Fifth Generation

1519. Living (private).

Laurel Burton97 was born on 3 March 1925 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA. [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE:Laurel's Blessing]98 She was buried in January 1949 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA. She died on 19 January 1949 at the age of 23 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA. Laurel has Ancestral File Number 5MJX-F7. LAUREL BURTON

Laurel Burton was born March 3, 1925 at Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County , Utah, the daughter of Jacob P. Burton and Lucille Harker. Laurel gradu ated from Granite High School in 1943, where she had been a member of th e school orchestra, president of the Girl’s League, and a member of the “ G” Trio. She was student body president at Madison Junior High School, t he only girl ever to have held the position. She was a very good violini st and had a beautiful singing voice. She sang duets with her brother Pe art, played in the school orchestra and participated in many vocal singin g groups.

During the winter quarter,1942, at B.Y.U., I shared a dorm room with Ja y Peart Burton. He was such a handsome brute, dark complexioned and viva cious. He had a picture of his younger sister, Laurel Burton, on his dre sser, whom he said was engaged to a missionary in the field. This girl’ s picture was so beautiful to me that I finally persuaded Peart to arrang e a blind date for me with her to go to the Rainbow Rendevou, a famous da nce spot in Salt Lake. Laurel was just as vivacious as her brother an d more beautiful than her picture. I was so enthralled and excited abou t that date, life began to take on a whole new perspective. To think tha t I might have the opportunity to share my life with such a pure and love ly person was really something. Of course, so far, this was all just i n my little mind.
In June of that summer,1943, Max Barlow of Vale and I made a trip to Sal t Lake and I had another date with Laurel. We went out to Black Rock o n the Great Salt Lake and it was here while floating in the heavy salt br ine that I decided that Laurel was really the one for me.
I went back to Salt Lake in August and gave Laurel an engagement ring whi le we were attending a horse pulling contest in Murray, Utah with Laurel’ s father on his birthday, 24 Aug 1943.
Laurel and I were married 22 Sep 1943 in the Salt Lake Temple by Elder Jo hn A. Widstoe, a member of the Council of Twelve Apostles. I was calle d into active duty in the Army and was to leave 15 Oct 1943 for Monterey , California for processing into the Military Service. At Monterey I wa s processed and took a battery of tests and was assigned to the Army Ai r Corp and sent to Basic training at Buckley Field Colorado near Denver . I had hopes of becoming

fighter pilot there but I had the flu just before I took the tests and w ashed out. I was then assigned to radio mechanics school and sent to Mad ison, Wisconsin.

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