Orval Thomas Page

17 Sep 1907 - 24 Aug 1992

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Orval Thomas Page

17 Sep 1907 - 24 Aug 1992
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Sept 17, 1907 Arville Thomas Page was born in Dayton, Idaho to Emma Kemp Page and James Page. When Arville was born his dad and Uncle Sam Kemp were working on the Cowley place. They were thrashing grain, about 2 miles north of Dayton. Grandma sent Irvin (who was about 10) to tell grandpa. Grandpa br

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Orval Thomas Page

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Firth Cemetery

601-699 E 750 N
Firth, Bingham, Idaho
United States
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memories of Orvil (Arville)Thomas Page by Shirley Chapman Johnson

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Sept 17, 1907 Arville Thomas Page was born in Dayton, Idaho to Emma Kemp Page and James Page. When Arville was born his dad and Uncle Sam Kemp were working on the Cowley place. They were thrashing grain, about 2 miles north of Dayton. Grandma sent Irvin (who was about 10) to tell grandpa. Grandpa brought a load of grain to the road that leads to the railroad station and left it there. He went to Filo Austin's and got a buggy and Lizzie Austin to go with him to be with grandma. All of the children were sent to Perkins and they all got lice from them so that was a big job to clean them all up again. When Arville was a small baby Sarah (his sister) was carrying him and dropped him and he hit his head on a rock. He was hurt real bad. They took him to the Doctor and done all they could for him but he was hurt bad. Arville went to school until he got in the seventh grade. Aunt Rhoda would help him with his school lessons at night. They'd go through them until he could say them and then in the morning they would go through them again before he went to school. Grandpa and Grandma let him have money to count so it would help him with his arithmetic. Mable Lou Atkinson was his teacher. She was very good to him. When Arville was in the seventh grade a Mr. Mitchly came to teach. He was young and didn't do as good a job as Mable Lou Atkinson. Arville and some other boys dropped out of school. Arville's mother died when he was 13 years old and his dad died about a year later. Arville and Uncle Cy and Mom stayed in the old home place. When Mom got married Cy and Arville stayed for awhile and they Cy moved in with mom and dad and Arville lived with Uncle Leo and Aunt Ive for about 6 months then went back to the home place to live with Hyrum. He went to visit with Aunt Rhoda often for a week or so at a time. In the fall of 1926 he moved in with mom and dad and made his home with them until after mom died. While living with Hyrum he did a lot of the plowing while Hyrum and Leo took care of the sheep. Arville helped dad farm in Preston. He also helped Dad with a milk route in Preston. Arville would take a team and wagon and gather the milk cans and dad would take the truck and then they would meet at a certain place and unload the cans of milk from the wagons to the truck. Dad's back got bad so they just took the truck and Dad drove and Arville would throw on the empty cans and then dad would help with the full ones. When we moved to Firth Arville helped with the farm work too. He loved horses and enjoyed working with them. He hated to see the day come when we didn't use them anymore. When we lived in Preston he'd get a load of hay and bring it in and back it up to the barn and Wilford and Fenton Larson would throw rocks at the horses and holler gitty-up Baldy (the name of one of the horses). Arville has put up with a lot of teasing from us kids and our kids. Wilford and John and I used to grab his hat and take off or get up in the top of the barn and knock hay leaves down through the holes on him. He was always good natured about it. One day Mom looked out the window just in time to see Wilford come a tearing across the field on the tractor with Arville on the old beet cultivator behind. Wilford was hitting all the dikes and Arville was hanging on for dear life just bouncing all over. One day Chris Petersen came along and Arville was on the tractor. He had just brought it in from the field for dad. Chris said, "Well I see you've graduated from horse to tractor". Arville just grinned. He alot rather of been driving a team of horses. We never had to worry about any animals getting out. Arville always made sure the gates were wired shut. One day when Arville was tending my kids and Kathy was about 2 she got mad and picked up the wooden spoon and broke it over his head. He didn't even spank her but I did. He's really been good with kids. He's really put up with a lot from my kids too. Him and Danny really go the rounds and round sometimes but he's always go to Danny. One day Mom was tending Danny for me. Danny wanted to go outside. The water had just come back the ditch that day so Mom went out with Danny. He was about 4. After a while she left him with Arville and she went back in the house. A little later she heard Arville yell at Danny and Mom looked just in time to see Arville running to catch Danny and he was headed for the ditch. Danny went in head first and by the time Mom got there Arville was pulling him out. Danny was pretty cold but otherwise alright. Arville attended church quite regularly as a young man and when 21 or 22 Dad took him to the temple in Logan for his endowments. When Arville moved to the hollow in Preston with the folks he quit attending his meeting. But you sure couldn't say he quit the church. Mom and Dad were very active in the church and held many positions. Arville would tend us kids and help with the chores so they could carry on their church work. I've heard Mom say many times that she couldn't have done as much in the church without Arville's help. After moving to Firth Arville heped alot on the church farm and the Elders farm. Dad would get the water started on the potatoes or grain and Arville would finish it Arville did most of the digging to put the flue in so they could get the water to the church farm. He told me that on the Elders farm that Pres Dale Christensen got the measuring all done to put forms in for a head gate and then he left. When he came back Arville had it all dug out and smoothed out and ready for the forms. He helped any times to get the church potatoes in . I don't remember too much about Preston but after we moved to Firth Mom and Dad kept urging him to go to church but he didn't think he wanted to. Then the first Sunday we were in the new church house, John came over early Sunday morning and told Arville he'd be back to take him to Priesthood meeting. Arville went with him and has only missed a few meetings since. Arville has always been a great ditch cleaner. Every spring he'd be out cleaning ditches. John told him one year to quit making it deeper because it was already too deep. He still likes to get out in the spring and clean ditch. It was a sad day for Arville when Dad died. He was really good to Arville and had been like a Father to him. He stayed with Mom and helped her a lot in the garden and yard work. Then when Mom died it was pretty sad day for him the two people who had been so good and kind to him were gone. We had the privilege of having him come to live with us. About three weeks after Mom died Arville got real sick and was in the hospital for a month. This was real hard on him. He hated being there alone but he was good natured about it and the nurses were really good to him. At least one of us made it up to see him everyday. Arville has been a real good influence on our family. He's always ready to go to church and that keeps us going too. He never says an unkind word and he is always pleasant. Arville has always been active. Winter time is a hard time for him because he can't be outside and he loves to be outside. He can really get out and move when he wants to. He's 71 years old and last spring he helped me move some rhubarb. He'd done quite a bit of digging. we were going for a walk afterwards and I was afraid he'd be a little tired so I said, "If Kathy and I get going too fast just whistle and we'll slow down." Well, before long someone was wanting to slow down but it wasn't Arville. I said "Arville you got to slow down if you want me to keep up with you". He said, "this isn't as fast as I used to walk". If our light bill is high it isn't Arvilles fault. He follows the kids around and shuts off the lights. He always makes sure the doors are locked at night. One night we'd found a pup down on the river and we brought it home. We'd put it out back in an old car because it was so noisy. During the night it still made so much racket that Jay got up to go get it. Well Arville woke and discovered there was a light on out in the garage so he went out to shut it off and found the door unlocked. He locked the door and turned out the light. In just a minute I heard Danny telling Arville not to do that because his Dad was out there. Arville is hard of hearing and Danny finally had to holler to make Arville understand that Jay was locked out. We took Arville down to go through the Logan temple and even though we had to wait in line 4 1/2 hours and it was cold he didn't complain and said he really enjoyed going through with us. He said it brought back a lot of good memories. Arville is very generous. Whenever we plant the garden he always wants to plant enough so there will be some for those that can't raise. He's always thinking of others and wants to help. We enjoy having Arville with us and I'm sure we'll all really miss him when he's gone.

Life timeline of Orval Thomas Page

1907
Orval Thomas Page was born on 17 Sep 1907
Orval Thomas Page was 9 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.
Orval Thomas Page was 21 years old when Walt Disney character Mickey Mouse premieres in his first cartoon, "Plane Crazy". Walter Elias Disney was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons. As a film producer, Disney holds the record for most Academy Awards earned by an individual, having won 22 Oscars from 59 nominations. He was presented with two Golden Globe Special Achievement Awards and an Emmy Award, among other honors. Several of his films are included in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.
Orval Thomas Page was 32 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.
Orval Thomas Page was 34 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.
Orval Thomas Page was 46 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.
Orval Thomas Page was 56 years old when John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas; hours later, Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in aboard Air Force One as the 36th President of the United States. John Fitzgerald Kennedy, commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. He served at the height of the Cold War, and the majority of his presidency dealt with managing relations with the Soviet Union. As a member of the Democratic Party, Kennedy represented the state of Massachusetts in the United States House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate prior to becoming president.
Orval Thomas Page was 71 years old when Jim Jones led more than 900 members of the Peoples Temple to mass murder/suicide in Jonestown, Guyana, hours after some of its members assassinated U.S. Congressman Leo Ryan (pictured). James Warren Jones was an American religious cult leader who initiated and was responsible for a mass suicide and mass murder in Jonestown, Guyana. He considered Jesus Christ as being in compliance with an overarching belief in socialism as the correct social order. Jones was ordained as a Disciples of Christ pastor, and he achieved notoriety as the founder and leader of the Peoples Temple cult.
Orval Thomas Page was 75 years old when Michael Jackson's Thriller, the best-selling album of all time, was released. Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. Dubbed the "King of Pop", he was one of the most popular entertainers in the world, and was the best-selling music artist during the year of his death. Jackson's contributions to music, dance, and fashion along with his publicized personal life made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades.
Orval Thomas Page died on 24 Aug 1992 at the age of 84
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