Sunday, August 9, 2015

Grandmother Ethel in the NEWS.

Newspaper research is one of my favorite ways to find information on my Ancestors.  I have found many articles on Grandmother Ethel Hepworth Tomlinson.  I will only post three to start with.  I'm sure Grandmother forgot about these events and they have never been talked about in the family.  

Salt LakeTelegram 1904-12-20
Small pox Cases Reported
Ethel Hepworth, aged 20 years, of 739 West First North, and Clarene Middlemas, aged 11 years of 378 F Street are reported ill with small pox.  

That must have been a miserable Christmas.  And, to have a sign put on your parents resident door "QUARANTINED STAY OUT SMALL POX"
and she was twenty years old.  

Ogden Standard 1927- 09-23
     Mrs. George Tomlinson, 40, of 2515 Brinker avenue, is in the Dee hospital suffering from a severely sprained ankle received Thursday afternoon at Twenty-fifth street and Washington Avenue.  
    Mrs. Tomlinson is said to have stepped on some loose planks, which spread, allowing her foot to go between them.  She fell and was thought to have broken her ankle.
     However, an x-ray taken this morning revealed that the ankle was not fractured, but only badly sprained.  

Ouch!  It doesn't say which ankle.  Was it her right one with the stiff knee with no bend or her left ankle.   Either way  I'm sure she was miserable for some time. 

Ogden Standard  1927 - 05-15

     Ogden Standard  1927 - 05-15

    Mrs. George Tomlinson entertained the former Mount Ogden stake primary board at luncheon at her home on Brinker Avenue Thursday afternoon.  The table was centered with a large pink bowl of sweet peas while pink tapers in silver holders were at each end.  Bunco was the diversion of the afternoon.  The prizes were awarded to Mrs. Addie Sanders and Cora Reed.  Those present were Mrs. Jessie Bringham, Mrs, Mary A. White, Mrs. Cora Mortenson, Mrs. Mary Murdock, Mrs Cora Reed, Mrs. Laura George, Mrs Ruby Keys, Mrs Addie Sanders. 

     So Grandmother had a party at her house for the outgoing Stake primary board and they played BUNCO.  This certainly made me smile.   And what a popular name Cora was in 1927.  Two Cora's attended this small luncheon.
This article also verifies the address of  where Dad was living in 1927.
Valuable information for a FamilySearch person.   

At this writing I cannot find the newspaper article where Grandmother had an accident with the new family car at midnight.  She had several of her lady friends with her they had been to a BUNCO party.  Oh my.   Stuff I never would have guess about Grandmother.  

Next; FI-WO-CA club.  What does that mean?!  You will be surprised. 


Sunday, August 2, 2015

One Hundred and Two. Happy Birthday Dad

Do you have stories of your life written down for your posterity?

I only have a few but, I do have a goal to do more, lots more in the coming year.  
Each time I read what my father wrote about his life I am reminded how grateful I am he wrote what he did.  It is so important.  
I do know he was going to write more but, put he put it off until he was unable to do so in the last years of his life.  Many memories lost.   

I still can't get over that he was a twelve pound baby!   And the picture of him on his tricycle with the stuffed dog; I remember the toy dog it was on rollers; it was kept for Gary and I to play with.  The picture with Dad sitting on the bench; the girl  is his second cousin Pauline Trealoar.  Pauline had a little sister Katie and Dad spoke of them fondly.  The only stories that were told to me when I was a child were about the fun times with Pauline and Katie. 
In the bottom picture you can see Dad's face in the window of the car and I believe Pauline is the taller girl and I believe the little girl is Pauline's sister Katie.  The girl in the middle is not known but, probably another cousin.

Dad writes that his earliest memory is living at his Grandparents house James and Sadie Hepworth, at 757 West and First North (which is second north today) across the street from Jackson School in Salt Lake City.  
Pauline and Katie lived in the next house on the East side. Pauline was six years older than Dad and Katie was three years younger. Dad writes that they had great times together and that whenever he got into a neighborhood quarrel with the other kids Pauline always came to his rescue.  

They shared illnesses together too.  Pauline was the only one of the 'gang' that was attending school when she brought home the Chicken Pox and of course Dad and sister Louise and Katie all caught the disease.  Immediately the Health Department Authorities came to the houses and hung across the doorway a sign; QUARANTINED STAY OUT CHICKEN POX. 

"We had a great time anyway, we stretched a length of string from our living room window to Pauline's living room window and put tin cans on each end of the string and had ourselves a string telephone."  

Don't you just love it.  SOCIAL MEDIA!

Love you, DAD