Monthly Archives: September 2016

Grandma Hannah’s Little Secret

This little poem describes an experience had by Hannah Smuin Harvey, as she and her family crossed the plains. It was written for a chapter meeting of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers “when they were hard up for pioneer … Continue reading

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Hannah Smuin Harvey b. 28 September 1834

This story was found on the Harvey Histories blog:  http://harveyhistories.blogspot.com/ Hannah Smuin was born at Radley Berkshire England Sept 28, 1834, a daughter of Thomas and Esther Hannah Pearce Smuin. She married Daniel Harvey May 21, 1854 when she was … Continue reading

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Hannah Smuin Harvey b. 28 September 1834

Hannah Smuin was born in Radley, Berkshire, England, 28 September 1834 to Joseph and Esther Hannah (Pearce) Smuin.  Her brother, John Smuin is my 2nd Great-grandpa. Hannah’s parents were farm hands and after her father, Joseph drowned in the river … Continue reading

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The Miraculous Healing of My Children As recorded by Maria Elisabeth Bushman Smith

Climbing Life’s Mountains: Arizona Pioneer Stories and Faith-Promoting Experiences, collected by Edith Smith Bushman 1941-1972; compiled and published by The A. E. Bushman Family Organization, 1993, pp 80-83. Maria Elisabeth Bushman is the daughter of John and Lois Angeline Smith … Continue reading

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Joseph Smuin/Smewing drowned September 1842 at the Sandford Lock, 9 children left fatherless

Joseph was my 3rd Great-Grandfather.  In 1816 at age 22 he married 19 year-old Esther “Hannah” Pearce at the Parish Church in Radley. Smuins had lived in Radley for at least 300 years prior to that (based on records from a … Continue reading

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James McFarlane b. 22 September 1847

James was the husband of my Great-grandaunt, Martha Ann Smuin. James McFarlane was born 22 Sept. 1847, the son of Peter and Mary Clark McFarlane. The family including 4 brothers, John Clark, Arthur, Archibald and James, who was 14 years … Continue reading

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Arthur Rudolf Laemmlen b. 20 September 1930

I wrote this life sketch about my father in 2005. My grandfather, Rudolf Laemmlen was born and raised in Grossgartach, Germany. His father and their progenitors were wine grape growers. Rudolf was a bright boy, and a good student. Of … Continue reading

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