Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Meet Emma Vilate Hansen





Her younger Brother Thomas Wilford Hansen



Meet Charles Augustus Hansen

Charles and Vilate at their Garden City UT home
in Bear Lake valley.


Charles was born on March 17, 1883 in St. Charles, ID. the son of a Norwegian father Ole Valineous Hansen, and a mother Ruth Caroline Mowrey who descended from our country's settling Pilgrims.

Charles was the sixth of the fourteen children in his family.  He had five brothers and eight sisters.  Twelve of these fourteen children were raised to adulthood, two died as toddlers, one sister and one brother.

At 24 years he married Emma Vilate Hansen, 18, from Garden City, UT at Paris, ID.  Emma was the daughter of a Danish father Hans Soren Hansen and an English mother Emma Saxton.  Emma was the sixth of nine children in her family.

Charles and Vilate lived first in _____________ and then _____________ before finally settling at their home in Pickleville, Garden City, UT.  This home sat along the west side of HWY 89  and the west side of Bear Lake along the small straight stretch leading to Ideal Beach a mile or so to the south.




Monday, July 22, 2013

Charles' connection with Joseph Smith, Martin Harris, Elder Charles C. Rich


The Prophet Joseph Smith was a friend, neighbor, and employer of Harley Mowrey, Charles' maternal Grandfather.

The following excerpt was taken from the Vernal Express, October 22, 1920, "DEATH OF AGED PIONEER THROWS GLOOM OVER VALLEY COMMUNITIES", Page 1:

"When seventeen years of age he came in contact with the Latter-Day-Saints; became a convert to their faith and was baptized in January 1839.  A hole was cut in the ice for the purpose of baptizing him.  Soon after this he went to Nauvoo.  His parents [Barton Mowry and Ruth Walkup] did not become converts until years after, but were finally baptized and went around Cape Horn to San Francisco in the ship Brooklyn during the year 1846 [accompanied by two of Harley's three brothers - Origin, 20 and Rhanaldo, 18; his other brother, Sylvester was serving as a Lt. in the US Army] .  During his residence at Nauvoo most of his time was spent working on the Nauvoo temple.  He lived across the street from the residence of the Prophet Joseph Smith, was on the most intimate terms with the Prophet and his family, and was occasionally in their employ.

On one occasion Joseph Smith and Erastus Snow exhibited to him the Egyptian mummies as well as the rolls of papyrus and inscriptions of which a portion of the 'Pearl of Great Price' is a translation."




The Pearl of Great Price


As documented in the History of the Church, 2:235, July 6, 1835 - Michael H. Chandler arrives in Kirtland, Ohio, to display four Egyptian mummies and some scrolls of papyrus containing hieroglyphics. They are later purchased by the Prophet Joseph Smith, and by revelation he obtains the Book of Abraham from them. (History of the Church, 2:235).  About this time, "some of the Saints at Kirtland purchased the mummies and papyrus" from Michael H. Chandler who had brought them on tour through Kirtland, Ohio. The papyrus would become instrumental in the Prophet Joseph's translation of the record of Abraham. Also, the Prophet Joseph Smith received a certificate from Mr. Chandler affirming that Joseph's translation of the Egyptian hieroglyphics was correct. (History of the Church, 2:235)




Martin Harris one of the Three Witnesses to the Book of Mormon was a 3rd cousin to Charles' mother Ruth Mowrey.


Mormon-book.jpg


Be it known unto all nations, kindreds, tongues, and people, unto whom this work shall come: That we, through the grace of God the Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, have seen the plates which contain this record, which is a record of the people of Nephi, and also of the Lamanites, their brethren, and also of the people of Jared, who came from the tower of which hath been spoken. And we also know that they have been translated by the gift and power of God, for his voice hath declared it unto us; wherefore we know of a surety that the work is true. And we also testify that we have seen the engravings which are upon the plates; and they have been shown unto us by the power of God, and not of man. And we declare with words of soberness, that an angel of God came down from heaven, and he brought and laid before our eyes, that we beheld and saw the plates, and the engravings thereon; and we know that it is by the grace of God the Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, that we beheld and bear record that these things are true. And it is marvelous in our eyes. Nevertheless, the voice of the Lord commanded us that we should bear record of it; wherefore, to be obedient unto the commandments of God, we bear testimony of these things. And we know that if we are faithful in Christ, we shall rid our garments of the blood of all men, and be found spotless before the judgment-seat of Christ, and shall dwell with him eternally in the heavens. And the honor be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost, which is one God. Amen.

Oliver Cowdery
David Whitmer
Martin Harris


Link to the Martin Harris Pageant:




Elder Charles C. Rich a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles was a brother-in-law to Harley Mowrey, Charles' maternal Grandfather.

Elder Rich and Harley were married to sisters, Harriet and Martha Jane respectively.  This being the case, there were occasions when Elder Rich was dispatched on assignments to various locations and Harley and Martha Mowrey accompanied them.

This is particularly true on as assignment during which a settlement was established at San Bernardino, California where Charles' mother Ruth Caroline was born, November 28, 1856.  Subsequently, Ruth had five siblings born at Beaver City, Centerville, and Paris, Idaho.

Harley and Martha assisted with settling Bear Lake valley as well where Harley was called to serve on the first High Council in the valley.

This connection is of particular value to us because much has been written and recorded about the Apostle Elder Rich and his work and circumstances much of which could safely be assumed to have been shared by Charles' Grandparents Harley and Martha Mowrey.









Friday, July 19, 2013

Meet Their Fifty Grandchildren



      2. Delbert Charles HANSEN  (Charles Augustus) was born on 22 Jan 1908 in Garden City, UT. He died on 26 Jan 1972 in Garden City, UT. He was buried in Garden City, UT.
Delbert married Dolly Freda JENKINS  on 10 Aug 1935 in Montpelier, ID. Dolly was born on 11 Sep 1918 in Auburn, WY, Wyoming. She was christened on 5 Jan 1919 in Auburn, , Wyoming. She died on 11 Jul 2003. She was buried in Garden City, UT.

They had the following children:
             16 M        i.  Delbert Rodney HANSEN  was born on 6 Jun 1936 in Garden City, UT. He died on 30 Nov 1987.
Delbert married Marilyn Jean COOK  on 24 Jul 1954. Marilyn was born on 3 Jan 1937. She died on 11 Aug 1981.
             17 M        ii.  Delmoine J. HANSEN  was born on 12 Mar 1938 in Garden City, UT.
Delmoine married Mary Colleen BIRD  on 12 Jun 1957. Mary was born on 24 Oct 1938.
             18 F        iii.  Marlene HANSEN  was born on 6 Apr 1940 in Garden City, UT.
Marlene married (1) Arthur Weldon HESS  on 14 Jun 1968. Arthur was born on 2 Jun 1942. He died on 27 Sep 1996.
Marlene married (2) Glayde ERICKSON  on 5 Jul 1963. The marriage ended in divorce.
             19 F       iv.  Beverly HANSEN  was born on 3 Jan 1944 in Montpelier, ID.
Beverly married Arthur J. RUFI  on 26 Dec 1970. Arthur was born on 2 Jul 1947.
             20 M       v.  Dennis Lynn HANSEN  was born on 15 Sep 1947 in Montpelier, ID.
Dennis married Marsha MCMURRAY  on 1 Sep 1972. Marsha was born on 29 Mar 1953.
             21 M      vi.  Buddy Dean HANSEN  was born on 27 Nov 1949 in Soda Springs, ID. He died on 17 Feb 2004 in Logan, Cache, UT. He was buried on 21 Feb 2004 in Garden City, UT.
Buddy married Julee SPACKMAN  on 30 Jun 1983. The marriage ended in divorce.
             22 M      vii.  Vernon Gayle HANSEN  was born on 20 Oct 1952 in Montpelier, ID.
Vernon married (1) Linda MACGILLIVARY  on 8 Sep 1971. The marriage ended in divorce.
Vernon married (2) Jo HANSEN  ? Prior to Feb 2004.
             23 M     viii.  Loay Ralph 'Huck' HANSEN  was born on 19 Aug 1954 in Montpelier, ID.
Loay married Jana Dee ADAMS  on 8 Oct 1982. Jana was born on 18 Oct 1960.

             24 F       ix.  Debra HANSEN  was born on 16 Dec 1956 in Montpelier, ID.

      3. Emma HANSEN  (Charles Augustus) was born on 27 Aug 1909 in Garden City, Rich, UT. She died on 13 Jun 1960. She was buried in Garden City, UT.
Emma married Vernest Fredric WINDLEY  on 3 Jan 1927. Vernest was born in 1896. He died in 1935. He was buried in Garden City, UT.

They had the following children:
             25 M        i.  Vernest Eugene WINDLEY  was born on 1 Sep 1927. He died on 27 May 1966.
Vernest married DeEsta LARSEN  on 27 Aug 1946. DeEsta was born on 21 Apr 1928.
             26 F         ii.  Eldora Vilate WINDLEY  was born on 22 Jun 1929 in Montpelier, Idaho. She died on 13 Apr 2000 in Portland, Oregon. She was buried in Portland, Oregon.
Eldora married Robert Timothy RENOLDS  in 1966. Robert died on 28 Dec 1992.
             27 M       iii.  Thomas Gilbert WINDLEY  was born on 22 Dec 1933 in Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho. He died on 5 Jul 2013 in Salt Lake City, UT.
Thomas married (1) Louise Estelle TOWNLEY . The marriage ended in divorce.Louise was born in 1936. She died in Oct 2008.
Thomas married (2) Barbara B BARRON  on 1 Jan 1981. Barbara was born on 3 Mar 1941. She died on 21 Mar 2012.

      4. Hans Gilbert HANSEN  (Charles Augustus) was born on 29 May 1911 in Garden City, Utah. He died on 20 Mar 1986 in Ogden, Weber, Utah. He was buried in N. Ogden, UT.
Hans married Deane AUSTIN  on 2 Oct 1936. Deane was born on 16 Aug 1918 in Liberty, Bear Lake, Idaho. She died in 1996 in Ogden, Weber, Utah.

They had the following children:
             28 F         i.  Marilyn HANSEN  was born on 28 Feb 1938 in Liberty, Bear Lake, Idaho.
Marilyn married Merlin Olson HATCH  in Logan, UT. Merlin was born on 9 Oct 1930 in OXFORD, ID.

      5. Thomas Arden HANSEN  (Charles Augustus) was born on 21 Mar 1913 in Pocatello, ID. He died on 7 May 1982 in Salt Lake, UT. He was buried in Garden City, UT.
Thomas married Rula JENKINS  on 28 Mar 1939 in Montpelier, ID. Rula was born on 4 Apr 1923 in Auburn, WY, Wyoming. She was christened on 3 Jun 1923 in Auburn, , Wyoming.


Thomas and Rula had the following children:
             29 F         i.  Joyce HANSEN  was born on 23 Jan 1940 in Garden City, UT.
Joyce married Arden Levear NICHOLLS  on 10 Apr 1957.
             30 M        ii.  Thomas Gary HANSEN  was born on 28 Nov 1942 in SAGE, WY. He died on 6 Jul 2011 in Jerome, ID. He was buried on 12 Jul 2011 in Garden City, UT.
Thomas married Judy Lee HANSEN  on 28 Sep 1966.
             31 M       iii.  Howard "D" HANSEN  was born on 31 Jan 1947 in Montpelier, ID.
Howard married (1) Jacklynn CUTLER  on 9 Jun 1968. Jacklynn was born on 20 Jul 1943 in Cedar City, UT. She died on 21 May 2011 in Fort Worth, TX. She was buried in Garden City, UT.
Howard married (2) Maria FLORENCE  on 29 Mar 2013 in St. George, UT.
             32 M      iv.  Tony HANSEN  was born on 8 Jun 1954 in Montpelier, ID. He died on 5 Jul 2003 in Ogden, Weber, UT. He was buried on 9 Jul 2003 in Garden City, UT.
Tony married Robin GAY KUNZ  on 7 Jun 1974.

      6. Ruth HANSEN  (Charles Augustus) was born on 10 Apr 1915 in Garden City, Utah. She died on 16 Oct 1991 in Idaho.
Ruth married Harold Edwin LANE  on 10 Aug 1935. Harold was born on 3 Mar 1911 in Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah.

They had the following children:
             33 F         i.  Baby Girl LANE .
             34 M        ii.  Harold LeRoy LANE  was born in 1936. He died in 1936.
             35 F        iii.  Shirley Ruth LANE  was born on 20 Apr 1938 in Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho. She died on 5 Aug 2009 in Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho.
Shirley married (1) Dale GREENHALGH . Dale was born in 1933. He died in 1995.
Shirley married (2) Hervin Lorenzo HEMMERT . Hervin was born in 1936. He died in 1994.
Shirley married (3) Wayne KUNZ  on 8 Jan 1999. The marriage ended in divorce.Wayne was born on 21 Nov 1932.
             36 F       iv.  Gloria Ann LANE  was born about 1940.
Gloria married Richard GRUNIG .
             37 F        v.  Karen Lee LANE  was born in 1944.
Karen married Lawrence Boardman FRETWELL  on 19 Nov 1963. Lawrence was born on 5 Jan 1938.

      7. Willard 'H' HANSEN  (Charles Augustus) was born on 19 Jun 1917 in Garden City, Rich, UT. He died on 26 Jan 1986 in Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho.
Willard married Velma Caroline LEWIS  on 20 Sep 1939 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. Velma was born on 16 Sep 1919 in Paris, ID.

They had the following children:
             38 F         i.  Merlyn HANSEN  was born on 13 Mar 1941 in Paris, ID.
Merlyn married Lloyd Thomas PAINTER  on 17 Aug 1957. Lloyd was born in 1941 in Bloomington, Bear Lake, ID. He died in 1985.
             39 M        ii.  Richard Willard HANSEN  was born on 7 Sep 1943 in Montpelier, Bear Lake, ID.
Richard married LaRae MCMURRAY . LaRae was born in 1945 in Montpelier, Bear Lake, ID.
             40 F        iii.  Maxine HANSEN  was born on 27 Jul 1947 in Montpelier, Bear Lake, ID.
Maxine married Lonnie TAGGART . Lonnie was born in 1947 in American Falls, Power, ID.
             41 M      iv.  Reed Lewis HANSEN  was born on 6 Jul 1952 in Montpelier, Bear Lake, ID.
Reed married Raylene WARD  on 21 Nov 1973. Raylene was born in 1952 in Montpelier, Bear Lake, ID.
             42 F        v.  Jane HANSEN  was born in 1957 in Montpelier, Bear Lake, ID.
Jane married Douglas Ware DESPAIN  on 13 Mar 1986. Douglas was born in 1950 in Payson, Utah, UT.

      8. Leah HANSEN  (Charles Augustus) was born on 4 Aug 1919 in Garden City, Utah. She died on 29 May 1999 in Evanston, WY. She was buried on 2 Jun 1999 in Evanston, WY.
Leah married Fred Weston BARKER  on 22 Oct 1936. Fred was born on 10 Aug 1915 in Randolph, Rich, Utah. He was christened on 3 Oct 1915 in Randolph, Rich, Utah. He died on 3 Feb 1997 in Evanston, Wyoming. He was buried on 6 Feb 1997 in Evanston, Wyoming.

They had the following children:
             43 M        i.  Weston Rayo BARKER  was born on 16 Sep 1937 in Randolph, UT.
Weston married Carlene SHAW  on 2 Aug 1957.
             44 M        ii.  George Hans BARKER  was born on 1 Nov 1938 in Randolph, UT.
George married Mary Ann MILLS  on 20 Sep 1958. Mary was born on 21 May 1940 in Evanston, Uintah, WY.

      9. Russell Saxton HANSEN  (Charles Augustus) was born on 16 Jun 1921 in Garden City, UT. He died on 5 Apr 2002 in Clearfield, UT. He was buried on 9 Apr 2002 in Garden City, UT.
Russell married Lila Janet SHARP  on 26 Jul 1945. Lila was born on 12 Aug 1921 in Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho. She was christened on 8 Mar 1928 in Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho. She died on 20 May 2002 in Layton, UT. She was buried on 23 May 2002 in Garden City, UT.

They had the following children:
             45 M        i.  Wendell Russell HANSEN  was born about 1947.
Wendell married Linda Pauline LAMBRISKY  on 22 May 1967. Linda was born on 3 Dec 1948 in JOHNSTOWN, Clay, PA.
             46 F         ii.  Donna Lee HANSEN  was born on 28 Feb 1949 in Montpelier, ID.
Donna married Donald Fay PUGMIRE  son of Fayon Rich PUGMIRE and Naomi KUNZ on 10 Jun 1967 in Garden City, UT. Donald was born on 7 May 1948 in Montpelier, ID.
             47 M       iii.  Thaine S. HANSEN  was born 5 Dec 1950.
Thaine married (1) Dayle Chelane MATTSON  26 May 1969 in the Salt Lake Temple.  The marriage ended in divorce 8 Feb 2011.  Chelane was born on 14 Apr 1951 in Montpelier, ID.
Thaine married (2) Teresa DILLINGHAM 26 Feb 2011 in West Valley, Utah.
             48 M      iv.  Earl D. HANSEN  was born on 29 Apr 1953. He died on 26 Jul 2005 in Plain City, UT. He was buried on 29 Jul 2005 in Garden City, UT.
Earl married Dianna Jean TURPIN  on 17 May 1974 in Ogden, UT. Dianna was born on 1 Apr 1955 in DECATUR, MACON, IL.
             49 F        v.  Earlene HANSEN  was born on 29 Apr 1953 in Montpelier, ID. She died on 29 Apr 1953 in Montpelier, ID.
             50 F       vi.  Mary Kay HANSEN  was born on 6 Feb 1957 in Montpelier, ID. She died on 6 Feb 1957 in Montpelier, ID.

    10. Ilene HANSEN  (Charles Augustus) was born on 9 Aug 1923 in Garden City, UT. She died on 28 Feb 1996 in Logan, Utah. She was buried on 4 Mar 1996 in Garden City, Utah.
Ilene married (1) Clyde Mills KENNEDY  on 13 Mar 1948. Clyde was born on 28 Mar 1912. He died about 1995.

They had the following children:
             51 M        i.  Charles Floyd HANSEN KENNEDY .
Charles married Peggy TORRIS .
             52 F         ii.  Gaylene Gunn KENNEDY .
Gaylene married Alan WAMSLEY .
             53 F        iii.  Lois Ann KENNEDY .
Lois married Doyle ESTERHOLT .
             54 F       iv.  Sue KENNEDY .

Sue married Ray LUTZ .

Ilene married (2) Alfred William GUNN  on 29 Jan 1943 in Evanston, WY. The marriage ended in divorce.

    11. LaVarr Morrie HANSEN 1  (Charles Augustus) was born on 26 Jun 1926 in Garden City, Rich, Utah. He died on 14 Nov 2007 in South Ogden, Weber, UT. He was buried on 20 Nov 2007 in South Ogden, Weber, UT.
LaVarr married LaVaun KUNZ 2  daughter of Parley Peter KUNZ and Hilda Irene STOOR on 4 Apr 1946 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. LaVaun was born3  on 16 May 1927 in Bern, Bear Lake, Idaho.

They had the following children:
             55 M        i.  Larry LaVarr HANSEN  was born on 2 Oct 1948 in Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho.
Larry married Melanie STONE  daughter of Clarence William STONE and Betty Marie NELSON on 13 Nov 1970 in Logan, Cache, Utah. Melanie was born on 15 Mar 1952 in Artesia, Los Angeles, California.
             56 F         ii.  LaRena HANSEN  was born on 5 Jun 1951 in Ogden, Weber, Utah.
LaRena married Lee Glen FOLKMAN  on 14 Aug 1970 in Ogden, Weber, Utah. Lee was born on 16 Jul 1950 in Ogden, UT.
             57 M       iii.  LaMont "K" HANSEN  was born on 7 Sep 1958 in Ogden, Weber, Utah.
LaMont married Leslie PARRISH  daughter of Euel Paul PARRISH and Helen MASSENGALE on 25 Apr 1980 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, Utah. Leslie was born on 30 Sep 1959 in Denver, , Colorado.

    12. LeRoy Brigham HANSEN  (Charles Augustus) was born on 16 May 1928 in Garden City, Utah.
LeRoy married Betty Gay CALDER  daughter of David CALDER and Irene CALDER on 18 Sep 1950 in Evanston, WY. Betty was born on 31 May 1930 in Garden City, UT. She died on 4 May 2001 in Ogden, UT. She was buried on 8 May 2001 in North Ogden, UT.

They had the following children:
             58 M        i.  Michael J. HANSEN  was born on 21 Aug 1949.
Michael married (1) Danna HOYT  on 20 Dec 1974. The marriage ended in divorce.
Michael married (2) Louise HOFFMAN  on 2 Jul 1970. The marriage ended in divorce.
Michael married (3) Jody STENQUIST  on 1 Dec 2001.
             59 F         ii.  Peggy Ann HANSEN  was born on 4 Sep 1951.

Peggy married (1) Patrick Coy MCGUIRE . The marriage ended in divorce.
Peggy married (2) Edwin Lawrence BELL  on 26 Jul 1985.

    13. Mildred HANSEN  (Charles Augustus) was born on 1 Jul 1931 in Garden City, Rich, UT. She died on 11 Oct 1997 in Logan, Cache, UT. She was buried in Garden City, Utah.
Mildred married Ross Hendricks SMITH  on 5 Sep 1947. Ross was born on 21 Sep 1919 in Logan, Cache, Utah. He died on 9 Apr 1997 in Logan, Cache, Utah. He was buried on 12 Apr 1997 in Garden City, Rich, Utah.

They had the following children:
             60 F         i.  Cathy Lee SMITH .
Cathy married George Terrill WESTON  about 1970.
             61 F         ii.  RoxAnne SMITH .
RoxAnne married Douglas Story WESTON .

    15. Jack Irvin HANSEN  (Charles Augustus) was born on 2 Aug 1934 in Garden City, Rich, Utah. He was christened on 4 Nov 1934 in Garden City, Rich, Utah. He died on 11 Oct 2000 in Idaho.
Jack married Flora Ann PETERSON  on 15 Jul 1955. Flora was born on 6 Mar 1938 in Ogden, Weber, Utah. She was christened on 1 May 1938 in Ogden, Weber, Utah.

They had the following children:
             62 F         i.  Vicki Ann HANSEN  was born on 4 Feb 1957. She died in 2006.
Vicki married (1) John R II SCHWITZER  on 6 Jun 1975. The marriage ended in divorce.John was born on 7 Apr 1956.
Vicki married (2) James H DRYSDALE  on 30 Oct 1987. James was born on 29 May 1952.
             63 M        ii.  Charles Jack 'Chuck' HANSEN  was born on 24 Jun 1958.
Charles married (1) Pattie PORTER  on 29 Jul 1976. The marriage ended in divorce.Pattie was born on 18 Jun 1959.
Charles married (2) Teresa HANSEN .
             64 M       iii.  Donald Marvin HANSEN .
Donald married (1) Lori PETERSEN . The marriage ended in divorce.
Donald married (2) Mrs. Donald HANSEN . The marriage ended in divorce.
             65 F       iv.  Michelle Vilate HANSEN  was born on 24 Jun 1965.
Michelle married (1) Jeffrey K PRICE  on 2 Apr 1983. The marriage ended in divorce.Jeffrey was born on 27 Jul 1964.
Michelle married (2) Kim WYBROW .


  1.  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ancestral File (TM), June 1998 (c), data as of 5 JAN 1998, Family History Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84150  USA.
  2.  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ancestral File (TM).

  3.  F007185 #195.