Hortense Stephens (Lowe)

1 Nov 1903 - 8 May 1986

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Hortense Stephens (Lowe)

1 Nov 1903 - 8 May 1986
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Hortense was born 2 November 1903 in Parowan, Utah. Her parents are Daniel Joseph Lowe and Mary Ellen Banks. The family moved to Big Horn basin in Wyoming when Hortense was about 2 years old. Grandparents and other family members pioneered in Wyoming at the same time. They lived in a tent for about

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Hortense Stephens (Lowe)


Provo City Cemetery

610 S State St
Provo, Utah, Utah
United States

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Hortense (Harty)

Contributor: dfarmer55 Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

Hortense was born 2 November 1903 in Parowan, Utah. Her parents are Daniel Joseph Lowe and Mary Ellen Banks. The family moved to Big Horn basin in Wyoming when Hortense was about 2 years old. Grandparents and other family members pioneered in Wyoming at the same time. They lived in a tent for about a year. Harty, as she liked to called, was dating James Stringham. He was called on a mission so she accompanied him to Salt Lake City where they were married in the Salt Lake temple on January 14, 1920 just before he left on his mission. Harty returned to Wyoming. By the end of Jim's mission both had decided the marriage was a mistake so they divorced on 18 November, 1922. Arthur Myrthn Stephens (who was known as "Steve") came to Wyoming selling Utah Woolen goods. He began to court Harty and they were married. Steve helped Dan on the farm that spring. Steve was a city boy with no farming experience. Dan put him to work planting corn. When the planter ran out of corn, Steve was to fill it and continue planting. At noon Dan inquired as to how the seed was holding out. "Oh, there's plenty of corn, the planter is still full." Upon checking, it was discovered that the planter had clogged after the first row and so he had planted nothing, even tho he had worked all morning. Steve and Harty moved to Butte, Montana where he found work in the copper mines. Their first daughter, Martha was born in Butte on 30 July, 1923. Work was good and soon Harty's brother, Allen, joined them. Allen saved his money and sent for Pauline; they were soon married. It was good to have family near by. When they left Butte they went to Twin Falls, Idaho where LuJean was born on 25 March, 1925. Their next move was to Logan, then Salt Lake City and finally to Provo, Utah. In Provo Steve became an agent for Holland Furnace Company. This was a good job and they built a new home. Harty enjoyed living near cousins and aunts and uncles in the Banks family. Steve was doing well so they built a new home near Geneva Steel in Orem. This company processed the iron ore mined on South Pass in Wyoming and employed many people in the Provo and Orem area. This new home boasted the first furnace and air conditioner and they were happy to share the comforts with visitors. However, they soon decided they would rather live in town so they had another home built in Provo. This comfortable home was smaller with a basement that they rented out, mostly to students. Martha (Marty) married William Ray Wright and Jean married Jay Christensen. Both families lived in Provo and Harty really enjoyed her grandchildren, often including one or two when they traveled. Sorrow came when Marty's son Steven died in an accident involving guns. Steve retired and opened a second hand store to keep busy. He passed away 22 November 1967 and is buried in Provo Cemetery. Harty lived alone for a number of years, then she lived with granddaughter Jeanie Gurney until her death 8 May 1986. She is buried in Provo Cemetery.

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Hortense Stephens (Lowe) was born on 1 Nov 1903
Hortense Stephens (Lowe) was 13 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.
Hortense Stephens (Lowe) was 26 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.
Hortense Stephens (Lowe) was 36 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.
Hortense Stephens (Lowe) was 42 years old when World War II: German forces in the west agree to an unconditional surrender. The German Instrument of Surrender ended World War II in Europe. The definitive text was signed in Karlshorst, Berlin, on the night of 8 May 1945 by representatives of the three armed services of the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht (OKW) and the Allied Expeditionary Force together with the Supreme High Command of the Red Army, with further French and US representatives signing as witnesses. The signing took place 9 May 1945 at 00:16 local time.
Hortense Stephens (Lowe) was 49 years old when Jonas Salk announced the successful test of his polio vaccine on a small group of adults and children (vaccination pictured). Jonas Edward Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist. He discovered and developed one of the first successful polio vaccines. Born in New York City, he attended New York University School of Medicine, later choosing to do medical research instead of becoming a practicing physician. In 1939, after earning his medical degree, Salk began an internship as a physician scientist at Mount Sinai Hospital. Two years later he was granted a fellowship at the University of Michigan, where he would study flu viruses with his mentor Thomas Francis, Jr.
Hortense Stephens (Lowe) was 61 years old when Thirty-five hundred United States Marines are the first American land combat forces committed during the Vietnam War. The United States Marine Corps (USMC), also referred to as the United States Marines, is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for conducting amphibious operations with the United States Navy. The U.S. Marine Corps is one of the four armed service branches in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States.
Hortense Stephens (Lowe) was 69 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.
Hortense Stephens (Lowe) died on 8 May 1986 at the age of 82
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