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Peter Franklin Thurston and Mary Ann Spendlove

HUSBAND:
Peter Franklin THURSTON. [Ancestors].
Born 24 June 1851 (S1, S2, S5) (1850-S3) at Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah; son of Thomas Jefferson THURSTON and Rosetta BULL.

He married Mary Ann SPENDLOVE on 3 (30-S5) October 1871 in Milton, Morgan County, Utah. He was a farmer at Milton, Morgan County, Utah. He was ordained an Elder.

In 1879 or 1880 he was called by the church leaders to leave his home in Morgan Valley and, with his wife and 4 children, go to help settle the Gila Valley in Southern Arizona.

On 23 (25-S5) MAY 1886 he and others were surprised by a band of Apache Indians near Pima, Graham County, Arizona. A skirmish ensued in which Peter was killed. The others took to the hills and escaped with their lives. (S1). He was buried 27 MAY 1886 in Pima, Graham county, Arizona.

WIFE:
Mary Ann SPENDLOVE. [Ancestors].
Born 22 OCT 1853 (1855-S5) at Luttersworth, Leicestershire, England; daughter of Joseph William SPENDLOVE and Harriet PAYNE. She was christened on 9 November 1855 in Luttersworth.

She married Peter Franklin THURSTON on 3 October 1871 at Milton, Morgan County, Utah. About 1880 she moved with her husband and family in response to a call from the church leaders to help settle the Gila Valley in Southern Arizona. She died 9 (25 ?)(26-S5) April 1923 at Thatcher (Pima-S5), Graham County, Arizona and was buried in Pima, Graham County, Arizona.

CHILDREN of Peter Franklin THURSTON and Mary Ann SPENDLOVE:
  1. Harriet THURSTON. [Ancestors]. Born 14 September 1872 at Milton, Morgan County, Utah. She married George William WILLIAMS on 30 June 1889. She died 14 October 1945.
  2. Rosetta THURSTON. Born 11 JUL 1874.
  3. Mary Ann THURSTON. Born 25 DEC 1875 at Milton, Morgan County, Utah. She married Joel Hills MARTINEAU on 23 NOV 1891 in Colonia Juarez, Chichuahua, Mexico. He was born 12 JUN 1867 in Logan, Utah and died 2 JUN 1955 in Douglas Arizona. She died 14 Sep 1963 in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona and was buried 17 Sep 1963 in Douglas, Cochise County, Arizona.
  4. Joseph Franklin THURSTON. Born 23 FEB 1878 at Prattville, Utah. He died 14 APR 1878.
  5. Jefferson Smith THURSTON. Born 13 JUL 1879 at Milton, Morgan County, Utah.
  6. Cordelia THURSTON. Born 19 SEP 1881 at Pima, Graham County, Arizona.
  7. Caroline THURSTON. Born 15 DEC 1883 at Pima, Graham County, Arizona.
  8. Josephine THURSTON. Born 26 MAR 1886 at Pima, Graham County, Arizona.


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