The Miracle of the Peaches

The Miracle of the Peaches

(Picture: Margaret Eliza Utley and Maggie Belle Tolman) The following story is told by Maggie Belle Tolman Porter, daughter of Cyrus Tolman and Margaret Eliza Utley Tolman. I had miraculous answers to my childish prayers; through those answers my faith grew into...
William Odell Tolman’s Call to the Mission Field and 24 Miracles

William Odell Tolman’s Call to the Mission Field and 24 Miracles

(Excerpts from “William Odell Tolman: Patriarch, Genealogist, Teacher,” compiled by Loraine Tolman Pace, First Edition, 2009, pages 19-24). I would like to record here a little detail about my call to go on a mission. It was unusual for a boy in our little ward to go...
Glorious-Sarah’s Hope

Glorious-Sarah’s Hope

Sarah Lucretia Holbrook: “She died as she had lived, being sure and certain of a glorious resurrection.”

Mary Elizabeth Tolman Glenn’s History

Mary Elizabeth Tolman Glenn’s History

(Mary Elizabeth Tolman Glenn shares her history. Mary is the daughter of Cyrus Ammon Tolman and Maria Louisa Pickett.) Part One: And so I am to write a story of my life–FROM OUT OF MY MOUNTAIN HOME. I came into the world with the passing of the ox team, and the...
A Short  History of Joshua Alvin Tolman

A Short History of Joshua Alvin Tolman

(A short history of Joshua Alvin Tolman written by his daughter Louisa Tolman Cranney.) My father, Joshua Alvin Tolman was born 28 Mar 1858 in Tooele, Utah. His wife Mary Jane Gorringe was born 12 Oct 1857 in Bountiful, Utah. They were married 12 Dec 1878 in the...
Fanny Burgess Gorringe

Fanny Burgess Gorringe

(Fanny Burgess gives a short history of her life). I was born January 27, 1829, in a small town called Battle, County of Sussex, of England. My Parents, Joseph Burgess and Martha Jarrett, were working people in a farming district. They were followers of John Wesley...
A Tribute to Fanny Burgess Gorringe

A Tribute to Fanny Burgess Gorringe

(A Tribute to Fanny Burgess Gorringe on her 65th Birthday written by Minnie Elizabeth Tolman Pickett We meet today to share our love and honor to our worthy sister, Fanny Gorringe, on this sixty-fifth anniversary of her birthday. Our loved president was born in...
The Bear Attack from Martha’s Perspective

The Bear Attack from Martha’s Perspective

(An account written by Aaron Alexander Tolman’s niece, Goldie Adams Tolman, wife of Royal Clifford Tolman.) Uncle Alex’s encounter with the bear would not be complete unless I add this faith promoting story which was told by Aunt Martha Tolman when bearing...
An Encounter with a Bear

An Encounter with a Bear

(An account by Aaron Alexander Tolman, son of Cyrus Tolman and Alice Bracken, as related to Sarah Alexander Tolman, his niece in 1931.) I, Aaron Alexander Tolman, was herding sheep in the mountains of southern Idaho south of Kimberly and west of Oakley near Harrington...
Missionary Service at Great Sacrifice

Missionary Service at Great Sacrifice

(An account of Frederick William Larson’s missionary service as well as some of his posterity. Written by David W. Larson.) Leaving his wife and two small children, ages fifteen months and three weeks, at their small farm house just north of Oakley, Idaho,...
Judson Isaac Tolman’s Mission

Judson Isaac Tolman’s Mission

(Judson Isaac Tolman relates experiences from his missionary service) It was October of 1894 that I received a call from the Church to fill a mission in the Southern States; we had two small children at that time and were expecting our third. I was to leave in April...
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