Sunday, December 11, 2016

Simeon Shaw: Author 1827

Simeon Shaw wrote and had published a historical book in 1829.  It is quite a feet that he could get a book published.  I have been reading the book, "History of the Staffordshire Potteries."  It is very comprehensive, not as just a history of pottery in Staffordshire but of many pottery techniques in general.  The book is now available on the internet, and worthy of a review so as to understand the man.  Simeon Aykroyd Shaw is my great-great grandfather.  My grandmother is Melissa Shaw Wardle.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Charles James Wright: obituary

Charles James Wright is farthest to right.  He looks like my brother Charles' kids when they were young
My grandfather passed away shortly after I was born.  He passed away 13 May, 1958.  The obituary said due to a heart ailment, but I have always understood the cause of his death to be pneumonia.  He worked for the sugar company starting in Lehi, which was close to the family home.  He eventually moved with the company to Idaho falls, shortly after remarrying.  He had six  children with his first wife, and four more with my grandmother.  There were also four children from my grandmother's first marriage.  Her maiden name was Brandley.  Springall was the name of her first husband who had passed away.
He was the fifth of ten children born to his parents.  His father remarried after the death of his wife, and had six additional children.
I have seen copies of this picture, but the original is much clearer

Charles J. Wright Idaho Falls--Charles James Wright, 72, retired employee of the Utah-Idaho Sugar Co where he had worked for 45 years, died Tuesday morning at a local hospital after a heart ailment.  Born Oct. 27, 1885, Pleasant Grove, to Hyrum and Ann Harper Wright.  Married Alice Bromley in Provo; later separated.  Married Mina Geneve Springhall May 31, 1927, Salt Lake City.  Marriage solemnized in 1946, Idaho falls Temple, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Survivors: Widow: children, Mars William Law, Salt Lake City; Mrs. Peter Peterson, Green River; Ralph B. Wright, Twin Falls; Mrs Paige Teighert, Chicago, Ill.; Mrs. James Wardle, Othello, Wash.; Mar. Max Hill, New Plymouth, Idaho, and Mrs. Marvin Anderson, Idaho Falls; foster brothers and sisters, Mrs Floyd Troxler, Salt Lake City; Robert, Vallejo, Calif.: William, Idaho Falls, and Mrs. J.D. Robinson, Hayward, Calif.; stepmother, Mrs. Mary Wright, Pleasant Grove; brothers Reuben, Gooding; John, Pleasant Grove; Leon, Twin Falls; half brothers and sisters, Harold, Salt Lake City; Don, Farmington; Mrs Lucille Walker and Mrs. Emily Tyler, Pleasant Grove.  
Funeral Friday 2 p.m. Lincoln Ward Chapel, Bishop Ervin Wirkus officiating.  Friends may call at family home from 10 a.m. Friday until service; prior to that at Wood Funeral Home.  Burial in Ammon Cemetery.