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SHURTZ, Ambrose

SHURTZ, Ambrose

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  SHURTZ, Ambrose was born on 8 Apr 1878 in Escalante, Garfield, Utah, United States; was christened on 4 Jun 1885 in Escalante, Garfield, Utah Territory, United States (son of SHIRTS, Don Carlos and WILLIAMS, Elizabeth); died on 31 Dec 1968 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States; was buried on 3 Jan 1969 in Escalante, Garfield, Utah, United States.

    Other Events:

    • _TAG: Reviewed on FS
    • WAC: 30 Nov 1898, MANTI

    Notes:

    Stories I Can’t Remember
    by Maxine Shurtz Hansen

    There are a few important and interesting incidents in our lives we cannot remember. I guess the really most important one is when and where we were born. According to stories told me, it was a sunny Sunday afternoon, February 28, 1915 in Escalante. I had delayed my arrival long enough to miss a very big snowstorm. My mother told me there were huge glistening snow drifts everywhere.

    My family was living in what they called “the little white house under the hill.” It wasn’t really near a hill but the terrain of the ground did take a sharp downgrade jump right there. The house still stands today but is much larger as it has been added upon many times.

    My three preceding brothers had not had the pleasure of having a Doctor in attendance at their births, only the town midwife. I was honored to have both a Doctor and the midwife. Doctor Moorehouse happened to be in town as was Sister Schow, the local midwife.

    At 2:00 P.M., just as the church bells started to ring for the afternoon meetings, I decided to make my entrance into the world. Dr. Moorehouse said to my mother, “This baby is a boy and he is going to be a real good preacher as he is being born as the church bells are ringing.” How wrong he was, as I was a ten pound baby girl and have never been known for my preaching, only maybe to my family.

    Sister Schow gave me my first bath and as she was working she said to my mother, “Oh her eyes are so black, they look just like little burned holes in a blanket.” My mother never forgot those adjectives and always was upset when she thought about them. But she was happy to have a girl after three boys.

    When spring came, my family moved from the little white house to their ranch home. This was called the “Pine Creek Ranch” and was located about two miles north of town and was over the Escalante River.

    The house was not quite as nice, being a little frame home and of course no water or bathroom. The drinking water was scooped out of a nearby ditch and emptied into wooden barrels. Here the dirt in the water settled to the bottom of the barrel. There was a common drinking cup which happened to be a long handled dipper. It was made of tin and hung by the barrel.

    When I was about two years old, I had enjoyed a drink from the dipper and my brother Ted wanted one. However, I refused to give him the dripper, but after some talking to by my father I finally threw it at Ted. My father asked me nicely to pick it up and give it to my brother, but I refused. My father took out his pocket knife and cut a very small willow twig. He proceeded to tingle my legs with it and that convinced me to pick up the dipper and hand it to Ted.

    I must have been a fast learner as my folks said they never used another twig on me. I can never remember them ever giving me a swat of any kind, nor can I remember any loud persuasive language.

    Garfield County News December 31, 1925

    Ambrose shurtz and family motored over from Circleville to spend the holidays.

    Newspaper Clippings from Kanab 1859-1925 David Andersen Kaylene Canfield 2016

    Deseret News April 23, 1904
    Escalante

    R. H Charlton, forest reserve inspector, was here last week. While here Mr. Charlton received applications for grazing permits on the Aquarious forest reserve and selected two rangers for the reserve from the applicants from this place. Ambrose Shutrz and Joseph J. Porter were the fortunate applicants. Mr. Meeks the newly appointed supervisor for this reserve, was here with Mr. Charlton.

    News Clippings from Kanab, Utah 1859-1925 David Anderson and Kaylene Canfield 2016

    SURNAME: Also shown as Shirts

    BIRTH: Also shown as Born Escalante, Garfield, Utah.

    Ambrose married MCKEAN, Clarice on 23 Nov 1898 in Escalante, Garfield, Utah, United States. Clarice was born on 28 Apr 1879 in Escalante, Garfield, Utah, United States; was christened on 7 Oct 1883 in Escalante, Garfield, Utah, United States; died on 15 Nov 1964 in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States; was buried on 18 Nov 1964 in Escalante, Garfield, Utah, United States. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  SHIRTS, Don Carlos was born on 28 Jul 1836 in Kirtland, Geauga, Ohio, United States (son of SHURTZ, Peter and CAMERON, Margaret); died on 19 Jun 1922 in Escalante, Garfield, Utah, United States; was buried on 21 Jun 1922 in Escalante, Garfield, Utah, United States.

    Other Events:

    • _TAG: Reviewed on FS
    • WAC: 10 Oct 1865, EHOUS

    Don married WILLIAMS, Elizabeth on 23 Aug 1857 in Parowan, Iron, Utah. Elizabeth was born on 11 Mar 1840 in Lakefork Township, Logan, Illinois, United States; was christened on 8 Jul 1840 in Lake Fork, Logan, Illinois, United States; died on 6 Jul 1907 in Escalante, Garfield, Utah, United States; was buried on 8 Jul 1907 in Escalante Cemetery, Escalante, Garfield, Utah, United States. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  WILLIAMS, Elizabeth was born on 11 Mar 1840 in Lakefork Township, Logan, Illinois, United States; was christened on 8 Jul 1840 in Lake Fork, Logan, Illinois, United States; died on 6 Jul 1907 in Escalante, Garfield, Utah, United States; was buried on 8 Jul 1907 in Escalante Cemetery, Escalante, Garfield, Utah, United States.

    Other Events:

    • _TAG: Reviewed on FS
    • WAC: 23 Aug 1857

    Children:
    1. MAR, Helen was born about 1653 in Abbotshall, Fifeshire, Scotland; died in DECEASED.
    2. ROBERTSON, David II was christened on 4 Jul 1675 in Abbotshall, Fifeshire, Scotland; died in DECEASED.
    3. SHIRTS, Emma Jean was born on 2 Apr 1861 in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States; died on 2 Feb 1933 in Escalante, Garfield, Utah, United States; was buried on 5 Feb 1933 in Escalante Cemetery, Escalante, Garfield, Utah, United States.
    4. SHIRTS, Melissa was born on 24 Apr 1865 in Virgin, Washington, Utah, United States; died on 12 May 1939 in Escalante, Garfield, Utah, United States; was buried on 14 May 1939 in Escalante, Garfield, Utah, United States.
    5. SHURTZ, Peter was born on 1 Mar 1867 in Kanarraville, Iron, Utah, United States; died on 7 Aug 1943 in Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States; was buried in Aug 1943 in Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States.
    6. SHIRTS, Marcia Ann was born on 18 Mar 1869 in Kanarraville, Iron, Utah; was christened on 10 Apr 1877; died on 29 Dec 1925 in Widtsoe, Garfield, Utah, United States; was buried on 1 Jan 1926 in Widtsoe, Garfield, Utah, United States.
    7. SHURTZ, John was born on 15 Aug 1873 in Panguitch, Garfield, Utah, United States; died on 3 Sep 1922 in Escalante, Garfield, Utah, United States; was buried on 6 Sep 1922 in , Escalante, Garfield, Utah.
    8. SHURTZ, Myron was born on 22 Sep 1876 in Panguitch, Garfield, Utah, United States; was christened on 4 Jun 1885; died on 10 May 1912 in Escalante, Garfield, Utah, United States; was buried on 12 May 1912 in Escalante Cemetery, Escalante, Garfield, Utah, United States.
    9. 1. SHURTZ, Ambrose was born on 8 Apr 1878 in Escalante, Garfield, Utah, United States; was christened on 4 Jun 1885 in Escalante, Garfield, Utah Territory, United States; died on 31 Dec 1968 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States; was buried on 3 Jan 1969 in Escalante, Garfield, Utah, United States.
    10. SHURTZ, Perry Martin was born on 6 Jul 1881 in Escalante, Garfield, Utah, United States; was christened on 4 Jun 1885 in Escalante, Garfield, Utah, United States; died on 17 Mar 1955 in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States; was buried in Mar 1955 in Escalante, Garfield, Utah, United States.
    11. SHIRTS, Maud was born on 18 Dec 1882 in Escalante, Garfield, Utah, United States; was christened on 4 Dec 1890 in Escalante, Garfield, Utah, United States; died on 5 Dec 1922 in Miami, Gila, Arizona, United States; was buried on 8 Dec 1922 in Central, Graham, Arizona, United States.


Generation: 3

    Children:
    1. 2. SHIRTS, Don Carlos was born on 28 Jul 1836 in Kirtland, Geauga, Ohio, United States; died on 19 Jun 1922 in Escalante, Garfield, Utah, United States; was buried on 21 Jun 1922 in Escalante, Garfield, Utah, United States.

Children:
  1. 3. WILLIAMS, Elizabeth was born on 11 Mar 1840 in Lakefork Township, Logan, Illinois, United States; was christened on 8 Jul 1840 in Lake Fork, Logan, Illinois, United States; died on 6 Jul 1907 in Escalante, Garfield, Utah, United States; was buried on 8 Jul 1907 in Escalante Cemetery, Escalante, Garfield, Utah, United States.



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