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Fanny Hirst

Fanny Hirst

Female 1852 - 1926  (74 years)  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document    Has 17 ancestors and 90 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Fanny Hirst 
    Birth 10 May 1852  Slaithwaite, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Initiatory (LDS) 1 Feb 1869  EHOUS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    FamilySearch ID KWNV-YML 
    Death 28 Aug 1926  Pleasant Green, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Burial 31 Aug 1926  Pleasant Green Cemetery, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I125  mytree
    Last Modified 25 Feb 2024 

    Father John Hirst,   b. 7 Jan 1816, Slaithwaite, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 7 Sep 1878, Brighton, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Charlotte Brook,   b. 20 Feb 1819, Salendine Nook, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 20 Jun 1880, Brighton, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 61 years) 
    Marriage 5 Nov 1837  Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F102  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family William Jenkins,   b. 7 Oct 1848, Llanelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 5 Feb 1920, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 71 years) 
    Marriage 20 Dec 1860  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. John William Jenkin,   b. 13 Dec 1870, Pleasant Green, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 25 Aug 1946, Pleasant Green, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 75 years)
     2. Hannah Elizabeth Jenkins,   b. 1 Jan 1873, Brighton, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 30 Oct 1878, Brighton, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 5 years)
    +3. Sarah Jane Jenkins,   b. 1 Apr 1875, Pleasant Green, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 20 Jun 1929, Sandy, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 54 years)
     4. Fanny Grace Jenkins,   b. 26 Aug 1877, Brighton, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 29 Oct 1878, Brighton, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 1 year)
    +5. James Hirst Jenkins,   b. 30 Jun 1880, Pleasant Green, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 31 Dec 1973, Pleasant Green, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 93 years)
     6. Annetta Eve Jenkins,   b. 5 Dec 1882, Pleasant Green, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 14 May 1972, Pleasant Green, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 89 years)
    +7. Mary Charlotte Jenkins,   b. 9 Jul 1885, Pleasant Green, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 13 Sep 1965, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 80 years)
    +8. Henry Alonzo Jenkins,   b. 23 Aug 1887, Pleasant Green, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 6 Aug 1953, Pleasant Green, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 65 years)
    +9. Amos Brook Jenkins,   b. 16 Nov 1889, Pleasant Green, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 30 Sep 1959, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 69 years)
     10. Thaddeus Jenkins,   b. 25 Dec 1892, Pleasant Green, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 20 Sep 1893, Pleasant Green, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 0 years)
     11. Annie Jenkins,   b. 18 Jul 1894, Pleasant Green, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 22 Jul 1894, Pleasant Green, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 0 years)
    Family ID F125  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 20 May 2024 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 10 May 1852 - Slaithwaite, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 20 Dec 1860 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsInitiatory (LDS) - 1 Feb 1869 - EHOUS Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 28 Aug 1926 - Pleasant Green, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 31 Aug 1926 - Pleasant Green Cemetery, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Pioneer
      John G. Holman Company (1868) Age at departure: 16
      About 650 individuals and 62 wagons were in the company when it beg a n i t s journey from the outfitting post at Benton, Wyoming.




      William JENKINS & Fanny HI R ST
      Pioneers
      Based on an essay by daughter Mary Charlotte Jenki n s Smith 1952
      Revised by Julie Robinson Smi t h 2009


      William Jenkins was born 7 October 1848 in Cavencaiau, Llanel l y, Wales, the third child of James JENKINS and Elizabeth DAVIS. Faithf u l missionaries brought the restored gospel message to William’s parent s w ho received the invitation to be baptized and accept membership in th e Ch urch of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Jenkins family stron gly d esired to gather with other Saints in America so they made preparat ions t o emigrate. William set out, with his brother John and Sister Mar y, unde r the protection of their parents on board the ship “Golconda” fr om Liver pool England. Williams’s mother was very ill during the entir e long, dif ficult trip which would have made traveling very much more pe rilous fo r a little child of six year-old. The Jenkins arrived in New O rleans an d then joined the Dorr P Curtis Company* in order to cross th e plains, sh aring a wagon with the Morgan Richards family. All arrive d safely at Gre at Salt Lake Valley in the fall of 1854.
      The first winter in this new place, the Jenkins family liv e d in a one-room cabin with another family until they could build thei r ow n cabin west of the Jordan River. William witnessed the crickets de stroy ing their crops and the miracle of the seagulls that came to devou r the c rickets-a sight which greatly stirred his soul and etched itsel f on his v ery impressionable young mind-never to be forgotten.
      William married seventeen year-old Fanny HIRST, the ninth daug h ter of John HIRST and Charlotte BROOK born in Slarthwaite,Yorkshire, En gl and 10 May 1852. The couple exchanged the sacred vows of matrimony i n th e Salt Lake Endowment House on 20 December 1869. Apostle Daniel H . Well s performed the ceremony.
      Fanny had been taught the gospel by her parents who had joined the Chur c h of Jesus Christ in England before Fanny was born. Fanny had thirtee n s iblings and since the entire family wished to emigrate to Zion togeth er , it took sixteen years to save enough money for the journey. Durin g tha t time of saving and dreaming, Fanny experienced persecution from s choo l associates and neighbors. The mistreatment and resentment was int ensif ied by the fact that Fanny’s father was also the Branch President a nd a m issionary working in England. To try to pacify the antagonistic s pirit o f her community for a season, (as the family continued to work an d save d for escape from the hands of those that would mistreat them), Fa nny an d her sisters attended the Baptist Church at the same time worshi p servic es were held in her home. She also worked in the cotton mills i n order t o contribute to the Hirst's travel fund. Finally at the tende r age of fo urteen her family had made preparations sufficient such tha t she and the y boarded the ship “Emerald Isle” in Liverpool, bound for A merica on 20 J une 1868!
      The voyage to America was incredibly difficult. The tain t ed drinking water, (which was shared by eight-hundred seventy-six passe ng ers), coupled with terrific storms resulted in disease and misery spre adi ng rampantly throughout the entire ship causing at least one death al mos t every other day during the journey, totally thirty-seven by voyage’ s en d! Fanny drank water only after her mother boiled it and this extr a prec aution likely saved her life. Miraculously no one in her family b ecame i ll and her older married sister Nancy gave birth to an adorable l ittle gi rl while mid-ocean named “Emerald”! They arrived in New York Ha rbor 11 A ugust 1868. Fanny’s family joined the Holman Company in Fort Bo nton afte r traveling there by train 25 August 1868 and then crossed th e wide plain s in ox-drawn wagons arriving at the long sought after desti nation of th e Salt Lake Valley in October. Many died along the trail, b ut again th e Hirst family was spared tragedy however Sarah (Fanny’s youn ger sister ) did break her leg when she fell from their wagon and was ru n over.
      Fanny married William only twenty-two months after leavin g E ngland. Her new life in the new world would now include a devoted a nd f aithful husband. William brought his lovely bride home to a farm i n Nort h Point (what is now Centerville) and in their little adode hous e the hap py couple welcomed their first child John William, christened f or his fat her and grandfather. In 1871 William homesteaded at Pleasan t Green alon g with Fanny’s Father and other siblings. In their home in P leasant Green , Fanny and William were blessed with ten more children: Ha nnah Elizabet h 1 January 1873, Sarah Jane 1 April 1875, Fanny Grace 26 A ug 1877, Jame s Hirst 30 June 1880, Annette Eva 5 December 1882, Mary Cha rlotte 9 Jul y 1885, Amos Brook 16 November 1889, Thaddeus 25 December 18 92, and Anni e 18 July 1894.
      The Jenkins family met the many obstacles they encountere d w hile pioneering Pleasant Green with patience and faith. The land wa s fil led with rocks, endless sagebrush, and many rattlesnakes; additiona ll y a scarcity of water created great hardships and ultimately forced Wi lli am to leave his farm in order to survive. He began a circuit of labo r t o support his family-to start William would take a wagon to Coons Can yon , where with a hand-axe he would chop down trees and haul a load of t he m to Salt Lake with his ox-team. There he sold his load of wood for t h e small sum and $3.00. It took three or four days for the rough trip a n d was back-breaking labor. William next worked at the Jeremy and Ree d Sa lt Works. He took his pay in salt, hauled it to Provo and sold it t here . He finally fished in the Utah Lake and would haul back a wagon loa d o f Bass and Trout to sell at home in Pleasant Green to the settlers th ere , again putting in days of labor and travel for a mere subsistence-ty pe l iving.
      When water was finally brought through the Valley t h e Jenkins family could then resort to general farming as a means of pro vi ding for their needs. They raised vegetables and grains as well as ot he r cash crops that sustained the farmers and all in that vicinity. The i r seventh child reminisced, “I remember the farm only when I think it w a s beautiful, with flowers, all kinds of berries and fruit trees.” Th e Je nkins lived in a cozy adobe house and in 1894 William and his brothe r Joh n partnered with Sam Spencer and the three together bought a molass es mil l and began operating it to continue their prosperity. Daughter M ary rec alls, “There was a large vat to boil it (the molasses) in. The y wanted s age brush burned under the vat. They said it gave the molasse s a much be tter flavor. I remember the children around bringing brass b uckets to ge t the skimmings to make candy, a rare treat for us in thos e days.”
      Fanny raised seven of her children to adulthood and experience great j o y through them. She also drank deeply of the bitter cup of extreme gr ie f at the loss of her beloved little ones. Young Hannah died durin g a who pping cough epidemic at the age of six along with her tiny one-ye ar old s ister Fanny. Thaddeus and Annie also were prematurely buried be fore th e age of eight and were missed sorely. The knowledge that thes e beautifu l darlings would be restored to Fanny at a bright and gloriou s future da y brought incredible comfort to all the family, especially Fa nny .
      Fanny worked the farm with the support of her children while William ser v ed a mission in Indiana during the years of 1896 and 1897. William al s o was a member of the eighth Quorum of Seventy, an ordained High Pries t , a block teacher, and President of the Youth Organization called the Y ou ng Men’s Mutual Improvement Association (YMMIA). He additionally serv e d for many years as an ordained Temple Worker in the Salt Lake City Tem pl e.
      William and Fanny moved to Salt Lake City settling in th e F ifteenth Ward. They stayed there four years. Then the couple purchas e d a home (just across the street from the Harold B Lee Hall Gymnasium ) i n the Twenty-fifth Ward of the Pioneer State in the Poplar Grove are a o n the Westside of the city just within walking distance of the Temple ; wh ere they spent the remaining years of their lives .
      After months of anxiously waiting and looking forward wi t h anticipation to the milestone of their Golden Wedding Anniversary, Wi ll iam and Fanny were invited into the home of their daughter Mary Charlo tt e for a gala party! Mary lived within an easy stroll-just a few house s a way-from her parents and there on 20 December 1919, family and friend s ga thered to honor William and Fanny celebrating with them the honorabl e lif e the two enjoyed together. This affair was a bright event for al l invol ved and thereafter, just six weeks later, William died from compl ication s due to pneumonia on 6 February 1920. Fanny moved in with fami ly in Pl easant Green and peacefully passed away there six years after Wi lliam. B oth found their final resting places side-by-side in the old Pl easant Gre en Cemetery, in Magna, Utah.

      (Note: The volume Pioneer Women of Faith and Fortitude pg 45 states th a t the Jenkins family crossed the plains in the William Empey Company . Co ntrarily the volume Pioneers & Prominent Men records that the Jame s Jenki ns family came to Utah with the Dorr P. Curtis Company in Octobe r 1854, a s does daughter Mary’s article written for the Daughters of th e Utah Pion eers 1952.)