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Title Fitzgerald Famly Stories
Personal Names Fitzgerald, John W., 1907-1998
Creator Fitzgerald, John W., 1907-1998
Date Digital 2004-06-24
Type Text; Image
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Format Creation Scanned at 300 dpi on Epson Expression 1640 XL flatbed scanner. Files saved as uncompressed TIFF. Resized to 1000 pixel-width JPEG images with Photoshop CS.
Language eng
Rights Management Digital Images copyright 2004, Univerity of Utah. All rights reserved.
Scanning Technician Charles Nielson
Metadata Cataloger Charles Nielson
ARK ark:/87278/s6k0727d
Setname uum_jwfc
Date Created 2005-09-12
Date Modified 2017-09-11
ID 204348
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6k0727d

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Title uu_fitzgerald2_p034
Description age 42, Mary age 44, Ann 17, Jane 15. Their eldest daughter Elizabeth had already ( December 1856 ) become the young 4th. wife of an older Scottish convert who had traveled in tha same handcart company. Sarah had left to find work in South Willow Creek. She walked about 12 miles along the old pioneer road that led to Willowcreek. Being dead tired she stopped at the pioneer cabin of Perry Fitzgeralds', He took her in and gave her and gave her work. Sarah married Perry Fitzgerald »s son John 17 Feb. 1858. With these exceptions , all of John Williams family remained in Millcreek. Ann and her sister Jane married a young English neighbor of theirs, Henry Rhodes, on the same day, 13t January 1866. Eoth died of choldbirth, Ann in 1871 after five children, and Jane in 1880 after seven children. ( Grandma Smith tells in her autobiographical sketch that she and Heber A. stopped in to see her Willams grand parents in Feb. 1880 while returning from their marriage at the endowment house. Her grandfather John Williams had recently gone to Salt Lake for a coffin in which to bury his daughter ( this must of been Jane) and had his leg broken by a drunken teamster. The Ward history of Millcreek does not mention John or Mary Williams, nor does his name appear as participating in any official capacity. His baptism is recorded as of 15 Feb. 1870. This may or may not have been the first baptism for John, but dees appear to be so since within five months he and Mary receive their endowments ( after being in the Valley about 14 years) and they were sealed in the Endowment House. At the same time John is sealed to his wife 's two deceased sisters Elizabeth and Sarah. John remained monogomous when all about him was polygamy. Why? Mary did some proxy work at the Salt Lake Temple in company with her Parry relatives, but John's name is not there. John's death is recorded in the Newspaper of the week of 23 Jan. 1891. His cause of death was perhaps a stroke, " paralysis " according to the obituary. He died at 75 years of age. The funeral was held in the Millcreek schoolhouse on the 25th. The speakers included two Welsh men, Elias Morris and Joseph Hyrum Parry. His wife Mary lived three longer, then died of an accidental fall in which she broke her thigh, she was 80 years, 5 months and 13 days old. A crisp matter of fact report on her long eventful life. References National Library of Wales at Aberystwyth 1. for Bishop's transcripts, Newmarket 2. 1844-45 Tithe maps 3. Thomas Edwards' 1926 manuscript copy of Newmarket parish registers, Newmarket, Tremeirchlon, CWM parish registers original and on film at Genealogical Society, in Salt Lake. St. Asaph marriage bonds and allegations,Film. St. Catherines • House, General Reg. Office, London for death certificates, and 1841-1851 census of Newmarket. Handcarts to Zion Hafen and Hafen I860 Greater Salt Lake census Journal History of the Church newpaper clippings Millcreek Warcj Records Oh site inspection of Ochr y Gop farm Journal of John Parry Jr. Autobiographical sketch of Sarah Jane Fitzgerald Smith Journal of Prlcilla Merriman Evans Salt Lake City death records Endowment House, Logan and Salt Lake temple records Tax lists of 1833 ( Register of Voters) Flintshire, Wales Minnie Margett's catalogue of British early members Many Thanks to Ruth Smith Morris who did this research.
Format image/jpeg
Setname uum_jwfc
Date Created 2005-09-12
Date Modified 2005-09-12
ID 204344
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6k0727d/204344