Sunday, July 3, 2011



(The following was written by Bessie LaVerne Kirkham Fillerup, half-sister of Annie Amelia.)
Annie Amelia, daughter of George and Mary Russon Kirkham, was born 2 Oct 1884, in Lehi, Utah, and died 29 Aug 1949 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She married Clyde Samuel Fox, 29 Sep 1909 in the Salt Lake Temple, son of Isaac Fox and Elizabeth Zimmerman. He was born 22 Dec 1886 in Lehi, Utah.

Annie spent her childhood days in Lehi and was a dutiful and loving sister and daughter. Along with her sisters Eliza and Rachel, she attended to household duties uncomplaining and happy to be with them. She received her education in the schools of Lehi and was a leader in her interests in art and music. She was baptized on her eighth birthday by her father as he did all his children.

With her husband and family, in 1917, after living in Utah for several years, moved to Idaho Falls, Idaho, where she was active in Primary work and served as President of the Relief Society and as member of the Relief Society Stake Board.

Several years later, the family returned to Utah and lived in Salt Lake City, Utah. Annie was active in Sunday School work and was a member of the Singing Mothers. She had been a member of the choirs of the Eighteenth and Twenty-seventh Wards.

Annie’s great interest and hobby was her painting. She filled her home and the homes of her loved ones with beautiful paintings.

Children of Clyde Samuel and Annie Amelia Kirkham Fox

Orval Clyde Fox

Esten Levan Fox

Leo Wilson Fox

Rhea Fox Duncan

I lived in the 18th Ward in salt Lake City from 1967 to 1973.   While I lived there, we were told much about this historical building.  When I lived there, President Joseph Fielding Smith and his wife, Jesse Evans Smith,  were part of our ward.  Eventually, the chapel for this ward was moved and the remaining parts of the building were demolished and a new church was built.  You can now see the chapel where it was moved to on Capitol Hill in Salt Lake.  The chapel was T shaped with a loft in the back.  The stained glass windows were beautiful and worth preserving.

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