Mary Vashti or Vashta Call

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Mary Vashti or Vashta Call

Birthplace: Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States
Death: Died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States
Place of Burial: Chesterfield, Bannock, Idaho
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Anson Vasco Call and Charlotte Call
Wife of Moses Muir
Mother of Charlotte Muir and Catherine Whitworth
Sister of Joseph Holbrook Call; Charlotte Vienna Call; Anson Vasco Call, II; Chester Vinson Call; Ira Call and 2 others
Half sister of Ida Call and Sidney Banagor Call

Managed by: Lukas Todd Clark
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About Mary Vashti or Vashta Call

The above photo found on Family depicts the family of Anson Vasco Call, Sr. and in the front row are: Charlotte Vienna, Anson Vasco Call, Jr., and Mary Vashtia. In the back row: Sidney Benaja, Ira, Hanna, Lemoni, Chester Vinson, and Joseph Holbrook Call. The following information is also from Family Search:

Memoirs of Mary Vashti Call Muir - Honoring her 80th Birthday: Born January 29, 1859, at Bountiful, Utah. Daughter of Vasco Call and Charlotte Holbrook. Married to Moses Muir on March 15, 1876, in the old Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Utah. Mother of eleven children. She moved with her husband and three children to her new home in Hatch, Idaho, in April, 1882. The trip was made by train to McCarnmon where she was met by her husband. The journey from there was made by wagon through the mud and snow. Her new home was built of slabs on their homestead in Hatch where she resided for ten years.

In 1892 her husband built a large brick home for his family in Chesterfield, Idaho, to which they moved in the fall the same year. In 1890 she wasmade president of the Chesterfield primary and held this position for ten years. She was also an ardent worker in the Relief Society and is still active in this work. The family moved to Logan, Utah, in 1911 where her husband passed away November 19, 1919, and where she now lives. She became a grandmother at the age of 35 and a great grandmother at 61. She has living: 5 children, 38 grandchildren and 43 great-grandchildren, six of her own having passed away. Her hobby is knitting and quilt making. In her 75th year she pieced and quilted alone, 36 quilts. Her life has been spent for her church, family and friends, with never a thought for herself.

Obituary: Rites Held for Esteemed Woman - Mary Vashti Call Muir...Impressive services were held in Logan eleventh Ward on Tuesday, November 10, for Mrs. Mary Vashti Call Muir. Mrs. Muir passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J.E. Bergstrom, in Los Angeles, California. Short services were also held for the deceased at Chesterfield the same day. Burial was in the Chesterfield cemetery.

Mrs. Muir was born January 29, 1859, in bountiful, a daughter of Vasco and Charlotte Holbrook Call. On March 15, 1876, she was married to Moses Muir in the Salt Lake endowment house. Soon after their marriage they moved to Hatch, Idaho, where Mr. Muir operated a large farm. Later they moved to Chesterfield, Idaho. In 1911 they moved to Logan, Utah, where she had since resided. Mr. Muir died on November 19, 1919.

During the time the family resided in Chesterfield her home was a haven for the traveler. Hundreds received of her hospitality. Mrs. Muir was an excellent home maker and a keen business woman, and throughout her life was an ardent church worker. She served as Primary president of the Chesterfield Ward for many years and was a worker in the Relief Society all her life. Until her disease she continued actively in her duties as a teacher.

She acquired early in life a hobby of knotting and making quilts, sweaters, stockings and articles for wear with her hands, and has made for hundreds of people, quilts sweaters, stockings and other items.

Her family consisted of eleven children, 7 girls and 4 boys. Ony five of whom survive. They are: Vasco Muir, St. Anthony, Stephen and W.S. Muir, Pocatello, Mrs. J.E. Bergstron, Los Angeles, Mrs. P.C. Marcussen of Logan, Utah. Also surviving are 31 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren, also two brothers, A.V. Call of Afton, Wyoming, and C.V. Call, of Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Mary Vashti or Vashta Call's Timeline

January 29, 1859
Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States
Bountiful, Davis, Utah Territory
Age 4
Age 10
Bountiful, Davis, Utah Territory
December 14, 1874
Age 15
February 16, 1877
Age 18
Bountiful, Davis, Utah, USA
Age 20
Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States
Age 25
Age 40
Chesterfield, Bannock, Idaho