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Friday, March 22, 2013

Isaac Wardle from Of Dugouts and Spires

This is most of the history from Of Dugouts and Spires.  I lest our part because it was not accurate.
Isaac J. Wardle was born June 14, 1835, to John and Mary Kinston Wardle. … Isaac began working twelve-hour shifts in the mines of Ravenstone, Leicestershire, England at nine years of age.  He had started working as a runner at the coal mines two years earlier. … Isaac worked and saved his month to emigrate to Utah.  He finally set sail May 25, 1856, from Liverpool with eight hundred and forty others on the S.S. Horizon.  He crossed the plains with the ill-fated Martin Handcart Company.
   He arrived in Utah on November 30, 1856, and went to West Jordan to work for Alexander Beckstead.  In 1859 he and Alexander built the first two homes in South Jordan.  He was called up by the Utah Militia to meet Johnston’s Army at Echo Canyon in 1857 during the Utah War.  He later helped build the first road up Bingham Canyon for gathering wood.
   Twenty-four-year-old Isaac married fifteen-year-ole Martha Ann Egbert on April 18, 1859, and took her to his new homestead in South Jordan.  They were endowed in the Endowment House in Salt Lake City on April 12, 1862.  They were the parents of ten children, Isaac John (md. Alice Robinson), Samuel (died as infant), Crilla M. (md. Zachariah Butterfiel), Araminta (md. Daniel Densley), Joseph S. (md. Abina Ann Beckstead), Hyrum S. (died as infant), Silas D. (md. Emeline Orgill), Junius F. (md Edna Vawdrey), an twins Edgar Ray and Ema May (md. John Willie Palmer).
   Isaac married (2) Mary Ann Ashton in the Endowment House on September 14, 1867.  She too had traveled across the plains in the Martin Handcart Company.  Mary Ann died four hours after given birth to their only child, William Haston Wardle.  She was buried in South Jordan.
   Isaac married (3) Sophia Meyers in the Endowment House on July 26, 1869.  Their children included Charles M., Hannah M., Atheamer M., and Wilford Woodruff Wardle.
   Isaac Wardle studied books at night by the light of the fire and practiced writing on a shovel with a piece of charcoal.  He was eager to gain knowledge and to improve his home and farm.  His farm prospered with two large orchards, two homes, and many outbuildings on his land.  It was located at approximately 10015 South, West of the Beckstead Ditch and east of 1000 West.  His orchards were east of the irrigation ditch.
   Isaac was superintendent of the LDS South Jordan Sunday School for nineteen years.  He served as president of the seventies quorum and went on a nine-month mission to England in 1879.  In 1900 he moved his family to Parker, Idaho.  Martha died in 1916 in Parker, and Sophia died later in Boise.  Isaac died October 30, 1917, at age eight-two.  Martha, Sophia, and Isaac are buried in Parker, Idaho.  pp69-70

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