Sunday, May 28, 2017

Birth Record for Mary Ann Ashton



Among other things this record reports Mary's parents, Sarah Ann Ashton (Barlow) and William Ashton.  It gives her father's career as a spinner.  Her mother signs with an X.  The date of birth is July 1851.  It was registered on the ninth so birth is before the ninth.  I can't make out a day.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

My Dad's Three SIblings Who Passed Away In Their Infancy

 My father's family lost three children before my father was born.  Audrey and Lula where his older siblings.  Then came Little Willie, Myrtle Mary, and Wanda Helen.  Grandma tells their story:
On Nov. 15, 1919 our first boy was born.  He had red hair.  We named him William Hashton after Grandfather Wardle.  We called him Willie.  He was a very sweet boy.  We almost lost him when he was born as he had a hemorrhage.  He bled from eyes, nose, mouth and bowels.  The doctor gave him several blood transfusions.  He took two blood from me.  That checked it.  He lost so much blood that he was so cold, almost like death.  They wrapped him in blankets and put him in the oven to try and keep him warm.  The doctor gave him a sedative to keep him quiet when he wasn’t 24 hours old.  He lived to be two years and four months.  He was sick most of his life.  When he passed away his hair was white.  We had moved to Pocatello and were living there when Willie passed away.  Just before he died we had another little daughter born on Dec. 10, 1921.  She looked like the other girls with long dark hair.  We named her Myrtle Mary.  She was just a little doll, but the Lord saw fit to take her.  We were only permitted to keep her three months.  We had four children.  All of them, Wilford, and I were all sick at the same time with the flu.  There was a bad flu epidemic.  Wilford and three of the children had flu and pneumonia.  Two children were taken.  Willie died March 1 and Myrtle March 4, 1922.  That was terrible.  We were all too sick to leave the house so we had a little service for both of them at home.  It took a long time to get over the loss of my children.
    On March 29, 1923 we had another little girl born.  We named her Wanda Helen.  She also had dark hair and blue eyes.  She was a beautiful child.  She lived to be eleven months old.  We enjoyed her very much.  She and the other girls got whooping cough.  Wanda got pneumonia with it.  She passed away Feb. 10, 1924.  It was a very sad blow to all of us.

Little Willie who was born with red hair; but it went white due to health issues.
I do not have pictures of the two girl; only of William Hashton Wardle.  My father, James Wilford Jr.  was born, 1925 and Phyllis and Verna followed him.  

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Audrey Wardle Chase

Grandma and grandpa's family, Grandma Meliss,a Shaw Wardle, Lula, Audrey, Grandpa WIlford Wardle, Verna, my father James Wilford, and Phyllis
My Dad's four sisters. Lula, Audrey, Verna and Phyllis
These are Aunt Audrey's pictures from Family Search.  Some I placed there, but just recently my brother Charlie placed many pictures from old negatives he developed.  Audrey was the oldest child of James Wilford Wardle Sr. and Melissa Ann Shaw Wardle.  She married Ellis Bennion Chase.  She had five children grow to maturity, Kenneth, Anne, Dale, Carolyn and Roger.  And two more who died in infancy, Audrey and Gary.  Her husband passed away shortly after Roger was born from a heart condition.  She was a school teacher and worked for many years teaching English in Pocatello.  She passed away in 1998.




In these pictures I am not sure who she is with; perhaps Ellis' family




Lula and Audrey


Camping, with one of her sons

I am pretty sure this is with her oldest daughter Anne
Road trip to Othello, Audrey and Kenneth, my mother is in car, Connie and Sara, Carolyn and perhaps Anne standi

Last picture with her husband Ellis Chase

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Grandma by Lydia Hartle Kilpack

This poem appeared in the Legacy Newsletter for Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Spring 2007.  

Could I leave home and Mother
And sail to a distant shore?
Could I, after losing loved ones, 
Say I was more blessed than before?

Could I give up all I had worked for
To help others on their way?
Do I appreciate the comforts 
That are mine to enjoy today?

Grandma, you could do these things
And do them gladly too
Because your faith in God was strong
And to that faith were true.

If I'm worthy then to meet you
I'll be glad to take your hand
And give my heart-felt love to you
Within that better land.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Mary Ashton Wardle Obituary

Found this gem on family Search where it had been contributed by Iva Beckstead.  this lists place of death as West Jordan and age as 20.  She is buried in South Jordan Cemetery which is more likely location of death.  Also they have inflated her age slightly.  Mary's is the last obituary in this picture.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Joey, My Nephew: Keeping the Family Tradition


This is my nephew Joey with his niece, daughter of Linsay, Addison.  Picture shared with me by Geneve.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Cousins, The Andersons

Here is a two family picture of the kids.  Rose Marie is my mother's sister.  This is her family along with ours.  This picture was taken in Hyrum in 1964.

Nola, Sara, Connie, Charlie, Marvin, Billy, Tammy and Weldon in front.