|November 10. 1975 Central Utah Obituaries Sylvia Morby Funeral services for Sylvia Christina Johnson Morby, 87, of 1286
N. 950 W., Orem, who died Sunday, Nov. 9,1975 in an Orem nursing home following a long illness, will be Wednesday at noon
at the Sundberg - Olpin Mortuary. Mrs. Morby was born Jan. 3, 1888 in Lindon to Carl J. and Anna Sophia Larson Johnson.
She married Wallace Eugene Morby on May 20,1913 in Orem. Ite marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple in
1916. He died Dec. 31,1957. She was a member of the Orem 34th Ward and active in the Relief Society. She served as president
and secretary in the Relief Society and as a Sunday School and primary teacher. Mrs. Morby was educated in Pleasant Grove
schools and attended the University of Utah for two years. She graduated from BYU in 1906 and taught in the Edgemont,
Lindon and Spencer elementary schools. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Alvin (Hortense) Kirk and Mrs. Kenneth
(Maurine) Nerdin, both of Orem; six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren, and one brother, Melvin A. Johnson, Salt Lake
Alvin Kirk, age 91, passed away at his home in Orem on June 16, 2007. He was born June 14, 1916 in Lindon, Utah, a son of
William P. And Emma Caroline Harris Kirk. He married his sweetheart Hortense Morby on May 24, 1939 in the Salt Lake LDS
Alvin loved gardening and shared his talent whenever possible, his home was beautiful as well as his ward building from all his
efforts. He was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served faithfully in many callings
throughout his life.
Alvin is survived by his three children: Neil W. (Susan) Kirk of AZ, Donna Jean (Dennis) Lowry of Canada and Jay (Susan)
Kirk of California. He is also survived by 7 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife
Hortense, his parents, 5 brothers and 3 sisters.
|STORY OF CHARLES AMMON MORBY & ANNIE DRAPER
BY HORTENSE MORBY KIRK
"My Great Grandfather, David Morby, came to Utah from England for the
Church. He settled in Upton, Utah where he raised his family. One of his
sons stayed and lived in Coalville, Utah. One son went to Ogden and another
boy went to Hood River Valley, Oregon. Both David and Emma, his wife, were
buried in the Upton Cemetery.
My grandfather was the youngest boy. He met and married Annie Draper who
lived in Hoytsville, Utah a little settlement south of Coalville. They
lived in Coalville a few years and my father was born there. He was the
only child they had. They named him Wallace Eugene.
They moved to Park City were grandfather worked in the silver mines. He not
only worked in the mines but he had a livery stable where they took care of
horses, shoeing them and etc.
Grandfather developed lung trouble working in the mine and had to give up
mining. Father was fourteen years old when they moved to Provo Bench and
bought a farm. His brother-in-law, William Draper, bought in on the farm.
They farmed together for a few years and then they decided that each should
have their own farm.
(William was married to Ane Kirstine Elsie Julie Pederson)
William Draper finally married and wanted his own farm. They both bought a
farm on Provo Bench not too far apart. My grandfather raised fruit on his
farm. They worked very hard. Grandmother took sick and died February 2,
1929. This left grandfather very lonely so he soon found a widowed lady by
the name of Polly Hancock from Springville. She had been married three
They were married but did not live together very long. She went back to
Springville. When the peach crop was read to harvest, she came back. That
night she came back grandfather took a stroke and died suddenly. She took
possession of everything."
|Kenneth & Maurine Morby Nerdin,
Thanks to Nerdin Family
|Maurine Morby's sisters
Hortense, Sylvia Jean, Orlene and
Helen (in front)
|Charles Ammon Morby was the brother of Alma, Zenock, Zenos and Moroni. He Married Annie Draper of Hoytsville. She
was youngest child of Charles Draper. He was part of the William S. Seeley Company that crossed the plains. He buried 2 of
his children on the journey to Utah.
Mary Ann Wann