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!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Obituary: Sena Schultz Barton

Headstone, Salt Lake City Cemetery, SLC, Utah, USA

Mrs. Sena Barton Utah Pioneer Dies*

Mrs. Sena Schultz Barton, a pioneer resident of Salt Lake, died Friday morning at the house of her daughter, Mrs. Orvin Morris, 151 Fourth avenue, of infirmities incident to old age.

Mrs. Barton was the widow of George Barton and was born in Denmark January 24, 1847. She came to Utah in 1857 [1859] and had resided here since. Of late years she had been a member of the Thirtieth ward where she was an active Church worker and a faithful and devoted Latter-day Saint.

She is survived by one son and three daughters, George D. Barton, Mrs. Clara A. Busby and Mrs. Orvin Morris of Salt Lake, and Mrs. Alice Teasdale of Oakhurst, Calif.; also by nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. The funeral will be announced later.

(Deseret News, Friday, 20 July 1928, p. 10; FHL film # 027,061)
*No photo included

Schultz Sisters Pioneer Company

In a previous post about Johanna Marie Schultz Nixon and Sena [aka, Sidse] Schultz Barton, I had mentioned the pioneer company they traveled with.  At that point, in the Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Index, 1847–1868 online, the two girls were listed as having different last names, and they were listed in an "unknown pioneer company".  I have an update about these two brave sisters!

My father, Armand Whitehead and his sweet wife, Judy, are serving a mission at the Family History Library in Downtown Salt Lake City, Utah.  He called me this morning to let me know that they were just assigned to work on the Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel index!  He was able to find (his first success!) the company that Johanna and Sena traveled in:  the James S. Brown Company, 1859.  This is good news which might help us find further information and answers to questions we have about the Schultz family and their journey to Zion.  Thank you, Dad! 

You can now go to Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868 and see the updated information on Johanna and Sena [Sidse], or any other pioneer you may be researching, by following this link:  http://www.lds.org/churchhistory/library/pioneercompanysearch/0,15773,3966-1-2068,00.html

One thing to keep in mind - the girls are listed under different last names, but if you type in Schultz in the surname field, you should be able to find them.