Apr 242016
 
From Gary Pack, JPFA President:
It is another year and another great time to celebrate our heritage!  The first thing we want all of you to do is mark your calendars for the John Pack Family Association (JPFA) Reunion!  It will be held at This Is The Place Heritage Park in Salt Lake City on Saturday August 13th 2016 from around 9:00 in the morning until around 2:00 p.m. in the John Pack house there.  Bring your families and enjoy this amazing park!  On Friday night August 12th we will also be hosting our JPFA Genealogical Gathering for everyone in the family who is interested in the latest adventures in the research of our ancestors and what we can do to better collaborate as an extended family.
The second thing we want all of you to do is forward this to all of your extended family email lists so more of our family members hear about our JPFA and join us in this wonderful family history extravaganza, please use the links at the bottom of this email to forward it to your family!
The third thing we want everyone who is anyone in the Pack family to join us on the JPFA Facebook page where we can share fun things and gets news and updates from all around the family!  Find that page at https://www.facebook.com/JohnPackFamily/.
Next, which would be fourth, for those who are into doing temple work for our ancestral lines, Janeen Lambert has found a whole bunch of related Pack family names that need to have their work done, and would love to share some names with anyone who would like to get the work done.  Please contact her directly at [email protected]  if you would like to work with her on this important task.
And finally, which would fill one whole hand at five, we need more volunteers to help us on the JPFA Committee to help decide direction, Reunion details, organizational issues, genealogical treasure hunters, and article writers for the JPFA Newsletter!  Please respond and let us know if you are interested in helping us achieve some great things for the John Pack legacy!
Gary Pack
JPFA President
Great-Great-Grandson of John Pack, through Erastus Frederick Pack, William Crestfield Pack and William Donald Pack.
 Posted by at 5:32 pm
May 262016
 

Dear Pack Family,

One of my biggest pet peeves is people who have genealogy documents: photos, histories, recordings, etc and so on and don’t share them with others. So here are all the documents that I know exist about John Pack that I have collected.
In my next post I will post all of the other documents I know about for the wives of John Pack and his children.
Also look for all of the photos I know of, gps locations for homes and graves, and links to our genealogy on ancestry.com in future posts – those will all be a bit of work 😉
Thank You,
Brad Pack
Webmaster
JohnPackFamily.com
All of the following are .pdf files and you will need a reader to view them and print them. Here’s a link if you do not have a .pdf reader https://get.adobe.com/reader/
John Pack Documents
John-Pack-Tour-Sites.pdf (34 downloads) Places you can visit in the Salt Lake City, UT area associated with John Pack, 2 pgs
John-Pack-and-Mary-Jane-Walker-by-Veldon-Hodgson.pdf (40 downloads) John Pack and Mary Jane Walker by Veldon R. Hodgson, 22 pgs
JohnPackbyInezWhitingBush.pdf (36 downloads) John Pack by Inez Whiting Bush, 2 pgs
4briefhistoriesJohnPack.pdf (36 downloads) Four brief histories by Veldon R. Hodgson, 9 pgs
John Pack Journal Transcript – original photos of the journal are here:  XX pages
John Pack Journal Transcript, Gallery of XX photos of his actual journal in his handwriting.
Frederick G Pack – History of John Pack, XX pages
other John Pack History docs, XX pages

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 Posted by at 12:52 pm
Apr 242016
 

https://history.lds.org/missionary/individual/john-pack-1809

 

johnpackchurchnews

John Pack’s “mission letter” for his France mission. I don’t think they got formal mission calls, I think the purpose of this letter was to prove their credentials if anyone asked, similar to the small version of our mission call we kept in our “white handbook” when I served my mission. For the best copy of this document, which is signed by Brigham Young, Heber C. Kimball, and Willard Richards, click this link (below):

johnpackmissionletter

 Posted by at 12:06 pm
Jul 122015
 

Welcome Aboard Our JPFA Reunion Bus! AND

Seeking New John Pack Family Association Officers!

JOHN PACK Family Reunion – July 31st – August 1st 2015

Friday: July 31st at the FHL in SLC

4 to 6 p.m. Workshop

7 to 8:30 p.m.   Family History meeting

Saturday, Aug 1st at This is the Place State Park

 

9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration at the John Pack Home

9:30 a.m. Meet at This is the Place Monument at for the bus tour.

10 to 11:45 a.m.   Bus tour of SLC sites for John Pack

Noon to 1:00p.m. Lunch

1 to 2 p.m. Meeting with Elections & Entertainment

 

Entrance to the park is free.  Wristbands for activities are $5 per person for ages 3 on up. (bought

at the home.)  We can park by the Kimball home.  Bus ride is paid by JPFA funds.

Books for sale at the home or order from the website: www. johnpackfamily.org

“The Redoubtable John Pack”     $10 each

“John Pack as Revealed in the Records”   $15 each

Yearly dues are $10 per family or an individual

Lunch: Order a box lunch, buy within the park or bring your own.

Cafe Zupas Box Lunches:   $8 each including bottled water

 

Choose between

1) Italian Club Sandwich, chips & a cookie

or

2)  Garden Chicken Chop Salad, bread & a cookie

 

Order your lunches by July 26th with Linda Westover

Contact Linda [email protected] 1- 801-226-4111

 

 

Send all money to President Andi Zorn  We will accept credit card payments at the park.

If you have any questions contact:

Kathleen Skinner at 1-801-513-7364  [email protected]

Margie Grider at 1-801- 641-3843   [email protected]

Andi Zorn at 1 -435-840-5687 [email protected]

We are seeking new officers for JPFA President, Secretary and Treasurer to serve during

2015-2016.  Andi Zorn has carried too much responsibility the last year.  If you are willing to

serve in one of these positions for a year, please contact Kathleen Skinner at 801-513-7364 or

[email protected] before the Reunion!  We need you!!!

President duties:   Plan agendas for quarterly meetings, etc.

Desire to maintain the social and family history objectives of the

JPFA organization.

Oversee family reunions and other family projects.

 

Secretary duties:   Create and maintain notes for the meetings and contact representatives.

Assist the president as needed.

Treasurer duties:   Collect funds and manage the budget for the organization.

 Posted by at 6:55 pm
Jun 052014
 

John Pack Family History

The John Pack Family Association officers would like to revitalize the family’s genealogical research organization.  With prime movers Kathleen Skinner and Russell Pack on full-time missions and our Family Historian Mark Gardner unable to regularly meet with the genealogical committee, we’ve come to a virtual standstill in this area.  We are not even sure now who has been serving on the genealogical committee.

So, let’s get organized and plan a path forward!

Those of you who have served on the general genealogical committee and would like to continue, please identify yourselves and give us your suggestions.  Those of you who would like to join the general committee please identify yourselves.  E-mail a note to our president Andi  Zorn: [email protected] .

Our professional genealogist, Mark Gardner, will continue as JPFA Genealogist, and he has time and is committed to reviewing the decisions and activities of the committee and will advise it.  However, a working committee lead and an associate lead are yet to be chosen.  Suggestions? 

David R. Pack, our past president who withdrew as president to spend more time on family history work, is willing to lead the project but would prefer someone with more genealogical expertise to do so.

We have in mind first to define a plan for building an information base: what we know, the status of our records, and the technology and procedure for collaboration.  Then, we can move into specific research ideas, methods, and assignments.

We propose preparing for committee meetings by first sharing questions, ideas, opinions, and proposals through e-mails and then making decisions and assignments through discussion in meetings.  We expect the meetings to be monthly if possible, and facilitated by using Skype, but we are open to suggestions.  Help us be realistic and practical.

John Pack Books Are Still Available

Those of you who cannot contribute time to the research can assist greatly by purchasing the two wonderful books on the life of John Pack.  Our children can come to appreciate their wonderful Pack heritage through these books.  They can be ordered online at JohnPackFamly.com using PayPal.  On the homepage at the top, click on the button “Get Involved” and you will see the book options.  The Redoubtable John Pack is $13, including mailing ; John Pack: As Revealed in the Records is $19, including mailing.  If you want a box of ten and can pick them up in Lehi, Centerville, Grantsville, or Rexburg, Idaho, you can save $3 on each Redoubtable and $4 on each As Revealed.

We look forward to working together for family awareness and history.

 Posted by at 12:26 pm
Aug 092013
 
John Pack

John Pack

Do you know this man?
He’s your great-grandpa (well, xth great-grandpa)!
Come, join us for the John Pack Family Reunion!
Get involved in our new genealogy effort!
Learn about your Pioneer past!
Meet some new long lost cousins!
Pioneer games for children!
Saturday, August 9th, 2014, sign-in 9 a.m. John Pack Home,
*Free entrance (mention this reunion — full activities are half price
$5 — wristbands available at our reunion).
* Free parking at Kimball home opposite.
* Bring your own lunch: we’ll bring ice cream!
* Please spread the word to  your other family members!
Questions? Call Andi Zorn (JPFA Pres.) 435-840-5687
 Posted by at 1:28 pm
Aug 282012
 

Irene teaches lessons about power of storms – Winston-Salem Journal: “


Kansas City Star
Irene teaches lessons about power of storms
Winston-Salem Journal
Were not going anywhere,’ said John Pack, the county emergency management director. Irene then sat over North Carolina for 12 to 14 hours, bringing in a storm surge that exceeded previous hurricanes, Pack said. The storm surge was 9.3 feet in Aurora,
Irenes lesson: Dont ignore Category 1 hurricanesThe Virginian-Pilot

all 389 news articles »

 Posted by at 11:07 am
Aug 282012
 

Irene's lesson in NC: Give a Cat 1 storm its due – News & Observer: “

Irenes lesson in NC: Give a Cat 1 storm its due
News & Observer
Were not going anywhere,’ said John Pack, the county emergency management director. ‘Then Irene proved to be the exception to all Category 1 storms.’ Irene then sat over North Carolina for 12 to 14 hours, bringing in a storm surge that exceeded

 Posted by at 11:07 am
Aug 202012
 

Post-Olympic Blues: Crockpot 08.17.12 – Utne Reader Online: “


Utne Reader Online
Post-Olympic Blues: Crockpot 08.17.12
Utne Reader Online
And check out this Sociological Images post on ‘the life of Olympic infrastructure once all the spectators pack up and go home,’ from John Pack and Gary Hustwits Olympic City Project. One thing thats clear about post-Olympic London, however: ‘the

 Posted by at 10:48 am