Mother of William Pearce Buried at Strawberry. Ann Mariah (Maria) Thacker Ivie, 85, of Strawberry died at her home on October 4th of arterial schlerotic heart disease.
We have few pioneers who have lived a life so full of adventures as has Mrs. Ivie. She was born in Staffordshire, England November 1, 1849 and came to America at the age of 5 to live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1862, she joined the caravan of Mormon pioneers and crossed the plains many miles on foot to settle in Salt Lake. Shortly afterward she married Joseph E. Myler in Clarkston. Mr. Myler died and she married twice after that in 1889 to James Givens and in 1895 to Hyrum Ivie.
Mrs. Ivie was an untiring worker in the LDS church having done a great deal of temple work while in Salt Lake. She came to Strawberry 29 years ago and has lived there since that time until her death.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Angell of Levan, Utah, Mrs. Julia M. Ivie of Strawberry, three sons, Joseph A. Myler of Pleasant Valley, William Pearce of Vernal and James Givens of Strawberry, 41 grandchildren, 66 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held in the Strawberry Ward Hall Sunday at 2:00 p.m. with interment at the Strawberry Cemetery - Duchesne Record.
-Vernal Express, October 11, 1934
Note: The article left out two husbands, Edward William Pearce and James Harper. ------------------ Deseret News Oct. 6, 1934 page 2; FHLC Microfilm 027,095
Ann Maria T Ivie
Ann Mariah (Maria) T. IVIE, Duchesne-Ann Maria Thacker Ivie, 85, died Thursday. October 4, at her home in Strawberry of heart disease.
Mrs. Ivie was born in Staffordshire, England, and came to America 79(?) years ago, residing in Philadelphia Pa., until 1862, when she crossed the plains, walking most of the way to Salt Lake City.
She was married in Charleston shortly after coming to Utah, to Joseph E. Myler. She had married three times since the death of her first husband. Mrs. Ivie came to Strawberry 29(?) years ago and had lived there since then until her death.
Five Sons and daughters survive: Joseph A. Myler, Pinchot Valley; Mrs. Elizabeth Angell, Levan: Mrs. Julia M. Ivie, Strawberry; William Pearce, Vernal, and James Givens Strawberry: 41 grandchildren 64(?) great-grandchildren and four great-great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be conducted at the Strawberry Ward Hall Sunday at 2 p.m. with interment in the Strawberry Cemetery.
(Also found in Salt Lake Tribune Oct 6th 1934 page 28)
Note: The newspaper film was quite deteriorated with age several places especially with numbers I couldn't quite make out the number and have guessed what they might be.
Interesting side note in the Deseret news for Oct 6th it highlights the LDS world conference taking place and David O. Mckay is called as a member of the 1st Presidency ------------------ She married Joseph Elias on July 11, 1866 in Clarkston, Cache County, Utah. They had three children: Joseph Aaron Myler, Hannah Elizabeth (Lizzie) Myler and Julia Mariah Myler. They divorced.
She married Edward William Pearce September 29, 1873 in Salt Lake City, Utah. To this union the following children were born: William Pearce, Edward Eli Pearce, Rachel Pearce and Adelaide Pearce. They later divorced.
She married James Harper in 1890. They divorced. She married Jim Givens October 12, 1885. She married Hyrum Lewis Ivie December 29, 1894 in Provo, Utah.
Children with Jim Givens: James Albert Givens and Isabell Givens. --------------- Ann Maria (pronounced Mariahr) Thacker was born 1 November 1849 in Willenhall, Staffordshire, England. She was the fourth child born to William and Rachel Tonks Thacker. The family moved around the area where ever her father could find work. He was a locksmith by trade.
Her parents joined the Mormon church in England. When Ann Maria was 6 years old, the family left England and emigrated to America. They booked passage out of Liverpool, England and were to sail in mid May in 1856. But when they went to the dock to board, they found the ship was over booked and so they drew lots to see who would sail then and who would wait for the next ship. They were on the waiting list.
They left England on 31 May 1856 on the sailing ship Wellfleet. With Ann Maria came her parents and sisters, Hannah age 9, and Elizabeth age 4, and a brother, William Timothy, age 1.
They had a smooth crossing but there was no rain and it was hot and sultry. They were crowded into a small space with a lot of other Mormons on their way to Zion. Their leader on board ship was John Aubray. They spent the time singing, holding meetings, helping one another and watching the ocean swell under the boat. They saw great whales and Ann Maria never forgot them.
They landed in Boston, Massachusetts on 13 July, 1856. They went by train to New York City where her Father found work as a locksmith. They remained there for a time and the girls were able to attend school. A sister Eliza Jane, was born in New York City, on 17 November, 1856.
The family moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where both her parents found work in a buckle factory. It fell to the older girls to care for the little ones while the parents worked to save money to come to Utah. The President of the Branch at that time was Karl G. Maesar. John Taylor and George Q. Cannon were the missionaries assigned to that area.
Little Eliza Jane died on 14 August, 1857, and was buried in Philadelphia. Two more daughters were born in Philadelphia; Isabell on 12 July, 1858 and Sarah Ann on 7 January, 1861. Finally they had the money saved to make the trip to Utah. In the spring of 1861, they travelled to Florence, Nebraska where William bought an ox team, wagon and supplies for the long trek across the plains. They started for Utah on 1 July, 1861
in the Captain Joseph Horne company of sixty three wagons and 736 people. Their Mother was a rather large woman and had a nursing baby, so she had to ride in the wagon. All the children walked most of the way across the plains. At night the wolves and coyotes would howl, sometimes coming up close to the wagons looking for food and they were frightening to the small children. She always remembered the great herds of buffalo that would stream across the plains near the wagon train.
They sang, played games, visited with all the other children and made the journey as pleasant as possible. They saw a lot of wild game and their Father shot much of the food they ate. They saw Indians and followed the advice of President Brigham Young to "feed them, don't fight them." They were not molested by any of the Indians they saw along the way.
The weather was blistering hot and no rain had fallen for weeks. Finally a cloud arose in the western sky, a slight wind blew and shortly the rains began to pour down. It rained for five days and they huddled under the wagons to keep as dry as possible. As they neared Fort Bridger, the Wagon Master cautioned them to be quiet, not to speak or make any noise at all and they passed by the fort unnoticed by the soldiers stationed there. They feared the soldiers more than the Indians.
They were a tired group of people when they arrived in the Salt Lake valley on 13 September 1861. Many wagon trains were arriving and the authorities could not keep track of all of them. It was hot and dry the day they arrived and they were two days later than they had expected to be. They were running short of food, but President Young sent supplies to help them out.
They lived in Salt Lake City for a time in an adobe house on North Temple Street west of Temple Square. William worked for President Young in his shop making square nails for the Salt Lake Theater building. The children went to school with President Young's children. Education was always important to the members of the Church. The baby Sarah Ann, died on 5 Nov 1861 and was buried in the Salt Lake City cemetery. A brother Charles Edwin, was born on 18 August, 1862 in Salt Lake City.
The family moved to Cache valley in 1864 to better their circumstances. Their Father wanted to get some land to farm to better provide for his family. They first lived in Logan where Frederick Albert was born on 22 October 1864. The family moved to Clarkston where William farmed with the aid of his children, especially his oldest son, William Timothy, who was now ten years old. William took any job he could find to help his family and he was a good blacksmith.
While they were living in Clarkston, the older girls grew into teenagers. The Myler family came into their lives and both families loved to dance and have fun parties. The Myler boys were the fiddlers and the dances often lasted until daylight. The Myler boys dated Elizabeth and Maria. Ann Maria and Joseph Elias Myler fell in love. They were married in Clarkston on 11 July 1866. They were sealed in the Endowment House in Salt Lake City on 9 February 1869.
They became the parents of three children; Joseph Aaron born 1 Aug 1867 Hannah Elizabeth born 19 Aug 1869 Julia Maria born 6 Jan 1872 Ann Maria loved her husband with all her heart and was happy.
-Taken from The Thacker Book by Mae Thacker Wright, Doris Thacker Gardner and Wesley and Carl Carter ------------- Children not listed below: Joseph Aaron Myler