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201 Obituary for Don E. Chappell

Loa, Utah - Our beloved and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend, Don Elwood Chappell, age 72, of Loa, passed away August 14, 2015 in Provo with his loving wife of 53 years by his side. He led his family with quiet dignity and was an example of strength and dedication to all who knew him.

Don was born December 7, 1942, in Lyman, Utah to Alton Hiett and Relia Mikkelsen Chappell. He grew up in Bicknell helping on the family farm and attending school. His activity in sports, music, and church programs made him a leader and a great friend. He worked and played hard and always had a funny story about herding cows or attending parties. When finished with chores, he could be found fishing, hunting, or building something out of scraps of wood, a carpentry skill he inherited from his father.

Don graduated from Wayne High School in 1961 and soon after married his high school sweetheart, Marsha Lynn Taylor, on July 27, 1962 in the Manti LDS Temple. Together they raised four children in a happy home. When he wasn't working, his time was spent fixing things around the house that "somehow" got broken, building indestructible shelves and garden planters, and beautifying the yard, all the while teaching his children, by example, the satisfaction of hard work. The family loved camping, fishing and taking road trips together.
He briefly attended the University of Utah and worked tirelessly to support his growing family before beginning his career as a truck driver. His first job was for CH Dredge, hauling onions and potatoes to various western states. Afterward, he worked for Consolidated Freightways, which took his family from Utah to Cheyenne, Wyoming and Las Vegas, Nevada. He retired after 35+ years of service to the company and winning many driving awards. He was most proud of his "Million Miler" award, earned by driving over four million safe and accident-free miles, an admirable feat considering the harsh winters across Wyoming, Montana, Utah and Colorado.

He enjoyed his work, although he lamented being away from his family. The solitude and wide open spaces of driving were a source of comfort and satisfaction. Though his schedule didn't often allow him to attend church, he traveled with his scriptures. He served where he could with the Boy Scouts on projects and helping those in need.

After retiring, Don and Marsha Lynn returned to Loa and Wayne County and spent their days enjoying their lovely home. Anxious to stay busy, his love of the outdoors led him to work for the Forest Service during the summers of 2008 - 2012. He took pride in digging ditches, building signs, repairing trails, and even cleaning restrooms all over Boulder Mountain, Thousand Lake Mountain, and Fish Lake so that others could enjoy visits to the mountains. He was thrilled to be back to his roots and his home.

Don is survived by his beloved wife Marsha Lynn of Loa; children: Gerilyn (Thatcher) Cardon, Logandale, Nevada; Terilyn (Kent) Clay, Charlotte, North Carolina; Darrell (LaRinda) Chappell, Vacaville, California; and Jennifer (Matthew) Orton, Renton, Washington; brother Val Gene (Sharla) Chappell, Richfield; Ardis (Norman) Christensen, Escalante; Catherine (Dwight) Mielke, Loa; Rodney Ellett, Bicknell; Roma Taylor, Orem; Maurine (Bob) Winters, Zillah, WA; Janet (Doug) Morrell, Central Valley. He leaves behind 11 grandchildren he loved deeply.

He was preceded in death by his parents and stepfather, J.A. Ellett; brothers Keith, George and Nathan Chappell; Gary and Lane Ellett; two grandsons, Eli Parker Cardon and Jaxon Thaine Chappell.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Augusts 22, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. in the Loa LDS Stake Center, where friends may call for viewing Friday evening from 6 to 8 P.M. or Saturday morning from 11:00 to 12:30 prior to the services.

Burial will be in the Loa Cemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.

Published at http://www.springerturner.com/obituaries/Don-E-Chappell?obId=615359#/obituaryInfo accessed 13 Dec 2016. 
Chappell, Don Elwood (I161617)
202 Obituary for Wendell H. Chappell

Lyman, Utah - Our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Wendell Holden Chappell, age 88, of Lyman, passed away August 5, 2015 in Centerfield, after a long, active life of hard work, love and service. He was the rock and foundation of our family and will be greatly missed.

Wendell was born September 9, 1926 in Lyman, Utah, a son of William Lamont and Lenora Belle Cook Chappell. He was the thirteenth child of fourteen children, losing six of his siblings in infancy. His father taught him to be a cowboy and took him riding all over the mountains, bareback of course, and he knew every inch of them. He especially loved Thousand Lake Mountain. He grew up learning the great value of hard work, along with his love for fishing, hunting and playing basketball. Wendell graduated from Wayne High school, Class of 1944, and went on to Snow College in Ephraim, but was drafted into the army in March of 1945. He was first row of the occupation troops to enter Tokyo, Japan, after the war. Wendell's kind and loving soul was heart sick with the destruction and starvation he saw. Wendell says of his time in the service, "We honored our flag twice everyday and learned to appreciate our great country. I don't claim to have done anything. I just put in my time and this great country is welcome to my time." Wendell love his home and never wanted to leave Lyman after he returned from the war.

He married Burla Shurtz on February 22, 1949 in the Manti LDS Temple and they made their home in Lyman. Together, they raised four children.

Wendell loved his farm and worked hard to take care of it and his family. He served valiantly in the LDS Church and in the community. He enjoyed being a lifetime member of the American Legion, where he served as Chaplain for many years; Wayne County Commissioner and Wayne County Sheriff, a position he held with honor as his father and grandfather were also sheriff of Wayne County.

Wendell served, alongside his wife, Burla, a work mission in Albert Canada, but his most rewarding and enjoyable times were spent working in the Manti Temple for 8 years, being an assistant supervisor and then supervisor.

His pride and joy was his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He loved his family get togethers and never left without singing, "Hail, hail, the gang's all here".

Wendell is survived by his beloved wife, Burla of Lyman; children: Beth and Kirtley Jensen, Alice and Bruce Christenson, all of Gunnison; Douglas Chappell of High Level, Alberta, Canada; Jeanette and Dan Taylor of Bicknell; 16 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son-in-law: Joe L Christensen; his parents; 9 brothers and 4 sisters: William LaVon Chappell, Nora Lefollen Chappell, Geneva Belle Chappell, Wanda LaVell Chappell, David Grant Chappell, Lloyd Bybee Chappell, Woodrow Chappell, Farrell Lamont Chappell, Austin Whitney Chappell, Olive Beth Chappell, Kennard Dean Chappell, Merrill Joshua Chappell, and George Newell Chappell.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. in the Lyman LDS Ward Chapel, where friends may call for viewing Monday evening from 6 to 8 P.M. or Tuesday morning from 11:00 to 12:30 prior to the services.

Burial with military honors accorded by the Harold Brown American Legion Post #92 and the Utah honor Guard will be in the Lyman Cemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.

Published at http://www.springerturner.com/obituaries/Wendell-H-Chappell?obId=605212#/obituaryInfo accessed 13 Dec 2016. 
Chappell, Wendell Holden (I161456)
203 On 30 November 1669, in a will that was voided by subsequent ones, Thomas named wife Martha, daughters Elizabeth, wife of George Lawton, Hannah, wife of Stephen Wilcox of Misquamicut, and Martha, wife of Ichabod Potter, son Robert Hazard, and grandson Thomas Hazard (Austin, 320).  On 16 October 1674, Thomas testified in a dispute regarding the corn mill at Pawtuxet between Stephen Arnold and Samuel Reape.  Thomas stated that he was sixty-four years old (Austin, 320). Hazard, Thomas Jr. (I12370)
204 Patriotic Service VA;
   Signed a Declaration of Independence, on April 21, 1779 with other citizens of Albemarle Co.  Document preserved in the rooms of Virginia Historical Society in Richmond, VA. 
Barksdale, William III (I18235)
205 Richard enlisted in the Militia of Surry County Va in 1687.1687 Order Bk 1671-1690 p 562 Richard Jordan Jr [11] granted Adm. of estate of his father Richard Jordan May 3 1687.
Richard is listed on the 1674 , 1683,1688,1694,1698 tithable rolls Of Surry County Va. In 1695 Grand jury fined Richard for not going to church. 
Jordan, Richard Jr. (I147605)
206 Settled in Jamaica, Long Island. 1 He married Anne ___ about 1662/5 Thurston, Joseph (I21527)
207 Stated to have descended from Robert De Farnham, a companion of William the Conqueror.  The surname comes from the name of a town in Surrey, England.  Born in 1603.  On 6 April 1635, he sailed from Surrey, England in the ship "JAMES", with his wife Alice (aged 28y.) and three children, and landed in Boston on June 3, 1635.  His name was spelled Ffarman on the ship's list.  He was a proprietor at Ipswich, Mass., in 1639, and later went to Andover, Mass.,  Died 8 Jan. 1692-2 (CONFLICT confused death date with son's)
    Ralph Farnham "dropped out of sight" in the early 1640's.  There is some belief, but no proof, that he died in a severe snowstorm while on his way to tend a patent in Roxbury, Mass., who needed a tooth pulled.  If so, he was the barber -surgeon described by Edward Johnson in "Wonder-Working-Providence", as the one who lectured people on theology while shaving them.  Johnson thought the death a special providence to prevent the spread of Presbyterian heresy, as "he had a good influence that way." 
Farnham, Ralph Sr. (I18376)
208 Thomas E. Ricks, president of the Fremont Stake of Zion, was born July 21, 1828, in Trigg (now Christian) county, Kentucky, son of Joel Ricks and Elenor Martin. When but two years old his parents moved to Madison county, Illinois, at which place he was baptized Feb. 14, 1845, and in the following October he was ordained an Elder. In September he moved with his parents to Nauvoo, Illinois. He worked on the Nauvoo Temple from the time he arrived there until work was stopped, and preparations commenced to move west. He crossed the Mississippi river for the west Feb. 8, 1846, with part of Charles C. Rich's family, acting as teamster for them as far as Council Bluffs, where he remained with his parents until April, 1848, when he continued westward in Heber C. Kimball's company. When the company arrived near Elkhorn river the Indians stole four of their oxen, and Bro. Ricks with three others were sent in pursuit of them. They came upon the Indians [p.456] about six miles from camp. The Indians at once commenced firing at them and Bro. Ricks was shot three times. It was not until the following July that he was able to leave his bed, but from that time on he continued to gain strength. He arrived in Salt Lake valley Sept. 24, 1848, locating at North Mill Creek, about twelve miles north of Salt Lake City. The following spring he moved into Centerville. In the fall of 1849 he was called to go with an eight-ox team to meet a company of emigrants in charge of Ezra T. Benson and Geo. A. Smith, whom he met near Independence Rock on the Sweetwater, and returning with the company he arrived in Salt Lake City Oct. 23, 1849. On the 20th of November of the same year he was called to go on an exploring expedition under the charge of Parley P. Pratt to southern Utah. He accompanied this expedition as far south as where St. George is now located, and returned March 27, 1850. He was married to Tobitha Hendricks Aug. 28, 1852. At the April conference, 1856, he was called to go south on an Indian mission with William Bringhurst and others. They went to Los Vegas (now Nevada), and there, with the others of the mission, he assisted in building a fort, and opening up farms. At the October conference, 1856, he was called to go and assist the hand-cart company through, and started out on this mission the same day he was called. He met Capt. Martin's company at Independence Rock, and arrived at Salt Lake City with them Nov. 30th. March 10, 1858, he, with others, was called to Salmon river, Idaho, to rescue Thomas S. Smith's company from the Indians, returning to Salt Lake City one month later creek, a little north of where the town of Nephi is now located. In the fall of 1859 he moved to Cache valley and located at Logan, in said valley. He was for many years a member of the High Council of Cache Stake of Zion. In 1863 he crossed the plains as captain of a company of teams who went to meet the emigrants at Council Bluffs, and again in 1866 he was called to fill a similar mission, both of which he filled successfully. In 1869 he filled a mission to the States of Ohio, Illinois and Kentucky. Soon after his return from this mission he was found busy in the construction of the railroad from Ogden to Franklin, being one of the principal contractors in the building of this grade. In 1877, he, in company with Wm. D. Hendricks, contracted for the laying of the track from Franklin, Idaho, to Butte, Montana, which work he completed by Christmas, 1880. In 1881 he was busy as a contractor of grades for the Northern Pacific railroad. In December, 1882, he was called to lead a colony in the settlement of the upper Snake River valley, Idaho, where he arrived the following February and at once went to work and laid out the city of Rexburg, and afterwards assisted in laying out nearly every settlement in what is now Fremont and Bingham counties. He built the first grist mill in the upper Snake river valley; built the first ferry across the north fork of Snake river; built the first saw mill; opened up the first mercantile store, and was ever first and foremost in every enterprise that tended to build a commonwealth. He was appointed the first Bishop in the Snake River country, then known as the Bannock Ward. When the Stake was organized Feb. 4, 1884, he was appointed its president, which position he creditably filled till his death. In 1885 he was called on a mission to England, which he filled for a period of over two years. Soon after his return from this mission, while in Logan, he was placed [p.457] under arrest on the charge of unlawful cohabitation, but at his preliminary hearing on May 28, 1888, he was discharged. In 1890 he was again arrested for his religion's sake, and this time appealed his case to the higher court from the decision of the trial court, which resulted in the case being again dismissed. From 1861 to 1863 he served Cache county as their sheriff, and again in the '70s he was serving the same county as their assessor and collector. He was a colonel of the Utah militia for a great number of years. Twice he was appointed by the governor of Idaho a delegate to represent the State in the National Irrigation congress, both of which he filled with honor. In 1898 he was appointed by the governor of Idaho as a member of the board of directors of the Insane Asylum of Idaho. He was chosen chairman of the board and held that position at the time of his death. During the time he was railroad-building he accumulated considerable means, all of which he spent in building up and developing the Snake river country, and in assisting the poor and needy who had come to settle there. The savings and accumulations of a great many years of industrious toil were all spent through his kindness and liberality. President Ricks died at his home in Rexburg, Bingham county, Idaho, Sept. 28, 1901, surrounded by his numerous and sorrowing family. Those who, knew him best assert that a more courageous man never lived than Thos. E. Ricks; for fear to him was unknown. While at times he appeared a little rough and stern in his manner and conversation, yet beneath that roughness and sternness there always beat a kindly and forgiving heart. To the kingdom of God, and the Priesthood, he was loyal to the core, ever ready and willing to go where he was called and when he was called, unflinchingly braving every danger and hardship without a murmur. His was a cheerful disposition, and he always had words of encouragement to those who were laboring to build up the new country in which he took so much interest. He had five wives, four of whom survived him. He was the father of 42 children, 36 of whom he left to mourn his loss. At the time of his death he had 154 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren living.

Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol. 4, p.258 I was invited to accompany President Preston and Bishop Ricks on a preliminary survey, having been over considerable of that country at different times and expected to assist in its colonization. We left Logan on the evening of January 4th, 1883, arriving at Wyman Parker's at Egin the next evening. We held a meeting with that group on January 7th and discussed the feasibility of selecting and fencing a cooperative or community field and working together in securing water for irrigation purposes. On the 9th we visited the small colony on Poole Island, sometimes called Cedar Buttes, meeting in a small log cabin owned by John R. Poole which was being used as the school and meetinghouse. On the 10th we crossed the south fork of the Snake River on the ice and visited the residence of Theodore Lyman who was located on Lyman creek and from whom the stream received its name. The next morning we made a survey of that part of the country and selected the site as a place for a central settlement and headquarters for the colonizing of this upper valley. President Preston suggested that the townsite be named Rexburg in honor of Bishop Ricks, whose English name was "Rex." On January 12, 1883 we returned to Cedar Butte and stayed at the home of J. D. Fisher and the next day we returned home by way of Eagle Rock. Soon after a group of young men with teams, sleighs and provisions was organized consisting of Francis C. Gunnell, Thomas E. Ricks, Jr., Brigham, Heber and Willard Ricks, Fred Smith, Daniel Walters, Lorenzo Thorpe, Leonard Jones, James M. Cook and Andrew S. Anderson, a surveyor. They left Logan, Utah January 25, 1883 to help with the new settlement.

Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol. 4, p.259

On February the 8th, Bishop Ricks and I took the train to Eagle Rock. We waited at Cedar Buttes until the 11th when this group arrived. They wended their way to a grove of cottonwood trees on the east side of the south fork of Snake River just west of the present site of Lyman. I went to Beaver Canyon to briefly oversee my sawmill interests. I joined them again on Sunday the 15th. Bishop Ricks and I held the first meeting that was ever held on the forks of the Snake River with the group that day. The young men continued getting out [p.259] house logs. Bishop Ricks and I explored the country and visited the Saints in Egin and Cedar Buttes, returning to where the boys were located February 26th and helped break the road through eighteen inches of snow with the first five loads of house logs to where Rexburg now stands. We returned to Cache Valley and they continued getting out building material. We came back March 11th. On March 12th, 1888, Andrew W. Anderson had completed surveying the Rexburg townsite. It was divided into ten blocks with four lots to the block, two and one-half acres to the lot. By March 15th the city canal was surveyed, the head of which was established where the Moody creek empties into the South Teton River. On the 16th of March, we called a meeting of those present. After the opening prayer, I formally dedicated the ground and named the new settlement, Rexburg. The first log house was completed by Bishop Ricks, March 15, 1883.

Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol. 4, p.259 The first ferry boat was launched on the North Fork of Snake River six miles due west of Rexburg, March 26th. It was built by Thomas E. Ricks, Henry Flamm, myself and others. I filed on 160 acres on the southeast corner of the townsite - the northeast quarter of section 29, township 6, range 40, under the timber culture act. This tract is now known as the Rigby addition to Rexburg. I purchased Lot 2 in block 1 with a cottonwood house partly constructed on it from W. A. Shepherd, for which I paid him $35.00 in cash and grain. I completed this house with a dirt roof and built an additional two rooms of lumber, lined with adobes, and a shingled roof, which was the home of my wife, Ann for a number of years. I also secured lots 1 and 4 in block 17 and lot 2 in block 18 for a millsite where later was built a saw, lath and shingle mill and a three story frame flour mill. The townsite belonged to the public and the deeds of these lots were acquired after the townsite had been proved up on for $1.25 per acre.

Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol. 4, p.259 During the summer I operated a sawmill in Beaver Canyon for W. N. Thomas. My wife, Sarah, and daughter, Lizzie, from Newton cooked for the mill hands. I took over the sawmill of VanNoy and Company, they having gone bankrupt. The Logan branch of the Z.C.M.I. held a mortgage against it for $2,000.00, and being a member of that company I paid the mortgage and took over the mill. My sons, George C. and Martin C., James P. Hanson and William Bell took the mill to Rexburg in August, 1883, by oxteam.

Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol. 4, p.259 Bishop Ricks, Edwin Paul, and myself took a trip to the Teton Basin, a distance of fifty miles east of Rexburg. It was a beautiful valley, thirty miles long and fourteen miles wide and opened out to our view as we descended the rolling hills to the crystal Teton river.

Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol. 4, p.260 The latter part of November we closed the mill and brought our oxen and logging outfits to Rexburg. My wife, Ann, and her three children, Francis, Lorenzo and Hyrum had come from Newton a few weeks previously, and our daughter Lizzie came with me to join her mother, having spent the summer in Beaver Canyon helping my wife, Sarah, cook for the mill hands. We hauled a number of saw [p.260] logs from the Moody slope and Lyman creek, operated the sawmill until winter set in and we sawed 18,000 feet of lumber.

Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol. 4, p.260 On February 4, 1884, what had been heretofore known as the Bannock Ward of the Cache Stake was organized as the Bannock Stake at Logan, Utah. Bishop Thomas E. Ricks Sr. was set apart as president by President Taylor. I was set apart April 11th as first counselor by Moses Thatcher and Francis C. Gunnell was set apart by Joseph F. Smith as second counselor May 18th, the Bannock Stake of Zion embracing all that part of the country north of Portneuf Canyon (McCammon) and east and west as far in each direction as there are any members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol. 4, p.260 I left Rexburg to go to Newton in March 1884. Joseph, Martin, Henry and I put in the crops. We raised 1500 bushels of grain and 150 tons of hay that season. I was released as bishop of Newton Ward by Apostle Moses Thatcher. He blessed me and said I would be a wise counselor and a great defender of the Gospel, and I would have great influence with the people.

Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol. 4, p.260 April 14, 1884. President John Taylor loaned the people 500 bushels of wheat. For my own use I loaded 200 bushels of wheat, 200 bushels of potatoes, grain and peas furnished by other brethren and shipped them to Market Lake. I gave some of this to the brethren who were out of seed and thanked the Lord for the opportunity of helping to develop this wonderful country for the Latter-day Saints.

Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol. 4, p.260 My son, George, Brother P. Tempest and John Farnes, an engineer, and I left Rexburg to start operating my sawmill. We sawed a few thousand feet of lumber. I hired two German brethren (Gotman brothers) to fence our home lots which I had bought from W. A. Shepherd. My sons William, George and Martin plowed with ox teams these lots. We planted 4000 cuttings of shade trees and small fruits. President Ricks, his sons Thomas E. Jr., Joseph, Brigham and Heber, all bought trees from me. They grew well and I feel proud of this contribution toward beautifying the new city of Rexburg. I also planted a large vegetable garden and it did well. I raised over 500 bushels which proved a great blessing to us the following winter. My sons and hired men, James P. Hansen, William and Eli Bell, plowed and planted grain on the northeast corner of the south school section, section 16, township 6, range 40, north and east of Rexburg along with other brethren. My son, Martin, and R. N. Jeppeson with two yoke of oxen each and Hans C. Jensen with two span of horses, made a small ditch to water our grain. This was the beginning of what is now known as the Teton Island canal.

Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol. 4, p.261

The first conference was held in Bannock Stake on April 26 and 27, 1884, at Rexburg, Oneida county. At 10 a.m. on April 26th, the meeting was called to order by President Thomas E. Ricks. After the choir sang, Elder John Donaldson offered a prayer dedicating the Rexburg meetinghouse to the worship of God. Reports of several districts were listened to and the various M.I.A.'s, and Relief Societies [p.261] were reported in good condition. The brethren instructed the Saints to work for each other's interests by way of cooperation, boards of trade, and buyers and sellers on small profits.

Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol. 4, p.261 On May 4, 1884 I attended the dedication of the Logan Temple. It was an experience long to be remembered. The general authorities of the Church as well as thousands of other Church authorities and members were in attendance. President John Taylor offered the dedicatory prayer. I, personally, had quite a lengthy interview with President Taylor and Patriarch Smith pertaining to our people.

Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol. 4, p.261 A business meeting was held in the Rexburg meetinghouse, May 11th. President Ricks was in the chair. I advised the water ditch committee to incorporate as soon as practicable. On May 2nd I rented my sawmill at Rexburg to Brother P. Tempest, the husband of my cousin, Sarah Jane Wilson Tempest. He was to operate it all summer and give me half he made.

Thomas Edwin Ricks Orson F. Whitney, History of Utah, Vol. 4, p.156 Thomas E. Ricks was born on the 21st of July, 1828, in Trigg county, Kentucky. His parents were Joel Ricks and Elenor Martin. They moved while he was yet an infant to Madison county, Illinois, where his boyhood was spent until he was eighteen years of age. His time was mostly occupied in assisting his father, who was a hard-working and prosperous farmer. On March 27, 1844, he had a thigh broken by being thrown from a horse, an accident that caused one of his legs to be much shorter than the other, thus making him a cripple for life; but for all that he was very active and hard-working and remained so to the end of his days. Reared on the frontiers of Western Illinois, where educational facilities were very limited, he was able to acquire but little book learning, and what he did obtain was mostly at odd times by dint of his own unaided efforts at the home fireside.

Orson F. Whitney, History of Utah, Vol. 4, p.156 He was baptized a Latter-day Saint February 14, 1845, and in September of the same year went with his father's family to Nauvoo, where he worked on the Temple during the fall and winter. In October he was ordained an Elder under the hands of Jesse Baker. The following February, the exodus from Illinois having begun, his father sent him with a team to assist Charles C. Rich in moving West. He crossed the Mississippi on the 8th of that month, joined the camps on Sugar Creek and traveled with the family of Elder Rich to Council Bluffs. His father's family having arrived there, they went into Winter Quarters, remaining on the Missouri until the spring of 1848.

Orson F. Whitney, History of Utah, Vol. 4, p.156 The elder Ricks being in good circumstances, they were able to fit themselves out very comfortably for the journey across the plains, and also to lead considerable aid to others. They traveled under the direction of Apostle Heber C. Kimball, with whom, as well as with other leaders of the people, a close intimacy was formed. On the Elk Horn river, on the third day of June, while attempting to recover some stock driven off by the Indians, Thomas was shot by them, and for a time his life was despaired of, the doctor declaring, while probing for the three balls that had entered his body, that he could not live three hours. He was administered to by the Elders, however, and promised that he should live. He recovered, and for fifty-two years his life continued to be active and useful.

Orson F. Whitney, History of Utah, Vol. 4, p.156 He arrived in Salt Lake valley September 24, 1848, and settled first at Centerville in Davis county. In 1852 he moved to Farmington, where he made his home until 1859, when he removed to Logan, Cache county. There he resided for twenty-four years, and during this period was mostly engaged in farming and stock-raising. In 1883 he was called by the Church authorities to lead a colony into Snake River valley, Idaho, and [p.157] there, at the town of Rexburg named in his honor after the original spelling of his family name proved successful. For twenty years he was interested in milling at Logan, with William D. Hendricks of Richmond, and was also associated with him for several years in railroad construction. He was president of the Rexburg Milling Company and of the Rexburg Co-operative Store.

Orson F. Whitney, History of Utah, Vol. 4, p.157 Among the missions he fulfilled was one to the Indians at Los Vegas, New Mexico, in April, 1855. He left home in May of that year, and returned in September, 1856. In 1863 and in 1866 he crossed and recrossed the plains, bringing emigrants to Utah. From October, 1869, to March, 1870, he was on a mission to the States, and from May, 1885, to November, 1886, on a mission to Great Britain. He took active part as an officer of the Church from his earliest connection with it and was advanced step by step until he became the President of a Stake. He was always generous and charitable with his means, and in the days of his greatest prosperity was styled "the friend of the poor."

Orson F. Whitney, History of Utah, Vol. 4, p.157 For many years he was a Colonel in the Utah militia, and during early troubles with the Indians was a minute man, ready to start at a moment's notice to defend the lives and property of the people. He was for several years sheriff of Cache county, and it was during his tenure of that office that the incident occurred which formed the basis of the charge upon which he was tried and acquitted, as narrated in chapter twenty-seven, volume two, of this history.

Orson F. Whitney, History of Utah, Vol. 4, p.157 Thomas E. Ricks was always looked upon as a proper man to take charge of public enterprises, such as the construction of canyon roads, irrigation canals and ditches, especially in times when all was done by donation. Should his Bishop or the President of his Stake ask him to superintend such a labor, he would never shrink nor shirk, whatever sacrifice it entailed. He was always on hand to do his duty, and always respectful and obedient to his superiors in authority. He was President of Bannock Stake for many years, and after it was divided he continued to be President of Fremont Stake, holding that position until his death. He was married August 18, 1852, to Tabitha Hendricks; March 27, 1857 to Tamar Loader and Jane Shupe; December 6, 1863, to Ruth C. Dilley; and November 29, 1866, to Ellen Maria Yallop. His children number forty-three. President Ricks died at his home in Rexburg, September 28, 1901.

He md Tabitha Hendricks 18 Aug, 1853; Tamer Loader 27 Mar 1857; June Elizabeth Shoup 27 Mar 1857; Ruth C. Dilley 6 Dec 1863; Ellen Marie Yallop 28 Nov 1866; Husband and wife #2 all sealings for family and parents ratified 3 Nov 1967 and 22 Nov 1967. Sources: Family History of Thomas E. Ricks and Family Records of Tamar Loader in posession of Virginia C. Harrison, 216-1/2 7th st., Idaho Falls, IDaho 83401 and bapt., and end rec at the Temple Index Bureau, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Was living next door to wife Jane's family in Logan Utah for 1880 census 
Ricks, Thomas Edwin (I210028)
209 TRAUGOTT BITTER FAMILY AND L.D.S. CHURCH RECORDS. Seal to Parents:  8 jul 1887

Death certificate shows birth date as Dec 24 1861; Husbands name as Traugott Bitters; died of hearth disease and old age 
Grellert, Anna Bertha (I2486)
210 William Wilbur, immigrant, was a weaver by trade.  He settled in Taunton, MA where he bought land, June 10, 1654.  He served as juryman in 1671 and as Deputy to the General Court in 1678.  He owned land also in Little Compton, RI and in Swansea, MA.  He removed to Portsmouth, RI and February 23, 1705 deeded to his son Benjamin all his dwelling house, lands and orchard there.  His will was dated March 1, 1710 and proved August 15, following.  His wife was not living at the time of his death. Wilbor, William Sr. (I15772)
211 ! (Buisness Management Analyst)
! BIRTH:  Birth Certificate
! MARRIAGE:  Marriage Certificate
! BAPTISM:  Baptism Certificate. Baptized by Donald Fish & Confirmed by his Father on 2 Sep 1928.
! PATRIARCHAL BLESSING: 26 Jul 1932 by George T. Wride, which has always been an inspiration.
! ENDOWMENT:  Artel Ricks
! SEAL SPOUSE:  Brother Christensen officiated.
! BIOGRAPHY by Artel's Mother, Alice Ricks. Artel was born on a Monday at 2:40 p.m., weighing 10 pounds and was 23 inches long. Artel's parents were very desirous of having a daughter, being the 6th son, but the Lord knew bes, and he brought his sweetnes with him. And they thought as much of Artel as if he had been a girl.
    Artel was Blessed by his Father, Hyrum Ricks Jr. at home, on 5 Sep 1920, and this is the record the Church has, as his Mother was ill in bed for 4 months after Artel was born.
    When but a child Artel had mumps on both sides in March 1923. Had measles in 1924 (same time Norma had them) just before we moved to California from Salt Lake. Artel's Father was already there, so his Mother had to hire Aunt Klara's mother's sister Young to help her.  Artel had whooping cough in April 1925 and chicken pox in 1926. Artel had pneumonia in 1931, but with good care soon recovered.  Living in California where the air is so damp, he became subject to asthma, from which he has suffered off and on ever since.
    Artel was always active in the Scouts and many of his fondest memories are of outstanding trips he took with the Scout Troop.  Amoung other activities, the troop developed a drum and bugle corps, with Artel as a drummer boy. Artel, along with an older Brother, Welby, built and operaated an amateur short-wave radio statioon.  Artel received his Amateur Radio Operator's License when he was 12 years old, reputedly the youngest in the state.
    The following was written by his wife Focha: "Artel attended grade school and high school in California, and graduated from high school as Valedictorian. He was also president of the debating club and president of the Los Angeles World Friendship Club."
    While attending BYU, Artel met a young red-headed girl with the very unusual name of "Focha". Almost immediatly, upon hearing it, he said "Oh, then you must be 22 years old, and born on Nov 11, 1918" Focha thought he was terribly brilliant, and still thinks so.  While attending BYU Artel was winner of the Tostmasters Oratorical Contest.  Artel attended BYU for two years, then went to Washington D. C. to find work and be near Focha while they continued their courtship.
    Additional educatiion included 4 years of night school at Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio; 4 years of night school at George Washington University in Washington D. C.; receiving a Bachelor's Degree from Wewstern Reserve (13 Jan 1958); classes at John Carroll Univesity and Dept of Agric. Graduate School culminating in getting an MBA degree.
    Except for a tour of duty in the Navy during WWII (30 Jun 1944 until the end of the war), and a brief venture into his own private business along with his Brother Eldon,a visual education enteporise called "Travelore Films",  Artel worked for the Federal Government. He worked for General Services Administration. He was the Director of the Paperwork Standards and Automation Division (in Washington D.C.), an organization that produced workshops and symposiums attended by hundreds of thousands of Government people, and handbooks that have sold millions of copies.  His responsibility was to find new methods and teach people how to simplify their office paperwork.  He was an "efficiency expert", He and his office received many awards, including the Presidential Citation, for millions of dollars saved the Government.  He made frequent out-of-town trips to speak before various groups in and out of government. His boss at work said there never was a more "loyal, dependable, hard working, fair employee that a man could have".  His office workers knew he was always right and deamnded perfection in all things.  There are no shades to truth, only plain truth, and Artel saw it and followed through in all dealings.
    Artel is 5 foot and 10 1/2 inches and usual weight around 160 lbs.  He was very blonde, but as the years went by, with hair-oil use, it changed to daark blond an became mixed with distinguishing gray.  Artel is firm, kind, and very knowledgeable in his dealings with people.  Everyone admires and respects him at all times.  His goals were to see that his sons all make Eagle Scout, obtain their Duty-to-God awards, and go on Missions, and that his children marry in the Temple.
! CHURCH POSITIONS: President of Deacons, Teachers, and Elders Quorums; Boy Scout & Explorer leader; Assistant Super of Sunday School; MIA Director; Branch President of Akron Ohio Branch - 3 years; President of North Ohio District - 4 - years; Stake Mission President 2 1/2 years; Stake Missionary 3years; Seminary Teacher 2 years; Chairman of Building Committee; 1st Counselor in Bishopric - Falls Church Virginia Ward; Bishop of Pleasant Hills California Ward for over six years; Several full time Missions with his wife Focha.
! HOBBIES: Debating, drama, writing, ham radio, archaeology, Church History, Scriptures.
! RELATIONSHIP:  H. Reed Black (Uncle of Richard L. Ricks b. 1943)is Brother-in-law.

DW record number: 515 
Ricks, Artel (I210017)
212 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I210272)
213 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I210019)
214 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I202524)
215 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I203331)
216 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I203332)
217 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family F81955
218 ! SEALED SPOUSE: IGI, date found doing TEMPLE READY February 1999. Family F81949
219 ! Sources: History of Hadley by Judd  Mass. H1p.152.

! John White came to America in 1632 on ship Lyon, leaving Eng. 22June,
arriving in America 16 Sep.

FGR of Verna B. Judd, Mesa, Ariz., Cites ANcestry of Lawrence Williamsp.285,
239 (B6C12) in pos of Naomi D. Pearson

PEDIGREE CHART of Naomi D. Pearson citing: 974.423 H2j--History ofHadley,974.
42/W2 H2c--History of Whaley, 974 B2 ne Vol 43  N.E. Reg, 929.273G631s
--Goodwins of Hartford.

FGR of Robert William Allison III citing History of Hadley by S. Juddp153.,
in pos of Naomi D. Pearson

FGR of Lettie Elliott, Bountiful, Utah, History of Hadley by JuddMass.H1B p.
152.  in pos of Naomi D. Pearson  A note in Naomi's hand:  "JohnWhitecame to
America in 1632 on Ship Lyon leaving England  22 June arriving inAmerica16
White, John Sr. (I10312)
220 !!The Book gives that David Morni was b. in Sycamore, DeKalb, IL,that his
mother returned to the East taking his sister Hannah with her, later he moves
to Utah and is found there in various places. he is tahter of Daisy Amada, b.
l89l, whose dau is Edna Owen Anderson, who is raltive of Rosemary Hill, who in
l994 took off George Palmer JR (wife Phebe Draper) from AFN as son of George Sr!! 
Palmer, David Moroni (I159300)
221 !"The Tory Papers" (PANS MG2, #710, bk 18)
     Thomas Cutler resided in Brooklyn, Long Island, practicing there a lucrative legal profession.  He was a true Loyalist, and, feeling that he could not live under the United States flag, he very soon after the Declaration of Independence, about 1780, determined to live under the rule of the British Crown, and, gathering a few movable articles and such funds as he could hastily gather together, with his newly-married wife and a few loyal friends, he set sail for the nearest British Colony under the management of Captain Molison, whose name will appear later.
     The first land made was Port Mouton, ten miles from Liverpool.  He and the small gathering of Loyalists built a few houses, but shortly afterwards a fire burned all their buildings; and this small, distressed colony, feeling that this portion of Nova Scotia was barren and uninviting, gathered their little stock saved from the fire, sailed along the coast and fianlly landed in Guysboro' with the primeval forest around them and tribes of Indians menacing them.  To protect themselves they landed on one of the Islands in the harbor, where they built shacks; and, after making peace with the Indians, they built houses, very simple and small, on the mainland.
     Thomas Cutler selected the head of the hharbor there built a more commodious house, and gradually increased the practice of his profession, and in after years took students into his office, one of which secured the title of Sir; viz., Sir William Campbell.  Thomas Cutler gradually accumulated wealth, becoming the leading man in that community, venerated and respected by all socially and professionally, and died well advanced in years. 
Cutler, Thomas "King" III (I17736)
222 !#552-v2-T17; Thiers, Guy IV De (I169229)
223 !#552-v2-T17; De Courtenay, Clemence (I169254)
224 !#552-v2-T17; 1191 Count de Sancerre; De Champagne, Guillaume I count Sancerre (I169230)
225 !#552-v2-T17; Div. 1180; Joigny, Guillaume I count (I169530)
226 !#552-v2-T17; Eustachie, Dame de Placy-sur-Armancon; De Courtenay, Eustachie (I169255)
227 !#552-v2-T17; Evrard de Brienne, Lord de Rameru; De Brienne, Evrard (I169232)
228 !#552-v2-T17; Guillaume I de Champlitte, 1205, Furst of Achaja; De Champlitte, Guillaume princeachaja (I169231)
229 !#552-v2-T17; Noted 1183/86; De Courtenay, Philippe (I169253)
230 !#552-v2-T17; Robert, abt 1180 Lord de Champignelles; Courtenay, Robert de (I3458)
231 !#552-v2-T18; Sir Knight, 1268 Count of Richmond, 1286 Duke (papstliche
Anerkennung 1 Sep 1288) de Bretagne; (de dato Courtrai *IX 1297 franz
Anerkennung u) Peer of France; bur. Ploermel Karmeliterk (s Stiftung);
!The Thirteenth Century 1216-1307, Sir Maurice Powicke, p268;
!John Earl of Richmond 1268; Duke of Brittany 1285-1305;
Acceded: 1286.
Duke Of Brittany. 
Bretagne, Duke Jean II de (I47963)
232 !#552-v2-T82; Geoffroy VI 1156 Count d'Anjou and de Nantes;
Aka Geoffrey Vi  'Mantell' Plantagenet.
12th Comte DE Anjou. 
De Vendome, Adele Or Agnes countess (I169212)
233 !#EWH, Langer p211;
Capet, Marguerite Princess of France (I4415)
234 !(ADN:2292-P1) Jackson, Israel (I202522)
235 !(AFN:228Z-HL) Jackson, John (I202728)
236 !(AFN:2291-FH) Jackson, Myles (I202729)
237 !(AFN:2291-NP) Jackson, Hannah (I202520)
238 !(AFN:2291-SD) Frances (I202638)
239 !(AFN:2292-RC) Jackson, Rebecca (I202775)
240 !(AFN:2SPC-NT)
She was quiet-spoken woman, but she had an ardent temperament and a great deal of natural refinement.  She had some scholastic advantages and was ambitious for her children. 
Burt, Sally (I227528)
241 !(AFN:2SPC-SJ) Jones, Silence (I227133)
242 !(AFN:3F9S-SC) Jackson, Sarah (I209567)
243 !1. Goldthwaite Gen, Sutro Lib Frisco; "The Jesse Knight Family"
    by J. William Knight  B9A16

!2. Mass N17 p. 128; Gen & Pers Memoirs by Wm R. Cutter of U.C.Berkeley;


He was a medium-sized man, well-built New Englander, prudent, industrious and the possessor of a firm will. 
Goldthwaite, Jesse G. (I227529)
244 !1. The Gnealogies & Histories of Charlestown, Suffolk, Mass. 1629-1818, Vol 2, Knight--pp 590-91 (FH 974.44/C1 D2w) 2. Vit rcds of Sudbury, Mass. to
1850--births p 83 & marr pp 227-8 & p l91 (FH 974.44/S1 V2n). e. Fam grp sheet of Hyrum A Knight and Marie Musig Barton's research in poss. of Lila N.
Meacham. 4. Genealogy New England. Vol lV. pp 862-3, parents & family of Rachel Chase Knight--(FH 974.D2c) 1913. 5. Vit rcds of Nantucket, Mass, to 1850 Vol l--births p 202 & marr Vol111 p 205 (FH 974.497/Nl V2n). 6. The Ancestry of Pheobe Tilton of Lynn & Ipswich--info re Mary Tilton, p 18 (FH 929.273 T47ld). 
Knight, Samuel (I171446)
245 !1870 Census Malta,DeKalb,IL,Ida shown as age l0 just beforethe Census taken on
3l July l870, (F#0295414)., 
Palmer, Ida (I209698)
246 !1900 Census, Iowa, Osceola County, Baker Twp gave born Aug 1852, Iowa, on F#1240451 taken 28 June ED #90, sheet #13 A, p. 202. Joyce Lang's great gdfath who married Mary Ferguson, 1880 Census Sheridan, Carroll, IA, 3 children, Alice, Olive A, Mertie born June in Iowa, who is this? Joyce named 8 in family picture- Olive, Roland, Isabelle, Frank, Alice, LaVeda, Robert & Ruthm with parents Albert and Mary Ferguson Palmer. Joyce gave Albert b. 29 July 1851, at Springfield, Sangamon, IL, died Nov 1932 at Sioux City, Woodbury, IA Census gave his father born Canada E. (Asahel, mother b. Ohio-she gave b. Vermont The 1900 Census shows Nancy A. (should be Mary A.) b. Mar 1853, md. 27 yrs, 10 children. Palmer, Albert Orlando (I209693)
247 !9/1998 Jeanne Murphey by letter said Daniel Wickerson,his son was her ggfather.
Wm's his sister Rose Etta Palmer is lst cousin to Rosamund Smith, wife of RLDS
Pres.W.WALLACE SMITH,& mother of Pres.Wallace Bunnell SMith-Rosamond's mother,
Rose is her ggf Daniel's sister; that her gf is Fred Blair Palmer, which family
she didnt send. Wm md 2nd Barbra A. Collins, & 3rd Sarah Streeter 4 April 1880
Harrison County IA,no children shown.
!Her note:"History of Western Iowa,pub.by Western Pub.Co.,Sioux City,Iowa,1882
p335-Wm Palmer,farmer, was born in London,Ontario,Canada in Oct 1833, came to
Whiteside Co.,IL ,with his parents in 1851, where he remained 2 years, then
removed to Walworth County, Wisc, where he remained7 yrs,then came to Harrison
Co. He has 3 sons &3 daughters. 
Palmer, William (I209831)
248 !A child on IGI l994, as Nancy Fowler b. 5 Jul 1793 to John Fowler and

!A child on IGI l994, as Nancy Fowler b. 5 Jul 1793 to John Fowler and
Fowler, John (I209827)
249 !A Sarah md 6 Nov 1775 to Thomas SIMONS. Wilkinson, Sarah (I209646)
250 !Alzina was baptised a member of the Reorganized Church in l860 at Harrison
Co.,Ia, by Redfield. She resided in California from l892-l9ll;Saints' Herald
Obituaries, p.70, l9ll; said born near Toronto, Ontario, Canada West,children:.
Wm b.abt l860, Francis b. abt l862 & Ford Benc b. abt l864.. 
Palmer, Alzina or Alzena (I209720)

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