Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Ernest Percy Smith

Ernest Percy Smith
Son of Rollin Percy Smith and Martha Meldora May Smith
Married to Clara B. Allen 10 April 1935

Born 26 March 1914
Died 17 Dec 1998

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Arthur B. Moody - "Bub"

Son of Lee Moody and Hannah Moss Noland
Married to Sylvia Smith 23 March 1935 in Casper, WY

Born: 6 January 1911 Natrona, WY
Died: 9 October 1994

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Documents about George Washington Lopossa

Son of Jacob Lopossa and Rebecca Vivian Bevin or Beavin
Married to Edna Rebecca Matthew 19 August 1883 in Christian, Illinois
Married to Mary Elizabeth Wolfe 24 February 1891 in Edinburg, Christian, Illinois

Born: 2 April 1857 in Morgan, Indiana
Died: 30 January 1912 in Christian, Illinois

George Washington Lopossa

Son of Jacob Lopossa and Rebecca Vivian Bevin or Beavin
Married to Edna Rebecca Matthew 19 Aug 1883 in Christian, Illinois.
Married to Mary Elizabeth Wolfe 24 Feb 1891 in Edinburg, Christian, Illinois.

Born: 2 April 1857 in Morgan, Indiana
Died: 30 January 1912 in Christian, Illinois

George was the second oldest son of Jacob and Rebecca.  He was born in Morgan county Indiana.

It is said he was baptized at the age of three on 10/30/1860 at the St. Joseph’s Catholic church in Bardstown, KY.  Rebecca’s (his mother’s) family was from that part of Kentucky.

At the age of about 21, George was living with Henry Bourn and worked as a farm laborer.  Henry lived in Morgan, Indiana which is where Jacob, George's father, lived.  Later he moved with several other extended family members to Christian county Illinois.

George's married his first wife, Edna Rebecca Mathews, on August 19, 1883 in Christian, Illinois.  They had three children, but only two, Frank and Pearl, lived.  Edna died on August 20, 1889 shortly after Pearl was born. 

He married Mary Elizabeth Wolfe on February 24, 1891 in Edinburg, Christian, Illinois.  They had seven children together; Harry, Roy, Lela, Merle, Gordon, Walter, and Kenneth.  They married in February of 1981 and had their first baby in November of that year.

We know little about the particulars of George’s life and dealings.  He was labeled a farmer or farm laborer in census records.

Died: 30 Jan 1912
George was killed by a gunshot wound inflicted by his son.  At the end of his life, George was a disagreeable man and often drank.  When he came home, he was unkind and mean to the family.  One time he told them all to leave the house.  His son, Roy, went to check on his father.  George chased his son with a butcher knife trying to kill him so Roy shot his father.

He died in South Fork, Christian, Illinois.  He was buried in the Universalist or New Walnut Hill Cemetery.

Joseph, Jemima, Eliza, John, Lida, Rachel, Milly, Sarah, Minnie, Charles

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Francillo Durfey Jr.

Son of Francillo Durfey Sr. and Cynthia Harrington Browne
1st marriage: Married to Margaret McQuary 1 December 1870 in Salt Lake City, UT.  Margaret died shortly after their first baby was born.
2nd marriage: Married to Sarah Ann Findlay 8 February 1877 in Salt Lake City, UT.  Sarah died in 1891.
3rd marriage: Married to Lucy Sylvinia Findlay 26 November 1884 in Logan, Cache, UT, while still married to Sarah.  Lucy died in 1916.
4th marriage: Married to Eleanor Ann Maybin 25 October 1917.  (They married after both had lost their spouses.  Francillo still had three children at home and she helped care for them until Francillo died.  She then moved to Salt Lake City to live with a daughter.)

Born: 1 February 1850 in Mound Fort, Ogden, Utah
Died: 13 August 1926 in Beaver Dam, Utah

  • Biography of Francillo Durfey Jr.
  • Letter to Bishop Francillo Durfey Jr. from Joseph Johnson

Francillo Durfey Sr.

Son of Ebenezer Durfey and Sarah Newton Durfey
Married to Marion Jones 4 May 1830 in Lincoln, Addison, Vermont, USA and after her death married Cynthia Harrington Bowen 15 February 1849 in Salt Lake City, UT.

Born: 12 May 1912 in Lincoln, Addison County, Vermont
Died: 15 February 1871 in Beaver Dam, Utah

Eva Vilate Jensen Durfey

Daughter of Jacob Peter Jensen and Mary Althea Wight.
Married to Henry Oakley Durfey 9 October, 1912 in Salt Lake City, UT

Born: 16 December 1890, Brigham City, UT
Died: 21 September 1936, near Brigham City, UT.  Buried in Beaver Dam, UT

Click on the photo below to see all the pictures of Eva and her family members
Eva Vilate Jensen Durfey