Monthly Archives: February 2018

Remembering Herman Turley b. 29 February 1867, d. 30 August 1869

This family photo of Isaac and Sarah Greenwood Turley’s family was probably taken around 1880.  George Albert in the center was born in 1878.  Three more children were born to this family, of 11 boys and one daughter, which would … Continue reading

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Mary Ann Holt Barker d. 22 February 1916, Ogden, Utah

Obituary from the “The Ogden Standard/Examiner” 23 Feb 1916: Mrs. Mary Ann Barker died last night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sarah E. Taylor, 84, Washington avenue, of lobar pheumonia. She had been in failing health about a … Continue reading

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Talk given at Henry Barker’s Funeral, 20 Feb 1918

Barker Family History This is a talk given by Frederick E. Barker [b 1861] at the funeral of Henry Barker [b 1840] in the North Ogden Chapel, on Wednesday, February 20, 1918. My brethren and sisters and friends: I have … Continue reading

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Henry Barker d. 18 February 1918 Obituary, North Ogden, Utah

Henry Barker is the brother of my 2nd Great-grandfather, William Barker. Henry Barker, Sr., is laid at rest in North Ogden He died 18 Feb 1918. The funeral of Henry Barker, Sr., was held yesterday in the North Ogden meeting … Continue reading

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The Frederick Barker Orchard, Ogden Utah

From “Our Pioneer Heritage”, by Kate Carter–page 240–Written by Rodephia S. Jones–Moundfort. In the spring of 1850, George & Frederick Barker, Francillo Durfee, David Moore, Amos Andrews & Clinton Bronson secured farms at the Mound Fort Settlement & joined with … Continue reading

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Ephraim Turley b. 11 Feb 1845, d. 6 July 1845

Mary Clift Memorial Transcription: Ephefrim Turley Born 11^th February 1845 Died July 25 ^th 6 1845 ~ In 1845 the Turley family was living in Nauvoo, but Ephraim is listed as a member of the Winter Quarters 15th Ward (1846-1848). … Continue reading

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Wickliff B. Bushman, age 23, dies of Measles, 11 February 1897 in Joseph City, AZ

    Utah Digital Newspapers The Deseret News, 1897-03-06, p. 12 Local and Other Matters St. Joseph, Navajo County, Arizona, Feb 20, 1897–Our village has been visited by the measles for the first time in our history of over twenty … Continue reading

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James Holt’s Mysterious Goldmine by Helen Gardner

I promise that if you persist in developing this mine you and your sons will taste the fires of hell.” Those unsolicited words, uttered at the gathering of a family at supper by total stranger, forever changed the course of … Continue reading

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James Holt’s dream at age 8

Biographical Note/Historical Note James Holt was born on 10 February 1804 in Halifax County, North Carolina, to Jesse and Elizabeth Davis Holt. He married Mary Pain in 1830. She died in 1845 and that same year he married Parthenia Overton. … Continue reading

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Henry Theodore Cook, son of Mary Ann Turley Cook, b. 9 February 1853, San Bernardino, CA

Henry was a grandson of Theodore Turley.  His parents are Mary Ann Turley and John James Cook.  Here is the entry in A History of California by J. M. Guinn, published in 1907 mentioning Henry Theodore Cook: Henry T. Cook … Continue reading

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