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Orrin Kartchner

Orrin Kartchner[1, 2]

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  • Name Orrin Kartchner  [3
    Born 20 Feb 1864  Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Died 30 Sep 1961  Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried 3 Oct 1961  R V Mike Ramsay Memorial Cemetery, Snowflake, Navajo, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Orin Kartchner grave marker
    Person ID I227703  Full Tree | Timmins, Frint
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2014 

    Father William Decatur Kartchner
              b. 4 May 1820, Haverford, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 14 May 1892, Snowflake, Navajo, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Margaret Jane Casteel
              b. 1 Sep 1825, , Cooper, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 11 Aug 1881, Snowflake, Navajo, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 21 Mar 1844  Carthage, Hancock, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5, 6, 7
    • Mom had sealed to spouse date of "8 Feb 1851"
    Family ID F61640  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Wife 1 Annella Hunt
              b. 15 Feb 1862, San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 6 Mar 1946, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 11 Oct 1883  Saint George, Washington, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Celia Kartchner
              b. 30 Nov 1884, Snowflake, Navajo, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 7 Dec 1885, Snowflake, Navajo, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    +2. Kenner Casteel Kartchner
              b. 15 Oct 1886, Snowflake, Navajo, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 26 May 1970, Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    +3. Jane (Jennie) Kartchner
              b. 2 Sep 1888, Snowflake, Navajo, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 31 Dec 1977, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     4. Thalia Kartchner
              b. 16 Aug 1891, Snowflake, Navajo, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 9 Nov 1985, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
    +5. Lafayette Shepherd Kartchner
              b. 17 Dec 1893, Snowflake, Navajo, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 6 Mar 1993, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 99 years)
    +6. Sarah Leone Kartchner
              b. 12 Oct 1895, Snowflake, Navajo, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1982, Flagstaff, Coconino, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 25 Jun 2014 
    Family ID F87838  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Wife 2 (Divorced) Pauline Boelz, Deitrich
              b. Abt 1868
              d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 20 Feb 1950  Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Divorced Yes, date unknown 
    Divorced 19 Apr 1952  [3
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2014 
    Family ID F67807  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Feb 1864 - Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Oct 1883 - Saint George, Washington, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Celia Kartchner - 30 Nov 1884 - Snowflake, Navajo, Arizona, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Kenner Casteel Kartchner - 15 Oct 1886 - Snowflake, Navajo, Arizona, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Jane (Jennie) Kartchner - 2 Sep 1888 - Snowflake, Navajo, Arizona, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Thalia Kartchner - 16 Aug 1891 - Snowflake, Navajo, Arizona, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Lafayette Shepherd Kartchner - 17 Dec 1893 - Snowflake, Navajo, Arizona, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sarah Leone Kartchner - 12 Oct 1895 - Snowflake, Navajo, Arizona, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Feb 1950 - Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Sep 1961 - Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 3 Oct 1961 - R V Mike Ramsay Memorial Cemetery, Snowflake, Navajo, Arizona, United States Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend Location Cemetery Hospital Town Parish City County/Shire State/Province Country Region Not Set

  • Photos
    Orin Kartchner
    Orin Kartchner
    Orrin Kartchner

  • Notes 
    • Div. (civ) 19 Apr 1952 (Temple) 22 Oct 1956

      From the book "The Kartchner Family" compiled by Sarah P. Collinwoodin 1976:
      Written by Thalia K. Butler
           "Orin was born in Beaver, Utah, the tenth child of the family.  His father married a second wife and her first child was born two months before Orin.  He was named Arron and the names were partly given to match each other with Orin and Aaron.  These two boys were fond of each other and grew up almost as if they were twins.
           When they were less than two years old, their father was called to go to the Southern Settlements on the Muddy, what is now Nevada, to help strenthen the settlements.
           They had sadness come to their families, as each one lost a little child; and two small graves were left in the desert country.  Orin, though only four years old, could remember how sweet his little sister Euphemie was and her baby laughter as she sat on the floor and he played peek-a-boo with her.
           When Orin was five years old, in the winter of 1869, his mother and her six children made a trip to San Bernardino, California, to visit her dear old mother, brothers and sister a Mary, who had stayed in California.  They had a wonderful time.  Margaret seemed to know that she would never see them again.  All the children had  brithdays while they were there except Mindy and Nowlin, whose birthdays came in May.  Orin remembers how kind his grandmother was to him on his birthday in February.
           When they left San Bernardino, Margaret's brothers Joshua and Jimmy Casteel fixed cuttings of trees and vines and a hive of honey-bees for them to take back to the settlement on the Muddy.  She and the family returned to their home, Mill Point, or Overton, Nevada in March 1870, and the cuttings were planted and the bees never faltered in producing honey.
           About one year later the Muddy settlements were abandoned because Nevada was made a state and demanded back taxes, which settlers refused to pay.  They were given premission by Brigham Young to leave their settlements and return to Utah, which they did, and were invited by the Bishop of Panguitch to settle there, instead of returning to their old home in Beaver, Utah.  They enjoyed Panguitch, but in 1877 his parents, with many other fine families, were called to help settle Arizona.  Much can be said of these pioneers, some of which can be expressed in quoting Lonfellow's poem: "Toiling, Rejoicing, Sorrowing, Onward through life they go, Each morning sees some task begin, each evening sees its close."  Everything had to be done -- logging, building, ploughing, planting, fencing, working on the railroad.  Much preparation to go onward to new settlements.  This time the group stopped in St. George, Utah on their way and did some Temple work for their people.  We are all to be humbled by their magnificent obedience to the Call of Authority, and commands our greatest admiration and appreciation of their faith and integrity, their love for each other, and their undaunted courage in facing whatever might lie ahead of them.
           Orin drove his mother's team and wagon on this journey to Arizona, as each of the boys drove or rode horseback and in many ways helped in this trek.
           When Orin was 16 years of age, he bought Aunt Prudence's guitar and learned to play the tunes he had heard Aunt Mindy and Uncle Don play.  He attended school at least part of the winter.  Ida Hunt (later Udall) was the teacher.  She and her younger sister, Annella Hunt, (called Annie) played the guitar, and as young people they began to play together.  Orin was much attracted by Annie's singing, also with the guitar accompaniment.  All three of these sisters were good singers and knew many old fine songs.
           Annie taught the first school in Snowflake when she was seventeen, also taught in Snowflake and Taylor.
           When Orin was seventeen, his mother died from pneumonia.  There was a large funeral, but a heavy rain fell as the procession was on the way to the cemetery, and people went into homes along the way until the rain subsided.  Rain water was running into the grave as the coffin was lowered, which made it seem very sad.  Orin then lived at his sister Prudence's home and did her chores; Nowlin lived at his sister Sarah's home.  The boys still worked for their father doing farm work.
           After his 19th birthday Orin wished to have a home of his own.  He and Annella Hunt had continued to play their guitars together and were very much in love.  She began to prepare to be married whwen she finished teaching, and they began the long journey to the St. George Temple.  His brother Aaron also went with them to the Temple, which took them 21 days travel.  They returned to Snowflake in time for Christmas holidays, 1883.
           Orin and Annela's first child died when about one year old, but they were soon blessed with a little son.  Their family continued to grow and bring them great joy and happiness, each given names of those they knew and loved.  Each of the children was gifted in music ability, playing and singing, some also composing tunes on the guitar.
           Orin was called on a mission when he was 38 years old to the Texas Mission.  The family wondered how they could stand for him to be gone so long, but the time did pass very slowly and finally he came home.  They had reason to be proud of his fine mission and all the scriptures he could repeat by memory. The family had assisted him on this mission by some of them playing for the dances.
           Farming, sheep-shearing, and some freighting goods for Army men at Fort Apache, were ways in which he made a living for his family.  Finally, he applied for a guard job at the state prison at Florence, Arizona.  That was an experience that few ever have, but he did a good job and had much experience.
           The love in his home was always apparent, and all appreciate their home-life.  Annella lived to be 84 years old.  Orin was called as a Temple Worker and so moved to Measa, Arizona in 1931.  Their daughter Thalia taught school for 26 years, retiring in 1957.  Orin lived to be 97 years, 7 months and 10 days old, gradually aging and passed away in 1961.
           The family honor the memory of their beloved parents, and feel that they were among the finest people who ever llived full and usefull lives."

      Prison guard at Arizona State Prison [3]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2244] Theda Laws or Irene Louise Potter, Personal Genealogical Research, Compiled.

    2. [S1535] Personal knowledge of Clark Timmins, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE]\..

    3. [S2891] Personal knowledge of Marla Kirby, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE]\..

    4. [S2913] Compiled by Sarah P. Collinwood, The Kartchner Family  (1974, Hiller Bookbinding, Salt Lake City, UT Published by J. Grant Stevenson 230 W. 1230 N. Provo, UT 84601).

    5. [S1098] Sarah P. Collinwood, The Descendants of George Palmer and Phebe Draper  (Provo, UT: J. Grant Stevenson, 1962.), 455..

    6. [S2899] Marriage License.

    7. [S1130] "Illinois Statewide Marriage Index 1763-1900," database, Illinois State Archive    ((http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/marrsrch.html)), accessed 26 Mar 2009)..


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