Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Neriah Thomas Moore (1858-1943): Work

The following was written by my 2nd great grandfater Neriah Thomas Moore Jr.  It is about his work history with the Ogden, Utah fire department.

My Record in Ogden Fire Department

I joined the Department, May 1, 1891. The Department was housed at the City Hall.

Chief Roades appointed me as Captain of No. 1 Station approved by the Council October 1891.

Then I was appointed Asst Chief and was stationed at No. 2 at 23rd Street near Monroe Ave.

Then on January 4, 1893, William Binford took charge of the Department as Chief. He appointed Job Warner as Asst Chief and I as Capt of No. 2.

Then Job Warner was reduced to Capt. of No. 2 and I was reduced to Lieutenant June 1, 1893.

Then I was appointed Capt again on August 1, 1893 at No. 2. No. 2 was abandoned and I was transferred to No. 1 Station.

Then I was appointed Electrician on January 26, 1895.  Then I was appointed Asst Chief & Electrician on April 20, 1908.  Held this duel appointment until Occtober 1, 1924 when Stoddard was appointed Electrician and I still retaining my standing as Asst Chief until the 1st of July 1930, when I was asked to take my pension although still active and able to perform all duties that fall to the lot of a Fireman in the Ogden Fire Department.

I have been injured twice going to fires the first time was on Jan. 9, 1905, was thrown against telephone pole at 25th and Washington. Hip broken, was off duty until March 1, 1905. Injured again on May 9, 1923 at 8:47 PM at 25th and Grant, was thrown off truck when the driver had to make a short turn to keep from hitting a street car which blocked the right of way. Concussion of head and cut over the left eye. Returned to duty May 31, 1923.

N. Thomas Moore

Sunday, November 24, 2013

William Henry Stevens (1845-1896): Photo

This is a photo of my 2nd great grandfather William Henry Stevens.  It comes from the book Utah Since Statehood, Historical and Biographical, Volume 2.  You can find it at this link.

The page has information about William and his wife Ellen Jane Neimoyer, my 2nd great grandmother.

Maybe I should try to grow a mustache like his?

Sunday, November 10, 2013

James Sheen (1830-1927): Death Certificate

This is the death certificate for my third great grandfater James Sheen.  This came from the Utah State Archives online.

This certificate says he was born in England on January 5th, 1830.  His parents are listed as James Sheen and Maria Loveridge, both from England.

He passed away on April 22nd, 1927 at the age of 97!  He was living in Smithfield, Utah.  Cause of death is listed as "General Senility with Urinary Retention."

His spouse is listed as Sarah Sheen.  (He married Sarah Gardner after the death of my 3rd great grandmother Mary Jaynes.)   The informant is listed as Eva Sheen. (I'm not sure who she is or her relation to me.)

Friday, August 23, 2013

Neriah Thomas Moore and Rhoda Caroline Knight: Photos

I discovered these two pictures at this link.  They are pictures of my 3rd great grandparents Neriah Thomas Moore (Sr.) and his wife Rhoda Caroline Knight.  I had never seen these pictures before (or any pictures of these ancestors) so I was pretty excited to find them.

Monday, March 25, 2013

John Paternoster Squires (1820-1901): Funeral

The above article is from the Deseret News on November 18, 1901 and talks about the funeral of my third great grandfather John Paternoster Squires.

The list of those who spoke at his funeral is impressive but I find most interesting the name of one of the pall bearers, H. A. Thorup, which I presume to be another third great grandfather of mine, Herman August Thorup.

Below is the text of the article.


Impressive Funeral of Pioneer at the First Ward Meeting House.

The last kindly offices that could be performed for John Squires, the pioneer barber, were done yesterday afternoon. The services at the First ward meeting house were conducted by Bishop Warburton and were very impressive. The house was crowded to overflowing by those who had known him for years, and their presence, together with the fragrance of the many beautiful flowers were eloquent testimonies of the high respect in which men held him. The music was furnished by the ward choir and a quartet.

The opening prayer was offered by Elder James Sharp and the choir sang "I Need Thee Every Hour," and "O, My Father." The quartet, consisting of Thomas Ashworth, Fred C. Graham, Victor Christopherson and Charles R. Pike, rendered "The Night of Rest," "The Beautiful Country," and "Nearer My God to Thee."

Appropriate remarks were made by Apostle George Teasdale, Bishop George Romney, Thomas Udahl, of Nephi, J. Golden Kimball, Joseph McMurrin, George Reynolds, Joseph E. Taylor and Bishop Warburton, and the benediction was pronounced by Elder Richard W. Young. A very long cortege of carriages followed the remains to the grave. The pall bearers were: A.Milton Musser, William Campbell, Thomas Johnson, George Hilton, Francis Scholes and H. A. Thorup.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Warren Azro Washburn (1835-1907): Gravesite

This is the gravesite of my 3rd great grandfather Warren Azro Washburn.  This information comes from the Find A Grave website.

He is buried in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Creston, Ogle County, Illinois.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

John Paternoster Squires (1820-1901): Newspaper Article

The above is a newspaper article from the Deseret News November 14th, 1901.  It discusses the death of my 3rd great grandfather John Paternoster Squires.

Below is the text of the article.


John Squires, one of the best known pioneers of the state, passed into the great beyond last night, with but one month needed to make him eighty-one years old. His demise was the result of the ravages of years and he had been falling for the last few months.  He was born in Wellwyn, Herefordshire, Eng., December 23, 1820 and emigrated to Utah in 1853, having cast in his lot with the "Mormon" people. He entered the barber business at the age of thirteen and followed it actively until about three years ago. He was, for many years, Prest. Brigham Young's barber and went with him on all his journeys through the state. He performed an honorable two-years' mission in England and with that exception he resided continuously in Utah. Mr. Squires possessed a strong constitution and had many more years of activity to his credit than is usually incorporated in one life. He had four wives and thirty-nine children and is survived by his fourth wife, twenty-two children and four great grandchildren. Nearly all of his sons and grandsons are following his calling.
The funeral will be held from the First ward meeting house Sunday and 12 o'clock.