Saturday, September 6, 2008

Grandma Brown's 90th B-day

In the Year of 1918...

Woodrow Wilson was president of the United States,
Thomas R Marshall was the vice president.

Unemployment in the U.S. was 1.4%,
The cost of a first-class postage stamp was 3 cents.

Th Boston Red Sox's defeated the Chicago Cubs in the World Series.
(Their last championship until2004)
The Wimbledon Tennis tournament was not held due to World War I.

World War I had started in June 1914 and ended on November 11, 1918,
The Spanish Flu began, by 1920 over 1/2 million people in the U.S. had died on it.

In Russia, the revolutionists killed the entire family of the Czar.
The Russian Civil War lasted until 1920.

A Gallon of milk cost $.55, a loaf of bread cost $.10.
A Gallon of Gasoline cost $.08, an automobile cost $500.
The first auto in Pomerene was owned by Charles R Scott in 1919.
(The first gas pump was't installed until 1921)
Pomerene got electricity in 1930 and telephones in 1949.

Joseph F. Smith was president of the Church until his death on November 19, 1918.
Heber J. Grant was ordained and set apart as president on November 23, 1918.

Couselors to both President Joseph F. Smith and heber J. Grant in 1918 were Anthon Henrik Lund and Charles William Penrose.

Louie B. Felt, the first General President of the Primary, was still president in 1918. Emmeline B Wells was president of the Relief Society.
(The 5th president of the Relief Society)
Martha H. Tingey was president of the YMMIA (The 2nd president of YWMIA).

San Pedro Ward was organized from the San Pedro Branch on April 30, 1905. It later was taken into the St. David Ward. In 1910 the St. Joseph Stake headquarters were moved to Thatcher, AZ and St. David became part of the Los Angeles District of the Califonia Mission, later the Arizona District of the California Mission.


Come Celebrate with
Clea Curtis Brown as she reaches the milestone of
90 wonderful years!

When: Saturday, September 6, 2008, 12:30 pm – 4 pm
Where: Tempe South Stake Center
1111 E Knox Road*
Tempe, Arizona
What: Potluck lunch, program (at Approx 2:00 pm)
Who: Descendants, Friends, (spread the word!)

Bring: A side dish to share with everyone
Folding Chairs for the outside
(Hawaiian Chicken Salad, Plates, Cups, Utensils,
and Drink will be provided)

If your family would like to prepare a song, poem, or skit for the program, please contact us by August 15.

*Knox Road is south of Warner, north of Ray Road and you must enter off of Rural Road. The Building is next to Corona Del Sol High School.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

"Hi-yo Silver, away!"

Grandpa Brown as the Lone Ranger "Hi-yo Silver, away!". Pioneer Parade in St. David July 24, 1976.

Spencer Brown Family stops by Curt & Sheryl's place in Riverside, CA (Summer of 1977)

Brown Family Reunion on Graham Mountains - Aug 1977

Curtis home in St David in 1971

This was taken at the Curtis home in St David in 1971 (I think that is right because Vern was born in 1971 and he is just a tiny baby in this picture). Grandma Curtis hated to have her picture taken and it wasn’t until this was developed that we realized that she had hidden her face behind one of the grandchildren.

Aunt Terry

More Weddings

Your family picture was taken in St David in August 1975 (Nathan had died in March), the one of your parents is a Polaroid taken in our little living room in 1967 when they were first engaged. For many, many years we didn’t have any pictures from our wedding because we were told that the film got ruined, but some slides finally showed up in a box of things from Pomerene, but we have never printed them (these are odds and ends from my uncle Clarence Darnell in St David).

Aunt Terry


Ben, this blog is really great. It made me go into the old albums for more pictures of the aunts and uncles’ weddings. We were at Randall and Judy’s wedding at the temple, and I remember posing for pictures but we don’t have any. We did not attend their reception in St David because we were blessing Drew the next day.

That’s Dean trying on Emalene’s veil, and that’s my mother holding Dean at Marial’s reception, with my father behind her. This may be the only picture we have of the great-grandparents together, Great-grandma Brown on the left and great-grandparents Curtis on the right.

Aunt Terry