Saturday, January 31, 2015

LDS Seminary 1892 ~ Dave Gunderson

The following note comes from Dave Gunderson.  Does anyone know where the 1892 Seminary was located? And, was it a part of an Academy such as BYU Academy?

I  have been trying to finish my book on the Madsen family for about the last few months
and have been seeking help from my family.

One of the grandsons of Anthon W. Madsen has sent me several of the compositions
made by his grandfather at the LDS Seminary in Mt. Pleasant in 1888 - 1890 time frame.
I was surprised to see that the subjects were largely secular in nature and not ecclesiastical in nature.
The subjects included:
  • Three Business Forms
  • The Biographical Sketch.of George Washington
  • Great Men of the American Revolution
  • Youth the Time to Prepare
  • The Sculpture Boy
  • Transformation of Poetry into Pores
  • The Revolutionary War, Etc.
I am wondering if the Seminary in Mt.Pleasant was part of the Academy 

Erma Shelly

1/12/1926 ~ 1/29/2015
ShelleyErmaCropErma B. Shelley, our loving mother, grandmother, neighbor and friend, “retired from service” and moved on to be with her beloved husband, Dale, early Wednesday, January 29, 2015. She was born January 12, 1926 in Fairview, UT to Jacob Denzil &; Emily Billings Bushman. Erma married Dale Worth Shelley November 24, 1944 in Fairview, UT solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple June 13, 1945. She loved her home; she loved her gardens; she loved her family; and she loved her temple service. This love flowed from God through her. Family and church service were of utmost importance to Erma. Service to those she loved and cared for, was interwoven in the “fabric” of the life she lived. After losing her beloved Dale way too soon on Father’s Day, June 19, 1977. She went to nursing school and touched many lives as a nurse in the Sanpete Valley Hospital. Prior to working as a nurse she cooked at the Mt. Pleasant LDS Hospital for many years. People would schedule their surgeries to align with her work schedule to enjoy her cooking. Continuous church service – a mission to Holbrook, AZ; Election Board service – her hand writing and memory was so exacting; humanitarian service – every Wednesday; Daughters of the Utah Pioneers – every month; and right to the finish, her many church callings. Survived by her children, Carolyn Jane (Dan) Anderson, Mt. Pleasant, UT; Kathryn (Dave) Lister, Fairview, UT; Devon Scott (Debbi) Shelley, Walla Walla, WA; LouAnna (Ted) Haynes, Eureka, UT; David Mark (Pamella) Shelley; Mattawan, MI; Don Ray (Jana) Shelley, Mesa, AZ; son-in-law, Bruce Whiting, Orem, UT; daughter-in-law, Ruth Ann Milner, Cedar City, UT; 33 grandchildren; 73 great grandchildren & 1 great-great grandchild; siblings, Donna Thorpe, Salt Lake City, UT; Boyd (Carla) Bushman, Chow Chilla, CA; Carma (Art) Humphries, Bountiful, UT; Jean Johnson, Fairview, UT; Lynn Merth (Camille) Bushman, Salt Lake City, UT; Therald (Lorna) Bushman, Salt Lake City, UT. Preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, Dale Lynn Shelley; daughter, Gayle Whiting; sister, Helen Bushman; grandchildren, David Lister; Lucus Mark Lister; great grandchild, Ryder Wolfe; brothers-in-law, Glen Johnson & Bert Thorpe; sister-in-law, Elaine Bushman. Funeral service Tuesday February 3, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in the Mt. Pleasant 5th Ward Chapel (55 S State). Friends may call Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Rasmussen Mortuary (96 N 100 W Mt. Pleasant), and Tuesday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church prior to services. Interment in the Mt. Pleasant City Cemetery. Online condolence at

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Andrew Madsen's Journal 1869 ~ 1872 Brigham Young Visits, Church Completed, Grasshoppers, Flour Mill, Co-op Herd, Peace Treaty

General Morrow, having made several successful attempts in routing and scattering the Indian Tribes, met with a number of their Chiefs at Mt. Pleasant and a Peace Treaty was concluded.

During the Fall, the new meeting house was completed and dedicated, the same affording ample accommodations for the Saints.


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