WRIGLEY, EDWARD CHARLES AND SARAH ANN ROBINSON
Edward Charles Wrigley
Ed & Sarah Ann Wrigley at Salt Air
Sarah Ann Robinson Wrigley
Lott and Sarah Adelaide Wrigley Kirkham family and ancestors originating in Lehi, Utah - later moving to Shelley, Idaho.
The Steel home in American Fork, as I remember it, was an adobe with a long walk from the gate to the house with an ash tree on each side of the gate. One of the trees had seed pods but the other tree never did have any. There was a herb garden on one side of the path with lavender, heliotrope, verbena, sage, parsley and thyme. Grandma Steel put sprays of lavender and heliotrope in the drawers with her clothes. There was a large tea vine on the back porch, a cellar full of wine and cider and a grape arbor and wine press in back of the cellar.
When I was eight years old, we moved to Lehi in the cottage back of the Union Hotel, which Grandma Stoddart (Edward's birth mother) ran. From here, we moved into a one room house in the Locust Grove. Willie was born in the Locust Grove. Soon after that, father bought a lot and built a house. Then when we moved into the new house, Nona, Menta, and Velma were born.
Lott believed in the Church and defended it. He never criticized the prophets who led the members. While living in Utah, he was in the Sunday School Superintendency, and for many years he served as a Ward Teacher (Home Teacher). He was an ardent believer in the principle of tithing and he and Sarah paid a full tithing on everything they earned all their life. They made certain their family had a way to get to church meetings and supported them in all their church activities.
In 1948, Bishop Walter Christensen visited Lott and Sarah in their home one evening and asked how they would feel if the Lord were to call their son Donald into the mission field for two years. He had just returned home from the service and was the last child at home. Lott teared up and said he had looked forward to the return of his last son but if that is what the Lord wanted he would be proud to let him go. Donald was called and served as a missionary in the British Mission.