I had to share this picture. I saw it in a restroom in Hansen, Twin Falls, Idaho. Enjoy!
This is a photo that was handed out at Uncle Ellis Jonas‘ funeral. I thought I would make it available. The photo is of the 1957 Smithfield American Legion Team. This photo was taken at the Regional Tournament in Winslow, Arizona. The 1957 Smithfield American Legion Team had won the Utah State Championship.
Ellis Jonas is listed as the manager and George Reese is the American Legion Representative.
Absent from the photo are Terry Griffen, Brian Toolson, Todd Peterson, Ferris Groll, Charles Wood, Mark McCraken, Ned Gylenskog, and Claire Nielsen.
The following photo is of the 1952 Smithfield American Legion Team. This photo was taken at the National Tournament in Wichita, Kansas. The 1952 Smithfield American Legion Team had won the Utah State Championship as well as the Regional Tournament.
Ellis Jonas is listed as the manager and Jerry Coleman as the bat boy.
Lastly, here is a little insert regarding Ellis as the coach. I think it speaks for itself and his regard in Smithfield.
Here is another class picture of my Aunt Jackie. As the sign tells, this picture is from Southwest School in Burley, Cassia, Idaho taken in March 1971. The names were written on a piece of paper inside. If they are incorrect, please let me know. I would be happy to update the information.
This class photo is one of several in my Aunt’s photos that she gave to me so I could scan them. Since there is not really a great way to keep all the names on the photo with it, I thought this would be the best way. This picture was taken at the old Miller School located in Burley, Cassia, Idaho. I believe this photo was taken in March 1972. Jackie has written on it that she was age 11, and the broader photo has St. Patrick’s Day items on the walls. If anyone has more information about people in the picture, please let me know.
Bruce Harper (1959 – 1975)
Gerald Heward (?-?)
This is a biography written of Christina (Christine in her record in the first line) Wanner Nuffer by her daughter Louise. I have maintained her grammar and spelling in the biography. I have written of Charles and Christina previously. Here is August’s autobiography.
My Mother, Christine, Wanner was born 30 March 1872 in Holzgerlinger, Germany. She was the daughter of Johann Georg Wanner and Anna Maria Schmid. She was the second child of a family of ten children. Mother started school at the age of seven in 1879 and graduated at the age of fourteen in 1886 in Greengrant (Gruenkraut), Germany.
The gospel message was brought to her parent’s home in Germany by the Mormon Missionaries. My grandparents joined the church and came to America 18 Jun 1893. Mother was twenty-one years old then. She was baptized on the 26th of January 1894 in Mapleton, Idaho by Heber Taylor. She learned to speak English by talking to other people. Her parents settled in Glendale, Idaho. There is where she met my father Charles August Nuffer, he was living in Mapleton with his parents. Mother did some housework for people before her marriage. She didn’t get much money, what she earned she had to give to her parents. My parents were married 1 Feb 1894 in the Logan Temple by W. M. (Marriner Wood) Merrill.
Father had built a rock house and they moved right in about all the furniture they had is what Father had made from boxes and other wood. In those days they got along fine with the few things they had.
Mother always made the best of everything. She also believed the best of everyone. She was kind and loved her children very much. Mother was a good homemaker and did all the sewing and knitting for her family. She loved to do things for others. She believed in bringing up her children by teaching them to pray and by always taking them to church.
Father was busy making a living for the family, he worked hard to secure the necessities of life. Wood was used for fuel and Father had to get this from the canyons. Kerosene lamps provided the lights for the house. Father and Mother often visited the sick and sat up nights with the dead and helped lay them away.
They lived in their first house over thirteen years and seven children were born there. In November of 1907 they moved to Preston. For the first few years they had much sickness, Father, Clara and Annie had Typhoid Fever. This worked a hardship on Mother as she had a young baby also. Mother promise the Lord that if He would bless her husband to get better that she would let him go on a mission. She was true to her word and in the spring of 1910 he left to go on a mission to the Eastern States for two years. Mother was left to care for nine children including Laura who was the baby only two months old. This took much courage for Mother and was a hardship but she never complained. With the Lord’s help and the help of friends and relatives she got along the best that she could. When Father came home from his mission they had to start all over again, by borrowing money to buy a farm. It took a long time for them to get out of debt.
Father and Mother always took the time to go visiting relatives in the early days. They would travel by horse and buggy. They also liked to go fishing. When her sister Pauline died they took Cyril (Crossley) the youngest boy and took care of him for two years. When Annie died 25 Jan 1928 there came another big responsibility for Mother that of taking care of her two youngest children, the twins Barbara and Beverly.
Mother was set apart as a Relief Society teacher 30 April 1916 by N. S. Geddes and she retained this position until the time of her death and she was faithful in her duty.
She and Father worked on the Genealogy Committee for years going into the homes helping people prepare their family group sheets for their own use and to sent to Salt Lake. They were very interested in Temple work and made many trips to Logan doing this work for their ancestors and others.
Father and Mother were active in their German Speaking Latter Day Saint organization until World War I. Racial feelings at that time made it necessary for the organization to be discontinued. Many times our parents used to practice singing Germany Hymns in the home. Preston and Laura were born in Preston, Idaho and the rest of us in Mapleton, Idaho. Mother died 10 August 1940 on my sister Clara’s birthday. She is buried in Preston Cemetery.
Funeral services for Christina Wanner Nuffer were held August 14th, at 2:00 P.M. The pall-bearers were Donald Hansen, Max Hansen, Keith Winn, Devon Winn, Donald Cummings, & Leon Nuffer. Admiring friends and relatives assembled at the Second Ward Chapel to pay a final tribute to Christina W. Nuffer. Scores of floral tributes were added testimony of her many admirers.
Services were conducted by Bishop Howard Hall and interment was in the Preston Cemetery. Mrs. Christina Wanner age sixty eight died Saturday August 10th at her home of a tumor of the spine. She had lived in Preston for thirty three years. Surviving are her husband, three sons, and five daughters, six brothers and sisters, George and Fred Wanner of Preston, Gotlob B. Wanner of Inkom, Idaho, Mrs. Louise Bodero and Mrs Mina Bodero of Logan, Utah, and Mrs. Mary Wagstaff of Ogden. Mrs. Nuffer reared two of her grandchildren, Barbara and Beverly Cummings with the help of her daughter Louise Nuffer Roberts.
Maybe it is a product of our day where people live longer, but Aliza is fortunate to have 3 of her great grandparents living at this time. For family history purposes, I thought I might post these pictures of Aliza with her great grandparents. Further, I thought I would post a picture or two that Amanda and I have with our great grandparents.
Here is a picture of Aliza with Amanda’s paternal grandfather, DeLece (“D”) Hemsley. This picture was taken at a party in Kaysville, Utah for Amanda’s brother, Derek, upon coming home from his two-year mission in July. We took the opportunity for a couple of photos with family.
This is Amanda’s paternal grandmother, Shanna Thompson. This photo was also at Derek’s party.
Lastly, here is my paternal grandfather, Milo Ross. We took these pictures, the day after at Derek’s homecoming party, at Grandpa’s house in Plain City, Utah. I will post three pictures because I think they are good photos. This first one shows a great smile on Grandpa, Aliza, and Amanda. I also like the profile of Grandpa.
I like this one because Aliza looks as cute as she always does. For being 90, Grandpa can sure pick her up and throw her in the air with ease.
Here is one we took of the four generations with my sister, Andra, and her son, Daniel. Grandpa has two of his great grandchildren in this picture (and Dad has two of his grandchildren).
Fortunately, Aliza has now had her photo taken with all of her living Great Grandparents. Amanda was also fortunate to have such a photograph with all of her living Grandparents and Great Grandparents. Even more, ALL great grandparents and grandparents are in the same photo! Here is that photo from the day of her baby blessing in Kaysville. LeRoy, D, Shanna, and Clara are all Amanda’s Grandparents. Belle is D’s mother. Walter and June are Shanna’s father and step-mother.
I had three Great Grandparents who were alive when I was born. Unfortunately, I do not seem to have a photo in my possession with my Andra Great Grandparents despite the fact that I was 10 and 11 years old when they passed. Oddly, I have pictures of my Great Grandpa and Grandma Andra that I was present when the photo was taken, like the one below. This is my mother’s maternal grandparents about 1989.
This is my mother’s paternal grandmother and some of the rest of the family at her sister’s funeral, Edna Coley Neilson. My Great Grandma Lillian Bowcutt (remarried in 1953 after her husband Joseph Jonas died in 1932) is in the center of this photo and is the mother to the two ladies beside her and the four men in front. I am more of a footnote in the photo, but at least I have one with Great Grandma Bowcutt in the same picture.
Here is a picture of the Plain City, Weber, Utah school student body in 1895. Apparently this was the entire student body and this photo was reproduced in the 15 March 1959 copy of the Ogden Standard-Examiner. I have a couple of relatives in the picture and that is probably why my Grandpa and Grandma Ross pulled it from the paper and have kept it with their possessions. The names all come from that same paper caption although both of the unknown Rogers just have Miss. If anyone knows where to get a clearer scan of the photo, I would appreciate it as this 60 year old paper isn’t the best version. I do not think the school in Plain City had another name besides the Plain City School.
I looked up the information for each individual. I found most of them, except for a couple whose names were just not in Plain City or they must have only been there a short time. Sometimes with those old clippings whoever gave them the names might have put a married last name rather than a maiden. Hopefully someone can correct the rest of the names. The two principals I could not nail down because of the difference in age I could not define and there were so many with the same name within 30 years of the age of most of these students. I put the one I think is most likely but welcome corrections.
Eva Edwards (?-?)
Ada Myrtle Skeen (1885-1977) married Daniel Popple Williams (1881-1919) and Edsin Byrum Allred (1881-1960).
Isabell Electa Skeen (1889-1963) married Thomas Etherington Charlton (1887-1956).
Unknown Rogers (?-?)
Cecile May Richardson (1888-1975) married Robert Clyde Hellewell (1887-1967).
Grace Elizabeth Draney (1887-1972) married James Burt Atkinson (1880-1935).
Aseal Andrew Ipson (1889-1981) married Lucy Isabell Knight (1883-1989).
Mary Lew Beatrice Cottle (1887-1971) married Claud Leslie Kimball (1885-1958).
Ethel Garner (1886-1968) married Ephraim William Manning (1884-1970).
Josephine “Josie” Trena Bramwell (1887-1973) married Joseph Herman McCowan (1886-1964).
Mary Edna Garner (1888-1948) married Horace William Wayment (1885-1969).
Unknown Rogers (?-?)
Amanda Christine Olsen (1888-1968) married George Daniel Moyes (1889-1958).
Rachel Ann Garner (1889-1980) married George Leo Sandberg (1887-1949).
Freda Wheeler (?-?)
Murald Vinson Hodson (1887-1970) married Elda Herriot Barnett (1895-1979).
David Alfred Skeen (1885-1969) married Bertha Kerr (1885-1976).
Francis “Frank” Freedom Vause (1883-1974) married Vera Jaquetta Child (1885-1961).
William Thomas Knight (1881-1973) married Eliza Alzina Taylor (1886-1963).
Clarence Richardson (1883-1976) married Louie Marie Rawson (1881-1982).
Martin Grant Hansen (1883-1925) married Alice Maud King (1881-1951).
James Hunt (?-?)
Delwin Sharp (1884-1969) married Violet Grieve (1881-1964). Obviously related to my Sharp line.
William Delbert Skeen (1884-1940). Not sure this is the right William Skeen, but pretty sure.
Chester Davis (1883-1948) married Nellie Clark (1891-1950).
William “Ace” Hamilton Draney (1885-1979) married Ethel Skeen (1883-1979) and Vera Ann Toombs (1895-1977).
Levi “Lee” Alfred Boyd (1883-1972).
Eli Edgar Lund (1884-1955) married Mary Millie Hutchins (1882-1947).
Thomas Richard Bates (1884-1969) married Dora Evaline Taylor (1885-1981)
Alfred Jonathan Coy (1882-1957) married Mabel Adella Ipsen (1885-1954).
George Parley Hansen (1886-1968) married Criesta Zenobia Anderson (1889-1979).
George Edward Folkman (1885-1914) married Florence Evaline Maw (1888-1969). Florence’s mother was a Sharp.
Jesse Leander Lund (1886-1918) married Myrtle John Hawkley (1895-1960).
Charles Bramwell (1885-1971) married Annie Myrtle Shupe (1888-1968).
Estella Dora Hodson (1887-1981) married Parley Paul Taylor (1886-1974).
Etta Letitia Lund (1887-1968) married Robert Alfred Witten (1873-1937).
Ella Doris Hodson (1887-1968) married James Earl McFarland (1889-1951).
Luman Peter Green (1886-1980) married Veda Jane Walker (1888-1981).
Walter Maw (1887-1912) married Della Neal (1888-1961).
Charles Maw, I think this is Charles Edward Maw (1875-1950). Principal.
Ruby Stoker (1885-1965) married George Angus Spears (1878-1943). She is a relative through our Stoker line.
Annie Jane Cottle (1881-1974) married Joseph Pierce Stock (1878-1954).
Edna Rebecca Hansen (1884-1958) married John Elmer Robson (1884-1930).
Susan “Susie” Emma Boyd (1885-1969) married August Steiner (1874-1949).
Gertrude Knight (1886-1970) married Hyrum Ezra Richardson (1886-1962).
Hazel Spiers (1885-1941) married Austin Tracy Wintle (1884-1977).
Rose Liljenquist (?-?)
Millie Maw (1884-1951) married Charles Joseph Buckley (1884-1959).
Martha Catherine Hansen (1887-1963) married Henry Merwin Thompson (1885-1976).
Mabel Adella Ipsen (1885-1954) married Alfred Jonathan Coy (1882-1957).
Maude Marriott (1880-1972) married Wallace Ridgeway Bell (1881-1947).
Daisy Louise Coy (1884-1968) married Hyrum Parley Hogge (1883-1941).
Alminda Drucella Lund (1881-1966) married Harold Waldermar Johnson (1888-1967).
Joseph Skeen, I think this is Joseph Lawrence Skeen (1857-1915). Assistant Teacher.