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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
Format image/jpeg
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_p028
Description various religious offices in the Church. Among these wereJ Justice of the peace, superintendent of the Sunday School, ward clerk to Bishop Isaac Stewart and William C. Allen. He filled these offices ¦with honor and devotion. His life was dedicated to deeds of kindness and charity, which won him the respect and love of both young and old. John was a man who was very fond of his family, which numbered eleven children, two boys and nine girls. Sarah Ann and John's daughter Margaret Rosa died as a young girl being sixteen years old when she passed' away. In the winter the family would gather around the table and sing such songs ass Oh My Darling Nellie Gray, When You And I Were Young Maggie*, He taught the older children the multiplication tables by singing them, and used all but the fives for verses and the fives we used for the chorus. For the evening refreshments we parched corn and made molasses candy. John owned many bee hives from which he extracted many pounds of honey, some of which he sold to the neighbors and some he sent to Salt Lake City. He was rated as one of the successful farmers and' stock growers of Draper. He was called on a six month's mission to Illinois, He went to see his mother's relatives but they wfere very predjudice against the Mormons because of the early death of his mother Mary Ann Cdsat Fitzgerald, as they supposed the terrible hardships and polygamy had killed her. From exposure to the weather he suffered from inflamatory rheumatism for many years, the attacks coming more frequent as he grew older. "When he was fifty-two he became bedfast and died at six o'clock Feb. 16, 1892. Leaving Sarah Ann with six children still at home. His life was not long but he left:-a greater posterity . JOHN FITZGERALD AND SARAH AM WILLIAMS John Fitzgeralf born Vemillion, Illinois Mar. 25, 181*0 Died Draper, Utah Feb. 16,1892 Sarah Ann Williams born Flintshire, North Market, North Tfales Mar. 17, 18U0. Died Feb. 2J4, 1916. Draper, Utah Childrens Mary Ann Sarah Jane Martha Ann " Cordelia Elizabeth " Margaret Rosa " John Perry " Annetta " Lovina a William » Laurena Eva " Almira Chloe n tfhiilil born tt 11 n July 31, 1859 Mill Creek Nov. 29, 1861 Draper July 11, 1861; " Nov. 6, 1866 May . 16, 1869 Sept. 1, 1871 Dec. 7, 1873 Apr. 2k, 1876 May 16, 1878 Sept.22, 1880 Dec. 15, 188U i^iiiMiiniieniutriniiwiap'i^ninv-'itiii'MHEi^iHn'inarii'ciiitniniiiiHnnEitmmitflaniimtiHPiiiBnMt n it John Fitzgerald's Last Home Prepared by Ed son S. Packa-a greatgrandson, Feb.1980 Taken mainly from Sarah Jane • s story of her f atheis
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Setname uum_jwfc
Date Created 2005-09-12
Date Modified 2005-09-12
ID 204338
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6k0727d/204338