Monthly Archives: December 2016

Remembering Joseph

Today is the birth day of Joseph Smith, prophet of the Restoration. He was born in humble circumstances 0n 23 December 1805 in Sharon, Vermont. At a young age he prayed and asked God for clarity and direction. His prayers … Continue reading

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Ralph Dewey Smuin b. 21 Dec 1888, d. 26 Jan 1978

         AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF RALPH DEWEY SMUIN I was born December 21, 1888 in Ogden, Utah, Weber County, the tenth child of a family of fourteen…fifteen in all for one boy was adopted when a child, due to … Continue reading

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Jacob Isaac Bushman Obituary, d. 18 Dec 1939 in Fairview, Utah

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Jacob and Charlotte Turley Bushman

In 1978 The Theodore Turley Family Book was published by the Theodore Turley Family Organization.  Many family members helped to gather histories and photographs of family members which are included here in this volume.  Nancy Romans Turley edited and compiled … Continue reading

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An Interesting Slice of Hanford California Stake History

Today in the mail I received this document from a researching friend, David Turley, in Utah.  I was Thrilled!  Last week he sent me the following message: David:  Hey! Are you related to an Arthur Rudolph Laemmlen? Ann:  He’s my … Continue reading

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A 1895 Look at Mormon Settlements in Mexico. Isaac Turley visits.

IN THE SOUTHERN REPUBLIC Edward Stevenson Among Mormon Settlements in Mexico Colonia, Pacheco., Mexico, Dec. 14th, 1895 To the Editor: On Tuesday, the 10th of December, Elder F. M. Lyman, of the council of Apostles, President Anthony Ivins of the … Continue reading

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Remembering Roberta Lewis (12 Dec 1945 – 14 Nov 2009)

Today is Berd’s Birthday.  She is one of John’s older sisters, born on this day in 1945 in Los Angeles.  Berd lived next door to us in the Farm House the last several years of her life as she battled … Continue reading

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