Gwen Hartley (Reid)

15 Jan 1930 - 5 Oct 2008

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Gwen Hartley (Reid)

15 Jan 1930 - 5 Oct 2008
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Gwen was born during a depressing period for all her mother's family. News came on January 13th that Mildred's husband (Cecil's sister) had been killed in a mine explosion and the body was being brot home for burial. Gwen was ushered into this world of fate and fortune at about 5 A.M. o'clock Januar

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Gwen Hartley (Reid)

Married: 18 Oct 1969

Evergreen Cemetery

1876-1998 North 2000 West
Springville, Utah, Utah
United States


May 28, 2011


May 29, 2011


April 17, 2020


April 19, 2020


May 26, 2011

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Gwen Reid

Contributor: PKristineHurd Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

Gwen was born during a depressing period for all her mother's family. News came on January 13th that Mildred's husband (Cecil's sister) had been killed in a mine explosion and the body was being brot home for burial. Gwen was ushered into this world of fate and fortune at about 5 A.M. o'clock January 15, 1930. The arrival was of the greatest moment to her parents as she was the first born. Local physician, Dr. M. W. Bigelow and Nurse Mary Ipson were in attendance at the party. Omer decided he couldn't leave her long enough to attend to his garage business so he stayed home and played nurse and housekeeper. Sarepta kept the laundry work done up. Gwen was born in the home of her Aunt Mildred, three blocks south of the bank corner. Due to the funeral of her Uncle Earl many visitors called for a few minutes to see the new arrival. Those who made special visits to see her and her mother are : 1) & 2) Mother and Father Prince 3) Rulon 4) Grace 5)Sarepta 6) Della 7) Florence 8) Howard 9) Mildred 10) Alice 11) Evelyn 12) Verdee 13) Wallace 14) Melba 15) Prince 16) Beth 17) Steiner 18) Bob 19) Frank 20) Aunt Mattie 21) Irene Beckstrom and son 22) Lloyd 23) Margaret D. 24) Von D. 25) Mary M. 26) Buhela A. 27) Suse 28) Vernon 29) Grandpa Reid 30) Aunt Kate 31) Blanche W. 32) Beth W. 33) Ruby M 34) Chris D. 35) Wanda 36) Bernard Johnson 37) Hilda F. 38) Sadie Henrie 39) Grandma Reid 40) Julia L. 41) Agnes M. 42) Reta 43) Grant 44) Nita 45) Lizzie H. 46) Rhoda L. 47) A. Jesse 48) Florence 49) Aunt Hilda 50) Ellice 51) Vira 52-53) Blanche and Rile Deuel 54) Grace Myers 55-56) Leonard & Myrtle 57) Mrs. Deuel 58) Nell Lee 59) George R. 60) Velta 61-64) Gussie & Issie, Myrtle, Norma 65) Arvilla L. 66) Ira H. 67-69) Alba R., Dorothy, Douglas 70-71) Mable L. & Mable H. 72) Hortense 73) Jim Miller 74) Clarence F. 75) Dora W. 76) Billy 77-79) Pearl, Bettyjoe, Dorothy 80-82) Harold, Roma, Ruth 83-86) Veda, Dorothy, Nile, Dan 87) Freeda H. 88) Ruth Tebbs 89-92) Parley & Sarah Ipson, Elroy & Rhea 93) Mary F. 94-95) Alva B., Barbara 96) Allie M. 97) May H. 98) Eva T. 99) Herbert 100-102) Glen, Mary, Elinore Lee 103) Linda 104) Elma 105)(corner torn off) 106-107) Ruth & Verda I. 108-109) Verda & Dawn H. 110) Jack Gwen's Layette cost $27.27 2 large blankets 3 small blankets 6 nightgowns 2 kimono style gowns 6 dresses 8 petticoats 2 baby quilts(one flannel, one part silk) 3 doz. diapers 3 shirts 3 pair white silk & cotton stockings ($.50 each) 1 hose drier 1 shirt drier 3 baby pillows 8 flannel petticoats Baby basket completely fitted with soap talcum, baby syringe, pins, etc. All of her baby things were made by her own mother and done with considerable tatting, crocheting and embroidery work. But nothing very elaborate and everything kept on the plai

Gwen Reid Hartley

Contributor: PKristineHurd Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

written by her mother - 1960 God knew where a sweet little baby girl would be welcome when He sent Gwen to the home of Omer Harps Reid and Cecil Prince. Their first baby was anticipated with love and expectation. With many hours of fine stitches of embroidery, yards of hand made lace, tatting, and crocheting. Hours of sewing to make dresses with slips to match and a flannel slip underneath. Gwen was born January 15, 1930, at home with a doctor and nurse in attendance. She came into the world after a long nights struggle which was soon forgotten in the pleasure of a new born baby to love and care for. Never was one spirit welcomed with more joy and devotion into a home than was Gwen on that cold January morn of 1930. Gwen had the cutest little outfits as a baby and small girl. Always a happy, quick little tike. She was a joy to not only her parents but her aunties as well, who helped to keep her in cute little clothes. She was especially quick to learn and use to say poems at an early age in public assemblies. She went to a Presbyterian Kindergarten conducted by two ladies from the Presbyterian Church who were school teachers. She learned to play and socialize with those her age (five years.) Later she went to the Public Grade Schools at Panguitch. Gwen was a good student and always loved school and its activities, taking part in drama and dancing. She took tap dancing lessons and loved the dance. At ten years of age, she took her first trip to California, going for two weeks with Aunt Reta to San Diego and returning alone on the bus. Aunt Grace met her in Cedar City and enjoyed hearing her report of her trip. It stood out in her mind as one of the events of childhood. After the family moved to Springville, Gwen continued her education until she was stricken with rheumatic fever in the midst of many school and church activities. She was literally laid low with a treacherous disease. She was heartbroken to have to remain in bed but soon rallied and by studying at home, graduated with her class from Junior High (Gwen says sophomore year in High School). Later during her second year of college, she had a reoccurrence of this sneaky disease causing her sorrow and sadness as well as pain for again her studies were interrupted and she was not able to continue on because of the many steps to climb and too much activity for one who had been so ill. But because of her rest and good care, she was not left seriously impaired and suffered only a slight heart murmur. During High School, she worked as an Usher, then ticket seller at a theatre in Springville. Later she clerked after school in Friel’s Furniture Store. After her second bout with rheumatic fever and when her health permitted she obtained a job as a secretary at Geneva Steel Company at Provo whe

Life timeline of Gwen Hartley (Reid)

Gwen Hartley (Reid) was born on 15 Jan 1930
Gwen Hartley (Reid) was 16 years old when World War II: Nagasaki is devastated when an atomic bomb, Fat Man, is dropped by the United States B-29 Bockscar. Thirty-five thousand people are killed outright, including 23,200-28,200 Japanese war workers, 2,000 Korean forced workers, and 150 Japanese soldiers. Nagasaki is the capital and the largest city of Nagasaki Prefecture on the island of Kyushu in Japan. The city's name, 長崎, means "long cape" in Japanese. Nagasaki became a centre of colonial Portuguese and Dutch influence in the 16th through 19th centuries, and the Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region have been recognized and included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Part of Nagasaki was home to a major Imperial Japanese Navy base during the First Sino-Japanese War and Russo-Japanese War.
Gwen Hartley (Reid) was 26 years old when Disneyland Hotel opens to the public in Anaheim, California. The Disneyland Hotel is a resort hotel located at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, owned by the Walt Disney Company and operated through its Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products division. Opened on October 5, 1955, as a motor inn owned and operated by Jack Wrather under an agreement with Walt Disney, the hotel was the first to officially bear the Disney name. Under Wrather's ownership, the hotel underwent several expansions and renovations over the years before being acquired by Disney in 1988. The hotel was downsized to its present capacity in 1999 as part of the Disneyland Resort expansion.
Gwen Hartley (Reid) was 34 years old when John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas; hours later, Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in aboard Air Force One as the 36th President of the United States. John Fitzgerald Kennedy, commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. He served at the height of the Cold War, and the majority of his presidency dealt with managing relations with the Soviet Union. As a member of the Democratic Party, Kennedy represented the state of Massachusetts in the United States House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate prior to becoming president.
Gwen Hartley (Reid) was 43 years old when Munich massacre: Nine Israeli athletes die (along with a German policeman) at the hands of the Palestinian "Black September" terrorist group after being taken hostage at the Munich Olympic Games. Two other Israeli athletes were slain in the initial attack the previous day. The Munich massacre was an attack during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany, in which the Palestinian terrorist group Black September took eleven Israeli Olympic team members hostage and killed them along with a West German police officer.
Gwen Hartley (Reid) was 51 years old when The first launch of a Space Shuttle (Columbia) takes place: The STS-1 mission. The Space Shuttle was a partially reusable low Earth orbital spacecraft system operated by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), as part of the Space Shuttle program. Its official program name was Space Transportation System (STS), taken from a 1969 plan for a system of reusable spacecraft of which it was the only item funded for development. The first of four orbital test flights occurred in 1981, leading to operational flights beginning in 1982. In addition to the prototype whose completion was cancelled, five complete Shuttle systems were built and used on a total of 135 missions from 1981 to 2011, launched from the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida. Operational missions launched numerous satellites, interplanetary probes, and the Hubble Space Telescope (HST); conducted science experiments in orbit; and participated in construction and servicing of the International Space Station. The Shuttle fleet's total mission time was 1322 days, 19 hours, 21 minutes and 23 seconds.
Gwen Hartley (Reid) was 62 years old when The World Wide Web is opened to the public. The World Wide Web (WWW), also called the Web, is an information space where documents and other web resources are identified by Uniform Resource Locators (URLs), interlinked by hypertext links, and accessible via the Internet. English scientist Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989. He wrote the first web browser in 1990 while employed at CERN in Switzerland. The browser was released outside CERN in 1991, first to other research institutions starting in January 1991 and to the general public on the Internet in August 1991.
Gwen Hartley (Reid) died on 5 Oct 2008 at the age of 78
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