Horace Fereday

1893 - 1972

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1893 - 1972
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Horace Fereday Written by Maurice Fereday 1893-1972 At the request of Jeffrey Fereday, the oldest son of my oldest brother Russell, I will attempt to set down the facts and impressions as I recall of my father. Data was from two existing records: A -The Daniel King Family History, 1983, by Jay Keith
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Horace Fereday

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Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah
United States

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This headstone is rumored to be haunted: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/635154141/Shhh----Do-you-hear-someone-weeping.html?pg=all If you go there after dark, it is said that the statue will actually cry, tears stream down her face. There are old water markings still on the statue. And sometimes you can hear her crying and calling for her baby.
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Horace Fereday 1893-1972 Written by Maurice Fereday

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Horace Fereday Written by Maurice Fereday 1893-1972 At the request of Jeffrey Fereday, the oldest son of my oldest brother Russell, I will attempt to set down the facts and impressions as I recall of my father. Data was from two existing records: A -The Daniel King Family History, 1983, by Jay Keith King B - The Mormon Church Records composed by Martha Harrison (these records trace our history back to the 1700's) Horace's Grandfather, Daniel King (1831-1912) was born in Maidston Kent, England. His childhood experience was largely un-recorded, but it can be assumed to have been harsh and on the edge of poverty. At the age of 19, he signed on as a sailor on the Barque "John Edwards". This ship sailed principally in the Atlantic with England as its home port. Daniel finally left the ship, after being converted to the Mormon faith by a shipmate, William Baxter. Brother Baxter convinced him well. One dark night Daniel, kneeling at the bow of the ship, prayed and asked God if this was the true religion. Over the sound of the waves against the ship, the answer came a distinct and clear "YES". Then he came west on the Kincaid and Company wagon train. He arrived in Salt Lake City August 22, 1855. After marrying Mary Green, another recent convert from England, they had one child in Salt Lake City and seven additional children after moving to Spanish Fork. Work was scarce. Mary cooked in a fireplace and I am not certain they had the luxury of wood floors or operable windows. In 1868 Daniel was able to sell some grain at $3.00 per bushel and from this income was able then to buy a real "Charter Oak" stove, build an adobe home with real wood floors, sash windows, and a shingle roof. At the age of 41, Daniel felt he was "worthy" and with consent of the church elders and his wife, Mary, he married Margaret Thomas. This ensured his eternal blessings. This union was blessed with two more children. In September of 1888 Daniel was convicted of polygamy, fined $50.00 and spent 60 days in jail. There is probably a lot of more interesting detail in this man's life but it's not on record. He died in 1912. The third child of Daniel and Mary was Susan Emily (1858-1894). Susan Emily married John Francis Fereday in October 1875. These were the parents of Horace. There was 8 Children born of this marriage and lived in 6 different towns during the 17 years together. Three of their children died at very young ages. Horace was the last child born in 1893. His father died the day before his birth. It was rumored that he committed suicide. His mother died 15 months after his birth. Horace was then cared for by his grandmother, Mary Green King, who seemed to be very fond of him as he was of her. I had heard that she would wheel Horace downtown. in his baby buggy, long after he was able to walk and he finally rebelled, got out, and pushed the buggy by himself. On August 24, 1903, he tried to wake her in the morning but found that she had died during the night. Horace was 10 years old at this time and had 3 sisters. Mary Elizabeth (27), Maude (19), and Martha (17). One brother, Roy (14). He then went to live with Elizabeth (1870-1948) and John Finch. She was the 8th Daughter of Old Dan King. Aunt "Liz" had married John and moved onto the land that Daniel had first built his home. Uncle John had also acquired some 40 acres of good bottom" land on which he grew hay and sugar beets. He had also built a fine brick home. Two stories with modem baths and a good water heater in the kitchen stoves. Uncle Jack was also very handy as a plumber and even a bricklayer. He taught Horace the plumbing trade at about the age of 20, Dad began his own business. His business card was light blue - Horace Fereday, Sanitary Engineer, Tel 68 Spanish Fork, Utah. He married Laura Daniels from Payson Utah and then their first son, Maurice was born the next year (1915). He tried settling in Mt. Pleasant, Utah but that didn't seem to work out and he came back to Spanish Fork. It wasn't long before he was contracting jobs over a wide territory. At one time, he had 7 schools in Utah, a bank in Elko, Nevada and a school in Carlin Nevada. This required a lot of traveling on almost primitive roads in a Dodge plumbing truck. Working during the day with little rest and driving at night. Truthfully, I have never seen a man who could work as hard and efficiently as he could. Every move counted and he had an uncanny sense of system and order. He would hire only one or two men to help with the work and they had to fulfill a high standard of productivity to stay. He took me on several jobs with him and it was an education to me. Although I formed some opinions toward a worker's ability that were difficult to deal with in the present world of Unions. There were no tools to be had as we have today. He invented and built a pipe machine that would cut and thread any size pipe. I used that machine in my business for years and it was still being used by another contractor up to at least 1960. He also invented a system of 4-wheel brakes. He used a Washington D.C. lawyer and he claims the guy sold him out. In any event Nash came out with the same system the next year. His business prospered during the 1920' s and we had a fine brick home with a full basement complete with a "Rumpus" room. This room had an oak floor for dancing. The house was heated with a vacuum vapor steam system. (now I know you don't know how that works and confidentially, I haven't seen one in a home since). Of course, we had two baths and a two­car garage. On Sundays, we would drive over to Grandma's place in Payson. Grandpa Daniels was a professional photographer. He was still using the flash powder in the hand-held pan. During the summers, he would travel out into the small towns of southern Utah and ply his trade out of the covered wagon, which served as his portable dark room. Mother was a very fine pianist and had studied with the best teachers in the valley. As a young girl, she had played the piano in the pit at the theatre for the silent movies. Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. Emil Jannings, tom Mix and Maurice Costello would not ever have been quite as good without her mood music. She was the Ward accompanist and was kept busy with her music and family. In the year 1927, Dad built a six-unit apartment across the street from our home and we moved into one of the apartments. We had the first electric dishwasher in town, and this was something. Radios and Amos and Andy were the popular wonders of the period. Mother died February 28, 1929 from a minor tumor operation. She was only 33. All of Dad's dreams and hopes suddenly collapsed about him and he became very depressed. All the things he had worked so hard to attain had been lost; and he was left with 5 children to care for, Maurice (13), Russell (9), Harlan (8), Joy (6), and Lauray (4 weeks old). The year 1929 was also a problem for anyone in the building business and he was fortunate to get his work as a salesman for Mountain States Supply Co. out of Salt Lake City. His territory was in Idaho and so he was back on the road again. Dad hired a housekeeper, Bessie Jackson, from Spanish Fork and she stayed with us for most of two years. In 1930 we moved to Pocatello and stayed there for about 8 months. We then moved back to Salt Lake City and stayed with an "old couple", the Grays. The old lady was a typical old crony-Scotch and very ornery. She even made her retired husband sit in front of the furnace door to have his evening smoke. Dad came home once found Harlan outside waiting for the damned kitchen floor to dry and that was when we moved again. Soon we were building a new home in the same district on Michigan Ave. 1932 -We were introduced to our new stepmother, Maxine. Dad had met her in Pocatello. She was the supervising head nurse at the General Hospital. She became the district nurse for Metropolitan Life and was giving little "Health Talks" on the local radio, but, it was found that she was not really Maxine, or had she graduated from nursing school. She had swiped the credentials from someone else and was traveling under an alias. Well, that was disappointing!! Dad left the sales job and did some contracting again, traveling into Nevada to some of his contracts but that didn't work too well, so he moved the family back to Pocatello and started "Harlans". I was not privy to his financial affairs but I am certain that by this time money was a problem. He prudently moved into what was an old abandoned warehouse and almost single handedly built the business from scratch. Again, he worked like there was no tomorrow. He was so determined and so afraid of failure that nobody was going to stop him. He had founded "Harlans" in 1934. His background in the business and his personality helped him progress in this effort. However, it seemed that he lost his enthusiasm for this venture due to the various Government regulations and the problems of rationing during the war; and so by 1946 or '47 he became interested in first, two pinto ponies, then a 2 acre farm out south of Pocatello, then a 1000 acre ranch near Lava Hot Springs, the purchasing of Big Creek, building homes and "Lardo' s" in McCall, and finally moving to and building a home in Apache Junction. Each of these moves above has some story, but I was not at home during most of time from 1933 and forward. He married Evelyn Meyers in 1939. He had built a fine home in Pocatello and his new bride seemed to be very compatible. Horace was an individual. He had come into this world under very difficult conditions and had struggled for every advance he made. Consequently, I think he felt himself to be superior because he had stood the test and he then took the position of telling the others to go take a hike for he was entitled to do whatever struck his damned fancy. He disliked conformity and displayed this wherever he could find an audience, and reveled in the act of doing so. He was an embarrassment to some of his children at times but, at this point I wish I could recall those moments and sit down with him (this is if I could have found him in a sober moment) and had a long chat with him. It was not his practice to talk with us on matters that concerned our mutual welfare. I think he suffered from an inferiority complex resulting from his educational background and lack of solid family attachment. Finally, Horace Fereday was "one of a kind" in many ways. He lived a very productive life and left a rich heritage; The Fereday Family. Written by Maurice Fereday (1915-19??)

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1893
Horace Fereday was born in 1893
Horace Fereday was 12 years old when Albert Einstein publishes his first paper on the special theory of relativity. Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He is best known to the general public for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc2, which has been dubbed "the world's most famous equation". He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect", a pivotal step in the development of quantum theory.
1905
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Horace Fereday was 24 years old when Tsar Nicholas II of Russia was forced to abdicate in the February Revolution, ending three centuries of Romanov rule. Nicholas II or Nikolai II, known as Saint Nicholas in the Russian Orthodox Church, was the last Emperor of Russia, ruling from 1 November 1894 until his forced abdication on 15 March 1917. His reign saw the fall of the Russian Empire from one of the foremost great powers of the world to economic and military collapse. He was given the nickname Nicholas the Bloody or Vile Nicholas by his political adversaries due to the Khodynka Tragedy, anti-Semitic pogroms, Bloody Sunday, the violent suppression of the 1905 Russian Revolution, the executions of political opponents, and his perceived responsibility for the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905). Soviet historians portray Nicholas as a weak and incompetent leader whose decisions led to military defeats and the deaths of millions of his subjects.
1917
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Horace Fereday was 36 years old when Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio. George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball (MLB) spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935. Nicknamed "The Bambino" and "The Sultan of Swat", he began his MLB career as a stellar left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, but achieved his greatest fame as a slugging outfielder for the New York Yankees. Ruth established many MLB batting records, including career home runs (714), runs batted in (RBIs) (2,213), bases on balls (2,062), slugging percentage (.690), and on-base plus slugging (OPS) (1.164); the latter two still stand as of 2018. Ruth is regarded as one of the greatest sports heroes in American culture and is considered by many to be the greatest baseball player of all time. In 1936, Ruth was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of its "first five" inaugural members.
1929
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Horace Fereday was 46 years old when World War II: Nazi Germany and Slovakia invade Poland, beginning the European phase of World War II. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
1939
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Horace Fereday was 48 years old when World War II: The Imperial Japanese Navy made a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, intending to neutralize the United States Pacific Fleet from influencing the war Japan was planning to wage in Southeast Asia. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
1941
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Horace Fereday was 64 years old when Space Race: Launch of Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth. The Space Race refers to the 20th-century competition between two Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union (USSR) and the United States (US), for dominance in spaceflight capability. It had its origins in the missile-based nuclear arms race between the two nations that occurred following World War II, aided by captured German missile technology and personnel from the Aggregat program. The technological superiority required for such dominance was seen as necessary for national security, and symbolic of ideological superiority. The Space Race spawned pioneering efforts to launch artificial satellites, uncrewed space probes of the Moon, Venus, and Mars, and human spaceflight in low Earth orbit and to the Moon.
1957
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Horace Fereday was 71 years old when The Beatles make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing before a "record-busting" audience of 73 million viewers across the USA. The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. With members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they became widely regarded as the foremost and most influential music band in history. Rooted in skiffle, beat and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented with several musical styles, ranging from pop ballads and Indian music to psychedelia and hard rock, often incorporating classical elements and unconventional recording techniques in innovative ways. In 1963, their enormous popularity first emerged as "Beatlemania"; as the group's music grew in sophistication, led by primary songwriters Lennon and McCartney, the band were integral to pop music's evolution into an art form and to the development of the counterculture of the 1960s.
1964
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Horace Fereday died in 1972 at the age of 79
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