By My Own Hand: The Life Story of Rulon T. Burton

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Tabernacle Books, Inc, 2003 - Lawyers - 666 pages
Rulon Tingey Burton was born 3 March 1926 in Salt Lake City, Utah. His parents were Fielding Garr Burton and Mela Stewart Lindsay. He served in the Navy in World War II. He married Josephine Omer. They had three children. He established a law firm.
 

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Jacob Peart Sr and Elizabeth Halden are my 3rd great grandparents. I was surprised to read in this book that they both arrived in Salt Lake Valley in 1848. The church records, Jacob's own diary, personal family history, and records at Nauvoo state that Elizabeth died in Nauvoo shortly after arriving. Her 4 daughters also died there, and their son John died in Galena Illinois, before Jacob went to Salt Lake in 1848.
Jacob Peart Jr. was the only surviving child of Jacob Sr and Elizabeth, to go to Salt Lake with his father. Jacob Peart Sr remarried in Nauvoo, Phobe Robson, a widowed family friend. She stood proxy for Elizabeth to be sealed to Jacob Sr., in Nauvoo. He had several polygamus wives, after marrying Phoebe.
I have a holograph copy and a typescript copy of Jacob's personal history and diary, and he states in it that his wife and daughters died in Nauvoo. There are records on file there that also state Elizabeth and her daughters died there, and her name is on the monument of saints who died in Nauvoo.
I have a copy of the sealing record of Elizabeth, by proxy, that I obtaind in Nauvoo. The holograph copy of Jacob Sr. diary I obtained at the Family History Museum in Salt Lake about 3 years ago.
 

Contents

My Childhood Home in South Salt Lake
3
A Short but Tall Mother
21
A Strong and Caring Father
34
Burton WardBurton Family
43
A Short Fella
54
Part Two Challenging the MindJunior High 19381940
67
A MindDeveloping Experience
69
The Book of Mormon and Me
83
The Law Partnership
411
Part Eight Three Morning Stars
417
A Family Is Established
419
The Blossoming
442
Part Nine Solo Practice 19701978
455
Solo Practice Begins
457
How to Get Out of Debtand Stay Out
468
In Business with a Promoter
474

On Stage
89
Part Three Shoes on Bare FeetHigh School 19401944
103
Entering a New World
105
Church and Family
120
Being Productive
123
Part Four World War II in the U S Navy 19441946
139
I Join the Navy
141
By My Own Hand I Record My Life Choices
157
Three Forgotten Men
169
That We May Here Be Useful
186
The War EndsBut Not for Me
199
Sights Homeward
211
Part Five Mission to Denmark 19461949
227
Called to Serve
229
Odense and a Lame Foot
245
KÝbenhavnAn Interlude with Music
270
StruerSowing Seeds in Hard Soil
288
SlagelseA Time of Harvest
318
Part Six Paradise Lost and Regained 19491964
335
My First Love
337
My True Love
359
University at Last
367
My Caring FatherA Reprise
373
Internship at Washington D C
393
Part Ten Ten Consuming Years 19701980
487
We Feel It a Pleasure to Serve Him
489
Because He First Loved Us
499
Experiences Along the way
503
For Eternity
515
Part Eleven Rulon T Burton Associates 19811995
517
Testing the Waters
519
Blessed and Caressed
527
Fat Pastures
533
Business Reorganization Practice
541
My Redwood Forest
562
Part Twelve My Literary Life
577
The Wind in the Willows
579
Ralph Waldo Emerson
583
Reading in the Navy and on My Mission
586
My Life of Books and Writing
592
Part Thirteen Island Missions and Beyond 1990
601
Our Missions to the Pacific Islands
603
Twelve Hours Under the Knife
621
The Story of We Believe
627
In Conclusion
648
Mormon Pioneer Ancestry
657
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