Deloss Clark Waters

Deloss Clark Waters

Male 1882 - 1980  (97 years)

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  • Name Deloss Clark Waters  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Born 2 Jul 1882  Burrville, Sevier Co., Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 6 Aug 1882  Burrville, Sevier Co., Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 Mar 1980  Washington, Washington Co., Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 19 Mar 1980  Washington, Washington Co., Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I8371  alger
    Last Modified 9 Nov 2015 

    Father George Birch Waters,   b. 24 Sep 1860, Springville, Utah Co., Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1924, Rigby, Jefferson Co., Idaho, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Laura Ann Burr,   b. 26 Apr 1860, Payson, Utah Co., Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1954, Rigby, Jefferson Co., Idaho, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Married 10 Aug 1879  Burrville, Sevier Co., Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2855  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Myrtle Georgann Bramwell,   b. 26 May 1883, Plain City, Weber Co., Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1908, Rigby, Jefferson Co., Idaho, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years) 
    Married 8 Oct 1903  Burrville, Sevier Co., Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Arvella Myrtle Waters,   b. 9 Sep 1904, Grant, Jefferson Co., Idaho, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1992  (Age 87 years)
     2. Edna Laura Waters,   b. 6 Aug 1905, Rigby, Jefferson Co., Idaho, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1978, Spokane, Spokane Co., Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     3. Lafell Deloss Waters,   b. 26 Oct 1906, Coltman, Bonneville Co., Idaho, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1969, , Millard Co., Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     4. Vivian May Waters,   b. 9 Jul 1908, Rudy, Jefferson Co., Idaho, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 31 Jul 2015 
    Family ID F2877  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Hannah Leona Ossmen,   b. 7 Nov 1889, Ogden, Weber Co., Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1975, Bountiful, Davis Co., Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 17 Mar 1915  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced 1923 
    Children 
     1. Ruth Elizabeth Waters,   b. 14 Jan 1917, Rigby, Jefferson Co., Idaho, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1999, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     2. Merle Blanch Waters
     3. Verna Leona Waters,   b. 2 Mar 1921, Rigby, Jefferson Co., Idaho, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 2009, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     4. Margean Waters,   b. 24 Apr 1923, Rigby, Jefferson Co., Idaho, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 2001  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 31 Jul 2015 
    Family ID F2878  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Rosa Bell Ellingford,   b. Abt 1889,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Last Modified 31 Jul 2015 
    Family ID F4821  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Deloss "D.C." was born in modest surroundings in Burrville, Sevier County, Utah. The family was struggling at this time to make a suitable home in Utah and survive the hardships of pioneering. Deloss, along with the other boys, helped with the chores and the dairy farming as much as possible. His father also ran a sawmill, and Deloss helped him gather wood for the mill, as well as the winter's fuel.

      George would often take one of his sons with him when he went after a load of wood. One day he took Arden and left Deloss home to help his mother with baby Claude. When George pulled away in the wagon, Deloss followed, keeping out of sight until he came to a creek he had to cross. Deloss loved getting into mud puddles and had been warned that if he did so once more, he would be whiped soundly. He decided to walk the bank upstream until he found a crossing. He became lost in the heavy brush and willows. Meantime, his mother, Laura, had alerted the neighbors, and a search party was formed. They searched all day for Deloss. With the coming of night, and still no sign of him, hopes began to fade. Then, out of the darkness rode an Indian, bringing a tired little boy home. The Indian had found him wile riding through the brush.

      Deloss's boyhood years were spent in Grass Valley, Burrville and Fish Lake, Utah, where the cattle would graze during the summer months. While he was still very young, he went with his father to Globe, Arizona for a job bringing timber down from the mountain into Globe. They had two wagon teams, and Deloss drove one, since he knew how to handle horses, while his father drove the other one. They had to stay two or three months with Brother Kempton while they were waiting for the weather to clear so they could do the logging. They camped on a hill above Glove. They worked about two months on that job, then his father sold one team and wagon. He had to wait for the money, and Laura Ann was very upset to think he would let the man have the team and wagon without ay securities. They got the money in a few months, though.

      Deloss remembered going to Fish Lake and the higher country with the cattle during the summer. They would camp in what they called the Grove; would drive the cattle down to the meadow each morning to graze, then drive them back at night. They made cheese from the milk and sold the cheese, milk, and cream. Deloss also carried the mail for his grandfather in Burrville. His grandfather was the postmaster.

      Arden, Deloss's older brother, was married in 1900. Deloss and Arden went to Southern Idaho looking for work. George and Laura, his father and mother, must have been influenced by their letters about the country, and they decided to migrate to Idaho.

      They had to clear the sagebrush from the land and dig ditches by hand. Early cabins were made of logs, with dirt roofs, and water was hauled for domestic use, as well as water for the animals.

      Deloss was about twenty years old when his family moved to the Grant area in Idaho. They rented a 300-acre farm, and Deloss worked with his father on the farm, plowing, raking, cultivating, and doing many other chores. He courted a young lady by the name of Myrtle Georgana Bramwell. They were married 8 Oct 1903.

      Myrtle was quite frail and died just three months after their fourth child, Vivian, was born.

      This was a very sad day for the family, Georgana's parents. H. H. Bramwell and Marjorie Shumaker, took the baby, Vivian, to care for her. Deloss's parents, George and Laura Waters, took the other three into their home and cared for them while Deloss worked. It was a struggle for all of the families.

      Deloss served a mission for the Mormon Church from Jan 1912 to Nov 1913 in the Northwestern States Mission. He then became a salesman, selling everything from Fuller brushes and vacuum cleaners to cars. His brother, Elmer, an easy mark for any salesman, bought an Electro-Lux vacuum from Deloss so his wife, Melbie, could try it and see if it worked. She had the vacuum many years, and it was a good one.

      Deloss was a very patient man and seemed to enjoy a quiet life. He would often visit at the home of his brother, Elmer, and the children would gather together to hear his colorful stories.

      On 17 Mar 1915, Deloss married Hannah Leona Ossmen in the Salt Lake City, Utah, Temple.

      Deloss and Leona made their home in Kilgore, Idaho for a time and had many interesting experiences there. They would fish during the summer and also during the winter. They had to cut holes through the ice to fish. This didn't deter them, and Leona was good at fishing, catching 131 trout one day. She helped raise the four children that Deloss had when they were married, and they had four more of their own. This made quite a large family with many responsibilities. Leona was very talented on the piano and was the ward organist in Kilgore, Idaho. Many neighborhood get-togethers were enhanced by her playing the piano and singing.

      Leona and Deloss were divorced 1923 because of his infidelity. Leona obtained a temple divorce in Jan 1930.

      On 3 May 1937, Deloss married Rosa Belle Ellingford Norton. She had married Lawrence N. Norton on 24 Nov 1925. Rosa was the daughter of John Robert Ellingford and Charlotte Maude Boylan, born 15 Jun 1902 in Boise, Idaho.

      After this marriage, they lived for a time in Twin Falls, Idaho, where some of her family lived. From there they moved to Beaver, Utah and lived in a mobile home while he sold Fuller brushes. In the early 1940s they made their home in Price, Utah. But when World War II started, they responded to the call for help by moving to Wilmington, California and working in the shipyards. Three of his daughters were living with a distant cousin, Ida Carlson, and they visited him and Rosa many times. When the war ended, Deloss and Rosa moved to Idaho Falls, Idaho. He again started selling products. He was close to his aging mother, Laura, who lived close to the temple in a house that his brother Elmer had purchased for her so that she could resume her temple work.

      In a few years, Deloss and Rosa moved to Washington, Utah to be near his children. but the children eventually moved away to bigger cities, and Deloss and Rosa were left alone in Washington. Rosa was a devoted wife and faithfully cared for Deloss through the many years of his afflictions.

      He had a small garden and a few dwarf peach trees; they tended the garden and yard together. They were proud of their choice fruit and lovely flowers. Their house was very modest, and it wasn't until the last few years that they had indoor plumbing. They attended their church meetings as they could, and when he could no longer go, she went to her meetings and hurried home to see to his needs.

      The last few years, Deloss was bedfast, and Rosa was caring and patient with him. He was a repentant soul and became very humble. He worked many a crossword puzzle from his bed or his big chair and always thought that he would be the recipient of a large sum of money, since he entered many contests with the crossword puzzles.

      Deloss lived to be nearly ninety-eight years old. After his death, Rosa disposed of the property and went to stay with her sister in Twin Falls, Idaho. Later she moved to Mesa, Arizona and took her other name back.

      References:

      (2) "The life history of Ruth and Arthur Powell" - compiled by Beth Howarth and Anna Jean Sweat (1998) - p. 37

      (3) "A History of the Burr Pioneers" - by W.R. & R.J. Burr - p. 693-700

      (4) Death certificate - Deloss Clark Waters

      Compiled and edited by Allen Alger, Alger Family Historian - e-mail: alger@alum.mit.edu

  • Sources 
    1. [S30] History of the Burr Pioneers, Wesley R. Burr & Ruth J. Burr, p. 208-209, 693-700 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S110] Genealogy of Gordon Gridley and Catherine Low, Gordon Gridley, (http://www.gordongridley.us/genealogy/gridleylo/index.htm#TOC : 19 Oct 2007), accessed 9 Jan 2009), page 1 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S241] Alger files - Gridley, Verna Leona, Verna Leona Gridley, Family group record for John Calvert Gridley and Verna Leona Waters - undated (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S31] Alger files - Alger, Dennis Wayne, Dennis Wayne Alger, Family group record for Brigham Ezra Homer and Hannah Leona Ossmen - 4 Aug 1993 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S31] Alger files - Alger, Dennis Wayne, Dennis Wayne Alger, Family group record for Brigham Ezra Homer and Hannah Leona Ossmen - 25 Apr 1993 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S31] Alger files - Alger, Dennis Wayne, Dennis Wayne Alger, Family group record for Oley Charles Henry Oleson and Hannah Leona Ossmen - 4 Aug 1993 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S124] Family of Adam, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, (https://new.familysearch.org/en/action/unsec/welcome : copyright 2008), accessed 17 Jan 2014), KWC4-QZ4 (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S31] Alger files - Alger, Dennis Wayne, Dennis Wayne Alger, Family group record for Tommy John Peratis and Merle Blanche Waters - undated (Reliability: 3).


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