Enoch Ludlow

20 Jan 1853 - 30 Mar 1921

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As told by his daughter, Thelma Ludlow Our father, Paul Ludlow, was born at Ovenden, Yorkshire, England September 27, 1876. He was the third child of Enoch and Lavinia Horsefall Ludlow. His two older brothers, John and Thomas Edwin, were also born in England. When Paul was two years old his father,

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8435 S 3200 W
Benjamin, Utah, Utah
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Nathaniel and Mary Ann - parents of Enoch; Lavinia - wife of Enoch; Richard, son of ??, There is no other information on this stone.
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As told by his daughter, Thelma Ludlow Our father, Paul Ludlow, was born at Ovenden, Yorkshire, England September 27, 1876. He was the third child of Enoch and Lavinia Horsefall Ludlow. His two older brothers, John and Thomas Edwin, were also born in England. When Paul was two years old his father, mother and their three little boys, his grandfather, Nathaniel Ludlow, his grandmother, Mary Ann and their youngest child, Walter, emigrated to America. With the exception of his mother, Lavinia, all the members of the families had embraced the gospel and were members of the Mormon church. The Ludlows embarked at Liverpool, England, September 14, 1878 on the ship "SS Wyoming." The destination was Utah. Letters received by Lavinia after her arrival in Utah tell of the weather during the ocean voyage. I quote from one of her father's letters. "We are so glad that you have landed safely. We felt certain you would all be sick, as the weather set in here on the day you sailed extremely rough and boisterous and remained so for nearly a week. We oft remarked that you would have had a proper tossing." Grandma told little interesting incidents of the ocean voyage. She said the boat's captain called Paul "that white haired squealing little pig." We can assume that the "tossing" did make him sick and irritable and that he gave vent to his miserable feelings by crying a great deal. John and Thomas seemed to fare a little better. The cook took them to his galley several times and gave them little tidbits to eat. Uncle Thomas always said that he faintly remembered this. When they reached America they completed the remainder of the journey by railroad from the east coast to Utah. They arrived in Salt Lake City in October, 1878. Paul's grandmother Ludlow had a sister, Ellen Huish who had previously joined the Church and emigrated to Payson , Utah. After spending a week in Salt Lake City the Ludlows went to Payson and remained during the winter with Ellen and her husband, Jim Huish. In the spring Paul's father, Enoch moved his family into a house at Lake Shore and later into a dugout. They remained there until fall then moved back to Benjamin to what was called the Stewart Ranch. Much of that ranch still remains in Benjamin. There is a large house with a barn, shade trees and spring water. Stewarts live there still and I think they still use the ranch as a gathering center for the family. Enoch's family lived at this ranch site one and a half years. During this time Paul;s oldest brother, John, met and accidental death in Payson Canyon where he had gone with his father to get a load of wood. He was eight years of age. Paul always said that he could well remember the sadness of that tragic event. Enoch obtained another piece of land in east Benjamin and moved his family there. Their first dwelling consisted of an old granary and a dugout. Then they built a log house which they occupied until it was destroyed by fire. They were compelled to live in an old honey house while they were building a brick house which remained many years. During these years many more children were born to Paul's parents. They were Nathaniel, Jesse, Walter Horsefall, Enoch Jr., Richard, Fred and Priscilla, the only daughter. Now, even without John there were eight boys to help do the difficult tasks involved in clearing and cultivating the land. There were many trees to be cut, stumps to be removed and endless hours of plowing, leveling, and digging of irrigation ditches. Paul often talked about the hardships of those early days. They all went barefoot as long as the weather allowed. During the winter they wore wool sox that their mother was constantly knitting every time she sat down for a break. They had one pair of shoes made by the town shoemaker. We can assume there were boots for them to wear in the corral. Paul's schooling was very irregular. He could attend school only a short period in the winter when it was impossible to do farm work. He was compelled to leave school as soon as the spring work could begin on the farm. He has told us that he cried because he wanted to remain in school. As soon as they were settled on their farm, Enoch planted fruit trees and berry plants. Every year they planted and meticulously cared for a wonderful vegetable garden. This was a lot of work but it provided good, wholesome food for those hungry, growling boys. Lavinia baked ten huge loaves of bread every day and somehow it always disappeared. They raised their own meat and eggs and they were all fond of fruit and vegetables. These eating habits carried through life and Paul and his brothers had good gardens and orchards when they acquired their own farms. Their store rooms contained bacon, hams and every type of bottled meat to be used when fresh meat was unavailable, as well as fruit and vegetables. As a youth Paul became a musician. He bought himself a cornet (trumpet) and with the assistance of some older musicians he learned to read music and play his instrument. When he was thirteen years old a brass band was organized at Benjamin. Paul was a member of that band. Paul played in dance orchestras throughout the valley. he would work in the field all day then ride a horse to where ever the dance happened to be. One night he played at Spanish Fork. It was a stormy night and Paul was very tired. On the way home he tied the cornet to the saddle, tied the reins to himself and went to sleep allowing the horse to find its way home. All at once he awakened with water surrounding him. The bridge of Spanish Fork River had been washed out with the storm and the horse had taken to the stream. Paul arrived home a very wet young man. By the time the large, roomy house was completed, the boys were helping a little financially and the family was prospering. Paul took the initiative in landscaping their yard. He planted lawn and flowers, trees and shrubs and it was a pleasant environment for the large family. We must mention Paul's favorite sport which began as a youth and continues through his adult life. He loved to go wild duck hunting. He position should be to get the best results. He never failed to bring some game home. When the young people had "contest hunting" he was always among the first to be chosen when they had two sides competing. Paul also enjoyed playing baseball and marbles. He said that as a very young lad he was champion marble shooter. After a while his friends would not play with him because he won all their marbles. Paul and all his brothers helped Grandpa Enoch financially as they grew old enough to obtain remunerative work. They played their instruments in bands and orchestras, and worked in the Tintic mines during the winter when there was no work to do on the farm. At Tintic they usually did their own cooking and house work to save money. They kept only enough of their wages to by the absolute essentials, and gave the rest to their father. As he matured into a young man, Paul served in practically every position in the Church. He told how he also played the lead in many of the Church and town dramas. This continued even after his marriage and Adlinda didn't approve to highly of this. She told how Ione had a convulsion one night while dad was performing at one of these plays and she was there alone with the sick child. The other children were sleeping. Paul said that his first introduction to Mother (Adlinda) was at the open door of her home at Spanish Fork. He used to go there with his father to peddle fruit and as they passed Mother's home they could see through the door the table set with a clean cloth and enticing food. he said he used to wish he could sit at that table and sure enough he did,----- many times. He becomes better acquainted with Adlinda Lewis as he played for dances at Spanish Fork. She was a dance enthusiast and rarely missed one. When someone would sit in for Paul he would leave the orchestra and dance with her and so they became well acquainted. He discovered that she was a school teacher. On June 28, 1899 Paul married Adlinda Lewis in the Salt Lake Temple. They moved to Eureka, Utah and Paul worked full time in the mines. I do not know why Mother did not have her picture taken in her wedding dress. It may have been because they did not have a large reception, -- just a social given by Grandma Lewis for the family. Back on the farm Lewis, the first and only boy was born. Uncle Enoch presented him with a pair of overalls the day he was born. Everyone though that now Paul had someone to take over the farm when he retired. This was not to be. Lewis just couldn't care less for a farm and he did very well without one. As the years went by Paul improved his farm by putting in a drain, buying new farm implements and rotating his crops. All this time he kept busy working in the Church and community and going to the mines to earn extra money when it was desperately needed. Paul and Adlinda had a great desire to educate their children and this was a hardship. Each year Paul would borrow money from the bank to pay the school tuitions and pay it back as soon as the harvest checks came. He never had trouble borrowing money because he had an excellent credit rating. Agnes had studied piano for some time and she was ready to enter the university music department at BYU. She stayed with an aunt (Priscilla) in Provo the first year. We three oldest girls rented a housekeeping room in Provo the next year, then Paul decided to move Adlinda and the family to Provo while he went back to the mines for awhile. This was done and Agnes continued with her music and also completed a course in business. The rest of us who were old enough attended BYU High School. Fern was taking pre-requisites for a business course and Thelma and Ione for teaching school. Kay and Lewis attended Parker elementary school. Agnes obtained an office position at Startup Candy Company. She didn't stay there long because she married Nels Black and moved to Deseret, Millard County, Utah. Paul, Adlinda and the two youngest children moved back to the farm again. Thelma, Fern and Ione rented a small apartment and stayed in Provo. After completing their courses they eventually found employment. Later Thelma went back to gain a degree, Kay went later and completed a business course, and Lewis obtained his degree in the sciences. Ione continued to teach school. Back on the farm Paul and Adlinda were very busy working in the church and community. Besides holding leadership positions. in the auxiliary organizations, Paul was made chairman of the Genealogy Committee, was one of the seven presidents of the seventies, was a member of the Church Building Committee to build a recreation hall, chairman of the committee to purchase the church organ and two pianos. All this was done. They also purchased some seats from the old Roxy Theater in Salt Lake City to put in the hall. Francis Lundell hauled the seats from Salt Lake City in a huge threshing truck. In April 1932 Paul was appointed bishop of Benjamin Ward and he served in this capacity for nine years. Under his leadership the chapel was remodeled, a heating system installed, carpet and drapes added and an adjoining recreation hall was built. During this time he kept up his farm and served on the Spanish Fork Irrigation Board. Eventually Fern married A. Melvin Thomas and moved to San Francisco, California. (Later they returned to Salt Lake City, Utah) Ione married Glen N. Mitchell and moved to Midvale, Utah. Kay married E. Taylor Day and lived in Salt Lake City. Taylor was a manager of one of the divisions of US Rubber Company so was transferred to various cities during his career. They married Nina Blank and moved to southern California to which he returned after serving in the armed forces during the second World War. Thelma remained an unmarried career woman. Having his only son and three grandsons called into the service during the war was one of the most unhappy interludes of Paul's life. During the last years Paul served as bishop of the ward Adlinda became handicapped with arthritis. The children worried about her being alone so much while Paul was performing his church duties. The children expressed this feeling to the president of the stake and in due time Paul was released from being the bishop. By this time Paul had paid off all his obligations (financial) on the farm and the title was clear. Free of the heavy church duties he had been carrying, Paul spent more time with the farm. His ambition was as great as ever but it was becoming apparent that he could not keep up with the physical demands. Adlinda, also, was unable to help as much as she always had. It was decided that they should sell the farm and move to Salt Lake City where they would be near to some of their children. Ione was in Midvale, Thelma Fern and Kay were in Salt Lake City, Agnes was in Delta, Utah and Lewis was still serving in the middle east with the armed forces. In February of 1945, Paul and Adlinda left the farm which had been sold to Newland Hansen. They moved to a home they had purchased at 1833 Lincoln Street, Salt Lake City, Utah. They became active members of the Richards Ward. Paul worked in the yard planting shrubs and tress. He covered an irrigation ditch in the front street thus greatly improving the safety and appearance of his property. Although Paul was retired from the farm at 68 of age he felt much too young to retire completely. He found employment as a carpenter's helper at the Salt Lake City Transit Lines. When that work was cancelled he did odd jobs at Petty Motor Company. He continued this light-type of work feeling useful and still earning a little money until his final illness forced him to stop. Paul attended his church meetings and did his home teaching regularly as long as he was able to be out. One woman in the ward who had become inactive in the church said that through his efforts she was brought back into church activity, and her little boy was baptized,. He later filled a mission from the Richards Ward. Although their home in Salt Lake City was smaller than the farm house, Paul and Adlinda kept "open house" for their children and grandchildren. Many happy visits occurred out on the patio in the back yard. One of the big events of the family occurred June 28, 1949. This was the golden wedding anniversary of Paul and Adlinda. It took place in Benjamin in the recreation hall Paul had built while he was bishop of the ward. Many friends and relatives gathered to honor Paul and Adlinda and to enjoy the program presented by their children and grandchildren. A dance followed the program and refreshments were served from a beautifully decorated table. The morning the Golden Wedding social, Paul's family gather at his home and a photograph of the entire family was taken. This was the last time the entire family was together while he still was alive. During the ten years following the Golden Wedding, Fern's husband, Melvin became ill with an inoperable brain tumor, and Paul and Adlinda were there to help whenever they could. By the time Mel died Fern had had quite a struggle, and it was will that she knew she had strong parents to back her up. There were other problems too, but whether the sufferer be child or grandchild we could depend upon Paul and Adlinda to be there when needed. One day in 1957, while at work at Petty Motor Paul had a stroke and became unconscious. The company manager called Adlinda and told her they were taking Paul to the hospital. She called the girls and they went right up. He did not have recurring strokes but became conscious and steadily improved. He came home in a week and was soon back at work as he wanted to be. The following year Taylor and Kay who had been living in New York City for several years were being transferred back to San Francisco. Taylor had a heart attack in the airplane on the way back and died just as the plane reached Salt Lake City. In the meantime Fern had developed terminal cancer. While the family was still trying to recuperate from these shocks Paul contracted a lung infection and had to be isolated at home. Adlinda stayed with him and we children called there to see them every day. During this time Paul especially enjoyed the visits and assistance of Ione's husband Glen who had become, more or less, a real son to him. The treatment Paul had to take was severe, and although his lungs tested negative in a short time his heart had been strained and he carried water in his tissues. The doctor sent him to the hospital to treat him for this condition thinking he would be back in about three days. In a matter of an hour or so after arriving at the hospital he suddenly died, February 15, 1959. Adlinda and we children took Paul back to Benjamin ward for his funeral services February 18, 1959. Bishop Henry Andersen of the Salt Lake City Richards Ward went to Benjamin to be one of the speakers. Paul was buried in the Spanish Fork Cemetery.

Brief history of Alice Valera Ludlow's life and her ancestory. Taken from excerpts in "Ernest L. Wilkinson, Indian Advocate and University President"

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Alice Valera Ludlow…brief history of family and upbringing. Excerpt from Ernest L. Wilkinson, Indian Advocate and University President Alice Valera Ludlow Wilkinson comes from a family with a rich and varied background. Her heritage is noble, from strong pioneer stock. Nathaniel Ludlow and Mary Ann Niblett became the parents of Enoch Ludlow on January 20, 1853, in Hajifax, Yorkshire,England. Enoch Ludlow, Alice's paternal grandfather, was short, stout, and congenial. He often entertained his grandchildren with his piano playing. On August 15, 1872, Enoch married Lavinia Horsfall, the daughter of Richard Horsfall and Mary Ann Parker. Lavinia, like Enoch, was born in Halifax on August 23, 1850.' In 1878, Enoch, his wife, and their three small sons, John, Thomas Edwin, and Paul, sailed for America. Lavinia had not yet become a member of the Church, and her parents strongly opposed her leaving England. Nevertheless, the group embarked at Liverpool, England, on September 14, 1878, on the S.S.Wyoming. On their arrival in the United States they took the railroad west. Arriving in Salt Lake City in October, 1878, they took about a week journeying seventy miles south to Payson, Utah, where they spent the first winter at the home of James and Ellen Huish. In 1879, Enoch and his brother purchased some land in Benjamin. Utah, where Enoch and his family eventu­ally settled. Nathaniel, the fourth of nine sons born to Enoch and Lavinia Ludlow, was the first born in America. Originally christened "Jesse," his name later was changed to "Nathaniel" because he resembled his grandfather Nathaniel Ludlow. Nathaniel's younger brother, originally named "Nathaniel," had his name changed to "Jesse."2 Of the nine sons born to Enoch and Lavinia, six were given biblical names. They were John, Thomas, Paul, Nathaniel, Jesse, and Enoch. The other brothers were named Walter, Richard, and Fred. There was only one daughter, Priscilla, the youngest child. Nathaniel Ludlow married Alice Margaret Jones, of Spanish Fork, Utah, on August 21, 1901. Alice Margaret was the seventh of sixteen children of Llewellyn Jones and Alice Ann Creer. Llewellyn, son of Elias and Mary Williams Jones, was born August 14, 1844, in Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales. He married Alice Ann Creer, daughter of Edward and Ann Morris Creer, on March 28, 1868. Alice Ann was born on October 9, 1850, in St. Louis, Missouri. When only six years of age she walked across the plains with one of the handcart companies. A vibrant youth, she thoroughly enjoyed the trip and afterwards referred to it as a "great lark." Llewellyn and Alice Ann settled in Spanish Fork. During their early married life he served as a freighter to and from Corrinne, Utah. Later he acquired some farming property in and around Spanish Fork and was able to build a beautiful red brick home on Main Street. It became one of the landmarks of the community. Ann Morris, Alice Wilkinson's great-grandmother, was skilled in healing the sick and served for many years as a midwife, bringing hundreds of babies safely into the world. On her journey across the plains she was told at Fort Bridger that in order to lighten the load she must leave behind her black bag, containing medicines and herbs for the care of the sick. She responded by sitting down on the bag and stoutly refusing to go on without it. When other members of the company learned what the contents were, she was permitted to take the bag along.• Alice Valera Ludlow was born on March ·7, 1902. She had three sisters and four brothers, all of whom grew up in the same rural setting. When Alice was very young her parents moved to Eureka, Utah, where her father, Nathaniel, engaged in mining for a number of years. Later they returned to Spanish Fork where Nathaniel purchased a farm. He loved the land and often said that nothing was more beautiful to him than a freshly turned furrow. Alice remembers her father driving out to his acres of hay, grain, beans, and sugar beets, first in a horsedrawn wagon and later in an old Ford. One of her happiest memories is celebrating Christmas at the home of her English grandfather, with so many descendants that there would have to be three and four sittings at the dinner table. When Alice was about ten years old her father was called to serve an LDS Church mission to England, leaving behind his wife and five children. This he did at great sacrifice, for he had to lease his farm and sell some of his animals and equipment in order to pay his mission expenses and provide for his family. However, Alice recalls hearing her mother say that during this period they were never more greatly blessed. Grandfather Ludlow (Enoch), her father's brother, and the bishop saw that they never were in want. While on his mission, Nathaniel was known as "the Liverpool Giant." Because of his six-feet-two-inch height he frequently became the target of brickbats, rotten eggs, and verbal taunts from those who ridiculed the Church during this time of bitter, intense persecution of the Mormon Elders. After his return from the mission field, Nathaniel became active in civic and community affairs.. He served on the police force, was elected to the city council, and later became mayor of the town. He was also called to be a bishop, during which time he gave freely of his services during the dread influenza epidemic of 1918. Although called upon to enter the homes to administer to scores of stricken victims of the disease, he was spared contracting it. Since he loved music and had a rich bass voice, he sang in the ward choir and played the alto horn in the city band. Alice learned to play the piano, was active in dramatics, and sang in the high school chorus. She was also a devout Mormon and attended her Church meetings regularly, serving as "Beekeeper" in the Mutual Improvement Association. She enrolled at Brigham Young University as a freshman in 1919, where her major was English and her minor, speech. Alice became a popular stu­dent on campus and a scholar of good reputation. Professor T. Earl Pardoe said she had more talent in dramatics than any of his students up to that time.

Memorizes of Paul Ludlow

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As told by his daughter, Thelma Ludlow Our father, Paul Ludlow, was born at Ovenden, Yorkshire, England September 27, 1876. He was the third child of Enoch and Lavinia Horsefall Ludlow. His two older brothers, John and Thomas Edwin, were also born in England. When Paul was two years old his father, mother and their three little boys, his grandfather, Nathaniel Ludlow, his grandmother, Mary Ann and their youngest child, Walter, emigrated to America. With the exception of his mother, Lavinia, all the members of the families had embraced the gospel and were members of the Mormon church. The Ludlows embarked at Liverpool, England, September 14, 1878 on the ship "SS Wyoming." The destination was Utah. Letters received by Lavinia after her arrival in Utah tell of the weather during the ocean voyage. I quote from one of her father's letters. "We are so glad that you have landed safely. We felt certain you would all be sick, as the weather set in here on the day you sailed extremely rough and boisterous and remained so for nearly a week. We oft remarked that you would have had a proper tossing." Grandma told little interesting incidents of the ocean voyage. She said the boat's captain called Paul "that white haired squealing little pig." We can assume that the "tossing" did make him sick and irritable and that he gave vent to his miserable feelings by crying a great deal. John and Thomas seemed to fare a little better. The cook took them to his galley several times and gave them little tidbits to eat. Uncle Thomas always said that he faintly remembered this. When they reached America they completed the remainder of the journey by railroad from the east coast to Utah. They arrived in Salt Lake City in October, 1878. Paul's grandmother Ludlow had a sister, Ellen Huish who had previously joined the Church and emigrated to Payson , Utah. After spending a week in Salt Lake City the Ludlows went to Payson and remained during the winter with Ellen and her husband, Jim Huish. In the spring Paul's father, Enoch moved his family into a house at Lake Shore and later into a dugout. They remained there until fall then moved back to Benjamin to what was called the Stewart Ranch. Much of that ranch still remains in Benjamin. There is a large house with a barn, shade trees and spring water. Stewarts live there still and I think they still use the ranch as a gathering center for the family. Enoch's family lived at this ranch site one and a half years. During this time Paul;s oldest brother, John, met and accidental death in Payson Canyon where he had gone with his father to get a load of wood. He was eight years of age. Paul always said that he could well remember the sadness of that tragic event. Enoch obtained another piece of land in east Benjamin and moved his family there. Their first dwelling consisted of an old granary and a dugout. Then they built a log house which they occupied until it was destroyed by fire. They were compelled to live in an old honey house while they were building a brick house which remained many years. During these years many more children were born to Paul's parents. They were Nathaniel, Jesse, Walter Horsefall, Enoch Jr., Richard, Fred and Priscilla, the only daughter. Now, even without John there were eight boys to help do the difficult tasks involved in clearing and cultivating the land. There were many trees to be cut, stumps to be removed and endless hours of plowing, leveling, and digging of irrigation ditches. Paul often talked about the hardships of those early days. They all went barefoot as long as the weather allowed. During the winter they wore wool sox that their mother was constantly knitting every time she sat down for a break. They had one pair of shoes made by the town shoemaker. We can assume there were boots for them to wear in the corral. Paul's schooling was very irregular. He could attend school only a short period in the winter when it was impossible to do farm work. He was compelled to leave school as soon as the spring work could begin on the farm. He has told us that he cried because he wanted to remain in school. As soon as they were settled on their farm, Enoch planted fruit trees and berry plants. Every year they planted and meticulously cared for a wonderful vegetable garden. This was a lot of work but it provided good, wholesome food for those hungry, growling boys. Lavinia baked ten huge loaves of bread every day and somehow it always disappeared. They raised their own meat and eggs and they were all fond of fruit and vegetables. These eating habits carried through life and Paul and his brothers had good gardens and orchards when they acquired their own farms. Their store rooms contained bacon, hams and every type of bottled meat to be used when fresh meat was unavailable, as well as fruit and vegetables. As a youth Paul became a musician. He bought himself a cornet (trumpet) and with the assistance of some older musicians he learned to read music and play his instrument. When he was thirteen years old a brass band was organized at Benjamin. Paul was a member of that band. Paul played in dance orchestras throughout the valley. he would work in the field all day then ride a horse to where ever the dance happened to be. One night he played at Spanish Fork. It was a stormy night and Paul was very tired. On the way home he tied the cornet to the saddle, tied the reins to himself and went to sleep allowing the horse to find its way home. All at once he awakened with water surrounding him. The bridge of Spanish Fork River had been washed out with the storm and the horse had taken to the stream. Paul arrived home a very wet young man. By the time the large, roomy house was completed, the boys were helping a little financially and the family was prospering. Paul took the initiative in landscaping their yard. He planted lawn and flowers, trees and shrubs and it was a pleasant environment for the large family. We must mention Paul's favorite sport which began as a youth and continues through his adult life. He loved to go wild duck hunting. He position should be to get the best results. He never failed to bring some game home. When the young people had "contest hunting" he was always among the first to be chosen when they had two sides competing. Paul also enjoyed playing baseball and marbles. He said that as a very young lad he was champion marble shooter. After a while his friends would not play with him because he won all their marbles. Paul and all his brothers helped Grandpa Enoch financially as they grew old enough to obtain remunerative work. They played their instruments in bands and orchestras, and worked in the Tintic mines during the winter when there was no work to do on the farm. At Tintic they usually did their own cooking and house work to save money. They kept only enough of their wages to by the absolute essentials, and gave the rest to their father. As he matured into a young man, Paul served in practically every position in the Church. He told how he also played the lead in many of the Church and town dramas. This continued even after his marriage and Adlinda didn't approve to highly of this. She told how Ione had a convulsion one night while dad was performing at one of these plays and she was there alone with the sick child. The other children were sleeping. Paul said that his first introduction to Mother (Adlinda) was at the open door of her home at Spanish Fork. He used to go there with his father to peddle fruit and as they passed Mother's home they could see through the door the table set with a clean cloth and enticing food. he said he used to wish he could sit at that table and sure enough he did,----- many times. He becomes better acquainted with Adlinda Lewis as he played for dances at Spanish Fork. She was a dance enthusiast and rarely missed one. When someone would sit in for Paul he would leave the orchestra and dance with her and so they became well acquainted. He discovered that she was a school teacher. On June 28, 1899 Paul married Adlinda Lewis in the Salt Lake Temple. They moved to Eureka, Utah and Paul worked full time in the mines. I do not know why Mother did not have her picture taken in her wedding dress. It may have been because they did not have a large reception, -- just a social given by Grandma Lewis for the family. Back on the farm Lewis, the first and only boy was born. Uncle Enoch presented him with a pair of overalls the day he was born. Everyone though that now Paul had someone to take over the farm when he retired. This was not to be. Lewis just couldn't care less for a farm and he did very well without one. As the years went by Paul improved his farm by putting in a drain, buying new farm implements and rotating his crops. All this time he kept busy working in the Church and community and going to the mines to earn extra money when it was desperately needed. Paul and Adlinda had a great desire to educate their children and this was a hardship. Each year Paul would borrow money from the bank to pay the school tuitions and pay it back as soon as the harvest checks came. He never had trouble borrowing money because he had an excellent credit rating. Agnes had studied piano for some time and she was ready to enter the university music department at BYU. She stayed with an aunt (Priscilla) in Provo the first year. We three oldest girls rented a housekeeping room in Provo the next year, then Paul decided to move Adlinda and the family to Provo while he went back to the mines for awhile. This was done and Agnes continued with her music and also completed a course in business. The rest of us who were old enough attended BYU High School. Fern was taking pre-requisites for a business course and Thelma and Ione for teaching school. Kay and Lewis attended Parker elementary school. Agnes obtained an office position at Startup Candy Company. She didn't stay there long because she married Nels Black and moved to Deseret, Millard County, Utah. Paul, Adlinda and the two youngest children moved back to the farm again. Thelma, Fern and Ione rented a small apartment and stayed in Provo. After completing their courses they eventually found employment. Later Thelma went back to gain a degree, Kay went later and completed a business course, and Lewis obtained his degree in the sciences. Ione continued to teach school. Back on the farm Paul and Adlinda were very busy working in the church and community. Besides holding leadership positions. in the auxiliary organizations, Paul was made chairman of the Genealogy Committee, was one of the seven presidents of the seventies, was a member of the Church Building Committee to build a recreation hall, chairman of the committee to purchase the church organ and two pianos. All this was done. They also purchased some seats from the old Roxy Theater in Salt Lake City to put in the hall. Francis Lundell hauled the seats from Salt Lake City in a huge threshing truck. In April 1932 Paul was appointed bishop of Benjamin Ward and he served in this capacity for nine years. Under his leadership the chapel was remodeled, a heating system installed, carpet and drapes added and an adjoining recreation hall was built. During this time he kept up his farm and served on the Spanish Fork Irrigation Board. Eventually Fern married A. Melvin Thomas and moved to San Francisco, California. (Later they returned to Salt Lake City, Utah) Ione married Glen N. Mitchell and moved to Midvale, Utah. Kay married E. Taylor Day and lived in Salt Lake City. Taylor was a manager of one of the divisions of US Rubber Company so was transferred to various cities during his career. They married Nina Blank and moved to southern California to which he returned after serving in the armed forces during the second World War. Thelma remained an unmarried career woman. Having his only son and three grandsons called into the service during the war was one of the most unhappy interludes of Paul's life. During the last years Paul served as bishop of the ward Adlinda became handicapped with arthritis. The children worried about her being alone so much while Paul was performing his church duties. The children expressed this feeling to the president of the stake and in due time Paul was released from being the bishop. By this time Paul had paid off all his obligations (financial) on the farm and the title was clear. Free of the heavy church duties he had been carrying, Paul spent more time with the farm. His ambition was as great as ever but it was becoming apparent that he could not keep up with the physical demands. Adlinda, also, was unable to help as much as she always had. It was decided that they should sell the farm and move to Salt Lake City where they would be near to some of their children. Ione was in Midvale, Thelma Fern and Kay were in Salt Lake City, Agnes was in Delta, Utah and Lewis was still serving in the middle east with the armed forces. In February of 1945, Paul and Adlinda left the farm which had been sold to Newland Hansen. They moved to a home they had purchased at 1833 Lincoln Street, Salt Lake City, Utah. They became active members of the Richards Ward. Paul worked in the yard planting shrubs and tress. He covered an irrigation ditch in the front street thus greatly improving the safety and appearance of his property. Although Paul was retired from the farm at 68 of age he felt much too young to retire completely. He found employment as a carpenter's helper at the Salt Lake City Transit Lines. When that work was cancelled he did odd jobs at Petty Motor Company. He continued this light-type of work feeling useful and still earning a little money until his final illness forced him to stop. Paul attended his church meetings and did his home teaching regularly as long as he was able to be out. One woman in the ward who had become inactive in the church said that through his efforts she was brought back into church activity, and her little boy was baptized,. He later filled a mission from the Richards Ward. Although their home in Salt Lake City was smaller than the farm house, Paul and Adlinda kept "open house" for their children and grandchildren. Many happy visits occurred out on the patio in the back yard. One of the big events of the family occurred June 28, 1949. This was the golden wedding anniversary of Paul and Adlinda. It took place in Benjamin in the recreation hall Paul had built while he was bishop of the ward. Many friends and relatives gathered to honor Paul and Adlinda and to enjoy the program presented by their children and grandchildren. A dance followed the program and refreshments were served from a beautifully decorated table. The morning the Golden Wedding social, Paul's family gather at his home and a photograph of the entire family was taken. This was the last time the entire family was together while he still was alive. During the ten years following the Golden Wedding, Fern's husband, Melvin became ill with an inoperable brain tumor, and Paul and Adlinda were there to help whenever they could. By the time Mel died Fern had had quite a struggle, and it was will that she knew she had strong parents to back her up. There were other problems too, but whether the sufferer be child or grandchild we could depend upon Paul and Adlinda to be there when needed. One day in 1957, while at work at Petty Motor Paul had a stroke and became unconscious. The company manager called Adlinda and told her they were taking Paul to the hospital. She called the girls and they went right up. He did not have recurring strokes but became conscious and steadily improved. He came home in a week and was soon back at work as he wanted to be. The following year Taylor and Kay who had been living in New York City for several years were being transferred back to San Francisco. Taylor had a heart attack in the airplane on the way back and died just as the plane reached Salt Lake City. In the meantime Fern had developed terminal cancer. While the family was still trying to recuperate from these shocks Paul contracted a lung infection and had to be isolated at home. Adlinda stayed with him and we children called there to see them every day. During this time Paul especially enjoyed the visits and assistance of Ione's husband Glen who had become, more or less, a real son to him. The treatment Paul had to take was severe, and although his lungs tested negative in a short time his heart had been strained and he carried water in his tissues. The doctor sent him to the hospital to treat him for this condition thinking he would be back in about three days. In a matter of an hour or so after arriving at the hospital he suddenly died, February 15, 1959. Adlinda and we children took Paul back to Benjamin ward for his funeral services February 18, 1959. Bishop Henry Andersen of the Salt Lake City Richards Ward went to Benjamin to be one of the speakers. Paul was buried in the Spanish Fork Cemetery.

Brief history of Alice Valera Ludlow's life and her ancestory. Taken from excerpts in "Ernest L. Wilkinson, Indian Advocate and University President"

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Alice Valera Ludlow…brief history of family and upbringing. Excerpt from Ernest L. Wilkinson, Indian Advocate and University President Alice Valera Ludlow Wilkinson comes from a family with a rich and varied background. Her heritage is noble, from strong pioneer stock. Nathaniel Ludlow and Mary Ann Niblett became the parents of Enoch Ludlow on January 20, 1853, in Hajifax, Yorkshire,England. Enoch Ludlow, Alice's paternal grandfather, was short, stout, and congenial. He often entertained his grandchildren with his piano playing. On August 15, 1872, Enoch married Lavinia Horsfall, the daughter of Richard Horsfall and Mary Ann Parker. Lavinia, like Enoch, was born in Halifax on August 23, 1850.' In 1878, Enoch, his wife, and their three small sons, John, Thomas Edwin, and Paul, sailed for America. Lavinia had not yet become a member of the Church, and her parents strongly opposed her leaving England. Nevertheless, the group embarked at Liverpool, England, on September 14, 1878, on the S.S.Wyoming. On their arrival in the United States they took the railroad west. Arriving in Salt Lake City in October, 1878, they took about a week journeying seventy miles south to Payson, Utah, where they spent the first winter at the home of James and Ellen Huish. In 1879, Enoch and his brother purchased some land in Benjamin. Utah, where Enoch and his family eventu­ally settled. Nathaniel, the fourth of nine sons born to Enoch and Lavinia Ludlow, was the first born in America. Originally christened "Jesse," his name later was changed to "Nathaniel" because he resembled his grandfather Nathaniel Ludlow. Nathaniel's younger brother, originally named "Nathaniel," had his name changed to "Jesse."2 Of the nine sons born to Enoch and Lavinia, six were given biblical names. They were John, Thomas, Paul, Nathaniel, Jesse, and Enoch. The other brothers were named Walter, Richard, and Fred. There was only one daughter, Priscilla, the youngest child. Nathaniel Ludlow married Alice Margaret Jones, of Spanish Fork, Utah, on August 21, 1901. Alice Margaret was the seventh of sixteen children of Llewellyn Jones and Alice Ann Creer. Llewellyn, son of Elias and Mary Williams Jones, was born August 14, 1844, in Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales. He married Alice Ann Creer, daughter of Edward and Ann Morris Creer, on March 28, 1868. Alice Ann was born on October 9, 1850, in St. Louis, Missouri. When only six years of age she walked across the plains with one of the handcart companies. A vibrant youth, she thoroughly enjoyed the trip and afterwards referred to it as a "great lark." Llewellyn and Alice Ann settled in Spanish Fork. During their early married life he served as a freighter to and from Corrinne, Utah. Later he acquired some farming property in and around Spanish Fork and was able to build a beautiful red brick home on Main Street. It became one of the landmarks of the community. Ann Morris, Alice Wilkinson's great-grandmother, was skilled in healing the sick and served for many years as a midwife, bringing hundreds of babies safely into the world. On her journey across the plains she was told at Fort Bridger that in order to lighten the load she must leave behind her black bag, containing medicines and herbs for the care of the sick. She responded by sitting down on the bag and stoutly refusing to go on without it. When other members of the company learned what the contents were, she was permitted to take the bag along.• Alice Valera Ludlow was born on March ·7, 1902. She had three sisters and four brothers, all of whom grew up in the same rural setting. When Alice was very young her parents moved to Eureka, Utah, where her father, Nathaniel, engaged in mining for a number of years. Later they returned to Spanish Fork where Nathaniel purchased a farm. He loved the land and often said that nothing was more beautiful to him than a freshly turned furrow. Alice remembers her father driving out to his acres of hay, grain, beans, and sugar beets, first in a horsedrawn wagon and later in an old Ford. One of her happiest memories is celebrating Christmas at the home of her English grandfather, with so many descendants that there would have to be three and four sittings at the dinner table. When Alice was about ten years old her father was called to serve an LDS Church mission to England, leaving behind his wife and five children. This he did at great sacrifice, for he had to lease his farm and sell some of his animals and equipment in order to pay his mission expenses and provide for his family. However, Alice recalls hearing her mother say that during this period they were never more greatly blessed. Grandfather Ludlow (Enoch), her father's brother, and the bishop saw that they never were in want. While on his mission, Nathaniel was known as "the Liverpool Giant." Because of his six-feet-two-inch height he frequently became the target of brickbats, rotten eggs, and verbal taunts from those who ridiculed the Church during this time of bitter, intense persecution of the Mormon Elders. After his return from the mission field, Nathaniel became active in civic and community affairs.. He served on the police force, was elected to the city council, and later became mayor of the town. He was also called to be a bishop, during which time he gave freely of his services during the dread influenza epidemic of 1918. Although called upon to enter the homes to administer to scores of stricken victims of the disease, he was spared contracting it. Since he loved music and had a rich bass voice, he sang in the ward choir and played the alto horn in the city band. Alice learned to play the piano, was active in dramatics, and sang in the high school chorus. She was also a devout Mormon and attended her Church meetings regularly, serving as "Beekeeper" in the Mutual Improvement Association. She enrolled at Brigham Young University as a freshman in 1919, where her major was English and her minor, speech. Alice became a popular stu­dent on campus and a scholar of good reputation. Professor T. Earl Pardoe said she had more talent in dramatics than any of his students up to that time.

Memorizes of Paul Ludlow

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As told by his daughter, Thelma Ludlow Our father, Paul Ludlow, was born at Ovenden, Yorkshire, England September 27, 1876. He was the third child of Enoch and Lavinia Horsefall Ludlow. His two older brothers, John and Thomas Edwin, were also born in England. When Paul was two years old his father, mother and their three little boys, his grandfather, Nathaniel Ludlow, his grandmother, Mary Ann and their youngest child, Walter, emigrated to America. With the exception of his mother, Lavinia, all the members of the families had embraced the gospel and were members of the Mormon church. The Ludlows embarked at Liverpool, England, September 14, 1878 on the ship "SS Wyoming." The destination was Utah. Letters received by Lavinia after her arrival in Utah tell of the weather during the ocean voyage. I quote from one of her father's letters. "We are so glad that you have landed safely. We felt certain you would all be sick, as the weather set in here on the day you sailed extremely rough and boisterous and remained so for nearly a week. We oft remarked that you would have had a proper tossing." Grandma told little interesting incidents of the ocean voyage. She said the boat's captain called Paul "that white haired squealing little pig." We can assume that the "tossing" did make him sick and irritable and that he gave vent to his miserable feelings by crying a great deal. John and Thomas seemed to fare a little better. The cook took them to his galley several times and gave them little tidbits to eat. Uncle Thomas always said that he faintly remembered this. When they reached America they completed the remainder of the journey by railroad from the east coast to Utah. They arrived in Salt Lake City in October, 1878. Paul's grandmother Ludlow had a sister, Ellen Huish who had previously joined the Church and emigrated to Payson , Utah. After spending a week in Salt Lake City the Ludlows went to Payson and remained during the winter with Ellen and her husband, Jim Huish. In the spring Paul's father, Enoch moved his family into a house at Lake Shore and later into a dugout. They remained there until fall then moved back to Benjamin to what was called the Stewart Ranch. Much of that ranch still remains in Benjamin. There is a large house with a barn, shade trees and spring water. Stewarts live there still and I think they still use the ranch as a gathering center for the family. Enoch's family lived at this ranch site one and a half years. During this time Paul;s oldest brother, John, met and accidental death in Payson Canyon where he had gone with his father to get a load of wood. He was eight years of age. Paul always said that he could well remember the sadness of that tragic event. Enoch obtained another piece of land in east Benjamin and moved his family there. Their first dwelling consisted of an old granary and a dugout. Then they built a log house which they occupied until it was destroyed by fire. They were compelled to live in an old honey house while they were building a brick house which remained many years. During these years many more children were born to Paul's parents. They were Nathaniel, Jesse, Walter Horsefall, Enoch Jr., Richard, Fred and Priscilla, the only daughter. Now, even without John there were eight boys to help do the difficult tasks involved in clearing and cultivating the land. There were many trees to be cut, stumps to be removed and endless hours of plowing, leveling, and digging of irrigation ditches. Paul often talked about the hardships of those early days. They all went barefoot as long as the weather allowed. During the winter they wore wool sox that their mother was constantly knitting every time she sat down for a break. They had one pair of shoes made by the town shoemaker. We can assume there were boots for them to wear in the corral. Paul's schooling was very irregular. He could attend school only a short period in the winter when it was impossible to do farm work. He was compelled to leave school as soon as the spring work could begin on the farm. He has told us that he cried because he wanted to remain in school. As soon as they were settled on their farm, Enoch planted fruit trees and berry plants. Every year they planted and meticulously cared for a wonderful vegetable garden. This was a lot of work but it provided good, wholesome food for those hungry, growling boys. Lavinia baked ten huge loaves of bread every day and somehow it always disappeared. They raised their own meat and eggs and they were all fond of fruit and vegetables. These eating habits carried through life and Paul and his brothers had good gardens and orchards when they acquired their own farms. Their store rooms contained bacon, hams and every type of bottled meat to be used when fresh meat was unavailable, as well as fruit and vegetables. As a youth Paul became a musician. He bought himself a cornet (trumpet) and with the assistance of some older musicians he learned to read music and play his instrument. When he was thirteen years old a brass band was organized at Benjamin. Paul was a member of that band. Paul played in dance orchestras throughout the valley. he would work in the field all day then ride a horse to where ever the dance happened to be. One night he played at Spanish Fork. It was a stormy night and Paul was very tired. On the way home he tied the cornet to the saddle, tied the reins to himself and went to sleep allowing the horse to find its way home. All at once he awakened with water surrounding him. The bridge of Spanish Fork River had been washed out with the storm and the horse had taken to the stream. Paul arrived home a very wet young man. By the time the large, roomy house was completed, the boys were helping a little financially and the family was prospering. Paul took the initiative in landscaping their yard. He planted lawn and flowers, trees and shrubs and it was a pleasant environment for the large family. We must mention Paul's favorite sport which began as a youth and continues through his adult life. He loved to go wild duck hunting. He position should be to get the best results. He never failed to bring some game home. When the young people had "contest hunting" he was always among the first to be chosen when they had two sides competing. Paul also enjoyed playing baseball and marbles. He said that as a very young lad he was champion marble shooter. After a while his friends would not play with him because he won all their marbles. Paul and all his brothers helped Grandpa Enoch financially as they grew old enough to obtain remunerative work. They played their instruments in bands and orchestras, and worked in the Tintic mines during the winter when there was no work to do on the farm. At Tintic they usually did their own cooking and house work to save money. They kept only enough of their wages to by the absolute essentials, and gave the rest to their father. As he matured into a young man, Paul served in practically every position in the Church. He told how he also played the lead in many of the Church and town dramas. This continued even after his marriage and Adlinda didn't approve to highly of this. She told how Ione had a convulsion one night while dad was performing at one of these plays and she was there alone with the sick child. The other children were sleeping. Paul said that his first introduction to Mother (Adlinda) was at the open door of her home at Spanish Fork. He used to go there with his father to peddle fruit and as they passed Mother's home they could see through the door the table set with a clean cloth and enticing food. he said he used to wish he could sit at that table and sure enough he did,----- many times. He becomes better acquainted with Adlinda Lewis as he played for dances at Spanish Fork. She was a dance enthusiast and rarely missed one. When someone would sit in for Paul he would leave the orchestra and dance with her and so they became well acquainted. He discovered that she was a school teacher. On June 28, 1899 Paul married Adlinda Lewis in the Salt Lake Temple. They moved to Eureka, Utah and Paul worked full time in the mines. I do not know why Mother did not have her picture taken in her wedding dress. It may have been because they did not have a large reception, -- just a social given by Grandma Lewis for the family. Back on the farm Lewis, the first and only boy was born. Uncle Enoch presented him with a pair of overalls the day he was born. Everyone though that now Paul had someone to take over the farm when he retired. This was not to be. Lewis just couldn't care less for a farm and he did very well without one. As the years went by Paul improved his farm by putting in a drain, buying new farm implements and rotating his crops. All this time he kept busy working in the Church and community and going to the mines to earn extra money when it was desperately needed. Paul and Adlinda had a great desire to educate their children and this was a hardship. Each year Paul would borrow money from the bank to pay the school tuitions and pay it back as soon as the harvest checks came. He never had trouble borrowing money because he had an excellent credit rating. Agnes had studied piano for some time and she was ready to enter the university music department at BYU. She stayed with an aunt (Priscilla) in Provo the first year. We three oldest girls rented a housekeeping room in Provo the next year, then Paul decided to move Adlinda and the family to Provo while he went back to the mines for awhile. This was done and Agnes continued with her music and also completed a course in business. The rest of us who were old enough attended BYU High School. Fern was taking pre-requisites for a business course and Thelma and Ione for teaching school. Kay and Lewis attended Parker elementary school. Agnes obtained an office position at Startup Candy Company. She didn't stay there long because she married Nels Black and moved to Deseret, Millard County, Utah. Paul, Adlinda and the two youngest children moved back to the farm again. Thelma, Fern and Ione rented a small apartment and stayed in Provo. After completing their courses they eventually found employment. Later Thelma went back to gain a degree, Kay went later and completed a business course, and Lewis obtained his degree in the sciences. Ione continued to teach school. Back on the farm Paul and Adlinda were very busy working in the church and community. Besides holding leadership positions. in the auxiliary organizations, Paul was made chairman of the Genealogy Committee, was one of the seven presidents of the seventies, was a member of the Church Building Committee to build a recreation hall, chairman of the committee to purchase the church organ and two pianos. All this was done. They also purchased some seats from the old Roxy Theater in Salt Lake City to put in the hall. Francis Lundell hauled the seats from Salt Lake City in a huge threshing truck. In April 1932 Paul was appointed bishop of Benjamin Ward and he served in this capacity for nine years. Under his leadership the chapel was remodeled, a heating system installed, carpet and drapes added and an adjoining recreation hall was built. During this time he kept up his farm and served on the Spanish Fork Irrigation Board. Eventually Fern married A. Melvin Thomas and moved to San Francisco, California. (Later they returned to Salt Lake City, Utah) Ione married Glen N. Mitchell and moved to Midvale, Utah. Kay married E. Taylor Day and lived in Salt Lake City. Taylor was a manager of one of the divisions of US Rubber Company so was transferred to various cities during his career. They married Nina Blank and moved to southern California to which he returned after serving in the armed forces during the second World War. Thelma remained an unmarried career woman. Having his only son and three grandsons called into the service during the war was one of the most unhappy interludes of Paul's life. During the last years Paul served as bishop of the ward Adlinda became handicapped with arthritis. The children worried about her being alone so much while Paul was performing his church duties. The children expressed this feeling to the president of the stake and in due time Paul was released from being the bishop. By this time Paul had paid off all his obligations (financial) on the farm and the title was clear. Free of the heavy church duties he had been carrying, Paul spent more time with the farm. His ambition was as great as ever but it was becoming apparent that he could not keep up with the physical demands. Adlinda, also, was unable to help as much as she always had. It was decided that they should sell the farm and move to Salt Lake City where they would be near to some of their children. Ione was in Midvale, Thelma Fern and Kay were in Salt Lake City, Agnes was in Delta, Utah and Lewis was still serving in the middle east with the armed forces. In February of 1945, Paul and Adlinda left the farm which had been sold to Newland Hansen. They moved to a home they had purchased at 1833 Lincoln Street, Salt Lake City, Utah. They became active members of the Richards Ward. Paul worked in the yard planting shrubs and tress. He covered an irrigation ditch in the front street thus greatly improving the safety and appearance of his property. Although Paul was retired from the farm at 68 of age he felt much too young to retire completely. He found employment as a carpenter's helper at the Salt Lake City Transit Lines. When that work was cancelled he did odd jobs at Petty Motor Company. He continued this light-type of work feeling useful and still earning a little money until his final illness forced him to stop. Paul attended his church meetings and did his home teaching regularly as long as he was able to be out. One woman in the ward who had become inactive in the church said that through his efforts she was brought back into church activity, and her little boy was baptized,. He later filled a mission from the Richards Ward. Although their home in Salt Lake City was smaller than the farm house, Paul and Adlinda kept "open house" for their children and grandchildren. Many happy visits occurred out on the patio in the back yard. One of the big events of the family occurred June 28, 1949. This was the golden wedding anniversary of Paul and Adlinda. It took place in Benjamin in the recreation hall Paul had built while he was bishop of the ward. Many friends and relatives gathered to honor Paul and Adlinda and to enjoy the program presented by their children and grandchildren. A dance followed the program and refreshments were served from a beautifully decorated table. The morning the Golden Wedding social, Paul's family gather at his home and a photograph of the entire family was taken. This was the last time the entire family was together while he still was alive. During the ten years following the Golden Wedding, Fern's husband, Melvin became ill with an inoperable brain tumor, and Paul and Adlinda were there to help whenever they could. By the time Mel died Fern had had quite a struggle, and it was will that she knew she had strong parents to back her up. There were other problems too, but whether the sufferer be child or grandchild we could depend upon Paul and Adlinda to be there when needed. One day in 1957, while at work at Petty Motor Paul had a stroke and became unconscious. The company manager called Adlinda and told her they were taking Paul to the hospital. She called the girls and they went right up. He did not have recurring strokes but became conscious and steadily improved. He came home in a week and was soon back at work as he wanted to be. The following year Taylor and Kay who had been living in New York City for several years were being transferred back to San Francisco. Taylor had a heart attack in the airplane on the way back and died just as the plane reached Salt Lake City. In the meantime Fern had developed terminal cancer. While the family was still trying to recuperate from these shocks Paul contracted a lung infection and had to be isolated at home. Adlinda stayed with him and we children called there to see them every day. During this time Paul especially enjoyed the visits and assistance of Ione's husband Glen who had become, more or less, a real son to him. The treatment Paul had to take was severe, and although his lungs tested negative in a short time his heart had been strained and he carried water in his tissues. The doctor sent him to the hospital to treat him for this condition thinking he would be back in about three days. In a matter of an hour or so after arriving at the hospital he suddenly died, February 15, 1959. Adlinda and we children took Paul back to Benjamin ward for his funeral services February 18, 1959. Bishop Henry Andersen of the Salt Lake City Richards Ward went to Benjamin to be one of the speakers. Paul was buried in the Spanish Fork Cemetery.

Brief history of Alice Valera Ludlow's life and her ancestory. Taken from excerpts in "Ernest L. Wilkinson, Indian Advocate and University President"

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Alice Valera Ludlow…brief history of family and upbringing. Excerpt from Ernest L. Wilkinson, Indian Advocate and University President Alice Valera Ludlow Wilkinson comes from a family with a rich and varied background. Her heritage is noble, from strong pioneer stock. Nathaniel Ludlow and Mary Ann Niblett became the parents of Enoch Ludlow on January 20, 1853, in Hajifax, Yorkshire,England. Enoch Ludlow, Alice's paternal grandfather, was short, stout, and congenial. He often entertained his grandchildren with his piano playing. On August 15, 1872, Enoch married Lavinia Horsfall, the daughter of Richard Horsfall and Mary Ann Parker. Lavinia, like Enoch, was born in Halifax on August 23, 1850.' In 1878, Enoch, his wife, and their three small sons, John, Thomas Edwin, and Paul, sailed for America. Lavinia had not yet become a member of the Church, and her parents strongly opposed her leaving England. Nevertheless, the group embarked at Liverpool, England, on September 14, 1878, on the S.S.Wyoming. On their arrival in the United States they took the railroad west. Arriving in Salt Lake City in October, 1878, they took about a week journeying seventy miles south to Payson, Utah, where they spent the first winter at the home of James and Ellen Huish. In 1879, Enoch and his brother purchased some land in Benjamin. Utah, where Enoch and his family eventu­ally settled. Nathaniel, the fourth of nine sons born to Enoch and Lavinia Ludlow, was the first born in America. Originally christened "Jesse," his name later was changed to "Nathaniel" because he resembled his grandfather Nathaniel Ludlow. Nathaniel's younger brother, originally named "Nathaniel," had his name changed to "Jesse."2 Of the nine sons born to Enoch and Lavinia, six were given biblical names. They were John, Thomas, Paul, Nathaniel, Jesse, and Enoch. The other brothers were named Walter, Richard, and Fred. There was only one daughter, Priscilla, the youngest child. Nathaniel Ludlow married Alice Margaret Jones, of Spanish Fork, Utah, on August 21, 1901. Alice Margaret was the seventh of sixteen children of Llewellyn Jones and Alice Ann Creer. Llewellyn, son of Elias and Mary Williams Jones, was born August 14, 1844, in Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales. He married Alice Ann Creer, daughter of Edward and Ann Morris Creer, on March 28, 1868. Alice Ann was born on October 9, 1850, in St. Louis, Missouri. When only six years of age she walked across the plains with one of the handcart companies. A vibrant youth, she thoroughly enjoyed the trip and afterwards referred to it as a "great lark." Llewellyn and Alice Ann settled in Spanish Fork. During their early married life he served as a freighter to and from Corrinne, Utah. Later he acquired some farming property in and around Spanish Fork and was able to build a beautiful red brick home on Main Street. It became one of the landmarks of the community. Ann Morris, Alice Wilkinson's great-grandmother, was skilled in healing the sick and served for many years as a midwife, bringing hundreds of babies safely into the world. On her journey across the plains she was told at Fort Bridger that in order to lighten the load she must leave behind her black bag, containing medicines and herbs for the care of the sick. She responded by sitting down on the bag and stoutly refusing to go on without it. When other members of the company learned what the contents were, she was permitted to take the bag along.• Alice Valera Ludlow was born on March ·7, 1902. She had three sisters and four brothers, all of whom grew up in the same rural setting. When Alice was very young her parents moved to Eureka, Utah, where her father, Nathaniel, engaged in mining for a number of years. Later they returned to Spanish Fork where Nathaniel purchased a farm. He loved the land and often said that nothing was more beautiful to him than a freshly turned furrow. Alice remembers her father driving out to his acres of hay, grain, beans, and sugar beets, first in a horsedrawn wagon and later in an old Ford. One of her happiest memories is celebrating Christmas at the home of her English grandfather, with so many descendants that there would have to be three and four sittings at the dinner table. When Alice was about ten years old her father was called to serve an LDS Church mission to England, leaving behind his wife and five children. This he did at great sacrifice, for he had to lease his farm and sell some of his animals and equipment in order to pay his mission expenses and provide for his family. However, Alice recalls hearing her mother say that during this period they were never more greatly blessed. Grandfather Ludlow (Enoch), her father's brother, and the bishop saw that they never were in want. While on his mission, Nathaniel was known as "the Liverpool Giant." Because of his six-feet-two-inch height he frequently became the target of brickbats, rotten eggs, and verbal taunts from those who ridiculed the Church during this time of bitter, intense persecution of the Mormon Elders. After his return from the mission field, Nathaniel became active in civic and community affairs.. He served on the police force, was elected to the city council, and later became mayor of the town. He was also called to be a bishop, during which time he gave freely of his services during the dread influenza epidemic of 1918. Although called upon to enter the homes to administer to scores of stricken victims of the disease, he was spared contracting it. Since he loved music and had a rich bass voice, he sang in the ward choir and played the alto horn in the city band. Alice learned to play the piano, was active in dramatics, and sang in the high school chorus. She was also a devout Mormon and attended her Church meetings regularly, serving as "Beekeeper" in the Mutual Improvement Association. She enrolled at Brigham Young University as a freshman in 1919, where her major was English and her minor, speech. Alice became a popular stu­dent on campus and a scholar of good reputation. Professor T. Earl Pardoe said she had more talent in dramatics than any of his students up to that time.

Life timeline of Enoch Ludlow

Enoch Ludlow was born on 20 Jan 1853
Enoch Ludlow was 8 years old when Abraham Lincoln is elected as the 16th President of United States. Abraham Lincoln was an American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through the American Civil War—its bloodiest war and perhaps its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. In doing so, he preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy.
Enoch Ludlow was 25 years old when Thomas Edison announces his invention of the phonograph, a machine that can record and play sound. 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.
Enoch Ludlow was 34 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.
Enoch Ludlow was 42 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.
Enoch Ludlow was 56 years old when Ford puts the Model T car on the market at a price of US$825. Ford Motor Company is an American multinational automaker headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. It was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16, 1903. The company sells automobiles and commercial vehicles under the Ford brand and most luxury cars under the Lincoln brand. Ford also owns Brazilian SUV manufacturer Troller, an 8% stake in Aston Martin of the United Kingdom, and a 49% stake in Jiangling Motors of China. It also has joint-ventures in China, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, and Russia. The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is controlled by the Ford family; they have minority ownership but the majority of the voting power.
Enoch Ludlow was 59 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.
Enoch Ludlow died on 30 Mar 1921 at the age of 68
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