Edith Sommer (Park)

24 Apr 1892 - 20 Sep 1965


Edith Sommer (Park)

24 Apr 1892 - 20 Sep 1965
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Edith Sommer (Park)


Rexburg Cemetery

312 Cemetery Rd
Rexburg, Madison, Idaho
United States


August 4, 2011


August 4, 2011

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My memories of my Father, Farrell Rock

Contributor: trishkovach Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

Dad was a farmer, an elementary school principle and teacher, was elected several times to serve as a county commissioner for Madison County, Idaho, and was selected to serve as a state leader for county commissioners. He was selected and paid by the government to meet with world war II veterans and help them improve their farming practices. Everyone related to him and farmers in our neighborhood called him Stone Rock. When I was a young kid I thought Stone was his given name. When my older sister and I were young we liked to sit on stools near dad when he was hand milking cows in the barn. He would hand squeeze milk into our cups and we would drink it and listen to him tell us made up stories of when he was young, dressed in three corner pants (a diaper), had a pistol strapped around his waste, and would use the gun to scare away grizzly bears and bad guys.

Mary Edith Park Sommer

Contributor: trishkovach Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

My Grandmother Mary Edith Park was born 24 April, 1892 at what was then Island Ward, Fremont County, Idaho, that later became Hibbard Ward, Madison County, Idaho. I always heard her given name referred to as Edith. She married Fred Sommer on 8 Sugust, 1911, at the town of St. Anthony, Fremont County, Idaho. She and Fred had six children, Kenneth Sommer, my mother Ethel Sommer, Elma Sommer, Ross Sommer, Eva Sommer, and Dale Sommer. Edith and Fred lived on a dry farm (no surface river or stream which could supply surface irrigation to water crops) on a hill near Sunnydell area south of what became Heise hot springs in southeast Idaho. Their only source of water for drinking and other use was from an underground pipe powered by a very high large windmill. When i and my sisters and my parents went up to that farm location after my grandparents had moved to Hibbard ward and later to Rexburg the big windmill was still functioning. My mother remembered them having a lot of snow in the wintertime. In the summer on the dry farm they rode horses in the hills and the canyon nearby. They picked chokecherries and wild strawberries, Rattle snakes were sometimes under and near the wheat grain stocks, in the gooseberry bushes, by the rocks near their house, and in the many weeds in the area. They used wash boards to clean clothes and other things. When I was young we would go to my grandparents house in Rexburg and visit with them. Grandma was always very pleasant, smiled a lot, and it was always fun to be with her and grandpa. On holidays our family and their other Children's families would meet at our grandparents home and enjoy visiting with each other, and we would play with our cousins. Grandma died on 20 September, 1965 at Rexburg.

Life timeline of Edith Sommer (Park)

Edith Sommer (Park) was born on 24 Apr 1892
Edith Sommer (Park) was 13 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.
Edith Sommer (Park) was 22 years old when Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, were assassinated by a Yugoslav nationalist named Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo, sparking the outbreak of World War I. Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria-Este was a member of the imperial Habsburg dynasty, and from 1896 until his death the heir presumptive (Thronfolger) to the Austro-Hungarian throne. His assassination in Sarajevo precipitated Austria-Hungary's declaration of war against Serbia, which in turn triggered a series of events that resulted in Austria-Hungary's allies and Serbia's declaring war on each other, starting World War I.
Edith Sommer (Park) was 38 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.
Edith Sommer (Park) was 39 years old when Great Depression: In a State of the Union message, U.S. President Herbert Hoover proposes a $150 million (equivalent to $2,197,000,000 in 2017) public works program to help generate jobs and stimulate the economy. The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations; in most countries it started in 1929 and lasted until the late-1930s. It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of the 20th century. In the 21st century, the Great Depression is commonly used as an example of how far the world's economy can decline.
Edith Sommer (Park) was 53 years old when World War II: Combat ends in the Pacific Theater: The Japanese Instrument of Surrender is signed by Japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu and accepted aboard the battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay. The Pacific War, sometimes called the Asia-Pacific War, was the theater of World War II that was fought in the Pacific and Asia. It was fought over a vast area that included the Pacific Ocean and islands, the South West Pacific, South-East Asia, and in China.
Edith Sommer (Park) was 61 years old when Jonas Salk announced the successful test of his polio vaccine on a small group of adults and children (vaccination pictured). Jonas Edward Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist. He discovered and developed one of the first successful polio vaccines. Born in New York City, he attended New York University School of Medicine, later choosing to do medical research instead of becoming a practicing physician. In 1939, after earning his medical degree, Salk began an internship as a physician scientist at Mount Sinai Hospital. Two years later he was granted a fellowship at the University of Michigan, where he would study flu viruses with his mentor Thomas Francis, Jr.
Edith Sommer (Park) died on 20 Sep 1965 at the age of 73
Grave record for Edith Sommer (Park) (24 Apr 1892 - 20 Sep 1965), BillionGraves Record 82637 Rexburg, Madison, Idaho, United States