Mary Georgina Huckvale Osmond

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Mary Georgina Georgina Osmond (Huckvale)

Birthdate: (87)
Birthplace: Somerston, Oxfordshire, England
Death: March 14, 1922 (87)
Bloomington, Idaho, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Joseph HUCKVALE and Mary Huckvale
Wife of George Osmond, Jr.
Mother of Clara Georgina Welker; George Anson Osmond; Alfred Osmond; Rosebell Osmond; Ira Osmond and 5 others

Occupation: Married George Osmond 7/1855 in St. Louis, MO
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About Mary Georgina Huckvale Osmond

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Mary Georgina Huckvale was born at Oxford, England, March 7, 1836 [actually 1835]. Her parents were James and Mary Worvill Huckvale. Mary had been a maid to James' first wife, who was a semi-invalid for several years before her death. There were three children: Alfred, who died in childhood, Mary Georgina (or Georgia as she was called) and her younger brother John. Her people were quiet, refined folk, who read their Bible and attended church services every Sunday.

           At the age of 13, Georgina was apprenticed to a dressmaker where she learned dressmaking as well as to knit lace and other handicraft.
           When Georgina met her husband George, probably in her early teens, he became converted to the L.D.S. Church and later converted her. Her parents were not angry with her, they felt she should be allowed to do as she pleased. George left for America in 1854, and she followed him the following summer along with her best friend Carrie and her husband. They were married in St. Louis.
           When crossing the plains, she and Carrie did not want to wear the ugly sunbonnet the pioneers wore, and they wore their pretty bonnets instead. They were severely burned and blistered, and the bonnets were ruined.
           During those early days, her dressmaking ability came in handy, and she also worked in the early Relief Society, helping to nurse the sick. It was often said of her that she had great patience and endurance and made an excellent nurse.
           Nellie Hart related a few memories of her mother. She stated, She was very conscientious, quiet, loveable, capable, dependable, and industrious. She was a splendid homemaker and an immaculate housekeeper. She was truly a helpmate to her husband, and she was a wonderful mother, also a kind and thoughtful neighbor. She was never idle, and she often worked outside in the garden and kept the place beautiful and home both inside and outside.
           She was a beautiful seamstress, and she kept the family clothed neat and attractive by her diligence and ability to make use of any available material they could acquire.
           She was ever careful and mindful of the feelings of others, and as a neighbor, she was kind and considerate. Many were the hours she spent with the sick or the unfortunate in the community, and she was ever ready to share the best she had with others less fortunate than she. She cared tenderly for her mother who lived to be 92 years of age.
           She was very particular in her speech. Although she had received very little schooling, she was careful to avoid grammatical errors. Even in her everyday association with her family she was never known to use careless or imperfect language.
           It is doubtful that she was ever really converted to plural marriage, but when it was required of her, she accepted it because of the great love she had for her husband and her desire to sustain him in his ecclesiastical callings. Several names of eligible women were presented to her. On these none were acceptable until Milly Jacobsen came to her attention. This girl she accepted and took into her home as a plural wife for her husband. Here they lived peacefully, and we hope happily.
           George built Georgina a beautiful home in Bloomington. Georgina loved to entertain, and she was a wonderful hostess. She entertained many church officials such as President Brigham Young, President John Taylor, Brigham Young Jr and his wife Amelia Folsom Young, President Young's daughters Zina Young Card and Susan Young Gates, and Apostle Moses Thatcher.
           Georgina loved to garden and planted all kinds of berries and some apple seeds which grew to finally produce after 15 years. Bear Lakers were in awe that fruit was produced in the cold climate.
           In her later years Georgina;s health began to fail. Arthritis settled in her back, and she was soon badly bent. A broken hip, never set, contributed to her trouble. Her hands were drawn out of shape, yet she insisted on doing her work. She was never free from pain yet she bore up and seldom complained.
           On Georgina;s 86th birthday, her daughters arranged a luncheon and spent the day with her. She was up and seemed to feel better. She told of many incidents of early days. Her sight and hearing were almost gone, yet her mind was clear except events that happened long ago seemed more recent.
           When Clara wished her many happy returns she said, I want no more birthdays, I'm tired of pain and I want to go. One week later her wish was granted and she was at rest. She passed away March 14, 1922, and is buried in Bloomington, Idaho..
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Mary Georgina Huckvale Osmond's Timeline

March 7, 1835
Somerston, Oxfordshire, England
December 4, 1856
Age 21
Bountiful, Davis County, Utah, United States
April 18, 1858
Age 23
Bountiful, Davis County, Utah, United States
October 5, 1861
Age 26
Willard, UT, USA
January 8, 1864
Age 28
Willard, UT, USA
March 22, 1866
Age 31
Bloomington, ID, USA
February 26, 1869
Age 33
Bloomington, Bear Lake, Idaho, USA
January 18, 1872
Age 36
Bloomington, ID, USA
July 2, 1874
Age 39
Bloomington, Bear Lake County, Idaho, United States
July 2, 1877
Age 42
Bloomington, ID, USA