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Janet Menzies

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Re: Janet Menzies

Posted: 25 Apr 2011 9:42AM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Menzies
I know this reply comes 4 years after the original post; perhaps you will still find it interesting. Janet (pronounced Janette, but they called her Jessie) Wilson Menzies was my great grandmother. She came from Glasgow via Liverpool in 1887 on the SS Nevada (October) and then by train to Ogden and then to Carbon county. According to her granddaughter, Lois Roberta Menzies, she "took up with a polygamist" in her 40s, divorced husband Robert from whom she'd been separated for about three years, and married the other. She became pregnant by him and died along with the baby due to complications (bleeding) during pregnancy. This information came to Lois second hand from her Aunt Pearl who was Janet and Robert's daugther. This information may be a little suspect. Pearl was 10 at the time. After Janet's death, Robert came and got the three little girls, Violet, Pearl and Nellie but left 16 year old son James' clothes hanging on the back of the door. James lived on his own from that time and is Lois' father and my grandfather.
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rgardnerlindo... 25 Apr 2011 3:42PM GMT 
kellyjohnson1... 27 May 2011 8:53AM GMT 
BonnieHarwick 27 Jun 2011 5:03AM GMT 
rgardnerlindo... 27 Jun 2011 2:36PM GMT 
BonnieHarwick 27 Jun 2011 6:48PM GMT 
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