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Joseph Henry Felt (b. May 09, 1840, d. June 15, 1907)Joseph Henry Felt (son of Nathaniel Henry Felt and Eliza Ann Preston) was born May 09, 1840 in Salem, Essex, MA, and died June 15, 1907 in Salt Lake City, Utah.He married (1) Alma Elizabeth Mineer.He married (2) Sarah Louise Bouton on December 24, 1866 in Salt Lake City, Utah.He married (3) Elizabeth Liddell on March 29, 1881 in Salt Lake City, Utah, daughter of William Liddell or Liddle and Agnes Castle Park.
Notes for Joseph Henry Felt:
FROM: Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia
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Elder Joseph H. Felt, president of the Young Men's Mutual Improvement Associations of the Salt Lake Stake
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August 23, 1875 Alma Mineer was married by Daniel H. Wells to Joseph Henry Felt in the Endowment House. She reared one adopted child, Hattie Lindgren, seven years old, whom she had taken one year before her marriage. Hattie had been sent over from Sweden by her parents who were later sent for by Alma when Hattie was eighteen years old. The Felts were the parents of six children, viz.: Louise Ellis, Vera Ingar, Minnie Etta, Joseph Harold, Irma May, and Charles Lamont. Alma's mother who had lived with her during her later years, died in her home at Brigham City and was buried there. Her father died Mar. 6, 1889 at West Jordan.
Alma's married life was filled with service for others, bearing her children under trying circumstances and helping to support them while her husband fulfilled several missions, yet having time for church duties. When her daughter Louise was a baby she was set apart as first counselor to Louie B. Felt in the Primary association of the 11th ward, which place she occupied for six years. In 1894 she was chosen by ballot to preside over the Y.L.M.I.A. of the 11th ward, which position she held for twelve years. In 1901 she was called as a missionary to labor on the temple block where she labored faithfully bearing her testimony to the unbelievers for twenty years, when she resigned. During this time she was first counselor to Sister Bridge for nine years in the 11th Ward Relief Society.
In 1914 Alma had the privilege of sailing with Emma Lucy Gates to Europe where she met her son Lamont who had been released from his mission in Germany and together they traveled the continent. After her return to Utah her eyesight became impaired but she became reconciled to her condition, and in her diary of February 3, 1918, said: "This is the first time I have written a line since my eyes went back on me. I am thankful for the blessings of God that have come to me. I want to say to my good children, to remember the Lord and His goodness to them. The greatest wish of my heart is for my family to be faithful in all things, and not forget to reach out to their fellow creatures. Don't let money, style, or greed of this world stand in the way of your eternal salvation, but seek first God and His righteousness and we are promised that all else shall be added unto us."
Alma Mineer Felt died July 29, 1950, at the age of 95 years.—Erma Bitner
More About Joseph Henry Felt:
HONORS: Abt. 1884, FROM LDS-SEE NOTES.
More About Joseph Henry Felt and Sarah Louise Bouton:
Marriage: December 24, 1866, Salt Lake City, Utah.
More About Joseph Henry Felt and Elizabeth Liddell:
Marriage: March 29, 1881, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Children of Joseph Henry Felt and Elizabeth Liddell are:
- William Henry Felt, b. March 02, 1884, d. date unknown.
- +Agnes (Teddy) Liddell Felt, b. August 04, 1885, Salt Lake City, Utah, d. March 13, 1954, San Diego, CA.
- +Mary Irene Felt, b. December 02, 1889, d. April 26, 1918, Salt Lake City, Utah.
- Eliza Ann (Aunty Lilax) Felt, b. February 12, 1894, d. date unknown.
- Lily Elizabeth Felt, b. August 23, 1897, d. date unknown.
- Preston Young Felt, b. May 08, 1899, d. date unknown.
- Raymond Liddell Felt, b. April 20, 1902, d. date unknown.