Category Archives: Toronto History

Lamont Toronto in the April Ensign???

I recently received a call from a friend alerting me that they saw a photo of my dad, Lamont Toronto, in the new April Ensign. Not finding it online, I searched for the magazine at home and immediately saw a … Continue reading

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1943 Voice Recording of Lamont (Montie) Toronto

Made in 1943, this is the earliest known voice recording of Lamont Toronto. I didn’t even know it existed until just a few months ago when we found it among mom’s things. Although it seems of little historical significance, it … Continue reading

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A Gift with a Lift – Etta’s Collection

      When you get to Heaven       You will likely view       Many folks whose presence there       Will be a shock to you.       But keep very quiet,       And do not even stare–       Doubtless there’ll be many folks       Surprised to see *you* there.             Page … Continue reading

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Alma Elizabeth Felt’s Voice Recording

I know for a fact that after you all had read Alma Elizabeth Felt’s autobiography you wondered “how” would it ever be possible to top that. Well, topped it I have, or I should say, Alma has. It turns out … Continue reading

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Life Changing Decisions

Our ancestors, as teenagers, made life changing decisions, as did we all, that had great impact upon us and our children, including, whether or not any of us would even be here…

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Alma Elizabeth Mineer Felt – Autobiography

The Autobiography of Alma Elizabeth Mineer Felt The is the last of the “histories” that I’ve discovered in mom’s house. As the last to be posted, and quite by accident, it is also by far the best. If any of … Continue reading

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Alma Elizabeth in the Children’s Friend

We’ve already posted the story of Joseph Toronto which appeared in the Childrens Friend earlier this year. Well, we’ve also recently discovered that another of our ancestors, one of Giuseppe’s contemporaries, Alma Elizabeth Mineer also has a story that also … Continue reading

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A Cherry Tree Behind the Iron Curtain

The Autobiography of Martha Toronto Anderson Aunt Martha, the wife of my Dad’s brother Uncle Wally, has truly amazing stories to tell. Uncle Wally was the Mission President of the Czeckoslovakia Mission for more than 32 years, up until his … Continue reading

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Yes, Virginia, There is a Toronto Cave

My cousin-once-removed Sylvia Marshall, commented on my blog wondering if the Toronto Cave still exists? Most Torontos have heard about when Giuseppe Taranto lived there and herded cattle for Brigham Young, but is it just lore or is there really … Continue reading

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Helen’s Funeral Celebration, Audio, Photos.

September 12, 2009 Click the link to download the audio file or click the ► play buttons below to just listen. Family Prayer [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Chapel Service [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Grave … Continue reading

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