HISTORY OF FRANKLIN D H PROCTOR AND ELIZABETH SARAH WILLIAMS
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HISTORY OF FRANKLIN D H PROCTOR AND ELIZABETH SARAH WILLIAMS
by their daughter
Annie Caroline Proctor Jaynes
Franklin D H Proctor was the son of George Kidd Proctor Sr. and Mary Ann Anderson.
Grandfather George Kidd Proctor Sr. was a wealthy coal dealer in Fife, Scotland. He heard of the wonderful land that was to be had in the Western United States. He sold his coal business in Scotland to take up a new life in the United States. He, with his wife Mary Ann and their two small children, James and Jessie, found their new home in the State of Kansas in about 1878. Betsy their oldest daughter died before they left Scotland.
They took up a homestead of 160 acres and as many more acres as they could farm in Marshal Co. Kansas. This pioneering was indeed a new and hard life to Grandfather and Grandmother who were accustomed to an easier life in the Old Country.
A son was born 12 May 1879 at Marysville, Marshall, Kansas. He was named George Kidd Proctor Jr. after his father. The following 4 Jan. 1880, Jessie died. Franklin D H Proctor was born 1 September 1881. My father was named after a Clergyman Franklin David Hakes, who was a very dear friend to the family. Daddy and his brother, George Kidd Jr., were constant companions all through life. Daddy was born in Lyle, Decator, Kansas.
From Lyle the family moved to Devizes Co., Kansas. Here Samuel Wilson was born December 1883. Grandmother died the following year on 9 March 884 at Devizes, Norton, Kansas, leaving Grandfather with four small sons; James, George, Franklin, and Samuel. The following 16 June 1884, Samuel died at the age of 6 months.
In 1883 or 1884 the family was caught in a prairie fire on the Kansas planes. Grandfather burned the grass and wheat around their home for a wide space to save them from the sweeping flames. In this way the fire would divide and burn around the home. Grandfather was beating the flames with a pair of overalls when a button struck him on the end of the nose and cut out a large see wart that grew there. In spite of the pain and a bloody face, he continued to beat the fire. The family came through the fire all right, but they were nearly cooked by the heat and choked by the smoke.
A cyclone passed through the vicinity where they lived. Grandfather put his family in a cyclone cellar. He tried to hold up the house by putting his back up against the wall in the kitchen. When the storm passed over, they all ventured forth. Their home was still standing but it was twisted out of shape.
A drought followed and for three years very little grew. Then Grandfather took his three sons and all their belongings, put all they had in a wagon and left Kansas for Denver, Colorado. Daddy was about three years old.
Before my father was five years old, he and his two brothers, James and George, sold newspapers on 16th and Curtis Street in Denver. On this corner was a very large thermometer. Thermometers were a rarity to the brothers. On cold winter days, Daddy and this brothers would blow on the mercury and raise it up to summer heat. They would stand by and innocently eye the people as they would stare at the spurious readings.
Daddy made friends with the usher of the Tablegrand Theater in Denver. He would let the usher read his newspapers in exchange the usher would let Daddy have a seat in the show house.
Grandfather heard of a great Irrigation Project in Antlers, Colorado. He took his three sons and left Denver for Antlers where he bought a large farm.
Grandfather married Isadora Pierce Waite in 1892. A baby girl, Mary, was born 23 March 1894 at Antlers, Colorado.
While at Antlers, my father attended the Washington School. Professor Belch was the teacher. There were over fifty students in the one room. Professor Belch taught all grades and all subjects from reading in a Primer to Book keeping in high school.
One day some boys put soot on Daddy's face with a poker. The teacher was angry at Daddy for having a dirty face. He washed daddy's face with frozen snow. It rubbed the skin off daddy's face and made it bleed. The teacher was going to spank daddy with a fire shovel in front of the class to humiliate him. Some boys yelled, "Grab his leg, Frank." Daddy grabbed the teacher's leg and held on for dear life. He didn't dare let go as the teacher was a very large man and the students were afraid of him. Professor Belch lost his balance and hopped back to the wall. The boys were rooting for Daddy. When the teacher regained his balance, he grabbed Daddy and gave him a terrible whipping. When Daddy arrived home and Grandfather heard about the trouble, Daddy was licked again.
Daddy had oats three meals a day for many days and was glad to get it.
In 1894, when Daddy was 13 years old, the great reservoir from the Irrigation Project broke. A terrible flood followed. Grandfather was sent to warn the Railroad Officials of the flood. Daddy was alone with Grandmother Isadora and Mary when the flood hit their home. The water came in one door and went out the other door. Daddy hitched up the horses to the wagon and helped Grandmother and the tiny baby Mary into the wagon. By the time the horses were ready to go the water was up to his knees. He could see the people along the high banks waving their hands to him but he couldn't hear what they were saying for the roar of the water. He was trying to take Grandmother and Mary to high banks. He finally reached the knoll on his father's land, when Grandpa Waite, Isadora's father who was 70 years old, had a wheelbarrow full of clothes taking them to the knoll. He was trying to reach the knoll before the crest of the stream hit. A large wave knocked his feet out from under him and washed the clothes to the spot where he was trying to put them. He saved their clothes although they were all soaked. After the flood had done its damage, it gradually began to subside.
The flood washed three feet of top-soil away. The trees were left standing were held by the roots that were in a hard panel below the soil level. Grandfather's farm was completely washed away.
The family left Antlers, Colorado and came to Utah in 1894. They came down through Spanish Fork Canyon. They stopped at Robert McKell's home in Spanish Fork. Here they found food for family and horses. After 10 days, they pushed on to Eureka, Juab, Utah. Here they made their home.
Niva Bodez was born 16 October 1895 and Bryan Jennings was born 5 March 1897. A few days after Bryan's birth, they received word that James Proctor, the oldest son, died 18 March 1897 at Victor, Colorado.
When Daddy was 15 years old, he and his brother George went up Spanish Fork Canyon to get work. They came to the P.V. Junction now know as Colton. They couldn't get any work and had no place to go. They stayed in a saloon until it closed. They tried to get into a depot to sleep but it was locked. Exhausted and tired, they crept under a water tank and fell asleep. The next day they got work on the D and R G water service at Soldier Summit. Shortly afterwards, they began to work at Thistle Rock Quarry where they worked for 90 days. They left Thistle on Thanksgiving Day and walked to Eureka, a distance of 45 miles, to arrive home at 9:00 p.m.
When Daddy was 16 years old, he went to work in the mines at Eureka. He worked up from a mucker in the Keystone Mine to the Revenue Mine at Beaver. He narrowly escaped while working in the Region Valley Mine. Two men were sinking a shaft by hand. The shaft was 800 feet deep. The men would muck the ore into a bucket and it would be pulled to the surface of the mine and emptied. The men were lowered into the shaft in a bucket. One day a slab or talk was loosened from the shaft. It fell and hit Daddy on the side of the head. It took the skin off his face and knocked him unconscious. He was put in the bucket by the men who thought he was dead. As the bucket reached the top of the mine, Daddy regained consciousness.
Daddy went to work at a ranch in Silt, Colorado. The men all called him "Brigham" because he came from Utah. There was a swarm of bees in a tree that the ranch owner wanted to catch and put in a hive. He called Daddy to climb the tree and saw off the limb. Daddy started to saw the limb, but the weight of the limb broke it part way in two causing the limb to swing down on Daddy. Hundreds of angry bees swarmed around him and hit him full in the face. He jumped 15 feet to the ground and lit in the tall grass. He wiped the bees off his face with the grass. Some cow punchers pulled the stingers out of Daddy's face. No serious results came from the accident except his face was badly swollen and stiff.
Daddy was called back to Utah because of the death of Isadora, his step-mother on 11 October 1899.
Elizabeth Sarah Williams, my mother, went to Grandfather's home to work and keep house for him and his young children after the death of their mother. Daddy met her on one of his trips home. It was love at first sight and they were married the following 2 May 1900 at Eureka, Juab, Utah.
Grandfather married Marie Pedersen in 1902. People who knew him will always remember him as the Scottish Bagpipe Player. (He always rode on the Scottish Float on the Fourth of July Parade and played the bagpipes. We never saw the rest of the floats on the parade as we would always run along side of Grandfather's float and listen to him play the bagpipes and dance the Highland Fling.)
Elizabeth Sarah Williams was the third child and only daughter of Thomas Trevor Williams and Annie Blackburn Williams.
Grandfather Thomas Trevor Williams left Whales when a lad of 18 years for America. He served in the Federal Army longer than any soldier, about 12 years. He was wounded in the thigh in the Civil War.
He was an engineer on the passenger train running from Fon-du-lac to Duluth, Canada. It was here that he met Annie Blackburn and fell in love with her. At the request of William Blackburn, his adopted daughter, Annie, was married at his bedside to Thomas Trevor Williams shortly before his death.
Thomas Trevor Williams and his wife, Annie Blackburn Williams, left Canada for California. On arriving in Salt Lake City, Utah, Grandfather remarked, "This is the place for us."
They made their home in Bingham, Utah, for a short time where Grandfather worked in the mines. After working in Bingham for a few years, they took up a 1/4 section of land on the Indian Farm, afterward known as Lake Shore, Utah. The following children were born: William Trevor born 9 June 1876; George Blackburn born 18 March 1878; and my mother, Elizabeth Sarah was born 22 June 1880; John Trevor was born 26 February 1882. William Trevor died 18 July 1880.
Grandfather spend some time on the farm but kept going back to work in the mines at Bingham. The lead was too much for him. Finally he succumbed to the effects of the lead and died 1 April 1884, leaving Grandmother with three small children, George, Elizabeth, and John. Another son was born a few months after Grandfather's death. The baby was name Thomas James Williams born 10 August 1884. The baby died as an infant.
After Grandfather's death, Grandmother rented the farm to William Lloyd and she took the small children and moved into a home on 7th No. 1st West in Spanish Fork, Utah.
Uncle John, mother's brother, related the following story to me:
"While living at lst west and 7th north in Spanish Fork, a crowd of children went down to King's farm to play one day. A pole cat (skunk) barred our way. Will King said if Elizabeth would go and kick it out of the way he would give her 10 cents. Mother met us in the front yard, stripped us while Aunty Dayton got a tub of hot water and soap. They buried our clothes to drive away the smell."
William Lloyd sold his home and Grandmother took her children and went to live at Thomas Green's home 4th N. and 8th East. Finally the family moved back to the farm at Lake Shore.
"On one occasion while living on the farm we use to play in an excavation made by digging out the alfalfa chaff, being nice and dry and warm in there we became tired of playing. We took French Leave and went down to Bank's to play. A terrible wind storm came up, (Lake Shore had its share). We got home just as Mother with a little help from neighbors finished removing the last of the chaff stack with their hands, as she wouldn't allow them to use pitchforks for fear they would injure us as she was positive we were all under the chaff as she had seen us playing there."
Grandmother struggled to provide for her little family for a few years, when William Rose sought her hand in marriage. The marriage was unsuccessful. After the birth of a son, Joseph Atha, 17 January 1890, who died in infancy, Grandmother succumbed to pneumonia and died 14 February 1891, leaving three orphan children; George, age 13; Elizabeth, age 11; and John, age 9.
Elizabeth Sarah Williams was baptized 4 August 1892 by Joseph Bellows, at Lake Shore, Utah, Utah.
After Grandmother's death, Mother and Uncle John went to live with Joseph and Alice Bellows. Uncle George lived at various places and some times at Bellows. After three years mother and Uncle John went to live with Mr. and Mrs. William Fergerson. They were happy in their new home. We always called them Uncle Bill and Aunt Carl. (Her name was Caroline. It was after her that I received my name as Annie Caroline Proctor. Annie was my Grandmother's name.)
When Mother attended German Ellsworth's school, he presented her with a book, "Voice of Warning," for being the best pupil in the school. She was very gifted as a oral reader. She always had an important part in every school play. She was a beautiful penman. She loved to write and would fill her notebook with beautiful writing then carefully erase it all so she could use her notebook over again.
Finally Uncle George persuaded Mother to keep house for him while he ran the farm. Mother and Uncle George attended the Brigham Young Academy on an I.O.U. The next summer Mother repaid it be working for President Cluff's second wife at Beaver, Utah.
Mother worked at various places. Finally she went to Eureka, Utah to keep house for Grandfather Proctor after the death of his second wife. It was here she and my father met, and were married.
Daddy and Mother returned to Colorado where Daddy was working at Camp Bird at Uray.
They soon returned to Eureka. A tiny baby daughter came to gladden their home 26 December 1900. The tiny baby daughter was named Bessis Vernell Proctor. On 22 April 1903 a son, William Thomas was born.
They left Eureka, Utah, as the lead was too much for Daddy. They made their home in Leland, Utah. On 15 February 1905, Annie Caroline (Carol) joined the happy home.
They built the brick home on top of the hill, (later sold to Burts) here George Trevor Proctor was born 14 June 1907. They sold their little home and built the brick home across the road from Ephie and Carrie Peterson. (Later they sold this home to Earl Davis.)
On February 1909 Daddy was baptized at Spanish Fork, Utah, by Uncle John Williams (Mother's brother). Daddy and Bessie were baptized the same day.
Mother was very active in the Relief Society. From March 1911 to March 1915 she was secretary to President Pheobe Isaac. She was Relief Society Visiting Teacher for many years.
On 22 October 1910, Mary Atha Proctor was born. They sold their home to Earl Davis and bought the Bill Lewis home. James Franklin Proctor was born here 23 May 1913.
Daddy and Mother sold their home, ranch, cows, and all possessions and moved to a lovely home in Groveland, Idaho, a few miles from Blackfoot. Daddy's brother, George, and his family moved to Idaho and settled in Wapello.
A bad year followed our move. There wasn't a market for any of the crops. It would cost more to market the crops than to leave them in the ground. Daddy was terribly discouraged. He sold everything at a sacrifice. He put his family and a few personal belongings in a covered wagon and in November 1914, he headed the team of horses back toward Utah. It was a cold trip back home. Addy and the boys slept on the ground and Mother and the girls slept in the wagon.
One cold morning this side of Pocatello, Idaho, Daddy froze his ears. I remember a man on a horse stopped at our camp fire to warm himself. Icicles 5 to 6 inches long were hanging from the horses nostrils. The entire front of the horse was covered with hoarfrost. I walked from Inkom to McCammon, Idaho, a distance of 12 miles, to keep warm.
We had a hard time crossing the Malad Divide. The roads were steep and very slippery. Bessie, Bill, George and I walked beside the wagon. When the horses would slip and fall to their knees, we would put rocks back of the wheels to keep the wagon from slipping backwards.
We drove down Washington Avenue in Ogden, Utah, on Thanksgiving Day. Everyone was dressed up for the occasion. We wished the chickens wouldn't cackle. They were riding in a cage which was hanging on the back of the wagon. (We really were thankful for the chickens. They kept us in eggs while we were on our trek.) We arrived in Salt Lake City late Thanksgiving night. We stayed at the home of Mother's oldest brother, Uncle George and Aunt Etta's home. The next day we continued our trip on to Spanish Fork.
Once again the folks settled in Spanish Fork, Utah. They rented a home in the first ward for a short time. The bought the Brimhall home just west out of the city limits on the Sugar Factory Road.
Alan Proctor was born 26 September 1916. He gladdened our home for one short day. He died 27 September 1916.
Mother was blessed with a talent of doing beautiful hand work. She was always making beautiful gifts for someone. During World War I, Mother received a Medal of Honor for doing so much knitting for the Red Cross. (120 pairs of stockings, 27 sweaters, and countless scarves.) I have the medal at home.
She was blessed with a remarkable memory. She gave many humorous readings in public. She could read a lengthy selection over a few times and would know it verbatim.
Daddy was Assistant Field Superintendent for the Utah Idaho Sugar Company for 20 some odd years.
Mother always wanted to move back to Leland, back to the friends she loved so dearly. In 1917 we moved back to Leland and rented the Bowen home. Ruth Elizabeth Proctor was born 16 November 1918. It was a broken hearted home the following 3 December 1918 when our dearly beloved Mother was called to the Great Beyond. I remember Daddy putting his arms around us and drawing us near to him. Under his kind and protecting care we knew he would be a Mother-Father to us. (This he truly was.) Our wonderful Mother had completed her mission here on earth. Daddy and his seven children must carry on.
Ruth, the baby who was born when Mother died, went to live with Daddy's brother George Kidd Proctor Jr. and his wife Annie Ludlow. (Uncle George and Aunt Annie.)
Bessie left high school to care for the home and the children. She was a wonderful sister and more like a mother to us. She cared for us three years after Mother's death. She married Lavelle Butt 21 December 1921 in the Salt Lake Temple. They made their home in Roberts, Idaho. To them were born three lovely children; Ardis, Vernell and Lavelle Jr. Bessie died 22 December 1938.
Daddy moved back to Spanish Fork so it would be easier for us children to attend school.
It was now my turn to care for the family and the home. My brother Bill did his share in helping. This was my lot while I was a senior in high school and a freshman at BYU.
William or Bill went to work at Magna. Here he met Helen Meiers. They were married 8 July 1927. They had two lovely children; Gerald and Saundra. Bill was foreman of one of the mills at Magna. Bill dies 16 October 1970.
School teaching was the profession I chose. I went from a grade school teacher to the Principal of the Lehi Elementary School, to the Primary Grade Supervisor of the Alpine School District. I met George L. Jaynes while in Hawaii in 1941. We were married 22 October 1943. We have been blessed with three lovely children; Vicki, Franklin, and Bruce. We made our home in Pleasant Grove, Utah.
George married Louella Poulson from Roberts, Idaho. They had two children; Afton Ann and David. Their marriage wasn't a success. He married Elizabeth Stake (Libby) and they have made their home in Salt Lake City.
Atha married Alma Opal Staker in the Salt Lake Temple 22 May l929. Jay, Dick, Donald, Carol, and Alan came to gladden the Staker home.
James (Jim) married VaNeta Branagan in the Salt Lake Temple 18 December 1935. Donald, Dick, Carol, Gary, Philip, Margo, and Debbie blessed their home.
Ruth married Vergil Nelson Cook in the Salt Lake Temple 15 November 1938. he died the following February 1939. Franklin was born 31 August 1939. Later Ruth married Vergil's brother, Cleo Earl Cook 20 December 1939 in the Salt Lake Temple. To this union Theron, Joyce, Lois, George Kay, and Darrell were born.
Daddy married Rosabelle Hall Helm in May 1923. She had a daughter Nellie who married Frank Johns of Spanish Fork. Their children are Ross, Paul, June, and Lynn. Aunt Belle and Nellie are sealed to Daddy. Aunt Belle died in 1935.
Daddy died 25 October 1958.
As Nephi of Old, I can say, "I, Annie Carol Proctor, having been born of goodly parents," am happy to record the history of my wonderful parents, Franklin D H Proctor and Elizabeth Sarah Williams.
William Arnold Rose
Contributor: Chynna67 Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago
WILLIAM ARNOLD "BILL" ROSE
Compiled and written by Lovell Killpack
(Revised September 2005)
William Arnold Rose, son of John Rose and Aurelia Minerva Peet was born October 17, 1839 at Montrose in Lee County, Iowa. He was the third son of a family of ten children. He lived to be 92 years, 8 months and 21 days old.
William Arnold Rose’ father, John Rose was the oldest child of Andrew and Elizabeth Daniels Rose. He was born December 25, 1807 at Morris Plains or Mackett, Sussex, New Jersey. The Andrew Rose family moved to Canada and settled at Mt. Pleasant, Brant, Canada. John had ten brothers and sisters according to one record and nine by others. They are Lucinda, Gamina, Penina, Phobe, Rebecca, Ralph, George Washington, Wesley, Joshua, Anson Green. John and his sister Lucinda were born in New Jersey and the rest in Ontario, Canada. John Rose grew to be of medium build, about 5 feet ten and a half inches tall. He crossed the plains with Captain Warren Foote's Company, arriving at the Salt Lake Valley in the autumn of 1850. He died in his 88th year, March 26, 1895 at Park Valley, Box Elder County, Utah and was buried by the side of his wife, Aurelia Minerva Peet.
William Arnold Rose’ mother Aurelia Minerva Peet was born December 11, 1815 in Batavia, Genessee, New York, a daughter of Arnold and Aurelia or Minerva Warren Peet. Her folks were married in South or North Canaan, Connecticut by a Presbyterian Minister, Reverend M. Morgan on May 10, 1802 or 1803. Her mother was the one who originated the famous Peet Soap. She sold the recipe but the company kept her name, which became the "Colgate Palmolive Peet Company".
When Aurelia Minerva Peet was about four years old, in 1819, her parents moved to Brantford, Brant, Canada. She then had two older sisters, Eliza and Almira. Two more sisters, Shara and Juletta, and a brother William were born in Canada.
Aurelia Minerva Peet married Jonathan Rose in 1832 at Mt. Pleasant, Ontario, Canada. She was in the company with her husband across the plains in the Captain Warren Foote Company. She died in her 78th year, June 8, 1893 and is buried at Park Valley, Box Elder County, Utah.
John and Aurelia Minerva’s first child, a daughter Lydia Marie Rose, was born May 15, 1835 in Mt. Pleasant, Ontario, Canada.
Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon came to Canada and stayed in John and his father Andrew Rose's homes. About eight days after hearing the Gospel preached by the prophet they and their families were baptized members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. When they were able to dispose of their properties they joined the Saints in Missouri for their trek west.
John and Aurelia Minerva's second child, a son Andrew, was born December 25, 1836 at Far West, Caldwell, Missouri.
In Missouri they were placed in Captain Warren Foote's Company. They journeyed on to Montrose, Lee County, Iowa where William Arnold Rose was born October 17, 1839 and Lucinda Rose was born February 23, 1842 in camp. Another girl, Mary Ann Rose, was born between Montrose and Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa in 1844.
On February 3, 1846, John in his 39th year and Minerva (as she was called according to the Nauvoo Temple Records) in her 31st year, were endowed in the Nauvoo Temple. (This record says he held the priesthood office of a Seventy). Their son John Oscar was born October 23, 1847 and Catherine Mariah, March 16, 1850 at Council Bluffs, while preparing for their trek onward to the Salt Lake Valley.
William Arnold Rose’ grandfather, Andrew Rose, born February 17, 1785 at Morris Plains or Macket, Morris or Sussex County, New Jersey was the first member of his family to join the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was endowed in his 61st year in the Nauvoo Temple February 3, 1846 and in his own handwriting stated his father was John Rose from New Jersey. He also crossed the plains part way in the Captain Foote Company, but died August 14, 1850 in his 65th year of cholera and is buried near Lincoln, Nebraska at the crossing of the South Platte River.
William Arnold Rose’ grandmother, Elizabeth Daniels (Rose) was born July 9, 1790 at Prince or Macket, then Sussex County, New Jersey and married Andrew Rose in her 17th year of age, January 1, 1807 at Macket. She was endowed in her 56th year, on February 3, 1846 in the Nauvoo Temple and came across the plains with the family. She died in her 74th year, June 15, 1864 at North Ogden, Weber County, Utah and is buried there.
When only eleven years of age, William Arnold Rose crossed the plains with his family and arrived at Salt Lake Valley in 1850. He walked the entire distance and drove cattle in front of him. This company endured all the many trials and hardships with others of their faith. He was truly one of the pioneers of the west. It was through the efforts of such men that Utah and the west were developed.
William Arnold “Bill” Rose was a tall blue-eyed muscular man and he usually wore a vest and a red bandana handkerchief around his neck. He was a “crack shot” with a rifle or pistol and he rode and tamed wild horses when he was past 70 years of age. He had a special team of horses when he was an old man that he called Dan and Buck. He had them for many years and they minded him just like a couple of kids would. One stormy day lightning hit and killed Buck. Dan would not eat or drink for many days. Dan would just wander around and whinney. The animal would not mingle with the other horses. After about 30 days Dan went out where old Buck had been killed and also died. After that, Bill Rose used a saddle horse to get around.
William "Bill" Rose held many positions of trust. At the age of 19 years he was one of the guards when Johnston's Army was about to enter Salt Lake City. He and other men chosen as guards were stationed at Echo Canyon. They became cold and hungry and needed food and clothing. He and one of the other guards returned to talk to President Brigham Young about their condition. They were sent back with provisions and also more men to help with the great task.
Brigham Young was determined that Johnston's Army was not to enter Salt Lake Valley and drive the saints from their homes and take possession of their property, so their families were sent to settlements in Springville, Spanish Fork, Payson and other places. The men stayed on guard. They were instructed that if the settlements were entered they should set fire to them.
Marriage to Agnes Ann Callahan
At North Ogden on Christmas day in 1860, just after turning age 14, Agnes Ann Callahan married William Arnold Rose, who was 21 years of age.
Agnes Ann Callahan was also a pioneer. She was born in a wagon bed on a cold day, December 3rd, 1846 at Winter Quarters, near Omaha, Nebraska. The following year, 1847, as an infant, she crossed the plains with her mother and three young brothers in the Brigham Young Company. Her father, Thomas William Callahan volunteered and left with the Mormon Battalion shortly before her birth and did not travel to the Salt Lake valley from California for several years. That is another story, recorded elsewhere.
William Arnold Rose and Agnes Ann Callahan had a large family of 14 living children. Two others, Lucinda Ellen Rose, born on Christmas day in 1862 and a son in 1876 had died in infancy, making a total of 16 children. Lucinda Ellen lived just 9 months, the son only a day. Agnes Ann had one set of twins, Alvaretta and Alvero, born in 1867. Besides caring for her own family, she helped others in sickness and sorrow and was in great demand. “She was a person who loved to do good”. Agnes Ann died at the young age of just under 38 years, at the birth of my grandmother, Olive Lucretia Rose, her 16th child. Baby Olive was lovingly raised by her older sister Alvaretta and John William Brimhall, her kind husband. Olive dearly loved them.
From the birth places of their children, we see that Bill Rose and Agnes Ann moved around a lot:
Ogden, Weber County, Utah 1861,
Mendon, Cache County, Utah 1864,
Rosette, Box Elder County, Utah 1867,
Liberty, Weber County, Utah 1869,
Fairfield, Tooele County, Utah 1872,
Park Valley, Box Elder County, Utah 1875,
Homansville (not Homersville) (near Eureka), Juab County, Utah 1876
Diamond, Juab County, Utah in1882.
They came to Tintic, Juab County, Utah in the 1870's when Diamond was the principle town in the district. He was one of the first residents of Homansville, during the time the mills were operating there.
William Arnold Rose’ Livelihood
Mining at Tintic: The Montanent and the Law of the West
From the book "The Towns of Tintic", by Beth Kay Harris, the following episode is described:
"In an area situated where high grade ore was reported to have been found, William Rose, a former freighter and Montana mining man located a claim which he called the Montanent. He brought in supplies, made camp and began working the claim. He hit it rich, very rich, and Rose was elated. But, in mining rushes and in the midst of urgency and confusion of staking ground, surveys often proved that many claims overlapped. In some instances, claim lay directly over claim. Thus, Montanent and Eureka Hill clashed over a disputed survey.
The Hill was, at this time in the Fond du Lac group of claims, owned by Crismon-Khol Company, under the charge of Watson M. Nesbit. Nesbit was as wild and ready a man as there was in the settlement; but Rose as well had seen his share of fighting on the Bannock Indian Trail. Neither man was of a caliber to back down. The law was territorial and battles were resolved man to man.
Strangers were common in Tintic. They daily poured over the brow of the hill. Wagons, never ending lumbered down canyon trails loaded with equipment for the deepening shafts. Picks and shovels were thrown down from the loads along with cases of foodstuffs and boxes of dry goods. Men with guns at their sides were common, but now there was a noticeable influx of men who looked 'professional'."
"Bill", a friend exclaimed to Rose, "rumor's that these are gunfighters from Nevada that Nesbit's bringing in."
"All right", was the reply. "Looks like I've got to fight for Montanent. I'll go over there tomorrow and see if I can find out what they're doing."
"Better be careful", he was warned, "Nesbit's got armed guards all around that mine."
"The next morning, Rose left his camp. Instead of going down the canyon, he climbed high up to the ridge of the mountain, clinging to the shadows of the ledges. Stealing quietly from one juniper to another, crouching behind their protection and pausing now and then to peer across the valley at the camp of his enemy, he watched and counted men in an attempt to determine the force Nesbit had hired. He scouted Indian style, moving higher up, flickering shadow-like from one hiding place to another. When Rose reached a vantage point, he realized that there would be no chance of attacking Nesbit from above. The wily old warrior had anticipated this and constructed a sturdy fort in the protection of a solid ledge of rock.
Rose began his descent, crawling on hands and knees over open places and scurrying ferret-like from sagebrush to sagebrush. He was in a cold sweat after crossing fifty yards of open ground. Across the valley, he could see the glinting barrel of a rifle and knew himself for a dead man if he were caught trespassing on hill ground. After resting a moment, Rose calculated the odds. Nesbit's force looked to him to be about five men less than the number he had, but he knew that their firmly entrenched position gave them all the advantage. He decided not to give up his claim without a fight and returned to the town.
During the next two days in Tintic a war was fought over the mine. When Rose and his men attempted to climb the Hill to their diggings, they faced not only a well-prepared fortification, but also a mountain bristling with guns. Nesbit had kept more fighters under cover in the town as well as managing in some manner to learn when Rose would attack. William Rose found his visit was expected and that he was out-numbered. He had no choice but to withdraw and abandon his demands upon the mine."
Later on Nesbit’s mine, owned by the eastern company was lost to an even bigger and more powerful mining company.
Memories of a grandson:
“Although he had a love for mining and enjoyed the thrills of the mining game, only once that I know of did he actually mine. He had laid a claim and was mining in the Tintic area. In those days the claims were so inconsistent that many times the mines overlapped one another or would actually tunnel into another mine. Granddad’s mine was quite large and very rich. He had not been mining long when another man told him he was on his claim.”
Bill Rose provided freighting and hauling for the mining companies. In the early days he drove six horse teams from Utah, Nevada, California, Idaho and Montana.
The Death of Agnes Ann, Mother of Sixteen Children
Agnes Ann Callahan Rose died at the young age of just less than 38 years while giving birth to her 16th child, Olive Lucretia Rose, my grandmother on November 29, 1884. Mother Agnes Ann was buried there at Diamond, in Juab County, Utah, a lonely place today.
Bill and Agnes Rose’s living children were:
William Alma, born 17 October 1861 at Ogden, Weber County, Utah
John Lafayette, born 26 October 1864 at Mendon, Cache County, Utah
Rozina born 8 June 1866 at Mendon, Cache County, Utah
Alvaretta (twin) born 26 October 1867 at Rosette, Box Elder County, Utah
Alvero (twin) born 26 October 1867 at Rosette, Box Elder County, Utah
Arnold Elmer born 19 February 1869 at Liberty, Weber County, Utah
Lydia Agnes born 29 April 1870 at Liberty, Weber County, Utah
Robert Andrew born 29 September 1872 at Fairfield, Tooele County, Utah
Albert Martinez born 31 March 1873 at Fairfield, Tooele County, Utah
Ethel Barbara born 3 November 1875 at Park Valley, Box Elder County, Utah
Louisa May born 1 May 1878 at Homansville, Juab, Utah
David Marchell Born 10 March 1879 at Homansville, Juab, Utah
Arthur Leroy born 10 May 1882 at Diamond, Juab, Utah
Olive Lucretia born 29 November 1884 at Diamond, Juab, Utah.
Earlier, another child Lucinda Ellen born 25 December 1862 died at nine months of age and a son born in 1876 died the day of his birth.
Speaking of Agnes Ann, Carole G. Sorensen stated: “Upon her death, she left children of the following ages: 1 day, 2 years, 5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17 year old twins, 18, 20 and 23 years. A daughter, Lucinda Ellen had passed away in 1863. Her oldest daughters were 17 and 18 years of age. It was a very heavy burden for William Arnold Rose to bear. “
I know that some of his children felt they were abandoned by William Arnold Rose and that he did not see them often as they grew up, but when you consider his livelihood and the loss of his wife and the conditions in those early days of turmoil and struggle and the evolving of the west it must have been hard for him too. It must not be judged by us.
Grandson Reed Brooks Memories of His Grandfather
Reed Brooks wrote, “I don’t think granddad liked to work with his hands or cared much for farm work. He hunted and broke wild horses and panned for gold. He spent much of his time in and around mining camps where law and order did not amount to much and granddad was often called upon to bring some outlaw to justice which he was very capable of doing, as he was very severe and quick with a gun and a very deadly shot. Most men didn’t care to tangle with granddad.
Once two Indians killed two young white boys who were herding cows. The Indian tribe was normally friendly and peaceful. Bill knew them well. The Indian Chief wanted to catch and punish the two outlaw Indians so he came to Bill and asked him to help. On the morning they were to leave, the old chief rode up to his house and asked Agnes Ann to sew strings on a straw hat someone had given him, so that it would not blow off as he rode horseback. The outlaw Indians were found and dealt with. Bill said the old Chief rode his horse over their bodies several times as punishment and for a lesson to the rest of the young braves.
One day when granddad Rose was away from home, an Indian came to the house. Grandma Rose was cooking some gravy. The Indian came right in, pushed grandma out of the way and began stirring the gravy. Grandma was very frightened, as she knew the Indian had been drinking and she had several small children. It was summertime and the Indian just had on a breach clout. Grandma picked up a long Indian bow and walked up behind him and hit him as hard as she could across the bare back. He let out a scream and ran out of the door. She said he ran through a small corn patch as fast as he could. The next day the old chief came to the house and told grandma she was a very brave squaw and the Indian she had hit was a “heap bad Indian”.
I can never remember seeing my grandma and I guess she had a hard life and died quite young. After granddad was 75 years old, he got religious and went through the temple and was buried in his temple clothes.
One thing I remember very well about granddad, he always smoked a corncob pipe and literally ate chewing tobacco. When he went to bed he would fill his mouth with a big chew and go to sleep and I never remember him getting up to spit it out. In the morning he would reach for his hat and then his vest and then finish dressing.”
Second Marriage by William Arnold Rose
Six months prior to Agnes Ann Callahan Rose’ death, Thomas Trevor Williams, a Mormon convert from Talysarn, Caernarvonshire, Wales, died at his home located on a farm at Lake Shore, Utah. He had been working in the copper mines at Garfield and died of lead poisoning. Thomas worked intermittently with the Tintic Mining Group at Salem, Eureka, and Delta.
Thomas Trevor Williams left a young wife 37 years of age by the name of Annie Atha Blackburn Williams. She became a widow, mother to George, age 6; Elizabeth Sarah, age 4; John Trevor, age 2. Additionally, Annie was five months pregnant with still another child, Thomas James Williams, who was born in mid August, 1884. Annie's first-born son, William Trevor (Jr) had drowned in 1880 at the age of four.
Annie Atha Blackburn Williams faced a dilemma… what to do. She decided to rent her farm, for she couldn't manage to work it with three young children and one expected, so she rented the farm, took her children and returned to Spanish Fork. On November 10, 1884, Annie faced the task of burying her three month-old son, Thomas James Williams. This was just 18 days prior to the death of our Agnes Rose, wife of William A. Rose.
Four years later, in 1888, Annie met and was courted by William Arnold Rose, who was living at Diamond in the Tintic Mining District. In March of 1889, Annie and William Arnold were married at Lake Shore where they relocated on Annie's farm. (Bill Rose was 50 years old then). It was reported that the marriage was not a happy one. After all, William Arnold was a miners' man and didn't particularly like farming. Annie's only possession was the farm. Joseph Atha Rose, son of William Arnold and Annie made his debut into the world on 17 January 1890. His stay on this earth was brief. He departed on the 4th day of August when he was six months old.
Obituary: "Valentine's Day, February 14, 1891. “Today, Annie Atha Blackburn (Williams) Rose, died following a severe case of pneumonia. She had celebrated her 37th birthday during the previous month. Her children: John and Elizabeth were first placed with Joseph and Alice Bellows (3 years) then went to live with a childless couple William Watson [Ferguson] and Caroline Thomas Ferguson. George, the oldest son was moved from one foster home to another until he reached young manhood when he returned to operate his mother's farm. Annie was buried in Spanish Fork beside her childhood love, Thomas Trevor Williams. William Arnold returned to the Tintic Mining District at Eureka. He died at age 92 years and 8 months.”
Passing of William Arnold Rose
"Great uncle Bill Rose" was remembered by Afton Parkinson when very young, coming to stay with her grandmother, Catherine Rose McIntier. She remembered him staying with them one summer and describing him in his old age as a frail looking man with flowing white beard and hair. He always wore a brown suit and wide brimmed brown hat. He called her “grandmother Katie". He had a pan and used to spend part of nearly each day over on an irrigation canal, panning for gold. Each time he would come home in the late afternoon and would always say, "No color today, Katie".
At the age of 92, while staying with his daughter Lydia Ferguson, on his way to the Post Office he fell down the steps, injuring his back and causing confinement to bed. Before that, he had enjoyed good health and was very spry and lively. He died July 8, 1932 at the age of 92 years, 8 months and 21 days. Services were held at the LDS Church in Eureka, Utah. He was buried on July 10th at the cemetery there. (He was born October 17, 1839 at Lee, Montrose County, Iowa).
RESOLUTION OF RESPECT
Adopted by the City Council of Eureka City to the memory of
WILLIAM ARNOLD ROSE
Whereas, our fellow citizen, William A. Rose, departed this life on the 8th day of July, 1932 at the advanced age of ninety two years and, whereas he was one of the early pioneers of Utah and also of Tintic Mining District, be it resolved by the City Council of Eureka City that we recognize in his death the State of Utah mourns the loss of one more of its early settlers and the Tintic Mining District parts with one of its notable and best known pioneers.
William A. Rose was born in Council Bluffs (Montrose), Iowa in 1839 and crossed the plains to Utah when a boy eleven years of age, walking and driving cattle the entire distance. He arrived in Salt Lake City in 1850 and then commenced the arduous task of pioneer life which characterized those early days. Freighting to Montana and the Sacramento Valley, California, during the gold excitements there, he naturally became interested in the line of mining. After that period of his life he drifted to the Tintic Mining District, then in its infancy, and settled in Homansville, where, sixty years ago he worked in the first mill erected for reduction of Tintic ores. Then came the rush to Diamond, in the south end of the district, and there he was a notable figure for many years.
After the decline of that camp he made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Lydia Ferguson, his grand daughter being Mrs. Ruby F. Burns, the City Recorder of Eureka City. Here he died, respected and loved by all of his fellow citizens. We know that we express the feeling of the entire community when we say that a strong and rugged character, one of the type of men who civilized the desert has gone to his well earned rest.
They are passing away-passing away-
Like the sear-and yellow leaf-
Think of them kindly, Speak of them gently.
As they pass to the westward,
Into the valley-over the range
John Church, Mayor
J. P. Fitzgerald,
John W. Anderson,
Grave sites of William Arnold Rose and Agnes Ann Callahan Rose
William Arnold Rose is buried in the Eureka, Utah cemetery. Although the area is definitely desert, the site where he is buried is clean and respectable. The grave marker can easily be found to the left of the road as you enter the cemetery.
Directly across the highway from the grave, is evidence of a very productive silver mining operation. William Arnold Rose was a part of the early days of discovery of silver on that very hillside. He staked a claim on a very rich vein of ore and soon learned that someone else had a claim on the same land. Soon it became evident that the other man was dead serious about keeping his claim and in the process Bill Rose backed away rather than cause bloodshed for his friends who had volunteered to help him fight for his rights. The other man went on to make millions of dollars on that hillside. We, the progenitors, can only dream and wonder what might have been if Bill Rose had been allowed to keep his claim!
Agnes Ann Callahan Rose died at age 38 while giving birth to my grandmother, Olive Lucretia Rose Foote. She is buried in the cemetery of an old abandoned town called Diamond. The grave can be found by traveling southwest along the same highway out of Eureka for about 3.8 miles and then turning left onto a dirt road and going for about another mile. The Bureau of Land Management "chained" the area a few years ago, removing many of the cedar trees and other brush. They found the little cemetery and built a fence around it for protection.
Over the years vandals have destroyed many of the grave markers in the little cemetery. Dean Rose, a first cousin of my mother, and some of his family, have since built a fence around Agnes' grave, fixed the stone back to readable condition, and cemented it to a slab so that it will remain. On the face of the marker you can see the splattering of a bullet that someone shot at the marker in an attempt to destroy it. On the marker one can read the following:
Born December 3, 1846
November 28, 1884
This tribute to our mother’s name,
Her loving children raise;
Yet feel that neither words nor fame,
Can tell our love and praise.
The above information regarding the location of their graves was written by their great-grandson, Weston Foote Killpack.
Compiled and written by Lovell Killpack August, 1994 and revised May, 2006.
Garth H. Killpack (from Dean Rose, Eureka, Utah).
History of William Arnold Rose by Albert and Ellen Rose, son and daughter-in-law.
“The Towns of Tintic” by Beth Kay Harris (1961 Sage Books), published by Alan Swallow, 2679 South York Street, Denver, Colorado. (available at http://library.utah.gov/nonfictionh-k.html under Harris, Beth Kay (Utah State library Governor’s Collection).
Dell Paskett, Riverton, Wyoming 1994.
Afton Parkinson, Rexburg, Idaho 1994.
Records of Hazel Foote Killpack.
Family Search Program, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1994.
Nancy Jolley, Orem Utah August 30, 2003 (Wilcox Family Reunion, Farmington, Utah).
Antone Clark, Jerry Shamy Fisher, Thompson family (Wilcox Reunion 2003).
Dwayne W. West July, 2005.
Information compiled by Betha Ingram, from bits of information by Lee Rose, Jennie
Hirschi, Vennie Kunzler and Maxine Smith, two documents signed by Aurelia's mother, from original Nauvoo Temple and Endowment House Records and the Genealogical Archive records.
Reed Brooks History of William Arnold Rose.
Shirley Phelps History of William Arnold Rose.
Carole G. Sorensen (Postscript).
Eureka City Tribute to William Arnold Rose, July 8, 1932.
Weston Foote Killpack.