CHESTER AND ISABELLE CORBRIDGE SESSIONS by Ada Sessions Eddins (Grand-daughter)
My Grandfather, Chester was born on the 29th of May,
He was the first son and
third He was
raised in had eight Bountiful
a family where polygamy was practiced; his father
and fifty-five children. to church and what school
He grew up in was available.
worked with his father and brothers on their molasses mill, and to get timber out for the those days there was never an end to work.
stood five-foot, eight-inches and
weighted one hair, and as
My grandmother, Isabelle Jane Corbridge was
born on Edward and
Alice Parker Corbridge.
She was raised
in a family of nine Grandma was taught
the art of cooking and home making at which Her home was her castle, and she made every must have had very little schooling since I that she signed with an "X".
she excelled. move count. She have documents
Chester and Isabelle were
married the 2nd
in the Endowment House in
Salt Lake City.
seventeen, and he was twenty years old. first home in Bountiful where he worked
first child Chester son, a curly haired
They made their in his father's was born July 5th, boy, was born August
25th, 1882. He
was my father.
He was named Edward after
In 1884, when my father was two years old, Grandpa was
called by the President of the mission in St. Johns, Arizona.
Mormon Church to serve on It was a long, hard trip
a lot of The trip youngest
the was man
way there were no roads and rugged mountains.
made with horses and in the group, but he
wagons. Grandpa was was chosen as their
captain. years old wagon bed
This was a great undertaking for a man twenty-five with a wife and two small children. The covered was their home most of the time they were gone.
Many bad places on the and then Grandma would supported the wagons.
road had to be cleared or dug out,
have to drive the The trip was slow
team while the men
they were on the another baby.