Phebe Carter <I>Foss</I> Sessions

Phebe Carter Foss Sessions

Saco, York County, Maine, USA
Death 25 Jul 1913 (aged 81)
Bountiful, Davis County, Utah, USA
Burial Bountiful, Davis County, Utah, USA
Plot a-5-26-3
Memorial ID 21653251 · View Source
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Daughter of Calvin Ira Ross and Sarah Brackett Carter

Married David Sessions, 30 Dec 1852, Bountiful, Davis, Utah

Children - James Indian Sessions, David Sessions, Cardenia Estella Sessions, Rhoda Harriet Sessions, Darius Sessions, Annie Sophia Sessions, Elizabeth Sessions, Fabyan Carter Sessions, Sarah Phebe Sessions, Calvin Foss Sessions, Olive Cordelia Sessions

Obituary - Funeral Services over the remains of Phebe C. Sessions, widow of the late David Sessions who died Friday afternoon, July 25, 1913, at her home in Bountiful, of heart trouble and general debility, after a brief illness, were held in the East Bountiful Tabernacle, at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon.

The speakers were elders John H. Barlow, Sr., Amos Cook, Susan Grant, Nancy Willey, Ezra F. Richards, Charles R. Maybe, Mathis Cowley and President J. H. Grant. her favorite hymn and a special selection which she loved so much, namely, "How Firm a Foundation" and "I will go where you want me to go" were sung.

The floral offerings were numerous and very beautiful and the attendance at the funeral very large for this time of year. There were over forty carriages in the funeral procession.

All of the children except Mrs. Cedenia Burningham, who is at Ocean Park with her husband, who is in poor health, were in attendance at the funeral.

Mrs. Phebe Carter Foss Sessions was born in Scarborough, Maine, and would have been 82 years old on the 2nd of November. Her husband passed away seventeen years ago on the 19th of April 1896.

She was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints the fall of 1844. Soon after her baptism, her father died, leaving her mother a widow with three sons and four daughters.

In 1850, she, with her mother, three sisters and brother, Ezra, left the state of Maine to gather with the Saints. They crossed the plains with ox teams in President Woodruff's company, arriving in Salt Lake the fall of the same year. They located in Salt Lake, but soon after, the subject of this sketch came to Bountiful (then Sessions Settlement) to teach school, where she met and married her late husband.

The following children were born to them: Mrs. Joseph Moss (Sarah Phebe), South Bountiful; Mrs. Arthur Burnham (Cerdenia Estella) of Healdsburg, California; David Sessions of Menan, Idaho; Mrs. William Corbridge (Olive Cordelia), Layton; Fabyan C. Sessions, Bountiful; Darius Sessions, Leorin, Idaho; Mrs. William Lewis (Elizabeth), Wayne, Idaho; and Mrs. George Neville (Annie Sophia), Hibbard, Idaho. Two, Calvin and Rhoda, died when they were small children. She also has forty-seven great grandchildren.

She had occupied the positions of ward and stake secretary of the East Bountiful and Davis Stake Relief Society for thirty years, and possessed exceptional ability for the position.

She was an ideal woman and was endowed by an unusually large number of virtues, traits, and attributes which made her beloved by everybody.

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