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Sarah Elsie Gardner

Sarah Elsie Gardner[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9]

Female 1882 - 1925  (42 years)

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  • Name Sarah Elsie Gardner 
    Born 4 July 1882  Indianola, Sanpete County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Date is from: Tombstone; Utah Cemetery Index; Family Data Collection - Births; and Family Data Collection - Individual Records.
    Gender Female 
    Census 27 Jun 1900  Indianola, Sanpete County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Indexed "Elcie Gardner," age 17 born July 1882 in Utah, single; can read and write, no occupation; Living with mother Mary, age 47 who runs a boarding house in a home she rents; Siblings: Amy, 16; Eva, 14; Millie, 12; Daisy, 9 (all "at school"); Bertie, 7; and Silvie, 3. It should be noted that Sarah Elsie's mother Mary Patterson Gardner is indexed as being married. Her husband didn't die until 1908. At this point many of the polygamist Mormons were being rounded up and prosecuted for practicing polygamy. He is either in jail - or in hiding during the census period as he cannot be found on the census record.  
    Birth of Son 4 Jul 1903  Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Birth of Son Earl Francis Spencer 
    Birth of Daughter 17 Jun 1905  Indianola, Sanpete County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Birth of daughter Mary Lodica Spencer 
    Birth of Son 13 Mar 1907  Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Birth of son Ernest Richard Spencer 
    Death of Parent 22 Apr 1908 
    Death of father Henry Erastus Gardner. Elsie is 26.  
    Birth of Son 18 Jun 1908  Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Birth of son Elmer Bert Spencer 
    Census 2-3 Apr 1910  Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Living in Payson Ward I: Indexed "Sarah E," age 28 born 1882 in Utah; married 1 time for 10 years; has given birth 4 times - all 4 children living; can read/write; Living with husband George F., age 39; Frances E., 6; Mary L., 4; Ernest, 3; Elmer B., 10 mos.  
    Birth of Daughter 22 Sept 1914  Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Birth of daughter Pearl Eva 
    Census 6 Jan 1920  Mammoth, Juab County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Dwelling #121; Family #121: Indexed "Elsie Person," 37 born 1883 in Utah, can read/write; renting; Living with second husband Carl Person, 41, Swedish immigrant (immigrated 1905), ore miner; Living at Dwellng #122; Family #121 are Elsie's children: Frances, 16, laborer for railroad; Ernest, 12; and Pearl, 5. The boys are listed as "stepsons" and Pearl is listed as "daughter" or Carl "Person." However, Pearl is the daughter of George Francis Spencer and Sarah Elsie Gardner. 
    Religion Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 
    Died 11 Feb 1925 
    • Date is from: Tombstone; Utah Cemetery Index; and Family Data Collection-Individual Records; The majority of the trees on ancestry.com indicate that she died in Redlands, San Bernardino County, California. This location is NOT sourced by me. San Bernardino death records include a certificate for an Elise Pearson with matching dates to our Elise; however, it is not proven that this is her. Granddaughter Bonnie Allias Moretenson was under the impression that Sarah Elsie Gardner Spencer died in Indianola, Sanpete County, Utah. Will update here when the death record is received.
    Buried 16 Feb 1925  Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Payson City Cemetery: 1_19_1. Sarah is not buried with her husband in the Spencer plot rather she is laid to rest in the Gardner plot with her parents.
    Sarah Elsie Gardner Spencer
    Sarah Elsie Gardner Spencer
    Headstone
    Plot: Payson City Cemetery; 1_19_1
    Person ID P29  Curbow Montoya Family | Curbow Family Branch, Montoya Family Branch, Spencer Family Branch
    Last Modified 10 Jan 2015 

    Father Henry Erastus Stanley Gardner,   b. 5 Jul 1840, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 April 1908, Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Mary Rosetta Patterson,   b. 19 Jun 1852, Raymond, Racine County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sept 1943, Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Family ID F112  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 George Francis Spencer,   b. 30 Jun 1870, Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 April 1944, Provo, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 22 Oct 1900  Manti, Sanpete County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11
    • Marriage Books of Sanpete County, Utah, Volume 4, Page 294; George was 29 and listed himself as a resident of Indianola. Elsie was 18 and listed herself as a resident of Indianola.
      Further confirmed by Western Marriages database of Brigham Young University - Idaho and Family Search - Utah Marriages, 1887-1966 database. Marriage was performed by Edler A. Thomson, Jr. Witnesses were Louis C. Olsen and David Olsen. The Olsen family married into the Spencer family via George's sister Lucy Spencer; however, the relationship of the witnesses here is unknown.
    George Francis Spencer x Sarah Elsie Gardner
    George Francis Spencer x Sarah Elsie Gardner
    Marriage Record information
    George Francis Spencer x Sarah Elsie Gardner
    George Francis Spencer x Sarah Elsie Gardner
    Marriage Certificate
    Divorced Yes, date unknown 
    • In the 1910 census George Francis Spencer and Sarah Elsie Gardner were together and married. It is unknown whether they ever formally divorced; however, in the 1920, 1930 and 1940 census George Francis Spencer is indexed as being divorced. His wife Sarah Elsie Gardner in the 1920 census is in Juab County, Utah with another man and is indexed as "Elsie Person." Her husband is Karl "Person." However, Sarah's tombstone at Payson City Cemetery lists her as "Spencer."

      Notes from granddaughter Bonnie Allias Mortenson: Bonnie could not confirm that there was a divorce. If so, her mother (Mary Lodica Spencer) never spoke of it. She did confirm that Sarah did leave George Francis with all the children. If Sarah remarried (Mr. Person) Bonnie could not confirm it. Again, her mother never spoke of him. She does think that Sarah came back and left again several times. She knows that Sarah brought Pearl to older sister Marie (Mary Lodica Spencer) several times. George Francis Spencer was a farmer and sheep herder by trade. Bonnie said that her mother told her that Sarah Elsie Gardner grew tired of being poor all the time. Bonnie knows that she died young - but doesn't know of what. She thought that she died in Indianola, Utah. It has now been confirmed through the Montana County Marriages database that Sarah Elsie Gardner Spencer did formally marry Carl Person.
    Children 
    +1. Earl Francis Spencer,   b. 4 July 1903, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 July 1964, Reno, Clark County, Nevada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    +2. Mary Lodica Spencer,   b. 17 Jun 1905, Indianola, Sanpete County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1999, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
    +3. Ernest Richard Spencer,   b. 13 Mar 1907, Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1960, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
    +4. Elmer Bert Spencer,   b. 18 Jun 1908, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1999, Kerrville, Kerr County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    +5. Pearl Eva Spencer,   b. 22 Sept 1914, Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 July 1949, Ogden, Weber County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
    Last Modified 10 Jan 2015 09:02:51 
    Family ID F17  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Carl Henrick Person,   b. 16 Nov 1878, Halmstad, Halland, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 17 May 1918  Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • Date/location of marriage are from the Montana County Marriages database and the marriage certificate:
      "...to solemnize within said County of Silver Bow, State of Montana, the marriage of Carl Persons a white man aged 39 years, born at Halmstad, Country of
      Sweden, and now residing at Butte in the County of Silver Bow, State of Montana and who has not been previously married and is now a son of John Person and Emma Person whose maiden name was Emma Johanson with Elsie Gardner a white woman aged 35 years, born at Basin City (Payson City???) in the State of Utah, who has not been previously married and is now a daughter of Henry E. Gardner and Mary R. Gardner whose maiden name was Mary R. Patterson. Being duly sworn this 17th day of May, 1918.
    Sarah Elsie Gardner Spencer x Carl Person - Marriage License
    Sarah Elsie Gardner Spencer x Carl Person - Marriage License
    Sarah Elsie Gardner Spencer x Carl Person
    Sarah Elsie Gardner Spencer x Carl Person
    Marriage Certificate
    Notes 
    • Interestingly, on her tombstone she is listed as "Sarah Elsie Spencer." Bonnie Mortenson, granddaughter of Sarah and daughter of Mary Lodica Spencer stated that her mother never spoke of a Carl Person and had no information on him.

    Last Modified 10 Jan 2015 11:22:22 
    Family ID F402  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Oct 1900 - Manti, Sanpete County, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth of Son - Birth of Son Earl Francis Spencer - 4 Jul 1903 - Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth of Son - Birth of son Ernest Richard Spencer - 13 Mar 1907 - Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth of Son - Birth of son Elmer Bert Spencer - 18 Jun 1908 - Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Living in Payson Ward I: Indexed "Sarah E," age 28 born 1882 in Utah; married 1 time for 10 years; has given birth 4 times - all 4 children living; can read/write; Living with husband George F., age 39; Frances E., 6; Mary L., 4; Ernest, 3; Elmer B., 10 mos. - 2-3 Apr 1910 - Payson, Utah County, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth of Daughter - Birth of daughter Pearl Eva - 22 Sept 1914 - Payson, Utah County, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 May 1918 - Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Dwelling #121; Family #121: Indexed "Elsie Person," 37 born 1883 in Utah, can read/write; renting; Living with second husband Carl Person, 41, Swedish immigrant (immigrated 1905), ore miner; Living at Dwellng #122; Family #121 are Elsie's children: Frances, 16, laborer for railroad; Ernest, 12; and Pearl, 5. The boys are listed as "stepsons" and Pearl is listed as "daughter" or Carl "Person." However, Pearl is the daughter of George Francis Spencer and Sarah Elsie Gardner. - 6 Jan 1920 - Mammoth, Juab County, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 16 Feb 1925 - Payson, Utah County, Utah Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S2685680516] Family Data Collection - Births, Edmund West, comp., (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001.).
      Sarah E. Gardner; E. Patterson Henry; Mary; 4 July 1882; Indianola, Sanpete, UT; Source Information: Edmund West, comp. Family Data Collection - Births [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001.

    2. [S2625380337] 1900 United States Federal Census, (United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, ), Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Indianola, Sanpete, Utah; Roll: T623_1686; Page: 18A; Enumeration District: 121.

    3. [S2624649626] 1910 United States Federal Census, (United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1910. ), Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Payson Ward 1, Utah, Utah; Roll: T624_1609; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 0191; Image: 743; FHL Number: 1375622.

    4. [S2624660385] 1920 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1920.), Source Citation: Year: 1920; Census Place: Mammoth, Juab, Utah; Roll: T625_1863; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 17; Image: 300.

    5. [S2670696371] Family Data Collection - Individual Records, Edmund West, comp., (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000.), Source Citation: Birth year: 1882; Birth city: Indianola; Birth state: UT. (Reliability: 1).
      Sarah E. Gardner; Spouse Gardner George (WRONG); E. Patterson Henry Mary (WRONG); Snpt. Indianola, UT; 4 July 1882; 11 Feb 1925; Source Information: Edmund West, comp.. Family Data Collection - Individual Records [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.

    6. [S4273286822] Membership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830-1848.
      Sarah Gardner; child; born 4 Jul 1882 in Indianola, Sanpete County, Utah

    7. [S4273286855] California Death Index, 1905-1939.
      Elsie Pearson born abt 1887; died at age 38 on 11 Feb 1925 in San Bernardino County, California

    8. [S2624684266] Utah County, Utah Cemetery Index, Utah Valley Regional Family History Center, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1998.Original data - Utah Valley Regional Family History Center. Utah County (UT) Cemetery Index. Provo, UT, USA: Utah Valley Regional Family History Center, 1997.Original data: Utah Valle).
      Sarah Elsie Gardner Spencer; 4 July 1882; 11 Feb 1925; Payson Cemetery

    9. [S4273286788] Web: Utah, Find a Grave Index, 1850-2011.

    10. [S4273286765] Web: Western States Marriage Record Index, 1809-2011, Brigham Young University - Idaho.

    11. [S4273286766] Utah Marriages, Family Search, ( Family Search).
      George Spencer, born 1871, age 29 married Elsie Gardner born 1882, age 18 on 22 Oct 1900 in Manti, Sanpete, Utah; Indexing Project (batch) number: M74654-3; System Origin: Utah-EASy; Source Film No. 481510

    12. [S26] Montana County Marriages, 1865-1950.
      Elsie Gardner, female, age 39 born abt 1883 married 17 May 1918 in Butte, Silver Bow, Montana; father Henry E. Gardner; mother Mary R. Patterson; Spouse: Carl Person; FHL Film No. 1906955