Elizabeth D Fackrell

1874 - 1954


Elizabeth D Fackrell

1874 - 1954
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NORMAN PROCTOR FACKRELL and ELIZABETH D. MEEKS FACKRELL Norman Proctor Fackrell was born October 14, 1870, in Overton, Nevada, to David Bancroft Fackrell and his wife, Hannah Proctor. Norman was the third child of this marriage, being preceded by Enos Proctor and by Herman who died as an infant. Nor
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Elizabeth D Fackrell


Riverside Thomas Cemetery

939-949 State Highway 39
Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho
United States

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Mother. father.


August 3, 2013


July 20, 2013

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Norman Proctor Fackrell and Elizabeth D. Meeks

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NORMAN PROCTOR FACKRELL and ELIZABETH D. MEEKS FACKRELL Norman Proctor Fackrell was born October 14, 1870, in Overton, Nevada, to David Bancroft Fackrell and his wife, Hannah Proctor. Norman was the third child of this marriage, being preceded by Enos Proctor and by Herman who died as an infant. Norman’s parents were called to participate in the Muddy Mission and left Bountiful, Utah, in 1868 for what was then thought to be land within the boundaries of Utah. They settled in Overton and began the task of raising cotton and other crops as part of the greater Cotton Mission of Southern Utah. This mission was one of great hardship because of the heat, malaria, destitution, difficulties of transportation and hostile Indians. The final blow to these stalwart settlers was the determination that the Muddy Mission was in the new State of Nevada and Nevada was demanding back taxes be paid to them in gold. Brigham Young visited the mission in 1870 and advised the people to abandon the mission and either return to their homes or to settle in Long Valley, Utah. David Bancroft Fackrell chose to go to Long Valley with his family. By the time he was one year old Norm was living with his family at Mt. Carmel, Utah, and when the United Order was formed at Orderville in 1875 his family was one of the first to consecrate their earthly goods to the Order. His father served as Secretary of the Board of Directors and Norm and his brothers grew up in Orderville. As a young child he lived in a small shanty with his parents, ate at the children’s table in the communal dining hall and attended school about three months of the year. When he grew older he worked at various assignments in the industries conducted in the Order--the sheep herds, the shearing sheds, the farms, the dairy, and even a stint at shoemaking He must have proved himself very responsible because at a very young age he received assignments by the Board of Directors to work with his father in managing the soap making and the store. His father often took his family on selling and buying trips and by age sixteen Norm was hauling freight for the store as far north as Salt Lake City and Corinne. In the fall of 1890, when Norm was 20 years old, his father was arrested for practicing polygamy. According to a history of Hannah Proctor Fackrell written by her daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Meeks Fackrell, they had to go to Beaver, Utah for the trial by team and three witnesses went with them, namely, Mary Jane Meeks, Ruhanna Adair and Nell Spencer Hoyt. On the return trip, it was so cold and stormy they nearly perished (sic) and Hannah took cold and had a stroke soon after arriving home and only lived ten days after. She passed away Jan. 6, 1891 and was buried in the Orderville cemetery. The polygamy charges against Norm's father were dropped and he did not serve time in prison. On February 3, 1892, Norm married his sweetheart, Elizabeth Dalton Meeks, in the St. George Temple. She, too, was a child of Orderville. Her father, Dr. Priddy Meeks, joined the United Order in August, 1876, when Libby was two years old. Norm and Libby knew each other well growing up in a small community and their daughter, Eula, describes their relationship as “a life-long love match.” Norm and Libby purchased a farm of twelve acres about one-half mile outside Orderville and owned a herd of sheep which was pastured in the hills. These ventures were successful and Norm had time and the desire for community service as well. He served as President of the City Water System and was Justice of Peace. Norm and Libby were both good singers and musicians and entertained in many public performances. Their first son, Lewis Norman Fackrell, was born December 14, 1895, and a second son, Heber Meeks Fackrell, was born April 26, 1907, there in Orderville. Both boys were delivered by their grandmother, Mary Jane McCleve Meeks, who was a midwife. In 1898 Norm’s father and some of his brothers and sisters and their families moved to Riverside, Idaho, an area just west of Blackfoot, and homesteaded land. By 1907 Norm and Libby decided that their future also lay in the Snake River Valley of Idaho and shortly after Heber was born, they moved to Thomas, Idaho, just five miles west of Riverside. They purchased 80 acres of land from his brothers, Rodolph and Trenor, built a house to live in, cleared the land of sagebrush and built the ditch system which would irrigate the land. Rodolph was a skilled rock mason and he helped Norm and Libby build their house, which was a fine roomy house for its time. Two daughters were born to Norm and Libby in their new house - Mary Ina on January 29, 1909 and Eula Isabel on April 15, 1913. The Fackrell families helped each other with their work and often got together to visit, tell stories, play their musical instruments and sing. They liked each other, which spoke well of the way they were raised, and as long as they were able they visited each other frequently. Within a year of arriving in Thomas, Norm had purchased some registered Jersey cows from Ogden, Utah, and they were the beginning of a fine dairy herd. Norm loved and cared for his cows and they won many prizes at the Southeastern Idaho State Fair. The success of a farmer was dependent on his animals and his were always well trained and in good condition. Libby was the one who planted the flowers, shrubs and trees, making their home beautiful in a dry land. With Norm’s help she cared for their garden and fruit trees which supplied most of their food. She practiced the home arts of cooking, sewing, quilting and was an especially fine dressmaker, making clothes for her family and helping others with their clothing needs. As a young woman in Orderville she had apprenticed with a seamstress who went around to people’s homes to do their sewing. She learned patternmaking, a skill that she shared with her friends and neighbors all the years of her life. She also spent a summer at her sister Nancy's dairy in the Orderville hills and became adept at butter-making. She learned to make such quality butter that after they moved to Idaho she was able to sell it to a restaurant in Blackfoot who paid her extra for delivering it to them. Libby’s great love was Relief Society and she was an active member until she died. She served in the ward and stake organizations in Thomas as counselor, teacher and visiting teacher. She walked or went by buggy to meetings and to visit the sisters. One of the things she was often called on to do was to nurse the sick. The doctor would stop by and ask her to come with him when someone needed extra care. That, of course, was a family tradition since her father was a doctor and her mother a mid-wife. She would have picked up a lot of medical training helping her parents in their medical practice. We can speculate that Norm was successful in his farming operation since he I was able to buy the newest farm equipment on the market and had a telephone and automobile when few others did. He made loans to friends and family and donated funds to the schools in the area to buy books and athletic uniforms. Their home was open to people who were “down on their luck” and needed a job or a place to live for a while. Service to his community was important to Norm and in the Thomas area he served on the People's Canal Board, the local school board, and as clerk for the local elections. His judgment became well enough trusted that he was often asked to mediate in disputes between his neighbors, especially in matters concerning water rights. The children in their family were the fortunate recipients of Norm and Libby’s interest in good schooling. Lewis started school at age eight in Orderville and finished years four through eight in Thomas at age 16. He then went to Logan, Utah, to complete his education at the Brigham Young College and the Agricultural College. It was not long after he finished his schooling that World War I intervened and Lewis joined the U.S. Army Corp. He served in France as a member of the transportation division driving a truck. He arrived back in the U.S. with spinal meningitis and was hospitalized some months before he could come home. Heber attended grades one though eight at Thomas and then completed his high school in Blackfoot, living there during the week and coming home on weekends. He graduated in 1927. In the fall of that year he was called as a missionary to England. He served there two and one half years and then returned to farm and eventually complete a Bachelor's Degree and teach school. Ina and Eula both attended grade school at Thomas, too, and by the time they were old enough for high school there was a high school at Moreland, so they could finish their schooling while living at home and riding a bus to school. Ina went on to nursing school in Idaho Falls and graduated with a degree in nursing in 1928. She became a practicing nurse. Eula married at age sixteen, but always maintained an interest in keeping well-read and sharing her knowledge and skills with young people. After successfully farming for many years, Norm and Libby retired when he was in his early sixties. Norm eventually developed rheumatism and around the early 1940’s began having small strokes which partially paralyzed one of his legs and rendered him unable to do the hard physical work necessary for farming. He sold his farm to his son, Lewis, and moved to Blackfoot where they could have more conveniences. Norm and Libby lived there for about fifteen years, still able to drive to visit their children and relatives for most of that time. Libby died from a heart attack on February 16, 1954 and Norm died four years later on February 1, 1958. They both are buried in the Thomas/Riverside Cemetery. This life history was compiled in June 1995, by Lois Fackrell Worlton, granddaughter of Elizabeth M. and Norman P. Fackrell.

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Elizabeth D Fackrell was born in 1874
Elizabeth D Fackrell was 11 years old when Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain is published in the United States. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a novel by Mark Twain, first published in the United Kingdom in December 1884 and in the United States in February 1885. Commonly named among the Great American Novels, the work is among the first in major American literature to be written throughout in vernacular English, characterized by local color regionalism. It is told in the first person by Huckleberry "Huck" Finn, the narrator of two other Twain novels and a friend of Tom Sawyer. It is a direct sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
Elizabeth D Fackrell was 17 years old when Thomas Edison patents the motion picture camera. Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park", he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.
Elizabeth D Fackrell was 29 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.
Elizabeth D Fackrell was 40 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.
Elizabeth D Fackrell 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.
Elizabeth D Fackrell was 65 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.
Elizabeth D Fackrell was 66 years old when The Holocaust: The first prisoners arrive at a new concentration camp at Auschwitz. The Holocaust, also referred to as the Shoah, was a genocide during World War II in which Nazi Germany, aided by its collaborators, systematically murdered some six million European Jews, around two-thirds of the Jewish population of Europe, between 1941 and 1945. Jews were targeted for extermination as part of a larger event involving the persecution and murder of other groups, including in particular the Roma and "incurably sick", as well as ethnic Poles and other Slavs, Soviet citizens, Soviet prisoners of war, political opponents, gay men and Jehovah's Witnesses, resulting in up to 17 million deaths overall.
Elizabeth D Fackrell died in 1954 at the age of 80
Grave record for Elizabeth D Fackrell (1874 - 1954), BillionGraves Record 4639123 Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho, United States