Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Death info on Hannah E Lythgoe Chapman French

Hannah Eliza Lythgoe Chapman French was one of George's sisters.
(For some reason, she went by "Lyle".  I don't know why, but for the record, she can be found under this nickname as well.)
Hannah Elizabeth or "Lyle"
From the personal albums of Albert Winterrose
Cropped and photoshopped as a singular image by me
According to these documents the following dates apply:
BIRTH: 17 Nov 1892- Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
DEATH: 29 Apr 1979- ?, Salt Lake, Utah
She was 86 years old when she died.

Obituary:
SOURCE: Deseret News 1979, May 1, p.D3
Obituary transcribed:
Hannah Eliza Lythgoe Chapman French
Hannah Eliza Lythgoe Chapman French, 86, died April 29, 1979.
Born Nov. 17, 1892, Salt Lake City, to John and Hannah White Lythgoe.  Married Ray Chapman in 1914, in Salt Lake City.  Divorced.  He died in 1966.  Married Earl French in 1971 in Salt Lake City.  He died in 1975.
Survivors: son, Wesley R. Chapman, Salt Lake City; daughter, Mrs. Harold (Dorothy) Brown, Highland, Ind.; three granddaughters and two great-grandchildren; brothers, John E. Lythgoe, Randlett, Utah; George Lythgoe, Heber City, Utah; sister Mrs. Bill (Faye) Gunnell, Layton.
Funeral services Wednesday, 1 p.m., at the Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple, where friends may call one hour prior to services.  Burial Taylorsville Cemetery.
*Redundant word "hour" left out of last paragraph's transcription.

Headstone:
SOURCE: findagrave.com
As "Lyle" died within the last 50 years, her death certificate will not become publicly available until sometime around the year 2029.  When it is available I will post it here.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Death info on Olaf S. Jespersen

Olaf Soestres Jespersen was one of George's brother-in-laws.
He married George's sister, Ruth.
"Olaf Jesperson- First husband of Ruth"
From the personal albums of Albert Winterrose

According to these documents the following dates apply:
BIRTH: 2 Sept 1892- Huntsville, Weber, Utah
DEATH: 19 July 1925- Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
He was 32 years old when he was tragically struck by lightning.

Newspaper article:
SOURCE: Salt Lake Telegram 1925, Jul 20, p.2
Newspaper article transcribed:
Farmer Is Victim of Lightning-
Storm Plays Pranks Through Utah
The storm which threatened Salt Lake Sunday and in its fury carried a cloudburst and one of the most severe electrical disturbances in history to the southern portion of the county, killing one and injuring another, completely dissipated itself Monday morning here in a magnificent torrential rain, which flooded streets and paralyzed business for the time.
While irrigating on the Bristol farm near the mouth of Big Cottonwood canyon Sunday afternoon, Olaf S. Jesperson, 32, formerly of Malta, Ida., was struck and instantly killed by lightning.
Mr. Jesperson came to Utah about three months ago and engaged in farming and mercantile business.  He was 32 years of age and is survived by his widow and two children, Lee L., and an infant two months old.  The body was taken to the Eddington mortuary.

Funeral notice:
SOURCE: Salt Lake Telegram 1925, Jul 22, p.14
Funeral notice transcribed:
JESPERSON- Funeral services for Olaf ... Jesperson will be held Thursday at 12 p.m. in the Wilford ward chapel.  The body will lie in state at the chapel from 11:20 till 2 o'clock.  He is survived by his wife, Ruth Lythgoe Jesperson, and two sons.
*Spelling corrected wherein I was aware, though I left the variant spelling of "Jesperson" alone.

Death Certificate:
SOURCE: Utah State Archives
 Headstone:
SOURCE: findagrave.com

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Bonita Mae Jardine & Golden Sevell Hammer

Bonnie Jardine was one of Lillie's younger sisters.
She married Golden S. Hammer (of Brigham City, UT) on 16 Sept 1935 in Burley, Idaho.
Thus, she became Bonita Mae Jardine Hammer (or Bonnie Hammer).
"Bonnie and Goldie driving"
From the personal albums of Lane Lythgoe
Cropped and photoshopped by me from a larger image
Marriage License notice:
SOURCE: SL Tribune 1935, Sept 19, p.6
Marriage License receipt:
SOURCE: familysearch.org
Bonnie and Golden Hammer
From the personal albums of Lane Lythgoe

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Death info on Nellie Faye L Gunnell

Nellie Faye Lythgoe Gunnell was George's younger sister.

No photo of Faye available at this time.  :(

According to this document the following dates apply:
BIRTH: 3 Nov 1905- Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT
DEATH: 23 Aug 2004- Chandler, Maricopa, AZ
She was 98 years old when she died.

Obituary:
SOURCE: Deseret News 2004, Aug 25, p.B7
Obituary transcribed:
Nellie Faye Lythgoe Gunnell, 1905-2004
Nellie Faye Lythgoe Gunnell, 98, passed away on August 23, 2004 at the Chandler Healthcare Center in Chandler, AZ.
She was born Nov. 3, 1905 in Salt Lake City, UT to John Thomas and Hannah White Lythgoe.  She was married to William Bailey Gunnell Dec. 17, 1924 in Salt Lake LDS Temple.  The couple lived for a time in Naf, Idaho then moved to Strevell, ID where they operated a gas station and small cafe for many years.  Faye's cooking was known far and wide, and many travelers stopped at their place to partake of delicious food.  Faye was also a Justice of the Peace for the State of Idaho Port of Entry.  Bill, as her husband was known, had a government contract as a rural mail carrier, and was also caretaker of the emergency landing field at Strevell.
Two children were born to them, William LeRoy Gunnell, and Loa Gayle Gunnell, who survive.  Preceding her in death were her husband, three sisters and three brothers.  She is survived by daughter-in-law, Marjorie Alice Gunnell; three grandchildren, Marcia G. Madsen, Darla G. Klovski and William Steven Gunnell.  Faye is also survived by five great-grandsons, James Roy Gunnell, Ethan Winn Gunnell, Charles William Madsen, Peter Christopher Madsen and Matthew Geoffrey Madsen.
Fay had a love of life reflected in her cheerful attitude and willingness to help those who needed it.  Her grandchildren held her in especially high esteem, and know she was a fun grandma.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 28, 2004 at 10:00 a.m., Lindquist Mortuary, Odgen, UT.  Interment will follow in Washington Heights Cemetery.
*Punctuation corrected wherein I was aware.

This is all the information I have on Faye at this time.  I'm hoping to obtain more, including her out-of-state death certificate (which won't be publicly available until around the year 2054... if we're lucky).

Monday, November 17, 2014

Death info on Allen W Lythgoe

Allen Whitney Lythgoe was George's younger brother.
"Allen Lythgoe, at Minidoka Dam"
From the personal albums of Lane Lythgoe
According to these documents the following dates apply:
BIRTH: 13 Sept 1910- Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
DEATH: 31 May 1966- Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
He was 55 years old when he died.

Obituary:
SOURCE: Deseret News 1966, Jun 2, p.16B
Obituary transcribed:
Allen Lythgoe
Allen Whitney Lythgoe, 55, 401 Penney Ave., died May 31, 1966, in a Salt Lake hospital of natural causes. 
Born Sept. 13, 1910, Salt Lake City, a son of John Thomas and Hannah White Lythgoe.  Married Maxine Perkins Aug. 27, 1931, Salt Lake City.  Landscaper and poultry raiser.  Member, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 
Survivors: widow; sons, daughter, John Allen, Donald Douglas, Mrs. Robert (Joan) Dial, all Salt Lake City; seven grandchildren; brothers, sisters, John E., Clearfield; George, Myton, Duchesne County; Mrs. Mary Porschatis, Mrs. Lyle French, both Salt Lake City; Mrs. Fay Gunnell, Strevell, Idaho.
Funeral Friday, 1 p.m., 2128 S. State, where friends call Thursday, 6-8 p.m., Friday before services. Burial, Elysian Burial Gardens.


As Allen died in the last 50 years his death certificate will not become publicly available until 2016.  When it is available I will post it here.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Death info on Lawrence Jardine

Lawrence "Scotty" Badger Jardine was Lillie's brother.
"Lawrence Jardine"
From the personal albums of Lane Lythgoe
According to these documents the following dates apply:
BIRTH: 15 Aug 1912- Standrod, Box Elder, Utah
DEATH: 27 Oct 1994- Burley, Cassia, Idaho
He was 82 years old when he died.

Obituary:
SOURCE: Deseret News 1994, Oct 29, p.B4
Obituary transcribed:
Lawrence B. Jardine
BURLEY, Idaho- Lawrence B. Jardine, 82-year old Burley, Idaho resident, died Thursday, October 27, 1994, at the Cassie Memorial Hospital in Burley, Idaho.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Novebmer 1, 1994, at the Burley LDS 4th Ward, 550 East 16th, in Burley, with Bishop Eric Fonnesbeck officiating.  Burial will follow in the Valley Vu Cemetery in Malta.  Friends may call at the Payne Mortuary, 221 West Main in Burley, from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday and at the church from 10 to 10:45 a.m., prior to the funeral.

Local obituary:
SOURCE: familysearch.org
Local obituary transcribed:
Lawrence B. Jardine
BURLEY- Lawrence Badger Jardine, 82, Burley, died Thursday, Oct. 27, 1994, at Cassia Memorial Hospital in Burley.
He was born August 15, 1912, at Standrod, Utah, the son of William and Rosetta Badger Jardine.  He attended schools in Standrod, Park Valley and Tremonton, Utah.
He married Ivy Paskett on Nov. 25, 1931, in Brigham City, Utah, and the marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.  She preceded him in death in October 1986.
Following their marriage, the Jardines lived in Standrod where he ranched with his father.  In May 1935 they moved to Malta, where he went into the trucking business, hauling coal from the coal mines in Southern Utah to the Malta area, and various other types of trucking, among them work at Hill Air Force Base and living in Salt Lake City for a time.  They later bought a farm at Clover Lane (Bridge, Idaho) where he farmed for a time until moving to Burley.  In Burley he engaged in the real estate business in the late 1950s, forming and then operating Idaho Realty for more than 30 years.  He loved his work and enjoyed meeting people.
In 1988, he married Loa Korb and they combined their real estate offices and continued to... (text disruption)...
He was a member of the LDS Church, a part president of the Burley-Rupert Board of Realtors, and held many positions and was looked up to for his honesty and integrity.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and a son, in addition to his first wife.
Surviving are his wife; a sister, Lillie Lythgoe of Heber City, Utah; a foster sister, Genevieve Rose Udy; three daughters, Mrs. Winston (JaNeal) Hutchinson of Springdale, Mrs. Roscoe (Joyce) Ward of Almo, and Mrs. Ross (Bonna) Anderson Jr. of Stone, Idaho; one son, Darwin Jardine of Blackfoot; and 14 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren.  They all loved him dearly and will miss him very much.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, at the Burley LDS Fourth Ward, 550 E. 16th St., with Bishop Eric Fonnesbeck officiating.  Burial will be in Valley Vu Cemetery at Malta.
Friends may call at Payne Mortuary, 221 W. Main, Burley, from 7-9 p.m. Monday, and at the church from 10-10:45 a.m. Tuesday prior to the funeral.
*Punctuation adjusted wherein I was aware.

Headstone:
SOURCE: findagrave.com
Older Lawrence
Cropped from a larger image
From the personal albums of Scot Lythgoe
As Lawrence died within the last 50 years, his death certificate will not become publicly available until sometime around the year 2044.  When it is available I will post it here.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Death info on John E Lythgoe

John Edward Lythgoe was George's older brother.
"John Edward"
From the personal albums of Albert Winterrose
According to these documents the following dates apply:
BIRTH: 10 Mar 1891- Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
DEATH: 7 Jan 1981- Layton, Davis, Utah
He was 89 years old when he died.

Obituary:
SOURCE: Deseret News 1981, Jan 8-9, p.B9
Obituary transcribed:
John Edward Lythgoe
CLEARFIELD- John Edward Lythgoe, 89, of 599 West 300 North, Clearfield, formerly of Pelican Lake, Utah, died Wednesday, January 7, 1981, at the North Davis Medical Center, from kidney failure.
He was born March 10, 1891, in Salt Lake City, Utah, a son of John Thomas and Hannah White Lythgoe.  He married Annie Johnson May 6, 1914, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.  He was a retired real estate broker.  He had lived in Salt Lake City, Clearfield, and Pelican Lake, Utah.
Survived by: Wife; five daughters, Mrs. Dave W. (Fern) Barratt, Pelican Lake; Mrs. Edwin (Afton) Higley, Clearfield; Mrs. Frank (Veda) Gillespie, Salt Lake City; Mrs. R.D. (Kae) Markle, Glasgow, Montana; Mrs. Gayanne Hardenburgh, Missoula, Montana; 25 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; preceded in death by two children, Neva Heil and Wendell Lythgoe.  Also surviving: One brother, one sister, George Lythgoe, Heber; Fay Gunnell, Layton.
Funeral services will be held Friday, 12 noon, at the Lindquist Kaysville Mortuary, 400 North Main, with Bishop Duane McEntire officiating.  Friends may call at the Mortuary Friday, one hour prior to services.  Interment, Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.
*Spelling corrected wherein I was aware.

Headstone:
SOURCE: billiongraves.com
As John died in the last 50 years his death certificate will not become publicly available until sometime around the year 2031.  When it is available I will post it here.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

El Rancho Motel

George and Lillie owned and operated a motel in Heber City, UT for several years.  At one point it was called, "El Rancho Motel".  The following are a number of photos and scanned items pertaining to that property referred to as "El Rancho Motel".
Items are from the personal albums of Albert Winterrose unless otherwise specified.

From the personal albums of Scot Lythgoe
George and granddaughter on back part of property
From the personal albums of Scot Lythgoe
Advertisement:

 Business card:

Membership card:

Business check:

From the personal albums of Scot Lythgoe
Color restoration by me.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Death info on Mary L Porschatis

Mary Catherine Lythgoe Porschatis was George's older sister.
"Mary Katherine"
From the personal albums of Albert Winterrose
According to these documents the following dates apply:
BIRTH: 6 Nov 1899- Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

DEATH: 19 Feb 1973- Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
She was 73 years old when she died.

Obituary:
SOURCE: Deseret News 1973, Feb 21, p.12B
Obituary transcribed:
Mary L. Porschatis
Mary Lythgoe Porschatis, 73, 5040-9th East, died of natural causes Feb. 19 in a Salt Lake hospital.  Born Nov. 6, 1899, Salt Lake City, to John T. and Hanna White Lythgoe.  Married Emil Porschatis Nov. 5, 1919, Salt Lake City.  Member LDS Church.  Survivors: husband; daughter, Mrs. Dale (Faye) Howard, Salt Lake City; a grandson; great-grandson; brothers, sisters, John E., Clearfield; George, Heber City; Mrs. Earl (Lyle) French, Salt Lake City; Mrs. Bill (Faye) Gunnell, Strevell, Idaho.  Funeral Thursday 2 p.m., 2128 S. State St., where friends call Wednesday 6-8 p.m., Thursday prior to services.  Burial Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.
*Spelling corrected wherein I was aware.
Headstone:
SOURCE: billiongraves.com
As Mary died within the last 50 years, her death certificate will not become publicly available until sometime around the year 2023.  When it is available I will post it here.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Death info of Violet J Ward

Violet Joan Jardine Ward was one of Lillie's younger sisters.
"Violet"
From the personal albums of Lane Lythgoe
According to these documents the following dates apply:
BIRTH: 29 Jan 1918- Standrod, Cassia, Idaho
DEATH: 8 May 1982- Sandy, Salt Lake, Utah
She was 64 years old when she died.

Obituary:
SOURCE: SL Tribune 1982, May 9, p.B15
Obituary transcribed:
Violet J. Ward
SANDY- Violet Joan Ward, died May 8, 1982 in a local hospital after a lingering illness.
Born on January 29, 1918 in Standrod, Idaho to William and Rose Badger Jardine.  Married George A. Ward on June 7, 1939 in Salt Lake City.  She was always a friend and a help to everyone she met.
Survived by: Husband, Sandy; children, Terry, Gusher, Utah; Gregory, Sandy; Debra Nosack, West Valley City; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brother, Lawrence B. Jardine, Burley, Idaho; sisters, Lily Lythgoe, Heber City; Bonita Hammer, Salt Lake City.  Preceded in death by a son, Randy, and daughter Laura Lee.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, two p.m. in the Sandy 17th LDS Ward, 235 East 9800 South.  Friends may call at Memorial Estates Mortuary, 5850 South 900 East, Monday, 6-8 p.m., and at the church Tuesday, one hour prior to services.  Interment, Mt. View Memorial Estates.

Headstone:
SOURCE: billiongraves.com
As Violet died in the last 50 years her death certificate will not become publicly available until sometime around the year 2032.  When it is available I will post it here.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Death info on Ruth W Lythgoe Jespersen Kempton

Ruth White Lythgoe Jespersen Kempton was one of George's older sisters.
"Ruth White"
From the personal albums of Albert Winterrose
According to these documents the following dates apply:
BIRTH: 24 May 1897- Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
DEATH: 16 Apr 1961- Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
She was 63 years old when she died.

 Obituary:
SOURCE: Deseret News 1961, Apr 18, p.B11
Obituary transcribed:
Ruth J. Kempton
Ruth White Lythgoe Jesperson Kempton, 63, 2985 S. State St., died Sunday at her residence of natural causes.
Born May 24 1897, Salt Lake City, a daughter of John T. and Hannah White Lythgoe.  Married Olaf S. Jespersen, in 1916 in the Salt Lake Temple, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day saints.  He died in July of 1924.  Married Arthur Kempton in 1926, in the Salt Lake Temple.  He died in March 1951.  Active in the Church, serving in the Mutual and Primary.  Vocalist.  Moved in 1931* from Idaho to Salt Lake City, where she has since resided.
Survivors: two sons, daughter, Mrs. John (Vauna) Paypat, Las Vegas, Nev.; Lee L. Jespersen, Salt Lake City; Ray Kempton, Murray; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three brothers and three sisters, John E. Lythgoe, Clearfield; George Lythgoe, Myton, Duchesne County; Mrs. Fay Gunnell*, Strevell, Idaho; Allen Lythgoe, Mrs. Lyle Chapman*, Mrs. Mary Porschatis, all of Salt Lake City.
Funeral services Thursday 2 p.m. at 260 E. South Temple, where friends may call Wednesday 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday prior to services.  Burial will be in Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.
*Date is approximated is it was nearly illegible
*Spelling has been corrected wherein I was aware.

Death Certificate:
SOURCE: Utah State Archives
Headstone:
SOURCE: findagrave.com

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Death info on Bonnie J Hammer

Bonita Mae Jardine Hammer was one of Lillie's younger sisters.
Bonnie Jardine, age 16
From the personal albums of Lane Lythgoe
According to this document the following dates apply:
BIRTH: 1 May 1915- Standrod, Cassia, Idaho
DEATH: 22 Dec 1993- Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
She was 78 years old when she died.

Obituary:
SOURCE: Deseret News 1993, Dec 26, p.B15
Obituary transcribed:
Bonita Mae Hammer
Beloved mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, Bonita Mae Hammer, 78, returned to her Heavenly Father December 22, 1993 at her home in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Born May 1, 1915 in Standrod, Idaho to William and Rosetta Badger Jardine.  Married Golden S. Hammer September 16, 1935 in Burley, Idaho; later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.  He preceded her in death April 24, 1991.  Also preceded in death by son, Louis Hammer.
Bonita was president and work director in teh Relief Society in the Southgate Ward.  She was a volunteer pink lady at the Cottonwood Hospital of 22 years. "Mom's hands were never idle.  She was always working on some craft or novelty."
Survived by her children, Mrs. Jodie (LaRee) Hoyt; Mrs. Lynn (Rozanne) Ellis; Mrs. David (Carol) Campbell; son, Steven and wife Karen; 18 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; sister, Lillie Lythgoe, Heber City, Utah; brother, Lawrence Jardine, Burley, Idaho.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 28, 1993, 11 a.m., Mtn. View Memorial Estates Mortuary, 3115 East 7800 South (Bengal Blvd.).  Friends may call Monday, 6-8 p.m. and Tuesday, one hour prior to services.  Interment, Mtn. View Memorial Estates.

Headstone:
SOURCE: billiongraves.com
older Bonnie J Hammer
Cropped from a larger image
From the personal albums of Lane Lythgoe
As Bonnie passed away in the last 50 years, her death certificate will not become publicly available until sometime around the year 2043.  When it is available I will post it here.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

William Jardine & Rose Badger

William Jardine and Rose Badger were Lillie's parents.
"Rose Jardine, 16yrs... Bill Jardine 22 yrs old- Glasgow, Scotland"
From the personal albums of Lane Lythgoe
William Jardine (of Kelton, UT) married Rose Badger (of Kelton, UT) on 26 July 1909 in Ogden, UT.
Thus, she became Rose Badger Jardine.

Newspaper notice:
SOURCE: Box Elder News 1909, Jul 29, p.6
Newspaper notice transcribed:
"PERMITS TO WED.... At Ogden Tuesday- Milton* Jardine and Rose Badger, both of Kelton."
*Obviously, the name is William, not Milton

 Marriage License:
SOURCE: familysearch.org
Film #1324678
Older Bill and Rose
From the personal albums of Albert Winterrose
Apparently they later divorced, but I have no documentation on when exactly that took place.  When I find that, I will post it here.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

John T Lythgoe & Hannah White

John T Lythgoe and Hannah White were George's parents.
John T Lythgoe and Hannah White
Photos cropped and photoshopped together by me
John photo from the personal albums of Scot Lythgoe
Hannah photo found on familysearch.org in a group shot
John T Lythgoe (of Millcreek, UT) and Hannah White (of Millcreek, UT) were married in Logan, Cache, UT on 5 Mar 1890.
Thus, she became Hannah White Lythgoe.

 Marriage License:
SOURCE: familysearch.org
Film #429054
*Search info on familysearch states that they were married in SL County, but the details of this license state otherwise, that they were married in Logan... likely because the only temple at the time was located there.