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Larry Spencer (#46891140)
 member for 10 years, 3 months, 18 days
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My wife and I have been involved in family history work for several years. We have visited several cemeteries and taken many photos of family members headstones. I thought this was a good way to share with many who may be interested.
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Karen Mickel Bennett
Helen Schwafel
Thank you Larry for taking time to send a correction for her first name. Must have hit the wrong key when typing! Appreciate your contacting me.
Added by Karen Mickel Bennett on Nov 19, 2016 12:53 PM
Mary Murphy
RE: Jensine Madsen Jensen
Hi Marie, I think it might be better to delete the memorial I have since the other one has more information. I am more interested in accurate information than in how much I control. What do you think??
Mary Murphy
Added by Mary Murphy on Jul 28, 2016 3:52 PM
Stephen Hardy
RE: Luther hardy
Yes please. I am a grandson and would be wiling to take any Hardy's you have in Beaver County.
Thank you for putting forth the work and getting the photos done.
Added by Stephen Hardy on Jun 18, 2016 5:48 AM
Doug Taylor
RE: Osbornes
Hi Larry,

No, the Osbornes are not in my tree. I only manage the memorials because I stepped up to help when the originator passed away and they were looking for someone to take control of his memorials. If these are your family members and you would like to assume control of them, please let me know...
Added by Doug Taylor on Dec 21, 2015 9:24 AM
kim jackson
William Robert Lay Jr
thank you for your time. I was wondering if there was some way to update my great grandfathers find a grave. He has more siblings that have passed away and I would like links to those also. Please let me know how to proceed.

Thank you Kimberly Jackson
Added by kim jackson on Oct 25, 2015 1:51 PM
Gary Mowrey
Blue Valley/Gilis Brief History
Hi Larry,
Thanks again for sharing.

I was wondering if you may have more photos of the area there. I would love to see them if it isn’t too much trouble.

My email address is

What are the names of your family there? Blue Valley and Gills were small. Perhaps we connect somewhere around there.

I also have Spencer names in my tree as well. Who would your grandparents or great grandparents be? I probably wouldn’t have anything after them. Just curious.
I think my most recent would be Austin Jabez Spencer, Jr. & Mary Emma (Pierce) Spencer. Austin died 2004 you re-took a couple of photos for me in February.

I found this. Thought you might like it if you haven't seen it.

History - Blue Valley, Wayne, Utah later to become Giles, Now a ghost town -

In the early 1880s, several settlements in Wayne County were started by Mormon farmers under the leadership of Hyrum Burgess. By 1883 some Burgess family members had moved to the Blue Valley area, constructing a dam and irrigation canal by 1884.
The land along the Fremont River was fertile, and the growing season longer than in western Wayne County. The valley's farming potential soon brought other settlers. The settlement was known as Blue Valley for its blue-gray soil, colored by Bentonite clay and Mancos Shale. The town was built on both banks of the river, but most people lived on the south side. A footbridge connected the two halves. A school building was erected in 1888, but a proper town site was not laid out until June 1895. At that time residents renamed their settlement Giles, in honor of the late Bishop Henry Giles, who had been one of Blue Valley's most prominent residents. The crops in Giles grew well, and by 1900 the population had increased to 200. A new meetinghouse went up in 1901, said to be the largest in the county. There was a sawmill in the nearby Henry Mountains the town included a grocery store, blacksmith shop, and boarding house.
The early 1900s brought frequent devastating floods of the Fremont River. The flooding in 1909–1910 was so severe that local church authorities gave up on trying to maintain a permanent dam. Unable to irrigate their crops, the residents began to leave.By 1919 Giles was a ghost town.
Two rock buildings still stand at the site, and numerous foundations and old corrals show where the town once was.
(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This is just a portion of what is on a couple of sites. Gary Mowrey)
Added by Gary Mowrey on Oct 04, 2015 9:25 AM
Gary Mowrey
Gilis Cemetery Photo
Gilis Cemetery - Caineville, Wayne, Utah.

Hello Larry,
I wonder if I could have your permission to use the photo you took of Gilis Cemetery.I
assume that is your family with the car.

You took the headstone photos as well. Great photos.

Is Gilis the town that was originally,Blue Valley, Now a ghost town?

Thank You for all you have done to help others.
as for me, "What A Find"

Added by Gary Mowrey on Oct 03, 2015 7:57 AM
L Despain
RE: Rachel Neyman Tanner
Larry, I'm probably not the best person to assess that. I could only look at the resemblance to this one image. Have you tried or
Added by L Despain on Jun 10, 2015 4:58 PM
Gary Mowrey
Austin Jabez "Jay" Spencer Jr
Hello Larry,
Austin Spencer
My request was for an updated photo. The photo that is there doesn't have Austin's death date. He died 3 Oct 2004 the memorial page and photo was placed when he died and the photo didn't have his date of death it was only three days after the death.
Gary Mowrey
Added by Gary Mowrey on Mar 02, 2015 9:20 AM
Gary Mowrey
Gloyd LaRue Spencer
Hello Larry,
I know Gloyd has a memorial page with photo.

My request was for an updated photo. The photo that is there doesn't have Gloyd's death date. He died 11 Jun 2008 the memorial page and photo was placed when he died and the photo didn's have his date of death it was only two days after the death.
Gary Mowrey
Added by Gary Mowrey on Mar 02, 2015 9:14 AM
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