Jennie <I>Young</I> Harvey


Jennie Young Harvey

Rock Springs, Sweetwater County, Wyoming, USA
Death 29 Jun 1952 (aged 74)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot V_506_10
Memorial ID 177476 View Source
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Rock Springs Miner, Jul 6, 1952

Mrs. Jennie Young Harvey, 74, Rock Springs born resident of Salt Lake City, died at Holy Cross hospital there Sunday, June 29. She had been ill only a few days and entered the hospital the day before her death.

Jennie Young was born in Rock Springs Dec. 7, 1877, a daughter of George L. and Euphemia Young. She was one of the first white children born here and was a member of the first graduating class of Rock Springs high school. She was well versed in early day happenings in the city and could recall many incidents of the Chinese Riot which occurred in 1885 when she was less than eight years old.

In 1900 she was married to Joseph Harvey in Lander where they lived before returning to Rock Springs to make their home. To this union four daughters and one son were born. The daughters are Mrs. W.R. (Pearl) Stoll of Denver, Mrs. J.R. (Audrey) Sweitzer and Mrs. G.L. (Amy) Nevius, both of Salt Lake City, and Mrs. T.E. (Hazel) Jewell of Spokane, Wash. The son, died here in 1918, the victim of the influenza epidemic, and Mr. Harvey died the same year as a result of a mine accident. Also surviving are seven grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. W.R. Stiteler of Rock Springs and Helen Young Hamm of Green River.

Mrs. Harvey moved to Salt Lake City in 1942 and had since resided there.

The funeral was held Thursday from the Evans and Early mortuary in Salt Lake City followed by burial in Mt. Olivet cemetery there.

Mrs. Harvey was s lover of nature and the minister who conducted her funeral services read one of her original poems entitled "Tis Wyoming" in which she had described the "quaken aspen," "tall and stately pines" and where "the skies are ever blue" of her native state.

Oldtimers of the Rock Springs community will recall that Mrs. Harvey at one time worked in the city's post office. She was a member of the Congregational church in Rock Springs and at one time was a member of the Delphian society here.

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