Agnes Burnett (Ririe)

27 Mar 1874 - 3 Oct 1944


Agnes Burnett (Ririe)

27 Mar 1874 - 3 Oct 1944
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Agnes R. Burnett EDEN- Mrs. Agnes Ririe Burnett, 70, Eden, died today at nine-twenty-five a.m. at the family home of pneumonia. She had been ill about a week. Mrs. Burnett was born March 27, 1874, in West Weber, a daughter of James and Ann Boyack Ririe. She was married to David Burnett on June 23, 1
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Agnes Burnett (Ririe)

Married: 23 Jun 1897

Mountain View Cemetery

5551-5589 E 2700 N
Eden, Weber, Utah
United States




February 27, 2012


February 26, 2012

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Whence came the Ririe Family name?

Contributor: MDSIMS Created: 11 months ago Updated: 11 months ago

This article came from the James Ririe Family Book. For purposes of Genealogy, we thought that we would like to include some research on out name. If, in Future some of the descendants of James Ririe seek to trace our line, this information may prevent much searching of literature that is irrelevant. It also may help in locating the Ririe clan near the areas of Scotland where their ancestors appear to have originated. From the Weekly Scotman, December 4, 1937: RYRIE: Derived from MacRuairidh (dh mute), son of Rory or Roderick "Famous king," whence also Macryrie, MacRyrie, MacRorie, MacCririe, MacRoderick, MacRudrie, ect. Clan and tartan MacLaren. From The Weekly Scotsman February 5, 1938: (Apparently in answer to a letter from Lloyd Ririe which appeared in their January 29, 1938 paper.) RYRIE: The full Gaelic form of this name is in MacRuairdih (dh mute), "son of Ryrie" (Roderick, Famed ruler); whence MacRyrie and Ryrie. A Famous Gaelic poet was named Donochig (Duncan) MacRyrie. Clan and tartan MacDonald. from Clans,Septs and Regiments of the Scotland Highlands by Adams, pages 164, 165, 164. MacRory, or Macgrory of Perth are MacLarens, according to tradition, and some of them have resumed the MacLaren surname. There is no doubt but what the MacRorie, MacRory, MacRuer, MacRurie, MacRury, are from septs and dependents of MacDonald (Clan Donald) North and South. Some were also affiliated in the MacLaren clan. a seven page history of MacDonald of the isles, from whom the clan trace their decent is in possession of Lloyd Ririe and may be read at his home.

Agnes Ririe Burnett

Contributor: MDSIMS Created: 11 months ago Updated: 11 months ago

RIRIE REUNION 1965 Comments on the children of James and Ann Boyack Ririe 9. Agnes Ririe Burnett Aunt Agnes Burnett had many interesting and spiritual experiences. Here is one that is rather unusual. Uncle David Burnett was called on a mission to Scotland in 1900, just three years after he and Aunt Aggie were married. They had two children Clista was but a baby of six months. Uncle David had left his brother William Burnett in charge of his little family. A few months later William died very suddenly of a heart attack, leaving a widow and two children. Aunt Agnes was now left with no one to see to the many needs of a young mother in the cold valley. One day the chopped wood was all used up. It was bitter cold outside. She knelt down and pleaded with the Lord to provide a way for her to manage while Uncle Dave was away. An hour later she looked down the country lane leading to her place and to her amazement a group of Deacons were trudging up the road to her place with their hatchets over their shoulders. She always testified that the Lord answered her prayer in a hurry.

Agnes Ririe Burnett Biography

Contributor: MDSIMS Created: 11 months ago Updated: 11 months ago

BIOGRAPHY OF AGNES RIRIE BURNETT by LaVerna Burnett Newey Agnes Ririe Burnett was born March 27, 1874 in West Weber, Utah. She was the youngest child of James and Ann Boyack Ririe's twelve children. The first nine years of her life were spent in West Weber. Agnes was ten years old when all of the Ririe family moved to Ogden Valley at the east mouth of Ogden Canyon. Her father and older brothers had built a big new rock house a short distance from the Artesian Well. The spot is now covered with Pine View Dam. Agnes went to school in Eden, Utah, the little town to the north of her home. She sometimes walked several miles or rode horseback. In the wintertime she came to school in a bobsleigh. She won fifty cents once as a prize for the best attendance at school. With this money she bought the fourth reader which became her study book for three years as they used to read the same books over and over. She went as far in school as they taught at the time, which was the Fifth Reader. When Agnes was eighteen, she started going with David Burnett who was at the time a counselor in the Mutual in Eden. He was born in Harrisville, April 25, 1870, a son of William and Sarah Wilde Burnett. David, a tall, good-looking fellow used to go three-and-a-half miles in horse and buggy to get the pretty little Agnes to take her to a dance. One night after Mutual, the snow had drifted too much for the horses to pull the sleigh through. That never daunted David. He merely unhitched the horses and took her home by horseback. Two other times, the wheel of the buggy rolled off and dumped them unceremoniously on the ground. David and Agnes were sweethearts for five years. Of these they were engaged three. Agnes, being the youngest daughter, and with a great deal of respect and love for her elderly mother, felt it her duty to remain with her for a few years, especially since her mother was sorely afflicted with rheumatism. While waiting patiently, David worked in North Fork Canyon and obtained logs for his barn and granery. He also began building his home and homesteading some land for a farm of his own. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple on June 23, 1897. Two days later, the Ririe's gave them a wedding reception in the big rock home. One hundred and thirty-five people were invited to the wedding supper which had chicken and all that goes with it. A dance was held after at the Wilbur dance hall. Her father also gave her a cow for a wedding present. Three years after they were married, David was called to Scotland on a mission for the Latter-day Saints Church. At the time they had two little girls, Vila and Clista. The baby Clista was but six months old when he left. It took a lot of courage to part at a time like this, but devotion to the church was one of their principles. While her husband was in far off Scotland, the baby Clista took very ill. Agnes knelt down and promised the Lord that if he would heal her baby, she would work in the church as long as she was able. This promise she kept all the years of her life. She was in the presidency of the Mutual organization for twenty-two years and raised her family besides. She taught in the Sunday School and was a literary teacher in the Relief Society for seventeen years. Shortly after David's return, he built five more rooms to the house and they added three more little girls to the family. They were Olive, Amy, and Lola. In 1910 he was called on another full-time mission to the Western States. Without faltering, he accepted and Agnes struggled on alone, always maintaining that they lost nothing financially by it and gained much spiritually. David had as one of his companions on this mission, a nephew of Agnes, Alex Hogge. While he was on this mission, she would walk up past the cemetery with her children trudging behind her to milk the cow. Once some one asked her if she were not afraid to pass the cemetery in the dark and she replied, "I've never hurt any of those dear dead people and I'm sure they would not harm me." After David's return from his second mission the sixth baby girl was born and was named LaVerna Elizabeth. When she was but a year old, David bought some land in Delta, Utah. They spent one summer down there living in a tent. By, Fall, the dreams of new land pioneering became too rugged, so they sold their claim at a loss and were happy to come back to their home in Eden. It was from this home that the wonderful tidings went out to all their relatives and friends that at last a baby boy was born to the Burnett family. They named him David Ririe Burnett and how they all loved him! Those were the happy days! Books for each one were always given at Christmas and birthdays, participation in church opportunities was always encouraged, an example of daily prayers was always set, the big pantry off the kitchen always had something good to eat in it. Each Fall the threshing machine came lumbering up the road to stay a week at the Burnetts. Agnes was an excellent cook and weeks in advance plans were made to feed the threshing crew three times each day. The shelves in the outside rock cellar were always filled with the labor of her hands. It was in this rock cellar that she once came across a porcupine. No menfolk were around at the time so she beat it to death by herself. She had the courage and fortitude of any pioneer woman who preceeded her. One winter, when her husband was on his mission, she doctored a colt back to health. Other times, she packed bucket after bucket of water to pour on the backs of bloated cows. Each Fall, Agnes and her sisters, Isabelle and Elizabeth, would pack a delicious lunch and with their children in the surrey go to spend the day in the hills picking chokecherries. Every 4th of July and Christmas, each of her six girls usually received a new dress, all daintily handsewn. The children were always taught respect for their elders. Cousins who were older were called Cousin Annie, Cousin Louie, and Cousin Alex. Agnes never had an abundance of worldly goods but there was an abundance of love, confidence, and contentment in the home that she and David built together. With the sweet, however, there came also the bitter. One cold December evening in the year of 1919, Vila, the oldest daughter at the age of twenty-one passed suddenly away with the dreaded influenza of that year. She was the third to be buried in one week of the same disease in the little town of Eden. David, in his heavy fur coat, drove a sleigh through the canyon to purchase the burial casket. Agnes's sisters and the Relief Society dressed Vila for burial. The day of the funeral, David, the father, and another daughter Amy both lay dangerously ill with the same disease. For days it was a battle of work, faith and prayers to save their lives. Neither one fully regained his health. On June 23, 1927, David R., their twelve-year-old son, found his father lying in the path on the way to the barn. A heart attack had taken his life on the day of their 30th wedding anniversary. From then on it was a struggle for her, struggle to make ends meet during the "Depression" years, a struggle to provide a higher education for her children; a struggle with the culinary water to get enough for the daily needs, and a struggle with incurable illness that crept into the family. Through it all, she remained faithful, patient, and was loved by all who knew her. She lived to become grandmother to five girls and two boys of Lola's and LaVerna's children. Two of these were twins. On October 3, 1944, at the age of seventy, Agnes passed away of pneumonia. All of her children hurried from California and elsewhere to her home. As they knelt in fast and prayer at her bedside, she rallied from her coma to say "Please, girls, let me go home." When she breathed her last, David, her only son said, "Father and Vila will be just as happy to see her as we are in sorrow to see her go." She left this earth in her quiet unassuming way. Never in her life did she seek praise, but her children cannot help but praise her many virtues. "Nay Speak No Ill," was her favorite song and she lived its theme. It was sung at her funeral. As the gates of death closed after her, her children said, "We cannot see her, but she is with us still. A mother like ours is more than a memory. She is a living presence." The Life Histories and Genelogies of James and Ann Boyack Ririe 1750-1964. pgs 159-163.

Agnes Ririe Burnett Obituary

Contributor: MDSIMS Created: 11 months ago Updated: 11 months ago

Agnes R. Burnett EDEN- Mrs. Agnes Ririe Burnett, 70, Eden, died today at nine-twenty-five a.m. at the family home of pneumonia. She had been ill about a week. Mrs. Burnett was born March 27, 1874, in West Weber, a daughter of James and Ann Boyack Ririe. She was married to David Burnett on June 23, 1897, in the Salt Lake L. D. S. Temple. Mr. Burnett died 17 years ago. She had been a lifelong resident of Utah and had spent the past 60 years in Eden. she was an active member of the L. D. S. Eden ward, where she had served in the presidency of the Young Ladies' Mutual Improvement association for 22 years. She had been a Sunday school teacher: also a Primary and Relief society teacher in Eden. Survivors include the following sons and daughters: David R.Burnett and Olive Burnett, Eden; Mrs. Clista Knight, Vallejo, Calif.; Mrs. Amy Crase, Ogden; Mrs. Lola Cameron, Los Angeles, Calif.; Mrs. Laverna Newey, Huntsville; six grandchildren, and one brother and one sister, Hyrum Ririe, Lewiston, Utah, and Mrs. Isabelle R. Stallings, Eden. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at two p.m. in the L. D. S. Eden ward chapel by Bishop Leonard Fuller. Interment will be in the Eden cemetery under direction of the mortuary, 3408 Washington, Ogden. Ogden Standard Examiner, 3 October 1944.

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Agnes Burnett (Ririe) was born on 27 Mar 1874
Agnes Burnett (Ririe) was 13 years old when Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show opens in London. William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody was an American scout, bison hunter, and showman. He was born in Le Claire, Iowa Territory, but he lived for several years in his father's hometown in Toronto Township, Ontario, Canada, before the family returned to the Midwest and settled in the Kansas Territory.
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Agnes Burnett (Ririe) was 20 years old when Mahatma Gandhi forms the Natal Indian Congress (NIC) in order to fight discrimination against Indian traders in Natal. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was an Indian activist who was the leader of the Indian independence movement against British rule. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. The honorific Mahātmā – applied to him first in 1914 in South Africa – is now used worldwide. In India, he is also called Bapu and Gandhi ji, and known as the Father of the Nation.
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Agnes Burnett (Ririe) was 32 years old when Albert Einstein publishes his first paper on the special theory of relativity. Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He is best known to the general public for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc2, which has been dubbed "the world's most famous equation". He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect", a pivotal step in the development of quantum theory.
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Agnes Burnett (Ririe) was 38 years old when The British passenger liner RMS Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic at 2:20 a.m., two hours and forty minutes after hitting an iceberg. Only 710 of 2,227 passengers and crew on board survive. RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early hours of 15 April 1912, after colliding with an iceberg during its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. There were an estimated 2,224 passengers and crew aboard, and more than 1,500 died, making it one of the deadliest commercial peacetime maritime disasters in modern history. RMS Titanic was the largest ship afloat at the time it entered service and was the second of three Olympic-class ocean liners operated by the White Star Line. It was built by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast. Thomas Andrews, her architect, died in the disaster.
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Agnes Burnett (Ririe) was 55 years old when Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio. George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball (MLB) spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935. Nicknamed "The Bambino" and "The Sultan of Swat", he began his MLB career as a stellar left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, but achieved his greatest fame as a slugging outfielder for the New York Yankees. Ruth established many MLB batting records, including career home runs (714), runs batted in (RBIs) (2,213), bases on balls (2,062), slugging percentage (.690), and on-base plus slugging (OPS) (1.164); the latter two still stand as of 2018. Ruth is regarded as one of the greatest sports heroes in American culture and is considered by many to be the greatest baseball player of all time. In 1936, Ruth was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of its "first five" inaugural members.
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Agnes Burnett (Ririe) was 65 years old when Adolf Hitler signs an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people. Adolf Hitler was a German politician, demagogue, and Pan-German revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator, Hitler initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939, and was central to the Holocaust.
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Agnes Burnett (Ririe) died on 3 Oct 1944 at the age of 70
Grave record for Agnes Burnett (Ririe) (27 Mar 1874 - 3 Oct 1944), BillionGraves Record 762915 Eden, Weber, Utah, United States