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Lelia Kartchner

Lelia Kartchner[1]

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  • Name Lelia Kartchner  [2
    Born 4 Nov 1890  Cave Valley, Galeana, , Chihuahua, México Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Female 
    Died 8 Nov 1983  [2, 4, 5
    Headstones Submit Headstone Photo Submit Headstone Photo 
    Person ID I217922  Full Tree | Boulter, Palmer, Timmins, Frint
    Last Modified 28 Jun 2016 

    Father John Kartchner
              b. 26 Nov 1851, San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 3 Feb 1946, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Mother Nancy Jane Mann
              b. 7 Feb 1864, Union, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1 Nov 1961, Blanding, San Juan, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years) 
    Married 20 Mar 1884  Saint George, Washington, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F85938  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Husband 1 Edson Palmer
              b. 14 Oct 1886, Colonia Juárez, , Chihuahua, México Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 5 Feb 1954, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 4 Aug 1907  Pacheco, Galeana, Chihuahua, México Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Verda Palmer
              b. 17 Jul 1908, Pacheco, Galeana, Chihuahua, México Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 16 May 1910  (Age 1 years)
    +2. Edson Lavell Palmer
              b. 29 Sep 1910, Blanding, San Juan, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Yes, date unknown
    +3. Ardell Palmer
              b. 21 Sep 1912, Blanding, San Juan, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 9 Jun 2010  (Age 97 years)
     4. Lela Minerva Palmer
              b. 21 Oct 1914, Blanding, San Juan, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 14 Jul 2009  (Age 94 years)
     5. Silas Ruland Palmer
              b. 21 May 1918, Blanding, San Juan, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 3 Jan 1919, Blanding, San Juan, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     6. Gwenavere Palmer
              b. 7 Jul 1922, Blanding, San Juan, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Fern Palmer
              b. 30 May 1924, Blanding, San Juan, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 11 Feb 1931  (Age 6 years)
     8. Living
    Last Modified 25 Jun 2014 
    Family ID F84896  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Husband 2 Joseph Byron Adair
              b. 2 Dec 1893, Luna, Catron, New Mexico, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 29 Aug 1969  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 24 Apr 1965  Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2014 
    Family ID F67721  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Nov 1890 - Cave Valley, Galeana, , Chihuahua, México Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Aug 1907 - Pacheco, Galeana, Chihuahua, México Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Verda Palmer - 17 Jul 1908 - Pacheco, Galeana, Chihuahua, México Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Edson Lavell Palmer - 29 Sep 1910 - Blanding, San Juan, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Ardell Palmer - 21 Sep 1912 - Blanding, San Juan, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Lela Minerva Palmer - 21 Oct 1914 - Blanding, San Juan, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Silas Ruland Palmer - 21 May 1918 - Blanding, San Juan, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Gwenavere Palmer - 7 Jul 1922 - Blanding, San Juan, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Fern Palmer - 30 May 1924 - Blanding, San Juan, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Apr 1965 - Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Lelia Kartchner
    Lelia Kartchner (younger)
    Lelia Kartchner
    Edson & Lelia Kartchner Palmer
    Pearl, Nancy, Lydia and Leilia Kartchner

  • Notes 
    • From the book "The Kartchner Family" compiled by Sarah P. Collinwood.
           "Leila grew up in a Mormon settlement called Pacheco, Mexico.  Her childhood was happy because she always kept busy helping her family and neighbors, however there were many hardships.  Many times cornmeal mush was served, morning, noon and night, and they were glad to have it.  Lelia was the second child in a family of nine, with eight half brothers and sisters also, six of whom her mother reared after the death of Aunt Lydia who died in childbirth.
           She went to school in a one-room house, where grades on through eight were taught.  She finished sixth grade and tells of going to school after she was married along with her husband and first child.  She remembers the dances the people enjoyed.  Her father, John, and sister Lydia on the organ and the fiddle would play until the wee hours of the morning.  Sometimes she wore her brothers shoes to the dance because she did not have any.  Then she danced until she was too tired to undress for bed and would fall on the bed asleep in her clothes.  They had other parties where they enjoyed parched corn and molasses candy.
           Lelia was popular with the young people and good natured and full of fun, and a pretty girl.  She was often seen holding hands with Edson on a slab bench, and became very special to him.  He had left his home at age 13 and now a man of 20, asked her to marry him.  Sixteen years old she was and her father cried at the thought, but saw the love in their eyes and gave his permission.  They were married by Bp. Steiner in Pacheco, Old Mexico.
           They bought a little home and he worked in a sawmill and making homes out of Mexican adobes.  Lelia and her cousin Zade Balck cooked for the men at the sawmill.
           Lelia's father had gone to Utah to see a place called Blanding, so Lelia went with him.  This was a trying experience for they had little money and traveled a long ways, and about all they had to eat was bananas her mother was able to buy.  They were out of money when they got to Blue Water, New Mexico.  Sixteen-year old Frank got a job with Tommy Young driving a wagon with some machinery to Blanding, which was a big responsibility for him.  The New Mexico desert was a challenge for a man.  At one time there was not a drop of water in the camp and with all the little children, this was serious.  Soon they saw some Indian dwellings next to a cliff.  Frank took one of the horses and went to look for water.  The mother knelt down and started to pray and she prayed until she saw him coming back into camp with the water.  The dwellings had been empty.  They reached Blanding the last of July 1910.
           Their second child was born 29 Sep 1910 at the home of Lelia's sister Lydia Carroll, who lived in Blanding.  Edson took sick with typhoid, so it was several months before he reached Blanding.  He found work at the sawmill and Lelia with the baby went on to the mountain to cook for the men.  In 1911, Edson, Lelia and their baby, (their first child had died before she was two years old), along with her brother Mark and his wife Rachel and their baby, traveled to Salt Lake City where they were sealed in the Temple.  This was a memorable time in their lives.
           They bought land in Blanding and lived in a tent until their three-roomed brick home was finished, and one child was born in the tent.  Their fifth child died before it was 16 months old and their 7th child died of Sugar Diabetes at the age of 7.  One month later their eighth child was born in Cortez, Colorado, the only baby attended by a doctor.  Lelia worked in a dormitory for three years cooking for the Indian children staying there going to school. 
           Their home was alwyas open to young people and many parties were held there.  They never missed a dance.  Edson died of cancer in Salt Lake City in 1954.  After his death, Lelia spent many years working in the Temple doing work for the dead.  She also worked in a cafe for about seven years.  She has sesrved a two-year mission to the Indians.  Has been a Sunday School and Primary teacher.  She has always had a strong testimony of the Gospel and has always been a full tithe payer.  She has worked as a midwife many times.  She stayed in the homes taking care of babies and mothers.  Mothers were not allowed to get out of bed for ten days.
           She married Joseph Byron Adair in Mesa Temple, in 1965, and they enjoyed each other for five years doing temple work; he died 29 Aug 1969, at 83 years of age.  Lelia lives happily in her own house, attends church regularly and still enjoys serving food to people.
           She is a natural born organizer, a hard worker, and knows how to accomplish a lot in a day.  She is spotless clean in her body and her home.  She loves to dance and have a good time.  She is a devoted mother and wife, but still takes time to do public work." [2]

  • Reference  Bryan S. Larson. "Lelia Kartchner". Our Family Histories. https://www.ourfamilyhistories.org/getperson.php?personID=I217922&tree=00 (accessed July 24, 2019).

  • Sources 
    1. [S1535] Personal knowledge of Clark Timmins, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE]\..

    2. [S2891] Personal knowledge of Marla Kirby, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE]\..

    3. [S2913] Compiled by Sarah P. Collinwood. The Kartchner Family. 1974, Hiller Bookbinding, Salt Lake City, UT Published by J. Grant Stevenson 230 W. 1230 N. Provo, UT 84601, p 53.

    4. [S2892] The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints [LDS].. "International Genealogical Index." Digital images.. \i FamilySearch\i0 . http://www.familysearch.org, (http://www.familysearch.org)..

    5. [S30] The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. International Genealogical Index(R). Copyright (c) 1980, 2002, citing batch H002157, sheet 00, downloaded 26 Jul 2009.


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