Sunday, January 26, 2014

Jesse Warren Clement and Sarah Matilda Brady

Darius Salem Clement and Louisa Kelsey  had a son named Jesse Warren Clement who married Sarah Matilda Brady.  They meet in Fairview, Utah where both were born, Jesse in 1874 and Sarah Matilda in 1875.  They became very aware of each other after Sarah Matilda returned to Fairview after her family had lived in Colorado for a number of years.  The above image is of a page taken from a memoir written by Ted Clement titled "Time and Chance." Jesse and Sarah were Ted's parents and Della Clement Jenson was Ted's oldest sister and my husband Glen's grandmother.

Jesse Warren, in the center of the picture, was one of ten siblings.

Jesse was also known for his athletic abilities including being the star pitcher for the home town baseball team.  Both Jesse and Sarah are highlighted in this picture of the team and supporters in the middle of a page also from Ted's book.

After marrying in the Manti Temple in October of 1895, they first lived in Fairview where Jesse was well know for the houses he built and things he could make.  Sarah sewed for her family and took care of their many needs.  There was much tragedy in their lives as they were to lose three young sons.  Warren, born in 1901, died in a horrible accident in his father's mill in 1909.  Salem Winton died of pneumonia as a baby in that same year.  In 1914 the family moved to the new community of Talmadge, Utah and it was there that they lost their third son, Gwendlin Clay at age twelve on July 4, 1917 when he and his horse were struck by lightening.  This was almost more than Jesse and Sarah could bare.  They took Clay back to Fairview to be buried near his brothers. These three sons were born after Della and Jesse, Jr. in 1901, 1905, and 1908.

The above automobile is called an Overland and they were among the first in Fairview to have a car. 

This is a picture of Jesse Warren with a weeder/cultivator he invented. He received a patent on it in 1925 and had 500 manufactured in the Tri-Cities area of the Midwest.  He and Sarah drove cross country in a new Willys-Knight (Overland 1927 model) for several weeks one summer stopping to make arrangements for the cultivator manufacturing, visit church history sites and national parks, and see New York City.

After Clay's death, the family gave up on Talmage where it was hard to have a constant source of  water, and lived in the north part of Duchesne.  Jesse also built several houses in Duchesne.

He and his sons and son-in-laws also ran sawmills in several different locations where there was timber to get the lumber needed.  In 1933, Jesse Warren died unexpectedly from a ruptured appendix after making a long journey by car over dirt roads to Salt Lake City for medical care but it was too late.  His body was returned to Fairview by train where other family members had arrived from Duchesne to meet Sarah.  Jesse Warren Clement was laid to rest by his sons.

Sarah Matilda now had to carry on without her husband.  Life would be hard but she had her children.  Sarah was the daughter of Jordan Hendrickson Brady and Mary Lovina Howell.  She also came from a large family she being the seventh of thirteen children.  I am not sure as I don't have a labeled picture, but I think Sarah Matilda is seated on the far left side of this picture.

This is another page from Ted's book.  She is in the dark dress and her oldest daughter, Della, is standing to her left. Ted, the author of the book, is at the very left of the picture.

An earlier picture with her sons and daughters.  She lived until 1970 and was a widow for 37 years.  Her last years were spent with her son Ted and his family in northern California.

Jesse Warren and Sarah Matilda standing outside their home in Duchesne built by Jesse shortly before his death.

After Sarah's death, she also was buried in the Fairview Cemetery.

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