Sunday, December 28, 2014

My Dad's visits with Uncle Leo Wardle and Aunt Joy Jean Williams Wardle

Aunt Joy Wardle, wife of Uncle Leo and myself, taken at The Playland in San Francisco sometime in 1945, Jim Wardle

This excerpt is taken from my father's WWII history.  I took it from the letters he wrote while serving in the Navy.  He was stationed at Treasure Island, San Francisco for radio school.
Uncle Leo and Aunt Joy: Uncle Leo was Grandpa's brother, six years his junior and the fourth child.  (Grandpa is James Wilford Wardle Sr.  Their parents are William Haston Wardle And Anne Sorenson.)  His wife was Joy.  Joy was Leo's second wife.  His first marriage ended in separation.  Dad must have found his aunt and uncle quickly after arriving in San Francisco.  "I'm goig to spend Saturday afternoon and evening with them again this weekend." (letter 181)
Dad mentioned his missing the potatoes that were sent to Mrs. Llewelyn (in Clarksville, Arkansas where he was stationed before.)  "Never mind the potatoes....  On second thought, why not send them right to Uncle Leo?  I was thinking it would be too much bother to take them over there but you could sent it right to them."  (letter 181)
He called them next week and they were looking for Junior, Dad's cousin to visit (Ulysses Grant Daniels Jr. Aunt Delilah's son.)  "I called Aunt Joy up yesterday.  They were rather looking for Junior.  I don't know if he came or not."  (letter 183)  Later he commented about Junior.  "Junior was through here last week.  He called Aunt Joy and told her he was coming over, and then never showed up.  That guy seems rather undependable to me.  I've been down to meet him at the station twice and he's never shown up or even given an explanation."  (letter 193)
Dad loved the theater and Aunt Joy took Dad to see "Othello."  "She is going to buy a ticket to 'Othello' for me.  It is going to be lovely.  The wonderful singing of Paul Robeson and the immortal play of Shakespeare."  (letter 183)  "I saw Othello last night.  Oh, Ive never seen anything as wonderful.  I only wished I'd read the play before so I oculd have understood it a little better.  It was simply grand.  I had a fairly good seat too.  It was a little to one side but otherwise okay.  They only cost $3.60.  (letter 184)
Dad spent a day with AUnt Joy in San Francisco.  "I didn't tell you about spending last weeken with Aunt Joy, did I?  Well we went out to Play land.  That's a permanent carnival, all lkinds of rides, concesions and so forth.  There was a couple of their friends with us.  Junior was supposed to be with us but he didn't show up." (letter 184)
Dad spent another weekend with them, and Junior was supposed to have been there as well but wasn't.  (letter 185)  Dad went there every two or three weeks.  (letter 186)Dad used their car at times, and asked his parents for gas coupons (gas was rationed during the war.)  "Joy and Leo are fine.  I saw them Saturday.  [I] got the car that night.  If you could send a gas ticket I'd appreciate it.  Leo didn't say so but dropped a little hint he'd like some gas whenever I use it.  It's only fair because I burn it all.  (letter 190)  Dad received some gas coupons form home but still needed more.  "Say that gas stamp came exactly at the right time."  (letter 191)  "It's almost desperately necessary that I get some gas coupons if you have any extras."  (letter 195)
Around the time of Dad's birthday, he toured with Uncle Leo and Aunt Joy.  They traveled towards Santa Rosa.  "{[I went} up the country with Aunt Joy and Uncle Leo Sunday.  We went to a place called Sebastopol.  They have some friends living there who have a small apple orchard.  All in all I enjoyed the weekend."  (letter 198)
Towards the end of Dad's stay at Treasure Island he said this about Aunt Joy and Uncle Leo.  "Aunt Joy wanted me to ask you if you had any extra red points and if you did she could really use them.  If you have, send them to me and I can give them to her.  They have been so good to me." (letter 200)
Dad's mother and sister, Lula, came to visit him in San Francisco in June and July of 1945.  They stayed with Uncle Leo and Aunt Joy. 

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Find a Grave, William Ashton
This is a link to the Find a Grave for William Ashton.  The article says it is not known how long William served in the military.  This is not true.  William fulfilled his five year obligation, serving from 1856-1861.  He discharged from the barracks at Benicia, California.  It is known that he returned to England.  What is not known is how quickly he returned.  If anyone has some insights that would be appreciated.  His unit returned to the Easter United States to serve in the Civil War. 

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Geneology Training

Northland Stake Family History Library sponsored a family history training yesterday.  It was well attended.  There was a training at the center in Tracy as well. 
I learned the benefit of having  I was wary of the new program as it only entered 5 generations of my information, and I didn't want to have to enter everything in my hand.  But I went to the end of my family tree, and picked a name.  I then looked up the name in search on  I found a document related to my great x 5 grandparents Abraham Brand and Margeret Francis and their children. 
It is so nice these resources are there.
What is new on family search.
Descendency View.  I am not sure if I like it, but this is a pictorial pedigree.  The traditional view is also still there.  A new feature is the ability to attach documents to an individual.  As you go through the people in your tree, when you get to the person page, there is a feature where family search may suggest several documents as being related to you ancestor.  You can review, and attach the ones you feel are actually referring to your ancestor.  This is like hint and
This are pretty cool.

Grandpa Scoresby: 80th Birthday Party

Grandpa and Trent, Cammie's husband
Grandpa David Scoresby is Sheri's birth father.  He lives in Iona, Idaho.  He is the son of Alvin Scoresby.  This was a surprise party.
Charity and Camberly
Grandpa's siblings, Juneve, Lynn, Gaye, Ann and Grandpa (Uncle Jim has passed away)
Grandpa's chilren, Cammi, Grandpa, Sheri (my wife) Kirk, Mike and Garth
Grandpa's chldren and spouses
Grandpa with Mike and Sheri

Surprise birthday party for Grandpa David Scoresby held in Logan while everyone was already there for the Cody Beyster wedding the day before. 

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Mary Kinston Wardle Obituary

This obituary was contributed to Family Search by Patti Call.
At West Jordan, Salt Lake County, Utah, January 2d 1875, Sr. Mary Wardle, aged 69 years ad 6 months.
Deceased was born in Leicestershire, England June June 18, 1806, joined the Church in June 1843, was baptized into the Reorganized Church, September 7th, 1863 by Elder W.P. Smith.  Sr. Wardle was an affectionate mother, a faithful wife, and a friend to humanity; her faith in the work was as firm as a rock.  She was kind and liberal, and doubtless her rest is glorious; a peaceful sleep in Jesus, awaiting the resurrection of the just.  The remains of Sr. Wardle were conveyed to the shool-house near of place of interment.  Funeral services by Elder Jason W. Briggs.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

My Brother: Charles James Wardle

This is a pictorial essay of pictures I have of my younger brother who was born 1/28/1961.

First birthday

Charlie and Marvin, Sara's wedding

Carlie and Marvin, Ammon

Dianna and Charlie

Charles, Dad in background

Charlie, Marvin and Wufford

Home from his mission to Japan
With the Buff girls, Krista, Kathy and Geneve

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Some of Buff's Letters to Mom

Grams,   Sorry this didn't get there on time.  I just want you to know you are always in my thoughts and prayers.
No one in my life has done as much for me as you have.  You have always been there.
I wish I was there to say all this in person.  But I love You with all my heart And I hope you have a wonderful Birthday.
Love Always, Buff

Clyde Eugene Buff Jr. "Buffy" passed away earlier this year.  He had his periods of problems and was away from the family for extended periods of time as a result.  These are a couple letters he sent to my mother over the years. 

Mom: Volunteer Guide: Logan Tabernacle

Mom's Badge
Mom didn't serve very long at the tabernacle, but she did serve.  This letter gives an idea of the work they did as a group in 2006.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Dad, Jim Wardle, Merrill LIbrary Utah State University 1970s

These are my father and his coworkers.  My father is standing in rear above 2nd from right and below on left.   Chloe Olsen is in light blue.  I recognize other faces but not names.  One of my father's coworkers was Lorraine Nash.  I don't recognize her in the picture.  Lorraine's son had leukemia which would claim his life.  On year he went deer hunting with us.  He was close to Charlie's age. 

These pictures are part of an author's fair.  I do not recognize the author.

From the author's fair.  Please let me know if you recognize anyone

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Tid Bit about Grandpa Thomas Evan Jeremy's Tree
I found this not in my mother's things about the tree.  I previously shared the above link which mentioned this tree in the newspaper.
 At 6th W. and So Temple on the old Saltair Railroad, stands the famous Jeremy Cottonwood.  It was planted by Thomas Jeremy in 1852.  It grew and seemed to have served its purpose, and finally was neglected.  Sara Jeremy Anderson of S.L. County board had spoken of the tree in tender amusing terms telling of the girls and boys who came there to play, and each of the tramps who came there to get warm.  Although it was greatly damaged by repeated fires, the old Jeremy Tree reaches 115 feet into the sky, and spreads its great branches almost that far across.  The tree warden of S.L. took it in his care,  doctored and pruned it, an it is now being protected as an historic tree. 
Heart Throbs vol. 2.

Uncle William Earl (Bill) Springall Funeral

Bill Springall is my mother's brother on her mother's side.  Grandma's first husband passed away and she remarried Charles James Wright, my mother's father.  Bill's father was William Arthur Springall.

Bill and Josephine Kelly

The funeral party, Aunt Charlene and my mother in front middle

Bill's children, Eric, Virginia, Janet, Rebecca, Earl

Max and Charlene Hill

 Charlene left and Ileen right

Ileen Wardle and Charlene Hill