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could finally get around again, she fell and broke her wrist

Valora had lost her husband and lived

this time but in September of

Ogden.

Grandma

sold

her

home

1950, Valora in Afton and

with Grandma at bought a home in planned to live

with Valora.

While she was getting moved, Grandma stayed

with my parents in Ogden,

bedfast. She eighty-eight.

passed

away

and while there on October 5th,

she become 1950 at the

age

of

MAYOR OF AFTON, WYOMING BURIED AT BOUNTIFUL, UTAH

Chester Sessions, Mayor of Afton, Wyoming, son of Perrigrine and Emorette Loveland Sessions, first settlers and founders of Bountiful was called by death at Montpelier, Idaho, early Sunday morning, following an operation on the Thursday previous.

Mr Sessions, accompanied by his wife and her sister, Mrs. Alice Wood of Syracuse were on their way to Bountiful, when he was obliged to go to the hospital at Montpelier where the operation was necessarily immediately performed. The attending surgeons discovered that the nature of the

ailment for his

was very serious and announced no hope could be held

recovery.

The

suffer

fought

against

these

overwhel-

ming odds bravely until Sunday when relieved by death.

He

converse

with members

of the family

who continuously

attended

his bedside.

He died with

a smile.

retained

consciousness until the end and was able to

His brothers Orson and Wallace 0. and Orson's daughter, Ida, were notified of the seriousness of Mr. Sessions condition Sunday, and rushed to Montpelier; but arrived several hours after he had expired.

The body was brought to Bountiful, in conformity with Mr. Sessions request that he be buried beside his parents in

the Bountiful Cemetery.

His wife and children arrived here

Tuesday

afternoon.

Wallace

0. Sessions

The remains lay in state at the until the hour of the funeral.

home

of

Chester Sessions was born in Bountiful, and was sixty

five years of age on the 28th of last May.

He spent the

early part of his life in Bountiful, and on October 1876 was married to Isabelle Corbridge, in the Salt

2nd, Lake

Temple.

St.

John,

Eight years after the marriage,

Arizona,

where

they

stayed

two

they were called to years, subsequently

moving back to Bountiful which was home to these sturdy settlers until thirty years ago when the call of the frontier lured them to Star Valley, where they have since

resided.

in

both

Mr. Sessions was prominent

religious

and

civic

capacity

and continually active at Afton, and held

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