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Submitted by joefree on Wed, 2006-07-12 07:40.

This site is our latest attempt to provide a place to share the information we have about our ancestors. The "postings" are in no particular order, except the order they were entered.

The best way to consume the content on this site is to either "search" for a name (top-right) or click on "ancestors" (top-left) and then select a name. When you do, all the information we have about that person shows up, stories, photos, attachments, whatever.

Give it a try, click on "ancestors" and then select "James Andrus"...

Booklet for 2011 Worthen Reunion

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Submitted by joefree on Tue, 2011-07-12 11:45.
Booklet for 2011 Worthen Reunion

We printed a booklet to use in one of our activities at the reunion. Here is the digital copy of the booklet. We have 3 versions.

The first just prints full size pages. full size booklet

The second has been setup to print on a duplex (double sided) printer. So you can print it and then just have it cut in half and fold the halves together into a booklet and have it bound. duplex booklet

The third set allows you to print the odd pages then turn them over and print the even pages then cut in half, fold in half and bind. odd pages even pages

Joseph Smith Worthen Death Certificate

Submitted by joefree on Wed, 2011-06-22 15:26.
Joseph Smith Worthen Death Certificate

Here is a copy of the death certificate for Joseph Smith Worthen.

Joseph Smith Worthen and Mary Jane Heap Headstone and link

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Submitted by joefree on Wed, 2011-06-22 15:20.
Joseph Smith Worthen and Mary Jane Heap Headstone and link

The folks over at findagrave.com have an image of the Joseph Smith Worthen and Mary Jane Heap headstone in the St. George City Cemetery in St. George, Utah.

Here is the link to Joseph's page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=38560441

Here is the link to Mary's page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=38560252

They also included some info from the 1880 and 1900 census:

MEMORIES OF MY GRANDFATHER, ISAIAH COX, JR.

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Submitted by joefree on Wed, 2011-06-22 15:07.

by Clesta Worthen Adams

I was around ten years old when Grandpa Cox and Aunt Anna moved to St. George. They had been living in the Moapa Valley, Nevada. I recall him talking about raising cantaloupes. He said the ground got so it didn't produce well - got too hard - so he had the bright idea of plowing straw into the ground, and it produced much better.

He and Aunt Anna built a new home in St. George, in the northwest part of town, and my father and mother built next door to them. Grandpa had an old threshing machine in his yard. He puttered around it a lot, hoping to invent something better. He had a large Asparagus patch in his yard, and walked with his crop to Warren Cox's hotel. He liked to sit on his front porch and read the scriptures. While married to his first wife, Abigail McMullin, he was called on a mission to the Southern states, and his family had a real struggle while he was away. My mother told me how little food they had. She was the oldest girl. He got sick and had to return home.

Information on Abigail McMullin

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Submitted by joefree on Wed, 2011-06-22 15:05.

by Clesta Worthen

Abigail McMullin was born in Payson, Utah County, Utah, 12 November 1861. Daughter of Willard Glover McMullin and Mary Ann Holmes. In December 1862 she moved with her parents, who had been called to colonize the cotton mission, to Harrisburg, Wash Co., Utah. Her father died 18 Oct 1884. Her mother continued to live in Harrisburg for several years and then moved to Leeds, Wash. Co.. She married Isaiah Cox, Jr., 15 November 1882. They were the parent of eight children:

Walter McMullin Cox, born 11 Aug 1883, at Leeds, Washington, Utah
Mary Ann Cox, born 23 Jan 1885, at Harrisburg, Wash., Utah

My Memories of Grandpa Joseph Smith Worthen and Grandma Mary Jane Heap Worthen

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Submitted by joefree on Wed, 2011-06-22 15:02.

by Clesta Worthen Adams

Grandpa Worthen died when I was ten years old. We lived across town from him, and I don't remember visiting with him much after my grandmother died. She died when I had just turned three. When she was alive I remember visiting their home on Sundays quite often. I would usually fall asleep under the table and then have to walk or be carried on and a half miles home. This was before cars, and we had no horses. I distinctly remember on occasion when Grandma gave me a large slice of bread with sugar sprinkled on the top, then she sprinkled a few drops of water on it so the sugar wouldn't fall off. The other thin I remember about grandma was being lifter up to look at her in her coffin.

Joseph Smith Worthen, William Worthen, and Joseph (Dode) Worthen

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Submitted by joefree on Sat, 2008-07-26 12:46.
Joseph Smith Worthen, William Worthen, and Joseph (Dode) Worthen

Written on the back of this print:

St. Geo. Ut. Old Woodward School Building

1- William Worthen - Bill's (W.G.) Father
2- Joseph S. Worthen - Father of William
3- Another son of Joseph, probably Joseph (Dode)

Time 1900 to 1904

(note: view the original, see link at bottom, to see the "1, 2 and 3")

Arched Bridge Built by Willam and William and Bob Worthen Full View

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Submitted by joefree on Sat, 2008-07-26 12:35.
Arched Bridge Built by Willam and William and Bob Worthen Full View

This is the full bridge picture. The red dots are the three talked about, no indication which is which.

The back of the photo is written by Mary Andrus (William Gordello Worthen's Wife) apparently to her children:

Time - 1930
Large round boulders, that had rolled down the mountain were used. Four head of horses used to turn one over to be shaped for use. Johnson brothers were brought in to shoot the boulders into sizes to be shaped and dressed to be laid up properly.
Company furnished room and board. The rooms were tents with wood floors and sides, tent tops.
Weekends Granpa, your daddy and Uncle Bob Worthen came home in their car, either Uncle Bobs or Daddy's.

Arched Bridge Built by Willam and William and Bob Worthen Close up

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Submitted by joefree on Sat, 2008-07-26 12:33.
Arched Bridge Built by Willam and William and Bob Worthen Close up

This is a closeup of just the people in the bridge picture. The red dots are the three talked about, no indication which is which.

The back of the photo is written by Mary Andrus (William Gordello Worthen's Wife) apparently to her children:

Time - 1930
Large round boulders, that had rolled down the mountain were used. Four head of horses used to turn one over to be shaped for use. Johnson brothers were brought in to shoot the boulders into sizes to be shaped and dressed to be laid up properly.
Company furnished room and board. The rooms were tents with wood floors and sides, tent tops.

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