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Elsie M. Ackerman Services Today in Junction Ward

Funeral services for Mrs. Elsie McIntosh Ackerman, 75, who died Monday evening in a Panguitch hospital of a heart attack will be held Friday at 1 p.m. in the Junction Ward chapel.

She was born March 3, 1887 in Junction, a daughter of William Henry and Mary Keely McIntosh. She was married to Joseph Ackerman, Feb. 7, 1907 at Junction, later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple March 24, 1909.

Survivors include husband, Junction; two sons, four daughters, Mrs. Carl (Velda) Norton, Marion W., both of Marysvale; Mrs. T.F. (Raeola) LeFevre, Magna; J. Voyle, Junction; Mrs. LaNoy (Leah) Christensen, Ogden; Mrs. Donald C. (Vila) Whittaker, Circleville; 16 grandchildren; three great grandchildren.

Friends may call at the family home Thursday evening and Friday prior to services. Burial will be in the Junction Cemetery by Neal S. Magleby Mortuary, Richfield.

(Richfield Reaper, 31 January 1963)


Girl Killed in Accident

Fern Ackerman, 21, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ackerman of Junction, Utah was instantly killed at 1:30 a.m. Friday and six of her companions were injured, when the car in which they were riding missed a culvert and turned over, 10 miles north of Panguitch.

The injured are:

Officials who investigated the accident stated that the Panguitch boys were taking the girls home from the dance, enroute the accident occurred. They had been attending a Thanksgiving dance in Panguitch.

The body was taken to a mortuary at Panguitch. It will be removed to Junction for funeral services and interment.

Miss Ackerman is survived by her parents and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Velda Norton, Panguitch; Raeola, Wayne, Marion, Leah and Vila Ackerman, all of Junction.

(Garfield County News, 7 November 1936)


JUNCTION &endash; Joseph Ackerman, 93, Junction, died July 3, 1979 in a Panguitch hospital.

He was born Dec. 5, 1885, Loa, to John and Nettie Degroat Ackerman. He married Elsie McIntosh, Feb. 7, 1907, Junction; solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple. She died Jan. 28, 1963.

He was a farmer and livestock raiser and was a pioneer settler of Johns Valley. He later moved to Junction. He was past president of the Junction Irrigation Co.

Survivors: sons, daughters Mrs. Carl (Velda) Norton, Marion W., both Marysvale; Mrs. Ferold (Raeola) LeFevre, Joseph V., both Junction; Mrs. Wayne (Leah) Atkinson, Oxnard, Calif.; Mrs. Lloyd (Vila) Horlacher, Richfield; 28 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; sister, brothers, Mrs. Nettie Hoffman, Spanish Fork; Parley, Pleasant Grove.

Funeral services were Saturday in the Circleville First Ward chapel with Bishop William Howard Norton, officiating. Marion W. Ackerman offered the family prayer and Grace Reynolds played prelude and postlude music. Kevin Bullock offered the invocation.

Speakers were Raymond Whittaker, William Crosby, Martel Anderson and Bishop Horton. Music included a vocal duet by Bill and Howard Horton; vocal solo, Margaret Jorgensen and vocal solo, Newell Steed. Floyd Freestone offered the benediction.

Burial was in the Junction Cemetery by Neal S. Magleby and Sons Mortuary, Richfield, where Thomas Ferold LeFevre offered the dedicatory prayer. Pallbearers were Willis Lester, Jim Bell, Layne Dalton, Kenneth Kennedy, Eugene Sudweeks, Garfield James and Leland Millett. Honorary pallbearers were Ronald Ackerman, Brad Ackerman, Rodney Christensen, Dahlin Ackerman, Brett Whittaker and Kenneth Christianson.

(Richfield Reaper, 12 July 1979)

Joseph Voyne ACKERMAN

JUNCTION, Utah--Joseph Voyne Ackerman, 77, died May 11, 1998 at his home in Junction, Utah.

He was born April 19, 1921 in Fort Duchesne, Utah to Joseph and Elsie McIntosh Ackerman. He married Maurine Stone, they later divorced. He served in the U.S. Army in Italy during World War II, working in the Medical Corps. He owned and operated his own sawmill for 30 years. He was a scoutmaster and is fondly known as Doc by his family and many friends.

He is survived by step-daughter, Sheri Dearden, of Fillmore, Utah; sisters, Velda Norton, Marysvale; Raeola LeFevre, Junction; Leah Atkinson, Taylorsville; and Vila (Cal) Holfeltz, Richfield; 15 nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents; brother, Marion Ackerman; sisters, Zelda; and Dorothy Fern Ackerman.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 16, 1998 at 1 p.m. in the Circleville 1st LDS Ward Chapel. Friends may call at the ward chapel in Circleville on Saturday morning from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Burial will be in the Junction Cemetery with Military Rites by the V.F.W. Piute Post #7561. Funeral Directors, Neal S. Magleby & Sons Mortuary, Richfield, Utah.

(Salt Lake Tribune, 12 May 1998)

Dallas George ALLEN 

At Rest.

After a brave and hopeless struggle extending over many weary months, George Dallas Allen surrendered at 3:00 p.m. last Sunday at the hospitable home of Frank E. King.

Fully two years go it became apparent to many of Mr. Allen's friends that he had contracted "miners' consumption," and that it was a question of months only before that slow and insidious disease would complete its work. But no word of discouragement was spoken to the doomed man who continued to be quite hopeful and cheerful to within a few days of his death.

George Dallas Allen was born in Janesville, Jefferson County, Wisconsin, December 1st, 1844, and was, therefore, 58 years and two months old last Sabbath.

Like thousands of other adventurous spirits, Mr. Allen was tempted to come west in the hopes of winning a fortune in the avocation of mining. In 1865 he arrived in Montana and engaged in placer mining. From that state he went to California, and afterward to Nevada where he worked on the Comstock. In '83 Mr. Allen came to Utah and worked in the mines of Little Cottonwood Canyon; afterward in Bingham and other camps in the northern and central parts of the state. During the winter of '93 and '94 Mr. Allen was employed in the Ibex mine in the Drum District southwest of Deseret. He then came to Marysvale where, except during brief intervals, he has since resided.

Like the large majority of miners Mr. Allen varied the monotony of mining by seasons of prospecting. The goddess fortune lured him on with the dazzling hope that eventually he would win. Like thousands of other western argonauts, the knowledge of the stern reality that the chase was ended came to him only when broken in health and with no means of support. He needed friends and found them in Frank E. and Mrs. King, two of Marysvale's oldest and most respected citizens, who have cared for the stricken man as tenderly and assiduously as though he had been a relative, and that, too, without other reward than the satisfaction which comes to sympathetic hearts in having ministered to the needs of a fellow mortal.

But George D. Allen was eminently deserving of sympathy and kindness for that was what he always dispensed unto his fellow men, and he so lived that in the geniality and sunshine of his own kindly nature there was no room in his humble sphere of life for ought save the warmest friendships.

Two brothers of the deceased live in St. Paul Minn., and a sister in Kansas City, Kan., and they were wired that George's life-journey had ended 

Funeral services were held in the Methodist church, on Tuesday, at 2:00 p.m., under the direction of Rev. Samuel Allison. A year ago the deceased expressed the desire, if compelled to surrender, that Rev. J.F. Price, of Monroe, speak at his funeral, and in accordance therewith Mr. Price was present and paid a justly high tribute to the character of the deceased who, while not allied to any church, was a Christian in its highest meaning.

It was one of the larest funeral assemblages ever seen in Marysvale. From the hills rugged and sympathetic miners came and dug the grave, then tenderly conveyed their old time friend to his final resting place in the Durkee Cemetery.

It will be a graceful as well as a strictly just and legitimate act on the part of the County Commissioners who meet next Monday, if reasonable appropriation be made to partially, at least, reimburse Frank E. King and his most estimable wife for their humane treatment of George D. Allen through his long illness. In every respect Mr. Allen was a legitimate county charge, but to save his pride no formal entry was made of his case. Those who so kindly cared for him during his long illness are rich only in the charity, kindness and human sympathy that ever wells up from the fountains of unselfish human hearts. They are well along in years and have deprived themselves of many comforts to minister to the wants of one towards whom every heart warmed, and who, by virtue of his honest nature and misfortune, was entitled to the assistance of the people of the county at large.

Mr. and Mrs. King will know nothing of this public request for justice in their behalf, and which, it is believed, will meet with the hearty approval of every tax payer in Piute County.

(Free Lance, 6 February 1903)


Herbert Mack ALLEN

Herbert Mack Allen, 80, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away August 7, 1997 at his home. Born March 19, 1917 in Alunite (Juab County) Utah to Herbert James and Ora Salina Miller Allen. Married Martha Watts in Bingham Canyon, Utah on June 10, 1941. Mack was an underground miner, having worked for U. S. Mine, Cardiff Mine, and Tintic Division of Kennecott Copper. An avid reader, he enjoyed hiking, family activities, automobile trips, outdoor scenery, growing roses and raising raspberries.

Survivors: wife, Martha; children, Jim Allen (Sandra), Provo; Bob Allen (Linda), Holladay; Mrs. Virginia Parry (Lloyd), Kaysville; Perry Allen (Nanette), West Jordan; Mark Allen (Joni), St. George; Mrs. Alayne Merritt (Rand), Murray; Tracy Allen (Joy), Salt Lake City; 31 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; brothers, Duane P. Allen, Star Valley, Wyoming; Valden (Bud) Hansen, Bedford, Texas. Preceded in death by sister, Elaine Morrison.

Funeral services Tuesday, August 12, 1997 at 11 a.m. in the Goff Mortuary, 8090 So. State where friends may call Monday 6-8 p.m. and Tuesday one hour prior to services. Interment, Midvale City Cemetery.

(Deseret News, 10 August 1997)

Kay LaGrande ALLEN

Poisoning Takes Lad Hurt in Race

Kay Allen, 13-year-old son of Bishop and Mrs. M.D. Allen of Kingston, died at Panguitch from blood poison in a wound in his left leg caused when he fell from his horse and received cuts in his leg from the saddle horn. A bunchy of boys were racing and they came to a deep wash; a warning was called, but too late to save Kay and Arden Barnson, who was riding with him, from a bad fall.

The boy was taken to his home by H.E. Bay and later was removed to Panguitch for medical treatment. The little chap showed a great deal of fortitude in his suffering and hopes were held out for his speedy recovery, but blood poison set in, and in spite of all that could be done, he died early Friday morning

Besides his father and mother, he is survived by eleven brothers and sisters. This is the first death in a family of twelve children, the youngest but a few months old

(Garfield County News, 2 September 1927)

Victor ALLEN

Circleville -- Funeral services for Victor Allen, 74, Circleville, who died April 22 at his home after a lingering illness, were held Saturday in the Circleville Ward chapel.

He was born Feb. 6, 1890, in Circleville to Chester William and Sarah Gottfredson Allen. He was a member of the LDS Church and was a retired farmer.

Survivors include brothers, sisters, Irvin, Lee, Carrie, all Circleville; Chester, Mrs. Jessie Werner, both Richfield; Woodruff, Provo.

Burial was in the Circleville cemetery by Springer Mortuary, Richfield.

Richfield Reaper, 30 April 1964)


The Deadly Avalanche

A Fatal Snowslide in Marysvale Canyon.

Special to the Herald

Monroe, Utah, March 3.--On Saturday afternoon three men were coming down Cottonwood Canyon, Marysvale, when a snowslide took place, burying one named Ole Allison. The other two escaped by holding to trees. Allison's age was 36 years; he has no relatives nearer than Iowa. The body was not found until Monday afternoon, about 2 o'clock. It was under snow about four feet. It is not bruised, and he is supposed to have smothered to death. The body was frozen stiff when found.

(Salt Lake Herald, 4 March 1886) 

Don Mack ALLRED 

MARYSVALE&endash;Funeral services for Don Mack Allred, 13-year-old son of Heber and Lucy Howes Allred, who was accidentally killed by a gunshot wound at his home near here Saturday, will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Marysvale High School by Bishop E.C. Hansen of the Marysvale Ward, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Born in Marysvale, Oct. 31, 1935, he was a student in the eighth grade of the Marysvale School at the time of his death.

Surviving besides his parents, are six sisters and one brother, Mrs. Novella Farnsworth, Pasco, Wash.; Vivian, Veon, Ellen, Fay and Shirley Ann Allred, and Clark Allred, all of Marysvale.

Burial will be in the Ten Mile Cemetery under direction of Neal S. Magleby Mortuary, Richfield.

(Deseret News, 11 January 1949)



Ardis Revoe Fullmer Anderson, one of the world's finest mothers and grandmothers, left us on Sunday, July 27, 1997, just short of her 94th birthday.

She was born August 8, 1903, to John Hyrum and Ellen L. Fullmer in Circleville, Utah. She married Milton E. Anderson, January 5, 1935. They were married 61 years.

She lived in Wells Ward for 70 years, where she held many church positions. She was a member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. Ardis attended BYU and graduated from LDS Business College. She worked as a secretary for IACM and as a bookkeeper for Lamco Automotive, where she and Milton were part owners.

She will be deeply missed by her only daughter, Maxine Babalis (Bob); two granddaughters, Perri Ann Babalis (Derk Meima), and Christie Babalis; her many nieces and nephews and dear friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Milton, and her ten brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 30, at 12 noon at Wells Ward, 1990 South 500 East. Friends may call at Deseret Mortuary, 36 East 700 South, Tuesday 6-8 p.m. or Wednesday at the church, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Interment, Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.

(Deseret News, 28 July 1997)



Funeral services were held Friday afternoon in the Koosharem hall for Armond McRay Anderson, 14-months-old son of Roland and Manda Bagley Anderson, who died February 9 of complications following pneumonia.

Scisson J. Hatch presided at the services. Speakers were Lee Brown of Richfield, Geo. T. Eckersley of Loa, Andrew Anderson and Scisson J. Hatch of Koosharem. Musical numbers were the hymns "Songs of the Heart," by the ward choir, with Ms. Arlon Calvin at the piano; "Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam," sung by Don and Coleen Bagley; a solo, "Face to Face" by Talmage DeLange of Richfield, with Mrs. DeLange accompanying, a solo, "My Faith in Thee," by Maynard Wright of Hinckley, accompanied by Mrs. Calvin; a duet, "Let the Little Ones Come Unto Me," by Mrs. Orson Bagley and Mrs. Arlon Calvin; a violin duet by Melva and Jay Bagley, accompanied at the piano by Elaine Bagley; and a violin solo by Mrs. Geo. T. Eckersley of Loa. The Invocation was by Geo. A. Bagley; the benediction by Charles Erickson, Bishop E.C. Bagley dedicated the grave, interment being in the Koosharem cemetery.

Armond Anderson was born December 2, 1936. He is survived by his parents; one brother, Marlo; and his grandparents, Mr. And Mrs. E.C. Bagley and Mr. and Mrs. O.H. Anderson.(RR)

(Richfield Reaper, 17 February 1938)



MARYSVALE &endash; Byron Anderson, 73, Marysvale, died June 23 at his home of natural causes.

He was born April 10, 1899, Annabella, to Carl and Arminnie Turvort Anderson. He married Ona Rowena Dalton, Oct. 17, 1926, Manti LDS Temple. He was a graduate of Snow College and was a retired miner.

Survivors: widow, sons, Robert Mellor, Terrel E., B. Gail, all Orem; Myron G., Salt Lake City; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers, sisters, Ray, Lavar, both Orem; Mrs. Hazel Taylor, Provo; Zora Wilcox, Page, Ariz.

Funeral services were Monday in the Marysvale Ward chapel with Bishop Barben, conducting. William Anderson offered the family prayer prior to services and Helen Swalberg played prelude music. Verl Henrie offered the invocation.

Speakers were Voyle Munson,. Fred Swalberg and Bishop Barben.

Music included a vocal trio, Lawrence, Neal and Clifford Jones; saxophone solo, Bud Dalton and vocal duet, William and Harold Horton. Marion Ackerman offered the benediction.

Burial was in the Annabella Cemetery by Neal S. Magleby and Sons Mortuary where Don Luke offered the dedicatory prayer. Pallbearers were Jerry Anderson, Kirk Anderson, Melvin Ferguson, Tony Pickering, Ray Anderson and LaVar Anderson. Newell Anderson was an honorary pallbearer.(RR)

(Richfield Reaper, 29 June 1972)


Death of Mrs. Caroline Jensen Anderson, a Handcart Pioneer.

Koosharem, Piute Co., Feb. 16.--After an illness of about one year from dropsy, Mrs. Caroline Jensen Anderson, wife of J.C. Anderson, was called to the other life on Feb. 11 . She was born April 4, 183[3?] in Hjoring, Denmark, and embraced the Gospel in that land in 1855 and emigrated to Utah in 1857, crossing the plains in the historic handcart company. She married J.C. Anderson Feb. 14, 1858. She endured many hardships incident to the early settling of this country, but was always true and faithful. She was the mother of ten children of whom four sons and four daughters survive her, besides an aged husband, who, with a host of relatives and friends cherish her memory. Her funeral was attended by nearly every member of the ward.

(Deseret News, 24 February 1900) 


Diphtheria's Ravage 

Koosharem, Utah, July 27, 1896

To the Editor:

Our little town is at present visited by that dreadful disease, diphtheria, and three deaths have occurred, viz: Two children of W.F. Wright, and last Saturday July 25, my grandson Daniel Anderson died of the same disease. Steps have been taken to prevent its spread if possible. County Commissioner Richard Brown, Sr. called a meeting yesterday of all the male citizens of the town and a board of health was organized to assist the sick and labor for the welfare of the people.

We have had some small floods and good rain, the latter of which has greatly benefited our grain, lucern and hay fields; the prospects are very favorable for a good harvest. J.C. Anderson

(Deseret Evening News, 29 July 1896)

Erastus Snow ANDERSON

PROVO&endash;Funeral services for Erastus Snow Anderson, former cattleman and Piute County commissioner who died Sunday at his home in Carterville will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Claudin Funeral Home in Provo. Bishop G.M. Jameson of the Hillcrest Ward, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will officiate.

Mr. Anderson was born at Spring City Jan. 29, 1858, a son of James C. and Karen Jensen Anderson.

He was educated in the Payson schools before the family moved to Koosharem. He was married to Mary Jane Norton June 15, 1880. They received their endowments in the Manti Temple, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1881.

They lived in Koosharem until 1897 when they moved to Annabella. In 1916 they moved to Marysvale where Mr. Anderson engaged in ranching with his two brothers. He moved to Provo several years ago.

He held the office of Piute County commissioner from 1908 to 1916. He was a member of the board that had charge of building the Otter Creek Reservoir; a director of the State Bank of Piute; bishop of the Marysvale Ward, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and a life member of the Sevier County fair board.

Survivors include his widow, Amanda Richins Anderson, whom he married Nov. 20, 1945; four daughters, Mrs. Dora Fairbanks, San Bernardino, Calif.; Mrs. Flo Smith, Springville; Mrs. J.M. Burt, Bountiful, and Mrs. C.O. Claudin, Provo; one son, Elvin Anderson, Provo; two brothers and two sisters, Swening Anderson, Sacramento; Carlos C. Anderson and Mrs. Ellen Williams, Orem; and Mrs. Diantha Bagley, Murray; a half-brother and a half-sister, Orson Anderson, Koosharem, and Josephine Jenson, Salina, 20 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday before 6 and 9 p.m. and Wednesday prior to services.

Burial will be in the Springville Evergreen Cemetery.(DN)

(Deseret News, 11 January 1949)



Mrs. Verne PAYNE

Death Claims Two in Family

Hyrum S. Anderson, a brother to Ras and Swen Anderson of this city, passed away at his home in Salina last Wednesday following an attack of pneumonia. On the following day, his daughter, Mrs. Verne Payne, died as a result of an attack of influenza and pneumonia. Mr. Anderson was 60 years old and was widely known in southern Utah for his sterling qualities and his prominence in church and financial circles. For a year or more Mrs. Payne resided at Alunite where her husband was employed. On account of the restrictions on travel and as a precaution against further spreading the disease, the relatives here did not attend the funeral obsequies.

(Piute Chieftain, 31 October 1918)

Kent Martel ANDERSON

JUNCTION &endash; Graveside services for Kent Martel Anderson, 39, former principal of Circleville elementary School who died March 31 in a Salt Lake City hospital of natural causes.

He was born Feb. 4, 1932, Boulder City, Nev., to Oliver Martel and Vera Knudsen Anderson. He married Marjorie Sue Ferburg, Sept. 8, 1955, Salt Lake LDS Temple.

In addition to serving as principal at Circleville, he was principal of Payson, Ariz., Elementary and Junior High School and had been principal of Boonyview Elementary School in Murray for the past four and a half years. He was a member of the Murray Education Assn., the Association for Children's Education and the Murray Lions Club.

He was an active member of the LDS Church and served as executive secretary and counselor to the bishopric while serving in Payson and Junction.

Survivors: widow, sons, daughter, Andrew M., Milton George, Brian Kent, Laura Sue, Jan Linette, al Murray; parents, Junction; brothers, sisters, Bernon, Mrs. Glen L. (Sara) Roper, Robert, all Salt Lake City; Oliver Robert, Provo; Joel Randall, Fort Monmouth, N.J.; Mrs. Fred (Betty Rae) Anderson, Spanish Fork; Mrs. Elvon (JaNel) Bay, Seattle, Wash.; Mrs. Sheril (Mary) Slack, Socorro, N.M.; Mrs. Gale (Sonja) Bailey, Sandy.

(Richfield Reaper, 8 April 1971)



Antimony Boy Killed in Action

St. Sgt. Lark Allen, 27, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Allen of Antimony, was reported killed in action on October 9, somewhere in Germany.

He had been wounded July 16 and released September 5 and sent back into active duty and had been overseas two years.

St. Sgt. Allen had taken part in the African invasion, the campaign in Sicily and in France. He entered the service July 7, 1941.

He has been awarded the bronze star and the purple heart was sent to his parents after he was wounded.

He was born in Circleville and attended the schools there. After graduating from the Circleville high school he attended the B.A.C. at Cedar City.

Surviving besides his parents of Antimony are the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Dot Hall, Richfield; Miss Joye Allen, Logan; Champ Allen, Marysvale, Wayne Allen, Camp Pendelton, California and Calvert Allen, Richfield.

Memorial services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. in the Antimony ward chapel.

(Richfield Reaper, 9 November 1944)


DIED&endash;At a hospital in Salt Lake City, Nov. 20, 1916, of Bright's disease, Lelia Anderson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Anderson of Koosharem. She was born May 26, 1901, in Greenwich, Utah. Ras and Swenning Anderson of Marysvale are brothers of Andrew Anderson and they resided in Greenwich before coming to Marysvale.

(Piute Chieftain, 23 November 1916)

 Lorenzo Clifton ANDERSON 

Deaths: At Koosharem, Utah, Lorenzo Clifton, son of Orson H. And Hannah Anderson; died of lung fever; born August 13, 1894; died January 4, 1897.

(Deseret News, 16 January 1897) 


Former Koosharem Bishop Laid To Rest In Richfield

Funeral services for Parley Anderson, 86, were held Friday afternoon in the Richfield first ward chapel with Bishop Foy Poulson officiating. Mr. Anderson died July 15 in Richfield of illness incident to age.

He was born July 27, 1886 in Oslo, Norway. He married Albertina Anderson in 1898 in the Manti Temple. Just after their marriage, Mr. Anderson went to Norway on an LDS mission. When he returned they made their home in Koosharem where he was bishop of the Koosharem ward for a number of years. He operated a store in Koosharem for many years before moving to Richfield. He was a truck gardener after he came here to live.

Surviving are three daughters, Cora Wilson, Los Angeles; Hazel Green, Studio City, California; Grace Jackson, Baldwin Park, California; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; also two half sisters, Clara Lowe, Richfield and Lorraine Burr, Burrville; two half brothers, Joe Anderson, Richfield and Alma Anderson, Salt Lake City.(RR)

(Richfield Reaper, 24 July 1952)


 Sarah Arminnie (TERVOT) ANDERSON

Former Resident of Sevier County Dies at Marysvale

Mrs. Sarah Orminnie Tervot Anderson, wife of Carlos C. Anderson, passed away at the family ranch in Marysvale at 11:15 p.m. Tuesday, after an illness of a month's duration.

Funeral services will be held at 12:30, noon, Friday in the auditorium of the Marysvale high school under direction of the Claudin Funeral Home, C.O. Claudin, manager, whose wife is a niece of Mrs. Anderson. Interment will be in the family plot in the Annabella cemetery.

Mrs. Anderson was born April 4, 1866, at Payson, a daughter of Henry and Rosina Savage Tervot. Her marriage to Carlos C. Anderson took place in May, 1890, in the Manti temple. They made their home at Koosharem several years, before going to Annabella and later, about seventeen years ago, to Marysvale. Mrs. Anderson was an active member of the L.D.S. church until she became ill about eight years ago.

Surviving Mrs. Anderson are her husband; our sons, Bishop C.O. Anderson of Central, Byron, Lavar and Ray Anderson of Marysvale; two daughters, Mrs. Zora A. Luke of Tremonton, and Mrs. Hazel A. Taylor of Los Angeles; 21 grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Annie Wilson, Mrs. Daisy Trancom and Mrs. Myrtle Dailey of Payson, and Mrs. Mary Brindley of Hammer, Idaho; one brother, Frank Tervot of Roan, Idaho, and a half-brother, Wm. Manwill of Payson.

(Richfield Reaper, 3 May 1934)

Funeral Services Held Friday for Mrs. C. Anderson 

Funeral services for Mrs. Orminnie Anderson, wife of Carlos Anderson, who passed away at her home in Marysvale May 2, were held Friday afternoon in the high school auditorium at Marysvale, with Fred Swalberg of the Marysvale ward bishopric in charge.

Speakers were Samuel Page and Bishop Nichol of Marysvale, Erastus Anderson of Springville, Andrew Anderson of Richfield and Fred Swalberg of Marysvale, all of whom referred to the splendid character of Mrs. Anderson.

Music included selections by a quartet from Annabella, a solo by Ernest Swalberg of Gunnison and a solo by Byron Anderson of Marysvale.

The invocation was by H. Robinson of Marysvale, the benediction by Neal Savage of Annabella.

Interment was in the Annabella cemetery, where C. Ozro Anderson of Central dedicated the grave.

(Richfield Reaper, 10 May 1934)



Former Marysvale Rancher Dies in Sacramento, Calif.

Funeral services for Swening Anderson, 90, longtime resident of Marysvale who died Sept. 5 in Sacramento, Calif., were held Tuesday in that city.

Mr. Anderson, who lived in Sacramento the past 31 years was a prominent Marysvale cattleman and rancher for many years. He was a native of Salina. He and his wife, Beda, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in 1961. Mrs. Anderson died a few months later.

Survivors include sons, Lamar and Leland Anderson, daughters, Mrs. Olive London, Mrs. Rula Rasmussen, Mrs. Verda Peterson and Mrs. Freeda Bertagna, all of Sacramento; 12 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Ellen Williams, Marysvale.

Burial was in Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Sacramento.

(Richfield Reaper, 12 September 1963)



Funeral services were held Friday afternoon in the Koosharem ward hall for Utahna B. Anderson, who died Monday, December 17, at the Salina hospital of complications following childbirth.

Lynn Bagley of the Koosharem ward bishopric conducted the following services.

Prelude, Judd Haycock of Circleville, with violin, accompanied by Mrs. Martha Simpkins of Circleville; speakers were Voyle Bagley of Aurora, Mrs. Heber Anderson of Loa, Andrew Anderson of Loa; E.C. Bagley, and short remarks by Lynn Bagley. Sentiments written by Mrs. Reed Payne of Glenwood were read by Mrs. Lynn Bagley. Musical numbers were by the ward choir with Mrs. Roland Anderson as pianist; song, Sharlene and Leda Jensen of Richfield; solo, Talmage DeLange of Richfield; trombone solo, Ellis Bagley, accompanied by Mrs. Anderson; violin solo, Judd Haycock; solo, Joan Swain of Monroe accompanied by Mrs. Morris Meyer. The prayers were by Bishop Ward Savage of Antimony, Lewis Hatch and Herman Black.

Pallbearers were Heber Anderson, Loa; Roland, Legrand and Robert Anderson, Milton Brindley and LaRue Brown.

The large group at the services and the many floral tributes were significant of the love and esteem which she held in the community. It was the largest funeral ever held in Koosharem with relatives and friends coming from all of the southern Utah counties.

Mrs. Anderson was born in Greenwich, April 11, 1914, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cyrenius Bagley of Greenwich. She graduated from the Richfield high school in 1932. She married Milo G. Anderson in the Manti temple February 6, 1933. She took an active part in the LDS church work serving as teacher in the primary and Sunday school and has done considerable work in genealogy. She has also assisted in singing with her lovely contralto voice.

Surviving besides her parents are four sons, Ramon, B. Terry, Van, Lowell, and an infant son; a brother, Lazone Bagley of Loa; two sisters, Mrs. Victor Magleby and Mrs. Ronald Jensen of Greenwich and a grandfather, Howard Brindley of Kingston.

(Richfield Reaper, 20 December 1945)



Frank Anderton Dies

Frank Anderton, after suffering for two weeks or more with influenza-pneumonia, died at his home in Marysvale last Friday evening. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Anderton and at the time of his death was about 30 years old. The deceased leaves a wife and three children, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Anderton, and a host of sorrowing friends to mourn his untimely calling. The body was taken to Monroe last Monday for interment.

(Piute Chieftain, 27 February 1919)


Marysvale--Geneva Anderton, 80, died July 24, 1982, in a Tooele hospital.

She was born June 23, 1902 in Elsinore, to Peter and Marie Jacobson Anderson. She was preceded in death by her husband Alma Wesley Anderton on May 31, 1961.

She is survived by her sons, Harold, Bud, Ned and Donald, all of Tooele; one daughter, Mrs. William L. (Bernice)Walker of Tooele; two sons Grant and Robert in Marysvale; 40 grand-children and 30 great grandchildren.

Other survivors include two brothers, Martin Anderson of Henderson, Nev. and Clarence Anderson of Richfield.

Services were Wednesday in the Marysvale Ward Chapel.

Burial was at the Monroe City Cemetery in Monroe.

(Richfield Reaper, 4 August 1982)

 Schuyler Henry ANDRIDGE

First Death from Disease

Marysvale's first death as a result of the Spanish influenza, which has claimed thousands throughout the country, occurred last Monday afternoon when S.H. Andridge succumbed to the disease. Mr. Andridge was stricken October 30, with the influenza, which later developed into pneumonia. He was taken sick while at work at the Florence mine and later, in serious condition, was brought to town and taken to the Marysvale hospital.

Mr. Andridge was born at Hillsdale, Mich., 42 years ago, and a little more than a year ago he came to Marysvale where he has followed the vocation as miner and farmer. Prior to coming here he resided at Malad, Idaho. He is survived by his wife and a 13-year-old daughter, the latter being with grandparents in Colorado.

Funeral services were held last Tuesday afternoon from the Marysvale hotel. Interment was held at the Marysvale cemetery at which place E.S. Anderson and W.E. White spoke briefly.

(Piute Chieftain, 21 November 1918)


Jess Owen Applegate, 55, Mountain Home, Ida., died Sept. 3 at his home of natural causes.

He was born Sept. 18, 1916, Circleville, to Jessie and Effie Lewis Applegate. He worked at Hill Air Force Base during World War II and moved to Mountain Home in 1946 where he designed the golf course and most of the Mountain Home AFB as an agronomist.

He graduated from Utah State University.

Survivors: brothers, sister, Jay, Richfield; Lewis, Kanab; Martel, Mt. Pleasant; Mrs. Ed (Fontella) Simkins, Mrs. Agatha Nay, Mrs. Vivian Peterson, all Circleville; Mrs. Roy (Dora Deane) Davidson, McGill, Nev.

Graveside services will be in the Circleville Cemetery Thursday at 11 a.m. Friends may call at the old family home in Circleville after 10 a.m. Additional services were held Monday in the St. James Episcopal Church, Mountain Home.

(Richfield Reaper, 9 September 1971)


Theodore Parmer ASAY 

T. Parmer Asay Services Held in Junction Mon.

Funeral services for Theodore Parmer Asay, Jr., 80, who died Thursday morning of a heart ailment at his home in Junction were held Monday in the Junction Ward chapel.

He was born March 27, 1883 in Asaytown, Garfield County, son of Theodore Parmer and Mary Jane Winsor Asay. He married Sarah Harriet Anderson Sept. 1, 1906 in Hatch, later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.

She died. He married Elizabeth Anderson July, 1945 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.

Survivors include his widow, six daughters, Mrs. Ervin (Ruth) Hall, Washington; Mrs. Art (Hazel) Truman, LaVerkin; Mrs. Merrill (Rose) Robinson, Kanab; Mrs. Charles (Essie) Lempens, Mrs. Benjamin (Theo) Blake, both Cedar City; Mrs. Clarence (Gertrude) Cluff, Hurricane; two sons, Perry, LaVerkin; Golden, Winnemucca, Nev.; 29 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; stepsons and daughters, Arial Fletcher, Cannonville; Verl Fletcher, Salt Lake City; Mrs. Ella Merrill, Vernal; Mrs. Delta Frandson, Monroe; Mrs. Melvin Heath, Kaysville; Mrs. Harriett Gillespie, Junction; Mrs. Alva Brown, St. Louis, Mo.; Mrs. Grover, Ogden, two brothers, three sisters.

Burial was in the LaVerkin Cemetery.

(Richfield Reaper, 22 August 16)

 Cyrenius BAGLEY

Cyrenius (Cy) Bagley, 89, Richfield, died Sept. 11, 1978, in a Richfield hospital.

He was born Aug. 12, 1889, Greenwich, to Edward Alma and Mary Almeda McClellan Bagley. He married Lucille Brindley, Sept. 30, 1908, Manti LDS Temple. She died Jan. 4, 1975. He was a rancher, farmer and stockman, and operated his own farm and ranch in Grass Valley and Sigurd over 60 years.

He was a member of the Koosharem Old Folks Committee for 23 years and served as chairman for seven years. He was past secretary of the Box Creek Irrigation Co., serving for 11 years, and was a member of the Box Creek Grazing Assn.

Survivors: son, daughter, Raymond Peterson, Vernal; Mrs. Victor (Almeda) Magleby, Mrs. Melba Jensen, both Richfield; 17 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brothers, sisters, Talmage, Koosharem; Mortimor, Loa; Mrs. Nettie Hallows, Richfield; Mrs. Lynn (Helen) Winget, Greenwich.

Funeral services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Richfield Sixth Ward chapel. Friends may call at Neal S. Magleby and Sons Mortuary from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in the Richfield City Cemetery.

(Richfield Reaper, 14 September 1978)


 Della Elmira (ANDERSON) BAGLEY 

Della Elmira Anderson Bagley, 90, Koosharem, died January 13, 1991, in Salt Lake Cit.

She was born Aug. 2, 1900, Koosharem, to Orson Hyde and Hanna Regina Torgerson Anderson. She was married to Ellis Lynn Bagley, February 3, 1926, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He died January 29, 1988

She attended Snow College and graduated with a bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University. She taught school in Koosharem for 26 years.

She was an active member of the LDS Church where she served in many auxiliary organizations including the Primary, Relief Society, Sunday School and MIA. She was involved with the music department of her ward. She also served as Koosharem Ward librarian.

Survivors: sons, daughters, Mrs. Robert (Colleen) Gehrig, Sacramento, Calif.; Kay Bagley, Murray; Mrs. Paul (Berta) Rickenbach, Bakersfield, Calif.; Wells Bagley, Loa; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by a son, Don Bagley; a daughter, Lorna Bagley.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 19, at 1 p.m. in the Koosharem LDS Ward chapel. Friends may call at the ward chapel in Koosharem Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Interment will be in the Koosharem Cemetery by Neal S. Magleby and Sons Mortuary, Richfield.

(Richfield Reaper, 16 January 1991)

Funeral services for Della Elmira Anderson Bagley were held Saturday, Jan. 19, in the Koosharem LDS Ward chapel with Bishop Jack F. Burr, officiating.

Robert G. Gehrig offered the family prayer; Pauline Rickenbach Ries played prelude and postlude music and Ver Bell gave the invocation.

Ann Bagley Hunter gave a tribute and Paul Rickenbach and Garth O. Bagley were speakers. Bishop Burr offered remarks.

Music included two vocal solos by Lynette Harward, and a piano solo by Pauline Rickenbach Ries. The benediction was by Kerry Anderson.

Interment was in the Koosharem Cemetery by Neal S. Magleby and Sons Mortuary, Richfield, where Curtis Bagley offered the dedicatory prayer.

Pallbearers were Kay Bagley, Wells Bagley, Thom Rigney, Darwin Bagley, Scott Williams, Douglas Bagley, LaRon Bagley, Scott Hunter, Bret Peterson, Scott Ries, Michael Graham and Jason Prisbrey.

Honorary pallbearers were Lynn Winget, Gilbert Hatch, Don Brown, Ivan Torgerson, Rufus Hatch and Clarin Hatch.(RR)

(Richfield Reaper, 23 January 1991)


 Nellie LaPrele (ALBRECHT) BAGLEY 

KOOSHAREM--Nellie LaPrele Albrecht Bagley, age 81, died December 3, 1992 in Richfield of causes incident to age.

She was born March 24, 1911 in Fremont, Utah, a daughter of Joseph Jacob and Ada Matilda Taylor Albrecht. She married Talmage Seymour Bagley June 6, 1930 in Richfield, Utah. He died January 17, 1979. She was a member of the LDS Church, serving a Primary and Relief Society teacher in the Koosharem Ward. After her marriage she moved to Koosharem, where she has since resided. She helped her husband on the farm in Koosharem and she especially enjoyed her grandchildren.

She is survived by her children and their spouses, Maven T. and Yvonne Bagley of Greenwich; Donna and Brian Duncan of Murray; Jacob Max and Pamela Bagley of Midvale; Wanda and Nick Zufelt of Sparks, Nevada; and Christine and Kendal L. Jensen of Richfield; 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Clarence J. Albrecht of St. George; sister, Vonda Williams of Teasdale. Preceded in death by a grandson, Michael Duncan; brothers and sisters, Gerald and Dale Albrecht, Celia Albrecht, Hulda A. Duncan and Zelda A. Okerlund. Funeral services will be held Monday, Dec. 7, 1992 at 1 p.m. in the Koosharem LDS Ward Chapel. Friends may call for viewing at the Springer-Turner Funeral Home in Richfield Sunday evening 7-9 p.m. and at the ward chapel in Koosharem Monday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. prior to services. Burial, Koosharem Cemetery under the direction of Springer-Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.

(Salt Lake Tribune, 5 December 1992)


KOOSHAREM &endash; Mrs. Pauline Martinsen Bagley, 92, Koosharem, died of natural causes July 21 in a Richfield hospital.

She was born Jan. 11, 1875, in Royken, Norway, to Peter and Toline Christensen Mortinsen. She was married to Edward C. Bagley, Nov. 5, 1896, Manti LDS Temple. He died Aug. 25, 1957. She came to the United States in 1877. She was active in the LDS Church

Survivors include sons, daughters, E. Merrill, Ellis Lynn, Ben E., Mrs. Roland (Vonda) Anderson, all Koosharem; Mrs. Clifford (Ila) Magleby, Elsinore; Mrs. Royal (Donna) Harward, Loa; 28 grandchildren; 55 great grandchildren; brother, George, Vernal.

Funeral services were held Tuesday in the Koosharem Ward chapel with Bishop Newell Nielson, officiating. Speakers were Carmen Brooksley, Burton Rust, Carvel Harward and Bishop Nielson.

Garth Bagley offered the family prayer. Elaine and Carol Bagley played prelude and postlude music. The ward Singing Mothers provided two selections. Other music included a vocal solo, Tolin Anderson; piano solo, Carol Williams; vocal duet, Toline Anderson and Calvin Martinsen.

Lowell Bagley offered the invocation and Wells Bagley gave the benediction.

Burial was in the Koosharem Cemetery by Neal S. Magleby and Sons Mortuary, where James Brindley offered the graveside prayer.

(Richfield Reaper, 27 July 1967)


Voyle LeRay BAGLEY

Voyle L. Bagley, Prominent Sheep Man Dies June 14 

AURORA&endash; Funeral services were held in the Aurora Ward chapel Saturday for Voyle LeRay Bagley, 59, prominent farmer, and sheepman who died in a Salina hospital June 14 following a heart attack.

Mr. Bagley was a member of the board of directors, Utah Wool Marketing Assn. and president of the Fish Lake Wool Growers Assn. He had served on the town board of Aurora and was formerly a justice of the peace. He was also a Piute County commissioner for six years.

Many of his purebred sheep netted many prizes at livestock shows. He was also a 4-H Club and Boy Scout leader in Aurora.

Mr. Bagley was born Dec. 24, 1900 in Koosharem a son of James A. and Diantha Anderson Bagley. He married Emma Torgerson Oct. 13, 1920 in the Manti LDS Temple.

Survivors include his widow, two sons, two daughters: Mrs. Ned (Rayola) Casto, Salina; Weldon, Renton, Wash.; Clell, Emma Lou, Aurora; mother, Murray; brother, three sisters, Carroll Bagley, Sunnyside, Wash.; Mrs. Vera Nielsen, Provo; Maida Bagley, Murray; Mrs. Zola Crosley, San Jose, Calif.

Burial was in the Aurora Cemetery under the direction of Springer's Peterson Mortuary, Salina.(RR)

(Richfield Reaper, 23 June 1960)



Naomi Mathews Baker, 73, passed away January 8, 1996.

Born April 9, 1922 in Manti, Utah to Benjamin Lynn and Esther Black Mathews. Married Lee H. Baker Oct. 25, 1942 in Paris, Idaho; later solemnized in the St. George LDS Temple on April 2, 1949.

She attended schools in Antimony and Circleville, Utah. Attended Utah State University. She was an active member of the LDS Church where she served in the Primary and Relief Society organizations for many years. She worked at the old Hotel Utah serving the LDS Missionaries meals and at Shriners Hospital for many years. Also an avid member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers.

Survived by her husband, Lee H. of Salt Lake; son, Lee Craig Baker (LaRae) of Pocatello, Idaho; daughter, Arlene B. Sorensen (DarLynn) of Orderville, Utah; 14 grandchildren, one great-grandson; five brothers and three sisters. Preceded in death by two sons, William Benjamin and Richard M.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 12, 1996 at 12 noon in the Rose Park 9th Ward Chapel (760 N. 1200 W.-SLC, Utah). Friends may call at the Larkin Mortuary (260 E. South Temple-SLC) Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. and Friday at the church from 10:45-11:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment: Elysian Burial Gardens.

(Deseret News, 9 January 1996)


 Martin William BALER 

Junction &endash; A telegram was received Thursday by Mrs. Gilbert R. Beebe stating that her brother, Martin William Baler died Thursday June 16, at his home following three weeks of illness with pneumonia and miner's consumption.

Mr. Baler was born at Cedar City, September 1, 1875, a son of John S. and Matilda Jane Sudweeks Baler. When a small child he moved with his parents to Junction and for many years resided here. He was married April 6, 1899, to Clarissa Barnson. They moved to Idaho in 1919.

Early this spring he suffered several broken ribs in an accident, but seemed to be recovering when he took pneumonia. He is survived by his widow, ten sons and daughters: Mrs. Lora Davies, Portland, Ore.; Mrs. Dora Kimball, Rexburg, Idaho; Donald, Floyd, Roland, Teddy, Twila, Golda, Nile and Madeline Baler, Driggs, Idaho; his mother, one sister, Emma A. Beebe, Junction; a half-brother, J.H. Bunce, Blanco, New Mexico.

(Garfield County News, 24 June 1932)


Thomas Taylor BARLOW

Piute Reservoir Claims Year's Second Victim 

Former Monroe Youth Drowns In Piute Reservoir 

Funeral services for Thomas Taylor Barlow, 17-year-old drowning victim, were conducted Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Monroe South Ward Chapel, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Bishop Clifford Jones presided.

The youth, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy C. Barlow, 1481 Parkway Ave., Salt Lake City, drowned Friday afternoon in the Piute Reservoir. The body was recovered Saturday. He was a former resident of Monroe where he attended the South Sevier High School last year.

Companions of the youth, Duane and Carrol Hansen, and Lyle Nielson, all of Monroe, said he had attempted to swim to an inner tube but waves kept taking it farther into the reservoir. The youth called twice and then disappeared underneath the water, they said. One of his companions rushed immediately to Marysvale to secure aid.

Grappling hooks, nets and other dragging equipment were rushed to the scene from Piute County and from Sevier County Sheriff Clarence Smith's office.

The youth had been staying at Monroe with his parents to celebrate the annual Indian War Veterans and Blackhawk encampment. His parents had returned to Salt Lake City when the youths went to the reservoir to swim.

Officers said he had disappeared about 50 yards from shore midway on the west shoreline. The bottom drops off fast at that point and it was believed the lake is about 50 feet deep where the drowning occurred.

It was the second watery death recorded in the reservoir in less than a year.

Thomas Taylor Barlow was born in Salt Lake City July 29, 1935, a son of Roy C. and Ellen Taylor Barlow. He had lived in Monroe most of his life. Survivors include his parents, six brothers and sisters: Elroy, Richard, Paul, Barbara, Karma and Stanford Barlow, all of Salt Lake City, and a grandfather, I.W. Barlow, also of Salt Lake City.

Burial was in Provo City Cemetery.(RR)

(Richfield Reaper, 31 July 1952)


 Willard Barlow BARLOW

Bert Barlow Is Buried at Sigurd Wednesday 

Dies Suddenly at Place of Business from Acute Heart Attack Sunday 

Funeral services were held at the Sigurd Ward chapel Wednesday afternoon of this week for Bert Barlow, 52, a former resident and business man of Panguitch. He died suddenly at his place of business in Sigurd Sunday morning. A heart attack was given as the cause of death.

Mr. Barlow was born at Manti December 1, 1889, a son of Willard and Elizabeth Luke Barlow. He married Capitola Riddle on September 8, 1924, at Ely, Nevada.

For many years he was in the automobile and garage business and operated a garage at Panguitch for some time. During the past few years he has made his home at Sigurd and for more than a year has operated a business there.

He is survived by his widow and one daughter, Mrs. Donna Gregerson, Junction; his father, also of Junction, and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Ada Peterson, Gunnison; Roy Barlow, Junction; Luke Barlow, Maywood, Calif., and Mrs. C. Myner, Canada.(GCN)

(Garfield County News, 23 July 1942)


 Alforetta Christine (GLEAVE) BARNEY

Funeral services for Mrs. Alforetta Christine Barney, 37, were held in the Elsinore ward chapel Monday afternoon with Lorin Christiansen, bishop, in charge. The following service was carried out:

Song by ladies double duet, "Sometime We'll Understand," Mrs. Gordon Christensen, Mrs. Horace Peterson, Mrs. Armour Hill and Mrs. Harold Larson, accompanied by Mrs. Chris Marquardson; invocation, Harold Roberts; "Dear Sister," by ladies double duet; talk, by Rulon D. Newell; vocal solo, "That Wonderful Mother of Mine," by Stiner Busk, accompanied by Mrs. Marquardson; talk, Pres. Roland Tietjen; vocal solo, Mrs. W.W. Sylvester, entitled "Face to Face," accompanied by Althea Sylvester; talks, Russell Page, Bishop Leon Madsen and Bishop Loren Christiansen; vocal duet, Ted Whiting and Stiner Busk entitled, "Sometime, Somewhere," accompanied by Mrs. C. Marquardson; benediction, Alvin Johnson.

Interment was in the Elsinore city cemetery where the grave was dedicated by Henry J. Kotter.

Mrs. Barney was born in Antimony, August 19, 1906, a daughter of William W. and Caroline Snider Gleave. She was married to Van J. Barney, April 17, 1922, at Widtsoe, where they lived for one year. She has lived at Elsinore the rest of her life.

She is survived by her mother and father of Richfield; her husband and the following children: Nathon J. Barney who is serving with the U.S. Marines; Mahlon G., William Lane, Rexton L., Oma B. and Romana Barney, all of Elsinore, and the following brothers and sisters: Golden Sugard, Payson; Feldon Gleave, Elsinore; Deward Gleave of McGill, Nevada; Vernile Gleave and Lovell Gleave, Payson; Leland Southam, Sunset; Dee Southam, Richfield; Mrs. Fay Porter, Provo; Mrs. Jack Snider, Oakland, Calif.; Mrs. Clifford Elder of Spanish Fork; Mrs. Marion Bird, Richfield; Mrs. Wayne Cloward, Monroe; Mrs. Lavon Campbell, Austin.

(Richfield Reaper, 11 November 1943)



Bernard Barnson Dies at Junction

JUNCTION&endash;Bernard Barnson, 75 died at his home here Saturday after more than a week's illness of heart trouble.

He was born at Manti, October 27, 1857, a son of Christian B. and Marie Anderson Barnson, who were married at sea on their way to the United States from Denmark. On December 28, 1882, he married Elizabeth Hannah Braithwaite. He moved with his wife and children to Junction May 19, 1895, and for many years lived on the Barnson ranch four miles from Junction, moving into town in the winter.

He was called to Mexico in September 1878, where he assisted in the LDS colonization.

Besides his widow, he is survived by the following sons and daughters: Mrs. Clarissa Baler, Driggs, Idaho; Mrs. Elizabeth Rudd, Mrs. Laverna Barlow, Mrs. Lora Beebe, Chris B. and Irvin Barnson, Junction; and Rowland Barnson, Salt Lake; two sisters, Mrs. Theresa Barnson Rogers and Mrs. Marie Jolley, Los Angeles, 51 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

(Garfield County News, 7 April 1933)


 Carl Peter BARNSON

The Grim Reaper

While sitting in a chair, conversing with his brother, Carl Barnson, a prominent business man of Junction, expired suddenly about 10o'clock Monday morning.

Mr. Barnson has suffered from Bright's disease for some time, consequently his death was not entirely unexpected. His wife died about one year ago, so the four children, ranging in age from 7 to 18 years, are left orphans by their father's death.

Announcement of the funeral services will be made later.

(Piute Chieftain, 8 March 1917)

John Melrose BARNSON 

Accident Victim Is Buried at Junction Monday 

Melrose Barnson Dies from Injuries Received in Truck, Train Crash 

by Ella K. Ipson

An accident, which claimed the life of a Junction man and seriously injured his son, occurred on Wednesday, April 16th, near the Cudahy Packing plant in North Salt Lake.

As John Melrose Barnson and his son, Loran J. were crossing the railroad track to unload the hogs which they were taking to market, their truck was hit and completely demolished by a Union Pacific Streamliner. The man was thrown 60 feet and the boy 75 feet. They were rushed to the St. Mark's hospital where everything possible was done to relieve their suffering and save their lives.

As soon as the news reached here, Mrs. Barnson and her son, Lester, rushed to Salt Lake City to be with them, but in spite of all that was done, Melrose passed away on Friday, April 18th.

Funeral services were conducted in the ward chapel Monday afternoon with Bishop Jay W. Applegate conducting, as follows:

Singing by the choir, "O, My Father"; prayer by C. Lother Moore. Singing "Sometime We'll Understand", by the choir; talk, Shirl P. Morrill. A letter was read, which Mrs. Barnson received from the Union Stock Yards, by Mary McIntosh, who also made a few remarks. Song, "Lay My Head Beneath a Rose", Irvin Barnson; talk, Lester Buchanan; son, "I Need Thee Every Hour", quartette. W.E. Bay was the concluding speaker and the choir sang, "I'll Go Where You Want Me To Go, Dear Lord." Benediction was by Lloyd R. Hunsaker. The gave in the city burial grounds was dedicated by H. Earl Bay.

Mr. Barnson was born November 12, 1891, at the Barnson ranch in Junction and has been a resident of this place since. He married Amy Brinkerhoff June 26th, 1912, and nine children have been born to them.

Mr. Barnson filled a mission for the LDS church in the Central States mission in 1910. He was president of the Young Men's Mutual of this ward at one time and second assistant in the Sunday school t another time. He also served as a counselor in the Bishopric of this ward for four and one half years, when Joseph Ipson was bishop of the ward. He was active in civic as well as church affairs in the community.

Besides his wife he is survived by the following children: Lester, Loren, Earl, Ray and Carrol, all of Junction and Cleonda Christianson of Sevier county, Della Reynolds and Hellen Davis of Circleville; also the following brothers and sisters: Lillie Burt and Lawrence Barnson of Boulder City, Nevada, Thelma Whiteman of Provo; Vern Wilcox of Logan, Claudia Maxwell, Clara Sorenson and Josie B. Bay of California and Royal Barnson of Boulder City, Nevada. Also four grandchildren.

Mr. Barnson will be greatly missed in this community as he was a friend to everyone and was a good neighbor.

(Piute County News, 25 April 1941)




Double Tragedy at Marysvale Saturday Morning 

Henry Outzen Kills Mrs. Laura Bell

Blows Out His Own Brains

Motive That Prompted Rash Act is Unknown -- Outzen Funeral Held Sunday Morning

The Henry L. Outzen family of this city and their many friends were shocked to hear the sad news of a double tragedy which occurred at about 9 o'clock Saturday morning in Marysvale in which the eldest son Henry was the principal actor.

The tragic event occurred in front of the home of Mrs. Laura Bell, one of the victims, and was witnessed by Mrs. Willamina Munson and one of Mrs. Bell's little daughters. It is reported that Outzen had visited the house of Mrs. Bell only a few minutes before to get a 38-55 caliber rifle which he had previously left there and that he was leaving the house presumably to catch the train for his home in this city, and that Mrs. Bell followed him to the gate where they engaged in conversation. The woman turned and started toward the house but had only taken a few steps when Outzen aimed the rifle at her head and fired, the bullet entering at about the base of the skull and emerging from the forehead. Mrs. Bell fell forward and died instantly. Outzen then turned the gun upon himself and sent a bullet crashing through his own brain. He died almost instantly.

The motive that prompted Outzen's rash act is a mystery and probably will always remain so. No quarrel was overheard between he and his victim, and there seems to be no evidence of any trouble occurring between them. Mrs. Bell was divorced a short time since from her husband and it was understood by close friends that she and Outzen were to have been married. She left three small children.

Funeral services for Henry Outzen were held from the Presbyterian church in this city at 11 o'clock Sunday morning and were conducted by Rev. E.J. Hanks. A large number of friends of the bereaved family were present. Burial was in the local cemetery.

(Richfield Reaper, 8 April 1915)



CIRCLEVILLE &endash; Funeral services were held Sept. 17 for Mrs. Beulah Holyoke Betenson, 53, who died in Salt Lake City, Sept. 13, of natural causes.

She was born May 26, 1916, Paragonah, to Nelson and Mary Jones Holyoke. She was married to Garn Betenson in July 1937, at Circleville. He died in Oct. 1952.

She is survived by two sons, Nelson Edward who is serving with the U.S. Air Force in Vietnam and Richard Garn, Salt Lake City; two grandsons, and the following brothers: Dellman, Milford; Jay L., Salt Lake City; Royce, Newark, Calif.; and a sister, Lorette DeWitt of Salt Lake City.

Funeral services were under the direction of Bishop Keith Dalton. Shirl Fox gave the family prayer and the invocation was by Ted Robinson. Speaker was C.B. Crane and Bishop Dalton

The grave was dedicated by Glen Betenson in the Circleville Cemetery.

(Richfield Reaper, 25 September 1969)



Memorial services were held May 24 for Pauline Betenson, 66, of Fresno, Calif., who died May 21, 1990. Services were held at the Sierra LDS Ward chapel in Fresno.

She was born July 7, 1923 in Los Angeles, Calif. She married Beven Betenson, May 22, 1976.

Surviving her are her husband, Beven, Fresno; two sons, Gary Barfuss, Alaska, and Matthew Betenson, Fresno; three daughters, Robin Agnew, San Clemente, Calif., June Burns, and Julie Enslin, both Utah; one sister, Margie Bustrum, of Big Bear, Calif.; and seven grandchildren.

A family prayer was offered by K.K. Michaelson with prelude and postlude music presented by Carolynn Smith. An invocation was offered by President George Boswell. Musical selections were by Shirley Enns, Cheryl Fogg, and Paulie Hutchings with Shannon Hawkins as accompanist. The eulogy was given by Janice Shaw and speakers were Gary Barfuss and Bishop Jan Perkins. President Gary Fogg offered the benediction.

Her husband Beven Betenson dedicated her grave.

Pallbearers were Damon Agnew, Matthew Betenson, Eugene Bult, Jack Burns, Jim Coleman, Burke Giles, Gilbert Hutchings and Roger Lambert.

Interment was at the Circleville Cemetery.

(Garfield County News, 31 May 1990)


Josephine Orissa (DOBSON) BIRD 

CIRCLEVILLE &endash; Funeral services were held for Josephine Orissa Dobson Bird, Saturday, May 19 at the Circleville LDS Ward Chapel. Josephine, 83, died May 14, at the home of her daughter in Salt Lake City.

She was born July 14, 1906, in Circleville, to Thomas McIntyre and Amanda Marie Gee Dobson and married Ezra C. Bird on April 21, 1924. He died March 10, 1976.

Bird was a member of the LDS Church, active in Relief Society and endowed in the St. George Temple. She helped take care of the needs of her friends and neighbors.

Josephine is survived by: one son, Harvey O. Bird, Circleville; two daughters, Mrs. Don (Bonnie Rae) Dockstader, Salt Lake City.; Mrs. Will (Valez) Peterson, Pocatello, Ida.; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

A family prayer was offered by Linden Romine and bishop Roger Westwood officiated at the funeral. Prelude music was played by Mona Romine and Bishop Alton Sudweeks gave the invocation. Speakers were Bill Romine, patriarch Staley Dalton, and Bishop Roger Westwood. Musical selections were: a vocal duet by Danica Tallon and Rhonny Dockstader, accompanied by Brenda Robinson; vocal solo by Robert G. Romine accompanied by Mona Romine; and an additional selection by Brenda Robinson, Francis Price, Afton LeFevre, Beverly Westwood, Patricia Whittaker, Mary Ella Sudweeks and Ann Dalton with accompanist Loana Price. A benediction was given by Olive Sudweeks and postlude music was provided by Mona Romine. The grave dedication was given by Bill Romine.

Interment was at the Circleville Cemetery by Magleby & Sons Mortuary, Richfield, Utah.

(Garfield County News, 24 May1990)


Seymour Pratt BLACK 

Resident's Brother Killed in Auto-Train Wreck in Nevada

Relatives here have been notified of the death of Seymour Pratt Black, 47, of Ely, Nevada, who was killed in an automobile train accident near Deeth, Nevada, Saturday. He was a brother to C. Thomas Black of Marysvale.

Born in Huntington, Emery county, October 14, 1897, he was a veteran of World war I and had been employed as Nevada representative for the Salt Lake Hardware company for some 15 years.

He was married to Melba Baker of Richfield December 23, 1920, in Richfield.

Besides his widow, he is survived by a son, Seymour Baker Black, Ely; three daughters, Sylva G. and Melba Ann Black, Ely, and Mrs. Geraldine Polish, Yerrington, Nevada; five brothers, C. Thomas Black, Marysvale; Cecil S., Ambrose V. and C.P. Black, Salt Lake City, and Terah L. Black, Richfield, and a sister, Mrs. Fontella Sorenson, Provo.

(Piute County News, 30 March 1945)



Loa Pioneer Dies

Howard F. Blackburn was Prominent in Church and Farm Affairs 

Funeral services for Howard F. Blackburn, 82, who died in the Salina hospital Monday, will be conducted in the Loa ward chapel of the L.D.S. church, Friday at 1 p.m. by Karl Mathis, bishop.

Mr. Blackburn, a resident of Loa since 1877, had been a prominent member of the LDS church all his life and was an officer in several water companies and farm groups for may years.

He was chairman of Wayne county board of health for many years. He was born Dec. 29, 1865, in Minersville, Beaver county, a son of Elias Hicks and V. Leah Crompton Blackburn. He moved to Loa with his parents in 1877.

Although a small boy when he came here, he remembered well when the grass was cinch high to a tall horse. His stories of the Indians who inhabited Wayne county &endash; at that time Piute county &endash; have thrilled young and old.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Florence Oyler Blackburn; two sons, Floyd Blackburn, Loa, and Thurland Blackburn, Salt lake City; a daughter, Miss Rose Blackburn, Loa, and five grandchildren. He is survived by 3 brothers, Seth and Dan Blackburn of Loa and Joseph C. of Salt Lake City, and one sister, Dee Fisher of Minersville.

Burial will be in the Loa ward cemetery. Friends may call at the Peterson mortuary until Thursday evening and at the family home in Loa Friday until time of service.

(Richfield Reaper, 8 April 1948)


Minersville, Beaver Co., March 31, 1879

Editors Deseret News:

John Blackburn died at Nephi, Juab County, at one o'clock a.m., on Wednesday, 19th inst., of lung fever, after an illness of nine days. Was born December 25, 1824, in Bedford County, Pennsylania; was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Blackburn; moved to the State of Ohio in 1835, and to the State of Illinois in 1841; was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1842, by Bishop David Evans, shared the expulsion of the Saints at Nauvoo in 1846; arrived in Salt Lake Valley in 1848; helped to build the Old Fort in Salt Lake Valley in 1849; pioneered and helped to build the fort in Provo, and in 1853 was called by President G.A. Smith to strengthen the southern settlements; helped to build up Fillmore City, and in 1856 built a mill in Pine Valley, and in 1859 helped to found and build up Minersville, Beaver County, and in the spring of 1876, pioneered and founded the settlement in Fremont or Rabbit Valley, Piute County, and at the time of his death was building a mill at that place.

He was the husband of four wives and the father of 21 children, 15 boys and six girls and nine grandchildren. He leaves a large family and a large number of friends to mourn his loss. Died in full faith of a glorious resurrection. Respectfully, etc., E.H. Blackburn.

(Deseret News, 16 April 1879)



Funeral services were held Tuesday, at Loa, for Mrs. Virtue Leah Crompton Blackburn, 93, oldest resident of Wayne county and widow of Patriarch Elias H. Blackburn, who died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Charles P. Okerlund of Salina, after a brief illness.

Mrs. Blackburn, a direct descendant of British royalty and a Utah pioneer, was born December 21, 1844, in Norwich, Norford county, England, a daughter of Stephen and Ann Gadman Crompton. She joined the L.D.S. church in her native land, came to America and walked across the plains, arriving in Salt Lake in 1861. In 1862 he was married to Elias H. Blackburn in the Salt Lake endowment house. Her husband was the first bishop of Provo. Later they were called to help settle Minersville, and here most of her nine children were born. Mrs. Blackburn had lived at Loa the past 57 years, leaving only eight months ago to reside with her daughter in Salina. She had served as first counselor in the Wayne stake primary 20 years, and in various other church capacities.

Surviving Mrs. Blackburn are five sons and a daughter, Joseph C. Blackburn of Salt Lake, Howard F., William, Seth H., and Dan Stephen Blackburn of Loa, and Mrs. Harriet B. Okerlund of Salina. Twenty-eight grandchildren, 82 great-grandchildren and eight great great grandchildren survive.

(Richfield Reaper, 2 December 1937)




Boys Drowned in Sevier River Near Marysvale 

Van Borg and Vivian Manhardt the Victims 

Borg Overcome by Whirlpool 

Companion Attempts Rescue and Both Lads Meet Death in Treacherous Water

About 5:40 o'clock Saturday afternoon, Van Borg, aged 15 years, of Marysvale, Vivian Manhardt of Kanosh, aged 17 years, and Ed Ashley of Marysvale were enjoying a swim in the Sevier river, about 400 yards southeast of the Marysvale depot. Adjacent to the spot where they entered the water in a bend of the river is a deep whirpool with strong under currents. Young Borg, who couldn't swim very well, plunged into the pool and soon found himself overmatched. Vivian, hearing calls for help, and seeing the danger of his companion, plunged in after Van, but the drowning boy grabbed the would be rescuer, and they both went down.

Just before the boys went below the surface, Mr. Ashley was attracted by cries from the boys, and observing them struggling and foundering, hurried to their rescue. By the time he reached them they had gone below the surface. He dived to get them and the two drowning boys took hold of him with a vice-like grip and he was compelled to get hold of a willow root and pull himself to the bank. In doing this the boys released their hold and Ashley climbed out on the bank and called for help. When help arrived a search was instituted and young Borg's body was soon located. The body of Manhardt remained in the deep water and it was at least 45 minutes before it was found.

All attempts to resuscitate the boys after they were taken from the water proved unavailing, as they had been in the water too long and life was extinct.

Vivian Manhardt is the son of Mr. and Mrs. D.B. Manhardt of Kanosh. He had been working at Marysvale since June 15. His body was taken to Kanosh on Monday for burial.

The remains of Van Borg were taken to Monroe for interment, the funeral being held in that city Monday. The unfortunate young man was the son of Joseph Borg, of Marysvale. He leaves a father, one sister and one brother to mourn his untimely demise.

(Richfield Reaper, 17 July 1913)



Circleville Youth Is Reported County's First War Fatality

Piute county's first fatality of World War II was reported by the war department Sunday of this week. The county man to fall before the guns of the enemy was Pfc. Ray Kenneth Brinkerhoff, foster brother to Johnson Ruby of Circleville. Mr. Ruby received the word in the form of a telegram from the war department Sunday morning of this week.

Pfc. Brinkerhoff met his death in the invasion of Normandy on June 16, according to the word received by Mr. Ruby.

Pfc. Brinkerhoff, 25-year-old machine gunner in the United States Infantry, was one of the first to be called to service from the county and among the first from the county to be shipped overseas. He took part in the African campaign and followed the forces into Sicily, after which he was sent to England to aid in training special troops for the invasion.

Upon arrival in England last October, he was given an extended furlough, which he spent in London.

He was born in Junction July 6, 1918, a son of Raymond and Louise Heap Brinkerhoff. His father died November 5, 1918, a victim of influenza, and his mother passed away two days following with the same illness. He lived with his grandfather, S.W. Brinkerhoff of Junction, until six months old, when he was taken into the family of Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Ruby of Circleville.

Both Mr. and Mrs. Ruby succumbed to the second epidemic of influenza about a year later, and the child was taken into the home of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Ruby, also of Circleville. When the elder Mr. and Mrs. Ruby died, he remained with his foster brother, Johnson Ruby, who reared him to manhood.

He entered the armed forces in 1941. He was transfered to overseas duty in the early stages of the conflict.

He is survived by two brothers, Eldon Brinkerhoff of Tropic and Arnold Brinkerhoff, now living in Virgin, Utah.

(Piute County News, 7 July 1944)



Funeral services were held in the Koosharem ward recreation hall Saturday afternoon for Mrs. Mary Rosetta Christensen Brown, wife of Henry Brown. She passed away Tuesday, November 10 at the Sevier Valley hospital.

Mrs. Brown was born in Koosharem, May 5, 1883, daughter of Albert and Christena Peterson Christensen.

She married Henry Brown, January 16, 1901. They have ten children, all of whom survive. All but two years of her life have been spent in Koosharem.

(Richfield Reaper, 19 November 1942)



Mertilla J. Bullock, a lifetime resident of Provo, died peacefully at home after a long illness.

She was born to Joseph Weaver Johnson and Addie Lusetta Morrill Johnson on July 13, 1903 in Circleville, Utah.

She and her sister, Aileen, were the youngest of seven children still at home in Richfield. Her parents moved to Provo so the two girls could attend BYU Academy and Provo High School.

In 1921, she met and married Kenneth E. "Bob" Bullock. They were the parents of one daughter, Zoe. Mr. Bullock passed away in 1978.

During her early married life, Mertilla was active in service organizations in the community. She was a talented seamstress and interior decorator.

Mertilla and her husband founded the Boys and Girls Club of Utah County. They both served on the board of directors and helped finance the building for that organization.

Mertilla continued her interest in the financial support of the BYU athletic scholarship program after her husband's death. She was a lifetime Golden Cougar and charter member of the Riverside Country Club. She and her husband traveled extensively throughout the world.

In 1989, her health kept her from being physically active. She was affectionately called "Grandma Tillie" by her family. They include her daughter, Zoe B. Manning (John); and three grandchildren, John R. Manning (Lyn) of Mesa, AZ; Catherine M. Dailey (Bob) of Orinda, CA; and James G. Manning of Salt Lake City. She also has four great-grandchildren, Michael, Melanie, Tara, and Claire; two sisters also survive her, Alta Howard, Richfield; and Aileen Ulrich of San Diego, CA.

Friends may call at the Berg Mortuary of Provo, 185 East Center Street, Provo, Thursday morning from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Private family services will follow. Interment, Provo City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Parkinsons Foundation.

(Deseret News, 28 January 1997)


Walter David BURR

Walter David Burr Is Buried Monday

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the L.D.S. Church for Walter David Burr, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Morris Burr. The child was born October 15th and passed away Sunday morning, December 8th. He is survived by his parents, a brother, A... [illegible], grand-parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dave Burr of Marysvale and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Barney of Monroe, and great grand-parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Sorenson, of Elsinore.

(Piute County News, 13 December 1940)


four-year-old boy BUTTON 

A Tragic Occurrence. A Chid Burned to Death at Circleville.

Junction, Piute Co., Utah, March 10, 1885. Editor Deseret News: A fearful occurrence took place on the 4th inst. at about six miles south and west of this place, by which a little son of Jetson H. Button, nearly four years old, was burned to death. The circumstances, as related, were as follows:

The members of the family were all in the house when the little boy was seen on the bed examining his brother's coat, which hung against the wall, and it seems he took a match from the pocket and went out unnoticed. Going to the stackyard he set fire to some hay which was inside a building, composed of logs and lumber. He had crawled through an opening between the logs and got inside, and it is supposed that as soon as the fire began to burn, his place of entrance was blocked so that he could not get out. The notice of the family was first attracted by hearing him scream and on rushing out of the house they were horrified to find the barn and stable on fire and the chid inside. The wind was blowing at the time, causing the fire to make quick progress, and when the father succeeded in removing a board from the side of the building with the hope of making an entrance and rescuing the child, the flames puffed into his face and his efforts were in vain, and it seemed only the work of an instant until he saw the child raise its hands and fall on its face overpowered by the fire.

The nearest neighbors, who were some distance away, hastened to the scene, but all they could do for the child was to dash water on to the body and prevent its being burned to ashes, and it was not recovered until badly charred in places.

The loss of property to the family was heavy, but will hardly be noticed on account of the more deplorable circumstances connected with the sad affair. Mr. Button and family have the sympathy of the entire community in their heavy affliction.

Respectfully, John Morrill

(Deseret News, 17 March 1885)



Mrs. Mary Caffall, wife of Ephraim Caffall died at her home in Cannonville, Tuesday October 27, at 10 o'clock P.M. by the bursting of a blood vessel on the brain and also heart failure she was only ill five minutes. She is survived by her husband two sons and four daughters

Funeral services were held for Mrs. Caffall at the Tabernacle on Thursday October 29, at 3 o'clock P.M. Bishop Wm. J. Henderson presiding [Cannonville]. Prayer was offered by Elder Nephi Johnson. The speakers for the occasion were Bp. Wm. J. Henderson, Patriarch Seth Johnson of the Tropic Ward, and Bp. Wm. P. Willis of Henrieville, benediction by Elder Harry Quitter of Henrieville, appropriate music for the occasion was furnished by the choir under the direction of Prof. John Fletcher.

The grave was dedicated by Elder O.W. Clark Sr. Mrs. Caffall had practiced as mid-wife for twenty eight years bringing many souls into the world, there is not a home in Cannonville that she has not visited sometime in this capacity and some of four or five times besides many in Tropic, Henrieville and Pahreah. She has officiated at over three hundred and fifty cases, during the twenty seven years of practice she was a faithful latter-day-saint and died in full faith of the gospel. She was a daughter of Isaac H. and Sarah Losee, was born in Iowa May 30, 1849. Emigrated to Utah with her parents in the year 1852, and passed through all the trials of early days in Utah she was the mother of nine children three sons and six daughters, her youngest son and two daughters preceded her to the great beyond a large cortege of vehicles followed the remains to its last resting place in the Cannonville Cemetery.

(Panguitch Progress, 6 November 1914)



Last Friday, September 14, John W. Calaway passed to the great beyond, due to a paralytic stroke, turning to dropsy.

Mr. Calaway was born October 18, 18?6, at Charleston, S.C., and fought for four years in the Civil war, two years of which was spent in prison during which time his father and family all died of yellow fever. After the war he migrated West, coming to Marysvale, about 45 years ago, and was here baptized in the LDS Church.

Mr. Calway is survived by a wife and four children, twenty grand-children and six great-grand-children. Interment was at the Thompson cemetery.

(Piute Chieftain, 20 September 1917)



Last Friday, September 14, [Thomas E.] Calaway, passed to the great beyond, due to a paralytic stroke, turning to dropsy.

Mr. Calaway was born October 18, 1846, at Charleston, S.C., and fought for four years in the Civil war, two years of which waw spent in prison during which time his father and family all died of yellow fever. After the war he migrated West, coming to Marysvale, about 45 years ago, and here baptized in the LDS Church.

Mr. Calaway is survived by a wife and our children, twenty grand-children and six great-grand-children. Interment was at the Thompson cemetery.

(Piute Chieftain: 20 September 1917)


Benjamin CAMERON

Funeral Held in Panguitch for Former Educator

Funeral services for Benjamin Cameron, Jr., prominent church and civic worker who died at his home in Henderson, Nev. July 23 were held in Las Vegas, Nev. Saturday and Panguitch Sunday. Mr. Cameron, 75, died of carcinoma.

He was born in Panguitch March 18, 183 a son of Benjamin and Sarah Allen Cameron. In 1906 he married Mary Ella Beatty in the St. George LDS Temple. She died in 1917 during the nation-wide flu epidemic. In 1919 he married Effie Cannon in the St. George Temple.

Prominent in educational circles, Mr. Cameron was a teacher in Utah schools for over 20 years. He served as mayor of Panguitch for eight years, organized the Associated Civics Clubs of Southern Utah and was a charter member of the Panguitch Lions Club. Until 1942 he resided in southern Utah, moving to Nevada where he resided until his death. He was a high priest in the LDS church and first president of the Henderson Branch. Prior to his moving to Nevada he was a member of the Moapa and St. George Stake high councils. He served as bishop of the Circleville ward.

Mr. Cameron also served as personnel director of BMI during the war and was public administrator at Joliet, Ill.; San Diego, Calif., and Henderson. He also served as Garfield and Piute county attorney. At the time of his death he was manager of the Mountain View Gardens of Memory at Las Vegas.

He received his early education at Murdock Academy, Beaver; Brigham Young University and University of Utah.

Survivors include his widow and the following sons and daughters: Elwin, Donald, Henderson; Fred, Caliente, Nev.; John A., Magna; Archie, Springville; Mrs. LaReta Worthen, Mrs. Fay Ella Prince, Panguitch; Mrs. DeLoa Reed, No. Hollywood, Calif. and Mrs. Carma Sproul, Reseda, Calif.; 41 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday in the Las Vegas Third ward chapel with additional services in the Panguitch North ward Sunday. Burial was at the Panguitch cemetery. At the Panguitch services speakers included Bishop June Barron, James P. Cameron and J. Elliot Cameron. Music was furnished by the North ward choir, Talmage Christensen, Ileta Reid and Bell Cooper. Prayers were offered by J. Merle Prince and Kenneth Cameron with the grave dedicated by Allen Cameron.

(Richfield Reaper, 31 July 1958)

Utah Funeral Sunday for Mr. Cameron 

HENDERSON, NEV. &endash; Benjamin Cameron Jr., 73, Henderson, well-known Church and civic worker, died Wednesday at his residence of carcinoma. Funeral services ere conducted Saturday in Las Vegas, with a second service planned Sunday in Panguitch.

Mr. Cameron as born March 18, 1883, in Panguitch, Garfield County, a son of Benjamin and Sarah Allen Cameron. In 1919, he married Effie Cannon in St. George Temple, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Prominent in civic affairs, Mr. Cameron as mayor of Panguitch for eight years and as a teacher in southern Utah for 25 years. He organized the Associated Civic Club of Southern Utah and was a charter member of Panguitch Lions Club. He resided in southern Utah until 1942.

A high priest, he served as the first president of the Henderson Branch of the Church. Mr. Cameron also was a member of the high council of St. George and Moapa Stakes.

Mr. Cameron was manager of the Mountain View Gardens of Memory at Las Vegas.

Survivors include his widow; sons and daughters: Elwin, Donald, Henderson; Fred, Caliente, Nev.; John, Magna; Archie, Springville; Mrs. LaReta Worthen, Mrs. Fay Ella Prince, Panguitch; Mrs. DeLoa Reed, Los Angeles; Mrs. Carma Sproul, Raseda, Calif.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday in Las Vegas Third Ward chapel. Additional services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. in Panguitch North Ward. Friends may call at the home of Rulon Prince in Panguitch from 9 a.m. until time of service. Burial will be in Panguitch City Cemetery.

(Deseret News, 26 July 1958)



Mrs. Cameron "Flu" Victim

Mrs. Ella Cameron, wife of Bishop Benjamin Cameron, Jr., of Panguitch, after a week's illness from influenza-pneumonia, succumbed to the disease at her home last Saturday evening. When Mrs. Cameron was first stricken it was thought that the malady was in mild form and hopes was entertained for a speedy recovery. Her case developed rapidly however, and the best medical attention and care from loving and willing hands proved of no avail and she passed peacefully into the Great Beyond.

Mrs. Cameron was born at Toquerville about 38 years ago and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Batty. She was married to Benjamin Cameron, Jr., and unto them was born seven children, the youngest being about a year old. She was highly educated and was an ardent worker in the cause for church betterment and took an active part in Red Cross and other charitable organizations. Mrs. Cameron resided in Marysvale for some five years during the time her husband managed the mercantile store here and during that time she won the love and respect of all. After leaving Marysvale, Mr. and Mrs. Cameron went to Circleville and remained there until they took up their residence at Panguitch.

Besides the sorrowing husband and children, Mrs. Cameron leaves a host of relatives and friends who will grieve at her untimely calling.

(Piute Chieftain, 23 January 1919)



Long-Time Resident Is Buried Here Wednesday Afternoon

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon in the Marysvale LDS Ward chapel for Carl W. Carlson, 58-year-old Marysvale miner, who did at 9:00 a.m. Sunday, August 5, of a kidney and heart disease.

Bishop Fred A. Swalberg was in charge of the services.

The opening song, "The Lord is My Shepherd," was sung by the choir. M. Easton Frazier offered the invocation, after which the choir sang, "I Have Read of a Beautiful City" and "God's Other Room." A solo was sung by Byron Anderson and John E. Oscarson was the first speaker and Fred N. Swalberg the concluding speaker. Remarks and appreciation were extended by Bishop Swalberg.

The closing song, "Abide With Me", was rendered by the choir and the benediction was pronounced by Glen Prince. Dedication of the grave was by Edward C. Hansen. Burial was in the Marysvale cemetery.

Mr. Carlson, for 30 years a resident of Marysvale, was born in Sweden on January 27, 1887. He came to the United States more than 40 years ago and for the past 26 years has bee employed as a miner in Bullion canyon.

Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Roy Mix of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; his mother and brothers living in Sweden.

(Piute County News, 10 August 1945)



Henry Carpenter's Baby Dies at Antimony

Last Saturday the two year old baby of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Carpenter passed away at their home in Antimony when it choked with the croup. Apparently the baby was all right except for a slight cold and was playing on the floor when suddenly it choked up and within twenty minutes was a corpse.

Funeral services were held at Antimony on Tuesday and interment was in the Antimony cemetery.

Mr. and Mrs. Forrest King of Marysvale, and Mr. and Mrs. Anderson of Scipio attended the services.

The News joins the many friends of the family in offering sincerest sympathy.

(Piute County News, 30 January 1931)


Clara Amanda (LARSEN) CASTO

Clara A. Casto Services Held In Koosharem Chapel

KOOSHAREM &endash; Funeral services were held Wednesday in the Koosharem Ward chapel for Clara Amanda Casto, 71, who died at her home Saturday afternoon of natural causes.

She was born Jan. 31, 1889, in Koosharem, a daughter of John E. and Petrine Madsen Larsen. She was married to Frank Casto, June 9, 1914 in Richfield. They were later divorced. She attended schools in Koosharem, Ephraim and the University of Utah. She was an active LDS Church member.

Survivors include a son, James, Koosharem; sister, Annie Larsen, Koosharem.

Burial was in the Koosharem Cemetery under the direction of the Spring mortuary, Richfield.

(Richfield Reaper, 25 August 1960)


Ellis Fernando CHAMBERLAIN

Former Postmaster In Circleville Dies December 22 

Circleville--Funeral services for Ellis Fernando Chamberlain, 76, former postmaster of Circleville, were held in the Circleville Ward chapel Saturday at 1 p.m. Mr. Chamberlain died Dec. 22 in Salt Lake City of natural causes.

Bishop Arthur Gottfredson conducted the services. Prelude and postlude music was played by Sondra Horton. The prayer at the home was offered by Hugh Chamberlain. D.L. Fullmer offered the invocation and James L. Whittaker gave the benediction.

Music was from a quartet, composed of Harold Gottfredson, Dirk Blackwell, Bill Horton and Carling Allen. Bill Horton and Charlene Dalton sang a duet. Speakers were Nellie Fullmer and Bishop Gottfredson.

Burial was in the Circleville cemetery where the grave was dedicated by Israel Chamberlain. Arrangements were through the Neal S. Magleby Mortuary, Richfield.

Mr. Chamberlain was well known in athletic circles. While at Brigham Young University he was a star athlete. He coached at Murdock Academy in Beaver and was Circleville postmaster 23 years. While in Piute County, Mr. Chamberlain was potato inspector for the Department of Agriculture and was active in other civic and church affairs.

Survivors include his widow and the following sons and daughters: Wayne, Roe and Mrs. Merle Hooper, Salt Lake City; Mrs. Athanese Dalton, Circleville; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, Karl, Denver, Colo.; three sisters, Mrs. Isabelle Adams, Mrs. Mary Baker, Salt Lake City, and Mrs. Bertha Flygare, Lehi.

(Richfield Reaper, 1 January 1959)


James "Ed" CHAVIS

James (Ed) Chavis Services Held in Monroe Saturday

MONROE &endash; Funeral services for James (Ed) Chavis, 89, who died July 6 at the home of a son, Eldon in Monroe, were held Saturday in the Monroe South Ward chapel with Bishop Lee Goold conducting.

Mr. Chavis was born Sept. 22, 1870, in Park View, N. Mex., a son of Joe and Agnes Atenicio Chavis. He married Emily Chalk in Monroe in 1897. She died. He married Pearl Merchant Farr in July 1945. He was a rancher.

Survivors include his widow; sons, Eldon, Monroe; Milton, Ray, both Pleasant Grove; Max, Pueblo, Color.; 20 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren.

The family prayer at the mortuary was offered by Angus Newby. Prelude and postlude music was played by Joan Swain. Talks were by Elliot Larsen and Ferdinand Erickson. Music was by Mrs. Swain who sang a vocal solo and Foy Higgins who played guitar selections.

The opening prayer was by James Brown and the benediction was given by Nephi Nordgren.

Burial was in the Monroe Cemetery under the direction of the Springer Mortuary, Richfield, where John Magleby dedicated the grave.

Pallbearers included grandsons: Lawrence Wayne, Jim, Greg, Sisto, Larry and Bud Chavis. 

Relatives and friends from out of town who attended the services included Greg, Sisto and Mrs. Pearl Chavis, Hayden, Colo.; Mr. and Mrs. Glen Loveless, Payson; Mrs. Eva Slade, Salt Lake City; Mr. and Mrs. Chase Mathews, Las Vegas, Nev.; Mrs. Patsy Manwell Dudneck, Pocatello, Ida.; Mr. and Mrs. Milton Chavis and children, Carol and Ray and Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence W. Chavis, Pleasant Grove.

(Richfield Reaper, 14 July 1960)



Mrs. Anna H. Cherrington

Bountiful--Mrs. Anna H. Cherrington, wife of George W. Cherrington, died at the family home Friday afternoon after a long illness.

Mrs. Cherrington was born August 25, 1860, at Salt Lake, a daughter of Appleton M. and Elmeda Stringham Harmon.

She was married at Holden in 1883. They later lived at Lehi, Garfield and then came here in 1928.

Mrs. Cherrington is survived by her husband and 10 children--Mrs. Minnie DeWitt, Marysvale; Mrs. Sabra McLeod, Salt Lake; Phillip Cherrington, Los Angeles; Alfred R. Cherrington, Flagstaff, Ariz.; Jesse and Kenneth Cherrington and Mrs. Dell Miller, Panguitch; Mrs. Alonzo Sedwick, Mrs. L.A. Wood, and Daisy Cherrington, Bountiful; four brothers and sisters, H.T. Harmon, Manti; Hyrum Harmon, Highland; Mrs. Polly Giles, Lehi; Mrs. Julia H. Kesler, Bountiful; also 20 grandchildren and a number of great grandchildren.

(Piute County News, 6 February 1931)



MARYSVALE &endash; Alvin Christensen, 64, Marysvale, died June 3, 1978 in a Salt Lake City hospital.

He was born Nov. 23, 1913, Elsinore, to Charles William and Elizabeth Wilcock Christensen. He married Leola Higgins, Sept. 15, 1937, Richfield. He was a hard rock miner.

Past member of the Marysvale Lions Club and lived in Portland, Ore., until age 16, then moved to Marysvale.

Survivors: widow; sons, daughter, Alvin Vernon, Springville; Neil C., Richmond, Va.; Karl Douglas, Green River, Wyo.; Mrs. Vodell (Loela Collen) Peterson, Granger; Mrs. Ester C. Smoot, Marysvale; Mrs. Bertha Long, Orem; Mrs. Erma Harmon, Antioch, Calif.; 13 grandchildren, one great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Marysvale Ward chapel where friends may call one hour prior to services. Burial will be in the Marysvale Cemetery by Neal S. Magleby and Sons Mortuary, Richfield.

(Richfield Reaper, 8 June 1978)



Funeral Services Held Friday for Mabel Chynoweth 

Funeral services were held at Henrieville ward chapel Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock for Mable Chynoweth, who died at her home there December 1, of heart trouble.

Bishop Robt. Middleton conducted the services.

Choir sang, "How Gently God Commands."

Prayer was offered by John Mangum.

Song, by choir.

Speakers were Luther Moore of Junction, O. Wilford Clark and John H. Davis of Cannonville.

Duet, "I Know That My Redeemer Lives."

Closing song, by choir.

Benediction, by David Quilter Sr.

Interment was in the Henrieville cemetery.

Mable Chynoweth, daughter of Mable Oliver and Sampson Chynoweth, was born at Junction December 13, 1885. She with her parents moved to Pahreah when she was a small child, and from there they moved to Cannonville where her mother died. Later they settled in Henrieville where the deceased has resided since. When a small child she attended a Catholic school for a while at Salt Lake City.

She is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Sampson and Harvey Chynoweth and Mrs. Nellie Smith of Henrieville; Mrs. Edith Mangum of Cannonville; Mrs. Laura Robb of Van Horn, Texas; and William Chynoweth of Delta.

(Garfield County News, 28 December 1934)



Pioneer Dies at Richfield

Mrs. P.E. Allred received the sad intelligence last Monday morning, announcing that her father, J.E. Clark of Richfield, had died after an illness of two weeks. Mrs. Allred left at once for the home and will remain until after the funeral. Mr. Clark was stricken about two weeks ago with valvular apoplexy which was the direct cause of death.

The deceased was well known in Southern Utah, having resided here practically all of his life. He was born at Payson 54 years ago and during his life he has bee a leader in business circles. For several years past he has resided at Richfield, following various business pursuits.

He leaves a wife and five daughters, Mrs. P.E. Allred of this city, Mrs. Ron Seegmiller, Mrs. Lamar Anderson, Mrs. Jack Bloskey and Mrs. W.A. Shepard of Richfield, and five sons, Dr. E.L. Clark of Eureka, and Ray, Lamar, Harvey and Read Clark of Richfield.

Funeral services were held for Mr. Clark yesterday from the LDS church at Richfield. Obsequies were conducted by Bishop Seegmiller.

(Richfield Reaper, 20 February 1919)



Junction Girl Dies of Fall From Cliff Friday Night

A 12-year-old Junction girl died Friday at 9 p.m. in Sevier Valley Hospital, Richfield, some two and a half hours after she fell from a rugged covered ledge about a half mile west of Junction.

Dorene Cloward, daughter of Mrs. Bonnie Cloward, died of multiple fractures and internal injuries.

According to Circleville Marshal Bill Fullmer who led the investigation, the girl had been playing in the rocky area with her sister, Donna, 13 and a friend, Lydia Thompson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don Thompson, Junction, when she stopped and dropped down the front of the steep incline.

The girls ran to town for help. The girl was taken out of the area by stretcher and placed in the Piute County Civil Defense ambulance where she was rushed to Richfield. A physician met the ambulance and gave the victim preliminary attention enroute.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. in the Junction Ward chapel.

Burial was in the Junction Cemetery by Springer Mortuary, Richfield.

The victim was born Feb. 18, 1951 in Salt Lake City, a daughter of Sherrill Don and Bonnie Rae Welden Cloward. She was a student at Piute High School and was a member of the YWMIA in the LDS Church.

Her father died in 1962 in a logging accident.

Survivors include her mother, sisters, Donna Jean, Virginia Rae, Sheryl Daun and Vesta Ivine, all Junction; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Cloward, Glenwood; Warren Welden, Circleville; Mrs. Marvell Welden, Monmouth, Ore.; great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Petro, Salt Lake City.

(Richfield Reaper, 17 October 1963)


Cyrus C. COATES 

KINGSTON &endash; Cyrus C. Coates, 62, Kingston, died Sunday in a Panguitch hospital of natural causes.

He was born Nov. 17, 1906, Mt. Pleasant, to Wilford and Lillie Anderson Coates. He married Gail Brindley, Jan. 9, 1936, Salt Lake LDS Temple. He served as mayor of Kingston and on the town board. He was a member of the Piute County Selective service board.

Survivors: widow, son, daughter, Douglas C., Mrs. Jack (Betty Kae) Gleave, both Kingston; seven grandchildren; brothers, sister, LeRoy, Salt Lake City; Leo, Beaver; Gordon, Richfield; Mrs. Romain (Thurma) Jensen, Junction; stepson, stepdaughter, Guy Bitsilly, Jr., serving with the U.S. Marines; Mrs. Calvin (Louise) Benson, Peach Springs, Ariz.

Funeral services were held Wednesday in the Kingston Ward chapel with Bishop Alton Sudweeks, officiating.

LeRoy Coates gave the family prayer. Karen Coates played prelude and postlude music. Glade Jensen offered the invocation.

Speakers were Bishop Sudweeks and Ward Savage. Music included a vocal duet by Craig and Brad Millett; vocal number, nieces; violin solo, George Potter; vocal solo, Burns Black and vocal duet, Marion and LaRee Allen. Reuben Torgenson gave the benediction.

Burial was in the Kingston Cemetery by Neal S. Magleby and Sons Mortuary where Romain Jensen offered the graveside prayer. Pallbearers were Arby Gleave, Max Jensen, Stanton Gleave, Kerry Blood, Brent Coates, Randy Gleave, Kent Coates, Kendell Torgerson and Jeff Coates.

(Richfield Reaper, 1 May 1969)


Eldon LaVar COATES 

Eldon L. Coates, Kingston Mayor, Dies in Panguitch

Kingston -- Funeral services for Eldon LaVar Coates, 52, Kingston mayor, and prominent Piute County figure, who died Thursday evening in a Panguitch hospital following surgery were held Monday in the Kingston Ward chapel.

He was born Feb. 28, 1911, in Kingston, a son of Wilford Cyrus and Lillie Snow Anderson Coates. He married Ruth DeLapp, Dec. 16, 1946 in Delta. Mrs. Coates is home demonstration agent for Piute and Wayne Counties.

Mr. Coates were serving his third term as mayor of Kingston. In addition, he was secretary of the Kingston Irrigation Co. and a past president of the Piute County Farm Bureau.

A farmer and rancher, he was a member of the LDS Church.

Survivors are his widow, brothers, sister, Cyrus C., Kingston; John LeRoy, Gordon, both Salt Lake City; Leo, Beaver; Mrs. Romain Jensen, Junction.

Austin Anderson offered the family prayer prior to the services. Speakers were Bishop D. Waldo Potter, who conducted the services; Leo Jessen and Ward Savage. John DeLapp offered the invocation and Alton Sudweeks gave the benediction. Betty Kae Gleave played prelude and postlude music. Marion and LaRae Allen sang vocal duet. Burns Black sang a vocal solo and the Kingston choir sang one number.

Burial was in the Kingston Cemetery by Neal S. Magleby and Sons Mortuary, Richfield where Romain Jensen offered the graveside prayer. Pallbearers were Kent Coates, Max Jensen, Randy Coates, Douglas Coates, Juel Jensen and Glade Jensen.

(Richfield Reaper, 5 March 1964)



Auto Accident is Fatal to Two Kingston Women

Mrs. Lillie Anderson Coates, wife of Wilford Coates of Kingston, was instantly killed, and Mrs. Frank Chalk was so seriously hurt that her death is expected any time, in an automobile accident Wednesday night.

Mrs. Coates and daughter, Thurma, with Mrs. Chalk and her son, Ted, were the occupants of the automobile when the accident happened while coming down from the bench west of Kingston, near the Nephi Christensen home. The noise of the falling car, which had gotten out of control and rolled down the incline, over-turning three times, and screams of the driver and the women brought Mr. Christensen to the place of the accident. He assisted in taking the two women to his home, but Mrs. Coates was dead when the party reached the Christensen residence. The other occupants, Ted Chalk and Thurma Coates, were only slightly hurt.

Mrs. Coates is survived by her husband, five sons and one daughter.

(Richfield Reaper, 19 February 1931)


Michael Wessly COBURN

MARYSVALE&endash;Our beloved son, father, grandfather, and companion, Michael Wessly Coburn, 50,of Reno, Nevada, formerly of Marysvale, Utah, died November 14, 1994 in Reno, Nevada.

He was born Oct. 17, 1944 in Darlington, Idaho, to Joseph Leon and Marjorie DeWitt Coburn. He married Barbara J. Bird, Dec. 29, 1961; later divorced. He served in the Navy for 13 years, most of which was on the U.S.S. Oriskany. Later he was self-employed in the Richfield area, but most recently he resided in Reno, Nevada.

He is survived by long time companion, Valeen Farnsworth, Reno, Nevada; three sons and one daughter, David and Tina Coburn, Monroe, Utah; Greg and Laurie Coburn, Stockton, Utah; Cindy and Kenneth Avery, Monroe, Utah; Steen Robinson, Colorado Springs, Colorado; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; mother, Marjorie Coburn, Marysvale, Utah; two brothers, Max Coburn, Centerville, Alabama; Dee Coburn, Marysvale, Utah; four nephews and two nieces. Preceded in death by his father, Joseph Leon Coburn.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 19, 1994 at 1 p.m. in the Marysvale, LDS Ward Chapel in Marysvale. Friends may call the Neal S. Magleby & Sons Mortuary, Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday at the ward chapel in Marysvale, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Burial will be in the Marysvale Cemetery. Funeral directors, Neal S. Magleby & Sons Mortuary.

(Salt Lake Tribune, 18 November 1994)



In the death of Lemuel U. Colbath last Tuesday, one of the conspicuous figures in the western mining world was removed from this sphere of earthly activity. He was one of Utah's old citizens, honored and respected by his many friends. It is doubtful if throughout his long career anyone ever said an unkind word about him. He was richly endowed with those qualities which go to make up a good citizen. He was intensely devoted to his family and always charitable to those worthy of kindness.

"Lem" Colbath, as he was frequently called, was a native of New York. He migrated westward when but a mere youth having been attracted by the alluring stories of gold discoveries in California; when the mines of the Comstock lode began to astonish the world with their richness, he went there, and while the Goddess of Fortune was not as generous to him as to some others in those stirring times, yet he fared very well.

Mr. Colbath landed in Salt Lake City in 1872 and, becoming associated with Robert C. Chambers helped him develop and assisted in the conduct of the Ontario mine at Park City, which bears the distinction of having been one of the great silver producers of the world and which to this day is regarded as being a mine of immense value. He continued in the service of the Ontario as long as Mr. Chambers was alive and had something to do with its affairs until the control passed to the Bambergers a few years ago. He was thoroughly familiar with mining affairs in the intermountain states and notwithstanding the infirmities which age had brought upon him, remained active in his chosen work almost to the hour when the summons came.

Mr. Colbath's wife, whom he married in this City thirty-four years ago, died in the early nineties, but he is survived by three sons and two daughters to whom the sympathy of this community goes out in this hour of their bereavement. The funeral, which takes place Friday afternoon, will be in charge of Argenta Lodge No. 3 of Masons of which the deceased was a member.

(Deseret News, 28 May 1908)


Louise Ellen (NAY) COLLINGS

Piute Woman Dies at Local Hospital 

Mrs. Louise Ellen Collings, 44, of Circleville, wife of Fred J. Collings, died in the Richfield hospital Sunday, following an operation for gallstones.

Mrs. Collings had made her home in Circleville her entire life, and the body was taken there for funeral services and interment. She was a daughter of John T. and Mary Ann Thoms Nay.

Surviving are the husband, six sons and daughters, one grandchild, and eight brothers and sisters.

(Richfield Reaper, 6 December 1934)

Circleville Matron Dies Following Serious Operation 

Mrs. Louise Ellen Collings, 44, of Circleville, wife of Fred J. Collings, died in the Richfield hospital at 12:30 a.m. Sunday following an operation for gallstones.

She was born June 11, 1890 at Circleville, daughter of John T. and Mary Anne Thomas Nay. She married Fred J. Collings at Circleville on January 31, 1911.

Surviving are six sons and daughters, Edna Pearl, Fred L., Blanche Ruth and John T. Collings, Circleville; Mrs. Merrill Brinkerhoff of Junction; eight brothers and sisters, John William Albert and Arvill Nay, Mrs. Laura Bridges and Mrs. Allie LeFevre of Circleville; Frank Nay, Marysvale, and Mrs. Cecela Williams of Flanagan, Nevada, and one grandchild.

Funeral services were conducted in the Circleville chapel.

(Garfield County News, 7 December 1934)



Monroe--Eva Olive Moore Conder, 82, Monroe, died July 27 in a Richfield hospital of natural causes.

She was born Feb. 28, 1894, Brooklyn, to John A. and Ida Levi Moore. She was married to Joseph Conder, Nov. 29, 1911, Richfield. He died April 23, 1954. She was a member of the LDS Church and was a Relief Society visiting teacher an Primary teacher.

Survivors: son, daughters, Wade, Lewiston, Ida.; Mrs. N.J. (Fay) Detro, Flint, Michigan; Mrs. Warren (Ida) Frandson, Salt Lake City; Mrs. Jack (Joy) Ogden, Monroe; Mrs. Gabe (Hope) Ishley, Price; Mrs. Kal (Dean) Frederick, Covina, Calif.; Mrs. Reed (June) Gregerson, Mrs. Duane (Tex) Wilson, both Richfield; 28 grandchildren; 57 great-grandchildren; brothers, Glen, Richfield; Dell, Nampa, Ida.; sisters, Mrs. Vera Jolley, Mt. Pleasant; Mrs. Grace Ashcroft, Nampa, Ida.; Mrs. Georgia King, Caldwell, Ida.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Monroe First Ward chapel. Friends may call at the chapel one hour prior to service time. Burial will be in the Monroe City Cemetery by Neal S. Magleby and Sons Mortuary, Richfield.

(Richfield Reaper, 29 July 1976)


Daniel COOK

Funeral service were held in the Teasdale ward chapel Saturday afternoon for Daniel Cook, 73, who died of heart trouble Friday at his home in Teasdale. Interment was in the Torrey cemetery.

Mr. Cook is survived by his widow and the following children: Marion Cook of Caineville, Clarence, Lavar and Melvin Cook of Torrey, Leland Cook of White Pine, Idaho, Mrs. Nelda Lyman of Teasdale, Mrs. Wallis Blackburn of Loa, Mrs. James Ames of Duchesne, and Mrs. Edward Powell of Circleville.

(Richfield Reaper, 26 August 1937)


Frederick William COOK 

Fred Cook Died Wednesday Evening

Word was received here Wednesday evening of the death of Fred Cook at a hospital in Salt Lake City where he was taken about two weeks ago to receive medical treatment. His wife accompanied him to Salt Lake City and has been with him throughout his illness.

When word was received over the phone that he had passed away it came as a shock to relatives and friends here as his daughter had just received a letter stating that he was getting better and would be able to come home in about a week.

Mr. Cook was formerly connected with the Consolidated Wagon & Machine company and is well known in this section.

The deceased is survived by his widow and the following children: Mrs. Alice Zabriskie, Junction; Mrs. Myrtle Riley, Salt Lake City; Ivo D. Cook, McGill, Nevada, and Mrs. Vernessa Salisbury and Durwed Cook of our city.

No details have been received and funeral services are not yet arranged but a complete report will be given in our next issue.

(Richfield Reaper, 15 July 1926)

Frederick Wm. Cook Laid to Final Rest 

Funeral services for Frederick William Cook, who died Wednesday at the LDS hospital in Salt Lake City, were held in the First ward chapel Sunday afternoon, Bishop F.M. Ogden officiating. After the opening song by he choir, J. Milton Poulson offered the invocation. Musical numbers by the choir included "Rock of Ages," and "O My Father." A duet, "Unanswered Yet," was sung by Terrah Black and Alfred Ward, and "My Father Knows" by the choir with John W. Ward as soloist.

The speakers were Peter Nielson, Bishop Penny, formerly of Johns Valley, now of Joseph, and Joseph Oden, all of whom spoke with fervor of his honesty, integrity and friendliness. Mr. Nielson related the story of Job's trials, with reference to the resurrection. After the closing song, J.F. Ogden pronounced the benediction.

A profusion of beautiful floral offerings docked the bier and a long cortege followed the remains to the city cemetery where the grave was dedicated by Terrah Black.

Lyman Leavitt, Dee Black, Oneal Hansen, Deloy Ence, Earl Madsen and Muriel Ainsworth acted as pall bearers.

Frederick William Cook was born at Salt Lake City, April 17, 1864, a son of Frederick William and Mary Ann Cook. Mr. Cook spent much of his time in Southern Utah where for twenty-five years, while he lived in Circleville, Marysvale and Richfield he was employed by the Consolidated Wagon & Machine company. After the death of his first wife he was married to Mary Robinson at the Manti temple, May 1, 1895.

Surviving are his widow and the following children: Mrs. John Zabriskie, Junction; Ivo D. Cook, McGill, Nevada; Mrs. Bert Salisbury and Durwed Cook of Richfield and Mrs. Leo Riley of Salt Lake City, all of whom were here to attend the funeral.

(Richfield Reaper, 22 July 1926)


Clair Burdette CRANE

C.B. Crane, Piute Leader, Dead at 76

Circleville--Clair Burdette (C.B.) Crane, 76, Circleville, former Richfield Reaper correspondent for 25 years and prominent educator and church leader died March 6, 1982 in a Bennion care center.

He was born Jan. 7, 1906, Salina, to Elias William and Elizabeth Ann Stevens Crane, Jr. He married Marie Halterman, April 19, 1928, Salt Lake LDS Temple. She died April 30, 1979.

He served as bishop of the Circleville Ward for seven years; member of the Panguitch Stake High Priest Quorum and served as a Sunday School teacher and home teacher.

He taught school in Piute County for 43 years, and had been principal of Piute High School. He was also an art instructor, shop teacher, Future Farmers of America advisor and agriculture teacher.

He also taught chemistry, science, history and handwriting. He taught adult classes. He designed the "P" for Piute High School which was used by that school as its emblem and supervised the construction of an addition to the Circleville School. He was an oil painter.

He served as justice court judge in Piute County for 27 years.

Survivors: sons, daughter, David B., Fayetteville, N.C.; William M., Bellevue, Neb.; Richard H., West Valley City; Charles S., Tucson, Arizona; Mrs. Roger M. (Kathryn) Esplin, Flagstaff, Ariz.; 15 grandchildren two great-grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Hulda Thomas, Leeds; Mrs. Virginia C. Manson, Mesa, Arizona.

Funeral services will be Thursday at 12 noon in the Circleville Second Ward chapel. Friends may call at Neal S. Magleby and Sons Mortuary, Richfield, Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and at the Circleville Ward chapel Thursday after 10 a.m. Burial will be in the Circleville Cemetery.

(Richfield Reaper, 10 March 1982)



CIRCLEVILLE &endash; Marie Halterman Crane, 74, died April 30, 1979, at a Panguitch hospital.

She was born Nov. 1, 1904, Parowan, to Joseph M. and Mary Pendleton Halterman. She was married to Clair Burdette (C.B.) Crane April 19, 1928 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.

She was Piute County Public Health Nurse for 18 years and worked with Garfield County Health Department. She attended Parowan High School until the junior year when she was employed at Iron County Hospital as a nurse for one year. She graduated from Holy Cross School of Nursing in1927 and was active in the Utah State Nursing Association. In 1959 she attended and graduated from Piute High School in Junction. She was active in woman's clubs and civic affairs in the town and county.

She served with her husband as an LDS Temple worker and was active as Relief Society visiting teacher and counselor.

Survivors: husband, Circleville; four sons, one daughter: David B, Fayetteville, N.C.; William M., Bellevue, Neb.; Richard H., Hunter; Charles S., Tucson, Ariz.; Mrs. Roger M. (Kathryn) Esplin, Flagstaff, Ariz.; 15 grandchildren; stepmother, Mrs. Ida H. Smith, Parowan; brothers, sisters, Clifton Halterman, Mrs. Arlo (Georgia) Holyoak, Mrs. Jay (Maxine) Rogerson, all Parowan; Marion Halterman, Kearns; Mrs. Lester ( Alice) Gower, Cedar City.

Funeral services will be held Friday, May 4 at 1 p.m. in the Circleville Second LDS Ward Chapel. Friends may call at the Ward Chapel in Circleville on Friday after 11 a.m.

Burial will be in the Circleville Cemetery by Neal S. Magleby and Sons Mortuary, Richfield.

(Richfield Reaper, 3 May 1979)


Charles N. CROPPER

Hunter Killed, Pair Hurt As Jeep Rolls in Rugged Piute County Area

MARYSVALE &endash; A 62-year-old Salt Lake City deer hunter was killed and his two companions injured Sunday about 5 p.m. when the Jeep they were riding in left a trail and overturned 100 feet down a steep canyon in the Dry Creek area 12 miles west of Marysvale.

Killed instantly was Charles N. Cropper, 2774 Melbourne St. He apparently died as the vehicle rolled on him.

Injured were John Vokert, 31, 3932 South Fifth East, Murray, with a compound fracture of the right leg and lacerations, and Roger Harris, 30, 1473 South Third East. Harris suffered lacerations and possible broken shoulder.

The Utah Highway Patrol said Vokert and Harris remained at the site of the accident during the night. They told officers they fired several shots from their rifles, and shouted, in an attempt to attract attention.

The men were finally discovered shortly after dawn when they heard an approaching vehicle on the road above them, and fired their last bullet ahead of it.

The driver, Bill Patterson, Marysville, Calif., stopped his unit to investigate and discovered the pair. Word of the accident was immediately sent to Marysvale, where officers were notified and rescue units organized.

Highway Patrol Troopers Dean Pierson, Junction, and Ken Clements, Panguitch, along with Piute County Sheriff Alan Simkins, led the rescuers into the area. Two four-wheel drive units were dispatched to bring the men from the accident, which was on a trail off from the improved Forest Service road, to a waiting ambulance, sent from Richfield. The ambulance could get to only within a mile of the accident site because of the rugged terrain.

The injured were taken to Sevier Valley Church Hospital in Richfield for treatment.

Other officers assisting in the rescue were Piute County Deputy Sheriff Gordon Peterson, Marysvale; Bill Fullmer, Circleville City Marshal and Norman Bowden, Utah Department of Fish and Game, Circleville.

(Richfield Reaper, 26 October 1967)

MARYSVALE &endash; Graveside services for Charles N. Cropper, 62, who was killed in a Jeep accident Sunday night were held Wednesday in the Marysvale Cemetery.

He was born May 5, 1905, Marysvale, to Charles N. and Chloa Dennis Cropper. He was a railroad foreman for Denver and Rio Grande Railroad. He was a veteran of World War II.

Survivors include brother, Walter J., Salt Lake City.

(Richfield Reaper, 26 October 1967)


William L. CROPPER

Marysvale -- Funeral services for William E. Cropper, 56, who did Friday at his home in Salt Lake City following an illness, were held Monday in the Marysvale Ward chapel, with Bishop Walter Kennedy, conducting.

Speakers were Bishop Fred A. Swalberg, Bishop William L. Blackwell and Bishop Kennedy.

Dick Mortensen offered the family prayer. Helen Swalberg played prelude and postlude music. A choral group sang one number with other music including a vocal trio by Helen Swalberg. Madge Johnson and Rowena Anderson.

Marion Ackerman gave the invocation and Bishop Edward C. Hansen, the benediction.

Burial was in the Mountain View Cemetery, Marysvale, by Neal S Magleby and Sons Mortuary, Richfield, where Bishop Clarence Staheli gave the dedicatory prayer. Pallbearers were Robert Tyre, Norman Cropper, Bradley Mortensen, Craig Ward, Rodney Ward and Roger Young.

Mr. Cropper was born Oct. 15, 1909 in Circleville, to Charles and Chola Cropper. He married Vonda L. Shelton, July 8, 1933. He was a member of the LDS Church.

Survivors include his widow, daughters, Mrs. Robert (Janice) Peterson, Mrs. Roger (Lorraine) Harris, Mrs. Jerry (Helen) Davis, Dwain, all Salt Lake City; Charles L., Las Vegas; four grandchildren; brothers, Charles Walter, both Salt Lake City.

(Richfield Reaper, 24 February 1966)

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