Hole-in-the-Rock Landmarks and People

Hole-in-the-Rock Landmarks and People
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January 5, 2010

Warren * , William Reed Stockbridge and Rebecca Harris

Rebecca Harris Stockbridge 1842-1927.  Rebecca was the 6th child of John and Lovina Harris.  She was born 21 August 1842 South Bend,St. Joseph,
Indiana  (source) .  She married William Reed Stockbridge Warren (1818-1882) on 12 August 1858 Washington, Wash., Ut. 
They had three children: John Stockbridge Warren (1859-1946); Ella Warren (1862-1863); and Emma Jane Warren (1864-1935) all of whom were with them when the four Hole-in-the-Rock scouts arrived in Dec. of 1879.
After her husband died in 1882 she later married William Didymus Johnson Oct. 24, 1888 in Manti, Ut.
Rebecca died 2 May 1927 and was buried: May 1927 Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, USA.

William Reed Stockbridge Warren was born 5 September 1818 North Yarmouth, Cmbln, ME and died 1882 Chicago, Cook, Illinois. Five other wives are also shown: Elizabeth D. Haskell, Maria Holmes, Eliza Mary Partridge, Ann Fowler, Mary Ann Gough

(This photo would be of Rebecca and her son John Stockbridge Warren as her husband had died in 1882.)

Hole-in-the-Rock Connection:
Rebecca [Becky] was the cook who fed the four hungry scouts, who found the route to Bluff and Montezuma Creek.  They had not expected to find a camp of white people, and were surprised to find Brother Harris and his family had come from Colorado and were camped just south of where Bluff City is now situated.  This was Dec. 28, 1879.

This was the scouts 4th day without food, and Geo. Hobbs recorded, "Sister Becky [Harris] Warren, a member of the Harris family was frying the meat for our supper.  I don't believe any torture in hell could have been worse to us."
George Hobbs further recorded that he couldn't resist the temptation taking another biscuit, then another, eventually eating 22 biscuits!

Rebecca later moved to Arizona and according to family genealogist, Lorainne Laws, attended the funeral of Spencer Kimball's mother, an occassion where all the Relief Society Sisters wore white dresses.  This photo was probably taken then.  (All photos courtesy of Lorainne Laws).

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