Friday, November 24, 2017

My Mother and Sister

My mother and my sister Connie at Connie's house.

Logan Fourth Ward Relief Society 1992

This picture is among my mother's keepsakes.  My mother is in the fourth row, second from the left.  It shows the relief society with Bishop Sorenson.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Funeral of Trevor Wardle: 2009

Funerals, although sad, are good for genealogy, because in brings family together.  Here are pictures of my family from Trevor's funeral.  Trevor is my nephew, Weldon's youngest.  Trevor died in a car accident.
Sara and Trevor
Jared, ??, Amber, Mom, Clyde
Mom, Diana, Krista
Weldon, Myself, Sheri, Caleb, Miranda and Charity
Charlie, Diane, Mom, Mark, Krista
Natalie, Weldon, Nicole, Mark, Krista
Anna, ??, Sue and Weldon
Mom tnd trevor
Sue's parents and Trevor
Dustin, Trevor, Rochelle, Amber
Weldon, Sue, Trevor
Jesse, Connie, Mark, Kelly, Nicole, Katharine
Myself, Charity, Sheri, Miranda, Ty, Mark
Weldon, Clyde, Caleb
pallbearers, myself, Clyde, Mark, Dustin
Pallbearers, Charlie, Kelly, and Sue's brothers
Diana and Heather
Weldon and Sue
Anna, Diana, Heather

Charlie, Missy, Jesse, Kelly, Connie, Michael

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Roy (Leroy) Wardle: Obituary

This is the obituary from the Deseret News.  the margin has written by my dad: Deseret News, April 7, 1966 Page B7.  Leroy was my father's uncle, second son of William Haston and Annie Sorensen Wardle.
Roy Wardle
Salmon, Idaho--Funeral was Saturday for LeRoy (Roy) Wardle, 72, Salmon, who died March 28, of natural causes.
Born Jan. 13, 1894, West Jordan, Utah, a son of William H. and Annie Sorensen Wardle, Married Beulah Thompson Oct 2, 1916 Driggs, Idaho.  Carpenter, construction worker.  Member, Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints.  Member Salmon Subordinate Grange, master of Pamona Grange, special state deputy of State Grange, member, Eagles Lodge no. 115.
Survivors: widow; sons, Jesse LeRoy, Boise; Marion Everett, Salt Lake City; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers, sisters, Wilford, Rigby; Leo, Hot Springs, Ark.; Reed, Idaho falls; Norval, Ames, Iowa; Orrin, Fresno, Calif.; Mary Rupp, Vernal, both Pocatello; Delilah Penfold, Driggs.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Passing Our Heritage Along

I came across a book by Patricia Polacco "The Keeping Quilt" which explains how her family kept the traditions of the past alive by making a quilt using many worn items from the past.  The grandmothers would use the quilt to teach her grandchildren about their heritage and past.  I have been wondering, what things do we use to pass on our heritage. 
In my own life I have used stories and pictures.  I have a good collection of pictures which I place in this blog and anyone is able to down load them.  I also research stories, handcart stories, and others.  Most recently I was introduced to a story about my mother's half brother through family search.  I share these stories with family.  However, I don't know of any physical object I might use.  Except for perhaps the painting of Mary Ashton which was painted by Julia Rogers which I hand at my office and at home.  It reminds me where I come from.;postID=6151447034198453088
Wondering if anyone else has some examples of how they pass on their heritage, there "Sho we are" story. 

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Shaw Reunion: 1974?

This is a Shaw Reunion.  However I do not recognize any immediate family so I am looking for help.  I do recognize Agnes Lutz Shaw and James Bradley.  Please help me with more names.  My brother remembers that this was 1974 or 1976 and up Black Smith Fork Canyon by Hyrum, Utah.
three on the inside James Bradley, his wife and Agnes Lutz Shaw
The first is Agnes Lutz Shaw
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I am in this picture farthest from camera on the table turned the other way

Friday, November 10, 2017

Genealogy Letter from Roy and Agnes Shaw

My father contacted the Shaws seeking genealogy information.  He provided a graph for them to complete.  This is Ray and Agnes Shaw, my Dad's aunt and uncle.
Sept 30, 1965
Jerome, Idaho
Dear Jim and family:
It was real good hearing from you.  It has been a long time since we saw you folks, and would love to get down that way to see you.  It's been a long time since we were in Salt Lake and I'm homesick to see my boy and family who lives there.  We had a letter from your mother too telling about her fall, that poor soul surely has gone through a lot of misery and suffering.  I know in part what a lot of pain she is suffering as I have two bad discs in my back and the sciatic nerve is pinched.  I've worn a brace for two and a half years and have been sleeping on a hospital bed all summer and it is so painful sometimes I can hardly stand it.  These poor old bodies do wear out.  Uncle Ray isn't too good.  He can't hardly do anything anymore.  He goes fishing once in a while and makes it to town about every day for exercise.  He sleeps a lot too.  He's sure thin to what he was.  The information you have on the sheet is O.K. except you spelled my name wrong.  It's Agnes and that's my full name.  This is all personal knowledge.  I guess you know that ray and Florence never went to the temple so there was no temple divorce.  ray say he surely is thankful they never went to the temple and to tell you he's mighty glad he's free from her for evermore.  Of course I had a temple divorce and Ray and I were married in the temple.  I might tell you too that Ray was ordained a high priest on Aug 15th this year and we are real happy about that.  We were up to Howard's funeral.  It was a real lovely funeral too.  My he surely suffered a lot.  We went up and saw him about a month before he died and he was just skin and bones.  All are having beautiful weather since everything is frozen and the big snow storm the middle of Wept.  We are planning on going to Idaho Falls the first part of Oct. so we'll see your mother then.  Hope you can all stay well and happy.
Love Uncle ray and Aunt Agnes.

A few years later, Agnes is front left and Alma Ray Shaw front right.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Reed Smoot Wardle: Obituary

Reed was my Grandfather's brother, and my father's uncle.  He worked in freighting, construction, retail sales.  Reed is the son of William Haston Wardle and Annie Sorensen Wardle.  He was the seventh of eleven children and the fifth of eight boys. 

Ellis Bennion Chase: Funeral Program

Ellis Bennion Chase is the husband of Audrey Wardle Chase.  They have six children, two deceased.  Ellis is the cousin of Captain Mervyn Bennion who died at Pearl Harbor.  He had a heart condition and died rather young, age 44.
This picture must have been taken shortly before Ellis' death

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Funeral Program: William Lewis Shaw

William Lewis Shaw is the brother of my grandmother Melissa Shaw Wardle.  He was the oldest child to survive to adulthood of Osmond Wielding Shaw and Melissa Ann Atwood.  He had an older brother who passed away at three years old.  William Lewis was born in Salem, Utah 1882 and passed away in Idaho falls, Idaho, 1967. 
The corrections were made by my father.