Monday, October 19, 2009

Wilma Laws Galbraith

Born: 18 May 1893, Colonia Diaz, Galeana, Chihuahua, Mexico
Married: 23 Aug 1912, Hatchita, Hidalgo, New Mexico to 
Died: 20 Jun 1968, Blanding, San Juan, Utah
Buried: 24 Jun 1968, Blanding, San Juan, Utah

Life Sketch of Wilma Laws Galbraith Written by Wilma Laws Galbraith

I, Wilma Laws Galbraith, was born in Colonia Diaz, Chihuahua, Mexico May 18, 1893 to William Hart Laws and Jennie Ann Johnson in a little adobe house, not many years after the Saints settled there. I went to school through the eighth grade. I lived in Mexico until I was 19 years old, leaving there July 28, 1912 when the Americans were driven out.
My parents taught me of the Gospel and I always attended the different organizations. I worked in the Primary for five years before leaving Mexico. After arriving in New Mexico, I married Edmund Powell Galbraith Aug. 23, 1912. We stayed in camp with the Saints until the 29th of August, going to Richfield, Sevier County, Utah, arriving in Richfield the 3rd of September, 1912. We lived in Richfield for four years and two sons were born to me there.
While living there I worked in the Religion Class as song leader for a year. I came to Blanding the 3rd of May 1916. I have had six children born here, two sons and four daughters. Two of my children have been called to the other side. My baby girl died when she was 16 months old and my son died when he was fourteen years old with heart troubles. I have worked in both the Primary and MIA and enjoyed it very much. My children hate all been very good and clean and so far have been ambitious both in church and every day life. The boys are all going to college and girls in High school trying to make something of the life I have given them. I am thankful for the teachings of my Parents and Teachers who have been over me. I am thankful to my Father in Heaven for all his blessings to me and mine.

Additional Files:

Resources: Heartbeats of Colonia Díaz by Annie R. Johnson
Available through LDS Family History Library on microfilm (1440903) or on the International Floor at the Main Library in Salt Lake City (972.16/D1 F2j).
A Story of William Hart and Jennie Ann Johnson Laws by Donna Laws Hemingway
Available through LDS Family History Library on microfilm (2055457 Item 5) or at the FamilySearch Center at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in Salt Lake City (929.273 L44).

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