Wednesday, August 31, 2011

John H. Seely Barn

From Utah State Archives

Barns (John H. Seely) P.2


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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Photos Shared by Judy Malkiewicz

Judy Malkiewicz of Mackay, Idaho (above), has sent us a number of her grandmother's photos in the past. She promised us more in the future. However, she was recently diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer of the bone marrow plasma cells with no known cure. She is undergoing treatment in Colorado. She has two websites of her own. One tells of her battle with multiple myeloma: The other tells us of the "goings on" in Mackay Idaho, where she now lives and where her grandmother moved to after leaving Mt. Pleasant: . We will be posting a few of the photos she has shared over the next few days. We wish Judy all the best in her battle against multiple myeloma. Many thanks to Judy for thinking of us at this critical time in her own life. 

 My grandmother, Hazel Theora (Jensen) Anderson Lundberg, was born January 22, 1889 in Mt. Pleasant, Utah. She grew up in Mt. Pleasant and married a man also born in Mt. Pleasant, Maple Henning Lundberg (the son of Dr. August Lundberg - Dentist). They left Mt. Pleasant in 1917 and moved to Mackay, Idaho where they both died (he in 1934 and she in 1985). In my grandmother's things, I have a number of old Mt. Pleasant photos, obituaries, etc - most are labeled.

Henrietta Thompson
Friend of Hazel Anderson Lundberg
Taken at Dean Studio, Grand Junction Colorado

 Henrietta Thompson's Grandchild
taken at Nampa Idaho
Friend of Hazel Anderson Lundberg

 Jim Syndergaard and Ab Nelson
Friends of Hazel Anderson Lundberg
taken at Ephraim, Utah

 Jim Syndergaard
Friend of Hazel Anderson Lundberg

Estella West
Friend of Hazel Anderson Lundberg

Estella West's Son
Friend of Hazel Anderson Lundberg

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Carole Anderson Tucker

CLINTON-ST. GEORGE - On August 22, 2011, Carole Anderson Tucker, our dearly loved mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend completed her mission on earth. She truly endured to the end.
Mom was born August 29, 1921, to Clarence and Ruth Bessey Anderson in Mt. Pleasant, Utah. She attended school there and was a cheerleader at North Sanpete High. She spent her senior year at Wasatch Academy and tied for Valedictorian of her graduating class in 1940.
Mom married her high school sweetheart, Blaine Graham Tucker, in Manti, Utah, on May 27, 1940. Their marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple on June 1, 1965.
Mom moved often as she supported Dad's career with J.C. Penney. She finally put roots down when they moved to Clinton, Utah, and partnered with dear friends to open Bee-Gees Apparel. They later moved to Roy, then retired to St. George.
Mom was very family-oriented. She loved her siblings, and was close with the Tucker Clan, spending many enjoyable times with them. The happiest days of Mom's 56-year marriage was the adoption of her children, Robyn Adele and Thomas Blaine. She devoted her life to their care. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the delight of her life. Recently she adopted another daughter, Leslie Lewis, who provided Mom great love and companionship.
Mom was blessed with the voice of an angel, and music was an important part of life. She played the lead in her high school operettas, studied voice at USU, and performed in her favorite operas, "Carmen", and "The Messiah". She taught voice lessons, and sang in several groups, including her most loved, the Clintones.
For several years Mom was a volunteer case manager for the Second District Juvenile Court in Ogden. She loved the youth and had an extraordinary influence on them. She received an award for her years of service from the governor's wife, Colleen Bangerter.
Mom was well read, intelligent, wise in her counsel, full of love for others, and accepting of all she knew. Her sensitive personality drew people to her and she cherished these associations all during her life. She loved being known as "The Cookie Lady" by neighborhood children.
Mom is survived by her daughter, Robyn (Richard) Thurgood Syracuse; son, Thomas Blaine Tucker Ogden; a sister, Barbara Hansen; brother, William (Bill) Anderson, also the grandchildren she cherished, Michelle Lyn (Charlie) Cearley, Nicole (Rodney) Banks, Jordan (Amelia) Thurgood, Tausha (Josh) Higginson, Tristan Tucker, and nine precious great-grandchildren, Cayden, Riley, Kaylee Cearley, Alexandra, Kendal, Kiersten, Cameron, Grayson Banks; and Abigail Higginson.
Mom is preceded in death by her husband, Blaine Graham Tucker, parents, brother John (Jack) Anderson.
A viewing will be held Sunday, August 28, 2011 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Myers Roy Mortuary, 5865 South 1900 West, Roy. Graveside services will be held Monday in Manti where she will be laid to rest with her eternal companion.
Heartfelt thanks to Country Pines and Hearts For Hospice.
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Mt. Pleasant Weddings in September of 1909


Contributed by Bonnie
I love this photo of my great-grandfather, Nathaniel Hale Cobb, in his store in Portland, Maine. I don‘t know the exact date that it was taken as I still have a lot of research to do, but it was sometime between 1900 and 1920 based on what I do know. I also don‘t know yet if the woman in the photo was related. I love the information about the era that this photo provides and it gives me a lot of things to add to my task list.


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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Judy Malkiewicz Shared Photos

Unknown Surname (Perhaps Thompson)
Linda and Letta, friends of Hazel Anderson Lundberg
taken in Grand Junction Colorado

Rachel (Unknown Surname)

Evelyn  (Unknown Surname)
Taken in Richfield

Hired Girl for Maple and Hazel Anderson Lundberg

 Lucille Renberg
Hired Girl for Maple and Hazel Anderson Lundberg
When Rex Lundberg was born: July 11, 1912

(unknown first name) Larsen
Friend of Hazel Anderson Lundberg

Queen City Book Store

We found this in one of our books upstairs.  Does anyone know where "Queen City Book Store" was and when it existed and also who owned and managed it. ?  

Friday, August 26, 2011

Mary Ann Smith - Obituary, Mt. Pleasant, UT - Utah Obituaries |


March 28, 1932 ~  August 23, 2011

Hometown: Mt. Pleasant, UT


Mary Ann Smith, age 79, a resident of Colorado Springs since 1964, passed away peacefully at home on August 23, 2011 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s and an eighteen month second round with cancer.

She was born on March 28, 1932 in Mt. Pleasant, Utah to John F. and Olive (Monsen) Pritchett. Her parents and her siblings, Gwen (Poulsen), Frank Lee, and Susan, preceded her in death.

Mary Ann learned the value of hard work from her parents, both in maintaining a clean and orderly house and in the difficult tasks of wheat farming. As a teenager she helped her father with the wheat harvest by driving a tractor pulling a wheat combine. Throughout her school years she was popular, a good student and a leader. She was active in drama, marching band (saxophone), dance, and pep club. She had a beautiful alto voice and was active singing in school and in the community. She received a scholarship to study drama at the University of Denver the summer following her graduation from high school.

Mary Ann attended the University of Utah one year and then chose to marry her high school sweetheart, Allen Smith, in 1951. The marriage was later solemnized for eternity in the Manti, Utah LDS Temple. Mary Ann did, however, earn her PhT (Putting husband Through) degree at Utah State University while supporting Allen in earning his Electrical Engineering degree.

Mary Ann was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints throughout her life and served diligently and effectively in many callings. She loved her Savior and was an effective teacher and leader. She especially enjoyed working with children in Primary and Sunday School classes and also with teenage girls in Young Women programs. She also served in the adult women’s Relief Society for several years. Due to her strong organizational and leadership skills she served predominantly in leadership positions. She also served with Allen as a Stake and Ward missionary, an eighteen month church service mission at the Bishop’s Storehouse, eleven years as an ordinance worker in the Denver Temple, and three years full time as an assistant to the matron in the Temple Presidency.

Mary Ann is survived by her loving husband, five sons, Larry (Irene), Mark (Pam), David (Tracie), Craig (Kathy), Brent (Dana), nine granddaughters, seven grandsons, five great-granddaughters, and four great-grandsons. Her husband and five sons were the love and joy of her life although she loved all her large family dearly and they reciprocated, including her five daughters-in-law who adored her and they all had a very close relationship.

She was totally committed to serving the Lord and her family and demonstrated throughout her life a willingness to sacrifice her own comfort and desires to serve and to give happiness to her family and others. Mary Ann was the ideal wife, companion, and sweetheart. She was a devoted and supportive wife, humble and without guile. She was a beautiful person, a virtuous woman, a “crown to her husband” (Proverbs 12:4).

Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, August 27, 2011 in the LDS Church at 4955 Meadowland Blvd., Colorado Springs.

A viewing will be held Friday evening 6pm to 8pm at Swan Law Funeral Directors and again at the Church an hour before the funeral service.

Interment will be in the Mt. Pleasant, Utah City Cemetery on Friday, September 2nd, following a brief graveside service at 11:00am.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in memory of Mary Ann to the LDS Church Humanitarian Aid Fund (1-800-525-8074) or to a charity of the donor’s choice.ry, Mt. Pleasant, UT - Utah Obituaries |

Early Pioneer Houses ~ Researched by Tudy Barentsen Standlee ~ Peter Madsen Peel Home

Tudy Standlee has been researching the older homes of Mt. Pleasant. She has spent many hours looking up plot maps, abstracts and visiting with family members, as well as current residents in the older homes of Mt. Pleasant. Each home has its own story to tell. Each has had a variety of owners. Some have remained in the family of the original owners. We truly appreciate all the hard work and perseverance that Tudy has given to this project. Her work will be appreciated by many generations to come. 

 We plan to feature one or two Pioneer Homes each month. 

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Where did the expression “piss poor” come from ? ~ submitted by Tudy Barentsen Standlee

Where did the expression “piss poor”
 come from ?  

Us older people need to learn something new every day..   
Just to keep the grey matter tuned up.Where did "Piss Poor" come from?
Interesting History.

They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot   
And then once a day it was taken and sold to the tannery...   
if you had to do this to survive you were "Piss Poor".
But worse than that were the really poor folk who couldn't even afford to buy a pot...
They "didn't have a pot to piss in" and were the lowest of the low.   
The next time you are washing your hands and complain because the water temperature   
Isn't just how you like it, think about how things used to be.

Here are some facts about the 1500s

Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May,
And they still smelled pretty good by June. However, since they were starting to smell,
Brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor.
Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting married.

Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water.
The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water,   
Then all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the children.   
Last of all the babies.   
By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it.   
Hence the saying, "Don't throw the baby out with the Bath water!"

Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw-piled high, with no wood underneath.
It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals   
(mice, bugs) lived in the roof.   
When it rained it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof.
Hence the saying, "It's raining cats and dogs."
There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house.
This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings   
Could mess up your nice clean bed.   
Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some protection.   
That's how canopy beds came into existence.

The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt.
Hence the saying, "Dirt poor." The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery   
In the winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on floor to help keep their footing.   
As the winter wore on, they added more thresh until, when you opened the door,   
It would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood was placed in the entrance-way.
Hence: a thresh hold.

(Getting quite an education, aren't you?)

In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always hung over the fire.
Every day they lit the fire and added things to the pot. They ate mostly vegetables   
And did not get much meat. They would eat the stew for dinner, leaving leftovers   
In the pot to get cold overnight and then start over the next day.   
Sometimes stew had food in it that had been there for quite a while.
Hence the rhyme:
“Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot nine days old”.
Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special.
When visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show off.
It was a sign of wealth that a man could, "bring home the bacon."
They would cut off a little to share with guests
And would all sit around and chew the fat.

Those with money had plates made of pewter.
Food with high acid content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food,
causing lead poisoning death. This happened most often with tomatoes,
so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were considered poisonous.

Bread was divided according to status.
Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle,
and guests got the top, or the upper crust.
Lead cups were used to drink ale or whisky.
The combination would sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days.
Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial.
They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around
and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up.
Hence the custom; “of holding a wake”.

England is old and small and the local folks started running out of places to bury people.
So they would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a bone-house, and reuse the grave.
When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks
on the inside and they realized they had been burying people alive.
So they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the coffin
and up through the ground and tie it to a bell.
Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night (the graveyard shift.)
to listen for the bell; thus, someone could be,
“saved by the bell” or was “considered a dead ringer”.

And that's the truth.
Now, whoever said History was boring!!!
So get out there and educate someone! ~~~
Share these facts with a friend.
Inside every older person is a younger person wondering,
'What the heck happened?'

We'll be friends until we are old and senile.
Then we'll be new friends.
it gives your face something to do!

Woven Generations

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Judy Malkiewicz of Mackay,  Idaho has sent us a number of her grandmother's photos in the past.  She promised us more in the future.  However, she was recently diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer of the bone marrow plasma cells with no known cure.  She is undergoing treatment in Colorado.  She has two websites of her own.  One tells of her battle with multiple myeloma:  The other tells us of the "goings on" in Mackay Idaho, where she now lives and where her grandmother moved to after leaving Mt. Pleasant: . We will be posting a few of the photos she has shared over the next few days.   We wish Judy all the best in her battle against multiple myeloma. Many thanks to Judy for thinking of us at this critical time in her own life.   

My grandmother, Hazel Theora (Jensen) Anderson Lundberg, was born January 22, 1889  in Mt. Pleasant, Utah. She grew up in Mt. Pleasant and married a man also born in Mt. Pleasant, Maple Henning Lundberg (the son of Dr. August Lundberg - Dentist). They left Mt. Pleasant in 1917 and moved to Mackay, Idaho where they both died (he in 1934 and she in 1985). In my grandmother's things, I have a number of old Mt. Pleasant photos, obituaries, etc - most are   labeled. 
 Edna Frandsen, a friend of Hazel  Anderson Lundberg

Mr. and Mrs. Ole Arilson, friends of  Hannah Persson Jensen Anderson
Friend of  Hannah Persson Anderson's Dressmaker
Taken at Howarth, Salt Lake City

Hannah Persson Jensen Anderson Dressmaker's husband
taken at Howarth, Salt Lake City

 Harry Erickson Family
Tessa and Harry Larsen (?)
Sister to  Berkley Larsen, Lt. Governor of Idaho

Friend of Hazel Anderson Lundberg

Nels Waldemar ~ Son of John and Torbor Elise Ericksen Waldemar

Just found the picture of Nels this morning and the Ericksen record shows where he probably belonged. 
Nels' name in underlined in green.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

C.N. Lund Jr Is Mobbed At Salina

who got an A+ for this entry

Since the Pledge of Allegiance 
The Lord's Prayer 

Are not allowed in most 

Public schools anymore 
Because the word 'God' is mentioned..... 
A kid in Arizona
wrote the attached 
NEW School prayer: 

"New Pledge of Allegiance"

Now I sit me down in school 
Where praying is against the rule 
For this great nation under God 
Finds mention of Him very odd. 

If scripture now the class recites, 
It violates the Bill of Rights.
And anytime my head I bow 
Becomes a Federal matter now.


Our hair can be purple, orange or green, 
That's no offense; it's a freedom scene.. 
The law is specific, the law is precise. 
Prayers spoken aloud are a serious vice. 

For praying in a public hall 
Might offend someone with no faith at all.. 
In silence alone we must meditate, 
God's name is prohibited by the state. 

We're allowed to cuss and dress like freaks, 
And pierce our noses, tongues and cheeks... 
They've outlawed guns, but FIRST the Bible. 
To quote the Good Book makes me liable.
We can elect a pregnant Senior Queen, 
And the 'unwed daddy,' our Senior King. 
It's 'inappropriate' to teach right from wrong, 
We're taught that such 'judgments' do not belong.. 

We can get our condoms and birth controls, 
Study witchcraft, vampires and totem poles
But the Ten Commandments are not allowed,
No word of God must reach this crowd. 

It's scary here I must confess, 
When chaos reigns the school's a mess. 
So, Lord, this silent plea I make: 
Should I be shot; My soul please take! 


If you aren't ashamed to do this,  Please pass this on.. 
Jesus said,  'If you are ashamed of me,  I will be ashamed of you before my Father.' 


Not ashamed. Pass this on.

submitted by Carol Corcoran
Genealogy Quote

"In all of us there is a hunger, marrow-deep, to know our heritage - to know who we are and where we have come from."

~Alex Haley

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