Monday, December 31, 2012

Hepworth Butcher Shop Pic.

     Butcher, Baker but no Candlestick Maker.  In the England 1841 Census (first censusin England) Samuel Hepworth the 'head' of the household, his occupation is listed as a Butcher.   His son John is eighteen years old, his occupation is a warehouse man, James who is twenty, his occupation is baker and 2nd Great Grand Thomas is fourteen years old and going to school.  
     Ten years later in the 1851 England Census, father Samuel is now the Bread Baker, son James who is married to a Mary Ann and living next door is now a Butcher.  John is now married to Frances Amelia and is a butcher and GGGrandfather Thomas who now is married to Mary, his occupation is also Butcher.  
 Mary is even listed as the Butcher's Wife.  
     Now living in Salt Lake City, Thomas establishes his own butcher shop at 62 West and 1st. South. He names it Thomas Hepworth and Sons.  Thomas died in 1895.
His son's James, Samuel, and Joseph continue with the butcher shop in Salt Lake.

Two sons of James Fletcher Hepworth, James Edward and Charles Vern  join the family business when they become of age.
At this writing I'm not sure of the date but, Joseph opened a butcher shop in Albion, Idaho with his brother-in-law Charles Albertson.   Eventually Great Grant-father James Fletcher Hepworth, his sons James and Charles Vern joined him in running the butcher shop in Albion.


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Children of James and Sarah Ann Hepworth

Charles Vern -  Ethel (my grandmother) - James Edward Hepworth
     Five children were born to Great-grand-father James Hepworth and Sarah Ann Kidgell.  This is a picture of the first three children; all who grew to adulthood.  On the left is  Charles Vern, he was born 16 July 1885.  If it wasn't for his boy haircut he sure could pass for a beautiful little girl. The baby is my grandmother Ethel Hepworth born 9 May 1887.  I'm guessing she is about nine months old. She is dressed in a very fancy dress.   Next is James Edward; he was born 21 September 1883.
     When Grandmother Ethel was nine years old another child Walter was born 26 May 1896.  He died three days later  29 May 1896 and was buried in the Salt Lake Cemetery 31 May.   A little more than two years later another boy was born  Fred Kidgell Hepworth, named after Sarah's brother. He lived thirty hours born 13 January  died on the 15 January 1898.  All the children were born in Salt Lake City.
I wonder why such a gap between the first three children and the next two children.  
     James Edward was married for a short time to Susie Theresa Tarbet a widower with one child.  That marriage ended in divorce.  He did not have any children; he died at age sixty three.
     Charles Vern married Mabel Ann Duffy. Mabel died at age thirty eight leaving five children the youngest was about five years old.   Charles died at age sixty one.
      Grandmother Ethel married George Tomlinson.  They had two children.  She separated from George in 1928.  Grandmother died at age eighty one. 



Thursday, December 6, 2012

Cousin Catcher or Cousin Hunter.

     Another name for a Genealogy Blog is Cousin Catcher. (or Cousin Hunter.)  Hopefully, new found cousins (readers) will contact you with more information but, that is not always the case.  They may read your blog and not make contact with you, very sad.   I am very grateful for fourth cousin Kathy (her second great grand parents are John and Frances Amelia, my second great grand Uncle and Aunt) Just after posting about the 'Jim' Hepworth's cousins Kathy sent me a digital copy  of  a hand written family record via e-mail  on the John and Frances Amelia Family.
John Hepworth Family Record 

      It was hard to read but, not impossible.  What a treasure trove; one more child was born to John and Frances that was not on the family group sheet.  A boy they named Joseph ; born 30 March 1864, he only lived six weeks, died on 15 May 1864.  No details of the cause of death.  It also recorded James year date at 1858 and not 1860 which makes more sense because another sibling Mary Ann was born in May of 1860.  I think when 'Jim' died at age twenty eight the family was so distraught they couldn't think clearly and gave the wrong birth year.
       That makes twelve children for John and Frances, five boys, three died as babies, one died as a young adult (did not marry) and seven girls one died at age two.

     Family of second Great Grand Parents Thomas and Mary Hepworth;  Total thirteen children, four boys, one boy died at age two and nine girls one died in infancy.
      Always surprises in Family History.  Always can find one more piece of the puzzle.    Love it.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Friday, November 30, 2012

130 years ago today, James Hepworth and Sarah Ann Kidgell were married.

     It is happening, Yeah! Just recently I received two pictures from  a fourth double cousin Kathy, whose second great grandparents are John and  Frances Hepworth. I have been hoping for pictures to come forth so I can compare the likenesses between the Hepworth double cousins.  Kathy sent me a picture of the John Hepworth's  butcher shop and 'Jim Hepworth'  is standing in front which you can guess I cropped him out to put next to 'Jim' Hepworth my great grandfather. What do you think?  Yes, I do think they resemble one another.
I have posted this picture of  Great Grandfather before so you might read again about what I wrote about him. 
                                                   James Fletcher Hepworth 

     GGrandfather James's cousin James is about three and a half years younger. Both boys are the fifth child born into the Hepworth families. And, both are butchers by trade. 
     Cousin James did not marry and only lived to be twenty eight years old.  I have not been able to find his exact birth date; only his death information which states he was born in Nov 1860 and died 21 Sep 1887 in Anaconda, Montana.  Hopefully more information will come forth about cousin James. How did he die?  Why was he in Montana?

     When G Grandfather James Fletcher was born he had four older siblings.  Julia-six years old, Samuel -4, Mary Ann -3, and Thomas -  almost 2.  Little Thomas dies just five months after James is born.

     James marries Sarah Ann Kidgell when he is  twenty five years old.  Sarah Ann is eighteen. 
One Hundred and Thirty Years Ago Today

James Fletcher Hepworth  and Sarah Ann Kidgell  30 Nov 1882

 They were married "in the Home of Thomas Hepworth."  
Witnesses were:  J.W. Jenkins
           Peter Olson [brother-in-law]
Thomas Hepworth 
Episcopal Bishop Daniel S. Tuttle

BY  Daniel S. Tuttle   
      I even have the picture of the 'Bishop' who married them.  However, he is not an LDS Bishop but a Bishop in the Episcopal Church.  This man was well known in the Salt Lake Area.  For many years he was a traveling Episcopal Bishop going from State to State.  James and Sarah  were baptized into the LDS Church and they continued to attend the LDS Church throughout their lives.   James's mother Mary stopped going to  the LDS Church and attended the St. Mark's Episcopal having her last three children baptized there.  His father Thomas stayed in the LDS Church but was not active.  So I am guessing it was Mary's idea to be married at the house and under the condition they be married by Bishop Tuttle.  More about Bishop Tuttle:    about D.S. Tuttle
      Oh so many questions.  How was the house decorated?  How many guests attended?  What did Sarah Ann wear?  Did they go on a honeymoon?  Just when did they live in the house next door to Thomas and Mary at 757 W 1st North [now 2nd North]?  Was it ready for them to move in or at a later date?

     James and Sarah live in Utah until about 1917 when James goes to Albion, Idaho to work in the Butcher Shop until his death in 1944 at the age of eight seven. It was a few years later that Sarah joins him in Albion.  She dies at the age of eight two in 1947.

     The journey begins in the life of James Fletcher and Sarah Ann Hepworth.