Friday, December 26, 2008

Robert Ingersol Munn 1881-1956 Verna Belle Harris 1886-1953

Robert Ingersol Munn
Robert Ingersol Munn 
Born 14 Oct 1881 in Hooper, Weber, Utah (at the time it was part of Davis county)
Parents Edward Frederick Munn and Sarah Ann Pearson
Occupation:  Farmer
Married 1) Verna Belle Harris 1 Jun 1904 Layton, Davis, Utah
The story:  He met her in Weber Canyon at Strawberry Bridge where he politely pumped some water for her at a celebration.  Due to the fact he had to travel by horse and buggy, their courtship was short.  Verna's uncle (Bishop) Daniel Harris performed the ceremony. 
2) Melvie Manning 19 October 1955 Hooper, Weber, Utah
Note:  He lived less than three months after they married
Died 2 Jan 1956 Dee Memorial Hospital, Ogden, Weber, Utah
COD: Generalized Peritonitis due to Colon resection
Burial:  Hooper Cemetery, Hooper, Davis, Utah
Robert Ingersol Munn headstone
1900 US Census for Hooper, Davis, Utah sheet 5A (as son)
Note:  His middle name is given as "J" in the Census
1910 US Census for Hooper, Davis, Utah page 3 (age 27)
1920 US Census for Davis County, Utah sheet 10 (age 38)
1930 US Census for West Point, Davis, Utah (age 48)
1940 US Census for West Point, Davis, Utah (age 58)
WW1 Draft Registration (see photos)
Marriage:  Utah Marriages 1887-1966 Film 1324669 Batch M74769-9
Deceased LDS member record
Obituary: Ogden Standard Examiner 3 Jan 1956 page 11
Utah Death Certificate

Verna Belle Harris
Verna Belle Harris
Born 3 Sep 1886 in Layton, Davis, Utah
Parents:  Thomas Eagles Harris and Mary Ann Nichols
Activities: Daughters of Utah Pioneers Camp U, President and Vice president of Women's local Farm Bureau, loved drama, sewing, gardening (she won awards at the flower shows)
Note:  When Verna was 15 or 16, she had a steady boyfriend (John Jacob Fife) who lived in Clinton, Utah.  He left on a mission a few months after they met and he took sick in the mission field and died.
Died 7 Dec 1953 Hooper, Davis, Utah
COD: Cancer
Buried Hooper Cemetery, Hooper, Weber, Utah
Obituary:  Ogden Standard Examiner 8 Dec 1953
Marriage to Robert: Utah Marriages 1887-1966 Film 1324669 Batch M74769-9
Verna Belle Harris Munn headstone
1910 US Census for South Hooper, David, Utah pg 3 (age 23)
1920 US Census for Hooper, Davis, Utah sheet 10 (age 33)
1930 US Census for West Point, Davis, Utah (age 43)
1940 US Census for West Point, Davis, Utah (age 58)
Deceased LDS member record

Verna Leoan Munn Harmer
Verna Leoan Munn (went by Leoan - pronounced Lee-own)
Born 30 Jan 1905 Layton, Davis, Utah
Occupation:  Teacher
Married 1) Bergess (Bert) Elmo Harmer 12 Jun 1928, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Note:  her name is misspelled as Levan in marriage record.  Bergess died in 1937 in Hazen, Nevada (Ogden Standard Examiner Obituary 15 Mar 1937)
Children:  Leoann, Carolyn
2) Ray Carroll Marston 8 Jul 1938
Bert Harmer
Note:  She was his second wife.  He died a few months after they married 
Verna Leoan Munn Burningham Harmer
3) Harry Burningham 26 Jun 1944
Died 8 Nov 1996 Los Angeles, California
Buried Aultorest Memorial Park, Ogden, Weber, Utah

Marriage to Bergess: Utah Marriages 1887-1966 Film 1324683 Batch M74789-9 Reference # 5949
1910 US Census for South Hooper, David, Utah pg 3
1920 US Census for Hooper, Davis, Utah sheet 10
1930 US Census for Lucin, Box Elder, Utah (age 25, as Leoan Harmer)
1940 US Census for West Point, Davis, Utah (age 35, as Leoann Marston)
Othella Robert Munn
Othella Robert (not Othello) Munn
Born 9 Oct 1906 West Point, Davis, Utah
Married 1) Belva Jay 29 Nov 1930 Ogden, Weber, Utah (Divorced)
2) Mabel Goodrick 31 Oct 1944 (Divorced)
Children:  2
3) Delores Henrio? (Divorced)
Died 11 Nov 1974 Nursing Home, Ogden, Weber, Utah
Buried 17 Nov 1974 Hooper Cemetery, Hooper, Weber, Utah
Othella R. Munn
Othella Robert Munn
Othella Robert Munn headstone
OGDEN — Othella Robert Mum, 88,Ogdcn, died Nov. 11,1974, in an Ogden
nursing home after a long Illness. Born Oct. 9,1904, Ogden, to Robert I.and Verna Harris Munn. Married Mabel Goodrick; divorced. Lift operator, Hill Air Force Base. Member LDS Church; Eagles.Survivors: daughters, Mrs. Dennis (Sharyol) Mansfield, Mrs. Kevin (Caryol) Patterson, both Roy; stepson, stepdaughter, Gary Henrio, Clearfield; Mrs. Roberta Rhees, Uintah,Weber County; 3 grandchildren; brother, sisters, Lorin E., Mrs. Samuel (Thora) Moore, both Nyssa,Ore.; Mrs. Leoan Burningham, Hooper, Weber County; Mrs. Clark (Florence) Taylor, South Ogden; Mrs.Blaine (Velma) Fisher, West Point, Davis County. Funeral Thursday 1 p.m., Hooper 1st LDS Ward Chapel. Friends call Myers Mortuary, Roy, Wednesday 4-8 p.m.,at the chapel 1 hour before services.Burial, Hooper City Cemetery.
Marriage to Belva: Utah Marriages 1887-1966 Film 1324689 Batch M74776-5
LDS deceased member record
1910 US Census for South Hooper, David, Utah pg 3
1920 US Census for Hooper, Davis, Utah sheet 10 (age 12)
1930 US Census for West Point, Davis, Utah (age 23)
1940 US Census for West Point, Davis, Utah (age 33)
SS Death Index (his name is spelled Othello on the record)
Obituary in Salt Lake Tribune 12 Nov 1974 page 26
Pic of grave:

Florence Mary Munn
*Florence Mary Munn
Born 23 Jan 1912 in Hooper, Davis, Utah
Married: Clark William Taylor 28 May 1928 Ogden, Weber, Utah
Occupation:  Teacher
Children: Stanton, 3 others
Died 13 Sep 2001 Ogden, Weber, Utah (at home of her daughter)
Buried:  Aultorest Memorial Park, Ogden, Weber, Utah
1920 US Census for Hooper, Davis, Utah sheet 10 (age 7)
1930 US Census for West Point, Davis, Utah (age 18)
1940 US Census for Plain City, Weber, Utah (age 28, married)
LDS deceased member record
Florence Munn Taylor and Clark Taylor headstone
Article in Standard Examiner 8 Oct 1944 page 20 states the following:
West Point Reports Social Events
WEST POINT — S1/C Fisher, husband of Mrs.Munn Fisher, is home on leave from Miami, Fla.
S2/C Clark Taylor, husband of Mrs. Florence Munn Taylor, was home on
leave last week. Seaman Taylor has been aboard a destroyer and in four major battles in the Pacific. He left for duty Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Munn entertained with a family dinner last Sunday afternoon in honor of Seaman Fisher and Seaman Taylor. Twenty-nine guests were present.
Personal knowledge
Funeral Program
Born 17 Apr 1914 Hooper, Davis, Utah
Married: Samuel Lionel Moore 8 Feb 1934, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Children:  Gerald, Jack, Colleen
Died 4 Jul 2001 Nyssa, Oregon
Buried Nyssa Cemetery, Nyssa, Oregon
Thora Harris Munn Moore, 87, Nyssa, beloved mother and grandmother, died 4 July 2001 of natural causes.Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Nyssa Stake Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Bishop Cecil Blair conducting.  Burial will follow in the Nyssa Cemetery under the direction of Lienkaemper Chapel, Nyssa.
Thora Harris Munn and Samuel L Moore headstone
Thora was born April 17, 1914 in Hooper, Utah, the daughter of Robert and
Verna Munn, and she was raised and educated in Hooper.  Thora met Samuel Moore at a community dance and February 8, 1934, they were sealed for time and eternity in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.  
The Moores farmed in Utah for several years and moved to Nyssa in 1956.  For three years they lived and worked in Ontario, finally settling in Nyssa and working on their daughter's farm. 
Thora Harris Munn  and Samuel Moore
Thora was an active member of the LDS church and served in many teaching and leadership capacities until ill health made it impossible for her to continue.  Her favorite hobbies were fishing and family history.  Thora spent many hours searching out and writing histories for her deceased loved ones.
Thora is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law Gerald and Sally Moore of Fruitland, and Jack and Pam Moore of Idaho Falls; a daughter and son-in-law, C.R. and Colleen Kesler, of Nyssa, 15 grandchildren, 54 great grandchildren, and two sisters, Florence Taylor and Velma Fisher of Ogden, Utah.  Thora is preceded in death by her parents, husband, three brothers, and a sister.
Friends may call from 7 to 9pm today at Lienkaemper Chapel, 207 Ehrgood Ave., Nyssa, and from 9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.Monday prior to the services at the Nyssa LDS Stake Center.
Thora will always be remembered for her good sense of humor and her love for her family.  
1920 US Census for Hooper, Davis, Utah sheet 10 (age 5)
1930 US Census for West Point, Davis, Utah (age 15)
1940 US Census for South Weber, Davis, Utah (age 25, married)
LDS deceased member record
Wedding announcement:  Ogden Standard Examiner 25 Feb 1934 p 19
Obituary: Argus Observer, Ontario, Oregon Sunday 8 July 2001 Edition
Social Security Death Index

Lorin E Munn

Lorin E Munn 
Born 4 Oct 1918 in Hooper, Weber, Utah
Married: Fay Cora Stark 3 Jun 1936, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Children:  Robert, Marilyn, Elaine, Duane, Jean
17 Feb 1954:  moved to Nyssa, Oregon
LDS Mission with his wife to Holbrook, Arizona
Died: 31 Aug 1999 Benton, Washington
Buried Prosser Cemetery, Prosser, Benton, Washington
Marriage:  Western States Marriage Index ID# 326078
1920 US Census for Hooper, Davis, Utah sheet 10 (age 3)
1930 US Census for West Point, Davis, Utah (age 13)
1940 US Census for West Point, Davis, Utah (age 23, married)
Article:  "Whatever Became Of Lorin E Munn" which was written by Hooper LDS church members
LDS deceased member record

Velma Irene Munn 
Velma Irene Munn
Born 29 Sep 1918 in Hooper,Weber, Utah
Award:  Queen of Hooper's Tomato Day Celebration
Velma Irene Munn Fisher and Blaine D Fisher headstone
Occupation: Grocers
Married: Blaine Delmar Fisher 16 Dec 1938 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Children: Mary Beth, 5 more
Died 28 Mar 2005 West Point, Utah
Burial:  West Point Cemetery, West Point, Utah
Tomato Day Queen info: Ogden Standard Examiner 5 Sep 1936 page 10
1920 US Census for Hooper, Davis, Utah sheet 10 (age 1)
Blaine Delmar Fisher
1930 US Census for West Point, Davis, Utah (age 11)
1940 US Census for West point, davis, Utah (age 21, married and living with Blaine's mother)
Wedding announcement in Ogden Standard Examiner 25 Dec 1938 page 14 reported: Velma Munn and Blaine Fisher Are Wed In Temple
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Munn of Hooper, announce the marriage of their daughter, Velma, to Blaine D. Fisher, son of Mrs. Lavina Fisher of West Point. The wedding took place in the L. D. S. temple at Salt Lake City December 16. Following the ceremony a reception was held, in the ward recreational hall for the couple. A large Christmas tree beautifully lighted added color to the hall resplendent with other appropriate adornments.A large number of friends and relatives attended the affair. The bride was elected queen of the tomato festival held at Hooper two years ago
Obituary:  Ogden Standard Examiner
LDS deceased member record
Pic of headstone:
Oral H Munn  in March 1946
Oral H Munn 
Jessie Browning
Born 24 May 1921 in Hooper, Weber, Utah
Married: Jessie Browning 10 Jun 1938 Riverdale, Weber, Utah
Children:  Claire and Wayne
Died 3 Oct 1960 Veteran's Hospital, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Oral Munn Headstone
Note:  He was injured on the job in 1954, sustaining severe brain injuries when struck by a falling steel beam, causing him to fall while working on First Security Bank in Salt Lake City and never fully recovered.
Military: Navy, WW2 Inducted 8 Feb 1945 and honorably discharged 23 Nov 1945 in Shoemaker, California

Obituary from Ogden Standard Examiner:
Oral H. Munn, 39, 3882 Grandview, died Monday in the Veterans Hospital in Salt Lake City. Mr. Munn was born May 24, 1921, in Hooper, a son of Robert I. and Verna Harris Munn. He lived in Hooper until 1946 and later in Oregon and Montana. He moved to Salt Lake City six years ago. On June 10, 1939, he married Jessie Browning in Riverdale. He had been an iron worker from the American Bridge Co. and was a member of the Iron Workers Union. He was a member of the LDS Church. During World War II, he served in the Navy. Surviving are his widow, four sons, Wayne, M. Munn, with the Army at Ellsworth Air Force Base, Rapid City, S. D.; Lynn R. Munn, Rick 0. Munn, Shane Munn, all of Ogden; two daughters. Mrs. Bryan (Jacqueline Joy) Bickmore, Salt Lake City; Miss Sandra Sue Munn, Ogden; two brothers, Othella Munn, Roy; Lorin Munn, Nyssa, Ore., four sisters, Mrs. Harry (Leonal Burninghain, Hooper; Mrs. Clark (Florence) Taylor, South - Ogden; Mrs.Sam (Thora) Moore. Nyssa; Mrs. Elaine (Velma) Fisher, West Point. Funeral services will be conducted: Thursday at 1 p.m. in Lindquist and Sons Colonial Chapel by Bishop D. Norman Read of the LDS Hooper First Ward. Friends may call at the mortuary Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m.and Thursday prior to services. Interment in Hooper Cemetery.
1930 US Census for West Point, Davis, Utah (age 8)
1940 US Census for West Point, Davis, Utah (age 19, married) 
Veterans with Federal Service Buried in Utah Territorial to 1966
Article in Ogden Standard Examiner  12 Aug 1945 about Oral and his Military training:
Utah Military Records
Marriage License permit for Oral and Jessie in Ogden Standard Examiner announced in 11 Jun 1939 issue page 4
LDS deceased member record
Article in paper about Oral after his injury: 12 Nov 1954 (Ogden Standard Examiner) page 13 Ex-Hooper Ex-Hooper Man in 'Critical Condition With Head Injury
HOOPER — Oral H. Munn, recently of Hooper, is s t i l l in very critical condition in a Salt Lake City hospital after being struck in the head last week by a 1,000-pound steel beam, crushing his skull. The Munn family lost their eldest son in an automobile accident last summer in Washington. Mr. Munn and his family moved to Salt Lake City just three weeks ago. He has not regained consciousness since the mishap.
Article in paper about Oral's DUI: 9 Dec 1946 (Ogden Standard Examiner) Two motorists drew stiff penalties in city court today on their pleas of guilty. Oral Munn, 25, Hooper, charged with drunken driving and hit-run driving, was sentenced by Judge J. Quill Nebeker to pay a total fine of $350 or serve 175 days in jail. Traffic Sergeant T. Clark Olsen said Munn December 7 drove his car into one operated by Olaf Lassen at twenty-second and Monroe, continued on without stopping and smashed into two other vehicles at Jackson and twenty-second, No injuries were reported.  
Update in Ogden Standard Examiner about Oral's accident: 20 Jan 1955 page 7 Oral H. Munn, Hooper, still in very serious condition in a Salt Lake City hospital following an accident 10 weeks ago in which a 1000-pound steel beam struck him on the head while he was working with a construction crew. Mr. Munn has still not regained consciousness from the blow.

1 comment:

  1. Hi I'm descended from Edward's sister that stayed behind in England when Edward went to the US. I've got lots more information on the family, though I've not been able to confirm some of the information you are quoting. Would love to swap info!