Monday, September 26, 2016

More Wood Family Slides

1960 Grandpa G. Ensign SMITH with grandson Wes - In front of SMITH home on Whitlock Ave. Salt Lake City.  
1961 left: slice of L, D, nose of C, hats of Camilla and G, Minnie Mouse and W.

1961 Main Street Disney Land 
back: standing Camilla SMITH WOOD, cousin Steven Craig WOOD, seated Wood girls G, L, D, C.

1965 W, Grandma Laura Elizabeth PARKER WOOD, C, D, L, G.

 1967 Kirt DeMar WOOD with sons.

1972 Mom and Grandma Camilla SMITH WOOD with youngest son and two oldest grandchildren.  

Posterity 2016

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

BOOK: Every Person in the Doctrine and Covenants

BOOK: Every Person in the Doctrine and Covenants
page 133
 page 134

 page 135
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Also: Shadrach Roundy and Betsy (Quimby) Roundy  A Family History by Shelley Dawson Davies,  is a good read.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Francis Hawkes Certificate of Citizenship

I had wondered about citizenship regarding my Pioneer Ancestors from England and Wales.  So I was pleased to find this Certificate of Citizenship for Francis HAWKES on


Saturday, August 6, 2016


Black Rock Beach

As a child my family Mom, Dad, kids and we had 5 then Amy, Leona, me (Camilla), Ensign and Myrle - Would take frequent trips to the great Salt Lake - to go swimming.  I remember thinking how great I was because I could sit up right in the water and not sink.  Dad told us not to splash the water in our eyes or drink it because it would hurt.  We were at Black Rock a beach resort and it had a big wooden tub filled with fresh water.  It was big - or I was small.  One time I got under the water and got salt water in my face and throat.  Dad picked me up by the seat of my swimming suit and dunked me up and down in the fresh water in the wooden tub.  Boy what a relief.  To get all that salt water off.  When we would go home we would all hang our salty swim suits on the clothes line and mom would turn the hose on them to wash out the salt.  [If not rinsed our suits would dry stiff as boards.] At that time early 1930's Great Salt Lake was a wonderful each resort with at least three separate beach resorts to go to.  We went to the beach at Black Rock frequently as a family.  (From hand written Journal History of Camilla Smith Wood.)  

During the Taylor era Heber C. Kimball's old ranch house was used as a hotel, and the resort had swings and a merry-go-round, pulled by a horse.

Black Rock was opened by H.J. Faust in 1876, but this resort didn't catch on for long. Black Rock was located a few miles northeast of Lake Point. It went out of business several time. Alonzo Hyde, President John Taylor's son-in-law and his son David John Tayor took over Black Rock in 1880.  The larger and grander Saltair resort opened in 1893 and put Black Rock out of business by 1895.  But Black Rock was resurrected for a time in 1933 and enjoyed frequently by the Smith family. Saltair was described as the "biggest amusement value in the world" during the 1930s. Camilla's mom and dad had honeymooned at Saltair in 1918.  (See: Deseret News, Resorts flourished at Great Salt Lake During 1800's, March 29, 1989.)

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Baby Sisters and Brothers

 Wood sisters 1953
with mother of 
  R. sisters 1988
with mothers of
 C. brothers 2015
W. sisters and brothers 2015
A. dreams of being a brother 2016