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Ann Louise Hayes Barkdull
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Birth: Aug. 31, 1906
Bear Lake County
Idaho, USA
Death: Nov. 30, 1987
Bear Lake County
Idaho, USA

D: 128334
Last Name: Barkdull
First Name: Ann Louise
Gender: F
Cemetery: Georgetown, Idaho
Birth Date: 31 Aug 1906
Birth Place: Georgetown, Idaho
Date Died: 30 Nov 1987
Death Place: Montpelier, Idaho
Father: Horace Hayes
Mother: Alice Ann Roberts
Spouse: Milford Leo Barkdull.
Sources: Georgetown Idaho Cemetery Record. Sexton Record.



MAY 10, 1962

Please be patient with grandma as you are reading this. Sometimes it seems a little mixed up or repeated. She had left this stapled all together in thin paper. Sometimes she has typed things on the back of a page that go with a different story. I have gone through this, I get myself confused trying to put it in proper order. Please enjoy.

My life history or what I can remember or my childhood
and later day.My parents were Horace Alma, Alice Ann Roberts Hayes of Bloomington, Idaho, later moving to Georgetown, Idaho. All my maternal Grandparents came from England.
I was born in a log house on the property now own by Melvin Grunig, across the street from my own home now.
About the only inncidents I can remember of while living there, are going across the street to Uncle Will and Aunt Jane Hoff's place and hiding under their bed, when my folks came for me. I remember they gave me pie and tea. My father has told me that they were me first words. Which evidently are my favorite foods.
I remember going out to the creeks, south of the house for our milk and butter.
Also, I remember my father coming home with blood spattered clothes, especially, his hat which he hung over the door on a nail, when his brother Joseph Hayes, was killed in a sawmill, which he owned and operated, on the property now owned by Jay Peterson and Milford Barkdull. He was killed in 1909.
The sawmill surroundings seemed to be our favorite rendezvous. Lillis, Lillian, Louise, Mary Hayes and myself, hunting pine gum of the saw logs.
My folks then bought the home and farm now owned Loran and Leroy Hayes, where I lived until I married Milford Barkdull on Sept. 2, 1924.
The young people had to walk down town or go with a team, to attend Church and other activities.

My mother (Alice Ann Hayes) was primary president (Jan. 9, 1913), and she drove the team and gathered all the youngsters for primary. I was organist, my legs were too short to pump the organ so some one had to stand at the side and use the lever. Mother was released July 21, 1914, on the account of her poor health. Then Uncle Alvin and Aunt Louise Peterson moved from Bloomington, in part of our home. She the took ove primary presidency and I still acted as organist.
On April 4, 1920 my mother died, in Montpelier, Hospital, (now, the Mary Kay Apts.), where my sister Alice was born April 1, 1920, leaving me with five children motherless, I was almost 14 years at the time and tried to cook for hay men, milk the cows and churn butter. Grandmother Hayes at times helped with the laundry and other tasks.
Aunt Louise took the new born baby to her home and she was named Alice. Leslie Hoff was the hired man and he helped me so much, in fact I felt like he was the only friend I had in the world.
In March 1922, my father married Mary Naomi Haddock (also known as Mary Naomi Bacon, married Brigham Owen Bacon later.) Aunt Naomi, as we have always called her, then brought baby Alice home to live, which nearly broke Aunt Lou's heart.
In June 1922, I went to work in the only grocery store in town at that time. The other one burned down, it was own by Will Hoff, Boy, what a fire!
I worked for Marion Clark, poor guy, he gave to much credit and went broke. Then Wilbur Bacon opened a one room store and also ran the Post Office, yes, I was an assistant Post Master, there I had a few scary escapades, and then in September, I was married and I was 18 years old.
We moved into a nice (beautiful, I thought), place and bought all new furniture, most of it we are still using, after thirty eight years.
Out first baby (Pauline) was born July 14, 1925. Then we moved to (Novene) down on the railroad where Milford was a relief section foreman. In Feb. 10, 1927 our 2nd baby came, Milford Scott Barkdull. That spring we moved back to Georgetown in the old tithing house. We were quite comfortable there, Although we had to carry our water from the Will Hoff Place, and from which Pauline got typhoid fever and nearly died. When She Got better we moved to Pat Smart's place. From there we moved to Waterfall, Wyo., where Milford had his 1st permanent Section Foreman's job. As we were packing to move both Pauline and Scott came down with whooping cough, and while we were quarantined for it, my brother Joseph was operated on for appendicites and died. He was 18 years old and this was in 1929.
We finally moved and got settled in Wyo. an our 3rd baby (Thelma) came May 25, 1930. At the time I was all alone, except for Pauline and Scott standing outside, Milf. had gone for help of some kind. It was one hour and thirty five minutes before we got any help. Well we lived thru that okay and then moved down this way a little closer to home, Beckwith, Wyo., staying there a while then moving to Cokeville, Wyo. We liked it there very much, going to church and all the activities, I acted as organist in the Mutual and Primary and playing the piano for many dances with Pres. Dayton and wife and I enjoyed it very much, people where so friendly.
But there our railroad career ended, because of a Japanese family we had to live in the same house with.
In February 1932, Scott had pneumonia and had to be operated on, they removed, or cur four inches of his rib to drain the infection from his lung. We nearly lost him, I feel only, faith and prayer saved his life. He finally got better and "Yes", we moved again, this time back to Georgetown. Incidentally, we had a piece of linoleum that had been on ten different floors. We bought the place where we are now living from Joseph Bee.. It was covered with apple and cheery trees and a few raspberry bushes. There was a big barn east of the house. We tore the barn and corrals down and planted the land into strawberries and raspberries.
All three children graduated from high school. Scott served 2 1/2 years in the U. S. Navy. He was only 17 years old, (on Dec. 7, 1941 the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor), we thought the end of the world had come when he left and felt still worse when he sailed over seas. He sailed on a hospital ship named the "Haven", but bless him he came back to us safe and sound with a lot of experience behind him. He brought us beautiful gifts from Japan and else where. He also graduated from I. S. C. in Pocatello, Idaho.
All of our children and married now and each have three children, we have nine grandchildren that we are so proud of. Pauline married Alfred J. (Cub) Bentsen on February 3, 1945. They have tree girls, Margo, Nancy, and Wendy. Scott was married to Jo Ann Dunn on January 1, 1951. They have two boys and a little girl, Jeffery, Micheal, and Susanne. Thelma married Floyd Hebdon on September 9, 1953. They have four boys Kelly, Mark, Corey, and Robert.
My father died Dec.29 1943,buried on Jan. 02, 1944 shortly after he moved down town off his farm.
On Easter of 1956 we went to Oceanside, California, (Scott and JoAnn went with us) to see Floyd and Thelma and the boys. We really enjoyed this trip. Floyd was in the Marine Corps. They are now living in Pocatello, Pauline and Scott and families are living in Montpelier. All three sons are working for the railroad in train service.
Oh Yes I took time out to go to school. My first teacher was Mrs. Blaine, Oh, How I loved her and was the teachers "pet" they all said. I graduated from public school with Rao Dunford as principal. He is still a very favorite person of mine. Also attended High School, two years, that is all we had here at that time. Ernest Hoff, was our teacher. We did not learn much but had lots of fun.
On the 12th day of June 1960, we held our first servicesin our beautiful new Chapel. It was a thrill to play the new Baldwin Organ that morning the first it had played, I was very scared as I had never played an electric organ before, and I still get scared and shaky each time I sit down to play it but I love it and it is a great thrill.
I'd rather play my own way, by ear, all the old tunes I love.
One building project was, "Stump the organist", by Ann Barkdull.
Milf and I are the custodians of the new church. The lawn is pretty and green now. I served as correspondent for the Elder Quorum for two years. (I was installed primary organist 1960 and Sunday School organist in 1958.)
Since then I have helped on the Genealogy Committee, I am also Stake Genealogy Organist. Last week I played the organ for Sunday School, Monday for Primary, Tuesday for Mutual and Wednesday for Genealogy.
I used to play for dances with Joe Bee and Bill Johnson. We used to have to travel by team horses to neighboring towns.
My little 10 year old grandson, Jeffery is learning to play the piano for which I am grateful. Now in 1963, Michael Barkdull is also playing the piano, also Kelley, Mark, Corey Hebdon are all three taking piano accrdian lessons. Wendy Bentsen is taking piano lessons.
In Nov. 8, 1963 the home I was reared in loved very much, burned to the ground, no one was living in it at the time. The saddest day of my life was March 25, 1965 when my beloved husband passed away. He had been very sick for years.
May 18, 1977- Today I went with a group to the Ogden Temple, it is always an enjoyable experience going to the Temple, especially I enjoy the films, and I did two more endowments. But it stormed all day, in Utah it snowed most of the day. (Mary (Susan) Fich, Louisa Hodges.)
May 19, 1977
This is a synopsis of my life,,
Ann Louise Hayes Barkdull, born August 31, 1906, at Georgetown, Idaho.
I married Milford Leo Barkdull, Sept. 02, 1924 at Soda Springs, Idaho.
To this union 3 children were born:
Pauline Barkdull born July, 14, 1925, at Georgetown, Idaho. Milford Scott Barkdull, born February 10, 1927. Thelma Barkdull, Hebdon, born May 25, 1930, at Waterfall, Wyoming.
My father, Horace Alma Hayes born at Georgetown Idaho, April 13, 1886n he died Dec.29, 1943, at home in Georgetown, Idaho. Father was a farmer all his life in Stringtown, Idaho until one yea prior to his death, he moved down town and went to work at Conda, Soda Springs. The mine work proved to much for his heart and he passed away.
My mother Alice Ann Roberts Hayes born June 11 at Bloomington when my little sister Alice was born.
Other family consisted of two brother, Joseph Horace and Leroy Henry Hayes. My father married Mary Naomi Haddock, their family, two boys Loran and Rex Hayes. Two girls Ramona and Janiece.
My husband Milford, worked the railroad most all his life as section laborer, then section foreman, also supervisor on Water service. We move back ro Georgetown in year 1937, when we bought the place I now live. We cleaned every section house from Moxa Wyo. to Novene, Idaho, they were very happy days thou; Milf enjoyed his work, and I was very happy with my little family.
It is very hard to realize, that I now am alone, and a retired person.
Most of the family, that is my family, are working for the railroad.
Scott, my son, is train master, at Spokane, Wash. Floyd, son in law is terminal superintendent, Portland, Ore. Jimmy, son in law, brakeman. 7. and a good one. Michaela an engineer, Jeffery a conducutor, also he, graduates from college as an A student this term, May 1977. Mark, and engineer. Corey Hebdon graduate, from Hudson Bay, High School, Vancouver, Washington. Bobby is now 12 years an athlete. Kelly and Diane live in Ohio. He graduated from Pocatello High, 2 years Ricks College, Rexburg, Idaho. The grand daughters, Margo, Nancy, Wendy, Susanne are all married, have families. Also Jeffery and Michael. I have 10 grand children, 14 great grand children, 1 great great grandchild. Pauline and Jimmy live in Montpelier, Scott and Joann in Spokane Wash. Thelma and Floyd, live in Vancover, Washington.
I am proud of each one of my family, and love each one very dear dearly. I would love to go to Ohio, with Thelma and Floyd today, but cannot now.
May 20, 1977, it is cold and snowing today.
Aug. 20, 1978, My talk in sacrament meeting... This is a very humble and scarey experience for me. Yes, I am usually full of gab and perhaps mouthy, but this is different. I am very proud of my parents for teaching me, that what ever your Bishop or men of authority asked you to do, it was your duty to do it. So here I am..
I am very thankful to be a member of our church, glad to live here in this town, away from most of the troubles in the world. I am thankful for my heritage, my family, my home, all other blessings I have, and for all of you, I love each and everyone of you, some more and different. Thankful for the opportunity of taking care of this beautiful new building.
I assure you it made me a better person. Now as you see I have become fat and lazy. When you have done something, for 16 years it is hard to just sit. So I have put on a lot of weight.
I am grateful that I was taught to pray, and I was told that if I was a good girl, heavenly father would hear and answer my prayers, which I believe and know to be true. Just one experience as a small girl, we always had a bunch of cows in the summer, had to be taken to the pasture, and hills to feed, each morning, then go find them at night to be milked. Which was one of mine and my brother Josephs jobs. My pony was a white spirited horse pink eyes. Well this one day, and many more, we couldn't find the cows. We rode and looked, searched, dusk was coming on fast. I said to my brother Hoe, let us get off our horses and pray. We did. I prayed very fervently to heavenly father to help us find the cows. We climbed back on our horses and just went over the hill we had just came from, sure enough they were coming over the hill and out of a grove of trees. I said to my brother, see I knew if we prayed we could find them. Well this faith has always stayed with me, that is if we live good lives, and sincere in what we do. I do believe we have to live for these blessings.
I ask the lord to continue to watch and protect us. As a ward help us to live better lives, especially me, I ask it humbly. In The Name Of Jesus Christ, Amen.
(I gave this talk in Church)
A scary experience, Scott on the track, at Novene. We Lived in a two story house. I heard a train coming, I thought, where is my baby. I ran down the stairs up the bank to the railroad track, grabbed Scott just before the train rolled by.
Dec. 1977 Thelma and I were shopping one day, I noticed all of the merchandise had a metal device fastened to them, I said to Thelma, what is this on everything, if someone walks out with label rings. (Alarm if its not removed). Well when we checked out, it was a new checker. She did not no she was to remove the metal tag. Well either did I. As we walked through the door, I heard a tingling, I said to Thelma, gee glad that isn't us. We go home, I went to wrap my purchase, I screamed for there hung the tag. Luckily a neighbor worked there, we called, she came over, said she would take it back and get it removed. They still kid me about it, but I had my sales slip, I would have died had the police followed us out, I know I would have. Floyd still teases me. But I was mighty scared.
Feb. 02-03-1979: 25 and 35 degrees below zero.
May 29, 1078.. This has been a very eventful month in my life as Scott and Jo Ann came to see her father. Merlin Dunn who has had a stroke, but doing okay now. So I went back to Spokane to see my two new great sons.

To Be Continued:

Son In Law: Floyd Hebdon Memorial #84443069

Brother In Law: Carroll John Hildreth Memorial # 54517124

Family links: 
  Horace Alma Hayes (1886 - 1943)
  Alice Ann Roberts Hayes (1885 - 1920)
  Milford Leo Barkdull (1903 - 1965)*
  Pauline Barkdull Bentsen (1925 - 1986)*
  Milford Scott Barkdull (1927 - 1985)*
  Ann Louise Hayes Barkdull (1906 - 1987)
  Joseph Horace Hayes (1910 - 1929)*
  Blanche Hayes Smith (1911 - 1992)*
  Leroy Hayes (1914 - 1975)*
  Alice Hayes Hansen (1920 - 2003)*
  Loran A. Hayes (1922 - 1991)**
  Rex Haddock Hayes (1925 - 2008)**
  Romona Hayes Weighall (1928 - 2004)**
*Calculated relationship
Georgetown Cemetery
Bear Lake County
Idaho, USA
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