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Anna Judith Beckstrand

Anna Judith Beckstrand

Female 1862 - 1939  (77 years)  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document    Has 64 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Anna Judith Beckstrand 
    Birth 21 Nov 1862  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Initiatory (LDS) 7 May 1879  SGEOR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1900  Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1910  Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    FamilySearch ID KWZZ-62L 
    Death 21 Nov 1939  Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Burial 24 Nov 1939  Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I4933  mytree
    Last Modified 25 Feb 2024 

    Father Elias August Beckstrand,   b. 20 Oct 1832, Villstad, Jönköping, Konungariket Sverige Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 26 Feb 1910, Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Anna Sophia Hegglund,   b. 9 Oct 1833, Ryssby, Kronoberg, Småland, Konungariket Sverige Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 8 Jul 1890, Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 56 years) 
    Marriage 24 Jan 1862  Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3421  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family James Duncan, Jr,   b. 26 Feb 1857, Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 11 Jul 1905, Clear Lake, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 48 years) 
    Marriage 7 May 1879  St. George, Washington, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Anna Jennett Duncan,   b. 21 Aug 1880, Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 23 Mar 1917, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 36 years)
     2. James Elias Duncan,   b. 17 Nov 1882, Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 17 Nov 1882, Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 0 years)
    +3. Elmer J Duncan,   b. 8 Mar 1884, Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 19 Mar 1963, Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 79 years)
    +4. James Alonzo Duncan,   b. 28 Oct 1886, Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1 Dec 1971, Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 85 years)
    +5. Flora B Duncan,   b. 6 Apr 1891, Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 3 Sep 1964, Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 73 years)
    +6. Lois Emma Duncan,   b. 11 Jan 1894, Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 18 Mar 1981, Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 87 years)
    +7. Leah Hegglund Duncan,   b. 12 Oct 1898, Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 23 Mar 1982, American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 83 years)
    +8. Naomi Duncan,   b. 5 Jan 1901, Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 15 Jun 1978, Midvale, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 77 years)
    Family ID F3394  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2024 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 21 Nov 1862 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsInitiatory (LDS) - 7 May 1879 - SGEOR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 7 May 1879 - St. George, Washington, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1900 - Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1910 - Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 21 Nov 1939 - Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 24 Nov 1939 - Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Beckstrand, Anna Judith
    Anna Judith Beckstrand
    Duncan, James Family (1857)
    Duncan, James Family (1857)
    Anna Judith Beckstrand - James Alonzo - James Duncan frnt Elmer James - Anna Jennette
    Beckstrand, Elias August Family
    Beckstrand, Elias August Family
    Anna Sofia (Hegglund) - Anna Judith - Joseph Conrad - Elias August - John August Beckstrand

  • Notes 
    • Anna Judith Duncan was a woman of great strength and faith. Anna was bo r n 21 November 1862, in a little house on the north west corner of Temp l e Square in Salt Lake City, Utah, a daughter of Elias August and Anna S op hia Hegglund Beckstrand. She was the first of six children born to thi s f amily, two of whom died in infancy .

      Her parents had emigrated from Sweden to Salt Lake City. The family mov e d to and lived for a time at Deseret, Millard County. Here Anna's broth e r and sister, John August and Albertina, were born .

      They then moved to Meadow (also in Millard County) where they were som e o f the early settlers. Her father, Elias, married a second wife in 186 9 an d so Anna Judith grew up in a polygamist family. Being the oldest i n th e family, she had plenty of dishes to wash and babies to tend. She a lso h elped with the chores on the farm and learned to work and make th e most o f her time. The family spoke the Swedish language in their home , but whe n the children started to attend school, Elias announced that t hey woul d now have to change and speak only the English language. He ha d a littl e difficulty mastering English and couldn't say "Judith" and s o he calle d her "Udith." This was shortened to "Udy" and that name she k ept through out her life. She was called "Aunt Udy" by practically everyo ne in Meadow .

      On 7 May 1879, at the age of seventeen, she married James Duncan in th e S t. George Temple. James and Anna Judith moved into a small, three-bed roo m house in Meadow. They were the parents of eight children: Anna Jean nett e (1880), James Elias (1882-died at birth), Elmer (1884), James Alon zo (1 886), Flora (1891), Lois Emma (1894), Leah (1898) and Naomi (1901 ) .

      When the first three children were very small, James was called to ser v e a two-year mission in Georgia leaving Udy with the full care of the f am ily. She raised a good garden and canned and dried fruits and vegetabl es . She also raised chickens, a few pigs and had several cows to milk wh ic h helped with the food for the family. She sold eggs for ten to twelv e ce nts a dozen and sent milk to the creamery which brought in a small c hec k each month. After his mission, James and several other men from Mea do w pursued the occupation of freighting through southern Utah and Nevad a . The trips sometimes lasted 5-6 weeks. In 1905 James was tragically ki ll ed on on of the trips.

      Udy was left with six children to raise, ranging in age from ninetee n t o four years. The task of playing the role of both father and mothe r wa s not an easy one, but Udy did not shirk her responsibilities. Her d aught er, Anna, passed away (22 March 1916)) at the age of thirty-five. N ow, i n addition to caring for her own family, Udy helped to raise her tw o gran dsons, Herman and James Lynn.

      Anna Judith was an active member of the church. She served as an offic e r in most of the auxiliary organizations. She was a teacher in Sunday S ch ool, Primary and was president of the Young Women's Mutual Improvemen t As sociation for fifteen years. She also served in the Relief Society p resid ency and was a member of the Stake Sunday School Board. For many ye ars sh e helped prepared the dead for burial. She also worked on the sewi ng comm ittee, helping to make the burial clothes. She was a very good se amstres s and took in sewing to help with the family expenses .

      Udy raised her family strong in the LDS faith. Her seven living childr e n were all married in the temple. She sent her son, Alonzo, on a missi o n to England. She tried to teach her children to be thrifty, especiall y w ith their time. She knew the true meaning of work. She wanted her chi ldre n to appreciate the blessings they would receive when they learned t o giv e of themselves and help others. Anna Judith was an exceptionally g ood mo ther and grandmother. She was strict but kind .

      During the last years of her life, she spent a great deal of her time do i ng temple work, primarily in the Manti Temple. She died on her seventy- se venth birthday, 21 November 1939, in Meadow, Utah.