Phoebe Longstroth Evans

2 Feb 1879 - 4 Aug 1963

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2 Feb 1879 - 4 Aug 1963
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Phoebe Longstroth Evans Phoebe was born to Charlotte Baker and William Longstroth on the 2nd of February 1879 in Cache Valley, Utah. Before Phoebe was born, her parents joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Liverpool, England. They migrated with the saints to Utah and settled the

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Phoebe Longstroth Evans

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Alberta (Temple Hill) Cemetery

Township Road 64
Raymond, County of Warner, Alberta
Canada
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August 6, 2015
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Contributor: hackroyd Created: 7 months ago Updated: 7 months ago

Phoebe Longstroth Evans Phoebe was born to Charlotte Baker and William Longstroth on the 2nd of February 1879 in Cache Valley, Utah. Before Phoebe was born, her parents joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Liverpool, England. They migrated with the saints to Utah and settled there. When Phoebe was a baby, her mother brought her to church to be blessed and the bishop said anyone whose husband was a liquor drinker could not have their children blessed. Phoebe’s mother walked out, and they started going to the Presbyterian church. The youngest of 13 children, Phoebe was the only one in her family with fiery red hair and was often teased about it growing up. She was raised in the Presbyterian church but at age 15, she began working for an LDS family and later converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She had actually already been baptized, however, when she was 9 and a group of children were heading down to the irrigation ditch to be baptized, she had joined in. When she was 18, she was working for the wife of a polygamist and met John Willian Evans, a young schoolteacher in the area. They fell in love and planned to be married, however, he got a mission call to California during this time. Their bishop at the time recommended they be re-baptized before entering the temple, so they did so and fulfilling the promise of her patriarchal blessing when they were married in the temple on June 7th 1899. John left for his mission on the 15th of June and Phoebe went to work for George Albert Smith. When John returned in May 1901, they moved into a small log cabin, had their first child Charlotte, and lived together happily until 1903, when John went to Canada with a group of saints who were spreading north. Phoebe was expecting, so she did not join, however after the birth of her daughter Phoebe she went to join John in Raymond, Alberta, Canada. She hated the cold Alberta winds and missed home. She lived in the factory boarding house cooking for men who worked there with the assistance of a Chinese cook. Eventually, they were able to buy a home and while there they continued to take in borders as the source of a little extra cash. Although the quarters were crowded, people loved to stay with Phoebe because she was such an amazing cook and housekeeper. Phoebe had 6 more children while in Canada; Alice, George, John, Ruth, Alma and Paul. One of Phoebes gifts was the ability to tell if any of her children were in trouble. One night, her son Paul was working in their fields on the tractor. She awoke in the middle of the night panting and sweating because she knew something terrible was about to happen to him. She woke her husband up and together they prayed fervently that their son would be ok. They raced out to the expansive fields and after some travel located the tractor light. They continued praying and rushed to the tractor, finding Paul safe. Relieved, they returned home. The next day, Paul told them that he had been so tired the previous night he had begun to drift off while driving the tractor. As he slumped over, his arm caught in the steering wheel and jolted him awake. If he had fell asleep and fallen off the tractor, he would have been ripped into shreds by its blades. Phoebe and John knew their prayers had been answered. In another instance, Paul was serving in WWII as the pilot of a bomber jet. One day, as Phoebe was sitting and reading with her husband, a horrible feeling came over her and she knew that Paul was in danger. She immediately began praying with her husband that he would be safe and protected and then marked the day on her calendar, August 11. The next time she received a letter from Paul, he recounted an experience they had flying over Germany at night when suddenly a search light designed to target and destroy bombers found and fixated on their plane. They were unable to shake the light no matter what they did, but for some reason, the light eventually went off them and they were able to escape. He mentioned the experience occurred August 11th. Once again, Phoebe knew her prayers had been answered and she could rely on the feelings she received from the Lord to keep her children safe. As Phoebe grew older, she began to take an interest in art. She loved to make figurines, paint pictures, enjoy beauty, and keep a very clean home. She always said that if a job was worth doing, it was worth doing right. She was active in her church callings throughout her life and always was looking for ways to help others. She used to say that she would not be happy when she died unless she could continue fixing meals and serving others in the next life. Phoebe was a person of true inner beauty who embodied love and happiness.

Life timeline of Phoebe Longstroth Evans

Phoebe Longstroth Evans was born on 2 Feb 1879
Phoebe Longstroth Evans was 4 years old when Krakatoa begins to erupt; the volcano explodes three months later, killing more than 36,000 people. Krakatoa, or Krakatau, is a volcanic island situated in the Sunda Strait between the islands of Java and Sumatra in the Indonesian province of Lampung. The name is also used for the surrounding island group comprising the remnants of a much larger island of three volcanic peaks which was obliterated in a cataclysmic 1883 eruption.
Phoebe Longstroth Evans was 17 years old when George VI of the United Kingdom (d. 1952) George VI was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth from 11 December 1936 until his death in 1952. He was the last Emperor of India and the first Head of the Commonwealth.
Phoebe Longstroth Evans was 25 years old when The Wright brothers make their first attempt to fly with the Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, were two American aviators, engineers, inventors, and aviation pioneers who are generally credited with inventing, building, and flying the world's first successful airplane. They made the first controlled, sustained flight of a powered, heavier-than-air aircraft on December 17, 1903, four miles south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. In 1904–05 the brothers developed their flying machine into the first practical fixed-wing aircraft. Although not the first to build experimental aircraft, the Wright brothers were the first to invent aircraft controls that made fixed-wing powered flight possible.
Phoebe Longstroth Evans was 38 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.
Phoebe Longstroth Evans was 42 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.
Phoebe Longstroth Evans was 61 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.
Phoebe Longstroth Evans was 67 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.
Phoebe Longstroth Evans was 74 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.
Phoebe Longstroth Evans died on 4 Aug 1963 at the age of 84
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