Benjamin V Pack

1867 - 1943

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Benjamin V Pack

1867 - 1943
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            Benjamin VanCura Pack was born 11 June 1867 to John and Ruth Mosher Pack in Kamas,Summit, Utah Territory.  His father John Pack first married Julia Ives 10 October 1832 in Watertown, Jefferson, New York.  Their first child, Ward Eton was born in 1834. Shortly after, they joi

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Benjamin V Pack


salt lake city cemetery

200-250 N St
Salt Lake City, Utah, Salt Lake County, Utah
United States


July 6, 2013


June 15, 2013

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            Benjamin VanCura Pack was born 11 June 1867 to John and Ruth Mosher Pack in Kamas,Summit, Utah Territory.  His father John Pack first married Julia Ives 10 October 1832 in Watertown, Jefferson, New York.  Their first child, Ward Eton was born in 1834. Shortly after, they joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1836, migrating to Kirtland, Ohio in the spring of 1837.  Her sister Lucy Amelia was born on 24 Ju 1837.  They left Kirtland in the spring of 1838 and went to Daviess County, Missouri.  They had some very horrible times in Far West and Daviess County.  His father was threatened many times by mobs but was able to get away without harm.  They were finally driven out of Missouri and went to Nauvoo, Illinois in April 1840.  George Caleb was the third of eleven children born to John and Julia on 6 November 1840.             Benjamin’s father was acquainted with Joseph and Hyrum Smith.  He was called on 8 October 1844 to be the Senior President of the Eighth Quorum of Seventies.  John and Julia were in Nauvoo when Joseph and Hyrum Smith were slain in the Carthage jail by a mob.  They received their ordinances in the Nauvoo Temple with Parley P. Pratt officiating. John then took a second wife, Nancy Aurelia Booth and was married on 21 January 1846 in the Nauvoo Temple, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois.  They left Nauvoo on 8 February 1846, crossing the Mississippi River and camped on Sugar Creek with many of the Saints.  They had no shelter but their wagons in the dead of winter.  They stayed there until the 1 March 1846.              They started for the Rocky Mountains.  His father drove a horse team most of the way.  They were at Cutler’s Park on 1 August 1846.  John and Julia’s oldest daughter Julia died on 30 August 1846.  They moved down with the camp to Winter Quarters.  Her father left with the vanguard group going to the Rocky Mountains with Brigham Young leading the group.  During his absence Julia gave birth to Don Carlos on 22 August 1847 at Winter Quarters.  His father returned in the fall of 1847.   On 1 April 1848 they left Winter Quarters and started for the Salt Lake valley in the Heber C. Kimball Company.   There were 703 individuals in the company with 225 wagons and several cattle.  Several companies were traveling west and often camped near each other.             William Clayton was in the company guard.  They had a run in with the Omaha Indians and had to leave Elk Horn sooner than expected.  Thomas Ricks was severely wounded and he helped bring him back to camp. On 15 June they had passed over the Pawnee Missionary Station.  They had a tremendous rain and wind storm on the 16 June.  The 17th they moved across the river with several hundred herd of cattle, sheep and other animals plus 100 yoke of oxen.  They stopped on Sunday and rested and had Sabbath meetings.  It was stressed by Brigham Young “that they were moving to the west to build up the Kingdom of God.”             On 30 June they killed their first buffalo which would bring them fresh meat. They recorded that 1 July they were 383 from Winter Quarters.  On July 7th they brought 4-5 more buffalo to their food supply.    By 15 July they had passed Chimney Rock.  Atthis point they divided two camps into eight companies.  They also sent three men to the valley for more teams and instructed them to meet them at Green River.              They recorded “that on 18 July Heber C. Kimball’s Company had crossed over the Platte River.”  They were at Independence Rock 13 August.  They crossed the Sweetwater on 19 August and had reached South Pass by 21 August.  On 12 September they were near Fort Bridger.  By 18 September they were at the top of the mountains and crossed Echo Creek. They stopped on the east bank of Weber River to rest and the women washed their clothes.               On September 21st they camped at the steep mountain (Big Mountain).  As they came down the mountain through Emigration Canyon they were overjoyed to see the valley dotted with log and adobe cabins.  They arrived in the Salt Lake valley 24 September 1848 which was a Sunday and they camped at Pioneer Square.               They first settled in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory.  On 22 August 1849 Eleanor Philotte was born to John and Julia. Shortly thereafter, her father, John Taylor, and Curtis E. Bolton were at a conference held 6 October 1849 when they were called out of the audience to go on a mission to France and would be gone three years.              Their fifth son, Erastus Frederick was born 17 June 1853.  In the spring of 1856 her father was called on another mission to Carson Valley to help settle that valley.  It was a year of famine and people had to dig roots to help out with their provisions. They harvested only twenty-two bushels of wheat for the whole winter.  Her brother Merrit Newton was born 1 May 1856.  Her mother would put his cradle under the willows while she gleaned wheat to feed her starving family.             Julia stayed with her son Ward’s wife while the rest of the Saints moved south because of Johnston’s Army.  Ward’s wife was very sick.  She died on 19 May 1858.  The next day 20 May 1858, Julia gave birth to a fourth daughter, Sedenia Tamson.  When she was two weeks and two days old, they started south.  After a few weeks they were able to return to their homes.  She gave birth to their seventh son, Joel Ives on 9 September 1860.  He was only eleven years old when he died from being kicked by a horse.              His father entered into plural marriage and had a total of eight wives.  While they were in Nauvoo, he married Nancy Aurelia Booth on 21 January 1846.  They had two children, a boy and a girl.  He married Eliza Jane Graham on 21 January 1846. They did not have any children.  He also married Ruth Mosher on 21 January 1846 in Nauvoo.  They had nine children, four girls and fiveboys.  He married Mary Jane Walker 15 September 1852 and they had eleven children, seven girls and four boys. He married Jessie Bell Stirling 16 January 1864 and they had seven children, two girls and five boys.  He married Lucy Jane Giles 2 May 1865 and they had three children, two girls and a boy.  He married Jane Robison in 1870.  There were no children from this marriage.  She was married to his brother Rufus Pack but he died in 1866, so John married and took care of her.  John Pack and his wives had a total of 43 children.              John and Ruth had nine children, four girls and five boys.  The first two children were born in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory.  Silas Mosher was born 20 October 1849 and Catherine DeVala was born 8 June 1853.  From there they moved to Bountiful, Davis,Utah Territory where the next four children were born.  Irving James was born 16 April 1855; Orson Parley was born 2 November 1856; Ursula Vilate was born 22 August 1858; and Yoma Zenith was born 2 March 1860.             They moved to Woods Cross, Davis, Utah Territory where John Ambrose was born 2S eptember 1862.  Their last move was to Kamas , Summit, Utah Territory where Martha Mary was born 13 March 1864 and Benjamin VanCura was born 11 June 1867.              Benjamin was baptized on 1 January 1884 at the age of 16.  He was endowed on 28 April 1898 in the Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah at the age of 30.  He married Margretta Lemon on 10 November 1903 in Kamas, Summit, Utah at the age of 36.  She was born 9 February 1881 in Kamas, Summit, Utah to John Know and Jane Elizabeth Burbidge Lemon S.  She was 22 when they married.   They were sealed 19 October 1910 in the SaltLake Temple.  He was 43 and she was 29.              They had seven children, three girls and four boys, all born in Kamas, Summit, Utah. Norma was born 5 June 1904; Ruth M. was born 5 August 1905; Theron V. was born 5 June 1907; Virginia L. was born 18 December 1909 and died 18 April 1911;Hugh Lemon was born 2 February 1912; Joseph Benjamin was born 30 November 1915;and Lynn Ambrose was born 22 October 1918.             Benjamin died 17 July 1943 at the age of 76 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.  Margaretta died 20 August 1963 at the age of 82. 

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Benjamin V Pack was born in 1867
Benjamin V Pack was 7 years old when Winston Churchill, English colonel, journalist, and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1965) Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill was a British politician, army officer, and writer, who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. As Prime Minister, Churchill led Britain to victory in the Second World War. Churchill represented five constituencies during his career as Member of Parliament (MP). Ideologically an economic liberal and British imperialist, he began and ended his parliamentary career as a member of the Conservative Party, which he led from 1940 to 1955, but for twenty years from 1904 he was a prominent member of the Liberal Party.
Benjamin V Pack was 20 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.
Benjamin V Pack was 31 years old when Spanish–American War: The Treaty of Paris is signed, officially ending the conflict. The Spanish–American War was fought between the United States and Spain in 1898. Hostilities began in the aftermath of the internal explosion of the USS Maine in Havana Harbor in Cuba, leading to US intervention in the Cuban War of Independence. American acquisition of Spain's Pacific possessions led to its involvement in the Philippine Revolution and ultimately in the Philippine–American War.
Benjamin V Pack was 36 years old when The Wright brothers make their first attempt to fly with the Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, were two American aviators, engineers, inventors, and aviation pioneers who are generally credited with inventing, building, and flying the world's first successful airplane. They made the first controlled, sustained flight of a powered, heavier-than-air aircraft on December 17, 1903, four miles south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. In 1904–05 the brothers developed their flying machine into the first practical fixed-wing aircraft. Although not the first to build experimental aircraft, the Wright brothers were the first to invent aircraft controls that made fixed-wing powered flight possible.
Benjamin V Pack was 45 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.
Benjamin V Pack was 62 years old when The New York Stock Exchange crashes in what will be called the Crash of '29 or "Black Tuesday", ending the Great Bull Market of the 1920s and beginning the Great Depression. The New York Stock Exchange, is an American stock exchange located at 11 Wall Street, Lower Manhattan, New York City, New York. It is by far the world's largest stock exchange by market capitalization of its listed companies at US$21.3 trillion as of June 2017. The average daily trading value was approximately US$169 billion in 2013. The NYSE trading floor is located at 11 Wall Street and is composed of 21 rooms used for the facilitation of trading. A fifth trading room, located at 30 Broad Street, was closed in February 2007. The main building and the 11 Wall Street building were designated National Historic Landmarks in 1978.
Benjamin V Pack was 72 years old when World War II: Nazi Germany and Slovakia invade Poland, beginning the European phase of World War II. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
Benjamin V Pack died in 1943 at the age of 76
Grave record for Benjamin V Pack (1867 - 1943), BillionGraves Record 4374372 Salt Lake City, Utah, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States