James Orson Brierley

8 Jan 1922 - 17 Dec 2000


James Orson Brierley

8 Jan 1922 - 17 Dec 2000
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I talked with my Dad, Joseph Dean Brierley on November 28, 2013 about the story of his and his family's conversion to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. This is his memory, to the best of my recollection. My paternal grandfather, James Orson Brierley, met my grandmother Maria Kunz in G
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James Orson Brierley

Married: 7 Jul 1948

Spanish Fork City Cemetery

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Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah
United States


July 17, 2011


July 17, 2011

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Joseph D. Brierley Memory of Conversion

Contributor: dvdmovieking Created: 9 months ago Updated: 9 months ago

I talked with my Dad, Joseph Dean Brierley on November 28, 2013 about the story of his and his family's conversion to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. This is his memory, to the best of my recollection. My paternal grandfather, James Orson Brierley, met my grandmother Maria Kunz in Germany during WW II. They came to America and were married civilly. My grandfather grew up knowing of the Church but his family wasn't very active. The bishop of the ward in which my grandparents lived was Ben Winter. My dad said that his father greatly respected this man and felt he was a very genuine and humble person. Bishop Winter took great interest in my grandparents and encouraged them to work towards a Temple marriage. Because my grandfather felt Bishop Winter truly cared about him and his family, he saw it through. They were sealed in the Temple. My dad doesn't remember his family being very active in the church while he was growing up, just off and on. My dad joined the Army and he said he remembers one night while lying in his cot a strong desire came over him to change and get his life in order. He right then decided regardless of how much money it costed him or his parents, he was going to serve a mission. His parents didn't encourage him in this pursuit but my dad said his parents were never more financially stable than while he was serving his mission. He said he feels his example helped his family to want to be more active. My dad said, "Without Bishop Ben Winter, our lives would all be very different." I'm so thankful to Bishop Winter for his diligence with my dad's family. The Gospel has and continues to have a profound influence on my life and I'm so grateful for it. My parents (Joseph & Anne Brierley) were always active in the Church and still are. Another memory he had was of a moment that contributed to his own testimony of the Gospel. He was serving his mission and was riding on the train when out of nowhere it hit him with great force that the Gospel was absolutely true. He just knew it, clearer than anything. Written by: Sherry Brierley Kinser

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James Orson Brierley was born on 8 Jan 1922
James Orson Brierley was 18 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.
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James Orson Brierley was 24 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.
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James Orson Brierley was 36 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.
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James Orson Brierley was 43 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.
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James Orson Brierley was 55 years old when Star Wars is released in theaters. Star Wars is a 1977 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas. It is the first film in the original Star Wars trilogy and the beginning of the Star Wars franchise. Starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing, Alec Guinness, David Prowse, James Earl Jones, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, and Peter Mayhew, the film focuses on the Rebel Alliance, led by Princess Leia (Fisher), and its attempt to destroy the Galactic Empire's space station, the Death Star.
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James Orson Brierley was 64 years old when Space Shuttle program: STS-51-L mission: Space Shuttle Challenger disintegrates after liftoff, killing all seven astronauts on board. The Space Shuttle program was the fourth human spaceflight program carried out by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which accomplished routine transportation for Earth-to-orbit crew and cargo from 1981 to 2011. Its official name, Space Transportation System (STS), was taken from a 1969 plan for a system of reusable spacecraft of which it was the only item funded for development.
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James Orson Brierley was 70 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.
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James Orson Brierley died on 17 Dec 2000 at the age of 78
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