Saturday, January 13, 2018

More of the Story

Read Monuments and Markers - Shadrach Roundy linked here.


Shadrach Roundy 
Painting  by Jordan Reasor Anjewierden, for 2017 First Annual Kirtland Art Gathering, works about residents of Kirtland in the 1830's, shown in Kittland, Ohio LDS Visitors Center.


I was Jim's colleague at Nebraska when I learned of his extra credit opportunity. I moved on to the Univ. of Minnesota, and one day an advertising class student asked about extra credit. Without thinking, I offered identification of Shadrach Roundy.

A week later, they were perplexed. "Are you SURE Shadrach Roundy is related to advertising?" My response, "No.This a challenge to your effort and imagination."

A week later, no success and more grumbling. So I offered a clue, unlike Jim. Minneapolis is hundreds of miles from Fremont, not just 50. My clue: his name is on a monument in Fremont, NE.

On the due date, 4 students submitted correct response. Three, working independently, had taken the path I expected. Not finding a phone listing for a Freemont Historical Society, they found that Fremont is in Dodge County. They did find a listing for a Dodge County Historical Society, and each called to inquire. The perplexed person who answered took pity and identified Mr. Roundy.

The 4th student haunted the library, and one of the librarians made this her quest too. For 3 weeks, nothing. But a 2 days before the deadline, she told him she had a clue. Some historical account of an election identified "the Mormon, Shadrach Roundy" as a candidate's supporter . . but nothing further.

The student went to the [local Mormon Family History Libray] and asked to use their library. They agreed, but saw that he was not successful and asked who he was looking for. None were familiar with Shadrach Roundy. But one said there was a member, Paul Roundy, in St. Paul.

Once the student convinced him he was legit, the 3-times great-grandson of Shadrach Roundy provided the needed information. He knew a lot about his ancestor, but not about the monument in Freemont.

That night, I called Jim and told him the story. He volunteered to take some photos of the monument and send them for the student to take to Paul Roundy.

Dial forward 6 years, about 1985. I am back in the advertising business in Dallas. At some point I shared my Shadrach Roundy story with my employees. Dial forward again. One day the company librarian tells me she's getting calls from students and the U of Texas at Dallas, asking about Shadrach Roundy. One of my guys was teaching a course there. Someone had asked about extra credit.

Dial forward again, to 2010 . . eating a sandwich at my desk in Raleigh, and Shadrach came into my mind. In 15-seconds, I had everything about Shadrach Roundy on my computer monitor. Thanks Google. So, no more extra credit opportunities. 

But everyone in my family can tell you about this old Mormon. It is almost like he is a member of our family too. 

Comment by David left at Monuments and Markers - Shadrach Roundy 



Thursday, December 28, 2017

Sarah WORLEY JONES Obituary



Corrections to type history: survived by the following children Cyrus [W.]
 Corrections to type history: Funeral Services of Mrs. [Sarah] W. Jones

Emigrating with her [younger sister Catherine Worley the year before their parents.]


Monday, December 25, 2017

Family Christmas Eve Nativity

The year is not always recorded but the tradition plays on.
Family Christmas Eve Nativity
Dress the Parts, Read from the Scriptures, and Carol.
1982

1984
Heather
 1990
Elders Jacobs and Rudd
1992
1993
1994
1996
Bill and Joan Ziska

2000
2003
Caroling


 2006


2010 Elder Lemon



2012
Caroling
2014
2015
2016
2017

Friday, November 24, 2017

Saturday, June 1950, Samuel Smith Centennial Reunion 1850-1950

Samuel Smith, Mary Ann Line (married 1837 mother of nine children), Sarah Jane Ingramham (married 1852 mother of nine children), Frances Ann Ingram (married 1856 mother of thirteen children) , Jennett Maria Smith (married 1857 mother of eight children ), Caroline Smith (married 1857 mother of twelve children). 

Saturday, June 1950, Samuel Smith Centennial Reunion 1850-1950

Samuel Smith, born May 22, 1818, Sherington, England, son of Daniel and Sarah Wooding Smith.  Moved from Sherington to London 1838.  Baptized into L.D.S. Church by Lorenzo Snow, Dec. 26 1841.  Sailed from Liverpool with his parents and family for America Jan. 15, 1843.  Arrived in Nauvoo in April and was ordained a Seventy the same year.  Came to Utah Sept. 5, 1850, Aaron Johnson Company.  Was called to Brigham City 1855, chosen counselor to Apostle Lorenzo Snow,  President of Box Elder Stake, and served in that position for 22 years.  Appointed Postmaster of Brigham City in 1855 and served for 17 years.  Elected Probate Judge of Box Elder County in 1859, and served the people for 15 years.  Mayor of Brigham City, two terms 1870 to 1881.  President of the High Priests Quorum and later was ordained a stake patriarch, which later position he held at his death Oct. 3, 1895.  Buried in Brigham City, Utah.  He married five women, was the father of 52 children, 51 of record.  Five surviving members original family: Susanna Evans 86 [1864-1953, daughter of Sarah Jane Ingram], Vilate Harris 77 [1873-1958, daughter of Caroline Smith], Beatrice Larsen 75 [1874-1956, daughter of France Ann Ingram], Charles Eli Smith 71 [1879-1952, son of Jennett Maria Smith], and Everett Smith 70 [1879-1959 son of France Ann Ingram] . 

Centennial Reunion History posted at familysearch.org by R. N. Armstrong 

Ancestry: JR, Lark, Camilla SMITH, George Ensign SMITH, Isaac SMITH, Samuel SMITH and Sarah Jane INGRAM. 




Monuments and Markers Pueblo Colorado


Members of the Mormon Battalion and 
wintered 1846-1847 at Pueblo 

Photo shared by D. F. Larkin at familysearch.org 

A DETACHMENT OF THE UNITED STATED SOLDIERS OF
THE MORMON BATTALION

IN THE MEXICAN WAR SPENT
 THE WINTER OF 1846-47 NEAR THIS SITE. 
WITH THEIR FAMILIES  AND MORMON
 IMMIGRANTS FROM MISSISSIPPI
 THEY FORMED A SETTLEMENT OF 275 PERSONS.
 THEY ERECTED A CHURCH AND ROWS OF
 DWELLINGS OF COTTONWOOD LOGS.
 HERE WERE BORN THE FIRST
 WHITE CHILDREN IN COLORADO. 

Erected...1946
6 GIBSON / (Sparks)

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Posterity 2015

2015 Seven Grandchildren

Monday, September 25, 2017

2017 Nine Grandchildren

Two Granddaughters and Seven Grandsons