Note: Many of the longer histories on this site contain short accounts
that are faith promoting, examples of courage, especially interesting,
or just plain funny. Rather than create duplicate copies here,
they will be linked to, allowing the you to link (jump) to the
applicable section, where I hope that you'll be inspired to read more
of that history. Clicking on your browser's "Back" button will return
you here to the Stories page.
Plaster of Paris
"Flour" (George Fredrick Jarvis)
While "Feed them, don't fight them" was a good policy, this time was an exception.
A London Incident
(George Fredrick Jarvis)
A (possibly apocrophal) story of an incident from George Fredrick's mission in England.
"Religion stay there while . . ."
Link to an incident in George Fredrick Jarvis' history
That's one way to quit the tobacco habit.
(Orin Jarvis, son of George Fredrick Jarvis)
While helping to re-open the Southern States Mission he was
shot at, poisoned, . . .
Johnston's Army and Orin's Mother-in-law (Orin Jarvis, son of George
How Johnston's army ultimately provided the means for Orin's
mother-in-law to come to Utah.
Ear wiggling? (Karl Jarvis,
son of Orin Jarvis)
This is what happens when you have an outrageous sense of humor and
a dearth of material.
Monson's famous ear wiggle talk at General Priesthood Meeting.
In case you think that a story about ear wiggling is too frivolous
for a sober and high-minded web site like this, here's President
Monson speaking of--and demonstrating his technique--in General
A Story of Anne Catherine Jarvis Milne
A seven year old's encounter with Indians.
Loses His Boots
Brigham ignored his mother and ended up walking barefoot the rest
of the way to the Salt Lake valley.
The Old Virgin Ditch
Link to a humerous poem by Mabel Jarvis about keeping the irrigation
canal known as "The Old Virgin Ditch" repaired.
Link to a series of stories from the life of Samuel Walter
Sam lived an interesting and varied life.
Colonia Morelos (Lehi De Friez Jarvis, Son of Samuel Walter and
Francis Godfrey Defriez Jarvis)
Some wild times in the colonies.
Memories of Colonia Morelos (Pearl Jarvis Augustus, Daughter of
Samuel Walter Jarvis and Pearley Dean Taylor)
More memories of Colonia Morelos.
Link to an incident in William H. Jarvis' history
Young Bill meets a mountain lion.
Link to an incident in Ruth Wilson's history
The family came home from church to find "ole Daisy", their cow,
in the house!
Link to an incident in Ella Wall's history
Ella Wall, future wife of William H Jarvis, tells how she kept some
Mexican revolutionaries from stealing some wagons.
Another Link to another incident in Ella Wall's history
Mexican revolutionaries in the yard, a.32 hidden in the organ,
but the spirit said: "Put it back and you will be alright."
Stories and incidents such as these help make our ancestors
something more than just a name on a stupid old pedigree chart.
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