Emma M Fuel

Female 1855 - 1888  (32 years)


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  • Name Emma M Fuel  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Born 10 Oct 1855  Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 5, 6
    Gender Female 
    Residence 1856  Pleasant, Lucas, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1860  Pleasant, Lucas, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 1870  Beaver, Beaver, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence 1880  Barada, Richardson, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Wife 
    Died 25 May 1888  Hitchcock, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 9
    Buried Palisade, Hitchcock, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I3061  Stingley-Saenger Family
    Last Modified 23 Oct 2016 

    Father John William Fuel,   b. Abt 1821, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Evelyn Susan Cooley,   b. 1828, Chautauqua, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1893, Hitchcock, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 04 Jan 1844  McDonough, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11
    Family ID F1110  Group Sheet

    Family Reuben Harvey Sailors,   b. 18 Nov 1854, Wabash, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1914, Hitchcock, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 14 Dec 1875  Clarinda, Page, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 7, 9
    Children 
    +1. William Thomas Sailors,   b. 23 Sep 1876, Barada, Richardson, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. John Chaney Sailors,   b. 09 Nov 1877, Clarinda, Page, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1933  (Age 55 years)
    +3. Roy M Sailors,   b. Aug 1879, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Robert Archie Sailors,   b. 22 Nov 1881, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Oct 1935  (Age 53 years)
    +5. Othello Jackson Sailors,   b. 26 Feb 1884, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1935, Richardson, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
    +6. Colonel Perry Sailors,   b. 14 Sep 1886, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1952  (Age 65 years)
     7. Benjamin Carl Sailors,   b. 12 May 1888, Hitchcock, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Aug 1888, Hitchcock, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 23 Oct 2016 
    Family ID F967  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Dec 1875 - Clarinda, Page, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 May 1888 - Hitchcock, Nebraska, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S38] 1880 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;), Year: 1880; Census Place: Barada, Richardson, Nebraska.

    2. [S136] U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;).

    3. [S162] Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836-1925, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2007;).

    4. [S163] Holt, Reva Baker, "BIOGRAPHY OF ORRICE CLAPP MURDOCK".
      BIOGRAPHY OF ORRICE CLAPP MURDOCK · Jan 24, 2015, 3:01 PM · 0 Comments By Reva Baker Holt, Second Great Granddaughter July 8, 1988 Orrice Clapp Murdock was born Dec. 24, 1824 in Orange, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, the first child of John Murdock and Julia Clapp. His father, John Murdock, was born July 15, 1792 in Kortright, Delaware Co., New York. He came to Orange Co., Ohio, cleared land and began to farm it. In 1830 he listened to elders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was baptized into the Church Nov. 5, 1830. His wife, Julia Clapp Murdock, was baptized shortly after. They had three children then, Orrice Clapp, John Riggs, who was born Sept. 13, 1826, and Phebe, who was born Mar. 10, 1828. All were born in the town of Orange. John Murdock was a farmer and elementary school teacher. They moved to the town of Warrensville, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, where twins, Joseph Smith and Julia, were born Apr. 30, 1831. Julia died when the twins were six hours old. The Prophet Joseph Smith's wife, Emma Hale Smith, had lost their twin babies the day before and Joseph Smith requested John Murdock to allow the twins to be raised in his family. Their maternal grandparents, Orris Clapp and Phebe Blish Clapp, lived in Mentor, Ohio, near Kirtland, and were very opposed to the Mormons. John wanted them raised in the Church and gave them to Joseph Smith. Several families were being sent by the Prophet to settle in Western Missouri. Since John Murdock was called on a mission to New York state he arranged for his children, Orrice C., age 6, John R., age 4 and Phebe, age 3, to live with the Caleb Baldwin family and go to Missouri with them. The Baldwin family with the Murdock children arrived in Jackson Co., Missouri in the fall of 1832. At the age of 8 Orrice C. was baptized in June 1833 by David Whitmer. He went to live with George Pitkins while his brother John R. went to live with Morris Phelps and his sister Phebe went to live with Brother Gilbert. The people in Missouri greatly objected to the LDS (Mormon) people in their midst. Mobs began to rage. In the settlement where Orrice C. lived they tore down 10 houses and whipped 3 men while the women and children slept in the tree tops that night. The battle raged a few days and Brother Barber was killed and 3 brothers were wounded while 2 of the mob were killed and 7 wounded. The women and children kept to the woods for safety. A few days later the LDS people had to surrender their arms and leave Jackson County. Orrice C. went to Clay County in the fall of 1833. His father arrived in Clay County in June 1834 with the Camp of Israel led by the Prophet Joseph Smith. When John Murdock found his little six year old daughter Phebe, she was very ill and died in his arms of cholera, July 26, 1834. His baby son, Joseph Smith Murdock, had died in Mar. 1832 of measles in Hiram, Ohio when a mob dragged the Prophet Joseph Smith out of bed and tarred and feathered him. John Murdock was sent again on a mission to New York state. Orrice C. went to live with Bro. Phelps where his brother John R. lived. John Murdock married Amoranda Turner Feb. 4, 1836 and moved to Shole Creek in Caldwell Co., Mo. in the fall of 1836. After living from place to place for a little over 5 years, Orrice C. and John R. went to live with their father and stepmother, Amoranda, who died Aug. 16, 1837. His father was called again to New York as a missionary. Orrice C. went to live with Bro. Corey (or Covy) and John R. went again to Bro. Phelps. John Murdock married Electa Allen May 3, 1838 and brought her to Missouri where they settled in the town of DeWitt, Carl County, 60 miles from Farr West on the Missouri River. The Saints were driven from there in the fall after the surrender at Farr West. Orrice C. and his brother went to live with their father and step-mother, Electa, who had been very sick and did not recover until they left Missouri in Feb. 1839. They arrived on the bank of the Mississippi river in March after a great deal of suffering and hardship getting out of the state of Missouri. They crossed the river and settled near the town of Lima, Adams Co., Illinois and cleared land to farm. There his step-mother, Electa, bore a son named Gideon Allen Murdock for his father. He was born Aug. 1, 1840. In the spring of 1842 they rented a farm 6 miles east of Nauvoo where they remained one year. Rachel was born in Feb. 1843 and lived 36 hours. They moved back to Nauvoo where Hyrum Smith Murdock was born Jan. 8, 1844. They stayed in Nauvoo until after the Martyrdom of the Prophet Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum Smith, June 27, 1844. When he was 20 years old, Orrice C. was ordained a Seventy in the 21st Quorum of Seventies in Nauvoo in the fall or winter of 1844. His father was called on a mission to the state of Indiana from which he returned in the spring of 1845. All his life Orrice C. remembered that he saw the mantle of the Prophet Joseph fall upon Brigham Young. Orrice C. had taken sick in July 1844 and did not recover until the next winter. His 3 year old brother, Gideon A., was taken sick. His step-mother, Electa, waited on both of them until she took sick and died Oct. 16, 1845 after an illness of 2 weeks. Orrice C. and his father kept house as best as they could until March, 1846 when John went 80 miles east and married Sarah Zufelt Mar. 13, 1845 in Fulton Co., Illinois. She had two sons by a former marriage: William Weir, who was born Jan. 18, 1831 in Williamsburg, Upper Canada (Ontario) and died Oct. 15, 1837, age 6, and George Weir, who was born Feb. 28, 1841 in Utica, Oneida Co., New York. When his father and new step-mother, Sarah, and step-brother George returned to Nauvoo, they prepared to go west. On May 4, 1846 they crossed the Mississippi River. At Garden Grove in Iowa they stopped and put in a crop which they left with the brethren who remained there and went on arriving in Council Bluffs in July. The Murdock family then consisted of John Murdock, age 56, Sarah Zufelt, age 42, Orrice C., 21, John R., 19, Gideon A., 5, Hyrum, age 2, and George Weir, age 5. On July 16, 1846 Orrice C. and his brother John R. enlisted in Company B of the Mormon Battalion. They marched to Fort Leavenworth arriving in August. Ten days later the Battalion left for Santa Fe, New Mexico arriving there on Oct. 9th after passing through a great deal of hardship. On the 19th day the march to California began. He was one of 6 men who cooked together around a campfire on the long march of nearly 4 months that fall and winter. They saw hard times marching on half rations from 15 to 40 miles per day. Then rations were reduced to one third. Each soldier carried his clothing, blankets, guns and cartridge boxes, the pack weighing a total of 25 to 40 pounds. After going through a great many hardships on that long and tedious journey sustained by the Lord's protecting care all the time, they arrived at San Diego, California Jan. 29, 1847. Company B under the leadership of Col. Cook stopped at San Diego. The other 4 companies went to Purbelow. On the 9th of July, 1847 Orrice C. left San Diego with his company for Purbelow where they were mustered out of the Army July 16, 1847 being in the service one year. Many of the men prepared to go to the Great Salt Lake where the Church was coming to find their families and friends. His brother John R., joined them but Orrice C. had lost one of his horses and couldn't go then. He went up the coast to Monterey and obtained employment chopping wood through the winter. In the spring of 1848 he worked for Mr. McKinny. When he was nearly ready to start for the Great Salt Lake, the gold mines were discovered near Sutter's Fort (Sacramento area) and he went there for 3 weeks then started east. There were 11 in the company. They got into a skirmish with the Indians on the Humbolt River. On Oct. 6, 1848 Orrice C. arrived in Great Salt Lake City where he found his father and the family. He was glad to be with the Saints again after being away from them a little over 2 years. To his sorrow he learned that his little brother Hyrum had died when the family were on the Missouri River Sept. 19, 1847. He began working with his father and they took more land and commenced farming. His stepmother, Sarah, bore a son, Brigham Young Murdock, who was born Aug. 20, 1849. Orrice C. built a log house in the Big Field and married Margaret Ann Molen June 16, 1850, Thomas Bulloch performing the ceremony. Margaret was born in the town of Monticello, Wayne Co., Kentucky Oct 28, 1829, the daughter of Jesse Molen and Lurania Huffaker Molen. Her family had moved to Illinois in 1833 and joined the Church in Bureau Co. later moving to Nauvoo. They crossed the Mississippi in 1846 then her mother had twin daughters. Their 3 year old, Nancy Jane, was run over by a wagon and died June 13, 1847. They had crossed the plains with 12 children. As Orrice C's farm land in the Big Field became "salratusy" (salt coming to the surface) making it unfit for cultivation, they moved to Lehi in Utah Co. where his brother John R. had gone to live and took up land there. John Murdock was called on a mission to Australia and left for New South Wales Mar. 12, 185l. His family accompanied Orrice C.and family when they moved to Dry Creek, Utah Co. in June 1851. His wife Margaret took sick and Orrice C. took her to her mother's in Salt Lake City where their first child, Orrice Francis, was born July 25, 1851. On March 8, 1852 Orrice C. and Margaret went to the Council House in Salt Lake City and received their endowments and were sealed for time and eternity by President Brigham Young. In April 1852 his brother John took charge of their father's family. Margaret gave birth to their second son, John Molen, Sept. 11, 1852. His brother, Brigham Young Murdock, died Jan. 14, 1853 after a short illness of 3 days of scarlet fever to the great sorrow of his parents, John and Sarah (Zufelt) Murdock. John returned from his mission to Australia in February 1853, 19 days after his youngest son had died. The Indians became troublesome through the summer and the Saints had to move into the fort. Orrice C. tore down his log houses and moved them into the fort at Lehi which was one mile from where he was living in July, 1853. Margaret's mother, Lurania Huffaker Molen, took sick lingering through the winter and died early in 1854, age 42. Her father, Jesse Molen, had died Mar. 16, 1851 in Salt Lake City, age 45. The fort was laid out in a city capacity in 1855. Margaret gave birth to their first daughter, Phebe Jane, Dec. 7, 1855. Attempting to live in plural marriage Orrice C. took another wife, Margery McEwan. She was born in Scotland Oct. 25, 1833. She received her endowments and she and Margaret were sealed to Orrice in the Endowment House in Salt Lake City Feb. 19, 1857 by Pres. Brigham Young. However, Margery did not feel satisfied with the order of plural marriage and left his house. A meeting of investigation of this event was held Jan. 21, 1858 before the Presidents of Seventy of the 21st Quorum. She presented no evidence against Orrice C. to justify her desire. On Nov. 29, 1859 Margery requested a certificate of divorce to present to Pres. Brigham Young which Orrice C. refused to sign. Four days later Bishop Evans came to his home to tell him that Pres. Young had granted Margery a divorce on Dec. 3rd. Orrice C. signed the necessary paper Dec. 5, 1859. After Margery had left him in 1858, she had gone to live with his brother John R.'s family. She was married to John R. Murdock Jan. 10, 1863. In 1857 the U. S. Government stopped the mail service to the territory. Oct 9th Orrice C. was called out with other men to meet the enemy (Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston's Army) approaching the territory to put down an alleged rebellion. He was appointed Captain over 10 men. They were organized according to Ancient Israel by 10s and 50s. They went to Salt Lake City and camped on Union Square for 4 days, then took up the line of march east to the Weber River where they stayed one week. Then they came back towards the City to East Canyon and began to fortify the canyon. An express arrived in camp with the message that the U. S. Army was going to come into the valleys. They were ordered back to Echo Canyon where they harassed the Army by destroying their supplies and appearing to be an army of great strength until Gen. Johnston's Army went into winter quarters at Fort Bridger after they had been in the canyon for 3 weeks. The defensive Mormon Company was dismissed and sent home. Orrice C. arrived at his home Dec. 5th after an absence of two months. The Saints began to outfit 1100 men in Jan. 1858 to protect their settlements. On Jan. 10th 30 of the men were called to help the brethren on Salmon River. The Indians had driven off their cattle and killed two men and wounded a number of others. Some resolutions were made regarding some thieves in a meeting in Lehi Jan. 14th. On April 10th the brethren returned from the Salmon River. Some measures were taken in regard to the cattle in Lehi. Orrice C. helped build a corral and on April 28th went over Utah Lake to herd cattle returning home May 3rd. He worked on the road at the Point of the Mountain between Utah Valley and Salt Lake Valley. June 4th he went to the West Mountain for timber. On June 11th he sent his team to Salt Lake City to help the poor. On June 17th Governor Paull spoke to the people about the policy of the government towards the Saints. Nevertheless, Pres. B. Young evacuated Salt Lake City and each householder spread straw in his house ready to set fire to it in case Gen. Johnston's Army attempted to occupy the city. Margaret's uncle, Simpson David Huffaker, brought his family to stay with the Murdock's during those threatening times. His wife was in poor health and wrote that she could only eat white bread, a delicacy at that time. She praised Margaret's bread-making. Gen. Johnston's Army passed through Salt Lake City peaceably June 16, 1858. They marched on through Salt Lake Valley through the Point of the Mountain into Utah Valley and settled at Camp Floyd on the westside of Utah Lake. They remained there for 3 years. Some of them left May 10, 1860 and the remnant left the territory June 27, 186l. Their second daughter Margaret Angeline was born June 5, 1857 and died July 31, 1858 of inflammation of the bowels. She was 13 months old. Seven months later, their third son, Jedediah Warren, was born March 17, 1859. He was blessed May 8th. Feb. 12, 1859 Orrice C. was thrilled with his father and brother when John R. received a letter from their sister Julia Murdock Smith. She had been raised by the Prophet Joseph Smith's family. John R. had visited her in Illinois on one of his trips to the east. This was the first time she had corresponded with her father's family since she had been taken in by the Smiths when her mother died in 1831. Emma Smith had not wanted her to associate with her father or brothers. July 30th Margaret's cousins Simpson and William Huffaker arrived from Texas on their way to California. William Huffaker was baptized Jan. 27, 1860. Orrice Frrancis and John Molen Murdock, sons of Orrice C. and Margaret, were baptized Sept 23, 1860. Through the years since both of her parents had died by 1854, Margaret's brothers and sisters had lived off and on with her family. Her brother Simpson had been called on a mission to the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii) in March 1854 and returned June 6, 1858, an absence of a little over 4 years. Her sister Sophronia came to live with them Nov. 3, 1858. She stayed until she was married to John Rees July 6, 1862. On Nov. 24, 1858 her brother Alexander Molen arrived from California after being gone a little over 9 years in the gold fields. He didn't remain among the Saints but returned to Illinois on business where he died Aug. 19, 1859 of typhoid fever in Jacksonville, Morgan Co., Ill.inois.. After living a year with the Murdocks, John B. Roper and his wife Hannah Elizabeth (Margaret's sister) moved into the house that he had built. On June 21, 1862 Docia Emeline Molen (Margaret's sister) went into the City and was married to John Lott. May 27, 1862 after living with them for nearly 6 years, Margaret's sister, Martha, age 15, went to live with her brother Francis Marion Molen. Margaret gave birth to their fourth son, Hiram Franklin April 6, 1862 before her sister Martha left. John R. Murdock made frequent trips to the States to help emigrant companies cross the plains and mountains to Salt Lake Valley. After he had returned Sept. 27, 1862. Orrice C. traded his house to his brother John R. and moved his family into a house further up in the town of Lehi. From the following entries in his journal, we learn some of his varied activities: "April 5, 1862 sent my sheep to Mountainvill to Bro. Holmes to herd." "Nov 28, 1862 was ordained a member of 68th Quorum of Seventies under the hands of Pres. John Brown." "June 8, 1863 went to Provo to sit on the Grand Jury. 9 returned home." "July 16, 1863 Attended a Battalion party being the 17th year since our enlistment." "Oct. 28, 1863 I started out west to haul a load on Pres. Young's contract for the mail route." "Nov 12 returned home." Jan. 22, 1864 Margaret gave birth to a fine daughter, Laurane Ann. On the 24th Margaret had a severe chill in the morning. Although he "laid hands on her and blessed her a number of times through the day", she kept failing. A special Priesthood prayer circle was held the 28th and she "fell asleep in Christ" in the evening of the 29th, age 34. She had tried to say something to him shortly before she died but could not. She took him by the hand and shook it affectionately. His sister-in-law Almira, John R. Murdock's wife, took the baby, Laurane Ann, to raise but the baby fell ill on May 15th and died on the 18th. She was buried beside her mother and sister, Margaret Angeline on the 19th. On Oct. 3, 1868 Orrice C. took up the bodies of his wife Margaret and their two daughters and removed them to the new cemetery at Lehi. Orrice was left with Orrice F., called Franty, age 12, John M., age 11, Phebe Jane, age 6, Jedediah W., age 4, and Hiram Franklin, age 21 months. "July 11, 1864 on account of the soldiers trying to kick up a fuss I went to Salt Lake City with about 100 men to escort Pres. Young and company." He returned home two days later in the night. Feb. 10, 1865 he married Ingeborg Evensen Nielsen, a young emigrant widow with a young son Peter. She was born in Norway Mar. 26, 1826. On June 25, 1865 his step-son Peter was baptized by Elder W. Clark and confirmed by Elder I. Jacobs. Ingeborg was taken sick and lingered all winter and on Feb. 24, 1866 she gave birth to a son, Samuel Nelson Murdock. Ingeborg kept lingering and in spite of all they could do for her and their prayers and Priesthood blessings on March 17th she "fell asleep in Jesus in hopes of a glorious resurrection". She died at 1 AM in the night and she was buried the same day, age 40. Her son Peter went to live with Bro. I. Evans. Orrice C. did not report into whose home the baby, Samuel Nelson Murdock, was taken. He died Sept. 5, 1881 in Lehi, age 15. Apparently Orrice C. never knew what happened to his step-son Peter or where he lived when he grew up. John R. Murdock was called by Pres. Brigham Young to be Bishop of Beaver Ward, 200 miles south of Lehi. John M., the 13 year old son of Orrice C., went with his uncle. They left May 4, 1865 and John M. returned Mar, 1866. Orrice C. was 41 years old when he married Evelyn Susan Cooley, widow of John W. Fuel, and mother of 5 children: William I. Fuel, age 22, Sarah Cassandra, age 18, Robert Y., age 13, Emma M., age 11 and Francis Marion, age 8. Orrice C.'s children were Orrice F(rant), age 15, John M., age 14, Phebe Jane, age 10, Jedediah W.., age 7, and Hiram F., age 5. Orrice C. sold his farm in Lehi to Francis M. Molen, his brother-in-law in 1867. On Oct. 16, 1867 he started with his family for Beaver arriving there the 28th. No doubt they traveled the 12 days by wagon train driving their livestock along with them although he does not explain this detail in his journal. On Mar. 12, 1869 Pres George A. Smith, Erastus Snow and Joseph F. Smith organized a School of the Prophets in Beaver. Orrice C. was numbered with them. In the evening he was ordained a High Priest and one of the High Council of Beaver Stake of Zion under the hands of Joseph F. Smith. Dec. 1, 1869 he ordained his 18 year old son, Orrice Francis, an elder. In Sept. 1871 he sold his place in Beaver and moved onto a farm 3 miles west. His father, John Murdock, departed this life Dec. 23, 1871, age 79. He had been feeble a number of years. "He had borne the heat and burden of the day. He has gone to reap the reward of a righteous man," Orrice C. recorded in his journal. He was buried Dec. 24th in Beaver cemetery. On Feb. 6, 1872 Orrice C. baptized Franklin Shane, a soldier at Camp Cameron in Beaver, and confirmed him on the 11th. March 31, 1872 Franklin Shane married his daughter Phebe Jane Murdock, age16. Their son Orrice Franklin Shane was born April 22, 1873. On May 14th Franklin Shane left Phebe Jane for Salt Lake City and business in the States. Although he had intended to return to his little family, he did not. It was feared he met with foul play according to a cousin who saw him in Salt Lake City. Orrice Franklin Shane was blessed in Beaver by his grandfather, Orrice C. Murdock, March 16, l874. They changed his surname to McShane ashamed that he was abandoned by his father. On Nov. 2, 1873 Orrice C. attended a High Council Meeting and found he differed with them on his views on "following blind guidance and teachers" and refused to pay tithing. He was suspended from the High Council. A month later in the High Council Meeting, Dec. 5, he bore a strong testimony again to them of the principles of Mormonism asserting that "he would stand by the truth or be cut down by it". Pres. Brigham Young, George A. Smith and others came to Beaver, April 12, 1874 and presented the New Order (the United Order). He stated, "I came to the Mountains for the love of truth but when I saw the foundation on an almighty dollar it was enough for me." He could not accept the terms demanded by the United Order. He sold out to his brother, John R., and left April 26, 1874 with his family. His son, John M., remained in Beaver with his Uncle John R. Murdock. Nine days later they arrived in Salt Lake City and on May 7th took the train for Omaha, Nebraska arriving on the 11th. The next day he bought a team and wagon and crossed the Missouri River to Nebraska City, recrossed the river and rented a farm "from Mr. Buel 50 miles west". His son, Orrice F., stopped in Iowa. Orrice C. and his stepson, Robert, put in 50 acres of corn which was nearly all destroyed by grasshoppers. He sold the chance of it and went to Page City, Page County, Iowa and bought a farm of 53 acres on Aug. 16th. His wife Evelyn's daughter, Sarah Cassandra, and husband John Chaney lived in Clarke Co., Iowa and enjoyed visiting her mother. Evelyn went to her home and stayed 3 weeks. On a trip to Clarinda, Page Co., Orrice C. stopped to cut wood. The horses were startled when the wood was thrown into the wagon and dashed forward throwing his wife, Evelyn, out cracking the bone in her left arm and hurting her head. They ran about one mile and were stopped on a bridge. There was little damage to the wagon. In Jan. 1875 Orrice C. bought a farm near the city of Clarinda, Page Co., Iowa. The winter was very cold. The following June grasshoppers destroyed thousands of acres of grain. Through the mercy of God they did not harm his farm much. On Dec. 14, 1875 Evelyn's daughter, Emma Fuel, married Reuben Harvey Sailors, son of John Thomas Sailors and Charlotte Caroline Lines Sailors, and went to his home in Nebraska. Orrice C. was always willing to share his testimony and knowledge with others preaching in local meetings wherever he lived. He visited Amos Cox in Shenandoah, Iowa. Later Elders Wilcox and Badlem of the Reorganized LDS Church visited in his home but he was not swayed by their arguments. He was not abandoned by the Church in Utah for in June 1877 James Page from Utah called to see him. On Dec. 24, 1876 his eldest son, Orrice Francis Murdock, married Celestia Caroline Sailors and moved onto a farm 5 miles from his father's place. In August 1877 Orrice F. and his wife moved to Nebraska. The next month (Sept.) Orrice C. traded his farm for one two miles from where he was living. On Nov. 21, 1878 his daughter Phebe Jane was married to James Allen Sailors, brother of Reuben Harvey and Celestia Sailors. Shortly afterward he sold his farm and moved his family onto a farm near Falls City, Richardson Co., Nebraska in Feb. 1879. Jan. 11, 1880 Rosel Cooley, Evelyn's brother, came from Illinois to visit the Murdocks and the following month moved onto a farm 9 miles away. Evelyn was very ill for 6 weeks during the time her brother's family stayed with them but was spared through the mercy of God. In March 1880 Orrice C., his wife and stepson Francis M. Fuel visited Republic Co., Kansas, which was 200 miles away to the west, and bought a farm there. In April he was appointed Superintendent of the Sabbath School. He preached often in Beaucamp and Victory schoolhouses. Evelyn nursed the sick frequently. Once she spent several weeks in Bellville (the county seat) nursing the sick. On May 7, 1881 his brother John R. Murdock from Beaver, Utah visited them on his way home from a mission. Orrice's stepson Francis M. Fuel was married May 28, 1881 to Cathrine Woorts. In July he and his brother, Robert Y. Fuel, sold their farms in Kansas because the chintz bugs nearly destroyed their crops. They went east to work on the railroad. In January 1882 Evelyn spent a few weeks in Richardson Co., Nebraska with their married children. She brought little Orrice F. McShane home with her, Phebe Jane's son, for a visit. In Feb. 1883 Orrice C. sold his place in Republic Co., Kansas and in March moved onto land that he had homesteaded in Hitchcock Co., in western Nebraska, 200 miles away. On June 20th they moved into their new log house. His stepsons Francis M. and Robert Y. Fuel also homesteaded in Hitchcock Co. Both families lived with the Murdocks (one at a time) until their houses were built. In Oct. 1884 his son Orrice F. and sons-in-law Harvey and James Sailors came from Richardson Co., Neb., and homesteaded land in Hitchcock Co. also. Before James Sailors could move his family to Hitchcock Co., his wife, Phebe Jane, died July 29, 1885 in Richardson Co. very suddenly. She left three children, her husband, her father and stepmother, and brothers. Aug. 24, 1885 her oldest son Orrice F. McShane, age 11, came to live with his grandparents until Feb. 28, 1887 when he left on the train from Trenton, Nebraska for Utah to live with his Uncle John M. Murdock in Beaver. July 11, 1887 John M. Murdock came from Utah as a missionary to visit his father, Orrice C. Sept. 17 Hiram, his youngest son, came to visit him. Five days later on the 22nd John M. and his companion left to attend a conference in Iowa. John M. returned on Oct. 1st with Brother Grace. They labored in the area until May 9, 1888 when they left for another conference in Iowa and were transferred to another area. May 26, 1888 Emma, his stepdaughter and wife of Reuben Harvey Sailors, died leaving a baby two weeks old who died two months after. On March 1, 1888 Orrice C. reported that his wife Evelyn was getting better. She had been down with rheumatism nearly 3 years so that she could not turn herself in bed. Again on June 21, 1889 he stated that his wife had been sick about 4 years and that she had suffered a great deal but seemed to be getting better. On May 13, 1893 Evelyn "departed this life. No tongue can tell what she has suffered in the last 8 years but she has gone to rest in the Paradise of God." Sept. 20, 1894 he gave up housekeeping to live with his son Jedediah. On Oct. 15th his eldest son, Orrice Francis, and family bade him goodbye as they were starting for Utah the next day. April 17, 1895 Orrice C. left his son Jedediah's home for Utah traveling by train. He arrived at his son John M.'s home in Beaver 5 days later. What a contrast to the way he marched with the Mormon Battalion in 1846-1847 finally arriving in Utah in 1848! He was received in full fellowship as a member of the Church of the Beaver Ward, May 26, 1895. He was 70 years old. On June 9th he was received as a member of Beaver Stake High Priest Quorum where he served faithfully bearing his testimony frequently in meetings throughout the Stake. Oct. 3, 1895 his grandson Orrice F. McShane and Mary Emerson were married in Beaver. He loved to tell of being in the meeting in Nauvoo when he was a young lad when the mantle of the Prophet Joseph Smith fell upon Brigham Young signifying that he was chosen of the Lord to be successor to Joseph Smith. He faithfully paid his tithing the rest of his life. Years later, probably 1912, he deeded his land, 160 acres, to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They sold it for $300.00. July 19, 1898 while attending Family Prayer with John M.'s family a streak of lightning struck the room they were in. Through the mercy of God they escaped unharmed. There was $40.00 damage to the home. When he was 73 years old, Sept. 25, 1898, he was set apart by Apostle George Teasdale to go to Nebraska on a mission to his son Jedediah. He left Beaver for Nebraska Oct. 17th, taking the train from Milford. He stayed a few days in Lehi with his stepbrother, George Weir Murdock. He traveled through Grand Junction, Colorado, where he missed the train and had to wait until the next day to take it to Durango, Colorado, where he visited his stepson, Robert Y. Fuel, for 8 days. Then he went on to his son Jedediah's in Nebraska. He spent the winter teaching the Gospel as a missionary in homes and preaching in meetings. Neither Robert or Jedediah would listen. On Mar. 31, 1899 he attended the funeral in Hitchcock Co., Neb., of Grandmother Sailors (Asenath Scott Sailors) the grandmother of Celestia, Harvey and James Sailors who had married into his family. April 10, 1899 he bid goodbye to his son Jedediah and wife taking the train from Palisade, Hitchcock Co., Nebraska, arriving in Lehi, Utah Co., Utah on the 12th. He visited his stepbrother, George Weir Murdock, and located his wife Margaret's grave and put a tombstone on it. Three days later he took the train for Milford and arrived at his son, John M. Murdock's, home in Beaver. Through the years he spent much time performing ordinance work in the Salt Lake Temple with his brother, John R. Murdock and his wife. He worked all winter, 1900-1901 in the Temple. March 25th he received a telegram that his son, Orrice Francis, was not expected to live. He left Salt Lake City at once arriving too late for Orrice F. had died at the same time his father had boarded the train to come home. He was aged 49 years and 8 months and was buried Mar. 28, 1901. Orrice C. wrote, "thus my poor boy after passing through many years of affliction the Lord took him home so that he could rest in peace". Oct. 20, 1901 he went to Greenville with his son, John M., and his brother, John R., "to anoint and lay hands on Frederick", his grandson and son of Orrice F. Murdock, "and prayed unto the Lord that his limbs might receive their natural strength". The boy was paralyzed in an accident. Through the power of the Priesthood and the faith exercised in his behalf Frederick fully recovered. Nov. 13, 1901 "half past 9 o'clock in the evening had a severe earthquake" in Beaver which "shook things up a good deal and done a considerable damage". Mar. 11, 1903 "went to Greenvill and blessed my granddaughter, Dora Murdock Williams' babe, Thelma Celestia." Her mother had recorded her birth as Feb. 12, 1903, died Mar. 1903. Orrice C. further recorded "March 14 Thelma Celestia my great grand daughter died age 1 month 2 days." "15 went with my son John M. and wife to Greenvill to the funeral. The speakers were myself my son John M. John Horton George Murdock my nephew." Greenville Ward Records do not have these events recorded. Orrice C. Murdock was ordained a Patriarch of Beaver Stake Oct. 14, 1906, by Francis M. Lyman. His brother, John Riggs Murdock, had served as Bishop of Beaver Ward and as Stake President and Patriarch of Beaver Stake. He died Nov. 12, 1913, age 87. Orrice Clapp Murdock died May l, 1915 in Beaver, Utah, age 90 years 5 months. He had been blind for several years and had lived in his son, John M. Murdock's, home since he returned from Nebraska.

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      Birth: Nov. 18, 1854 Death: Oct. 17, 1914 Funeral services over the remains of the late R. H. Sailors, who died at the home southwest of Palisade Friday morning, Oct. 16, were held at the M. E. church Monday afternoon at 2 O'clock. J.W. Murdock conducted the ceremonies and the church was filled to overflowing with friends of the deceased and family, the I.O. O. F. and A.O. u. W lodges attending an a body. The profuse floral offerings of friends and Fraternal societies, of which he was a member, were beautiful. Deceased had been a sufferer for many months from cancer, which finally caused his death, and while the services of specialists had been sought and all possible means to prolong his life had been resorted to, yet it was without avail, and he passed peacefully away at 6 o'clock on the morning of the above date. R. H. Sailors was born Nov. 18, 1854, in Wabash county, Ind., and died at the family home Oct. 17, 1914, lacking one day and one month of being 60 years old. He moved with his parents to Richardson county Neb., in 1870. In 1875 he was united to Emma Fuel and removed to Hitchcock county in 1884. Seven children were born to this union, William, John, Roy, Robert, Jack and Colonel, who survive and Benjamin, who died in infancy. Their mother departed this life May 25, 1888. On November 25, 1889,he was married to Miss Ida May Murphy who survives him. Six children, Claude, Guy, Ray, Ellen, Marvel, and Reese, all of who are living, blessed this union. The deceased on one of mature's noblemen, a kind and indulgent husband and a loving father. His death removes from this section one of the foremost citizens, and his presence will be sadly missed by his bereaved family and friends. A man of highest honor and strictest integrity, living an exemplary life, and by its very example pointed the way to a higher and better being, ever ready to help those in distress, having reared a large family he may be said to have rounded out a most successful career, though he failed to reach the allotted span of three score and ten. Deceased held many offices of trust for his county during his life and was a candidate for county treasurer until the dread malady which caused his death was responsible for his withdrawal. He was a member of the I.O.O.F and A.O.U.W. lodges. A man among men, he is called to his reward, peace to his ashes. Taken from "The Palisade Times", fr. Oct. 23, 1914. page-1, column-1. Family links: Parents: John Thomas Sailors (1834 - 1876) Spouses: Ida May Murphy Sailors (1870 - 1946) Emma Fuel Sailors (1855 - 1888)* Children: Robert Archie Sailors (1881 - 1935)* Othello Jackson Sailors (1884 - 1935)* Benjamin Carl Sailors (1888 - 1888)* Claude Sailors (1891 - 1968)* Guy Sailors (1894 - 1972)* Reece Harvey Sailors (1903 - 1953)* Siblings: Reuben Harvey Sailors (1854 - 1914) Celestia Caroline Sailors Murdock (1857 - 1931)* James Allan Sailors (1859 - 1923)* George Washington Sailors (1861 - 1925)* Charlotte W. Sailors Evans (1864 - 1929)* Orna Sailors (1867 - 1940)* Zora Ella Sailors Slagle (1871 - 1931)* Emma Sailors Hood (1874 - 1937)* John T. Sailors (1876 - 1883)* *Calculated relationship Burial: Palisade Cemetery Palisade Hitchcock County Nebraska, USA Plot: Sect. E Lot 26 ID 1000 Stone ID 1720 Created by: Lillie Oppie Record added: Oct 21, 2005 Find A Grave Memorial# 12126551

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