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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_p023
Description Perry is mentioned now and then in the historical accounts of Draper. In the 1862 precinct election Perry and Absalom Smith were elected " fence-viewers ". He and his wife Ann started the second Sunday School in Utah in the Draper Ward. He was the second Counselor to Bishop Isaac Stewart when Absalom Smith had to resign as First Counselor and go to Hanksville, Utah for " extended absence" due to polygamous living( 1884-1886 ) Ruth Smith Morris in her history of Perry Fitzgerald states that Perry was ordained a High Priest in Feb. 1869 by Isaac Stewart. It would seem that this is the correct account of his ordination to a High Priest rather than the previous account of 1856. Perry was obviously anxious about endowments and baptisms of his deceased friends and relatives. It is through the numerous temple records that so many names and family relationships are found. He personally kept no record of himself or family. Ruth Smith Morris writes, " He did not think it worthwhile, I guess, to write down in a journal that he had worked hard all day trying to drive the grasshoppers out of the crops; or about digging the canal along the east bench of the mountains so that the farmers in Draper could get sufficient water for their fields; or about the many children who died in Draper during the measles epidemic of 1865 or the diptheria epidemic of 1878." In 1880 Perry received another patriarchal blessing, this time in Draper. He appears to be in ill health and concerned about his salvation and his remaining days on earth. The blessing must have been a comfort to him during the last years of his life, a source of strength. From the extensive research and study of records Perry emerges as a humble, righteous man, a follower, rather than a leader. But he has a posterity that is rather proud that he was one of the original 1847 Pioneers. Perry Fitzgerald died in Draper 4 Oct. 1889* he was 74 years of age. He died after a lingering illness of three and a half years. During the last eighteen months of his life he was confined to his bed, with Bright»s disease of the kidneys. At the time of his death he had fifty grandchildren ( fourty-two of whom were living) and eight greatgrand children, all members of the church. He was the father of twenty children, twelve sons and eight daughters. It was said of him , that he showed conspicuous courage in the fight with the Indians at Battle Creek. During the Walker War he was active in every measure which was undertaken for the welfare of the people. His neat and orderly habits, his manly and dignified manner made him a pillar of strength in the community where he lived. He believed in and practiced economy, buying only what he could pay for. He was a farmer, sheep and cattle raiser, he loved fine horses and always drove a good team. He was a modest unassuming man. He had the moral courage to oppose wrong and de -fend the right. In the early Draper Ward records a clerk wrote byL Perry's name," A worthy man gone to rest." HIS THREE FAMILIES Death Date Name Birth Date Perry and Mary Ann Cosat John 25 Mar. 1840 Daniel 16 Feb. 1843 Alvah 28 May 1845 Manasseh 11 Feb. 1849 Perry 22 Jan. 1851 16 Feb. 1892 1844 1847 2 Dec, 1928 13 Feb 1865 Perry and Ann Wilson Mary Ann 16 Sept. Alfreds Ann 1 Oct. Perry and Agnes Wadsworth Julia Ann 24 Mar. Lorena Elizabeth 10 Aug. James Walter 19 Jun. Benjamin Franklin 2 Pamela Agnes Mary Jane Aurelius Fedora Margaret Isaac May Richard Riley Effie Isabella Melvln Fayette Royal Truth 1852 1854 Feb. 30 Nov. 29 Sept. 29 Oct. 23 Jun. 20 May 14 Mar. 28 Aug. 25 Apr. 28 Oct. 1854 1855 18 «5? 1859 I860 1862 1864 1867 1869 1871 1873 1876 1879 21 Oct. 6 Nov. 17 Aug. 22 Mar. 9 Jan. 19 Oct. 18 Oct. 13 Dec. 20 May 14 May 21 Apr. 1933 1914 1936 1931 1943 1926 1937 1953 1940 1946 1947 Married______ Sarah Ann Williams Melissa Ann Smith James V. Allen J.D. McAllister James Z. Stewart John E. Dalley Leah Jane Day Saphrona Rawlins Dick Hancock Wetzel Joshua B. Stewart Mary Ellen Brown Joseph S. Mousley Annie Pearson Minnie Butters Joy Wells Dunyon Prepared by Edson S. Packer and we owe a debt of graditude to Ruth Smith Morris and Alta Fitzgerald A. Aylett for their outstanding research and contributions.
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Setname uum_jwfc
Date Created 2005-09-12
Date Modified 2005-09-12
ID 204333
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6k0727d/204333