Bessie Noble Larkin

16 Aug 1907 - 24 Jul 1983

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Bessie Noble Larkin

16 Aug 1907 - 24 Jul 1983
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Bessie Noble Larkin


Smithfield City Cemetery

376-424 E Center St
Smithfield, Cache, Utah
United States


April 5, 2012


March 26, 2012

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Bessie Noble

Colaborador: DdraigGoch Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

Great-grandma Bessie Larkin was born in Smithfield, Utah, the daughter of Ira Elias Noble Sr (born 4 Jan 1865 at Smithfield) and Mary Elizabeth Mather (born 3 Oct 1971 at Smithfield). She was given the name Bessie by her parents. Her mother was called "Bessie" by her grandparents which is short for Elizabeth and which, in the Hebrew, means "consecrated to God". She was the 7th of 9 children. Great-grandma loved education and music and tried to get all that she could, graduating in the top 10 in her class from North Cache High school in 1926. She continued taking music and Red Cross courses when she could. On her first day of school, though, not knowing that there was a recess period during the morning and afternoon sessions, she and her friend Fern Meikle went home at recess time. Her older brother Lorin teased her about it, telling her that since she had now played hooky that the juvenile officer would be after them. This frightened her so badly that she never forgot it. She also remembers an experience from about this same time in her life when, after coming home from sunday school, her mother had just gone out to the chicken coop to gather the eggs and feed the chickens when a knock sounded on the door. She and her sister rushed to answer it, thinking that it was their grandfather Mather. Just as they were going to turn the knob, they looked up through the glass in the door and there was an Indian [sic] laughing at them. They were so frightened that they ran into the bedroom and crawled under the bed. After this she was a little more reluctant in answering the door. Great-grandma Bessie loved to sing and sang with a group called "The Bonnie Glee" and later a glee club called the "Gala Glee". The groups were called upon to give various programs for church organizations as well as throughout the valley. Her parents encouraged her and all of her siblings to participate in things like this and her mother made all of her costumes for the events. She remembers that when she was 13 that she worked during the pea canning campaign at the Morgan Canning Company (you can still see the factory at the south end of Smithfield). The company was trying to capture the world canning record from the Hawaiians and during this time she worked once for a steady 72 hours. They ended up having a breakdown so the Hawaiians kept the record for canning pineapple. When she got home she was so tired that she couldn't sleep. Great-grandma Bessie composed the words for songs sung by the glee clubs, for variety shows, for political rallies, for the dedication program of the park, and for many other events. She played a pivotal role in music in the ward and community for many years and played in many local operas and musical programs. Great-grandma Bessie loved to roller skate and sleigh ride. In the winter they would all go and sled down Hind's Hill. Since the mill race was close by, some of the boys would flood the hill at night and it would freeze, making the schooner riding "tops" as great-grandma describes it. While growing up she helped with the work on the farm and also helped to take care of her grandmother Noble (great-great-great-grandma Noble) who came across the plains with the pioneers when she was only 5 years old, having to walk most of the way herself. Great-grandma Bessie would go to grandma Noble's house to help with the ironing and while there they would sing the songs of Zion. Grandma Noble lived during the times that these songs were written and would tell great-grandma Bessie and her sisters many pioneer experiences during these visits. Great-grandma loved the chance that she had to travel to New York and meet great-grandpa Coe at the end of his mission. They had a wonderful time at the world's fair there in New York and traveling home, taking in some of the church history sights. When she wrote her life history she said that it was the only vacation that they were able to have. Great-grandma Larkin always had a strong testimony of family and the importance of being linked together in the gospel. Her desire was to be a beacon light to her family and that her influence would be for good for ages to come. Her instruction to her family and us her descendants is to be prayerful and always seek the Lord in prayer and that in doing so He will guide us. Walk always in His paths and be found serving him all the days of our lives. If we do so, her testimony is that all else will be added unto us.

Life timeline of Bessie Noble Larkin

Bessie Noble Larkin was born on 16 Aug 1907
Bessie Noble Larkin was 5 years old when The British passenger liner RMS Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic at 2:20 a.m., two hours and forty minutes after hitting an iceberg. Only 710 of 2,227 passengers and crew on board survive. RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early hours of 15 April 1912, after colliding with an iceberg during its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. There were an estimated 2,224 passengers and crew aboard, and more than 1,500 died, making it one of the deadliest commercial peacetime maritime disasters in modern history. RMS Titanic was the largest ship afloat at the time it entered service and was the second of three Olympic-class ocean liners operated by the White Star Line. It was built by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast. Thomas Andrews, her architect, died in the disaster.
Bessie Noble Larkin was 13 years old when The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, guaranteeing women's suffrage in America. The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex. It was adopted on August 18, 1920.
Bessie Noble Larkin was 32 years old when World War II: Nazi Germany and Slovakia invade Poland, beginning the European phase of World War II. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
Bessie Noble Larkin was 33 years old when The Holocaust: The first prisoners arrive at a new concentration camp at Auschwitz. The Holocaust, also referred to as the Shoah, was a genocide during World War II in which Nazi Germany, aided by its collaborators, systematically murdered some six million European Jews, around two-thirds of the Jewish population of Europe, between 1941 and 1945. Jews were targeted for extermination as part of a larger event involving the persecution and murder of other groups, including in particular the Roma and "incurably sick", as well as ethnic Poles and other Slavs, Soviet citizens, Soviet prisoners of war, political opponents, gay men and Jehovah's Witnesses, resulting in up to 17 million deaths overall.
Bessie Noble Larkin was 50 years old when Space Race: Launch of Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth. The Space Race refers to the 20th-century competition between two Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union (USSR) and the United States (US), for dominance in spaceflight capability. It had its origins in the missile-based nuclear arms race between the two nations that occurred following World War II, aided by captured German missile technology and personnel from the Aggregat program. The technological superiority required for such dominance was seen as necessary for national security, and symbolic of ideological superiority. The Space Race spawned pioneering efforts to launch artificial satellites, uncrewed space probes of the Moon, Venus, and Mars, and human spaceflight in low Earth orbit and to the Moon.
Bessie Noble Larkin was 62 years old when During the Apollo 11 mission, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the Moon. Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first two people on the Moon. Mission commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin, both American, landed the lunar module Eagle on July 20, 1969, at 20:17 UTC. Armstrong became the first person to step onto the lunar surface six hours after landing on July 21 at 02:56:15 UTC; Aldrin joined him about 20 minutes later. They spent about two and a quarter hours together outside the spacecraft, and collected 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg) of lunar material to bring back to Earth. Michael Collins piloted the command module Columbia alone in lunar orbit while they were on the Moon's surface. Armstrong and Aldrin spent 21.5 hours on the lunar surface before rejoining Columbia in lunar orbit.
Bessie Noble Larkin was 66 years old when Vietnam War: The last United States combat soldiers leave South Vietnam. The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America or simply the American War, was a conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. It was the second of the Indochina Wars and was officially fought between North Vietnam and the government of South Vietnam. The North Vietnamese army was supported by the Soviet Union, China, and other communist allies; the South Vietnamese army was supported by the United States, South Korea, Australia, Thailand and other anti-communist allies. The war is considered a Cold War-era proxy war by some US perspectives. The majority of Americans believe the war was unjustified. The war would last roughly 19 years and would also form the Laotian Civil War as well as the Cambodian Civil War, which also saw all three countries become communist states in 1975.
Bessie Noble Larkin died on 24 Jul 1983 at the age of 75
Grave record for Bessie Noble Larkin (16 Aug 1907 - 24 Jul 1983), BillionGraves Record 890680 Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States