Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Edward Fredrick Munn 1833-1913 Sarah Ann Pearson 1839-1926

Background: The Munn's were from Worcester and moved to Birmingham sometime before coming to America. It was the Pearson side that was from Wiltshire. I have seen a lot of duplication of the incorrect data.
STORY: When I spoke to my gmother (Florence Munn Taylor) years ago, she mentioned that two of Edward's brothers paid for him to come to America and were never heard from again.




Edward Fredrick Munn
Born 8 Dec 1833 Birmingham, Warwick, England
Note: alternate birthdate 9 Dec 1834
Parents Eli Munn and Sarah Ann Weston
Occupation:  Farmer
Married Sarah Ann Pearson 13 Aug 1859 Scotts Bluff, Nebraska
Note:  Alternate marriage place Sweetwater, Wyoming
The following is a life sketch of this couple as told by their son, Robert.  My corrections are in blue

Edward Fredrick Munn, born Dec 8 1833

At the age of 23, Edward was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, in Warwickshire, England, in the year of 1856.  (Later, he would apostatize.) He immigrated all alone from the family in 1857.  He built a little trading post and store on the North Platte River in Nebraska.  He did not build the trading post by himself.  He was a partner in the store and the bridge.  He also built a toll bridge in which he charged fifty cents a wagon to cross.  He had many experiences, especially trading hides and pelts with the Indians.  But for a young man with no family behind him, he did very well.  

Sarah Ann Pearson born Oct 13, 1839 in Oakley (Oaksey), Wilshire(Wiltshire), England, a daughter of Joshua Pearson and Sarah Ann Jeffcott. She was baptized at the age of 16, in 1856.  She came with her mother to USA April 1859. Sarah was married to Richard before she left England  Her mother fell in love with Richard Jones, whom she married later on in the same year.  

Sarah Ann, the youngest of three children, with her mother, left with George Rowley Handcart company along with many more Pioneers on July 4, 1859.  She was then 20 years old.  When they came to the North Platt River, she met Edward Fredrick Munn, and they immediately fell in love.  She stayed and they were married Aug 13, 1859.  The following May in 1860 they came to Utah on a stage coach.  They had known each other in England, but it wasn't until they met at Nebraska, they fell in love.

After they came to Utah, they had many heartaches.  One of them was trying to deal with Indians who stole their horses and supplies.  "If you ever gave an Indian a cup of sugar, you had to give them all, or they would rob you anyway." 

They settled just north of Salt Lake City, where their first child was born.  He was named after his father and called Ed.  They farmed there and sold lots of garden stuff.  Later they moved to Bountiful, where Sarah Ann, who was named for her mother and called Sadie; and another son, Joseph, was born.  They moved to Montpelier, Idaho where they raised lots of hay and grain.  They were there from 1865 to 1874.(He and his family were in Utah in the 1870 Census and he was head of his household, so the dates are a bit off) And four more children were born; Eli, Richard, Charles, and Angelina.  From there they moved to Hooper, Utah in 1874 and in 1875 a baby William was born and died.  Francis, Thomas, Robert, and Olive were all born in Hooper.

Life Note: Edward supposedly had a finger amputated because his finger got caught on a bolt in  timber he was unloading from rail cars.  Feeling OSL was negligent in not removing the bolts and nails from the timber, he sued Oregon Short Line for $1500 and was eventually awarded $120.  Another article, this one entitled 'Court Notes' was printed by the same local paper and it claims his finger was 'lacerated' which is a far cry from being crushed so, again, one must remember that the papers are products of an earlier time - late 1880's and early 1900's.  The reporters were obviously not required to verify facts. 
  
One winter they had 70 head of cattle who got into grub-prickly-pears. They lost 35 head.  They also were farming and trapping.  They lived in a one room log cabin with a lean-to on it with 11 children, (Olive was nearly a year old before Ed got married).

They burned brush to keep warm.  The closest wood was at the Weber Canyon, for there were no trees at all and no water but springs.

Most of the sewing was done at night, being the only time available.  They used home made wax candles and ground grain to keep alive.  The herd house was the first in Hooper to be built.  It was near their home.  A monument was erected there.  Temple work done by his son Robert and Robert's wife, Verna.

Note:  When he had a heart attack, his youngest daughter, Grace and her second husband came to  live with her parents to help her mother take care of Edward.  

Died 14 Nov 1913 West Point, Davis, Utah (Paresis)
Buried: 16 Nov 1913 West Point Cemetery, Weber, Utah
Sources
1870 US Census for Utah (age 34)
1880 US Census for Hooper, Weber, Utah page 515A (age 46)
1900 US Census for Hooper, Utah page 5A (age 67)
Utah Death Certificate
Note:  His death certificate has the incorrect information - claims his father was Joshua Munn and his mother was Sarah.  This was likely because his wife was the informant and when asked, she gave the name of her own parents.
1910 US Census for South Hooper, Davis, Utah page 3 (age 76)
Picture of headstone: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=146862
Pictures:  Family Search
Funeral Program



Sarah Ann Pearson
Born: 13 Oct 1839 Oaksey, Wiltshire, England
Parents: Joshua Pearson Sr and Sarah Ann Jeffcott
Immigrated to USA April 1857 with her mother, sister, and stepfather
Emigrated to Utah 1857 George Rowley Handcart Company
Died: 15 Jan 1926 Hooper, Davis, Utah (Myocardatis with acute dilation, Grippe)
Buried: 19 Jan 1926 West Point Cemetery, Weber, Utah


Her signature is on her husband's death certificate and I copied it here so people could have a look at her penmanship and note that her last name is signed 'Munns' not Munn.  This can be significant when looking for relatives.
Sources
Pictures:  Family Search
Headstone: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=146861
1870 US Census for Utah (age 31)
1880 US Census for Hooper, Weber, Utah, page 515A (age 41)
1900 US Census for Hooper, Utah, page 5A (age 61)
1910 US Census for South Hooper, Davis, Utah (age 70)
1920 US Census for Davis County, Utah (age 80, widowed, living with daughter Olive and family)
Obituary:  Salt Lake Tribune 17 Jan 1925 page 14
Utah Death Certificate Note: her father's name on the death certificate is incorrectly listed as John Pearson - it should be Joshua Pearson and her husband's name is incorrect as Robert F Munn instead of Edward F Munn.

Edward Frederick Munn (Jr)
Born 4 Jul 1860 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Note: "Junior" was perhaps added by others to differentiate between the Edwards. It doesn't show up on the death certificate
Occupation: Steam Railroad Day Laborer
Married: Anna Larsen (divorced)
Children: Clyde, Eugene, Ida 
Died: 17 Apr 1939 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
COD: Hypostatic pneumonia, incarcerated hernia
Buried West Point Cemetery, Hooper, Davis, Utah
Sources
1870 US Census for Utah (age 10) 
1880 US Census for Hooper, Weber, Utah page 515A (age 19)
Note:  In this census, his name is listed as T. Edward Munn
1900 US Census for Salt Lake City, Utah (living with sister Sadie's family) page 1A
1920 US Census for Salt Lake City, Utah (age 59) page 7
1930 US Census for Salt Lake City, Utah (age 65, listed as married instead of divorced, his son Clyde and daughter-in-law are living with him)
Picture of headstone: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=146860
Pictures:  Family Search
Utah Death Certificates for both Edward Jr. and Anna
Sara Ann (Sadie) Munn
Born 22 Mar 1862 Bountiful, Davis, Utah
Married: Jonathan Chatterton 12 Sep 1886 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Children: Edward, Jonathan, Maude, Myrtle, Byron, Pearl, Joseph, Grant, Vivien, Dorothy
Died: 3 Jun 1939 Salt Lake General Hospital, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
COD: Lobar Pneumonia
Buried: 6 Jun 1939 Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah,  Plot: R 7 6 2E N2
Sources
Headstone: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=74007490
Utah Death certificates for both Sara and Johnathan.
Online website for their family is www.liedtkeclan.000webhost.info/historychat, which includes some pictures and information.
1870 US Census for Utah (age 8)
1880 US Census for Hooper, Weber, Utah page 515A (age 17)
1900 US Census for Salt Lake City, Utah Sheet 1A (mother of 7 children, 3 are still alive)
1910 US Census for Vernon, Tooele, Utah page 7 (age 40)
Note:  Surname listed as Catterton in Census
1920 US Census for Davis County, Utah page 9 (age 53)
Note:  Surname listed as Chalterton in Census
1930 US Census for Sandy, Salt Lake, Utah page 8A (age 65)
Note:  Surname listed as Chatterton in Census
Joseph Munn
Born 6 Jun 1864 Bountiful, Davis, Utah
Married (1) Blanche Warner 28 Dec 1892 Malad, Oneida, Idaho
Children: Earl
(2) Elizabeth (Lizzie) Bolingbroke 1 Jan 1901 Malad, Oneida, Idaho
Children: LaVern
(3) Grace Ann Coddington 15 Dec 1904 Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho
Children:  Calvin, Ethel, Charles, Budlow
Died 17 Dec 1945 Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho
Buried Mt View Cemetery, Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho Plot 32W-16-10
Sources
Marriage to Blanche:  Idaho Marriages Batch M73003-1
Marriage to Lizzie: Western States Marriage Index Vol 1 p 84
Marriage to Grace:  Western States Marriage Index Vol 3 p 158
Obituary in Ogden Standard Examiner
Picture of headstone: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=43130360
1870 US Census for Utah (age 6)
1880 US Census for Hooper, Weber, Utah page 515A (age 16)
1910 US Census for Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho page 33 (age 45)
1930 US Census for Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho (age 65, with Grace)
1940 US Census For Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho page 3B (age 76, with Grace, daughter and gchildren)
Note:  name given as "Joe" in Census
Eli Munn
Born: 27 Mar 1866 Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho
Died 1 March 1895
Note: I did not find him on any other census other than those listed. I don't know if he ever married or what happened to him
Sources
1870 US Census for Utah (age 5)
1880 US Census for Hooper, Weber, Utah page 515A (age 14)
Joshua Richard Munn
Born 12 Aug 1868 Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho
Married: Catherine (Kate) Taylor 26 Sep 1894
Children:  Ida, Sherman, Pearl, Clifton 
Died 3 Feb 1952  Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho
Buried Mt View Cemetery, Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho
Sources
1870 US Census for Utah (age 2)
1880 US Census for Hooper, Weber, Utah page 515A (age 12)
1900 US Census for American Falls, Idaho Sheet 10A
1910 US Census for American Falls, Oneida, Idaho (age 42)
1920 US Census for Bannock County, Idaho (age 50) 
1930 US Census for Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho (age 62)
Note:  widowed daughter (Ida) and grandson living with them
1940 US Census for Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho (age 70, widowed)
Note:  his grandchildren are living with him
Obituary in Salt Lake Tribune 4 Feb 1952 page 21
Headstone:  http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=43871048
Charles Cause Munn
Born 22 Nov 1870 Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho
Occupation:  Owned and operated a Ranch a few miles outside of Pocatello
Married: 1) Mary Mullen 1891
2) Mrs. Mary Dicker 3 Jul 1901 Ogden, Weber, Utah
Note:  These two marriages may be the same woman
Died: 4 Jul 1908 Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho (age 39)
COD: Thrown from horse 
Buried Mt View Cemetery, Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho Plot 2E-23-10
Sources:
1880 US Census for Hooper, Weber, Utah page 515A (age 10)
Marriage to Mary Dicker: Utah Marriages from 1887-1966 Film 1324665 Batch M74769-5
1900 US Census for Malad, Oneida, Idaho Sheet 10A Note:  a servant by the name of Mary Verlz is listed as living with him, but he is also listed as single
Headstone: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=43130354
Picture:  Family Search
Idaho Deaths and Burials 1907-1965 Film 1527295 Batch B73337-9 Reference Number: p 4 rn 147
His death:  Article in Idaho State Journal 17 Aug 1958 page 4 (From 50 Years Ago)
Angelina (Angie) Munn 
Born: 18 Mar 1874 Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho
Married: Otis Lorin Russell 7 May 1898 Ogden, Weber, Utah
Children:  Raymond, Otis
Died: 19 Apr 1942 Tooele, Tooele, Utah
Note: Her death certificate was issued under the name of Anglin Lund Russell. Her husband's name is misspelled on his death certificate as well. Her father's name is incorrectly listed as Edward L. Lund
Buried Tooele City Cemetery, Tooele, Tooele, Utah
Sources
Headstone:  http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=88059
1880 US Census for Hooper, Weber, Utah page 515A (age 7)
1910 US Census for Hooper, Davis, Utah page 3 (age 35)
Note:  name misspelled Anglin on record
1920 US Census for Davis County, Utah Sheet 9
Note:  name listed as Angie
1930 US Census for Tooele, Tooele, Utah (age 50)
1940 US Census for Tooele, Tooele, Utah page 15A  (age 66)
Note:  name spelled Angaline in Census
Utah Death Certificates for both Angelina and Otis.
William Munn
Born and died: 2 Aug 1875 Hooper, Weber, Utah
Sources
Memorial: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=121410507
Francis Elizabeth Munn
Born: 29 Aug 1876 Hooper, Weber, Utah
Married: Stephen Daniel Donoviel 11 Jul 1899 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Children:  Edward, Nellie, Phyllis, Julia, Lawrence, Stephen, Wesley, Cleo, Frank
Died: 19 Dec 1970 St Benedicts Hospital, Ogden, Ogden, Utah
Buried:  Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, Plot: J-1-35-7W2
Note:  have requested photo of headstone
Sources
Marriage:  Utah Marriages 1887-1966 Film 429057 Batch M73739-9 p 414 cn 8426
1880 US Census for Hooper, Weber, Utah page 515A (age 4)
1910 US Census for Ogden, Weber, Utah page 5 (age 30)
Note:  surname spelled Donoval
1920 US Census for Ogden, Weber, Utah (age 41)
1930 US Census for Ogden, Weber, Utah (age 49)
1940 US Census for Ogden, Weber, Utah (age 61)
Obituary
Memorial:  http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=101312113

Thomas Payne Munn
Born 22 Feb 1879 Hooper, Davis, Utah
Occupation:  Farmer (until he was put into the insane asylum)
Single at time of death
Died: 18 Nov 1944 Utah State Hospital, Provo, Utah, Utah
COD: Pyelo-Nephrosis (disease of the pelvis of the kidney)

Informant on Death Certificate:  Esther Jost (likely a member of the staff at the hospital)  
Buried: West Point Cemetery, Hooper, Davis, Utah, Plot 055A
Sources
WW1 Draft Registration taken 12 Sep 1918 while he was at the Utah State Mental Hospital.  It describes him as 35 years old,  short, medium build, grey eyes, black hair, and insane.
1880 US Census for Hooper, Davis, Utah page 515A (age 1)
1900 US Census Hooper, Davis, Utah (age 21, with parents)
1920 US Census Utah State Mental Hospital, Provo, Provo, Utah, page 8A (age 35, patient)
Note:  his age should be 41
1930 US Census Utah State Mental Hospital, Provo, Provo,
Utah, page 8A (age 48, inmate)
Note:  he should be 51
1940 US Census Utah State Mental Hospital, Provo, Provo, Utah (age 58, inmate)
Note:  he should be 61
Obituary
Utah Death Certificate
Picture of headstone: http://www.findagrave.com/
Picture of Utah Hospital/Provo  (the picture was taken in 1910): http://contentdm.uvu.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/ProvoLib/id/241/rec/6
A video on the hospital's history:  http://www.ush.utah.gov/dvd_the_utah_state_hospital.html
*Robert Ingersoll Munn
Born 14 Oct 1881 Hooper, Davis, Utah
Married: Verna Bell Harris 1 Jun 1904 Layton, Davis, Utah
Children: Verna, Othella, Florence, Thora, Lorin, Velma, Oral
Died: 2 Jan 1956 Ogden, Weber, Utah
Buried Hooper Cemetery, Hooper, Weber, Utah
Sources
LDS Church deceased member record
1900 US Census for Davis County, Utah sheet 5A (as a son)
1910 US Census for Hooper, Davis, Utah page 3 (age 27)
1920 US Census for Clearfield, Davis, Utah sheet 10 (age 38)
1930 US Census for West Point, Davis, Utah Sheet 1B (age 48)
1940 US Census for West Point, Davis, Utah Sheet 2B (age 58)
Marriage:  Utah Marriages 1887-1966 Film 1324669 batch
M74769-9
WW1 Draft Registration Card
Death certificates for both
Obituary for Verna
Wedding picture: Copy my grandmother(Florence Munn) made
Headstone:  http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26749249


Olive Grace Munn
Born 26 Sep 1883 Hooper, Davis, Utah
Married (1) George Alvin Craythorn 17 Mar 1904 Ogden, Weber, Utah
Children: Della, George
I heard Olive and George were divorced, but the truth, written by Olive herself in 1956 states that:
Olive Grace <i>Munn</i> BeasleyGeorge had driven a team of horses to Ogden ( this being our only means of transportation at the time ) to obtain medicine for our baby Ray, who had been ill for several weeks. As he approached the railroad yards in West Ogden, a train whistled and frightened the horses, causing them to run and throw George on to the railroad tracks. The injury received resulted in his tragic death. Our baby, Ray, died three days after his father was killed. Husband and son were buried together in the same casket. They were laid to rest in the Hooper cemetery.
(2) George Leroy (Roy) Beasley 1 Dec 1909 Ogden, Weber, Utah
Children: Francis, Irma, Velda, Velma, Sarah, Quentin
Died 26 May 1970 Nursing Home, Ogden, Weber, Utah
Buried Hooper Cemetery, Hooper, Weber, Utah
Sources
Marriage to George Craythorn:  Utah Marriages 1887-1966 Film 1324669 Batch M74769-9 reference 2165
Marriage to Roy Beasley: Utah Marriages 1887-1966 Film 1324679 Batch M74790-1 reference 4856 p 181bF
1910 US Census for Willard, Box Elder, Utah, page 10 (age 26)
1920 US Census for Davis County, Utah, Sheet 10 (age 36)
1930 US Census West Point, Weber, Utah (age 46)
1940 US Census West Point, Weber, Utah (age 56)
Deceased LDS member record
Her personal history (1956) shared on Family Search
Headstone: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=28643684

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  2. I have tried to make contact, but have not been able to get an email through to you.

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  3. I am looking for pictures of the Edward Frederick Munn family. I need one of Edward Frederick Munn Jr., Sara Ann, Eli ,Charles, Thomas, If you could help me with this it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
    Lana Widdison great grand daughter of Olive Munn Beasley

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  4. Lana,

    Unfortunately, what you see is all I have. If you find someone that has them, let me know so I can share them with the world.

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