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

~~~My Great Grandma~~~

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 Alma Hayes
Mother: Alice Ann Roberts Hayes
Step-Mother: Naomi
Spouse: Milford Leo Barkdull
Sources: Georgetown Idaho Cemetery Record. Sexton Record.

Ann Louise Hayes Barkdull, 81 lifetime resident of Georgetown, died suddenly at Bear Lake Memorial Hospital on Nov. 30,1987. She was born Aug 31, 1906 in Georgetown, to Horace and Alice Ann Roberts Hayes She married Milford Leo Barkdull, Sept. 2, 1924 in Soda Springs He died March 25, 1965. She enjoyed gardening and yard work. She was self taught on the piano and organ, and played for the LDS Church, where she was an active member. She also played for a small band, The Country Klicks, until the time of her death. She enjoyed cooking on her woodstove, which was purchased when she was first married. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Floyd Thelma Hebdon, Salt Lake City;
10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great-granddaughters; two brothers, Loran and Rex Hayes , both of Soda Springs; and four sisters, Mrs. Jim Blanche Smith, Georgetown; Mrs. Lloyd Alice Hansen, Mrs. Carroll Janice Hildreth and Mrs. Hyrum Romona Weighall, all of Soda Springs. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Mrs. A. J. "Cub" Pauline Bentsen; one son,Milford "Scott" Barkdull ;
and two brothers, Joseph Horace Hayes and Leroy Hayes . Funeral services were held Friday, Dec. 4, in the Georgetown LDS Chapel.
Burial was in the Georgetown Cemetery.
Woman honored on 80th birthday:
Ann Hayes Barkdull was honored on her 80th birthday. Beginning Aug. 29, her brothers and sisters gathered at her home in Georgetown to visit and recall old times. Cake and ice cream were served to; Mrs. Jim Blanche Smith, Georgetown; Loran and Hope Hayes, Bonnie Hayes, Carrol and Janice Hildreth, Hyrum; and Ramona Weighall, Soda Springs;
and Joe and Afton Sparks, Montpelier.
One sister, Mrs. Lloyd Alice Hansen, Soda Springs, was not able to attend. Then on Saturday, Aug. 30, a steak-fry was given by her daughters, Mrs. A. J. Pauline Bentsen, Montpelier, and Mrs. Floyd Thelma Hebdon, Salt Lake City, at the home of a granddaughter, Mrs. Roger Nancy Toomer of Montpelier. Mrs. Barkdull was born Aug 31, 1906, in Georgetown, and has been a life long resident. Her family feels that Ann is a very unique lady At age 80 she chops her
own wood, keeps her own yard and garden, cooks many meals for friends and neighbors on the same wood stove that was bought when she was first married. Being self taught on the
piano and organ, she has played nearly all her life for the church and various organizations. She is presently playing in "Country Klick" a small band that travels mainly to Caribou County for various functions. She sews clothes for all her grandchildren on a 60 year old Singer treddle sewing
machine. She devotes many hours for handiwork and charity.
She married Milford Leo Barkdull Sept 2, 1924. To that union were born three children Mrs. A. J. (Pauline) Bentsen, Montpelier, Mrs. Floyd (Thelma) Hebdon, Salt Lake
City, and the late Milford Scott Barkdull . Mr. Barkdull died March 25, 1965, and her son, Scott, died Sept 15, 1985.
Mrs. Barkdull has 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren,
and two great-great-granddaughters. Needless to say. Mrs. Barkdull is very much loved and admired by both family and friends.
GRANDSON: Mark Gregory Hebdon


MAY 10, 1962

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 three girls. Scott was married to Jo Ann Dunn on January 1, 1951. They have two boys and a little girl. Thelma married Floyd Hebdon on September 9, 1953.
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 services in 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.
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 to 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.
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.
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 Joe, 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. I took the bus to Portland Ore. Where Corey met me, we drove to their home in Vancover, informing me that his father, Floyd was in the hospital with a heart attack, tests proved otherwise, thank goodness.
This is three great grandchildren this year, 1979 thus far.
I was looking for some papers last night, they were in a red leather sath lined box that I have had since I was about 9 years old.
At the time all the business houses had punch boards. Some were candy. Some other merchandise, to the lucky winners of the right numbers, like bingo. I remember my father came home with an arm full of real nice boxed chocolates. This was very rare in those days. This red box was among them the boxes. Daddy gave this little box to me and I have kept it for special things all these years.
I went to work for the only grocery man in town then.
I was trying to clear and clean the shelves in the back of the store. I asked him what will I do with all this old punch board stuff, he said, ohm give it to the school kids, well, when the kids found out about this, nearly all of the kids large or small came for theirs.
I do believe that some of it was wormy, but candy was candy then and free they did not care and neither did I. I only wanted room for the new shipment of yardage material, that they had bought for me to sell. Believe it, some was as low as 25 cents a yard. Good Stuff too. There was one lady, that thought if she brought me a sandwich, I would let her have it for nothing, But I would not do that. So she took the sandwich and left, and I was hungry. I was trusted with the store. I have always tried to be true to a truest, and to be honest.
Jan. 2 1979: This is the worst winter I can remember for along time. Lots of snow and such cold temperatures. At times it has been 36" 42" below zero. It used to be that way in Wyo. when Milford was section foreman. But not here in Georgetown, ID.
I left to go to Vancouver, Wash. on the 3rd of Jan., as Thelma was to have surgery, I felt I must go help take care of the family. While I was there, an icy rain fell and people were without power, telephone, breaking gas lines, so, there was no heat. At one time there were 2700, people in one building, trying feed and keep warm, luckily we were not in this district, the gas leaks and other troubles, caused many, extensive and terrible fires and many people lost their lives. In the 20 days I was in Wash., I received word of the death of 3 of my inlaws. Barkdulls, Mae, Wendell and Pearl. They called and asked me to come and play the organ for Pearls funeral. Which I did. It took 3 days to get home as the roads were so bad, buses couldn't get through. But I finally got here and did play for the funeral. Now today after the funeral it is a very cold and stormy day again. But I am very thankful to be home where I have plenty of good dry wood. The wood up there was so wet and soggy, could hardly get a fire without buying sterno logs. Kelly.
Feb. 1 1979: The temperature is still very cold, it reported last night 44" below. No school or church activities. Guess I am old fashioned, but I am glad to be home with my wood and coal.
Mar. 1, 1979: Today was such a nice day, I went to Sunday school and played the organ, then rode to Bennington ward for the blessing of Grants grand daughter. I came home there was so much snow that I had to get my snow shovel and move it back before I could get the car in the garage. We have a lot of snow. I came back to the house and the telephone was ringing, it was Thelma calling to tell me of the birth of her grand daughter. This is my 14th great grandchild, I am so happy about these little ones. They are so beautiful, really they are, I love them all. Poor little Jens, we all cry and wonder why this had to happen, he was so bright and happy. I now have 10 grand children and 14 great grandchildren, and I love them all very much. I am so great full, for all of my family, my life would be meaningless without them, I love the church and I hope I can stay true to it as long as I live. The rest of the day was spent at a special fireside which I played for. And now I kneel to thank my Heavenly Father for all of these blessings.
Aug. 31, 1877: Today was my 71st. I surely did not think I would live to be an old lady, bit I have and I am enjoying good health and quite content and happy. I received my very first long stemmed red roses, they are so beautiful and so are my grand daughters that gave them to me. All my family, mostly came to wish me a Happy Birthday, among with many others, my dear Pauline always makes me a beautiful birthday cake, besides all the other nice things she brings and does for me, I love her so very much along with Jimmy of course, they are the only ones here. I am going to visit Thelma and family tomorrow, they called me, so did Scott and Jo Ann, it was a happy day.
Sept 40, 1977: I just came back from Vancouver, Wash. I enjoyed the trip and visit with Thelma, Floyd and family.
It was such a let down to come home alone again, I feel today my heart is breaking and feel so alone, of course I am.
I was visiting with my grand daughter (Sept. 27,1977),today Margo, she told me that her husband John Matthews is the youngest great, grandson of Brigham Young, his mother Mrs. Nile Matthews, is the youngest grand daughter of Brigham Young, this was very interesting to me. John is so good to the little blind son, Jens, of Margo's. I am not a very good typist, never tried it before.
To Be Continued:
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)*
  Thelma Barkdull Hebdon (1930 - 2016)*
  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
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