Sunday, December 25, 2016

Vern's book "The Life of Christ for Little Children."

This is my latest find that was right under my nose all these years.

Last week I picked up this little book that was on top of several ‘old’ books I have displayed in the Ancestral Room aka Guest Room. 
Inside the cover written in pencil is the script; 
Vern W. Tomlinson
Xmas 1916
From “Nana” Hepworth

On Christmas Day 100 years ago today 
my father was four years old and this was one of his gifts.  It was Given to him by his grandmother Sarah Ann Kidgell Hepworth. 
This book was published by the Author William A. Morton in 1916.  Know doubt my great-grandmother knew William and was probably one of the first persons to purchase this book for her beloved grandson.  Dad and his parents were living with his grandparents in Salt Lake City in 1916.  Louise, his younger sister wasn't born until 1918 so I am sure Vern got a lot of undivided love attention and received many presents for Christmas. 

This Christmas Eve my grandson Christopher read from this book the story of the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. Then bore his testimony how he knows that Jesus is the Son of God and expressed his love for all the teachings of Jesus Christ and how following His teachings blesses us with happiness.   He spoke for all of us who gathered together as family this Christmas Eve 2016.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Do you see a resemblance? Niece Lisa and GreatGrand Capri. So Fun.

It's that time of year again to post a tribute to my mother on her one hundred and second Birthday. This picture was taken in 1977.  The year a granddaughter missed Mom's birthday by two days on December 3rd. Just couldn't wait two more days.  I remember we were all rooting for her to join her grandmother in celebration of a birthday on the same day.
At Thanksgiving time I happened to find these pictures of Lisa in one of the family albums and certainly took a second hard look.  Then I uploaded pictures of my great-grand-daughter from Instagram who just turned two in September.
Okay Folks.  Do you see the resemblance like I do or am I just crazy?
Let me know what you think.

Happy Birthday Mother and 
you too Lisa.
(I think this is a big one.  How did that happen Lisa?)

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Seventeen Years Later A Picture is Found of the Grandfather who Complicated our Family History

This is just one thing that can happen when you take a DNA test.  I ordered a test from several years ago.  The results are posted on and just this year a match appeared with Brenda from Utah. This person is on my father's paternal side. (Very rare connection)  I was so excited about contacting her and she was thrilled when she got my message of our connection.  To make a long story short this was the out come.  She was able to find a picture of my second Great Grandfather Edward Aaron WHERRETT Jr..  I have been looking for a picture of him since the year 1999; the year when I finally unraveled the surname conundrum.  
This second Great Grandfather married Mary Ellen Burns who is Brenda's Great Aunt so we are second cousins once removed. 
I'm only going to give a brief explanation of Edward Aaron Jr. at this writing and will be doing many posts on the  'soap opera' life of the WHERRETT'S at other times. 

At age seventeen Edward Arron WHERRETT Jr. migrated with his mother Matilda GAY WHERRETT from Bath, England to America in 1864 on the ship Hudson and crossed the plains with the William Hyde Co and arrive in the Salt Lake Territory in the fall of 1864.  In 1866 his mother, Matilda married George TOMLINSON.  (More to this story later)
On 18 December 1871 Edward Aaron WHERRETT Jr. married Mary Ellen BURNS in the Salt Lake City Endowment House UNDER the NAME of TOMLINSON his step-father's name. 
So Mary Ellen BURNS became Mary Ellen TOMLINSON. 

My father did not know this.  Even though his middle name is WHERRETT  (Vern WHERRETT TOMLINSON) he thought WHERRETT was a grandmother's maiden name when the truth is WHERRETT was her first married name our biological name.  Matilda (mother of Edward Aaron Jr.) maiden name is GAY.   I plan on taking this life history slow so my family can keep it all straight.  (Our grandfathers name is George WHERRETT TOMLINSON.)

I would like to encourage everyone to take a DNA test.  Last Christmas I gave my daughter and her children and their spouses DNA kits for Christmas.  It's so fun to see the results. 
Here is a link that's a simple explanation of three types of dna tests a person can take.  

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Summers highlight. Peaceful and serenity among chaos.

Highlight of the summer is capturing this picture.  In all the chaos of the day Capri found the best place to lay her pretty little head and take a much needed nap and great-grandfather Earl was more than happy to oblige.

It's been a busy joyful summer with grand-daughters and grandson-in laws and four little ones here for most of the summer.

Summer was not without challenges for Earl and me.  On our 54 wedding anniversary Earl went in for emergency surgery to shore up his femur in his right leg to get ready for radiation treatments of his bones.   I won't go into the details but an hour surgery and maybe two days in the hospital turned out to be a four hour surgery and three weeks in the hospital.  He just came home today.
 (24 Aug 2016)

I will close with this quote by Madame Curie:
"Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood."


Thursday, June 9, 2016

The Seniors as we Juniors see them by Butch Tomlinson Jr. Class President

It's 1930 and graduation time at Albion High School in Albion, Idaho and Dad (Vern aka Butch) is President of the Jr. Class.  Mother (Verona aka Monie) is President of the Sophomore Class. 
I have the 'yearbook' known as 'Albion Hi -Lights 1930' that belonged to my mother.  On each page a classmate or teacher has written a message of friendship and wishes for a fun summer.  The book has only twenty four pages including the town Ads. 
Dad's picture appears on four of the pages and on every one he has written Butch across his FACE.  You can see an example of this in the picture on the left.  Dad! What were you thinking!   

Being the Junior Class President Dad wrote a tribute to the graduating Seniors to be read at the ceremony. You can see it in the background of the above picture.  It was titled:

A Senior as we Juniors see them
Any person can tell a senior, why?
Because they are different from the rest of the high school.
They act more dignified and  sophisticated, they have passed their childish years that we 
juniors have experienced.  
They are on the brink of accomplishing the feat that every boy and girl look
forward to --------graduation.
They have studied and successfully won the battle of education 
We juniors think of the seniors as a our big brothers and sisters. 
They have had much more experience than we and are well versed on the affairs of life.
They held three fourths of the student body offices.  Did they do it successfully?
I'll say they did, the student body has accomplished a great deal this year. 
In athletics they were the best of the bunch.
And in Glee Club and Drama they responded like stars. 
It would be very easy to fix an algebraic equation for the seniors such as the best in everything
+ 4 years in high school = Seniors.
As spokesman  for the junior class we with the 1930 seniors the best of luck in life, we would like to see them in higher fields and if we could fill their shoes as successfully as they have filled them we will be satisfied.


Love you Dad.  

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Memorial Day/ I wish to honor a member of the WASP - Women Airforce Service Pilots.

This person was a part of making U.S. history.  She was one of 1,830 women accepted as a pilot as part of the Army Air Force from September 1942 to December 1944.  Because of the demand for male combat pilots and warplanes left the Air Transport Command with a shortage of experienced pilots to ferry planes from factories to points of embarkation a program was approved that would train a large group of women to serve as ferry pilots. 
(Taken from the Woman's Collection, Blagg -Huey Library)

I don’t know what ‘Tommy’s personal experiences were while serving in the Women’s Army Airforce but I did find out that she was a Squadron Commander.  And that she “graduated with class 43-6 and was one of the only a few WASP selected to attend officers training in Orlando, Florida.  She was also stationed at Love Field, Dallas Texas with the Ferry Command.”  (Taken from a personal letter to me by an employer of The Woman’s Collection TWU Blagg-Huey Library)

Just a few facts I found very interesting.  Of the 1,074 that graduated 38 died while in the WASP program.  60,000,000 miles flown.
WASP earned $150 per month while in training, and $250 per month after graduation.  They paid for their own uniforms, lodging, and personal travel to and from home.  

Important quote:
You and more than 900 of your sisters have shown that you can fly wingtip to wingtip with your brothers. If ever there was a doubt in anyone’s mind that women can become skillful pilots, the WASPs have dispelled that doubt.”

- Gen. Hap Arnold, AAF, in a speech to the last class of WASPs, before the program was disbanded in December 1944.

Evelyn's maiden name is Burdette.  She was the second wife of my grandfather George Wherrett Tomlinson.  I do not have the exact marriage date/about 1936/37.  She didn't live with Grandfather long and never divorced him.  He died in 1959. Tommy died in 1973.  More will be told about their lives at a later date. 

She did a service for our country contributing to our freedoms we have today. She should be remembered for her good deeds.   Thank You Tommy. 

Sunday, May 15, 2016

ALICE/ The last of the Hepworths

 This picture of was found on posted from someone identified as 'gigistill'.  I am very grateful that this person is so willing to share pictures by having an  'open tree' on Ancestry opposed to a Private Tree.  However, I have found some information errors.  It was posted as 1937; Alice died in 1935.  I did some research on the car and what I came up with is it's a 1925 Model T Ford.  Am I right?  The driver was identified as Harry their oldest son and the passenger Clifford but, Robert would have been 25 years old.  I think the driver is the second son Clifford Frank, he would be about eighteen and the passenger next to him is the youngest son Robert Malcom who would be about seven years old.  In the back is Frank and Alice. Really a cool picture.  I wonder if the house in the background is their own home? I would guess 'Yes.'  Frank was a Construction Engineer and did very well to provide for his family.

In the Salt Lake Telegram,1935-05-01 Deaths 
Alice Hepworth Bletzacker
Mrs. Alice Hepworth Bletzacker, 63 died at the family home, 1409 Thirteenth East Street.  Tuesday at 8:12 p.m., following a lingering illness. 
She was born April 9, 1872, in Salt Lake City, and. with the exception of a five-year residence in Mexico and another five years in Los Angeles, had resided here all her life.  Her parents were Thomas and Mary Hepworth. 
Besides her husband she is survived by three sons, Harry, Clifford F. and Robert M. Bletzacker, all of Salt Lake City and one grandchild. Funeral arrangements have not been completed. 

This has been a long time in between continued posts and it's not going to get any better with summer coming and a long list of 'TO DO' things to get done at home.  I do appreciate everyone who LOOKS in for the latest news on an Ancestor.  I will do my best to post something at least every two weeks.
I've taken on painting the stucco of our townhouse and believe me  it's something I can't do in a couple of days and I blame my advancing age for that realizing I have to pace myself and it's a SLOW pace.   Also, I'm trying to learn a new digital scrapbooking program another thing that doesn't come easy for me to learn quickly and do a good job.   The first 'book' project is about the life of Earl's parents.  Earl and I will be doing a bit of traveling and I am looking forward to get away for a time or two.   Thanks to everyone for stopping by.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Beautiful Alice Hepworth Marries Frank Bletzacker

 Frank Bletzacker and Alice Hepworth
10 October 1894
Alice Hepworth would have spent most of her life living in the very large beautiful Hepworth House built by her parents in 1877.  She was born in 1872.  She married at age twenty two to Frank Bletzacker on 10 October 1894 in Salt Lake City.  
Frank was five years older than Alice and was born in Ohio to German parents.
I have no idea when Frank came to Salt Lake City or why.  The only information I have is a paper trail I have researched and pictures sent to me years ago from a second cousin who is deceased.   Also, found pictures on from another tree which is a benefit of having a public personal tree on Always grateful to people who share pictures.
As stated on US Census Frank is an Engineer by profession both a civil engineer and mechanical.
They were the parents of four boys.
The first one was named Elmo;born in 1897 in Salt Lake City and sadly died in 1898 at nine months in Albion, Idaho of Cholera Infantum.  My thinking is Frank and Alice were visiting a family member of Alice's who lived in Albion when the baby got sick.  This type of sickness can be brought on by hot weather, (it was August) causing vomiting, profuse watery diarrhea; fever.  Can you imagine the anguish this young married couple went through!
Elmo was buried in Salt Lake City.

Another son, Harry Thomas Bletzacker was born on 28 May 1901 in Salt City.  The next son, Clifford F. was born 20 June 1907 in El Oro, Durango, Mexico as you can see in the picture below.    Apparently Frank's job as a construction Engineer took him to Mexico.
By 1910 the Bletzacker family is back in Salt Lake City.

to be continued

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Alice; Lots of pictures of the last born of the Hepworths. This is just a few; ,more pic with her story will continue.

More story about Alice to come.  I only have information that I have found from pictures I found on that others have posted and census records. So grateful to relations to share pictures.  But, she did have a very interesting life even though she died quite young.
To be continued. 

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Cari Lyn Petersen; Mormon missionary in the Netherlands 1988-1989

Cari Lyn Petersen
.  Netherlands 1988-1989
Always making life fun

Cari lived life to the fullest. Never a moment wasted.  She accomplished so much in her
Forty Two Years here on this earth. 
In 1992 she was awarded "Most Outstanding History Student, Brigham Young University"
 Just a start in paying tribute to her life.


Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Picture of daughter and grandchildren of Thomas and Mary Hepworth and male friend.

Many many times I have held this picture in my hand looking and wondering;

What year was this picture taken? I am guessing about 1890.

The two girls dressed alike are Mary Olsen (sitting) and Katie Olsen. They are sisters born seventeen months apart;
and died five months apart. Their mother was the first child of Thomas and Mary Hepworth Sarah Julia who crossed the plains when she was just a year old. I have another picture of Mary and Katie and again they are dressed alike.  Did these sisters always dress alike? I'm guessing they were so close and such good friends they did dress alike most of the time.

The pretty girl in black is the two sisters Aunt Alice.   Alice was born in 1872 and was the last child born to Mary and Thomas Hepworth. That would put twenty one years between Alice's oldest sister Sarah Julia and herself.  Being so close in age to daughters of Sarah Julia, I'm sure Alice, Mary and Katie were close friends.  I know they lived almost next door to each other.
This picture was sent to me by a descendant of Mary's.

The boy is identified as Charles Klink but, I cannot find a Charles Klink in the Klink line only John George Klink who married Alice's sister Rose whose story I just posted on this blog. John was born in 1860 which makes him much older than the young ladies in this picture and  John George Klink married Rose in 1889 so I'm sure this young man's identity is incorrect.

My guess it is Fredrick Cashmore Kidgell who is my Great Uncle but, not related to the girls in the picture. He would have known them because his older sister, my Great Grandmother Sarah Ann Kidgell married James Hepworth a brother to Alice and an Uncle to Mary and Katie.   Fred was born in 1871 and I'm sure spent a lot of time at James and Sarah Ann's home who also lived in the same block of the Hepworths.  I have a picture  of him holding a hat that looks very much like the hat he is wearing.   However, this guess is NOT beyond a shadow of a doubt.
     Love the pose.  Love the hats.   Think of the fun times they had growing up together.
Alice and Fred married in 1894; next was Katie in 1896 then Mary married in 1906

At the bottom is the name of the photographer C.R.(Charles Roscoe) who was a renowned studio portrait photographer and famous for photo's of  landscape of the western United States.  Here is a link to his history which is a sad one because his Art Bazaar burned to the ground with all of his negatives and another fire after his death that destroyed all his negatives of the rest of his life.     C.R. Savage Collection  I have been told it is quite an honor to have a picture that comes from the studio of Mr. Savage.  Actually, I have several pictures with his logo.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Rose Hepworth married John George Klink a German; Fine, Fine People.

John George Klink 1860-1923  Rose Hepworth 1868-1910
Married 31 September 1889 Salt Lake City.
This  is the eleventh child of thirteen children of Thomas Hepworth and Mary Fletcher. They named her Rose (aka Rosa) and she is the last child in the Hepworth family who qualifies as being a "Native (Utah) Pioneer" because she was born before
10 May 1869.  Rose was born in Salt Lake City on 25 July 1868.
Anyone who entered or traveled through the Utah Territory between the dates of 24 July 1847 and 10 May 1869 was a Utah Pioneer.  After this date the railroad connected the East Coast to the West Coast; so ended having to travel by wagon and foot.
The Hepworth story began when Thomas and Mary along with Thomas's brother John and Mary's sister Frances Amelia crossed the plains together and entered the Utah Territory in 1852.
 Hepworth Families Cross the Plains

The last two children born to Thomas and Mary were born in 1870 and 1872 therefore, are not considered a "Native Pioneer."

Beautiful Rose married at age twenty one in Salt Lake City on 31 September 1889  to John George Klink (Jr.) who was eight years older than Rose.    I have no idea why John George came to Utah.

John George was born in North San Juan California to German immigrants from Wurttemberg, Germany.   I found it very interesting that John's parents; John George Klink and Anna Sophia Voltmer moved to Virginia City, Storey, Nevada from North San Juan abt. 1865 where they died and are buried there.   His mother Anna died in 1895 at age 72 and his father John the next year 1896 age 73. His father John is listed on the census as a carpenter and not a miner for which both towns are noted for.  He had six sisters and one brother.

In 1900 the Klink family was living with Mary Hepworth in the big house on 725 West and 1st North.  Thomas died in 1895 and I am sure Mary welcomed this family into her large home.  John and Rosa had three children at this time; Vivian age 10, George age 8, and Albert T. who was only 2. John George occupation is stated as a Tinsmith.

By 1910 they are living in their own place on 3rd Avenue in Salt Lake City.  Rose's mother Mary died in 1905 and the big house was sold.  One more child has joined the Klink family a daughter Evelyn Rosa born 7 August 1907.   John's occupation is now stated as Cornice Maker.

Saddly, Rosa died later that year; 11 September 1910 age 42.  The announcement of her death was in the Salt Lake Telegram (Newspaper) 09-09-1910 as follows:
The funeral of Mrs. Rosa Klink, wife of J. G. Klink, who died at Holy Cross hospital Thursday as the result of exhaustion following an operation that was  performed about two weeks ago, will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock from St. Paul's Episcopal church, Main and Fourth South streets.  Burial will be in city cemetery.  Mrs. Klink is survived by her husband and four children, Evelyn, Albert, Vivian and George.  Mrs. Klink was 41 [42] years old and was a 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hepworth.  

As recorded on her death certificate the operation was for gall stones and abscess of liver.  I can just imagine how sick she felt and how helpless her family felt in doing everything they could think of to help her recover.
This left Vivian the oldest daughter now age 20 in charge of raising two of her siblings Albert Thomas age 12 and Evelyn age 3.  Her oldest brother George is age 18.

Ten years later in 1920 father John is still living on 3rd Ave. and only daughters, Vivian and Evelyn, are living with him.  His occupation now is stated on the 1920 Census as owner of a Sheet Metal Factory.

Just three years later John George Klink died 2 October 1923.  He was living in Burley, Idaho near his sons and Vivian and Evelyn moved with him.    His obituary was in the Salt Lake Telegram as follows.  1923 - 10 - 04
Funeral Services Friday 
for Former Resident 
Funeral services for John George Klink, 63 died at Burley, Idaho
Tuesday, [2 October] will be held at 3'0clock Friday afternoon
in the Hall-Ricketts mortuary chapel
Mr. Klink was born in North San Juan Cal., and came to 
Salt Lake in 1880, marrying Rosa Hepworth. 
He was a member of Utah Lodge No. 1, Independent Order of Odd Fellows. 
For the past two years Mr. Klink has been a resident of Burley.  
He became a member of the firm of F.E. Schoppe & Co., this 
city prior to departing for Idaho. 
The following children survive:
Albert, George, Vivian Evelyn Klink, all of Burley. .......

All of John and Rosa's children remained in the Burley area.  
Their daughters Vivian and Evelyn never married and I want to conclude this outline of John and Rosa's life with information I have on their oldest child Vivian.  She died on 13 March 1978 at the age of 87.  What a remarkable person.  My description of her is a non-complaining person about her lot in life; just an attitude to not dawdle and get on with it with a smile on your face.  
Thank You  to the Klink family who lives in my home state of Washington for sending me this picture. 

This is a copy of  what was sent to me about her life and was read at her funeral.  I have no idea who wrote it or who delivered but I think it was sent to me by a niece Janece who lived in Burley that I was corresponding with some time ago and she died in 2013.  Another very lovely person.   

Funeral Sermon for Miss Vivian Klink/ Twin Fall, Idaho

We come together this morning to give expressions of love and gratitude for the life of our good friend and loved one, Miss Vivian Klink. We can be grateful today that Vivian lived a long life and a good life. It was a life filled with accomplishment and service to others From the very beginning, her life was one of service and responding to the call of duty. As a young person, her mother passed away and she raised her younger brother and sister. Later, when her sister became acutely ill, Vivian responded again by caring for her until her sister's death. In between Vivian went to college and began a career in the teaching profession. She was not only a good teacher, but later became the Principal of Bickel School for many years. Vivian was an extremely dedicated person. Like many of us, she was probably too conscientious for her own good Fortunately, she had a sense of humor that could help her over the rough spots. She was a leader and organizer. She had a strong will to keep going and to do what she could to help. Even in her last years and months at Heritage Manor when many would be content to sit back and take it easy, Vivian was in the thick of things, taking responsibility again, and she had some physical problems of her own.She didn't know how to stop and wherever she was she found ways to help. Vivian always set high standards for herself and she set high standards for others as well. She planned to do her best and she expected others to do their best too. She really drove herself. She was a "doer", and literally could not stand to sit around doing nothing. She was an avid reader and devoted to her family. She was interested in everything and kept herself up with the times. By any standard that one could use, Vivian was a genuine Christian person. Her theology was right and deep and sincere. She found friends in all kinds of people from all kinds of denominations. She she attended church faithfully when she could, and was always in attendance at Heritage Manor services regardless of who was the speaker. She found something good in everyone. Vivian spent herself in service to others, as did her Lord who said, "I came not to be served, but to serve, and give myself." One of her projects we shall miss is that each Christmas she knitted mittens for small children. The Deacons would put in their order each year, and she would respond. And she knitted squares for shut in people that would be sown together to form beautiful quilts. On her bed in the hospital she had a beautiful quilt she had recently knitted for herself. Others were first and she was last. And even though Vivian was a strong person, she also showed kindness and consideration for others. As we come here today, we can be grateful that Viian Klink was part of our lies and such an important part of the lives of hundreds of hundreds of young boys and girls over the years. We will never know how much this teacher has contributed to the life of our community, but we can be sure that it was great. And we can be grateful too, that as she has lived such a faithful and devoted life of service to her Lork and to others, that she is no in his kind and loving care, We come today rejoicing in her good life and its indelible affect on us all and we leave her now to the keeping of our gracious Heavenly Father.
Bickel Elementary (early years)
607 2nd Ave. East
Twin Falls, Idaho   

It's a blessing doing FamilySearch because of the connections I have made with cousins, even if it is only by snail mail, email, facebook or a phone call. Thanks for all your help and support.  If you have more pictures and/or histories please send them on to me.  I will post the information on

Monday, February 15, 2016

Fremont Cobb aka "Mont" accused of Murder.

This book is a collection of over fifty different stories and remembrances of
 people and events at happened in and around Overton, Clark County Nevada.
The Thomas Hepworth family continues to surprise me with stories I find on  What is more fun is connecting with (in this case) a third cousin. This cousin lives in California and Fremont Cobb is his Great Grandfather.
Fremont was born in 1856 in Michigan; his older brother by three years Charles Isaac Cobb was born in 1852 in New York.  Fremont and Charles married sisters; 'Mont' (aka) married Emma Hepworth the sixth child of Thomas and Mary. Charles married Jane Elizabeth the eighth child of Thomas and Mary.  Emma and Jennie (aka) are my great aunts. 

Both couples were married in the same month and year only two days apart.  It is unclear the place of marriage for Mont and Emma.They were married on the 16 January 1883 possibly in Salt Lake City (I have yet to find the source other than on a family group sheet); Charles and 'Jennie' were married two days later on 18 January 1883 in Burley, Cassia, Idaho.  (Source of marriage record was found on 

Oh how I would love to know the story of how these two couples met.  

At one time both families lived in Albion, Idaho.  

This story about Mont happened in 1906 in Copper City, Nevada.  This is what was written by the grandson of Fremont Cobb: "In Copper City Nevada, a mining camp located below Lincoln mine about two miles northwest of Gold Butte, two men, Jack Ward and Fremont Cobb held claims there.  A conflict developed between them, ending when Cobb fatally shot Ward in 1906.  Cobb was held on a charge of murder but found he shot in self defense when it appeared that Ward tried to shoot Cobb while he was sleeping in his tent. 

This story is reported in the book I have posted above and at present is not available:  (Hookey beans and willows: True Short Stories of Yesteryear. by Oeville Perkins )

Without infringing on a copyright (if it still exists) this is what is reported about the incident in  my own way. 
A) Cooper City is highly remembered for the Shoot-out between Jack Ward and Mont Cobb. 

B) Cooper City was a tent city. 

C) The City ran out of supplies; little food and no drinks. 

D) Men would not leave for fear of losing what they had acquired from mining so waited for supplies to arrive but were very impatient. 

E) A shooting took place and Jack Ward died.  His body was taken to St. Thomas for burial.

F) Mont Cobb was taken into custody; a trial would be held in Overton, Nevada.

G) There was no jail in Overton so Cobb was locked up at night in the local deputy's (Andrew Jones) younger brother's bedroom.

H) Both slept in the same room but, Wallace protested sleeping in the same room with a murderer. 

I) Top legal minds were sent to prosecute Cobb.  Charles Lee Harsey, Prosecuting Attorney, and William E. Ore, Clerk of the Court of Lincoln County, Pioche.

J) Evidence pointed strongly to self-defense.

All the Cobb's ended up living in the Los Angeles, California area.  Even the Parents of Fremont and Charles; all are buried in California.  One thing I have come to realize in researching the surname COBB; it is quite a common name.  

I will post more stories and information on about this family.  

Monday, February 1, 2016

Example of how easy to misidentify Ancestors Pictures/Cobb & Bletzacker

Pictures of the COBB brothers Charles and  Fremont who married
HEPWORTH sisters Emma and 'Jennie' and a younger man
Frank BLETZACKER who married the youngest child of
Mary and Thomas; Alice HEPWORTH
This is a perfect example of misidentifying an Ancestor's picture. This is on the HEPWORTH line. And yes, I know I did say that this year (2016) I was going to leave the HEPWORTH line and start blogging about the TOMLINSON/WHERRETT line.  But, this is to good to ignore.
First, a little background on these three handsome fellows.  Fremont and Charles COBB are brothers who married HEPWORTH sisters; Charles married my second great-aunt Emma who was the sixth child of Thomas and Mary HEPWORTH.  Fremont married Jane Elizabeth who was number eight of  the thirteen children of Thomas and Mary.
 Frank Bletzacker married the youngest child (No. 13) Alice.
It was Fremont COBB and Frank BLETZACKER that was identified incorrectly in my personal file of pictures that was given to me some years ago. You can see how easily that could happened.
Frank was born eleven years after Fremont and yet how similar their mustaches were and they do resemble one another.  Of course Frank having on a hat makes it more difficult to see the difference at a glance.  Frank's picture is cropped from his wedding picture (with Alice by his side) so I do know it was taken in 1894 in Salt Lake City.
How I found the discrepancy is because I have posted my tree on and frequently look at the 'hints' that are posted for each ancestor.    A direct descendant of Fremont COBB and Jane HEWORTH (aka Jennie) also has a tree on and the author posted the picture of his great grandfather Fremont Cobb. Doing research on the COBB line I discovered what this distant cousin had posted.   I quickly found the picture I had on file that was labeled as Frank BLETZACKER and realized what a mistake it would have been had I posted Frank's picture and it was truly Fremont COBB.
Golden Rule of Genealogy #2:  Never assume something you don't personally know.  Check it out!
Verify Verify Verify. 

In a few days I will post the rest of the story.  It's about how Fremont was accused of murder in 1906. And more interesting 'stuff.'  Stay tuned.