Look Upstream: Junius Romney in Mexico and the United States

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AuthorHouse, 2012 - Family & Relationships - 432 pages
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This is a Horatio Alger story in two parts. The first part begins in 1884 when Junius Romney with his family moved to Colonia Juarez, Mexico. It continues to the summer of 1912 when he abruptly left the Mormon Colonies in Mexico to live in the United States. The second part begins in El Paso, Texas and continues until Junius died in 1971, in Salt Lake City, Utah. In each part he and his family began penniless and rose to a situation where he had a growing family, a comfortable home, and a good living. He made his way principally because he was determined that he would always succeed. He is a model of success in family, friends, church, business, and determination. The title of this book recognizes his determination -- his success in swimming upstream in the river of life.
 

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Contents

JUNIUS YOUTH IN MEXICO
9
EARLY MARRIED LIFE
34
A YOUNG STAKE PRESIDENT
60
LIFE AS THE REVOLUTION BEGINS
78
THE REVOLUTION INTENSIFIES
94
THE EXODUS OF THE WOMEN AND CHILDREN
113
THE EXODUS OF THE MEN
140
EXODUSTHE AFTERMATH
171
REBUILDING LIFE THROUGH LIFE INSURANCE 19131920
204
NEW OCCUPATIONS CHURCH AND FAMILY 19211928
260
A MATURE BUSINESS AND RETIREMENT 19491957
319
THE FINAL STRETCH UPSTREAM AFTER ALMOST A CENTURY OF LIFE 19581971
350
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The author was born on July 20, 1935, in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he attended public schools and the University of Utah. He was a missionary for two years for the LDS church in Great Britain and later served in the army. He played the cello in the Utah Symphony Orchestra where he met Florence Black whom he married. They have four children, one of whom died soon after birth. He received J.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Utah and practiced law for about two years. Following that he began his teaching career in history at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, where he became a full professor. He continued teaching in Rexburg, Idaho, at Ricks College, later to become BYU-Idaho, where he taught cello, philosophy, and religion. There he was also associate director and director of the Honors Program. He currently lives in Rexburg, Idaho.

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