Pioneer Histories

HVSUP Life Members

Over the years, the national office has given opportunity for local chapter members to become Life Members.  Our chapter has had a large number of its members choose to do that.  It required the payment of a larger sum of money to help the national office in its quest...

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History of LaVerkin, Utah

The History of LaVerkin Essay written by Victor Hall Writer’s Preface I attempted to interview a broad cross section of LaVerkin residents and ex-residents but important omissions have no doubt been made.  I can only hope that the accounts given are reasonably...

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The History of Electricity in LaVerkin – Hurricane

A Piece of History: Power to our communities: Washington County News files, provide information about the plant's birth.  The first item, dated February 16, 1928, relates that the Dixie Power Company was in the process of obtaining water rights from the LaVerkin Bench...

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The Hurricane Canal – a Brief History

The Hurricane Canal was built on the south side of the canyon of the Virgin River and parallels the LaVerkin Canal on the north side. Its construction was a remarkable achievement and a monument to the character and integrity of the men who built it. John M....

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The Big Ditch

Orville Sutherland Cox Here is the story of the Pig Plow as told by an old settler of Fairview, Pappas Brady. "When the ditch was first laid out that was afterwards called "City Ditch", every man and boy was called on to come and work on it every day till it would...

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Mary Ann Argyle Standifird

Mary Ann Argyle Standifird was my third great grandma. She was born in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England on February 16, 1846. Her parents joined the L.D.S. church when she was 5 years old. They really wanted to move to Salt Lake to be with other members of the...

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Ada May Watts Neeley

My great, great grandmother Ada May Watts Neeley. Her sixth child, Kenneth, was my great grandfather. I chose to write about Ada May because I liked reading about her experiences and how she overcame her trials. She was hard working, faithful, happy, and courageous....

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Philo Taylor Farnsworth

Philo T. Farnsworth was born on August 19, 1906 in Beaver, Utah.  He was named after his grandfather who  helped settle the town of Beaver. He was born to Lewis and Serena Bastian, a Mormon couple living in a log cabin and trying unsuccessfully to farm.  The family...

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JOSEPHINE ROBISON WALSH

JOSEPHINE ROBISON WALSH By Ace Robison a Nephew In a quiet family celebration last week my jaunty, bright, and vivacious Aunt Josephine celebrated her 96th birthday.  Aunt Josephine is one of the last of a generation born during World War I, the war that was to end...

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James Maurice Hinton

Life in Mexico We lived in Morelos during the Winter, and moved to the ranch in the Summer. Then I was about 10 years old and had to go to the ranch alone and run it. I had to stay there about two or three weeks at a time and never saw anyone but an occasional Mexican...

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William & Katherine Wolfe Isom

Isom’s of Mountain Dell William Isom’s father, Owen Isom, had joined the Church in 1849 in England and it was probably about this time that William Isom was baptized, since he was nine years old. While a young man. William was sent from Birmingham, England to...

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Owen & Elizabeth Howard Isom

Owen Isom Family Posted on March 14th, 2011 Isom Home in Mountain Dell Owen Isom was born on May 2, 1814 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. He was the son of William and Elizabeth Austin Isom. He married Elizabeth Howard on March 11, 1835. They had 9 children – 7...

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New Shoes-Joseph Stewart Allen

Posted on March 14th, 2011 BLESSINGS FOR THOSE WHO SERVE Joseph Stewart Allen was born June 25, 1806 at White Town, Oneida (Cold Rain) New York. As a man, he was small in stature – about 5′ 8″ of blonde complexion, curly hair and unusually small feet and wearing boys...

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Samuel and Nancy Alice Nutter Stanworth

Life Story of SAMUEL STANWORTH Taken from the Journal of DuRell G. Covington Dated Aug. 10, 1961 My Great Grandfather Samuel Stanworth has always been a legend in our family, and I remember when I was a youth, thinking how wonderful my mother’s Grandfather Stanworth...

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Peter Shirts Amazing Pioneer

Posted on May 23rd, 2011   Peter’s Story: Being raised in Ohio, he witnessed firsthand the persecutions of the newly organized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He and his wife Margaret disagreed with the mob’s treatment of the Saints, and began...

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Andrew Jackson Workman

I was called to enlist with 500 others in the United States Army, to go to California to fight the Spaniards and take the country. So we were mustered into the service, under the command of Col. Allen, July 16, 1846, and in a few days took up the line of march for...

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Delaun Mills Cox-Settling Long Valley

Settling Long Valley Posted on March 14th, 2011 Orville Southerland Cox and his wife Elvira Pemilia Mills came across the plains from Missouri to Utah in 1848 – 49 and were called to Sanpete from Salt Lake City to help settle the area. They moved there during the...

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William Tait

William Tait Posted on March 14th, 2011Born: November 3,1818 Ireland Age: 38 Rescue Party William Tait was baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1841. – In 1842, he sailed for India in her Majesty Queen Victoria’s...

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Solomon Angell

The Angell family came from England and settled in Rhode Island in 1631. On this Angell line there was a barber, Thomas Angell, who was one of five dissenters of Roger Williams, who founded in 1636 what was to become the capital of the smallest state in the Union of...

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Peder and Sidsel Pedersen

Posted on March 19th, 2011 PEDER OLSEN PEDERSEN (PETER OLSEN PETERSON IN AMERICA) (A biography) ————————————- Peder Olsen Pedersen was born on December 20, 1810 in Foolberg, Viborg, Sjaelland, Denmark: to Peder Olsen and Maren Olsen. Peder was trained in his youth as...

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Morris and Sarah E. Wilson Senior

Posted on March 16th, 2011 A BRIEF BIOGRAPHY OF SARAH ELIZABETH ISOM AND MORRIS WILSON —————————————————– Sarah Elizabeth Isom Wilson was born in Birmingham, England, June 14, 1854. She, with her parents, Owen Isom and Elizabeth Howard Isom were converted to the...

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William Henrie

Posted on April 22nd, 2011 William Henrie, 2nd child of Daniel and Sarah Henrie was born 11 September 1799, Virginia or Pennsylvania. He was baptized in the Mississippi River 17 July 1842. He died 18 December 1883 in Bountiful, Davis County, Utah and buried there 20...

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Rasmus Johnson

Posted on June 9th, 2011 My grandfather Rasmus Johnson was born in Falsted Denmark, September 19, 1813. His first wife died, and he married Anna Kistena Peterson in 1847. A daughter Kisty Johnson was born November 22, 1848 and another daughter Carn Mare Johhnson was...

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Hans Christian & Anna Pedersen Rigtrup Sr.

Posted on May 31st, 2011 Hans Christian Rigtrup Sr. was born on June 24, 1846, in Randers, Randers, Denmark to Peder Rigtrup and Johanne Elizabeth Kaarsgaard. His mother was his father Peder’s second wife. Peder was previously married to Karne Langballe. According to...

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Joseph Cherrington-A Life of Service

Joseph Cherrington ——————————————————————————————————— Joseph Cherrington, son of John Cherrington and Sarah Belcher, was born in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, February 11, 1853. He died March 2, 1917, in Springville, Utah. His parents accepted the gospel in...

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