Monthly Archives: April 2016

Sidney Lehi Hardman – Part 2, Kind and Generous

“Kind and Generous. One of the best men I have been blessed to know” (Terrie Petersen, grand-daughter in law) Typical for men in the depression years, Sid worked at whatever he could to keep bread on the table and a … Continue reading

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Sidney Lehi Hardman – Tougher than Stitches

In about 1918, teen-age Sid had an appendix attack while throwing hay to the animals. They drained so much pus, the doctor said, “Sid, they couldn’t kill you with an axe.” Later he had a double hernia, and kept on … Continue reading

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Lehi Nephi Hardman – A Skillet and a brown-eyed Lass

“It was a cold, frosty morning; a barefooted boy, with a skillet in his hands, knocked at the Coons’ door. Grandmother Coon opened their door to stare at the thin, sparsely clad lad. Father stated his errand and she drew … Continue reading

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Annie Lillie Clark – Braids, Curls and Streets of Gold

  At age 7, my great-grandmother Lillie and her dear 10 year old sister Clara were close, living a happy life together with their hardworking, loving parents and family. “Mother always took pride in our hair,” she wrote. They wore … Continue reading

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George Ault (1871 – 1878) – The Drowning of Little Georgie

While John and Rachel Tirrell Ault were living in Deseret, Millard Co., Utah their son, little Georgie, wanted to go to Cedar Fort with his uncle, Reuben Coles.  His mother said, “I need you, I can’t spare you.  Ride a … Continue reading

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Ardella Elizabeth Anderson – The Greatest Scare of my Life

On April 8, 1921, the day after her 18th birthday, Ardella Anderson retired to her room where she boarded and worked, near the Malad, Idaho train depot. The caretakers, the Pecks, had gone out for the evening, the children were … Continue reading

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Steve Rockwood, FamilySearch CEO – Feeling Purpose and Resilience

Each of you think of an ancestor or someone that means something to you. Think of a story about them. Tell it to the person next to you. What did you feel when telling a story. Children are more resilient … Continue reading

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