My name is Mary Ann Whitehead Overson and this blog is dedicated to all the amazing men and women who came before me: my ancestors. I also want to acknowledge my father, Armand Toyn Whitehead, who is the person responsible for a lot of the content in this blog; my dad has spent countless hours collecting and preserving photos and histories, and preserving them on the computer so that they can be handed down for generations. Thank you, Dad!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Earnest Ludwig Whitehead & Verda Marie Cooke

Earnest Ludwig Whitehead mission photo, c. 1929 Taken by Stokes Studio, SLC

 Verda Marie Cooke, c. 1932 Graduation from Sparks, Nev. High
Earnest Ludwig Whithead was born 1 Feb 1906 in St. George, Washington, Utah.  He was the youngest of 7 children born to Erastus Goddard Whitehead (1871-1906) and Josephine May Nixon (1876-1962).  His first wife, Ella Lucile Ipson, died shortly after giving birth to their first baby girl (living).  Verda Marie Cooke was born 6 Apr 1914 in Grouse Creek, Box Elder, Utah.  She was the seventh child of 10 children born to James Cooke (1876-1960) and Frances Harriet Toyn (1877-1928).

Earnest and Verda were married 23 Jul 1935 in the Logan, Utah Temple.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Welcome to the Whitehead & Jensen Family Forum!

I intend this blog to be a place where descendants in the Whitehead and Jensen family line can come and learn more about their heritage.  I hope that everyone will feel free to contribute and share what stories and photos and other information they have.  Family History has been a huge part of my life, thanks to my parents, and has recently become a way for me to understand myself.  Through reading and discovering more about the amazing people who came before me, I have come to realize that my life means so much more, that I'm really stronger than I thought I could be, and has solidified my testimony and faith in Heavenly Father and His son, Jesus Christ.  Please be patient with me as I work toward building this site - I do have a family of my own and they come first.  Keep checking back, and if you like what you see (or even if you don't), please let me know!