Monday, May 30, 2011


UPDATE on  POSTERITY of ancestors on this blog.

Please send me the following information to add to the blog.

Name, spouse, children, grandchildren, marriage dates, birthdates,

Relationship to ancestor

Place of Residence, Occupation, Interests

Any information you would like to share


It will be fun to find out what has happened to the posterity of any ancestor on this blog.

Sunday, May 22, 2011


This is a picture of Mary Evelyn Wilmarth Wrigley, wife of Robinson (Bob) Wrigley.  Bob was the last child of Edward and Sarah Wrigley.  Evelyn is 94, and going strong.  With her is her daughter, Bobbi Mae Johnson and in back is Phyllis Huntsman, granddaughter of Robinson's oldest sister, Sarah (Sadie) through Doris Kirkham Johnson.


This tapestry is explained in another place on the blog.  If interested, check the index or labels.  When my mother died recently, I received a small inheritance.  With it, I had the tapestry reframed in a beautiful frame, museum quality framing.  I am so thrilled to have this done.  The hardest part was to see the back of the tapestry and realize how faded it is.  The curtains are bright greens, and the King's robe is deep purples. 

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Written by: Bessy LaVerne Kirkham Fillerup, daughter of George and Sarah Russon Kirkham March 21, 1971.  Bessie wrote a short sketch of each of George Kirkham's children which I will include over time.

Ruby, seventh daughter of George and Mary Russon Kirkham was born August 19, 1897, Lehi, Utah. Ruby was baptized by her father August 19, 1905 at Saratoga Springs. Her childhood and youth was spent entirely in Lehi, attending elementary schools, high school and enjoying her attendance at Church. She had a beautiful singing voice and along with her many friends was a member of the Ward and Stake Choirs. Ruby played trombone in the Lehi High School Ladies Band. Ruby was loved by all, a very pleasant disposition, sociable, happy and helpful to all her friends, brothers and sisters.

After her High School days, Ruby was employed at the People’s Co-op., Lehi, Utah, and for many years was a successful saleslady there. She then moved to Salt Lake City and was employed at Montgomery Ward’s large store where she was made head Saleslady.

At this time, 1921, she married Blaine Moody Pack, November 14, 1921 and lived in Salt Lake City. Her children, son Blaine Willard was born 22 April 1922 in Lehi, Utah and daughter Genele was born July 7, 1924 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

She resided in Salt Lake City until her death which occurred October 31, 1960.
Children of Blaine Moody and Ruby Leona Kirkham Pack

Blaine Willard

Genele Kirkham

Wednesday, May 11, 2011



By Carolyn J. Christensen for Sarah Kirkham

I can hardly wait to get there,

To Grandma’s house, you know.

There’s so many fascinating things,

I can hardly wait to go,.

I’ll walk past shelves of shakers,

The birdcage hanging high,

Past the dish of candy

(With just a little sigh.)

Back to her storage closet

Where I’ll undo the lock-

And finally find my favorite thing,

My grandma’s button box.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


JOSEPH WRIGLEY (1840-1911)
The following information about the family of Joseph Wrigley was found in the book “Castle Valley, A History of Emery County” compiled by Mrs. Stella McElprang and produced by the Emery County Company of The Daughters of the Utah Pioneers.

For more about Joseph Wrigley, and his pix, see blog index.

Page 106

Edward Wrigley (son of Joseph) and his family settled in Kingsville in 1897. Kingsville was later known as Clawson. (Edward soon took his family back to the Salt Lake Valley to a permanent home.)

Page 153

In the Autumn of this year 1878, other settlers came (to Ferron). Among them were William Taylor, Sr., William Taylor, Jr., Joseph Wrigley, J,. S. Thornton, Mads Larsen, Mike Molen and Hyrum Cook.

Some of those had seen advertisements in the Deseret News of certain kinds of laborers needed in Castle Valley.

In the fall of 1878, the men folk took up plots of ground and finished ditches and built comfortable dugouts. The women returned to Sanpete to avoid the terrors of winter in this wild country. With them went Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Larsen, and Mr. and Mrs. Peter F. Peterson. Only one woman remained, Ann Singleton Wrigley. Her husband went back for his other wife.

But Ann was made of sterner stuff. Alone she faced winter, the solitude and terrors of a wild, untamed country with only a dug-out for protection. She took care of her small brood, the oldest child, Clara, was only five. Here is an untold story of bravery, daring and determination that is rare in any history. Ann was cast in a heroic mold. It was just such characters as hers who kept up the morale of the pioneers.

When the spring of 1879 came, there was an influx of new settlers. The wives came back and Mr. Wrigley, too.

Page 156

Fresh fruit was especially scarce. There was none, except red berries, native to the valley.

Joseph Wrigley brought ground cherry plants for a quick fruit crop.

Page 158

Joseph Wrigley built a large log house where Ferron Merc. store now stands.

Monday, May 2, 2011


An explanation concerning the sketch that was included in the entry "Letter from Kirkham Smith" has been added on that post under the sketch.  It tells about the mother and baby in the sketch.