Charlotte Lauder (Downs)

17 Sep 1850 - 20 Oct 1932

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Charlotte Lauder (Downs)

17 Sep 1850 - 20 Oct 1932
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HISTORY OF MARY CHARLOTTE DOWNS LAUDER Written by Marva S. Jenson a granddaughter Mary Charlotte Downs was born at Millcreek, Utah September 17, 1850. This was just two days after her parents; James Downs and Mary Ann Greathouse Downs arrived in Utah. The family lived at Millcreek for a short time,
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Charlotte Lauder (Downs)

Casado(a): 9 Dec 1872

Smithfield City Cemetery

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


June 25, 2012


June 23, 2012

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HISTORY OF MARY CHARLOTTE DOWNS LAUDER Written by Marva S. Jenson a granddaughter Mary Charlotte Downs was born at Millcreek, Utah September 17, 1850. This was just two days after her parents; James Downs and Mary Ann Greathouse Downs arrived in Utah. The family lived at Millcreek for a short time, and then moved to Lehi. In the spring of 1860 they moved to Smithfield. They lived in the old fort, which was built for protection from the Indians. At that time there were 20 families living in the fort. Her uncle John G. Smith was the first bishop of Smithfield. The town was named in his honor. Charlotte was of short stature and had black hair. She learned to spin yarn and worked spinning for others. She could spin five skeins each day and was often given more than the regular wage because she did her work so well. She also worked in the fields gleaning wheat. Her father made the family’s shoes from leather that was tanned by the Meikle Brothers. The girl's best dresses for summer were made from calico, which was purchased from Salt Lake City for 50 cents per yard. Their winter dresses were made of homespun linsey, which they made from the raw wool they dyed themselves. The flower of Rabbit Brush was used for yellow color and Tag Alder bark for black. They used Madder root for red and Indigo from Salt Lake City to color material blue.. Charlotte remembered the Indians being cruel and strict with their own people. One time a squaw ran away with another buck. Her tribe found her and brought her back. For punishment she was tied by her hair to the horses tail and dragged through the streets until she was dead. The only fruits the family had for several years were the wild currents and berries that they found. Her father understood the budding of trees and supplied the trees for the first orchards in Smithfield. They used white clay from the river to cover their walls until they could get lime to make white wash. She often accompanied her mother as she treated the sick folks. Her mother was known as the first doctor in Smithfield. She married James Lauder in Dec 9, 1872 in the Endowment House in Salt Lake City. Team and wagon made the trip to Salt Lake. On October 15, 1897 as her husband was returning home from a political rally, he died from a heart attack as he entered their home. Their home was at 1st South and 3rd West in Smithfield. It was a very modest house. Her widowed years were hard. She and her children did the janitor work at the school building to help earn their living. They worked in the fields weeding and harvesting. Charlotte and her sister Lorena were very diligent in exercising their right to vote. They always went to the polls together. One voted straight Republican and the other straight Democratic. Charlotte and James were the parents of six children. The two oldest girls, Louisa and Mary Ann, both died in infancy. The other children were Lenora, who married Thomas Peterson; James Moon, whose wife was Edith Bingham; Talula, who married Charles Webb and Georgena, whose husband was William Alfred Sorensen. After her children were all married and moved away from Utah, except her youngest daughter Georgena, Charlotte sold her home and bought another small home across the street from Georgena. She lived there until about 1930. When she became unable to live alone, she lived in two rooms of Georgena's home. She died October 20, 1932 at Smithfield. She was buried in the Smithfield City Cemetery.

Life timeline of Charlotte Lauder (Downs)

Charlotte Lauder (Downs) was born on 17 Sep 1850
Charlotte Lauder (Downs) was 12 years old when U.S. President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, declaring the freedom of all slaves in Confederate territory by January 1, 1863. Abraham Lincoln was an American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through the American Civil War—its bloodiest war and perhaps its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. In doing so, he preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy.
Charlotte Lauder (Downs) was 29 years old when Thomas Edison demonstrates incandescent lighting to the public for the first time, in Menlo Park, New Jersey. Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park", he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.
Charlotte Lauder (Downs) was 39 years old when The Eiffel Tower is officially opened. The Eiffel Tower is a wrought iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France. It is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower.
Charlotte Lauder (Downs) was 42 years old when Electrical engineer Nikola Tesla gives the first public demonstration of radio in St. Louis, Missouri. Nikola Tesla was a Serbian American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist who is best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system.
Charlotte Lauder (Downs) was 55 years old when Albert Einstein publishes his first paper on the special theory of relativity. Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He is best known to the general public for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc2, which has been dubbed "the world's most famous equation". He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect", a pivotal step in the development of quantum theory.
Charlotte Lauder (Downs) was 67 years old when Tsar Nicholas II of Russia was forced to abdicate in the February Revolution, ending three centuries of Romanov rule. Nicholas II or Nikolai II, known as Saint Nicholas in the Russian Orthodox Church, was the last Emperor of Russia, ruling from 1 November 1894 until his forced abdication on 15 March 1917. His reign saw the fall of the Russian Empire from one of the foremost great powers of the world to economic and military collapse. He was given the nickname Nicholas the Bloody or Vile Nicholas by his political adversaries due to the Khodynka Tragedy, anti-Semitic pogroms, Bloody Sunday, the violent suppression of the 1905 Russian Revolution, the executions of political opponents, and his perceived responsibility for the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905). Soviet historians portray Nicholas as a weak and incompetent leader whose decisions led to military defeats and the deaths of millions of his subjects.
Charlotte Lauder (Downs) was 79 years old when Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio. George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball (MLB) spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935. Nicknamed "The Bambino" and "The Sultan of Swat", he began his MLB career as a stellar left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, but achieved his greatest fame as a slugging outfielder for the New York Yankees. Ruth established many MLB batting records, including career home runs (714), runs batted in (RBIs) (2,213), bases on balls (2,062), slugging percentage (.690), and on-base plus slugging (OPS) (1.164); the latter two still stand as of 2018. Ruth is regarded as one of the greatest sports heroes in American culture and is considered by many to be the greatest baseball player of all time. In 1936, Ruth was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of its "first five" inaugural members.
Charlotte Lauder (Downs) died on 20 Oct 1932 at the age of 82
Grave record for Charlotte Lauder (Downs) (17 Sep 1850 - 20 Oct 1932), BillionGraves Record 1560734 Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States