Saturday, May 4, 2013
Again and again life is getting in the way of my keeping up in posting on this genealogy blog on a weekly basis. It will be a couple more weeks before I will be back for another post.
Thank You for stopping by..
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Second Great Grandfather Thomas Hepworth at age sixty eight is still working and in very good health when dies from an accident at the Lambert Paper Company. I would assume he was at the paper company to purchase 'butcher paper' for his butcher shop. I wonder if he was carrying the roll or rolls of paper and didn't notice that someone left the door of the elevator open. How awful. In the Newspaper it reports he fell ten or twelve feet. What a jolt. Did he have internal injury? Or die of shock? A death certificate is not found for Thomas which is unusual because I have found many digital images of a death certificate for Hepworth's on theUtah Gov. Archive.
|Business Stationary used in the Butcher Shop located on 62 W First South Street, Salt Lake City, Utah.|
The only good picture of Thomas in Renee Petersen's possession.
Two articles in the Deseret News
Two more articles appeared in the Salt Lake Newspapers concerning Thomas.
Deseret Evening News --- 20 June 1895
Thomas Hepworth's Accident
As noted in the NEWS the death of
Thomas Hepworth was due to his hav-
ing fallen into the shaft of the elevator
in the rear of the Lambert Paper Com-
pany's office It is but fair to the
company, however, to say that the
responsibility does not rest upon them.
They are not the only users of the elevator,
and other parties had opened it
for use at the time the accident happened.
Salt Lake Tribune 21 June 1895
HEPWORTH ------In Salt Lake, June 19, 1895,
Thomas Hepworth, a native
of Yorkshire, England, aged 68 years,
Mr. Hepworth came to Salt Lake
in 1852, and lived here or in this immediate
locality ever since. He has always
been an active, strong man until the accident
came which took his life. He has
been a true citizen, an earnest, honest
man, and his death is deplored by hundreds
of friends who have know him
and who appreciated his honest life.
The funeral will be from the family
residence 725 West First North street,
on Sunday at 3 p.m.. Friends are invited.
GGGrandfather Thomas was buried in the Salt Lake City Cemetery. Thomas and Mary were married for forty seven years. I can just imagine the sadness of this untimely death. Mary Hepworth does file a lawsuit against the Lambert Paper Company which I will write about in the next post.
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Did Nana (Great-Grandmother Sadie Hepworth) receive this $15,000 settlement? I have not been able to find any more information on this law suit filed by Nana. Even if she got half that amount, that was a lot of money in 1907.
This article was in the Salt Lake Telegram on 14 Nov 1907. It reads:
Sadie Hepworth filed suit in the district court this morning asking $15,000 damages from the Utah Light and Railway Company for injuries alleged to have been received August 27. According to the complaint, she was about to step on a car at Third West and North Temple streets when it was suddenly started and she was knocked down. Her hip, she declares, was injured and the
Fall has resulted in curvature of the spine.
Friday, March 29, 2013
|Sarah Ann Kidgell Hepworth joined the Genealogical Society of Utah on|
7 May 1917 - I'm convinced she spent many hours in the room pictured above.
Genealogy Room in Salt Lake City - founded in 1894.
I enjoyed the conference and the company I was with so much that I'm ready to go next year. (6,7, 8 Feb 2014) Attending this conference has reinforced the importance for me to keep on blogging about my ancestors; to share the pictures and stories I have with all of my family. A bonus is when distant cousin's find me and share pictures with me. YEAH!
Discovering the certificate (above) in Nana's 'stuff' was a wonderful surprise.
'Nana' (Sarah Ann Kidgell Hepworth) my great-grandmother was a member of the Genealogical Society of Utah dated 7 May 1917 and signed by Joseph F. Smith Jr. Her mother Sarah Ann Cashmore Kidgell also did genealogy. I know this because I have the old forms of genealogy sheets, that are twenty inches wide, and eleven inches long all typed by GGGrandmother Sarah with the title across the top TEMPLE ORDINANCES PERFORMED AT THE INSTANCE OF..... with the submitter name of Sarah Ann Cashmore Kidgell. After several pages you see where the author's name changes to Sarah Ann Kidgell Hepworth; Nana continued on with the work, all beautifully typed by her. Priceless***
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Monday, March 25, 2013
Saturday, March 16, 2013
The address has changed through the years, it was 757 West 100 North but, today there is no longer a 100 block North. Now the address is 757 West 200 North. This house is about four houses west of the main large two story Hepworth house built by James's parents Thomas and Mary Hepworth. Several of the Hepworth children built houses on this block.