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Nephi David Beckstrand

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  • Name Nephi David Beckstrand 
    Born 1 Nov 1878  Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1900  Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1920  Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1930  Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    FamilySearch ID KWCP-XJZ 
    Died 10 May 1957  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I5101  mytree
    Last Modified 4 Jun 2018 

    Father Elias August Beckstrand,   b. 20 Oct 1832, Villstad, Jönköping, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1910, Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Henrietta Cecelia Nilsdotter,   b. 17 Apr 1851, Burlöv, Skåne, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1923, Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 7 Jun 1869  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3542  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Hannah Adams,   b. 28 Oct 1882, Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1981, Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years) 
    Married 1 Jun 1910  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Austin N Beckstrand,   b. 29 May 1914, Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 2005  (Age 91 years)
     2. Evan A Beckstrand,   b. 16 Nov 1917, Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 2007, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     3. Lucile Beckstrand,   b. 11 Feb 1923, Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 1931  (Age 8 years)
    Last Modified 31 May 2020 
    Family ID F3070  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Nov 1878 - Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1900 - Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Jun 1910 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1920 - Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1930 - Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 May 1957 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Beckstrand, Nephi D b1878 - Adams, Mary b1882
    Beckstrand, Nephi D b1878 - Adams, Mary b1882

  • Notes 
    • Grandpa always had a soft heart when it came to his horses. He hesitated to cinch the saddle up too tight because he didn't want to hurt them. One day when I was about 5, he put me on a horse, and I had only ridden half a block when the saddle slipped to the side of the horse's belly. I was riding like an Indian at war! Dad came running and rescued me before I could fall to the ground.

      When Grandpa Nephi Beckstrand went deer hunting back in the 1920’s it was an

      adventure as well as a pioneer like test of stamina. The friday before opening day he, and

      my dad and his brother Austin would begin packing up the hay wagon with bottled venison jars

      of fruit and bedding. The bedding consisted of camp quilts made by my grandma from Levi

      coveralls sewn together on an old treadle type sewing machine with some batting in between.

      My grandma said the quilts were cold as ice when he crawled under them frozen solid by

      morning. The last thing he put into the wagon was his rifle an old rusty 30-40 Craig with a

      missing rear sight. After the packing done they would hitch up the team of horses (Babe &

      Maud) and head out for the mouth of Dry Creek Canyon. After arriving they set up an old army

      tent that smelled like an old musty canvas. After an hour or two of swapping stories with the

      other hunters in camp, they would turn in around 11:00 P.M.

      In order to get to the top of the mountain on horseback by daylight they would have to be

      up and riding by 3:00 A.M. In spite of his broken down rifle, grandpa was always able to

      harvest a nice buck. After field dressing the deer, they headed back down the mountain, broke

      camp, and arrived back home in Meadow, Utah well after dark. In spite of this seemingly

      strenuous ordeal, my grandpa loved hunting and being in the mountains and took me often

      when I was young.