1957 Rich, Flora Kate Rawle turns 98 OSE 23 Feb p 10
COMMU N ITY COLORFUL FIGURE Mrs. Rich To Be 98, Is Oldest in Morgan By ARLENE IRWIN MORGAN — Morgan County's oldest citizen, Mrs. Flora Kate Rawle Rich, known as Aunt Flo by her many close friends, will celebrate her 98th birthday Saturday. Saturday. " , . , , She will observe her birthday quietly, with members of the family family calling during the day at the home of her daughter and son- in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Whittier, where she -is living at present. Mrs. John L. Heiner, a granddaughter granddaughter will make her a decorated decorated birthday cake for the occasion. occasion. She long has been known for her petite figure, stylish dress and love for hats. She loves color, pink and orchid are her favorites. For Christmas she received received a pair of red shoes she had wanted and asked for. Mrs. Rich has a rich sense of humor, loves company and friends, likes to ride in a automobile automobile and enjoys watching television. television. She has kept her own home in Richville and , maintained it until the last few years, and since then she has made her home with her children. Mrs Rich was born in Bristol, England, March 2. 1859, the daughter of Richard Rawle and Sarah Ann Sweetland. Her parents parents joined the LDS Church in England, and when Flora was 13, they left the old country and came to Morgan. Here they were re-united with two daughters and a son who had come to Morgan a few-years before. This family first lived in a home where the Morgan Theater now stands, and Mr. I Rawle, n shoemaker, opened up ' a shoe shop where the Morgan Post Office now stands. On Jan. 9, 1880, Flora was married married to W. H. Rich in the LDS Endownment House in Salt Lake City. Mr. and Mrs. Rich made their home on a ranch in Richville, Morgan County, where they lived all of their married life. After the birth of their second second child, Mr. Rich left his family family to serve a two-year LDS mission, and Mrs. Rich was left alone to care for her family. After Mr. Rich returned home, Mr. Rich' managed the Morgan I Co-Onerative Mercantile Institn- 1 tion,'and purchased and managed | a farm in Morgan City. I Mr. and Mrs. Rich had 11 children, children, five of whom are still living. living. They are: Mrs. Herbert J. (Margaret) Whittier and Rjchard H. Rich, of Morgan: Mrs. Newell (Lillian) Butter, Bountiful; John MRS. FLORA RICH Was Born in England j Pond Rich, Smithfield, and Mrs.) Ivan (Maud) Geary, of- Logan, j | She has 38 grandchildren, 97 j | great-grandchildren, and five i I great-great-grandchildren. ! March for Polio Brings in $117.34 EVANSTON, Wyo. — The Mothers March for Polio, held recently in Evanston under the sponsorship of Epsilon Sigma Alpha sorority brought m $117. Members who made the canvass canvass were: Mrs. Fay Eyre, Mrs. Eddie Atkinson, Mrs. Donald Daines, Mrs. Virginia Thompson, Mrs. Ray Smith, Mrs. Marvin Bollschweiler, Mrs. Don Thornhill, Thornhill, Mrs. George Blakeslee, Mrs. Lorraine Gates, Kathryn Riley and Mrs. Vernal Foster. ^'-"^ met at the home of Mrs. K. 0. Ehlers for refreshments.