Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday -- Niels and Rebecca H. Madsen

While I was in Bear Lake visiting with my aunt we went through a bunch of old photos that she had stashed away.  Among the photos that I wanted copies of is this one of Rebecca H. Madsen's headstone.  I sure was excited when I found this photo because there was no way I was going to be able to go to Byron, Wyoming and see it for myself. 

I got even more excited, thanks to Find a Grave and Cindy C., when I found an even better picture of gr-great grandma's headstone and gr-great grandpa's to go along with it!
Niels and Rebecca are buried in the Byron Cemetery in Byron, Big Horn, Wyoming. 

Niels Madsen was born 4 Dec 1846 in Rustrop,Denmark to Jacob MADSEN CHRISTIANSEN and Dorothea Christine JENSEN. He died 7 Sep 1921 in Byron, Wyoming and was buried 10 Sep 1921.

Rebecca Hannah Bake was born on 25 Jan 1857 in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. She died on 26 Oct 1939 in Byron, Big Horn, Wyoming and was buried 28 Oct 1939.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Marriage Certificate of Niels Madsen and Becky H. Bake

Here is another document I was able to get a copy of while I was at the Bear Lake County Courthouse in Idaho last May.

This is a copy of the official certificate that is recorded in a great big book.  The marriage between Nels (should say Niels) Madsen and Becky H. Bake both of Bloomington in the presence of Christian Madsen and Christian Nelson were married in Bloomington, Bear Lake County, Idaho Territory on Feb 14th A.D. 1877 by George Osmond, Probate Judge.  It was recorded at the request of J. C. Rich, County Recorder.

The witness Christian Madsen was Niel's brother.  I haven't been able to figure out who the Christian Nelson is.  This is the first time I have ever seen Rebecca Hannah Baker referred to as Becky.

According to the Osmond Family Tree, The George Osmond that married my great-great grandparents is the great-grandfather of "The Osmonds".  Could this be my claim to fame -- LOL.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday -- Samuel N. and Sarah Jane Pugmire Henderson

This is another photo I took on my snowy cemetery hopping day back in May and I sure am glad that I also found one that I took years earlier because I can hardly read that one.

This is the headstone of my great-great grandparents Samuel Newton and Sarah Jane Pugmire Henderson.  They are buried in the Laketown Cemetery in Laketown, Rich County, Utah.

On top of the headstone is an emblem honoring Samuel's pioneer trek in 1847.  I found this site explaining about the grave stone marker.

Samuel was a nine year orphan boy when he made the journey from Nauvoo, Illinois with the Pioneers. He made the trip with Mr. and Mrs. Gates.  She didn't have any children of her own and Samuel's grandfather Samuel, Sr said it would be alright if little Samuel went with them and she could raise him.  He lived with the Gates family until he was sixteen and then went out on his own. They traveled with the Daniel Spencer/Perrigrine Sessions Company.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday -- John T., Jr and Esther H. Barker

This is the photo I took of great-grandma and grandpa Barker's headstone while I was cemetery hopping through Bear Lake County, Idaho on a fine snowy May day.

Luckily  I found this photo that I took in 2001 back at mom's house. The earlier one is much easier to read.  What a difference nine years makes. 

John T. Jr.        Esther H.
Nov. 22, 1872       Apr. 23, 1880
Feb. 10, 1953      Feb. 27, 1963

I also took a photo of the St. Charles Cemetery map while I was there last May.

If you click on the map you should be able to read most of it, but some of it is blurry. 

(okay maybe you need a magnifying glass to read it. You can read the original so if anyone wants a copy I can email it to you.)

Leslie Ann

Friday, June 4, 2010

Funeral Card Friday -- Mabel Johnson Ellis

Earlier this week I was invited to an event called "Funeral Card Friday" by Dee Akard Wellborn at Funeral Cards and Genealogy.  This event takes place the first Friday of every month and you are encouraged to share any funeral cards or programs you may have.  Sounds like a great idea to me so here is my first submission.

Mabel Johnson Ellis was my first 'granny-in-law'. She was one of the first people to hold my first born son other than me and his dad. I sure wish that I could have spent more time with her before she passed.  I gave my daughter the middle name of Ellis in her honor.

I was the soloist at her funeral.  That sure is a hard thing to do when it is for someone you are close to.


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