joseph Spencer Burk (Picture of Clara & Joseph Burk 1958) To all who may care to read this little sketch, I wish to say that my desire in writing this is that I might mention some faith-promoting incidents in my life which strengthened my faith and which I hope...
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How "Candy Man" got his name

How "Candy Man" got his name
  I was walking through Cabelas the other day and passed these wintergreen mints. It immediately triggered a memory of my Grampa Grant, who had a stash of these always on hand in a little dish by his lounge chair. We even referred to him as Candy Man! Grampa was always...
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Hand-Me-Downs

Hand-Me-Downs
  On the road… again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Hand-Me-Downs   Once in a while, we hear a remark that is intended as an insult about how another person is dressed.  Wild polka-dot pants or flaming Hawaiian shirts are worn as fashion statements...
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Martha Barnes Dyett

Martha Barnes Dyett                      Martha Barnes was born 29 Dec. 1841 at Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, the daughter of Mark Barnes and Ann Armstrong.  Her father was English and her Mother Irish.  She had four brothers and sister, Joseph, Mark, and two baby sisters named Mary Ann who died in infancy.  She...
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The Old Salem Town Hall

The Old Salem Town Hall
Written by Marva Twitchell Davis The building has the year 1901 on it and was built as the Town Hall.  It is made of light brick and red sandstone.  The red sandstone was hauled from Spanish Fork Canyon.  The outside walls are made of one brick and two adobe.  The divided...
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Eunice "Naomi" Gransbury Wayment

  Eunice Naomi Gransbury Wayment     BIRTH FAMILY:   Eunice "Naomi" (pronounced Naoma) was born on 28 March 1904 at Albion, Cassia, Idaho to Charles Wesley Gransbury and Jennie Louise Parrot.  She was the only daughter in a family with five brothers:  Orval Howard born 20 Nov 1901; Walter Charles...
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Grandparents

Grandparents
Alice recalls her grandparents. As she was reading her speech one of the other members of the Story Circle suddenly realised that she and Alice were second cousins - something neither of them knew!
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Samuel Jonathan Wayment

Samuel Jonathan Wayment
SAMUEL JONATHAN WAYMENT   1846-1912   Samuel Jonathan Wayment was born May 28, 1846 in Cambridgeshire Parish of Whaddon, England.  Samuel was the third of eight children. His parents were William Wayment , who was born in Whaddon, Cambridgeshire, England on May 4, 1820 and Martha Brown Wayment, born in Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire,...
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History of Silas LeRoy Richards

History of Silas LeRoy Richards
(Taken from the History of Hannah Rhead Richards)   Silas LeRoy Richards was born the 25th of October 1882 in Union, Salt Lake County, Utah. His parents were Silas Newton Richards and Mary Norman Goulder. He was born in a small log cabin which stood way back from the road in...
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Mary Ann Gibson Caffall born 21 June 1821 England

Mary Ann Gibson was born 21 June 1821 in Rickmanworth, Hertford, England.  She is my Great, Great Grandmother.
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Eleanor (Ellenore, Ellen) Caffall Brown

Eleanor (Ellenore, Ellen) Caffall Brown
Eleanor Caffall was born 25 April 1850 in Watford, Hertford, England to Richard John Caffall and Mary Ann Gibson Caffall.  She was my Great Grandmother.  I don't have any information on Eleanor before age 22.    In September 1872 she came to the United States with her Mother, Mary Ann and...
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1980 life update Verna Maurine Brown Malm

The following information was written in early 1980 by my mother, Verna Maurine Brown Malm. This account of my mother's life has some details not included in the account written April 20, 1956. I was born 3 December 1902 the 2nd child in a family of 7 children in a little...
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Autobiography of Hermannus Thiessens

For as far as I can collect my thoughts, I can remember that I went to kindergarten.  In the winter when the snow was deep, my father took me to school in a sled; one of the old-fashioned kind.  A little stove was put in the sled to keep my feet...
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