|Birth: ||Feb. 27, 1868|
|Death: ||Dec. 2, 1933|
Bear Lake County
~~~~My great great Grandfather~~~~
Last Name: Barkdull
First Name: David Lot
Cemetery: Georgetown, Idaho
Birth Date: 27 Feb 1868
Birth Place: Morgan, Morgan, Utah
Date Died: 2 Dec 1933
Death Place: Georgetown, Idaho
Father: Jason Nicholas Barkdull
Mother: Emma Elizabeth Hess
Spouse: Olive Jane Black.
Sources: Georgetown Idaho Cemetery Record.
David Lot Barkdull and Olive Jane Black Barkdull:
David Lot Barkdull was born in Morgan, Utah, 27 February 1868. In 1871, his parents Jason Nicholas and Emma Hess Barkdull, moved thier family Georgetown, Idaho where he lived in that area for the remainder of his life. David was described as having a slender build and considered handsome. He was about 5'10 and weighed 160 lbs. He wore a mustache most of his life. He had sky blue eyes and stood for honesty, truthfulness, and a stength of character with an out spoken manner. He was ambitious, nervous, a bit high strung and was quiet tempered. He was strict, but gentle. He sufffered from asthma and there was no medicine in those days. He lived the golden rule or "do unto others as you would have them do unto you." He made an honest living for his wife and 10 children.
David married Olive Jane Black on October 28, 1888. She was born August 22, 1867 in Pleasant Grove, Utah and in 1877, her family also moved to Georgetown, Idaho. They lived in Barkdull Creek where they had four children: Florence, Mary Emma, Ernest, and Grace. Their only neighbors were David's brother, John and his wife Jessie. After this, they moved "uptown to the old Charlie Hoff home were Effie was born. The family again moved to Sheep Creek where their son Nathan was born. Following Nathan's birth, he became very sick and had to be taken to the doctor. To get to Montpeier, his parents had to cross the Bear River in a little boat. Once on the other side, they rode a wagon to town. While Nathan was recovering at the doctors, the family stayed with Olive's parent's, William and Mary Black. After that the family moved back to Georgetown and took up farming. David worked most of his life as a farmer or a rancher, irrigating lots of land. He always took great pride in his crops, horses, and cows. Milford, Ralphine, Wendel and Grant were born. For several years the family ran a hotel at the Albert Bacon home in Georgetown.
Olive and David believed strongly in paying as they went and made it a habit to stay out of dept. In those days most people were almost entirely self sufficient. David and Olive either raised, grew or made almost everything they needed to live.
Olive was a kind, gentle, and soft spoken woman. She loved her family very much and sacrificed for them. She tried to keep a positive attitude about her many trials and difficulties. She was a good homemaker and like being home where she could teach her children. She was 5'4 and about 155 pounds. She had dark hair, was gentle and kind, but firm and always knew where children were. She was a good seamstress and sewed for her family as well as others to earn a little extra money. She purchased her first sewing machine (second hand) from Hattie Hoff and paid her for it by sewing for her. She also loved to crochet, quilt, make rugs, and knit stockings for the family.
One of the most important principles David and Olive taught their children was the value of had work. The children all had chores. The family always had time to play together, but the work had to be done. The children were always well fed and clothed even though much of what they wore was made from old clothes but always neat and clean. They did not own a washing machine for may years, but they had two tubs and two wash boards and they all knew how to use them! Olive made her own soap from the grease she saved and cooked
it outside over a fire. David and Olive weren't regular church going people, but they made sure their children went to Primary and Sunday School and always taught them to be honest.
During the winter of 1908-1909, Olives mother, Mary Belinda Bacon Black, became ill and could no longer care for herself. Olive was pregnant with nineth child, so they moved Mother Bacon into their small four room home in Georgetown where she stayed for several months.
David died December 02, 1933 in Georgetown. Olive lived until March 29, 1959.
By the research of: David Barkdull, a Great Grandson.
**ALL VISITS ARE VERY APPRECIATED**
Jason Nicholas Barkdull (1834 - 1888)
Emma Elizabeth Hess Barkdull (1842 - 1919)
Olive Jane Black Barkdull (1867 - 1950)*
Florence Barkdull Smith (1889 - 1972)*
Mary E. Barkdull Rasmussen (1891 - 1979)*
Ernest David Barkdull (1893 - 1951)*
Grace Barkdull Freeman (1895 - 1984)*
Effie M. Barkdull Welker (1898 - 1989)*
William Nathan Barkdull (1901 - 1995)*
Milford Leo Barkdull (1903 - 1965)*
Ralphine Barkdull Lindsay (1906 - 1939)*
Wendell Raymond Barkdull (1909 - 1979)*
Wilson "Grant" Barkdull (1912 - 1984)*
Emma Elizabeth Barkdull Smith (1859 - 1909)*
Florence A. Barkdull (1862 - 1863)*
John Michael Barkdull (1864 - 1950)*
David Lot Barkdull (1868 - 1933)
Alma Riley Barkdull (1869 - 1948)*
Bear Lake County
Maintained by: In Memory of Margo & Jen...
Originally Created by: Bruce J. Black
Record added: Dec 07, 2009
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