Memories of Lura Parker Stagge by her Granddaughter Margo Stagge Loftus
My mother’s name is Lura Minnie Parker. Her father’s name is Joseph Parker, and her mother’s name is Minnie May Elmer. She had eight brothers and six sisters. She was born in Clinton, Utah, on November 27, 1985. She attended the Clinton schools. Her best teachers were Mr. Patterson and Miss McCloy.
She went on a trip to Idaho when she was 23. She was baptized in 1904. She was organist and later secretary in both Primary and Sunday School in the Clinton Ward. She lived in Clinton and Ogden, Utah, all her life. Her favorite form of recreation was dancing. She was married in 1919 to Louis Stagge. She had five children, four sons and one daughter.
(The above was written by Ralph Stagge in 1938 as part of a genealogy class.)
Lura Minnie Parker
She was baptized in the Mormon Church in 1904. She was organist and later secretary in both Primary and Sunday School in the Clinton Ward. She has lived in Clinton and Ogden, Utah, all her life. Her favorite form of recreation was dancing. Her husband's name is Louis Abraham Stagge. She had four sons and one daughter.
Written by her daughter, Velda May Stagge
My Mother's Life Story
My mother's name is Lura Minnie Parker Stagge. She was the daughter of Minnie May Elmer and Joseph Parker. She was born November 27, 1895. She has eight brothers and six sisters.
She was a student at the Clinton School. Some of her teachers were Mr. Patterson, Mr. Fisher, and Mr. McCloy. Her playmates were Vira Stewart and LaVern Stewart.
She was baptized in the Mormon Church in 1904. She was baptized in an irrigation ditch. She held the position of secretary in both Primary and Sunday School.,
She married Louis A. Stagge in 1919. She had four sons and one daughter. She has been a resident of Clinton and Ogden, Utah, all of her life. She went on a trip to Idaho when she was twenty-three years old.
Her favorite sports are dancing, basketball, and baseball.
This was written in 1937 for the certificate for the First Year Genealogical Class.
Written by Velda May Stagge in her Book of Remembrance.
(Ralph Stagge’s daughter)
I never saw my Grandma wear anything but a dress. She always wore a necklace and pearl earrings. She had very thin white hair and wore glasses. She would cry easily and would always keep a tissue in her dress. She loved to read romance magazines, and I would always want to read them also when we went there to visit. I don’t remember spending the night there, but they did come to our home to babysit Dan and I once when my parents went on a trip.
She was very quiet also. She would talk – but she was not loud. Each time we would go there to visit, she would always be sitting at the kitchen table playing solitaire. That was her favorite thing to do I thought.
I only remember going there once or twice for Thanksgiving. Some of her family would be there, and I loved to visit with them. I loved to go the cemetery on Memorial Day and see all of her relatives. They were just all so interesting and friendly. They always made me feel so welcome and special.
Grandpa and Grandma had a full basement – it was actually an apartment down there. I don’t remember getting to go down there very often – only when my Uncle Deb and Aunt Maxine lived there and I could go down to visit them. Also, when my Uncle Marvin and his family would come from California, they would stay down there – and I would sit on the bed down there and talk with my cousin JoAnn. It was always fun when we went there and had family parties there.
Grandma died suddenly of a heart attack on September 12, 1966.
(Marvin Stagge’s daughter)
We would visit Grandma and Grandpa every summer. When I got bored with the adult conversation, I would go downstairs and read Grandma’s romance magazines. I thought they were really risqué for the time and felt guilty that I enjoyed them.
Grandma worked for a tailor shop in her later life. She really enjoyed gardening and had a row of beautiful roses all along the side of her house. She taught me to play Canasta and would let me play Canasta with her and my mother when we visited. It made me feel so grown up to be able to play cards with the adults.
Seems I heard that my Grandma was working in her rose garden when she had her heart attack and that after she died Grandpa went out and pulled up the roses.
Lura P. Stagge
Mrs. Lura Minnie Parker Stagge, 70, of 3052 Jefferson, died Monday afternoon at the Dee Hospital following a heart attack.
Mrs. Stagge was born November 27, 1895, in Clinton, Utah, a daughter of Joseph and Minnie May Elmer Parker.
On December 3, 1919, she was married to Louis A. Stagge in Ogden.
She had resided in Clinton and came to Ogden after her marriage.
She was formerly employed at the Royal Canning Company and was a seamstress for the Utah Tailoring Mills, retiring in 1953.She was a member of the LDS Ninth Ward and was former organist in the Clinton Ward.
Surviving are her husband, four sons, Marvin L. Stagge, Concord, California; Delbert E. Stagge and Ralph J. Stagge, both of Ogden; Floyd Stagge, Plain City, 10 grandchildren, five brothers, Elmer Parker, Elwyn J. Parker, both of Clinton, O. Dean Parker, Roland (Ted) Parker, both of Roy, Cecil K. Parker, Ogden; two sisters, Mrs. Rose Toone, Mrs. Altha Sessions, both of Ogden.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. in Lindquist and Sons Colonial Chapel with Bishop's Counselor Charles Dalwyler of the Ninth Ward officiating.
Friends may call at the mortuary Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday prior to services. Burial will be in the Ogden City Cemetery.
Died Monday, September 12, 1966
Probably Ogden Standard-Examiner (laminated on card by funeral home)
U.S. Social Security Death Index for Lura Stagge
First Name: Lura
Last Name: Stagge
Birth Date: 27 November 1895
Social Security Number: 529-03-9536
Place of Issuance: Utah
Last Residence: Weber, Utah
Zip Code of Last Residence: 84403
Death Date: September 1966
Estimated Age at Death: 71
United States Census, 1930 for Lura Stagge
Name: Lura Stagge
Event Date: 1930
Event Place: Ogden, Weber, Utah
Marital Status: Married
Estimated Birth Year: 1896
Relationship to Head of Household: Wife
Father's Birthplace: Utah
Mother's Birthplace: Utah
Enumeration District Number: 0015
Family Number: 304
Sheet Number and Letter: 14A
Line Number: 33
NARA Publication: T626, roll 2424
Film Number: 2342158
Digital Folder Number: 4547822
Image Number: 00603
Household, Gender, Age
Spouse - Louis Stagge, M, 35
Lura Stagge, F, 34
Child - Marvin Stagge, M, 9
Child - Velda Stagge, F, 7
Child - Delbert Stagge, M, 6
Child - Ralph Stagge, M, 4