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 Myrtle <I>Walker</I> Rushton

Myrtle Walker Rushton

Pleasant Grove, Utah County, Utah, USA
Death 20 Oct 1974 (aged 84)
Payson, Utah County, Utah, USA
Burial Pleasant Grove, Utah County, Utah, USA
Plot D-08-056-09
Memorial ID 37876 · View Source
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Daughter of William Henson Walker and Sarah Ellen Chirstensen

Wife of Albert Ver Rushton, married, 30 Sep 1914 in Court House in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA

They have two daughters.

Myrtle Walker Rushton was born in Pleasant Grove, Utah, May 27, 1890 to William Henson and Sarah Ellen Chirstensen Walker. She was the first child of ten and was born in a home in the south part of Pleasant Grove. She was christened Aug 8, 1890, by John Brown, and was baptized July 22, 1899. In 1899, the family moved to the home on 560 North First East which became their permanent home.

Myrtle remembers her grandmother, Mary Green Walker, but cannot remember her grandfather, Henson Walker, Jr. She attened school in the old Central School which is now the Daughters of Pioneers Memorail Building. Some of the teachers she remembers are Millie Robinson Paulson, Hermese Peterson, Etta Lanstaff and her fifth grade teacher, Jennie Walker Johnson. The two principals she remembers at the school were John Coombs and William Stewart. She remembers both of them as being very strict. She completed the eight grade.

Myrtle attended Sunday School and Mutual in the Pleasant Grove Second Ward.

Since Myrtle was the oldest child, she helped her mother with the care of younger brothers & sisters. She also helped her father tromp hay and thin beets until her brothers were old enough to take over those jobs. She enjoyed playing ball and running races. She and Vera enjoyed playing and working together. After finishing school, Myrtle hired out doing housework in Pleasant Grove. She also picked berries and worked at the packing house sorting and packing apples. On the 25th of April 1914, Myrtle was saddened by the death of her sister, Vera.

In American Fork at a dance one night, Myrtle met Albert Ver Rushton. Ver, as he was always called, enjoyed having a good horse and buggy. They "kept company" for about two years, then were married in the Court House at Salt Lake City September 30, 1914. Myrtle's father and mother accompanied them to Salt Lake for their marriage.

The Rushton's first home was in the house where her brother William lived, just south of her parent's home. They lived in this first home two years, then built the house south of which they made their permanent home. The present address of this home is 492 North First East.

In 1954, Myrtle's husband Ver, became very ill. He died June 7, 1954, at their home. he had been very ill two or three times during their marriage.

Myrtle and Ver enjoyed their home an dspent much of their time there. They enjoyed two trips to Yellowstone national Park and several trips to the canyons. Myrtle loved to spent muc of her time with her daughters and grandchildren. In 1956 she enjoyed a three week trip to San Francisco, California. She was often seen walking to town to do her shopping, usually with one of her grandchildren.

She died on 20 Oct, 1974 in Payson, Utah, Utah, and buried in the Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah by her husband, Ver Rushton.




  • Maintained by: SRBentz
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 37876
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Myrtle Walker Rushton (27 May 1890–20 Oct 1974), Find A Grave Memorial no. 37876, citing Pleasant Grove City Cemetery, Pleasant Grove, Utah County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by SRBentz (contributor 47051679) .