Thursday, June 30, 2011

Last Twenty Years; Sarah Ann Cashmore Kidgell

It's amazing to me of what it takes for me to suddenly realize the importance of;
  • Letters
  • Picture
  • Records of sorts  

I have in my possession.  These things were discovered in a trunk in an old family granary in Albion, Idaho. (This information comes from the  Kidgell and Cahsmore Histories that was sent to me when I first started blogging about Charles and Sarah Ann.)     I even think I have the old trunk where these precious thing were stored.  Until very recently, I had no idea the signification of these items or the trunk that sits in my guest room today! 
By doing extensive research on the Cashmore/Kidgell's I have come to realize how blessed I am to have these things in my very own possession.
 Below is the latest record of importance.  Old genealogy/temple records.  The last twenty years of Sarah Ann's life she did 'genealogy'.  She must have written a considerable amount of letters to relatives in England to get the information that is shown in the record below. (That would take twenty years!) I have many pages of this type of information.   These pages have been torn out of a Temple Record book and I have no idea what has happened to the 'other pages'.
I had to include the four pictures of Sarah Ann in different stages of her life.
I am sure when I get to the other side I will recognize Sarah Ann Cashmore Kidgell.
 Sarah Ann and my great grandmother Sarah Ann (Sadie) and her husband Edward Hepworth did most of the Proxy work in doing the ordinances.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Road Trip To My Past and My Ancestors Past.

10 June 2011 I left my home  - just me - for a ten day road trip.  I must say On Star is worth every penny spent!  Those who know me, know I am directional challenged but, with On Star NO PROBLEM.
My first stop was just five hours away, Boise!  Spent the night with a cousin Bev Halling(our mother's are sisters) and enjoyed catching up on family and dinner out.   Next stop was just a few hours away in Jerome where I was born and lived until twelve years old.  The only familiar building downtown was the bank on the corner, otherwise it looked like 'Little Mexico'.  The swimming pool where I spent many many summer hours is now just a playground!  The front porch of our old house is the same (just like you see in my blog pic with me sitting on my fathers lap) otherwise a pretty sad worn out house.  I won't go into all details of my trip just to say it was a great ten days.  I will mention all the other places I spent time visiting, Albion, Twin Falls, Pocatello, Lava Hot Springs, Logan, Ogden, Salt Lake City.  In Salt Lake City I visited my Great-Great-Grandfather's house Thomas Hepworth that is being restored.
Renee in front of the Hepworth House
This is the house on 1 May 2010.   Picture below was taken on
18 June 2011; you will see that the porch cover has been taken down in preparation to restore it to the original LOOK.    Alan B. is the owner and restorer and lives in the house.  When he purchased the Hepworth House it had been turned into apartments and the brick had been covered with ugly asbestos siding.  Alan has done a wonderful job restoring the outside and soon it will have the original look of the porch.  He works from a photograph.  Fortunately no walls had been altered inside the house just walls added which he has removed.  (Mostly)  

Lyndi (niece)-Sandi (sis-in-law)-Ted Tomlinson (younger brother)-
Renee-Alan Barnett-Kathy Biele (4th double cousin on the Hepworth side)
Alan has a done a remarkable job in researching the house which was built by Thomas and Mary Hepworth in 1877 and has had several owners through the years before Alan purchased it in 1999.  How fortunate we are to have someone see the beauty of our ancestors house and so carefully and lovingly
bring it back to the original beautiful structure.
Many Thanks!

When I get finished with the Kidgell life histories the HEPWORTH'S  are next.
Did you read the post where Sadie (Sarah Ann) Kidgell married James Fletcher Hepworth?  Remember?  They were married in this house.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Sarah Ann's Parents are WHO?

This is Sarah Ann's Death Certificate and it's a good example of wrong information.  The informant was her daughter, my Great Grandmother, Sarah Ann (Sadie) Hepworth.  Was the person entering the information in training?  Hard of hearing? Or, just having a bad day!  And, was Sadie so befuddled she didn't think to proof read what was put on the certificate so it could be corrected?
Her name is correct; Sarah Ann Kidgell
Her birth date is correct;  19 Dec 1829 and she is widowed.  Notice her last married name of Vogel is not used which I am glad.
Her age should read 83 yrs. 11 Mos. 1 day and not 73 yrs.  Now; name of father:
 Edward POSHWOND  should be CASHMORE.
Mother's name:  Maria TINLENSON for TOMLINSON  This record (digital) can be found on this site;   This record also has been indexed on the familysearch site;  with the same (mis) information which is what the indexer saw but, a very obvious mistake by the indexer was made.
Death date is correct but the Birth date is 19 Dec 1913 which is a month and a day after her death. I wonder how this got by the proof reader after it had been indexed by a most gracious volunteer?
Bottom line:   Death certificates cannot be used as a primary source!