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Margaret Holden Hardman – Ever Onward

As the smoke of the industrial revolution continuously settled on residents of Manchester England, in 1834, death persistently came to rest on the small home of Margaret and Richard Hardman. Likely with broken heart wondering if she would ever have … Continue reading

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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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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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Rachel Ault Elton – Escaping Shipwreck

“Grandmother, Rachel Ault Elton, was born April 19, 1859, at Stony Stratford, Buckingham, England… She was the third child of a family of thirteen children. Through misfortune of one type or another, Grandma had only two sisters and one brother … Continue reading

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Walter Tennyas Griffin – Plows and Pennies

Shortly after his birth in 1898, WT Griffin, named after his father and the poet Tennyson, moved from Newton, Utah to Indian Valley, Idaho to homestead. Life was hard living off the land, raising grain and livestock. At age five … Continue reading

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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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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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