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Gwen Blackburn Massey

Loa, Wayne County, Utah, USA
Death 19 May 1976 (aged 80)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot 11 068 6
Memorial ID 56113 · View Source
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Born June 29, 1895, a daughter of Charles Thadeus and Mary Bee Stodard Balckburn.

While living in Dry Fork Gwen met and was married to her neighbor, Joe Massey, who met at a dance. They had eight children before they were divorced. Joe bought a small ranch in Dry Fork from his father, but neglected his father's advice never to go into debt. He chose to enlarge his herd at the wrong time and lost the farm during the depression.

Though very poor, Gwen had a thirst for knowledge. History was a subject which she really enjoyed. She had a collection of books on the Civil War and also knew the history of England and Scotland. Well informed about the Middle East and all current events, Gwen enjoyed classical music, could recite many poems by memory and was a talented seamstress. She had a subtle sense of humor and never lost her temper or struck her children.

Uniting of the Masseys and the Jarrells
The Massey Family Association
1) Joseph Irvin Massey, 23 Mar 1915, div.




  • Maintained by: Rhonda
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56113
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Gwen Blackburn Massey (29 Jun 1895–19 May 1976), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56113, citing Murray City Cemetery, Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Rhonda (contributor 46869790) .