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Daniel Lockhart, who married first, Murran Young, and second, Jennette Innis Graham, was born 25 February 1857 at Motherwell, Lamarkshire, Scotland, to Daniel McLeod and Margaret Glen Lockhart. His father, Daniel McLeod Lockhart, was the only child of Daniel and Helen McLeod Lockhart, and was born at Low Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland, 11 August 1823. Daniel's mother, Margaret Glen, was the daughter of David and Helen Rapkin Glen, and was born at Denny, Stirling, Scotland, 19 April 1825. (In the Salt Lake Temple records it gives Margaret Glen's birth date as the 10 April 1825, but in the parish records of Denny, Stirling, Scotland, it gives the date 19 April 1825.)
When Daniel was about ten or eleven years old he was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. In the Salt Lake Temple records it says he was baptized 13 June 1867. In the Holytown branch records of Scotland (with call number F Scot 17 pt 5 at Salt Lake Genealogical Library) it says he was baptized 28 March 1868 by Daniel Lockhart and was confirmed 19 March 1868 by George Wilson. Emigrated 26 April 1873.
When Daniel left Scotland and emigrated to America, and to Utah, his mother and sisters were with him. His father Daniel McLeod Lockhart had come prior to this, on the 28 July 1869. When Daniel left he promised his half sister, Helen Muir, who had married James Wright, that he would help to see that she came to America too. At a later date, after the death of her husband, he did send money to pay for her passage here. His other half sister, Euphemie, who married James Wallace, came as far as Australia, where she made her home. His half brother, John Muir, who married Janet Wilson, came to Utah and later settled at Richfield, Sevier County, Utah. Daniel was sixteen years of age when he left the country of his birth to come to this far away land of America. But they came for the sake of the Gospel of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. That feeling of wanting to gather with the Saints in Zion was stronger than any ties of their homeland.
For a while after reaching Utah, Daniel with his father, mother, and sisters lived at Salt Lake City, in the 11th Ward. It was from there they were sent to Richfiled, Sevier County, Utah, to help settle that area. It was there at Richfield that Daniel's father, Daniel McLeod Lockhart died in 1878, and was burried there.
It was not long after Daniel came to Utah that he was working up Big Cottonwood canyon at the saw mill there. One day as he worked the belt on the saw mill broke and somehow Daniel got his right arm caught and badly mangled wit three of his fingers cut off, also that part of his hand where the three fingers were. It left his thumb and one finger.
At this time his half brother, John Muir, was working in the mine up Little Cottonwood canyon. When Daniel go hurt they sent for John, who came immediately. Daniel told John not to let them take his arm off no matter what. Of course the doctors, when they saw Daniel, wanted to amputate his arm immediately. They said it had to be done in order to save his life, but John said no, they weren't to take his arm, and he wouldn't let them amputate it. Well Daniel's arm did get all right, and he was able to use it as well as he ever did. He was strong and healthy and had lots of faith in the Lord. Thus his arm was healed, though it was badly scarred the rest of his life. Daniel learned to write with his left hand, as it was rather awkward to try to use his right hand when writing, because of his fingers being gone; otherwise there wasn't anything he couldn't do with his right arm as well as he had ever done.
Daniel was twenty-one years of age when his father died, and being the only boy left at home, and also the eldest of the children, it was he that took the responsibilities of the family and took care of his mother. At this time he was working at Mills, below Juab, on the railroad.
While in Richfield a family by the name of Young lived across the street from where Danield lived. One of the girls of this family was named Murran. It wasn't long until Daniel and Murran became very interested in each other and on the 27 September 1881 they were married in the home of Murran's parents at Richfield. That same day Daniel was ordained and Elder in the Church. Not quite eight months later, Daniel and
Murran went through the House of the Lord and were sealed for time and all eternity. It was the 4 May 1882.
After Daniel and Murran were married they resided at Neils Station, a railroad siding. Daniel was then working on a section of the railroad.
Their first child named Mary Graham Lockart was born 7 January 1883 at Salt Lake City, but was blessed and given her name the 4 February 1883 by James Hutchinson ata Deseret, Millard County, Utah. Murran gave this name to their little daughter because that was her Mother's name, she being the daughter of Archibald Miller and Mary Graham young, and was born 12 March 1863 at Kirkintolough, Dumbarton, Scotland.
The second child to come into the home of Daniel and Murran was a little boy named Daniel, but he stayed just long enough to be given a name, for he died the same day he was born, the 15 April 1884 at Neils Station, Millard County, Utah. Their third child, a son whom they named Archibald Bert,was born at Neils Station 30 May 1885. Then on the 18 October 1887 another child was due, but Murran died that day with her unborn baby. It was told that the midwife whom they had engaged, became intoxicated and Murran, needing help, died before efficient help could be found.
Daniel was now left alone with his two small children. Mary, or May as she was always called, was not quite five years old and Bert was just a little past two years of age when their mother passed away. So it was at this time that Daniel was very grateful when his sister Janet came to his home and cared for his children for him. May remembers that when her aunt came to their home to take care of them, that
they were living at Black Rock, another railroad siding. Here Daniel lived for a number of years, until he was ransferred to Provo, where he had charge of the section of the railroad from Juab to Provo. He was boss of the floating gang.
While Daniel lived at Black Rock and nearly two years after his wife died, he became interested in a young lady by the name of Jennette Innis Graham. She was living with her sister and borther-in-law at Burnt Corrall, which was another railroad siding not too far from Black Rock. Jennette was the daughter of Alexander Stewart and Elizabeth Jane Nutman Graham. She was born at Almy, Wyoming, 2 October 1871. After the death of her father, she had come down to Burnt Corrall from her mother's home at Kaywville, Davis County, Utah, to work for her sister Agness Odd, that she might earn her own way and thus help her mother who had a large family to care for.
When Daniel's wife Murran was alive, Murran and Daniel with the other folks living in that vicinity, would get together for socials and dances. It was Daniel who played the accordion, to which music the others danced. Murran was rather a cut up and full of fun, so where ever she was there was bound to be a lot of fun and a good time. Thus they had many happy gay and joyfull times together with friends.
It was at one of these socials that Daniel and Murran first became acquainted with Jennette Graham. So it was that about two years after Murran died, Daniel became better acquainted with Jennette and started to court her. They soon fell in love with each other and it was the 2 January 1890 when they went to Logan, Utah, and were married in the Temple there for time and all eternity.
Daniel and Jennette lived at Black Rock for a while, then Daniel was transferred to Provo. When first moving to Provo, they lived in the Section house there. It was a little doby house that stood near the railroad. They lived here until Daniel had a house built about 9th West and ??? South in Provo, where they lived as long as they remained in Provo at the second Ward, except for a short while, when they lived on
the railroad cars and traveled fromplace to place, as Daniel was boss of the floating gang. His wife Jennette, or Nettie, as she was always called, cooked for members of the floating gang. They had three cars fixed up very nicely as living quarters.
Daniel used to tell the story about one time they were stationed at on e of these railroad sidings, that a tramp stopped one day and wanted something to eat. This was a common occurrence there on the railroad. Daniel was rather out of sorts this day, and he told the man to get on his way, that he was tired of feeding every tramp that came along begging for food. As soon as he said it he felt sorry, but he let the man go on, trodding along the track. As Daniel watched him go, he felt more remorseful for having sent the tramp away without first giving him food. When the tramp was nearly out of sight, Daniel could stand it no longer, so jumping on the hand car, which was always handy,
and which they used when they wanted to go anywhere, he soon overtook the tramp. He told him to get on the handcar, and Daniel brought him back and gave him a good meal. That was the last time Daniel ever turned any one away hungry, or any one that needed a bed for the night.
Many times, where ever Daniel lived, he had taken in the wanderer who came to his door, and given him food and a bed for the night, then a hearty breakfast the next morning to start him on his day. One time, many years later, when Daniel was again living in Provo and quite some distance from the highway, he asked of a man who came to the door wanting a meal, "How did you happen to get way up here?" The tramp answered, "Oh I used my eyes." He meant that some one else who had been given help had marked the way.
Daniel's and Nettie's first child was born before they moved to Provo. Nettie had gone to Kaysville, Davis County, Utah, to her mother's home to be there when the baby arrived. He was born 15 September 1890 a month premature, and was so tiny they didn't expect him to live
through the night. Nettie's sister and mother wrapped the baby in a blanket and put it in the warm oven of the stove to keep it warm through the night. They watched over it all the night long and prayed for it. The baby did come through all right and grew to be strong and healthy. He was named Daniel Alexander. The name, Daniel, given to him in honor of this father, grandfather, and great grandfather, and the name Alexander, in honor of Nettie's father, Alexander Stewart Graham.
The second baby, a son, was born at Provo 6 May 1893, and was blessed at the second ward by Bishop Even Wride, 3 August 1893. He was given the name, George William. These two names were family names. Nettie's maternal grandfather was named George Nutman, and two of her brothers who died when small children had been named George Thomas, and Charles William.
On the 14 November 1894, when George was just a little over a year and a half old, Nettie presented Daniel with their third son, born at Provo, and blessed at the second ward 7 March 1895, where he was given the name, James Lee, by P. Brown. James, was another family name, being the name of another brother of Nettie's; Henry James Graham.
Their fourth son, also born at Provo, arrived 6 March 1898 at the family home on 9th West and ??? South. He too, was blessed at the second ward, receiving the name, Glen Deway, given him by Bishop Evan Wride on the 5 June 1898. The name, Glen, was given to him in memory of the Surname of his paternal grandmother, Margaret Glen.
Daniel was proud of these four sons, along with his eldest son Bert and daughter May. He began to think seriously of buying a farm where he thought it would be much better to rear his family. While he was living at Neils Station he had gotten about three hundred head of cattle from a man by the name of Jack Bone. The sale of this herd of cattle had given him a pretty good start in raising enough money with which he might get a farm when the time came that he was ready to give up railroad work and settle on a farm.
A year and three months after Glen Dewey was born, Daniel's mother, who had been living with them, passed away, 3 June 1899. Daniel had her burried at Provo cemetary, with a beautiful headstone marking her grave.
Just a year and a little over two months after this, another member joined the Lockhart family. Daniel and Nettie's first girl and fifth child was born 13 August 1900. She was given the name of Jennette Oreen, being named after her mother, Jenette.
During the summer of 1902, Daniel with his family lived at Spanish Fork, Utah, in a railroad car parked at a siding. His work was in that vicinity at that time. He had taken his family there, with the exception of May. She had remained at the home in Provo to care for things while the rest of the family were away.
Some farmers living near them in Spanish Fork were very good neighbors and friends. Jones was the name of one of the families, the other was DeBolt. Mr. DeBolt and Mr. Jones liked to tease Daniel's little daughter Oreen, who just turned two years old in August of that summer. One of them called her stick in the mud, and the other called her Tom Thumb because she was so tiny.
Daniel moved his family back to their home in Provo in time for the children of school age, to enter school when it opened that Fall. They went to the Franklin school.
Then in October of that same year, there was a wedding in the Lockhart family. Daniel's daughter May, was married to James William Boyden on the 8 October 1902. He was the son of James and Mary Meridith Bowler Boyden, and was born 26 September 1882 at Provo, Utah.
It was just after the breaking of Winter and just before Sping made her appearance the following year, 1903, that Daniel with his family left Provo and moved to the farm which he had bought at Wallsburg, Wasatch County, Utah. May remained in Provo, as that was where her husband had work, though in later years, they bought a farm in Wallsburg too, where they lived for quite some time, before returning again to Provo where they spent the rest of their lives.
The little valley of Wallsburg to which Daniel and his family came, was a bery beautiful valley. One could look toward the mountains to the south and see the beautiful green of the trees and foliage, which in the Fall of the year turned to such gorgeous colors of various shades and hues. It was then that visitors to the valley would day, that it was the prettiest valley they had ever seen. To the west one looked to see the majestic moutain Timpanogos, which towered in all its glory, always with its cap of snow. (Though in recent years I've wondered if that cap of snow is still there the year round; for now, in the summer time, as we view the mountain from the opposite side we do not see any snow. But while the Lockharts lived in Wallsburg, there was always that beautiful, glistening sight of snow on mount Timpanogos.)
Also as one gazed at this mountain, there could be seen what looked like the ouline and form in theimage of a large man lying on his back. Indeed one never tired of glancing up to see all these wonderous beauties of nature.
Daniel with his wife and children worked hard on the farm. They raised hay, grain and sugar beets. There was meadow land too, where the stock grazed. They had a number of milk cows that pastured there through the summer. Then always a small bunch of sheep browsed on the hillside through the day, then were brought in to their pens at night. They didn't dare leave them out at night or the coyotes would have made short work of the sheep. One time it had gotten quite late, and the sheep, having strayed a little too far, were notin, and it being quite dark they couldn't be found. Daniel was standing by the sheep pen wondering what to do. His faithful dog, Priny, stood alert and watchful at his side. Daniel just said, "Priny where's the sheep." Instantly the dog bounded off, and within a few minutes the sheep were all rounded up in front of their pen.
There was always a small flock of chickens on the farm, which kept the family well supplied with eggs. These were raised from setting the hens that wanted to set. Also some were hatched froma small home incubator. The chickens roosted in the chicken coop at night, but through the day they were allowed to run around the yard. So it was that often hidden nests of eggs were found, maybe in the straw stack, or hay stack, or maybe in the corner of the horses hay manger; sometimes in the barn or buggy shed. Especially at Easter time did the children like to hunt for these hidden nests.
The milking of the cows was a chore that most of the family helped with. Each cow had a name given to it because of some charcteristic of it. Some of those names were: Red, Cherry, Yeller, Lumpy, Creepy, Liney, Halfy, Jersey, Blooch, Whitey, Beauty, Blacky, Spotty and Roany.
Each of these names described the cow pretty well. Liney had a straight white line running down her back. Creepy was always the last one to come tagging in from pasture. Halfy was half red and half white. Yeller was a little yellow jersey cow, and Blooch had a bluish tint to her hide. Thus it was with them all. Their names described them perfectly.
The milk fromthe cows was put through a separator that was turned by hand, and the crem run into large ten gallon cream cans. These cans of cream were then hauled to the creamery. But then there was the time when the cream wasn't taken to the creamery. Then Nettie churned
the cream into butter, and Daniel sold it at Heber, a city about fourteen miles away.
Daniel also kept a few pigs on the farm which gave them plenty of pork. Thus with the beef, portk and mutton they were pretty well supplied with meat. This was suppliemented at Christmas and Thanksgiving time with Turkey, for Daniel usually raised a few turkeys, hatched from the turkey eggs that had been put under one of the chicken setting hens.
Daniel always had a fine team of horses. Usually there were two teams, a riding horse or two, and a good buggy horse. A number of these he raised from colts. When they were the right age the horses were broken for riding or for the harness, which ever they were suitable for. Daniel and his boys always took good care of this.
There was a large garden plot on the farm in which there was always a plentiful supply of vegetables through the summer, and then enough potatoes and carrots to put in the cellar for winters. This garden was just a few steps from the house and had a fence around it.
The house was a two story frame building with a large porch in front. There were two rooms up stairs and two on the ground floor. Three of
the rooms were bedrooms and the other was a combined kitchen and living room. There was a small pantry at the foot of the stairs leading to the upper rooms. Under the stairs was a large clothes closet that opened into the bedroom on the lower floor. All the rooms were fairly large.
Next to the garden spot was a stack yard which was also fenced in. Here was stacked the hay and grain. When threshing time came and the grain was threshed and put into the bins in the grainery, the large stack of straw stood next to where the stacks of grain had been.
At this time was when the carpets in the house were taken up and cleaned. The old straw under then, which had become just chaff, was cleaned out and the clean new straw put in its place. The carpet was tacked down again and oh how nice it was to feel the crunching of the straw as one walked over the carpet so clean and fresh. Also the bed ticks were emptied and clean new straw put into them, and what fun it was to climb a little higher to get into bed and feel the fresh clean straw beneath.
After the threshing was done Daniel would take some of the wheat to the flour mill at Midway, a town about four miles west of Heber.
Heber was between thirteen and fourteen miles north of Wallsburg. In return for the wheat Daniel would get a supply of flour for the winter. Also some cornmeal and germade. They family always had a large bowl of germade or cornmeal cereal for breakfast. Also Nettie made delicious scrapples with the cornmeal and fresh pork, and when this was sliced and browned for their breakfast it made a special treat for the family.
In the season when peaches, pears and apples were ready to harvest, Daniel would make a trip in the wagon down through Provo canyon to Provo Bench, where he would buy a load of this fruit. Then for days Nettie worked hard, filling all the bottles with fresh fruit, saving the
bruised part of the fruit with which she made preserves, filling all of her crockery jars with it. The apples were stored in the cellar and were enjoyed through the winter by the family. Baked apples with plenty of good fresh cream made a very special dessert. Daniel always bought a few bushels of tomatoes too. Nettie put these into the bottles also. Sometimes there were some plums to go into the bottles too.
It was about nine monthes after Daniel and Nettie moved to Wallsburg that another little daughter was born to them. The family considered it a very lovely Christmas gift, as she arrived the 23 December 1903. When the cold of winter was over and the 1 May 1904 dawned lovely and fair, this little girl was taken to church were she received a blessing by George P. Gargg and given the name Murran Elizabeth, being named after Daniel's first wife Murran, and also in memory of Nettie's mother, Elizabeth Jane Nutman.
In December 1905 when Murran was nearly two years old, Daniel decided it was time his wife Nettie had a little vacation trip to her home town, Kaysville. In as much as her youngest brother John was getting married on the 14th of the month, and Nettie's sister Aggie was giving a big wedding supper. Daniel said he would stay home and take care of the boys and she could take the two small girls with her. So putting his wife aboard the train Daniel returned home with the boys.
Nettie had a very enjoyable time meeting with many old friends and visiting with her sisters. But when her visit was over she returned home glad to be back again with her husband and children.
About four months later, on the 23 April 1906, she presented Daniel with another baby boy. This little sone was blessed 5 August 1906 by George P. Garff and named Verl Dellis. When this little fellow was around five monthsold he became very ill with a high fever. Nettie with fear in her heart, lifted the little child in her arms and carried him out to her husband Daniel, who with the threshing crew were threshing grain. Daniel had the work stopped, and calling for some of the men who held the Priesthhod, they administered to the baby. A few minutes later Nettie put the child to bed for he was sleeping peacefully, and Nettie resumed her work of preparing the meal for the threshers. The baby was soon fully recovered from its illness.
Dellis was just three years and one month old when another baby son came to the Lockhart home. We was born 24 May 1909. He was blessed and given the name Eugene Lester, by John C. Whiting on the 3 October 1909.
It was about the year 1911 that Daniel sold his farm to James Boyden, his daughter May's father-in-law, and bought another one which was much larger. This second farm was over the hill and north from the other one and was quite some distance fromthe road running through Wallsburg. Both farms were about two and one half miles from town.
There was no house on this second farm, so a log room was bought and hauled on to the place. Then a large oblong tent was put up and this
was soon boarded up and a wood floor put in. There was a door at each end and windows at the sides. Later, in order to make it warmer for the winter, Daniel and the boys made adobies with shich to line this room. Insided there was a large curtain which partitioned off a sleeping room from the other part used as a living room and kitchen. The log room was used as a bedroom, though untill the tent room was fixed up it was used as living room and kitchen.
Daniel also had to have a well dug. They had to dig very deep to get water. This well supplied the culinary water, and being so deep it was a good place to keep the mil and butter cold in the hot summer months. The milk and butter was put into a large bucket which was lowered into the well where it hung by a rope tied onto the handle of the bucket. In this way there wasalways good cold milk for the family to drink. This was the only cooling system they had on the farm. They dug a dirt cellar, but in the hot summer months it didn't keep things very cool. On their first farm they had a cool spring which supplied them with cold water and which they used to keep things cold.
When Daniel first moved from Provo onto the farm, his eldest son Bert wanted to work for himself, so only stayed on the farm for a short while. He went to Milford and worked for a while at a business there owned by his Uncle Angus Buchanan, who was the busband of Daniel's
sister Janet. Then later Bert went to work on the railroad, where he stayed until time for retirement from that work.
It wasn't long until Daniel's next son Dan, having grown to manhood, wanted to leave the farm and earn hisown way too. He also attended school at the B.Y.U. in Provo. He worked for quite some time at Eureka, Utah.
It was after Daniel moved to the second farm that George decided to work away from home. He worked at Garfield, Utah for quite some
After the boys went away to work, they saved what money they could. They bought a few of the things they hadn't been able to get while on the farm. Both Dan and George being rather musically inclined, each bought a musical instrument with which they amused themselves. Dan bought a mandolin and George a Guitar.
Lee liked to get a hold of a harmonica, which he played very well. Younger children of the family like to hear him play it, wishing they could
make the mouth organ sound like he made it sound. None of the children had a chance to take music lessons. Even if they could have afforded it, there wasn't a music teacher in Wallsburg.
It was after Daniel and Nettie moved to the second farm that their last child was born. Nettie had bone to Provo to their daughter May's place for this event. Having had a very hard time at the birth of her last two sons they thought if advisable for her to go where she could get the services of a good physician. With her last two, she had the care of a very good midwife witheach one, but it had been a hard pull to bring both mother and son through all right. And they were afraid that another time she might not make it without the help of a competent physician.
So it was in Provo, Utah, on the 22 September 1913 that Nettie presented Daniel with another baby daughter. This baby was blessed and given the name, Margaret Fawn. She went by the name of Fawn and was always a great favorite with the rest of the family.
The name, Margaret, was a very favorite name of Nettie's, for that had been the name of a very dear sister of hers, who ahd died at the age of 21 years. This sister Margaret and Nettie ahd been very close pals, always dressing alike and fixing their hair alike. So when she gave the name of Margaret to her and Daniel's little baby daughter, it was with thoughts of much love and adoration. Nettie always wanted one more child, but it wasn't to be.
Fawn was especially fond of her big brothers. She loved it when brothers Dan and George came home on visits, for they made a big fus over her. They seemed to adore her.
George had bought a large camera and also a developing outfit. Every time he saw his little sister Fawn in a cute pose he would take her picture. Sometimes it was while she was feeding a baby lamb out of a bottle; sometimes it was with the large pet dog, Priny, or maybe it was when she had been put astride one of the big work mares, or maybe when she just stood with a big smile on her face.
George used to take her in his arms and hold her while he plowed in the field, raked hay, or did other jobs working in the field. Fawn loaved this big brother very much and missed him and her brother Dan greatly when these two boys enlisted in the Marines and left to serve in the armed service of the country.
It was the latter part of the summer of 1917 that George was working in the field, having come home that summer to help with the farm work. He called one of the younger boys to come take over the job he was doing, and getting himself ready he caught the train going to Provo. He said he was going to see Dan who was working at Eureka, Utah.
When he reached Eureka, Dan said that he was just getting ready to come and see George. They both agreed that they should enlist in the
armed service of their country in this World War One. They went directly to the army headquarters and enlisted in the Marines for a duration of four years. Then after a few hours spent at their parents home, bidding the family good bye, they were on their way to Salt Lake, and then to the training camps.
Thus Daniel and Nettie parted with their two sons, who didn't stay long at the training camps, but were soon on their way to France, going directly to the front lines. Daniel and Nettie felt a loneliness now and the farm didn't mean so much to them any more as it had done in the
past. Part of the meaning for having gotten the farm had departed, when their two sons went away.
Before George left he had started to dig a trench for the foundation of a new house that Daniel intended to build on the farm. But no more
was ever done on it after that. With a war on, building materials were not easy to get, and then the anticipation of building a house had gone.
Daniel sold his farm, and that winter of 1917 moved his family to a place in the center of the little twon of Wallsburg. Here he had a plot of ground where he grew a large patch of onions, the first summer he lived there.
It was at this place on the 3 July 1918, that a telegram came to Daniel telling of the death in battle of his son George. This news was a terrible shock to the family. But still another blow was yet to come, for one month later the second telegram came telling of Dan's death. These two boys had been in the same regiment, but had been put in different companies.
A short time later Daniel received a letter from Dan's captain, stating that Dan had been killed while on a scouting trip, this being the ninth time he had volunteered to go on a dangerous assignment. When they had been asked for volunteers, after having the dangers pointed out to them, Dan and his captain were the only ones to step forward. The captain came back, but Dan didn't. It was the captain that took Dan's watch from his body and sent it home with the rest of Dan's things.
From all the information that Daniel could get, his two boys had been killed on the same day, 5 June 1918, in the same battle at Chateau Thierry. This battle was said to be the turning point of the war.
Not quite two years after the boys were killed, the influenza hit the Lockhart family. It was at the time when so many died from it, there being an epidemic in the land. Daniel was the only one of the Lockhart family not to take it. Working diligently, he cared for the ones who were ill. Soon all were on the road to recovery with the exception of Lee and Fawn, and they were both nigh on to death. It was said that neither one could possibly get well. The doctor did all in his power to bring them through. Also the family's and other's prayers were offered in their behalf. Lee did recover; seemingly his work on earth was not yet finished, that the Lord required of him further work here on earth
to complete his mission. But Fawn went to meet her brothers who had given their lives in defence of their country. Before she died she spoke of these two brothers. She had missed them greatly and the family felt that the boys needed her. She died 20 February 1920, and was burried at Wallsburg.
Just after Fawn died, Daniel called his family together and tried to explain to them the reason for her going, giving them a wonderful lesson of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He recalled his experience at the death of his little sister, Elizabeth, in far off Scotland, who died at the age of four years. Both of these little girls would go back into the presence of God. They were both under the age of accountability, and until children reach the age of accountability, Satan is not permitted to tempt them. In the Book of Mormon, Moroni 8:8, it read-- "Listen to the words of Christ, your Redeemer, your Lord and your God. Behold, I came into the workld not to call the righteous but sinners to repentance; the whole need no physician, but they that are sick; wherefore, little children are whole, for they are not capable of committing sin; wherefore the curse of Adam is taken from them in me, that it hath no power over them." In the Bible, Mark 10:14, Jesus says, "Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not; for of such is the Kingdom of God."
It wasn't long after the death of Fawn that Daniel sold his place in Wallsburg and returned again to Provo. It was the first part of September 1920 that he moved his family to 644 North 1st East Provo, Utah, in the Manavu ward. Here Daniel lived happily with his family the rest of his life.
He enjoyed taking his wife Nettie on short trips. They woudl go quite often to the Temple in Salt Lake and to the one at Manti, Utah. They always attended the program at Aspen Grove which was held prior to the hike up Mount Timpanogos. They usually attended the Black Hawk Encampment outing. There were many other places to which they went. One or more, sometimes all of Nettie's sisters were with them on most of these trips. He enjoyed having friends and relatives in his home.
Daniel enjoyed his grandchildren. He also was happy, when on Thanksgiving and Christmas his children and grandchildren came home to celebrate the occassion. Those holidays had always been very special days for the family. There had been other special times too, especially while living on the farm. The family spent many winter evenings, sitting around the stove reading, with a pan of apples or some home made honey candy to munch on. Daniel was very fond of candy and liked to have a home made batch quite often. Maybe on these evenings Nettie might read a good story to them all, while other times Daniel might tell one of his stories about his youger days, or about something that had happened in the past.
Sometimes when a neighbor came in the talk might get around to ghost stories or funny things that had happened. Of course the children could sit and listen to these tales being told and get the greatest delight from it. One of the stories told by Daniel was once when he was quite young he was traveling to his home one night after dark. As he came along a lonely stretch in the road, he saw ahead of him and off to the side, something white, looking very much like a ghost standing just a little ways above the ground. It kept swaying from side to side,looking just like it was traveling toward him. He wanted to turn and run back, but knew he couldn't because he was a long ways from any place, and he had to get past that object in order to get home. But it kept swaying just like it would stop him if he tried to pass. Finally
Daniel picked up a rock, and going a little closer he threw it at the ghost. The rock went right through it, but as it did, Daniel discovered that it was just a large piece of paper that had caught on the fence by the side of the road, and the wind was gently swaying it back and forth.
Another story he told was about a bunch of fellows working on a job that decided to play a joke on one of their fellow workers. When this fellow came to work one morning, the first person he met might say to him, "What's the matter? You look sick." The next one would say, "You're pale as a ghost. You must not feel well." Another one, "You look terrible, What's wrong?" Each of the fellows, as they met him would say something like that, untill finally the fellow did get awfully pale, and he had to leave his work and go home, because through suggestion he had become terrible ill. Daniel said that none of those fellows ever tried a trick like that again.
Daniel often sat down to the piano and would play by ear many of the tunes with which the family were familiar. This was enjoyed by his children and his grandchildren.
Daniel had always enjoyed good health all his life, never knowing a sick day. So it was with much concern to his wife Nettie and the family when he was taken ill the early part of December 1930. Everything that could be done for him was don, but early on the morning of the 17 December 1930 he passed away. He died of a cerebral hemorrhage. He was a High Priest when he died, having been ordained from an Elder to that office of the Priesthood by Joseph F. Smith Jr., on the 26 October 1919, just a short while before leaving Wallsburg. He was burried in the Provo City cemetary.
Just a few hours before Daniel passed away, his grandson, Jack Lockhart Walker, was born in an adjoining room. Daniel seemed quite concerned and asked if things were all right with mother and baby. When told everything was fine, he went to sleep, from which he couldn't be awakened. It was just a short time until he was gone.
Daniel had lived a good life and was remembered by many friends. Some of them remarked how much they thought of him, that he had been a good friend to them. Some said he had given them their start in life by helping financially when it was needed.
His wife Nettie missed him exceedingly in the lonely years to follow. It was ten years later that she joined him in what must have been a very happy reunion in Heaven. Just minutes before Nettie died she was heard to call to him. So I'm sure Daniel was close by waiting to receive her, with others of their loved ones not far away.
Murran Mitchel Young
& Daniel Lockhart