Author Archives: Kenneth Richard Hardman

Lars Charles Josephson – Hard Wholesome Pioneer Life

Lars Josephson came by train…to Brigham City. There he worked on the railroad…then drifted northward and took up a 160-acre farm at St. John, Idaho…He got a job in Star and Marsh valleys to pay for a yoke of black … Continue reading

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Annie Lillie Clark Walker – Builder of People and Quilts

“Lillie’s life was not an easy one, but she knew how to find joy in work, in her family, friends, in service to others and many other little things. She loved the beauty around her and worked to keep her … Continue reading

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Francis Ann Coon Hardman – Part 1, Childhood

In 1848, five-year-old Francis Ann Coon and her siblings tried to cross the Garner pasture, but the bull saw them and charged. They ran for safety. Her sister “Permilia…climbed [a] tree and…[her brother] John handed all the younger children up … Continue reading

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Jacob Bischoff and Maria Jensen – Dusty Roads

Dusty Roads – by Brent Greenhalgh (a tribute song to Jacob and Maria) Jesus walked upon the water, they had faith to sail the sea. Jesus walked the dusty roads, they did the same for me. Their legacy of love, … Continue reading

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My Birthright – by Anna Jane Josephson Goodliffe

  I have been reading biographies and autobiographies about my wife’s ancestors, Lars Charles Josephson and Anna Isaacson, and their 12 children. I am very inspired by them. At first, all I could see was how brave they were and … Continue reading

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Ferril Losee – A Brilliant Engineer

On the farm young Ferril was taught by his father “to work hard and be a good person.” In addition to farming, football, dancing and music, Ferril was good “with [his] hands and could do construction and other tasks… The … Continue reading

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Frock of Flowers – Nothing too good for Grandma

“Grandfather always had such lovely flowers. He took great pains with them and spent many hours in caring for them. One summer afternoon, the flowers were a riot of color and bloom. As I ran into grandma’s house, I noticed how beautiful they were. … Continue reading

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