Merle Roberts Parkinson

29 Dec 1914 - 11 Sep 1991

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Merle Roberts Parkinson

29 Dec 1914 - 11 Sep 1991
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Merle Roberts Parkinson

Married: 13 Oct 1933

Rexburg Cemetery

312 Cemetery Rd
Rexburg, Madison, Idaho
United States

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Back of Headstone: Parents of: Carolyn - 16 Dec. 1934, Keith Bob - 5 Mar. 1937, Diane - 20 Sept. 1938, Gayle - 3 June 1945, Sandra - 16 Feb. 1950


August 9, 2011


August 9, 2011

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Amy Ricks Jaques Roberts

Contributor: Rbemis01 Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

Amy Ricks Jaques Roberts By Boyd D. Roberts 2012 Amy Ricks Jaques Roberts was born at Logan, Utah, July 31, 1882, at the home of her grandmother, Tamar Loader Ricks. Amy was the daughter of Alpha Loader Jaques and Amy Eliza Ricks, both of whom trace their heritage to members of the ill-fated Martin Handcart Company of 1856; Alpha being born on the trek. When he died in 1945, he was the last surviving member of the ordeal. Amy was the fourth of fourteen children. When she was two years old she was among those who pioneered their way into the upper Snake River Valley in eastern Idaho. Idaho at the time was still a Territory. The community was later called Rexburg after her grandfather, Thomas E. Ricks. Her daughter, Grace, states that “she grew up in a genteel family where girls were considered ladies, and they didn’t talk rough or play rough or work in the fields, but crocheted and did fancy work of all kinds. She wasn’t very big—about 5’1”, 110 pounds, size 4 ½ shoe but she was a giant in spirit. I don’t think I would be wrong or disrespectful if I called her a little general.” On January 2, 1901, at the age of eighteen, she and her older sister, Zilpah, married their husbands, Zilpah to Nephi Anderson and Amy to John “Lloyd” Roberts, in the Logan, Utah Temple. Shortly after her first child, Mila, was born, Lloyd was called to serve a mission for the church near Chicago. She and Mila stayed at the home of her mother until Lloyd returned eighteen months later. Aunt Grace’s history of her mother states, “When the twins, John Leon and Leona were born (in 1904) her life was saved only by faith. The doctors could not help her to overcome the blood poisoning. Her doctor told her that if she ever had any more babies she would die. I guess he forgot to tell Papa because after that she had Esther, Alpha, June, Grace, Luther, Elva, Merle, Ruth, Wesley, Ray and Lee.” By raising such a large family, she became an “efficiency expert.” She and the girls took care of the house while Lloyd and the boys ran the farm near Sugar City and ranch near Kilgore, Idaho. Mondays were usually “washday with a capital ‘W.’ Rain or shine, there were the great piles of clothes and linens all sorted and ready for the homemade soap and the washing machine…. Tuesday was ironing day… Saturday was cleanup day… and every day was cooking day!” Everything was homemade; butter, lard and laundry soap. Each fall foods of all kinds were harvested, canned or dried and chickens, pigs, beef, sheep and every kind of farm animal that was edible was butchered. With such a large family, “it was nothing to cook six pies at a time… and every evening, except Saturday, was bread mixing time… the girls did the mixing and Mama was the one who got up in the night to turn the dough down so it would be ready for the pans in the morning…. Forty eight loaves of bread a week somehow disappeared with no trouble.” When she wasn’t supervising the cleaning and cooking, she was sewing and mending; all the girls learned how to darn socks and sew. But, “there was always time for singing, storytelling, scripture reading and having fun together in the evenings…. and Sunday was off to church, everyone in their cleanest and finest clothes.” When Lloyd suddenly died in 1942, the family was pretty much raised and on their own. Amy turned the farm over to her youngest son, Lee, and she moved into a house built especially for her beside her daughter Ruth Sessions’ home in Milo, near Ucon, Idaho. There she continued to be as independent as possible while being loved by her 12 living children, 71 grand children, and numer

John "Lloyd" Roberts 1880-1942 by Boyd D. Roberts, Grandson

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John “Lloyd” Roberts (1880-1942) By Boyd D. Roberts 2012 John Lloyd Roberts was born April 8, 1880 in Malad, Idaho Territory. He was the fifth of ten children born to John Lloyd Roberts (1850-1932), a Welsh immigrant and his wife Mary Adeline Ensign Roberts. He was known as Lloyd most of his life to avoid the moniker of Junior. When he was thirteen months old his father married Elizabeth Ann Dredge in keeping with the principle of plural marriage instituted by the LDS Church. When he was four years old he moved with his parents to Rexburg, Idaho where they homesteaded land which subsequently became the south border of Sugar City, Idaho. In addition to the hardships of pioneering life, the families were persecuted for their plural marriage belief. When Lloyd was seven, his father was imprisoned and fined for “unlawful cohabitation.” In 1887 he went with his family to Canada for several months to avoid continued harassment. By the time Lloyd was thirteen, diphtheria had taken three of his older siblings. Then on August 2, 1893, his mother died during the birth of his youngest brother Henry. “Aunt Lizzy,” his dad’s second wife, moved from Logan and helped raise the younger children of both families. Through the years Lloyd helped his father and brothers build a successful farming and livestock operation. On January 2, 1901, at the age of twenty, Lloyd married Amy Ricks Jaques in the Logan, Utah LDS Temple. Amy was the daughter of Alpha Loader Jaques and Amy Eliza Ricks; her father being born during the ill-fated Martin Handcart trek of 1856. Lloyd’s father gave him forty acres of land in Salem and Amy’s father gave them a log cabin for work Lloyd had done. They put the cabin on the land and began their lives together. Mila, their first child, was only a few months old when Lloyd was called to serve for eighteen months in the Northern States Mission centered near Chicago, Illinois. Amy & Mila lived with her parents while he was gone. Lloyd’s father sent him twelve dollars a month to help with his mission expenses. On returning from his mission, Lloyd and Amy continued growing a successful farming and ranching operation west of Sugar City. They built a home on this property in 1913. Their family increased through the years to include eight daughters and six sons: Mila (who died in infancy), Leona (died at birth), John (a twin to Leona), Esther, Alpha, June, Grace, Luther (my father), Elva, Merle, Ruth, Wesley, Ray and Lee. In 1914 Lloyd and his brothers Horace and Henry homesteaded dry farms in the Jacoby area near Camas Creek, east of Dubois, which was then in Fremont County. In 1917 Horace and Lloyd bought a big ranch in ‘Camas Meadows’, about seven miles south of Kilgore. They operated the ranch and dry land during the summers while living in Sugar City during the winters. Lloyd subsequently bought Horace’s share of the ranch. The summer-winter working schedule continued for many years, 1922 being the only winter when all the family stayed at the Kilgore ranch. In 1936 Lloyd sold the ranch to his sons Luther and Wesley. Luther eventually bought Wesley's share and operated it until 1950. On September 11, 1942, while working in the field during grain harvest at the Sugar City farm, Lloyd died of a heart attack at the age of sixty-two. His children were all married and raising families of their own. A home was built for Amy near her daughter Ruth Sessions at Milo, near Ucon, Idaho in 1948. Amy passed away on 19 July 1956 at the age of seventy-three. The Sugar City farm was operated by son Lee until 1952. Although the old barn on the farm at Sugar City was demolished by the Teton Dam disaster of 1976, the home survived the flood. The old family home was sold and subsequently moved into Salem where it is still used.

Merle Roberts

Contributor: Rbemis01 Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

She was a very good house keeper. She came and visited us all the time. The only grandparent that came to visit us. She was very good at sending birthday cards. She was a great genealogist and I have a big book of genealogy because of her and she got my mother interested in it. She also was a good seamstress and cook. She taught my mother how to cook when my parents got married. She loved family reunions and was always getting family reunions together. There were family issues and she tried really hard to keep the family together.

Life timeline of Merle Roberts Parkinson

Merle Roberts Parkinson was born on 29 Dec 1914
Merle Roberts Parkinson was 6 years old when The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, guaranteeing women's suffrage in America. The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex. It was adopted on August 18, 1920.
Merle Roberts Parkinson was 25 years old when Adolf Hitler signs an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people. Adolf Hitler was a German politician, demagogue, and Pan-German revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator, Hitler initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939, and was central to the Holocaust.
Merle Roberts Parkinson was 31 years old when World War II: Hiroshima, Japan is devastated when the atomic bomb "Little Boy" is dropped by the United States B-29 Enola Gay. Around 70,000 people are killed instantly, and some tens of thousands die in subsequent years from burns and radiation poisoning. 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.
Merle Roberts Parkinson was 41 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.
Merle Roberts Parkinson was 49 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.
Merle Roberts Parkinson was 58 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.
Merle Roberts Parkinson was 71 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.
Merle Roberts Parkinson died on 11 Sep 1991 at the age of 76
Grave record for Merle Roberts Parkinson (29 Dec 1914 - 11 Sep 1991), BillionGraves Record 95858 Rexburg, Madison, Idaho, United States