Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Joseph Hepworth con't

     Well, that was certainly easy.  After more research on Joseph (which I should have done in the very beggining) to see if he really moved to Albion from Salt Lake City in 1892; he didn't, 1892 is incorrect information.  It was 1898 which makes more sense.  He didn't leave before his father Thomas died (1895) and his partner Cyrus (in Albion) would be twenty one and not fifteen.  All I needed to do is check the City Directories of Salt Lake City.  In the Salt Lake City Directory in 1890 I found Joesph Hepworth is listed as a  'driver' for the Thos.Hepworth & Sons, Family Butchers. In 1892 he worked his way up to 'Bookeeper'.  In 1896 Joseph is listed as a 'cutter' and in 1898 he is listed as a 'Butcher.'
It was after the Salt Lake City Directory was published in 1898 that he moved to Albion, hence the ad was put in the Albion The General News, November 11, 1898 about the  Albion Meat Market.  The ad read:
Since eating is a necssity it is
imperative that meat should
form a part of the diet, and here is the place to get it.
Joseph Hepworth, proprieter.
The picture below I only know  that Great Grandfather James is in the white shirt and Joseph is 'standing at attention.' GGrandfather James is  thirteen years older than brother Joseph.   Looks to me the car has been driven a few miles.
         As told to me by a phone call recently to Yvonne Hepworth  C.  she said;  On Saturday morning of 31 Dec 1932 Joe didn't come for breakfast at 'Nana's'  (GGrandmother Sarah) house as was the routine.   Yvonne  (age fourteen) and her brother Charles (age thirteen) were sent to find out what was keeping him.  They found him in bed and he was dead.  
      In his eulogy below it says that his brother James found him.  Maybe the family felt it was better to say James found him and spare the trama of the saying the Hepworth children found him.
     Yvonne who will be ninety five years old in May  and doing very well told me that she remembers Uncle Joe as a very nice quite man.   

     Below is the eulogy that was written and given by Frank E. Howard a Professor of Education at the State Normal School.  (I have made corrections)

     This is the (Eulogy) HISTORY OF JOSEPH HEPWORH. 

     Joseph Hepworth was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, May 22, 1870.  His early boyhood was spent in that city and it was there that he received his elementary education. Later in his youth he attended school for a time in San Francisco California. 
     Returning to Salt Lake City, Utah, he engaged in the meat business.  After fully familiarizing himself with this business, he came to Albion, Idaho and formed a partnership in the meat business with Cyrus Albertson.  This partnership was formed in 1892. [1898]  Since that time he has been a resident of this community.  Several years ago the partnership with Mr. Albertson was dissolved and he formed a partnership with Mr. Charles Hepworth.  [James Hepworth; then later with Charles] For several years past the firm has carried on, in addition to selling meat, a large sale of vegetable foods.  Albion has been his home ever since he came here in 1892. [1898]

     Mr. Hepworth was a man of rather retiring disposition.  He was never over-anxious to crowd his views on others.  He bore life's disappointments manfully.  He was most joyous when general business was prosperous, rather than when his own business was prosperous.  It is more than an ordinary fact of integrity  that a man command the respect of a community as well as the deceased.  I have known him for twenty years and never during that time have I ever heard his character assailed or his integrity questioned.  He was an honest man--and an honest man is the noblest work of God. 
     Joseph Hepworth loved the Village of Albion and the Albion Valley with a love that was intense.  He contributed liberally of time, effort and means for all those things that were for social betterment.  He was a member of the Village Board for a number of years, and in this capacity he served the community with earnestness and zeal.  

     His religion was not one of pretense,  but of noble action.  Honesty and fair play were the mottoes of his daily life  He cherished the best of all things--a good name.  Mr. Hepworth is going to be very greatly missed in this community.  His quiet manners and sincerity won the friendship of all with whom he came in contact.  There s an old maxim that reads, "We will not miss the water until the well runs dry."  How true that is with the passing of this good man.  Quiet, unobtrusive, retiring, he has lived with for nearly half a century--a life void of offense, a good citizen, a life above the attack of slander.  It indeed does seem a little strange that the merits of a really good man are not fully realized until the time of his death.   How fully we appreciate the proverb in these sad moments; "A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches; and loving favor rather than silver and gold."

     He did not enjoy the best of health for the past few years, but he made but little complaint of his infirmities.  He was ever faithful to his patrons and place of business and served his customers. more cheerfully than his health would permit. 

     Failing to  appear at the meat market on the morning of December 31st, his brother James Hepworth went to call him in his room in the Banner Hotel.  He found him dead in his bed.  The day before he seemed to be in his usual health.  Death came suddenly and without warning.  All evidence showed the end came peacefully and without struggle.  This community was shocked at the sad news that came so suddenly upon it.  A good man is gone to join the throng of the silent majority that  live eternally in that "Home not made with hands, eternally in the heavens."
 He is survived by his brother James, and the folloing sisters;
Mrs. Alice Bletzacker, Salt Lake City; Mrs. Amelia Nutt of Pasadena, California;  Mrs. Emma Cobb of Pasadena;  Mrs. Jenie Cobb of Los Angeles;  Mrs. Lide Moreland of Los Angeles, together with ten nephews and two nieces, among them being George, Bert, Vivian and Evelyn Klink of Burley.
     I am sure that I voice the sentiments of everyone in this community when I say that we doubly extend to the bereaved members of the Hepworth family our sincerest and deepest synpathy.  Our Prayers are that the God of all comfort may be their consolation in thes sad moments of bereavement.

   Uncle Joe is buried in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Albon, Cassia, Idaho.


Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Joseph Hepworth #12 of 13. He never Married.

     On my last post I didn't know when or who of the Hepworth family was the first to  open the Albion Meat Market. I found this advertisement(pictured below) in a (rough draft) book Titled A History of Albion Pioneers by Verlene L. Powell.   The add appeared in the Albion The General News  11 November 1898 and the Proprietor is Joseph Hepworth.  Joseph is number twelve of the thirteen children of GGGrandfather Thomas and Mary Hepworth. 
     He was born 22 May 1870 in Salt Lake City and died at the age of sixty two on 31 Dec 1932 and is buried in Albion.  He never married.  
             In 2005 a third cousin Lee living in Colorado sent me lots of valuable information on the Hepworth family that I have looked  over and over and is much appreciated. From the "'History of Joseph Hepworth"  it states that Joe came to Albion in 1892 and was partners in the meat business with Cyrus Albertson.  Cyrus was his nephew the son of his older sister Mary Ann Hepworth.   In fact Mary Ann married Charles L. Albertson  in 1869 before Joseph was born.  Cyrus was just seven years younger than Joe and if the information is right Cyrus was a mere fifteen years old when they opened up the meat market business.   I just this moment identified the young man in the Albion Meat Market picture. 
Cyrus Albertson b 1877 Albion d 1956
At the right is Cyrus and Yes, he looks like a teenager.  
    According to  Joseph's life history he  left the Salt Lake City Meat Market before the death of his father Thomas in 1895.  This surprises me because I thought it was after the death of father Thomas before Joe moved on.   I didn't realize the Albion Meat Market was in business for over twenty years before  Great Grandfather James moved to Albion to be a partner with Joe after the partnership with Cyrus was dissolved.  I'm not certain of the exact year James moved to Albion but, I do know that GGrandmother Sadie did not join him in Albion for several years.  
      The picture below of Joe  was cropped from the 'Butcher Shop' picture taken in Salt Lake City.  What a handsome man with a sturdy strong chin.  I do see a resemblance between Uncle Joe and his nephew Cyrus.   The picture of Joe on his right is a much older picture of him  was  taken in Albion, Idaho with James his brother and my  Great Grandfather.
     The ad below 'Albion Meat Market' ad is another business 'Harnesses and Saddlery'   owned by the
Seymour Jacob  NUTT .   Joe's older sister Frances Amelia Hepworth married a NUTT and this business is owned by her father-in-law.   Until putting this post together I had no idea of the number of Hepworth  relatives that were living in Albion during this time.
     The background of the pictures is of the Albion Valley.
  Joe, until just before his death never lived alone.   The1900 Census shows Joe  living with with his sister's family, Edwin and Frances Nutt.  In 1910 he was living with Cyrus and Emma Albertson 's family.    By 1920 Great Grandfather James had moved from Salt Lake City to the Albion Valley; Joe and his brother were sharing a house. Great Grandmother Sarah was living in Ogden with Grandmother Ethel.  Sometime before 1930 Great Grandmother Sadie finally moves to Albion to be with James.  So in the 1930 Census living in the Hepworth house are James, Sadie, Grandmother Ethel and her children Vern (my father) and Louise and Uncle James. 

    Maybe,  he felt it was a little crowded because by 1932 for the first time is his life he was either living in a house located across from the Butcher Shop or the Banner Hotel.  At this writing it is unclear which fact is correct. 

     For $5.00 a year I get the Albion Valley News each month.  This months 'History Page; Titled A GLANCE AT THE PAST BY Verlene I. Powell  is about Farm wives; Keeping milk & meat cold.
This is what was written about Joseph Hepworth.  Another question:  how did they keep meat cold?
Joe Hepworth, owner of a meat market and the slaughter house, had a big pond out from the slaughter yard which he would fill with water during the winter to freeze.  The ice was hauled to the 'ice house' in back of the butcher shop.  Several men with teams and wagons went to the pond; cut the ice into blocks with ice saws and sharp wedges, then hauled and stored them in the ice house.  Sawdust was poured between each layer. 
     More on Great Uncle Joe continued