Born: 29 Jun 1883 Chicago, Ill.
Married: Eva Price
19 Oct 1903, Salt Lake City, Utah
Died: 11 Dec 1956, Salt Lake City, Utah
Father: Frederick Francis Worsley
Mother: H. Theodora Silvius
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1925 Letter to Father and Brother
9 Children: |
Frederick Joseph (Buss) Worsley (1904-1957)
Kathryn Worsley Pratt (1906-2005)
Richard Price Worsley (1909-1988)
Anna (JoAnne) Worsley Sanford (1910-1937)
Jerome Worsley (1912-1912)
Sylvia Rose Worsley Dixon (1913-1979)
Russell Worsley (twin, 1916-1916)
May Worsley (twin, 1916-1916)
Josephine Lu Worsley (1916-1916)
Frederick Herman Worsley was born on 29 Jun 1883 in Chicago, Ill., where his parents had recently moved from Ontario, Canada. His mother, Hannah Theodora Silvius Worsley, passed away when he was only seventeen years old. She had been born in Oslo, where her family still resided, so Fred and his older brother Joe both got to go to Oslo (or Kristiana?) to visit the family at that time.
Fred, who was called "Bud", began working for a railroad in Texas when he was about fourteen. He worked for the Rock Island Railroad Co. and later for the Sante Fe Company. He moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, into the red brick boarding house owned by Jode and Ann Price on the west side of State Street just south of North Temple. There he fell in love with their daughter Eva after the two discovered that they both liked green onion sandwiches. They were married on 19 Oct 1903 when he was 20 years old.
In 1932 Fred and Eva and family moved into to the historic home at 218 First Avenue which had been the home of the L.D.S. Apostle Stephen L. Richards from 1918 to 1925, and then of Thomas Brown, president of Package Grocery, who lived there until 1931. Fred and Eva lived the rest of their lives there. Fred retired as Chief Clerk from the Western Pacific, and then passed away only a few years later on Dec. 11, 1956, at age 73. His home then became a rest home for several years.
It has been said that everyone who knew Fred Worsley loved him. He always had plenty of time for his grandchildren to spend time with him in the workship later in life when they lived and took in boarders. He instilled a love and reverence for quality books in his children and grandchildren.