Saturday, October 24, 2015

Haunted Mansions of Albion Behind the Scenes Documentary

Albion, Idaho is the birth place of all eight children of Sam and Edna Phippen Perrins family.  The family home was and still is located across the street from the Albion Campus.  Six of the eight Perrins children graduated from Albion State Normal School including my father Vern Wherrett Tomlinson.  In 1951 it was sad to see the school close and windows boarded up and fall into deterioration.  
Several years ago the whole campus was sold to a private company for under a million dollars. 

They are restoring the buildings bit by bit and this is one way to make money to help with the restoration.  I think my parents would be surprised but, pleased of how the Mortensen's have come up with the idea of a haunted house.  You will see as you view this video of the time and talent that goes into this production.   For sure my father would love it.  He always made Holidays fun for me.  

RENEE

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Lide Hepworth (Eliza)

Eliza Hepworth 2nd great-aunt.
b 1866 - d 1950
By the end of the year I hope to "wrap it up" on the Hepworth line. In January I will start on the WHERRETT/TOMLINSON line.  I call this line my soap opera line.  Oh My! To keep it all straight a person will need to follow very carefully.

 This is Eliza, the tenth child of Thomas and Mary Hepworth. She was born on May 28, 1866, in Salt Lake City, her father was thirty seven years old and mother, was thirty four.   Eliza went by the nickname of Lide. 

Lide left Utah and moved to California but, I cannot pin point just what year.  

She married in California in 1917.
It was her only marriage and she was fifty one years old. She married a widower William Henry Moreland 
on October 24, 1917.
William Henry Moreland 1855-1938
Picture found posted on FamilySearch.org. 
 At the time she was living with her sister Frances Amelia Nutt  in California.  I found a small snip-it in the San Francisco Chronicle 
dated 4 November 1917
Miss Lide Hepworth became the bride of William Moreland in a cermony celetrated at the home of Mrs. E. A. Nutt, the brides sister. 

I find Lide and William together in the 1920 US Census in California however, the 1930 US Census they are living apart.  Lide is living with her sister Frances Amelia Hepworth Nutt and William Henry was living with his son William W. Moreland and his wife Elfreda B.(Johnson) and two grandchildren William and Emma. Eight years later William Henry died on 3 July 1938.  He is buried with his first wife Harriet Wolsey who died in 1916 in the Woodlawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles.

The 1940 US California Census Lide is still living in the same house as in 1930 only her sister Frances Amelia died in 1935 and her sister Jane Elizabeth Hepworth Cobb is living with her.  Sister Frances died in 1943.  I don't know what happened to Lide between 1943 and when she died on 5 June 1950.  She was eighty four years old.She is buried in Pasadena, Los Angeles, California.   I wish I knew more about her.  From the Census records it states she didn't go beyond the eighth grade and in 1930-40 Census it states her occupation was a housekeeper for a private family.  I would like to know who was with her when she died?  Maybe by posting about her life someone will contact me with more of her story.