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About annlaemmlenlewis

I am member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and I am currently serving as a Missionary in the Washington Yakima Mission. Welcome to my personal blog, Ann's Words, and my Mission blog, Our Yakima Mission. If you are interested in family history stories and histories, you can find those posted in Ann's Stories. Thanks for looking in!

LeRoy Barker b. 18 January 1872, Ogden, son of William Barker and Mary Ann Pain Holt

LeRoy Barker son of William Barker and Mary Ann Pain Holt is the brother of my Great-grandmother, Harriet Matilda Barker Smuin. This history was compiled by Lynette Chugg Herlan, his great-granddaughter. LeRoy Barker was born on January 18, 1872 in Ogden, … Continue reading

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Mary Ann Holt Barker b. 11 January 1840, Johnston City, Illinois

Today is the birthday of my 2nd Great-grandmother, Mary Ann Pain/Payne Holt.  She was born 11 January 1840 in Johnston City, Williamson, Illinois.   Here are some memories of her from her granddaughter, Florence Elizabeth Smith (1899-1990): I remember Grandma … Continue reading

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Rufus Orrin Barker b. 11 Jan 1882, d. 5 March 1941, husband of Ella Isadora Bushman

Rufus Orrin Barker Bushman Family History by Newbern I. Butt, p. 22: Major occupation, farmer and poultryman. One year of college work at Snow College. Was watermaster at Fairview for 15 years. Active in Church choir, Sunday School teacher and … Continue reading

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Sarah Ann Bushman Rhodes b. 9 Jan 1833, “Good Samaritan” of pioneer communities

Bushman Family History by Newbern I. Butt, p. 54 Sarah was nine years old when the family made the first long trek from Lancaster County Penn. to Nauvoo, and was thirteen when they left Nauvoo for Western Iowa. Therefore she … Continue reading

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Lenore June Barker Farley b. 16 June 1867, d. 9 January 1943, Ogden, Utah

Lenore is a sister to my Great-grandmother, Harriet Matilda Barker Smuin. The Ogden Standard-Examiner; 11, 1943 Obituary for LENORA B. FARLEY Mrs. Lenora Barker Farley, 69, widow of Simeon Farley, died Saturday evening in Los Angeles, where she had resided … Continue reading

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Ruby Grace Smuin b. 6 January 1898, Salt Lake City

My mother, Grace Helen Smuin, wrote this about her mother, Ruby, my Great-grandmother: My mother, Ruby Grace Lundquist Smuin, was born in Salt Lake City January 6, 1898. She was a gentle, loving and caring lady. All loved her. I … Continue reading

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Amelia Sophia Turley Carter b. 4 January 1857, daughter of Frederick Turley

Frederick Turley was a brother to my Great-Great Grandmother, Charlotte Turley. In a letter from Dr. Joseph Soll Turley, we learn this about Frederick’ daughter, Amelia Sophia:  “His son Frederick had three daughters: Amelia, who was tall and stately and … Continue reading

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