Monthly Archives: March 2016

Abraham and Elizabeth Coon – Ever Faithful

#In about 1841, with their new Mormon faith and seven children under the age of eleven, my 3rd great grandparents, Abraham and Elizabeth Coon experienced the heavy persecutions that drove the Latter-day Saints from Missouri. More children came in Nauvoo … Continue reading

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John Griffin – Frontiersman

In 1876, on a trip to Florence Nebraska to bring goods back to Salt Lake City, my great-great-grandfather John Griffin and east-bound company attempted to get west-bound pioneers, goods, and oxen across the Green River in Wyoming. Due to storm … Continue reading

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Frank Darrell Wiltbank – Frank’s Navy Days

This inspiring 2 minute World War II Navy video story can be found at the following link. Click to see how this honorable man blessed his country, and inspired his posterity. The author included the tag #AncestorClips in their posting. … Continue reading

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Andrew Fredrick Losee – Teacher and Farmer

In the early 1920s, having served as a wireless telegraph operator and sergeant at the end of World War 1, high school valedictorian Andrew Fredrick Losee, set his course for college degrees that would some day land him as a … Continue reading

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Harvey Ralph Hansen – Perseverance

In the 1940s, during the boom-town years in Los Angeles, Harvey Ralph Hansen became a highly successful grocery businessman, first with Safeway, then on his own, feeding the ever-growing population of World War II factory workers flooding in from the … Continue reading

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Ella Mae Walker – The Little Things

During World War 1, and the Influenza Epidemic of 1918, sixteen-year-old Ella Mae Walker lay sick in bed for a week. “People died like ants,” she said. Everyone wore masks. “No one seemed to be exempt from the terrible disease.” … Continue reading

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Charlotte Hannah Dearden – Hard Work, Love, and Smile

In 1924, eleven months after returning to Utah from difficult homesteading in Canada, my great-grandmother Charlotte Hannah Dearden Hardman was widowed with eight children when her hard working husband died of a broken ulcer. They had previously lost and buried … Continue reading

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