Marie Crosby (Heaton)

1 Mar 1909 - 20 Nov 1987

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Marie Crosby (Heaton)

1 Mar 1909 - 20 Nov 1987
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Marie Heaton Crosby by Valene Crosby McMullin Marie Heaton was born March 1 either in 1908 -1909 or 1910; into the Robinson family. Her mother died when she was really young. Marie had a sad childhood. The Daniel H. & Eva Heaton family adopted her when she was 10 years old. She married William Thear
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Marie Crosby (Heaton)

Married: 18 Nov 1930

Alton Cemetery

Unnamed Rd
Kanab, Kane, Utah
United States


May 1, 2013


April 28, 2013

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Marie Heaton Crosby by Valene Crosby McMullin

Contributor: GreatLakes0928 Created: 3 years ago Updated: 3 years ago

Marie Heaton Crosby by Valene Crosby McMullin Marie Heaton was born March 1 either in 1908 -1909 or 1910; into the Robinson family. Her mother died when she was really young. Marie had a sad childhood. The Daniel H. & Eva Heaton family adopted her when she was 10 years old. She married William Thearon Crosby Nov. 18, 1930. Together they had 9 children. Dad was gone so much working, it fell on Marie to raise the family pretty much alone. Marie was a wonderful cook. it seemed like she could make a meal out of nothing. She Preserved 1000s' of bottles of fruit and vegetables each year. Marie taught primary for years, as far as I remember she had the Trail Builder Boys. I don't think there was a boy who grew up in Alton at that time that she didn't teach. Marie was also a councilor in the Relief Society as well as the Relief Society President. She made many beautiful and useful quilts. She was also an expert crocheter. She was pretty much a private person regarding her life. Marie's health wasn't the best in later years but I never heard her complain. Dad and Bob was both hurt. Bob was injured by a drunk who hit him with his car. Dad was injured in the Timber Business. Dad was in the Panguitch Hospital and Bob was in the Kanab Hospital. it was pretty hard on her then. I don’t remember her hair being any color but solid white/grey. Marie enjoyed playing cards with different people; Bill & Ruth Lamb; Jim Bennett; Stan & Clair Glover; Jack & Althea Siler are the ones I remember best but I am sure there were others. Mom taught us to call the older people Aunt & Uncle whether they were relatives or not. She gave me thimble pie quite regular for running under the quilt she was working on. One time there was a ball game & dance at the school. I asked Mother to have me some bath water hot so as to take a bath after school, and hurry back to them. We had to heat the water on the stove and bathe in a #3 tub. When I got home from school there was a pan of water on the stove and I asked her if it was mine. She said no & I responded with "Oh shit". I walked off and Dad asked her what was the matter with me. Mom told him the I just was mad. So then Dad said I couldn't go to the game and dance. I started crying, something that I didn't do much of. Later we was sitting in the Front Room reading & I decided they wasn't going to get any satisfaction out of the reading. I started laughing. Then Dad my Mom again what was wrong with me. Mom replied that she didn't know it is just Valene and her temperament. I never did tell them. That is just one example of how things were for me. One time I cleaned the bed room and left. Eva went in and messed it up. I got mad so Dad took my clothes out of the closet and threw them on the floor and walked on them. I left and walked way up above town. When I came back he had found out what happened. He told me to come shoot his gun. I said I didn't want to shoot your damn gun, but he made me. That in my mind punished me worse. In later years I came to realize that was his way of saying "I'm sorry to me. To shoot his guns was something nobody ever got to do. One time Dad and Mother went up town for something and left me in charge. Eva started jumping on the bed in the front room and I told her to stop. She just kept jumping so I sat her down and made her stop. She watched for the folks to come home and broke and run out. She lied to them and Dad came in and picked up the fire shovel and gave me a lickin’ with out asking one thing. Seemed like she was always trying to get one of us kids in trouble. Dad did teach me a lot of good things. One time I had a 2 quart mettle bucket. I put hot water in it, put the lid on it and started to shake it. He asked me what I was doing. I told him I was washing the bucket for mother. He took it and stood back as far as he could to pry off the kid, then explained to me not to ever do that again and why. I was about 7 or 8. When ever Mother killed any chicken she always gave them to me to clean. When Dad came home with fish he always came in and handed them to me and said, "Here Sis", intending for me to clean them. Dad was a trapper. One time when he came home, he called Mom to take him some clothes to the shed. He had gotten sprayed by a skunk. I'll bet that was sure nice riding on home from where he was at the time. Another time either Karl Roundy or Uncle Pole Roundy had a cow die. They asked Dad to skin it out for them and said that he could have some of the meat for his dogs. When he came home he wouldn't touch anything. He just scrubbed real good with hot water and Lysol. When I as in the 10th grade, the very last day of school, we went to turn in our lockers & the things we had to turn in. it was somewhere around 10 in the morning. My face felt hot and funny so I went & looked. I had broken out with either the 3 day or the German measles. When I got home Dad really laughed at me for a kid my age getting the measles. Guess who broke out with them about 2 weeks later. He couldn't go any where so he just walked around and around the house and down the orchard and back around the house some more. I laughed but I didn't let him see me. One time Margene Roundy told me something that Belva Roundy said about Lorna Lamb. I told Lorna and later she came and got me and took me with her. She jumped on Belva. When I got home, Mother said, "Let that be a lesson to never repeat gossip to people". I've been rather careful what I repeated since then. One time while Mother was in the hospital, Dad told me to make a big batch of Vegetable Soup. I did start out with the pressure cooker around ½ full. Some how or another it blew and soup went all over the kitchen. When I turned around to see where Leslie was, he was in a little cubby hole. How he ever got in there I’ll never know. The soup burned my chest and arms but nothing serious. I was 14 years of age. When Mother was in the hospital with Della, I had to stay home and take care of Leslie and Marva. This one day they kept running away so I tied them up to the table legs. Dad came home and untied them. He left again and they ran off again. I tied them up for a second time. He came home and asked why the kids were tied up again and turned them loose. He told me I was not to tie them up again. When Mother came home I told her about it and she told me that he couldn’t stand to see kids tied up.

Early Life of Marie Heaton Crosby

Contributor: GreatLakes0928 Created: 3 years ago Updated: 3 years ago

EARLY LIFE OF MARIE HEATON CROSBY by Kenneth Robinson I have been told that Marie's birth came about four months premature. Your mother was born early because of the sickness of her mother(sugar diabetes). Her crib was a shoe box and cotton. Then the old cook stove was the only way they had of keeping her warm. The warming oven at the top of the stove was used for it would not get too warm. Grandfather was the only one of the family living near by. Grandmother Larsen had died in 1909 with the same health problem. He told the family many nights he would go to check the fire to make sure it was not too warm or too cold. He purchased the three room house for them to live in, and when they moved to Idaho for 5 years he sold the house, but when they returned he purchased it back again. Then after the death of Aunt Maria he sold it back to the same Mr. Young. It is still in the same family. Your mother was 6 months old when her mother went into a coma and the only hospital around was in Provo. This left Uncle Joshua home with five little girls. Myrl, the oldest, was 11 years old, he cared for the family for three years. At the time of Aunt Maria's death the family met and the children were placed in different homes. How the Taylors came into the program I have never been able to figure out. Your mother was a pretty baby with white hair and blue eyes. I am told that Mrs. Taylor wanted her because she had lost a baby and needed your mother to fill in this loss. This, to me, was not so, for the only child she lost was in 1896. By this time much of the heartaches would be healed. She said that if she could adopt your mother she would take Della also but just as soon as the papers were completed, she sent Della out to mother, Myrl was already with us. Lucille and Laura were with their Aunt Sarah Robinson Jackson. Uncle Josh also stayed with his sister. In 1916 Lucille died and Laura came to our home to be with Della and Myrl. In 1917 the Taylors moved to Eureka, your mother's name was changed to Ada, and she was not permitted to play with her sisters or cousins. The neighborhood gin, Susie Anderson, was the only playmate. Mrs. Taylor tried to instill in your mothers mind that her name was not Robinson but Anderson from American Fork. it was in 1918 while in Eureka that Grace Taylor who married William Wells took her to Joseph, Utah to care for Mrs. Wells. My sister in law lived in Joseph and played with your mother, for. Mrs. Wells was her grandmother, but she only knew your mother as Ada Taylor. On the ward baptismal records her name was listed as Marie Robinson. No record of father and mother or place of birth was recorded. Then that Fall when Grace Taylor Wells picked your mother up to take her back to Eureka she gave the ward dank the name of her father and mother, for it is an the ward form E report that was sent to the Stake each October. After this the Taylors moved to the Pioneer Ward in Salt Lake City. Marie was taken from the Taylors by the law and placed in the orphans home that was located 20 South State. The Heatons called to pick up a boy from their home town who had lost his father and mother, but he refused to go unless your mother could go also. So they took both. Bishop Heaton came to Conference and met Dad who was a Bishop also. When Dad told him he was from American Fork, Utah, Mr. Heaton said he had a girl named Ada Taylor but she was not a Taylor but thought her name was Anderson. Dad told him she was his niece who he had been searching for. The next conference they brought your mother with them to meet our family. Your mother was rebaptized by Mr. Heaton in 1920 as Marie Robinson Heaton. Your mother told me she was permitted to visit with Grandfather Larsen, who gave her pictures of her mother. She also visited her father and sat on his lap with her arms around his neck and kissed him. Mr. Heaton stayed in his car while she was visiting with Uncle Joshua. After she left, Uncle Joshua cried as though his heart would break. He got down an the floor, beating the floor with his fist. LaMar Clements said this was his first time seeing a grown man cry. He said it sounded like a 3 year old steer that was looking for its mother. LaMar said that his mother and Uncle Joshua discussed the possibility of your mother coming to live with them. From this point I only felt the communication was never understood. I feel after father had told Bishop Heaton how he had been looking for Marie that he should have made an effort to find out where your mother would rather be, with them or with her family. I understand how Mr. Heaton felt, your mother told me when she got married he told her she should be sealed to him for Uncle Joshua and Aunt Maria were not married in the temple. I will close with this quotation from a genealogy lesson, "many people do not know who their grandfathers were. Heredity, however, is a fact which must not be forgotten. We owe a great deal to our forefathers, whether we know who they were or not. If they lived evil lives we must suffer, if they were decent and well ordered, we start in life with a great advantage.” I told your mother that she married your father in the Temple and she is the only on in the family. This tells me there was some well doing in the Heaton family and the ward she was raised in. I trust you will not think me preachy or a know it all. I only do what I do with love for my family. I feel because your mother lived away from the family we are the loosers. I was very impressed with your father and mother when we paid them a visit. Written in a letter to Larson Crosby, May 1983

Marie's Sayings

Contributor: GreatLakes0928 Created: 3 years ago Updated: 3 years ago

Some of Mother’s Sayings (Marie H. Crosby) 1. When we wanted to take us & she didn’t (want?) too (sic) she’d say – I can’t cause I’ve got a bone in my leg or arm or whatever the case was. 2. Stick (stitch) in time saves 9. 3. I feel like I was sent for and couldn’t come. 4. If we had a little sore or something we complained about she’d say – It will turn into a pigs foot before morning. 5. I feel like I’ve gone to hell and back. 6. Sing at the table, cry before nite (sic). 7. What the eyes don’t see the heart don’t grieve. 8. Little pictures or pretty pictures have big ears 9. Some women can shovel it out the back door (with a teaspoon) faster than a man can shovel it in the front door with a shovel. 10. Pretty is as pretty does. 11. Boys don’t like safety pin girls. 12. If I’d use my head I’d save my legs. 13. If you dropped a dish rag, she’d say some one a sloppier dishwasher than me is coming.

Life timeline of Marie Crosby (Heaton)

Marie Crosby (Heaton) was born on 1 Mar 1909
Marie Crosby (Heaton) was 8 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.
Marie Crosby (Heaton) was 21 years old when The New York Stock Exchange crashes in what will be called the Crash of '29 or "Black Tuesday", ending the Great Bull Market of the 1920s and beginning the Great Depression. The New York Stock Exchange, is an American stock exchange located at 11 Wall Street, Lower Manhattan, New York City, New York. It is by far the world's largest stock exchange by market capitalization of its listed companies at US$21.3 trillion as of June 2017. The average daily trading value was approximately US$169 billion in 2013. The NYSE trading floor is located at 11 Wall Street and is composed of 21 rooms used for the facilitation of trading. A fifth trading room, located at 30 Broad Street, was closed in February 2007. The main building and the 11 Wall Street building were designated National Historic Landmarks in 1978.
Marie Crosby (Heaton) was 22 years old when Great Depression: In a State of the Union message, U.S. President Herbert Hoover proposes a $150 million (equivalent to $2,197,000,000 in 2017) public works program to help generate jobs and stimulate the economy. The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations; in most countries it started in 1929 and lasted until the late-1930s. It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of the 20th century. In the 21st century, the Great Depression is commonly used as an example of how far the world's economy can decline.
Marie Crosby (Heaton) was 36 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.
Marie Crosby (Heaton) was 44 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.
Marie Crosby (Heaton) was 56 years old when Martin Luther King Jr. received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolence. Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1954 until his death in 1968. Born in Atlanta, King is best known for advancing civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience, tactics his Christian beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi helped inspire.
Marie Crosby (Heaton) was 64 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.
Marie Crosby (Heaton) died on 20 Nov 1987 at the age of 78
Grave record for Marie Crosby (Heaton) (1 Mar 1909 - 20 Nov 1987), BillionGraves Record 3736480 Kanab, Kane, Utah, United States