Thursday, April 28, 2011

Grandmother Ethel Hepworth Tomlinson; age abt 11 or 12.

Ethel Hepworth b 9 May 1887 Salt Lake City
Mother is Sadie (Sarah Ann) Kidgell
Father is James Edward Hepworth

More thoughts about my father's maternal family before the next posting on the demise Herman Vogel.
This is my Grandmother Ethel Hepworth Tomlinson who would have been eleven years old, soon to be twelve when her Step-Grandfather Herman Vogel died.  There was never a mention of this marriage of her grandmother Sarah Ann to Herman to any of her descendants.  
It was not until February 2003 when I met Lily Jane at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City did I find out.   Fred Cashmore Kidgell is Lily Jane's Grandfather; she was researching newspapers looking for information concerning her Grandparents (Fred and Lily Jane) when she came across the articles reporting the bazaar death of Herman.  Lily Jane is one generation closer, Sarah Ann is her Great Grandmother and she had no idea, either.
However, Cashmore cousins in England know the story!  I will explain; I have uploaded my family file in when my file was discovered by a distant cousin, Doreen. (Who lives in England.)   She contacted me concerning the Cashmore line and made mention by asking "Is it true about the death of Sarah Ann's husband Herman Vogel?"
She went on to say how this story is retold at almost every family gathering!  With this 'mention' that Doreen sent  to me in an e-mail there is no need to doubt that Doreen is a descendant. 

H. Vogel "Spirit of Christmas" Ad

The last Christmas Herman celebrated on earth; this ad was in the Logan Newspaper. 

23 Dec 1897
The Logan City Brewery
Here is the place where you
 secure the modern elixir of life, the
magic tonic which will make you
happy enough to enjoy your
 Christmas dinner thoroughly and
 will give zest to your holiday
 enjoyment. The brewery is owned
 and operated by Mr. Herman Vogel 
and his goods are strictly first class
 in every respect.  Vogel's Best is
proverbial in Logan, and to be
slangy, it is the hot stuff.  
It always strikes the spot and
strikes in just right to make you 
long for more.  It is a beverage
which never intoxicates ---unless
you drink too much and even then
it doesn't leave the hair-pulling 
rocks-in-the-head effects behind
 it which some of the 
other concoctions do
The establishment is located on First St. 
just west of the Central Mill. 
You can purchase it by the keg or bottle, but not
otherwise, except at the saloons, 
where it is a decidedly popular beverage.

I find this amazing and amusing!   Especially comparing his concoctions
 to other's concoctions!
And how about the slang; Hot Stuff!  Certainly gave me burst of laughter!