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James Anna ALLRED (010206041401)
Allred Progenitors: (Edward Warren, John Jones, William, William, Thomas)
Born: 08/09/1890 Northrup, UT
Submitted by: Sharon Allred Jessop 11/30/2001
|JAMES ANNA ALLRED CLARK (2-1) 1890-1990
(Daughter of Edward Warren Allred and Rebecca Alvrean Lemmon
My name is James Anna Allred Clark. I was born on the ninth day
of August, 1890, at the ranch house of my grandmother, Olavia
Dorthea Lemrnon, in Northup, Utah. My father was Edward Warren
Allred and my mother was Rebecca Alvrean Lemrnon Allred. I was
their first child, and at the time of my birth, my mother almost
lost her life.
The story behind my name is very interesting. [1 was named after
my aunt.] My Grandma Lemrnon was going to have a baby in April
of 1882. She had already had six girls. Grandpa Lemmon was very
ill at the time and he asked her to please name the baby after
him, for he was sure that it would be a boy and he was afraid
that he wouldn=t be alive when the baby was born. April 3, 1882,
another girl was born to Grandma Lemmon, but Grandma followed
Grandpa Lemmon's wishes and named her James Anna. Grandpa Lemmon
did die in June of that same year. My mother, Rebecca, was ten
years old at this time and because my grandmother had to go to
work after my grandfather died, the task of taking care of this
new baby sister, "James Anna" fell to her. She loved this baby
so much and she enjoyed taking care of her, but when James Anna
was almost five years old, she died and left my mother broken
hearted. Right then she decided that if she had a girl she would
name her James Anna after this little sister.
My father farmed on my grandmother's ranch until I was six years
old. The Virgin River ran close by Grandma Lemmon's ranch.
Grandma Lemmon often took us swimming. She could swim like a
fish, and she never failed to dunk all of us. Later I was
baptized and confirmed a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints on my eighth birthday by William Reusch, in
The year that I was eleven years old we left Springdale, with
two covered wagons and four horses. We left the first part of
April and seven weeks later arrived on the second of June, 1902.
There was no developed town as there is now. I went to the Big
Horn Academy the first year it was in Lovell, in the old white
church, with Albert Fillerup as the teacher.
I met John Willard Clark at a dance and party in Lovell. He was
very musical and loved to dance. He also sang tenor in the ward
choir. We were married on March 29, 1912, at my parent's ranch.
On the eighth of April, 1920, we were sealed for time and
eternity in the Salt Lake temple. We had five children. Our
eldest, Evan, then Guinevere who died only two months after she
was born, Alvrean, John and my last child, Wilbur.
In 1929 we bought the home that I now live in. It cost us one
thousand dollars and I remember thinking that we would never get
out of debt.
After my mother died in June of 1945, my father lived alone for
eight months at the ranch, then we finally persuaded him to come
to our house to live. My husband, John, was so good to take care
of him. He lived with us for about four months and died at our
home. My husband died November 12, 1958, after forty-six years
of married life.
I was never in the hospital until I was seventy-nine years old,
at which time I had an operation on my toes. Also that same
year, I was given recognition by the Lovell Chronicle for the
"Lawn of the Week." a weekly honor to a beautifully kept yard. I
have always had beautiful flowers amid a large garden to keep me
busy during the summer. It has only been in the last few years
that I' ve cut down on the size of my garden and hired help with
mowing my lawn.
A busy pastime of mine, in the winter, is making quilts. Another
favorite winter pastime is going to basketball games. I am a
devoted Lovell Bulldog fan along with my sister, Chasty Reasch.
I love to read and I read a lot. In the past two years, I have
read all the Standard Works, plus many other church oriented
In 1982, I was honored, along with three of my sisters, to be
the grand marshals in the Lovell Days Parade. Veda, Vera, Chasty
and I dressed as pioneers, with tong skirts and bonnets, and
rode in an old-fashioned buggy at the head of the parade.
I have twelve grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren
and ten great-great-grandchildren. I feel I have lived in a
marvelous time in the history of the world. I have ridden in a
covered wagon and I have flown in an airplane. -
autobiographical, submitted by Shirley Smiley, her granddaughter
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