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