Margaret Macdonald Sorensen | 1865 -- 1935
Margaret, "Maggie" was Alexander F. Macdonald's first daughter after a string of eight sons born previously to his wives Elizabeth Graham and Agnes Aird. Maggie was born in 1865 in Provo, Utah, Elizabeth Atkinson Macdonald's first child. She lived as a child in St. George, Utah, and went to Mesa, Arizona, with the family, arriving in December 1879, where she grew up.
Brigham Young, Jr., one of the LDS Church’s Twelve Apostles, performed the marriage of Maggie and Soren Sorenson in Lehi, Arizona, in 1894. The next year, Soren was ordained the bishop of the Lehi Ward (Arizona), a position he held for ten years. They moved onto a 60-acre farm in Lehi, living in a one-room house. As the family grew, they added rooms. They had six sons and one daughter, all born in this house.
On the farm they raised chickens, geese, horses, and turkeys, providing many homes in the area with their holiday turkeys. They also raised cantaloupes, cotton, hay, and grain. Later, they planted a citrus orchard. Soren served on the Mesa High School Board of Education for five years and the Arizona State Agriculture and Horticulture Board for 11 years.
Maggie and Soren always took an active part in LDS Church activities, and were set apart as Temple workers in the last years of their lives. Maggie died in 1935, and Soren in 1948.
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Soren William 20 Sep 1896-31 Mar 1978 md. Eda Mary Lewis
Maude 1 Sep 1898-24 Dec 1980 md. Ralph Erwin Hunsaker
Charles Irwin 6 Jul 1900-9 Dec 1962
Henry Carl 25 Oct 1902-19 Feb 1972
Glenn 29 Aug 1904-24 Aug 1980 md. Leota May Horne
George md. Lottie Brimhall