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 Edith Eliza <I>Stagg</I> Walker

Edith Eliza Stagg Walker

Birth
Pleasant Grove, Utah County, Utah, USA
Death 21 Dec 1962 (aged 65)
Lindon, Utah County, Utah, USA
Burial Pleasant Grove, Utah County, Utah, USA
Plot B-29-010-06
Memorial ID 86892 · View Source
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Daughter of Charles Stagg and Eliza Gilbert

Wife of Leonard Santford Walker, married 20 Oct 1914 in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, USA


It was the year of 1897 that I was born in a three-roomed home in the eastern part of Pleasant Grove on the road to Grove Creek, to eliza Gilbert and Charles Stagg- both being of English descent as far back as we have record.
My father died when I was ten years old adn mother was left to support the family. She did so by helping bring babies into the world. How well I remember most any hour of the night a rap, rap on the window and mother would say or call, yes! A reply would come, Sister Stagg, could you come, my wife is having pains? Mother was up and dressed and hair combed in a few mintues. She always had a nicely done-up outfit and a white apron ready to put on. This is a very interesting memory-picture I shall always remember.

Later on at the age of 15, my mother married George Shoell for whcich I was happy for the chance I had of living in Lindon. Here we had what was called the "middle-sized" dances, and here again I enjoyed fun.
I went to school in the old school house which is now the Piioneer Relic House. There I sspent three years, after which I attended Central School, then completed my schooling to the righth grade at Lindon School.
My courting days were done with horse and buggy and it was in this manner that I met and was courted by Leonard S. Walker for two years-after which we fell in love and were married at the home I was living in, at Lindon, Oct. 20, 1914. It was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple in 1916.
My hubby was always good to me. While raising our family-some cost $15, some $25 and $3 a week for a girl to come into our home and do the work. That was wash, iron, cook and all else. Our family came along fast until we became the parents of fourteen children, nine girls and five boys. I was very near death's door after the twins were born, bu do to God's will and through administration, I was spared. Then when our daughter came, she being the yonngest and only one born in a hospital, found me in the same circumstance, but due to medical advancement and adminsitration, once again my life was spared.
During our shildren's growing up years we had many good outings as a family such as going to the canyon and staying over night, swimming at Saratoga or the lake whcih was then the Geneva Resort, ad in the winter- going visiting in the bob-sleigh having the old irons heated and wrapped to keep our feet warm.
The children always felt free to bring their friends and many were found at the Walker home. Church parties and such were held often at home. Althought the car was filled going to church, we always managed to get a few more in-along with Ezra Walker and Elisha Mayhew.
During our early married life we drew water from a well, washed with a hand washer, used an old black coal range which took a lot of polishing to keep looking nice. There was also sewing for the girls to be done. Not only dresses but petticoats, shimmies and panties. Some of these were made from flour sacks. Summer items meant bottling and I bottled from 500 to 600 quarts of fruit. While the largest part of my family was home, I owuld mix eight loaves of bread a day and always a double cake which got eaten in one meal.
My church activities consisted of teaching in the Primary for two years and seving as Primary President. I worked in the Stake Relief Society as visting teachers message-leader and as second cpunselor inthe Lindon Ward Releif Society. At presnet, I am a secretary of the Genealogical Committee and a Relief socity visiting teacher.
In January 1960 my husband and I were happy to be able to take a three-week honeymoon trip to Hawaii which was well worth waiting for. We went over by boat and back by plane.

I enjoy doing temple-work along with my husband; we intend to spend more time doing such, the rest of our years.

By Edith Eliza Stagg Walker

She passed away 21 Dec 1962 in Lindon, Utah and buried in the Plaesant Grove Cemetery in Pleasant Grove, Utah.



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  • Maintained by: SRBentz
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 86892
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edith Eliza Stagg Walker (13 Mar 1897–21 Dec 1962), Find A Grave Memorial no. 86892, citing Pleasant Grove City Cemetery, Pleasant Grove, Utah County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by SRBentz (contributor 47051679) .