Rachel F. Griffeth

24 Oct 1908 - 11 Jul 1978

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Rachel F. Griffeth

24 Oct 1908 - 11 Jul 1978
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Rachel F. Griffeth

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Married: 24 Oct 1928
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Dayton Cemetery

Highway 36
Dayton, Franklin, Idaho
United States

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Our Children: Eugene F., Alice, Edward A., Jo Ann, Maureen, Esther
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Jackerman

September 24, 2013
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September 20, 2013

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Contributor: Jackerman Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

RACHEL CLARISSA FORMAN GRIFFETH On the 24th day of October 1908 in a log house with a dirt roof on the banks of Bear River at Perry, Franklin County, Idaho a little baby girl was born to Clarissa Rebecca Ames and Aaron Maudishaw Forman. They named me Rachel Clarissa. I was the oldest child of a family of eight children. But I had three paternal brothers, three paternal sisters, and one maternal sister to welcome me into the world. I know they really loved me because they played with me and took me with them many places. I can remember when they were building our new house, I was 4 years old. We used to run around the partitions and play. We moved into our new home in the Spring of 1913 and in the later part of June 1913, my mother got her foot broken. We used to raise early potatoes and Dad used to take some of them out to some people who lived on the Divide. On this particular day, Mother and we three little girls, me being the oldest at 4 years of age, went with him. On the way, we met Mother's two sisters with their little kids in a white top buggy. They were coming over to our place. So Mother and us kids got in with them to go back home. On our way back home, we had to go down a hill. My cousin was driving the team and the neck yoke came down and he jumped out with one line. That made the horses go around in a circle. Mother was thrown out on a rock and broke her foot. I can remember seeing the white bone of Mother's foot go down into the dirt as Mother tried to get out of the way of the horses. They finally got the horses stopped. We three little girls sat down by Mother's head and waited for someone to come and get us. Father's brother, Uncle Hyrum Forman, came and took us home where our older sisters took care of us. They took Mother to Preston and she was there 2 months. The next I remember is when my baby brother, Heber, got sick and died the 30th of May 1914. He was just 6 months old. I can remember when I was baptized the 3rd of November 1916. There were 3 or 4 girls baptized that day. It was quite cold and the roads were really muddy. Jim McGreagor baptized us in a pond of water that came from their spring. Henry Perry Jr. confirmed me. I started to school when I was eight years old and just went part of the year as we had to go 2 1/2 miles. We walked when the weather was good and the roads were dry. That was mostly in the fall of the year. We rode horses in the winter time and when it was very cold we didn't get to go. The year that I was ten, they started to build a school house and didn't get it finished until after my 11th birthday. My birthday was on the 24th of October and the school house wasn't ready until some time in February. That same month, my baby sister Verna died and Mother just about died too. They took Mother to Grace, Idaho where she would be nearer to a Doctor. They made a bed in the white top buggy for Mother because she was so sick. Mother's two sisters were there and the one told us kids that our Mother would come back alive. I really cried. Me being the oldest, I took care of my 2 little sisters and 2 brothers until we could get word to my sister Emily. Then she and her husband came and stayed with us. When Mother got to feeling a little better, I went and stayed with her and helped to take care of her. So I didn't go to school that year. The next fall I went to Tremonton and stayed with my sister, Hannah, and went to school. I got so homesick that one day Hannah made me pack my things and when I had them all packed and was happy because I was going home, she spanked me and made me unpack and hang my things up. I got over being homesick. We lived in a Hotel and my brother's-in-law father ran the Hotel and Cafe. I made a lot of friends and one of my girl friends now lives in Logan, Utah. Her name is Angie Christensen Adams. In the spring I went home and there at Perry, Idaho I finished my education. I never went to High School and I had an appendix operation just a few days before I was to take County exams in the 8th grade. I was sick about all summer. Then in the fall I went to help my sister Martha cook for potato pickers. From then on I worked for different people doing housework for $1.00 a day. Between jobs, I would go home and I was always glad to go because I loved my parents and our home. Dad liked to fish and we would go with him and take our dinner. In the winter time when we would go to dances, Dad would get up out of bed and come fix the fire and keep it going all night to keep Mother's beautiful flowers from freezing. We would talk and Mother would always have some things for us to eat. I never ate before I went to a dance and I really liked to dance. I was working for Lettie Smith when I first saw Thurman. He brought a Maytag washer up for us to try. That was in the spring of 1925. In June 1926, I was working at the Country Store and they were having a dance in Cleveland. Georgia Bennett, my best girl friend, called and said her mother's cousin's boy was there and asked me if she should bring him to the dance. I said sure and she said he's got red hair and I said I don't care. So that was the night I met my most wonderful husband for the second time but I didn't know it at that time. I was to the dance with another guy. Then the next time I met Thurman was in Preston, Idaho at a 4th of July celebration and we started keeping company. We were married 2 years and 2 months later on my 20th birthday, October 24, 1928, in the Logan Temple by President Shepherd. This was on Wednesday and on Friday night in the Perry meeting house they gave us a shower and we got a lot of gifts. We still have some of them left and we have been married for 33 years in 1961. In February 1931, my father passed away. He would have been 62 years old in July 1931. Mother lived in the old home until June 1933 when the house burned down. My mother passed away on the 11th of December 1947 at the age of 68. In June 1948, I was sustained as 2nd counselor in the Primary in the Dayton Ward. Hazel Robbins was President and Helena Page was 1st counselor. Beth Buttars was Secretary. I worked as 2nd counselor for about 5 years. Before this I worked as teacher under Margaret Nelson, President, Hazel Housley, 1st counselor, and Martha Atkinson, 2nd counselor. I also worked in the Relief Society as magazine agent and visiting teacher. I am visiting teacher at the present time with Norma Bodrero. I have worked in the Sunday School and Mutual as teachers and I have enjoyed it very much because I know the Gospel is true. I pray that I can live it and understand it better every day of my life. We have had a lot of hardships in trying to earn a living for our family, especially during the Depression in 1932 and 1933. We have been a family that have worked together and played together. Our sports have been: boating, water skiing, camping, fishing, hunting, swimming and other kinds of out door sports. The girls like to play softball. We love our children and try to treat them all alike. I feel like we have an outstanding family. The 25th of July 1952, Grandpa and Grandma Griffeth came to live with us. Grandma was bed fast. Grandpa had been very sick. He had an operation so he was just getting up and around. My girls helped me take care of Grandma. They were very sweet about it. I don't know how I could have taken care of her if it hadn't been for the girls. We had to wash every day. Grandma died the 7th of May 1955. Grandpa passed away 30th of November 1962 at the age of 87. He was a wonderful man. We have 25 Grandchildren and love them very much. Nine Grandsons and 16 Granddaughters. We have 38 members in our family now and I hope and pray that we will love one another and have joy . and happiness in our homes while we so live on this earth. I would like to say to each one of my children; Be humble and prayerful, seek the spirit of our Heavenly Father in whatever you are doing. God hears and answers prayers, this I do know. As ever your mother, Rachel Clarissa Forman Griffeth.

Life timeline of Rachel F. Griffeth

1908
Rachel F. Griffeth was born on 24 Oct 1908
Rachel F. Griffeth was 3 years old when The British passenger liner RMS Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic at 2:20 a.m., two hours and forty minutes after hitting an iceberg. Only 710 of 2,227 passengers and crew on board survive. RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early hours of 15 April 1912, after colliding with an iceberg during its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. There were an estimated 2,224 passengers and crew aboard, and more than 1,500 died, making it one of the deadliest commercial peacetime maritime disasters in modern history. RMS Titanic was the largest ship afloat at the time it entered service and was the second of three Olympic-class ocean liners operated by the White Star Line. It was built by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast. Thomas Andrews, her architect, died in the disaster.
Rachel F. Griffeth was 20 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.
Rachel F. Griffeth was 31 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.
Rachel F. Griffeth was 37 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.
Rachel F. Griffeth 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.
Rachel F. Griffeth was 61 years old when During the Apollo 11 mission, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the Moon. Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first two people on the Moon. Mission commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin, both American, landed the lunar module Eagle on July 20, 1969, at 20:17 UTC. Armstrong became the first person to step onto the lunar surface six hours after landing on July 21 at 02:56:15 UTC; Aldrin joined him about 20 minutes later. They spent about two and a quarter hours together outside the spacecraft, and collected 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg) of lunar material to bring back to Earth. Michael Collins piloted the command module Columbia alone in lunar orbit while they were on the Moon's surface. Armstrong and Aldrin spent 21.5 hours on the lunar surface before rejoining Columbia in lunar orbit.
Rachel F. Griffeth died on 11 Jul 1978 at the age of 69
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